Ensenada Blowhole Walking Tour Excursion Reviews

Enjoy a day trip in Ensenada to see this natural blowhole by the sea, which shoots water into the air, similar to a geyser.
The tour guide Anna Banana was great fun ,big bus tour very tourist trappy market above the blow ...
Sail Date: April 2019
The tour guide Anna Banana was great fun ,big bus tour very tourist trappy market above the blow hole , the coastline and buffadora are well worth the visit. We listened to the guide and avoided the food got some souvenirs then back to ... Read More
The tour guide Anna Banana was great fun ,big bus tour very tourist trappy market above the blow hole , the coastline and buffadora are well worth the visit. We listened to the guide and avoided the food got some souvenirs then back to town for margaritas delicious Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very well run and economical.
Sail Date: March 2019
Very well run and economical. The guide was excellent. The sites were very touristy, but there really isn't much in Ensenada. I was very impressed when I left my jacket on the tour bus and the next day when I asked at guest services, ... Read More
Very well run and economical. The guide was excellent. The sites were very touristy, but there really isn't much in Ensenada. I was very impressed when I left my jacket on the tour bus and the next day when I asked at guest services, they had it waiting for me. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked the La Bufadora Adventure through Carnival.
Sail Date: March 2019
We booked the La Bufadora Adventure through Carnival. The bus was very uncomfortable and the seats were smaller than Southwest Airlines. We first went to a historical building that was once the first casino on Ensenada. There were about ... Read More
We booked the La Bufadora Adventure through Carnival. The bus was very uncomfortable and the seats were smaller than Southwest Airlines. We first went to a historical building that was once the first casino on Ensenada. There were about 10 vendors in the patio. The best thing about the spot was we were off the crowded bus for a few minutes. We next had about a 45 minute ride to the blow hole. We had to walk through a flea market where they sold “genuine replicas”. You could not walk more than 2 feet without being approached by vendors. I was given about 10 small sips of Pina coladas from different vendors. We watched the blow hole sprout water. After paying 75 cents to use the bathroom, you are given a few squares of toilet paper. Anyway we went back to the flea market and had some delicious grilled shrimp and fish tacos. I wanted a virgin Pina colada and was told it would be $12. I said too much and walked away. A few booths up, I got one for $5. It was so delicious. They carved out the pineapple and served it in that with several slices of fresh pineapple. We walked past the stalls but nothing appealed to me. The tour guide encouraged everybody to order tacos to eat on the bus. So on the ride back, the cramped bus was filled with people chowing down. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Really enjoyed the day, enjoyed the blowhole and the tour which we picked up downtown for $17 each.
Sail Date: March 2019
Really enjoyed the day, enjoyed the blowhole and the tour which we picked up downtown for $17 each. Bought a lot of stuff at the market. The Margherita's at the Habana Banana are deadly - watch out!!
Really enjoyed the day, enjoyed the blowhole and the tour which we picked up downtown for $17 each. Bought a lot of stuff at the market. The Margherita's at the Habana Banana are deadly - watch out!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Largest Flea Market I have ever seen as we walked to the blowhole.
Sail Date: March 2019
Largest Flea Market I have ever seen as we walked to the blowhole.
Largest Flea Market I have ever seen as we walked to the blowhole. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very good tour with some history as well.Just the blow hole area and scenery on the drive there is ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Very good tour with some history as well.Just the blow hole area and scenery on the drive there is worth the money. It is an amazing beautiful area!!
Very good tour with some history as well.Just the blow hole area and scenery on the drive there is worth the money. It is an amazing beautiful area!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It's about a 30 minute bus ride from the port to the blowhole.
Sail Date: March 2019
It's about a 30 minute bus ride from the port to the blowhole. You have to wade past a gauntlet of shopkeepers, but while they are constant and persistent, they aren't particular pushy or rude. You can't actually see the ... Read More
It's about a 30 minute bus ride from the port to the blowhole. You have to wade past a gauntlet of shopkeepers, but while they are constant and persistent, they aren't particular pushy or rude. You can't actually see the blowhole, but you can see the spray shoots dozens of feet into the air. Great pictures too! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ensenada, Mexico: Bufadora Adventure.
