We have just done Puerto Vallarta and without any question we did one of the best whale watching trips since Alaska there and they should still be there in February. Because we didn't dock until late morning we found it best to do the ship's excursion but there were others advertised on the internet at better prices but the timing was wrong for us. I haven't been to Cabo San Lucas for years and never to Ixtapa. Hope that helps. .... Neil.
HI Neil & Ida
Thank you for your responce to our question we will go with the cruise ship on the whale watching really looking forward to our first cruise many thanks again
Its advisable to take excursions from the ship when visiting Mexico, you will
take a tender from the ship in Cabo San Lucas, no docks are large enough, you
will tender and walk to town in 5 minutes. Ixtapa was built for the tourist, you
actually dock in Zihuatanejo a few miles from Ixtapa so you need to take a taxi
to visit Ixtapa. James