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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

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Spend the day immersed in the marine life of the Marietas Islands and the Bay of Banderas on this full-day cruise from Puerto Vallarta. Even those with no experience can feel comfortable participating in guided snorkeling and kayaking tours, with all equipment included, to catch a glimpse of the Mexican Pacific’s abundant flora and fauna. Travel light, as breakfast, lunch, and an open bar are included on the boat.
  • Tour the Bay of Banderas and the Marietas Islands on this full-day cruise
  • Take guided snorkeling and kayaking outings with equipment included
  • Breakfast, lunch, and open bar provided on the boat
  • Learn about the marine life of the Mexican Pacific from your guide
What to Expect
Meet your boat at Puerto Vallarta’s Maritime Terminal in the early morning. Travel light, since all recreational equipment, as well as breakfast, lunch, and beverages, are provided. Set out for the Bay of Banderas and the Marietas Islands. En route, take in the scenery and eat breakfast while your crew handles logistics. Keep watch for Pacific bottlenose dolphins, spinner dolphins, and spotted dolphins. December through March, you may see humpback whales in the area, too. Learn about the local marine life’s biology and behavior, as well as Mexico’s conversation efforts, from your guide. Take guided kayaking and snorkeling expeditions throughout the bay and islands. Instruction and equipment are provided, so even beginners will feel comfortable. Learn about other Mexican Pacific inhabitants, such as blue-footed boobies, red-billed tropicbirds, manta rays, and tropical fish. After enjoying lunch and an open bar, return to the Maritime Terminal in the mid-afternoon.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Puerto Magico, Avenida Heroica, H. Escuela Naval Militar 30, Zona Hotelera Nte., 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Vallarta Adventures, Las Palmas 39, 63732 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Open Bar
  • Use of snorkel and kayak equipment
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Entry/Admission - Majahuitas Beach
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Scuba Diving (additional fees)
  • NTSC or PAL format videos (additional fees)
  • Natural reserve federal tax ($90 Mexican Pesos)
  • If departing from Muelle de Cruceros Puerto Vallarta, please keep in mind there is a 28 Mexican peso per-person harbour fee that needs to be covered in cash
  • Entry/Admission - Marietas Islands
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring a bathing suit, shorts, a sun hat, sunscreen and a towel
  • IMPORTANT: Passengers arriving on a cruise ship cannot book this tour
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • An additional $90-peso conservation fee per person will be collected at check-in. A portion of the proceeds go toward local surveillance and conservation of the islands
  • Due to federal regulations, and in an effort to protect the flight path of endemic birds, drones are prohibited in this tour
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Patsy A wrote a review 9 Dec
7 contributions3 helpful votes
This group really knows how to create a great day! They take care of everything! Well organized and good food served as well!
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Date of experience: December 2019
seanskismom wrote a review 8 Dec
30 contributions13 helpful votes
Always fun, safe and professional. I never come to Puerto Vallarta without doing a Vallerta Adventure
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Apalton wrote a review 8 Dec
52 contributions34 helpful votes
We left the Marina early in the morning and had a beautiful boat ride across the Bay. The staff was totally engaging and energetic. We went snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding and it was wonderful. Enjoyed a delicious lunch on the boat and then to a private beach (NOT the
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Date of experience: December 2019
michaelM2951NX wrote a review 8 Dec
8 contributions7 helpful votes
Great trip, well planned and organized. Isaias was a friendly and engaging tour guide, fully bilingual so all guests could understand his narration. Nice selection of water activities, good lunch and open bar. We have done this tour with another operator and by far Vallarta
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Date of experience: December 2019
CAC6216 wrote a review 7 Dec
15 contributions3 helpful votes
This was one of the only ways we could get to Hidden Beach as it is highly regulated, and it was great, although we only spent 20 minutes on the beach. The boat ride was very rough and crowded, despite only having a group of 12. The guide was great, friendly, and helpful and
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Date of experience: December 2019
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  • Duration: 7h
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