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20 Dec 2015

Those who have always wanted to experience the glorious presence of whales in their natural habitat should make their plans now to visit the gorgeous tropical paradise of Punta Mita, Mexico. From now through late March or early April, great pods of massive humpback whales may be spotted in the waters around Punta Mita. You may also see gray whales and the popular orca whale in the area.

Viewing Whales in Punta Mita

You may have heard stories of people in the states who have spent 12 hours on a freezing boat hoping to see a glimpse of a whale tail, but this is not the experience that you'll get in Punta Mita. These waters become a whale's paradise during the winter months, and you're sure to see whales if you visit during this time. You won't have to worry about freezing during your viewing either because Punta Mita winters offer excellent weather conditions. If you like, you may choose to stand on any of Punta Mita's beaches, and you'll be able to see whales in the water. Banderas Bay is a natural magnet for mother whales to frolic with their babies, and you may get a chance to see the mother whales teaching their young how to descend quickly to the bottom to avoid danger. Banderas Bay is so popular with whales that it was actually called Humpback Bay back in the colonial days.

Professional Whale-Watching Tours

Those who would like to take a whale-watching tour will also be able to see larger groups of whales a bit further out. In more open water, you'll find a great many young males making huge leaps out of the water in an effort to impress the ladies. The sound they make when their bodies hit the water is apparently attractive to female whales, so you can expect to see a lot of showing-off behavior.

Whale Breaching Backwards

You'll find several experienced tour captains with crews who have proven their ability to track the whales without disturbing their daily life patterns. These tour boats have been granted whale-watching permits by The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, and you are guaranteed a wonderful whale-watching experience. You can expect your captain to be able to spot the movement of whales beneath the surface from hundreds of yards away and quickly get you to where the action is.

Punta Mita Adventures

This great company utilizes a light-aircraft spotter plane to track the whales so that your captain always knows the exact spot to take you for the very best views. You'll go where the whales lead you, and marine-mammal behavior experts will teach you everything that you could ever want to know about the humpback whale during your tour. Visit Punta Mita Adventures to learn more. 

Humpback Whale Bubble Feeding

Punta Mita Expeditions

Plan to enjoy a day of watching whales that includes great facts and information from experienced, local naturalist guides, excellent photos of your adventure, delicious snacks and drinks and a special hydrophone system on board so that you can clearly hear the whales sing and communicate with one another. You'll get all of this and more when you book your whale-watching tour with Punta Mita Expeditions.

Don't Miss the Whales This Season: Book Your Reservations Today

Here at Exceptional Stays, we adore our whales and can't wait to share them with you. Contact us and lock in your reservations with us today for your preferred luxury villa, and your personal concierge service will be more than happy to see to the arrangements for a spectacular whale-watching adventure. Visit Punta Mita this winter, and you're sure to make some beautiful vacation memories that will last forever.