Join our nature and wildlife adventures for a new way to experience Mazatlan and the Mexican Pacific Riviera!

Whether it´s watching the amazing humpback whales, swimming with dolphins in the wild, kayaking among mangroves, helping baby sea turtles get to sea for the first time, or discovering ancient petroglyphs while hiking on a natural protected area, our adventures will fill you up with life changing experiences, long lasting memories and the satisfaction of giving back while taking part on genuine research and conservation initiatives throughout this important ecoregion.

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WHY EXPLORING WITH ONCA?

Our adventures will take you to the heart of the Mexican Pacific Riviera, an exotic land of tropical lush vegetation, rivers, wetlands, islands, wonderful beaches, esplendorous mountains, and the bluest ocean you´ve ever seen!

Our expeditions combine wildlife research, education and community development with sustainable tourism activities, promoting awareness about the value and threats to biodiversity, and generating direct benefits for the conservation and management of wildlife species and its hábitat.

WHY IS ONCA DIFFERENT?

Apart from being a tourist operator, our company supports important research and conservation initiatives throughout the region like the monitoring of marine megafauna populations (e.g. humpback whales, dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, sea birds and sharks), marine mammal stranding attention and great whale entanglement rescue, environmental awereness campaigns and education for conservation workshops at local schools and rural communities.

We also work tightly with the people and communities that own access to significant natural areas, helping them build and strength their capacities for the development and implementation of sustainable tourism products from which they can get direct benefits as an alternative to traditional economic activities (e.g. artisanal fisheries, agriculture, acuaculture, logging, etc.), improving their livelihoods and protecting their resources while inspiring a genuine sense of ownership for their natural heritage.

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