Sail Date: February 2019
Ensenada, Mexico: Bufadora Adventure. Bufadora is a specatacular blowhole, one of the biggest in the world. You have about an hour and a half in the Bufadora area. You walk about 20 minutes through a long street full of vendors of every ... Read More
Ensenada, Mexico: Bufadora Adventure. Bufadora is a specatacular blowhole, one of the biggest in the world. You have about an hour and a half in the Bufadora area. You walk about 20 minutes through a long street full of vendors of every kind. They will offer samples of margaritas, piña coladas, they will entice you to go to their shops. I suggest that unless you want to spend your time with one of them, say "No thank you"and keep walking. The blowhole's peak time is at high tide. We got there at low tide and the seas were calm. We waited patiently and saw quite a few big sprays, about 30 ft high. The spray can go 60-100 ft in the air with the right conditions. Our guide told us the best times are Nov to May. She was fantastic. We experienced a traffic jam going back but we were all in a good mood. Our last stop was an old hacienda that is now an activities center, and tried a margarita at the spot where the margaritas were invented. The story is fascinating. At the end of the tour we asked our guide where we could have fresh lobster and she recommended a restaurant that was a bit hard to find but worth it. The port guides on the ship give suggestions as well. Calle Primera (main street) is very picturesque and the break water (malecón in Spanish) is absolutely beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
blow hole worth a look and lots of good shopping on site
Sail Date: February 2019
blow hole worth a look and lots of good shopping on site
blow hole worth a look and lots of good shopping on site Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Enjoyed our time at the blowhole.
Sail Date: January 2019
Enjoyed our time at the blowhole. It was a big shopping ploy with lots of marketing in the flea market area, but it made for a nice trip for not too much money. Lots of samples of different drinks and foods which means we didn't need ... Read More
Enjoyed our time at the blowhole. It was a big shopping ploy with lots of marketing in the flea market area, but it made for a nice trip for not too much money. Lots of samples of different drinks and foods which means we didn't need to buy a whole bag of them! Tacos there were great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Board a motor coach at the pier for a drive to the spectacular blowhole, La Bufadora.
Sail Date: January 2019
Board a motor coach at the pier for a drive to the spectacular blowhole, La Bufadora. Witness this natural phenomenon shoot water approximately 60 to 100 feet into the air through crevices formed in the cliffs. Browse the open-air market ... Read More
Board a motor coach at the pier for a drive to the spectacular blowhole, La Bufadora. Witness this natural phenomenon shoot water approximately 60 to 100 feet into the air through crevices formed in the cliffs. Browse the open-air market for local crafts. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Good guide, tons of info, Nice lookout point, the tourist shops were just that and back to town
Sail Date: December 2018
Good guide, tons of info, Nice lookout point, the tourist shops were just that and back to town
Good guide, tons of info, Nice lookout point, the tourist shops were just that and back to town Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was actually a really good tour.
Sail Date: November 2018
It was actually a really good tour. The blowhole was pretty cool and we got to enjoy some authentic Mexican food. The vendors are pretty aggressive, but they are just trying to make a living...
It was actually a really good tour. The blowhole was pretty cool and we got to enjoy some authentic Mexican food. The vendors are pretty aggressive, but they are just trying to make a living... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Took a bus for $4 into town and then took another bus to the blowhole for $17.
Sail Date: November 2018
Took a bus for $4 into town and then took another bus to the blowhole for $17. Much cheaper then booking through the cruise line!
Took a bus for $4 into town and then took another bus to the blowhole for $17. Much cheaper then booking through the cruise line! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very beautiful.
Sail Date: October 2018
Very beautiful. This wasn't what we were planning to do, but our sea kayaking tour got canceled and we didn't find out until we were already in port, so we scrambled to find a replacement.
Very beautiful. This wasn't what we were planning to do, but our sea kayaking tour got canceled and we didn't find out until we were already in port, so we scrambled to find a replacement. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The tour is OK, but longer than it needed to be.
