Embark on an upscale catamaran or Yacht trip across Banderas Bay. Just as Puerto Vallarta idyllic weather welcomes visitors from around the world, the warm and waters of the Bay of Banderas are a favorite destination for humpback whales. The whales travel more than 3,000 miles from the north Pacific to the Bay of Banderas, then stay for a lengthy vacation, frolicking just off our shores and delighting spectators from December through March. You will also likely see dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays and a variety of seabirds.
Adult males humpbacks range from 40 to 52 feet and can weigh up to 45 tons. Despite their size, humpback whales are graceful acrobats. Keep your eye on the ocean and you might see one breach, propelling up to 40 percent of its body out of the water and landing on its side with a spectacular splash.