Banderas Bay, Mexico
Whale Watching season in Banderas Bay and the Pacific Ocean near
Puerto Vallarta officially begins December 8th and runs through the
winter until March 23rd.
Large cetaceans, such as Humpback and Gray Whales, annually migrate over great distances from the cold waters in the Northern Pacific and the Bering Sea. Pods of these gargantuan creatures travel approximately six thousand miles to the temperate waters near Puerto Vallarta. These marine mammals head south to the warm waters off the Mexican coast in order to breed as well as give birth and nurse. Humpback Whales, the most predominant whale species in the waters near Puerto Vallarta, prefer to give birth to their calves in protected waters of Banderas Bay.