"Ecuador is one of the most amazing and impressive for whale watching destinations in the world" Gregory Kaufman, - President and Founder of Pacific Whale Foundation.
From June until October humpback whales migrate more than 7,000 km from Antarctica to the shores of Machalilla National Park in Ecuador. Humpback whales could reach 15 meters long and weigh up to 30 tons. It is the world's fifth largest animal.
During the tour, we will have the opportunity to find whale´s active groups where many males fall in love with its female. We can enjoy the behavior of mother with its calf (it reaches 4 meters long). Or just, we could see many whales traveling close to us. We are in a nursery and mating area for humpback whales.
This is the unique real opportunity to have direct contact with nature and enjoy the humpback whales in their natural environment. At the end of whale watching we will go to the Salango Island or other islands and we have the chance to swimming or use snorkel for enjoy the reef corals and other marine animals. ¡Enjoy the adventure¡
It takes 2-3 hours from the moment we depart until the moment we come back to shore, depending on how much time we take in sighting a group of whales. We are in the wild nature.
10:00H - 10:30H Departure, meet in Palo Santo Travel or Puerto Lopez peer.
Snorkel in Salango Island or other
TIME FOR LUNCH IN PUERTO LOPEZ (not included)
Families, single, couple of all age with love for the nature, adventure and the life.
TRANSFER MANTA - PUERTO LOPEZ IS AROUND 1,5 H
We use Sedan, Pick up and MiniVan
IS IT SAFE?
Yes, it is safe. Our boat is also equipped with life-jackets for every single person on board, and all our crew members have been trained and certified to assure your safety and the safety of the animals. Also, Isla Salango are so close to Puerto López.
We have three tour boats from 31 to 41 feet in length with two outboards engines, GPS, radio, confortable seats, safe jackets, bathroom and everything necessary for you to be comfortable on the trip. Although, the boats have a capacity of 30 passengers, in obedience to the regulations of Machalilla National Park, for this tour, we travel every day with 22 passengers. Our main boat seats up to 22 passengers each one.
School groups: Please ask us about our special rates for school groups.
WHAT TO BRING?
Bring comfortable beach clothes, Windbreaker jacket, sunscreen, swimsuit.
1 hour of whale-watching - 30 minutes of snorkeling (we provide you with full snorkel gear: mask, fins and snorkel) where you will observe a rich variety of colorful fish and coral reefs that are unique to these coasts - A little snack (usually banana cake + fruit + soda) - 5-10 minutes of birds sightings (blue-footed birds, pelicans and fragatas) at Punta Piqueros on our way back to Puerto Lopez.
Native Guide (Spanish), boat equipped with a security system, life jackets, snorkeling equipment, snack, whale watching, bird watching and reef coral and tropical fish.
WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED?
Special drinks, tips. English guide.