This is the Puerto Vallarta Whale watching tours review for January 2016 with Whale Watch Vallarta. It has been a spectacular month with lots of amazing sightings. Thanks to all of our Guests who joined our Puerto Vallarta Whale watching tours this January, 2016. From all of us here at Whale Watch Vallarta we appreciate you choosing our little dedicated Whale Watching Company to responsibly encounter the amazing Whales and Marine Wildlife here in Puerto Vallarta. Thanks as well to all of our Guests who shared their experience on our Puerto Vallarta Whale watching tours on Trip Advisor – we really appreciate the time and effort!
As you may already know, the 2016 Puerto Vallarta Whale watching season is being affected by the strongest El Nino affect in over 20 years. While there is still very little known about the extent of the El Nino affect on the Whales, even checking scientific reviews for many years before this, the warmer surface sea waters are expected to continue to have an impact on the sightings of Humpback Whales this season.
So far over 96% of our tours for the 2016 Puerto Vallarta Whale watching season have seen Whales, but the number of Humpback Whales in the bay is less than we have encountered in previous seasons. So while the percentage of encounters is still high, the sheer number of Whales and therefore the activity level has been affecting the types of encounters on our tours.
Basically, the more Humpback Whales in the bay of Puerto Vallarta, the greater the dynamic of males competing for females, the more activity witnessed, the more exciting the Whale watching tours. That being said, our staff of Biologists and Oceanographers are passionate Whale Enthusiasts and just about every moment of every encounter is an amazing experience.
This is the sightings record for the month of January. As you can see, our tours encountered an amazing 6 species of Cetaceans during the month of January!
- Humpback Whales – 96%
- Pantropical Spotted Dolphins – 38%
- Bottlenose Dolphins – 29%
- Rough-Toothed Dolphins – 14%
- Orcas/Killer Whales – 7%
- False Killer Whales – 7%
- Olive Ridley Sea Turtles – 28%
- Leatherback Sea Turtles – 7%
- Giant Manta Rays – 7%
So what will the month of February bring for Whale sightings here in Puerto Vallarta? One thing is for sure – we will find out! As we continue to collect sightings data over this Puerto Vallarta Whale watching season we will be better able to predict future seasons also affected by El Nino.
To review this January, 2016, Whale watching tours in Puerto Vallarta we have been blessed with a high number of species of Cetaceans (Whales and Dolphins) while the overall number of Humpback Whales has been low. No review could be complete without expressing our thanks to all of our Whale watching tour Guests and welcoming our future Whale watching enthusiasts to our small group Puerto Vallarta Whale watching tours!Share