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Dolphin Watching Tour

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From USD 65.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Heighten your chances of spotting wild dolphins on a boat cruise from Puerto Escondido, the ideal choice for travelers interested in nature and wildlife. With the help of your guide’s local knowledge, you’ll sail the Pacific Ocean in search of five dolphin species and get unobstructed views of secluded beaches from the water. Plus, convenient hotel pickup is included.
  • Increase your chances of spotting native wildlife with a guide
  • Benefit from local knowledge and learn about the different species of dolphin that inhabit the waters
  • An ideal choice for nature lovers and travelers interested in wildlife
  • Convenient hotel pickup is included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Boat with shade
  • Life vest
  • If you are at a 15 minute range cost will be $15 USD ROUND TRIP TRANSPORTATION
  • If you are 30 minutes away extra cost of $40 USD will be charged for Round Trip transportation.

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

07:00 am

Pickup details

We include pick up location anywhere in Puerto Escondido as long you are in a 3.5 km range. If you are further extra cost will be added for pick up.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Infant seats only available on request
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Reallu enjoyable
Eloise_P, Nov 2022
We saw dolphins - that swam along side the boat, turtles, mahi mahi fish and even a whale! Was really special. The only thing is that I do feel bad that there are so many boats out there at once (different companies) looking for sea life.
Trip was amazing seeing...
Jonathan_M, July 2022
Trip was amazing seeing dolphins and sea turtles! It was over priced though for the quality of the trip; the guide on the boat barely said anything and didn’t give any information about the animals or scenery.
Such a great way to start the day.
sondra_h, Apr 2022
We saw whales, sea turtles and a pod of thousands of spinner dolphins! So much fun. Even jumped in the water with them.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Incredible what can be found in Puerto Escondido’s waters! So happy to know you enjoyed it :)
Not quite as sold. Was...
Gordon_R, Mar 2022
Not quite as sold. Was supposed to be in English. Was not. Fortunately other travellers interpreted. Was suppose to be VIP while boat. Was not. A good trip none the less.
Amazing experience
hayley_j, Feb 2022
Amazing experience. We saw loads of dolphins, turtles, humpback whales and even Killer whales! Our captain Edgar was great!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Awesome Haley! So glad you had an amazing time, thank you :)
It was just wow. Saw many...
Mareen_B, Feb 2022
It was just wow. Saw many whales and dolphins sea turtles as well.. Amazing experience. I would do it again and recommend
Response from Host, Mar 2022
That’s what Puerto Escondido is all about, amazing experiences! Thank you for choosing us!
Swim with dolphins
Nicholas_F, Jan 2022
Carlos is a super captain! We saw whales, turtles and hundreds of dolphins. We were actually allowed to go into the water with them. Loved it!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
That is awesome to hear! We are super happy that you had a great time! We look forwards to having you again!
Amazing sunrise dolphin excursion
Elizabeth_K, Nov 2021
Incredible experience!! Saw hundreds of dolphins, some manatees, and two sea turtles. Captain Israel was reliable and funny. Highly recommend this excursion!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Amazing to hear that! We love taking care of our oceans and the wildlife it offers to us. Hope to see you back in puerto!
One of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen
JelleSjoerd_v, July 2021
One of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen! Our Captain was very knowledgeable & respectful about the ocean. Also got the opportunity to swim & snorkel in the sea and a interesting way to meet other travelers.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you Jelle for appreciating our effort, we try our best to transmit our knowledge and inform our clients about these topics. We are committed with you guys, big hug!
Can't find you ...
Rick_W, Mar 2020
Didn't have Trip ... Went to Puerto Escondido at agreed time but could not find designated beach ... No signage and locals we talked with didn't know of beach ... Are we talking about the same Puerto Escondido (south of Loreto Bay)? ... So, we missed a gorgeous day and we're out of pocket a fair bit of money
Response from Host, Sept 2020
Hello Rick. I am so sorry for replying so late, I didn't see this review. I deeply apologyze and I don't have any feedback on what happened because we don't know any Loreto Bay. Anyways, thank you for letting us know we will be much more attentive. Thank you for your feedback and if you are ever around Puerto Escondido we would like to make up this experience. Have a great day.
Seeing the Dolphins under water and a mother and baby whale swimming
naomi_g, Mar 2020
I had the best time with Eco adventures I went with Carlos on his tequilla boat! We saw so many dolphins and turtles!! Carlos was great when I felt a bit sea sick and he assured me that getting into the water would make me feel better (which it strangely did) we also snorkeled and saw and heard the dolphins under water. After the tour was done he called us back as his colleague had just spotted the whales and so off we went again, and yes we saw them a mother and baby whale swimming together ahhhh it was increcible. The next time I am in Puerto escondido will do this tour again and I honestly couldn't recommend this tour any more than I already have. Do it you won't regret it one bit. Thanks again Carlos!
Response from Host, Sept 2020
Hello Naomi! This is really awesome to read! Thank you for booking with us! And sorry for this late reply, but it's an honest reply. We are very happy that you had a great time with us! And yes Carlos is deffinitely one of our best guides/captains in Puerto Escondido! Have a blessed day!
Mind blowing experience
Frederick_A, Mar 2019
The company was very caring of the arrangements, and very flexible. They called us one day before to confirm the pick-up time and location. Since we were staying a bit further from Puerto Escondido they offered picking us all they way to our accommodation for a very reasonable price. The trip was excellent. We saw three types of dolphins, turtles, and whales! We snorkeled with the dolphins, sardines, and small harmless jelly fish. The boat ride was smooth and safe. They provide Life vest if you need. We were also surprised that the trip lasted more than 3 hours. They really wanted us to have a great time and not just hurry thru the program. Finally, the price of 40 USD is very good compared to some of the prices people offer at the beach, which can go up to 100 USD. Highly recommended. Miguel, Joel, and Jasiel are great people.
Wir hatten das Glück Wale...
EvaMaria_H, Sept 2022
Wir hatten das Glück Wale und Delphine sehen zu können und der Ausflug war super und alle waren sehr nett - der einzige Kritikpunkt ist, dass wir erfahren haben, dass manche weniger als die Hälfte zahlten wie wir und es dauerte insgesamt mit Shuttle ca 2,5 Stunden.
Increíble experiencia
Gracias por todas las atenciones, fue un tour increíble y manejan una formalidad que yo no conocía, siempre con una sonrisa en el rostro y toda la disposición por cumplir cualquier petición, muchas gracias