One of the most popular snorkeling destinations in the Bay of Banderas is Los Arcos. The protected marine park has all manner of treats in store for avid snorkelers and divers. There are islands to visit, reefs to dive, tunnels to swim through ... 

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1 star rating: I do not recommend this
August 2015

It really was pathetic to say the least - the boat operator Vallarta by Boat - just packed us like sardines on a big boat - left the dock almost 40 min late, and the worst part - snorkeling which was supposed to be the highlight was a byline - we got to spend about 15 min before we were herded back to the boat.

Doing what: Snorkel Los Arcos departing Puerto Vallarta

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
May 2015

Awful awful awful! do not book! gross muddy water and thousands of jelly fish. they also abandon us on a little beach when we requested to get off the boat due to the fact that we could not snorkel with children in jelly fish central. they did not help us find a taxi back or anything. left stranded! run from this tour!

Doing what: Snorkel Los Arcos departing Puerto Vallarta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2011

We had such a great time. Water was unseasonably cold but only mother natures fault! Crew was amazing. The kids had fun! Adults had fun...drinks flowed freely. Can't beat the price vs. the Cruise ship deals! Thank you!

Doing what: Snorkel Los Arcos departing Puerto Vallarta

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4 star rating: Recommended
July 2010

The crew was very friendly. This was a fun and relaxing tour. The lunch was satisfying and the alcoholic drinks were free flowing on the catamaran. We snorkeled in 2 different spots - one of which was Los Arcos. When we got there we were the only boat there which made it a pleasant snorkeling experience. It wasn't overcrowded and there was a variety of fish to see. In addition, we went parasailing and jet skiing - additional charges applied for those activities. The only negative was that we were also expecting fishing which was advertised in the tour but was not actually part of the tour.

Doing what: Snorkel Los Arcos departing Puerto Vallarta

Note from Viator: This boat has this fishing gear on board but it is not a fishing trip. The fishing done here is merely a short trolling on route to the snorkeling site. The rods are at both ends of the boat and if any fish is caught, they offer anyone on board the chance of pulling it in. Once we near the snorkeling site, these lines have to be pulled out for no type of fishing is allowed at the site due to national parks rules. If luck has it and if it is a good eating fish, they will prepare a ceviche which is a Mexican version of sushi, cooked with lime, mixed with sliced tomatoes and onions and seasoned with salt and black pepper. People will then have a chance of tasting this Mexican snack.

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