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South Shore Private Sightseeing Cruise in Puerto Vallarta provided by La Vida Bella Boat Tours

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South Shore Private Sightseeing Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Cruise along Puerto Vallarta’s south shore aboard your own private yacht on this personalized excursion, ideal for couples or travelers celebrating a special occasion. Opt to snorkel at the marine park or visit a secluded beach, far away from the crowded tourist spots, and customize your itinerary according to personal preference. Plus, choose from multiple departure times to easily fit this tour into your schedule.
  • You'll start at
    Villa Vera
    Av. Paseo de la Marina Sur 210, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Please meet the captain at the front entrance of Villa Vera Hotel.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Los Arcos
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    La Vida Bella Boat Tours
    Stop: 5 hours
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  • 3
    Playa Las Animas
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Villa Vera
    Av. Paseo de la Marina Sur 210, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Please meet the captain at the front entrance of Villa Vera Hotel.
    See address & details
  • Cruise along the coast of Puerto Vallarta on a private yacht
  • Customize the itinerary to your preferences
  • Snorkeling equipment, life jackets, and kayaks are provided
  • Choose from multiple departure times to suit your needs
What to Expect
Your morning starts at the Puerto Vallarta marina. Board a 26-foot (8-meter) yacht for your personalized sightseeing cruise. Your captain can suggest stops and help customize the itinerary to your preferences. Cruise along Puerto Vallarta’s south shore and enjoy unobstructed views of the Malecon (waterfront promenade) and the Romantic Zone. Stop to snorkel at Los Arcos National Marine Park and then cruise to Las Animas, a secluded beach that's only accessible by boat. Everyone is able to get down from the boat and the water is calm and shallow, so kids can enjoy this activity too. Take a kayak out for a spin and then have lunch at one of the beachfront palapa restaurants (own expense). Relax with an ice-cold beer on the yacht’s covered deck and then cruise back to the marina to end your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Villa Vera, Av. Paseo de la Marina Sur 210, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Soda
  • Complimentary beer
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Life jackets
  • Kayak
  • Lime margarita's & beer
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Towels
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund of your deposit.
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship.
  • If arriving on a cruise ship please notify us by sending us a message. Pick up for cruise passengers will be at the cruise terminal at the pier located in front of the harbor master. Please look for the boat (La Vida Bella) and Captin or Crew with uniform.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Tegal wrote a review Nov 2020
Kelowna, Canada17 contributions5 helpful votes
Fernando and his assistant were so wonderful! They anticipated any need we had before we even realized. Drinks and snacks were abundant. Fernando was so informative about the area. We saw dolphins, many fish and a jumping manta ray! We highly recommend touring with Fernando and
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Date of experience: November 2020
Allan S wrote a review Feb 2020
Regina, Canada12 contributions
We accidentally booked the week after our stay, and they were able to fit us in. Super friendly, great informative tour. Helpful with the kids for our first time snorkeling. Great margaritas and snacks provided all day. Adjusted the tour to suit our preference. Would
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JTinAK wrote a review Jan 2020
Alaska35 contributions4 helpful votes
Had a great time, the captain and owner Fernando did a great job, laid back pace and adjusted the normal tour because we wanted to see some whales, and we got lucky to find some. Highly recommend, we will use his services again.
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Travels-with-a-team wrote a review Dec 2019
West Orange, New Jersey42 contributions5 helpful votes
Fernando and his first mate Julio are truly one of a kind. They took such good care of our family from making unbelievably delicious drinks to always watching out for safety and comfort it was amazing. Fernando even found us 2 whales to see which is a fabulous bonus. His boat
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onemainman wrote a review Dec 2019
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico22 contributions2 helpful votes
Great day on the water with friends and Fernando captain and first mate Julio. Attentive and professional very accommodating crew. Thanks to Nick for picking up the tab ! Highly recommended.
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About the operator

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By: La Vida Bella Boat Tours
A fantastic experience, will be going again!
We went with La Vida Bella on the private boat (7 of us) to explore the bay and see whales. We all had a great, e
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No Other Tour to Yelapa is As Good
Best. Tour. Ever In Puerto Vallarta. I have taken many tours over the years. This year, with the pandemic, I wanted
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We saw them all!
Fernando and crew were awesome. They were recommended by a friend here. Very nice and comfortable boat. We saw d
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Must Do In Puerto Vallarta
This is an adventure you can not miss in PV. Fernando has great equipment and the best bespoke experience for your
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Boat to Yelapa - FUN!
Fernando is the perfect guide. Goes above and beyond to ensure you have an enjoyable day, and leaves the pace and s
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La Vida Bella
Boat Name “A Beautiful Life ” and it stood up to its Name .... I relaxed on the Day Bed while the guys Fished ... M
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Beyond my expectations
It was a great private boat tour, snorkeling was fantastic, and sea life was so present!! Just a great relaxing day
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Amazing day with Fernando
Another great expedition with Fernando. Always on time, attentive to details, great drinks, polite. We will be back
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Wow! Such a great time / value... highly recommend!
Had a wonderful time with Captain Fernando and crew. I’ve done the catamaran thing multiple times and it doesn’t co
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Ashley W
Whale watching with Fernando
This day trip was amazing! Fernando picked us up at the old pier in Old Vallarta, (which was lovely since all other
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A Great Trip Whale Watching with Fernando
We just returned from a great day of whale watching and touring the Bay of Banderas with Fernanado and crew. We saw
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Trip with La Vida Bella was A+
Great trip with Fernando and Miguel. Very accommodating and flexible to what we wanted to do. Did a little whale
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Alex C
Wonderful private boat tour to Los Arcos
We were a group of 9. The weather was sunny and sea calm. Fernando and his son were excellent hosts. They were clea
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Kent S
Boat to Yelapa
Captain and mate were fantastic. Friendly and attentive. Good snorkeling and walk to water fall. Highly recommend.
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Pleasurable Cruise With Capable Captain & Crew
We departed from Grand Venetian on La Vida Bella. Captain Fernando and 1st Mate, Julio, guided us along the coastl
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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