The Humpback Whale Protection Program Continues in Puerto Vallarta

The Humpback Whale Protection Program Continues in Puerto Vallarta

Karla Trujillo
December 10 2014

One of the attractions during the winter season in Puerto Vallarta is whale watching, where locals and tourists can enjoy special tours to observe these huge cetaceans in the wild, undoubtedly a great spectacle of nature that leaves beautiful memories for everyone who participates in this activity.

As part of the actions of Ecotourism Promotion and Sustainable Development in Banderas Bay, the ECOBAC Association (Ecology and Conservation of Whales, AC) again this year continues with the program of prevention, information, surveillance and monitoring of the humpback whale.

This program includes a tour of the bay in order to disseminate the Mexican standard that establishes guidelines and specifications for the development of whale watching activities and the conservation of their habitat. Passengers of tourist and private boats are encouraged to avoid harassing the whales and developing good navigation practices this season.

On the tours, flyers are distributed on the vessels with this information, and people are told of the presence of the offspring which are more vulnerable to being harassed by vessels.

Watching calendar during the winter season 2014-2015 :

December 20, 21, 26, 28 and 31, 2014
January 2, 3, 5, 10, 18 and 31, 2015
February 1, 7, 14, 22 and 28, 2015
March 7, 14, 22 and 18, 2015
April 4, 2015

If you participate in whale watching in Puerto Vallarta, consider these three basic rules:

1. Cause minimal impact on the whales.
2. Be patient.
3. Go whale watching only on vessels or with companies with pertinent authorization.

We can all contribute to the care of whales so they will continue returning to Banderas Bay.

Learn more about the ECOBAC activities in favor of the protection and conservation of whales in Banderas Bay

Traducción por Rebecca Arellanes.