Departure: Every day in whale season (from mid June to mid October) During whale season, which starts in June and ends in September, you can spot humpback whales on your way to island on this 3 hour whale watching tour. These big mammals are found in Ecuadorian waters during their migration. From Antartica to the coast of the National Park Machalilla they travel more than 7000 km. The young males are the first ones to arrive, followed by the more adult females and males, in July arrive the females ready to reproduce. They carry their babies for 11 months, therefore they say “Las ballenas se hace y nacen en Manabí” (the whales are conceived and born in Manabí). Besides whales it is also possible to observe different species of dolphins. Active 20% Culture 10% Nature 100% Relax 70% ItineraryIncludedWhat to bringPriceFrom the dock in Puerto Lopez you will leave for your whale watching experience. Your guide and captain have a great eye for spotting whales and know from experience where is it most likely to observe them. They will try to get as close to them as possible, without disturbing them with your presence. You will also be given some time to explore the underwater world in an area where you can snorkel, to observe tropical fish and hopefully encounter some sea turtles. Afterwards the boat will take you back to Puerto Lopez. As this is a half day excursion, you can choose to go on the morning or afternoon tour. Included: Bilingual guide Transport by sea Snorkeling equipment (tube and mask) Life jacket Permit Machalilla National Park Not included: Tips Personal expenses For this tour we recommend to bring the following: Sunscreen & sunglasses Cap or lightweight scarf Bathing suit & towel Camera Water & snacks Shared tour USD $30 p.p.