Sail Date: September 2018
The tour is OK, but longer than it needed to be. The bus is OK, it was air conditioned and the tour operator narrated the whole trip down and back. He was very nice and knowledgeable, but after a while it would have been nice for some ... Read More
The tour is OK, but longer than it needed to be. The bus is OK, it was air conditioned and the tour operator narrated the whole trip down and back. He was very nice and knowledgeable, but after a while it would have been nice for some quiet however I acknowledge that it might just be my preference. La Bufadora is very cool, but the insane amount of vendors there is a major turnoff. It is also dirty and the bathrooms are pretty disgusting. I don't think I would every go back just because of the quarter mile walk of vendors. By the time we left La Bufadora I was ready to return to the ship, however they take you to a historical building in the town for a tour and more shopping opportunities. It was actually nice however I was ready to return to the ship. I wish they had that option without having to walk back. The pricing was much more thru the ship and if you bought it off board. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
45 min bus ride gave us a chance to see the local scenery.
Sail Date: June 2018
45 min bus ride gave us a chance to see the local scenery. The tour guide gave lots of info. But the actual blowhole and shopping area was so-so.
45 min bus ride gave us a chance to see the local scenery. The tour guide gave lots of info. But the actual blowhole and shopping area was so-so. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The trip out is 1.5 hours one way, so we didn't have that much time to wander, shop, get mauled by ...
Sail Date: May 2018
The trip out is 1.5 hours one way, so we didn't have that much time to wander, shop, get mauled by tigers, etc. Could have been longer.
The trip out is 1.5 hours one way, so we didn't have that much time to wander, shop, get mauled by tigers, etc. Could have been longer. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The blowhole tour and wine tasting was a huge disappointment.
Sail Date: March 2018
The blowhole tour and wine tasting was a huge disappointment. Traveled to the blowhole site in a bus with windows fogged up between the glass. No photo opportunities here! The blow- Hole is a huge tourist fed flea market. The wine tasting ... Read More
The blowhole tour and wine tasting was a huge disappointment. Traveled to the blowhole site in a bus with windows fogged up between the glass. No photo opportunities here! The blow- Hole is a huge tourist fed flea market. The wine tasting was downtown with 200 other cruise ship passengers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Next time we'll stay on the ship.
Sail Date: March 2018
Next time we'll stay on the ship.
Next time we'll stay on the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The blowhole was quite nice and it was good to walk through all of the shops.
Sail Date: March 2018
The blowhole was quite nice and it was good to walk through all of the shops. The walk through the city was good and the free margarita was a great way to end the tour.
The blowhole was quite nice and it was good to walk through all of the shops. The walk through the city was good and the free margarita was a great way to end the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved the excursion.
Sail Date: February 2018
Loved the excursion. The vendors didn't bother us at all. You just say "No Thank You" and keep walk. Beautiful Site.
Loved the excursion. The vendors didn't bother us at all. You just say "No Thank You" and keep walk. Beautiful Site. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The blow hole was beautiful, the shopping area was a little aggressive.
Sail Date: January 2018
The blow hole was beautiful, the shopping area was a little aggressive. The excursion also stopped at an old casino, which was pretty fun to see and there were free margarita sample at the end.
The blow hole was beautiful, the shopping area was a little aggressive. The excursion also stopped at an old casino, which was pretty fun to see and there were free margarita sample at the end. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Not a fan of Ensenada but this is about a 45 minute bus ride to an area that's dedicated to ...
Sail Date: November 2017
Not a fan of Ensenada but this is about a 45 minute bus ride to an area that's dedicated to shopping and restaurants. Very safe and blowhole is impressive.
Not a fan of Ensenada but this is about a 45 minute bus ride to an area that's dedicated to shopping and restaurants. Very safe and blowhole is impressive. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
So, for Ensenada, don't try & take off any food!
Sail Date: November 2017
So, for Ensenada, don't try & take off any food! They have dogs who sniff out that & fruit.. We get off the boat, out of the terminal & hop on a waiting bus to take La Bufadora for only like $20-$25.00 each. You pay $3.00 ... Read More
So, for Ensenada, don't try & take off any food! They have dogs who sniff out that & fruit.. We get off the boat, out of the terminal & hop on a waiting bus to take La Bufadora for only like $20-$25.00 each. You pay $3.00 on your way back for the shuttle ride. You can do zip lining, ride horses, etc.. all through the same place. At La Bufadora, you can get prescription meds, with no prescription & antibiotics! Great place to stock up & you can take them back on the ship! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises