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La Orca de Sayulita is Sayulita's first pure whale watching and research company. We are a small group of biologists who offer a non-invasive, environmentally-conscious option for whale watching in Sayulita. We use a hydrophone to gift you the amazing experience of listening to the whales communicate. Our boat seats up to 8 guests.
A private tour is $10,000 pesos/ $500USD, an individual tour is $1,600pesos/ 85USD.
If you are traveling alone or in a group, we welcome to you come and learn more about the whales and dolphins of the region. We are the first in the area to conduct whale research and we invite you to be a part of the learning experience. We aim to improve cetacean knowledge in the pacific region to help to better protect and conserve the whales and dolphins. We watch the whales away from all the tourist masses in the Bay of Banderas and leave directly from Sayulita Beach.
All guides are passionate biologists engaged in whale research with incredible knowledge of the local whale life. We use our whale watch trips as a platform to conduct research while using profits to support our independent studies. We have been working with whales in Nayarit for 15 years and know individual whales by name and much of their life history! Additionally we have worked in El Salvador.
Sayulita Whale Watch Trips (3 hours) ($85 USD/$1600 Pesos per person)
Sayulita Private Whale Watching Trips (3 hours) ($500 USD/$10,000 Pesos for the whole boat)
Chacala Private Whale Watching Trips (5 hours) ($600 USD / $12,000 Pesos)
Two Day Whale Research Trips to Isla Isabel National Park $500 USD / $10,000 Pesos per person
The whale watching industry in the area is based around humpback whales migrating to the region each winter. However, we may also see Bryde's Whales, Gray Whales, false killer whales, orca killer whales, bottlenose dolphins, pantropical spotted dolphins and rough toothed dolphins. Of course being out on the ocean... anything is possible!
The word "ORCA" in our name "La Orca de Sayulita" is an acronym originating from the following Spanish words. Oberva (observe), Respeta (respect), Conserva (conserve), Ayuda (help).
We hope to inspire a passion within you, so that you leave as a life-long ambassadors for humpback whales and other whale species!