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Ensenada Blowhole Walking Tour Excursion Reviews

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Enjoy a day trip in Ensenada to see this natural blowhole by the sea, which shoots water into the air, similar to a geyser.

santi985

1 review

Nice trip. Lots of shopping


Provider: Independent Operator

brad4him

1 review

Do the Misión Tourism one (or some name like that). They have smaller buses - they'll tell you about it when they shuttle you in. It's a fantastic drive, the shops are fun, the tour guide was fantastic, the blow hole was cool, and it was only $15. Book off the ship for sure! You save over 50% doing it this way! Get a fresh churro and a few fish tacos before you head back to the ship - so yummy.


Provider: Independent Operator

RovinBee

4 reviews

Our family of 6 took a comfortable bus tour to La Bufadora. Our tour guide Melanie was excellent, informative and attentive which we all appreciated very much. The blowhole has a small lane of stalls selling a wide range of things, that is very accurate and we could've skipped all other shopping stops in order to get everything at La Bufadora and at better prices too.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Bofeb14

1 review

Booking the Blowhole excursion thru the ship $32.99. Booked in town $15.00. Same exact trip. Would do it the same way again.

Provider: Independent Operator

LBfun

1 review

we did find the shopping good, but as far as the blow hole goes... just buy the post card.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

jenniferkatie

2 reviews

It was an ok tour...the blow hole was not blowing much and the vendors lining the walkway down to the site were really annoying and pestering...the tour guide was nice and helpful...but being the tour started at 3 it was dark by 5 and by then i was ready to go back to the ship but the tour had till 7 and we had to go to the convention center still which was ok, but i really was ready to be done by then...and to go home!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

EboMike

1 review

The biggest advice for Ensenada is not to take the Bufadora or horseback excursions offered by the cruise line. You can book the same ones on-site for much cheaper - get a shuttle to downtown ($3 for a return ticket for adults), and they'll drop you off at a ticket counter where you can get the excursion for half of what Carnival wants (plus - they're much more lenient about not paying for kids). We paid $15 for a trip to the blowhole for each person 5 and up - Carnival wants $28 (for kids 4 and up). Also important - be sure to bring cash to Mexico. We chose the blowhole because it seemed like the least crappy activity offered - keep in mind that Ensenada is not a particularly exciting location, its prime interest for cruise lines is its proximity to the ports in Southern California, so I lowered my expectations to a minimum. With that, it was surprisingly good - we hit the blowhole at a very good tide, so the water shot up in the air very high; it was off-season, so it was not packed, and the peddlers were most certainly not aggressive, even though virtually every review claimed that. I guess people are a bit sheltered. To get to the blowhole, you have to walk through a large flea market, and every thirty seconds, someone will try to sell you something, like pharmaceuticals and knock-off watches and handbags (one of them offered to "rip you off for less!"). But they're not in your face, and if you say "no thanks" once, they'll get you go.

Provider: Independent Operator

azladyhawk

1 review

Very scenic and intersting. The guide was very informed and spoke very good English, there was no language problems. We enjoyed the cooler weather near the spray, you want to stay away from the vendors or be a good bargainer!

Provider: Independent Operator

hounddogz

2 reviews

second time doing this tour. Intersting drive and narration. The blow hole is cool and the market is awesome! Keep an open mind!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

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