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BEACH, ISLANDS AND COASTAL EXPEDITION | LOOKING FOR WHALES AND DOLPHINS | PUERTO LOPEZ | PUERTO CAYO |MONTAÑITA |AYANGUE | AYAMPE

From USD 80

YOU IMAGINE!!! We go very close to the coast by boat, at low speed, looking for and discovering marine animals, between them whales and dolphins for hours. If you like nature, love the ocean, try to do something for a change, you want to help to know more about it.

Coastal Expeditions
 is a dedicated group of biologists who use boats to research whales and dolphins. Travel with researchers, 100 km during 4 to 6 hours of the Ecuadorian coast. Discover the coastal towns, islands, and islets through various protected areas, discover marine animals, and help us search for the threatened population of coastal bottlenose dolphins.

We only do this research, 5 days each month. Take advantage and book your best date.

This tour is for you...
 

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Researcher for one day 

Volunteer with whales for one week

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Coastal Tour in Isla Salango

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DURATION

4-6 HOURS, it would take more or less, because we don’t know about the behavior of the animals. We are in wild nature.


Meet with us at Palo Santo Travel Agency

08:00 Departure from the agency to the dock to board the boat. Meet your guide at Palo Santo Office. Our office is in the north Malecon (Malecon and Abdon Calderon), beside Cable Mega7, in front of the navy office.

08:20   Expedition begins. Navigate offshore in search of whales and dolphins and other marine life between Manabi and Santa Elena province.  

11:30  Box Lunch (Ceviche and soft drinks)

13:00   Return to Puerto  López


RECOMMENDED FOR :

Photographers, naturalists, teachers, nature lovers, adventurers, couples, and families who want to enjoy more time with whales.

Seasickness: If you had suffer from motion or sea sickness in the past, please take your precautions.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY:

We have three tour boats from 31 to 41 feet in length with two outboards engines,  GPS, radio, comfortable seats,  safe jackets, a 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, we travel every day with 16 passengers. Our main research boat seats up to 16 passengers each. 

 

FACILITIES:

To ensure maximum performance during observation and research, this tour is conducted on open fiberglass boats equipped with outboard engines and without extra facilities on board. Our boats carry a portable wc. There are restrooms at the marina (Puerto Lopez pier) and you will have a chance to use them before coming aboard.
 

SUPPORT US BY BUYING LOCAL PRODUCTS AND TAKE A BEAUTIFUL GIFT WITH YOU
Puerto Lopez has many artists, researchers, artisans, and entrepreneurs who sell their local products, you can see them and buy them here. Upon your arrival, we deliver them to you.

SOUVENIRS PUERTO LOPEZ

 

TOURS IN PUERTO LOPEZ | MACHALILLA:

WHALE RESEARCH IN ECUADOR

PUERTO LOPEZ | MACHALILLA NATIONAL PARK

PALO SANTO TRAVEL

HOTEL PUERTO LOPEZWHALE HOUSE HOTEL

WHAT´S INCLUDED?

Biologist and researcher, boat equipped with a security system, life jackets, snorkeling equipment, soft drink, ceviche.
4 to 6 hours of ocean safari along the Ecuadorian Coast
 

WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED?

special drinks, tips, other activities
 

WHAT TO BRING?

Camera, Hat, Light jacket, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Towel, Camera.
Cash to buy cool souvenirs in our Palo Santo Office (it´s hip to tip!) or you could buy in our online store.
Good attitude!
 

DID YOU KNOW:

  • Machalilla National Park is the most important breeding area for humpback whales in Latinoamerica. Humpback whales have only one calf every two years. This low reproductive rate makes the species very susceptible to human impacts like entanglement in fishing gear, marine traffic, and pollution.
  • Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting whales and other marine life through research, education, and conservation.
  • The PWF researchers have studied whales and dolphins throughout the Pacific for over 30 years and currently conduct projects in Hawaii, Australia, Chile, and Ecuador. You can join us on a research trip next to Isla de La Plata and learn more about bioacoustics, behavior, and photo identification of humpback whales.
  • Our boats provide a great platform to ensure more intimate encounters with marine life and awesome photography opportunities.
  • Small groups and personal attention by our highly qualified crew, allow for individual discussions about the lives of whales and the local environment as well as updated information about their study and conservation in Ecuador.
  • Proceeds from this tour support local marine life research and conservation programs.
FREQUENT QUESTIONS:
  • How much do children pay? Only children under 2 years old are free. In the National Park, there is a daily income quota and a child is considered the same as an adult. For a discount, the number of people could be considered.
  • Where do they come from? Puerto Lopez, Manabi
  • Do you operate throughout the year? We operate every day, including holidays.
  • How can we book the service? On our page, PayPal, or you can write to us by WhatsApp, we answer right away at +593995464860
  • Do you have discounts for groups (families) with more than 10 people? Yes, although not mixed with other discounts or promotions.
  • If we are in Manta, Guayaquil, Montañita, etc., do you help us with transfers, hotels, tours, and excursions? That's exactly our job
  • Are marine tours safe? We have large boats, ecological outboard motors, trained personnel. Dolphin tours and coastal expeditions, travel at low speed near the coast.

Route

  1. Salango
  2. Ayampe
  3. Olon
  4. Montanita
  5. Ayangue