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Explore the magnificent marine life of the Mexican Pacific and the Bay of Banderas on an exciting full-day tour from Puerta Vallerta. Snorkel to observe an incredible underwater wonderland; kayak in the warm waters of the Marietas Islands; and watch for exotic birds flying in their natural habitat. Look out for dolphins, whales, giant manta rays and sea turtles as an experienced guide directs your attention to the wonders of nature on this eco-adventure.


  • Day Trip from Puerto Vallarta
  • Marietas Islands
  • Kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Bottlenose, spotted and spinner dolphins
  • Whales, manta rays, tropical fish and indigenous birds
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast, lunch and open bar

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What You Can Expect

Marietas Islands: Cavern Swim and Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

Cavern Swim and Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

Depart from the Maritime Terminal in Puerto Vallerta to begin your aquatic adventure. Sail on a stylish vessel to the Bay of Banderas, enjoying a fresh and fruity continental breakfast as you cruise over the gentle water of the Pacific Ocean. Arrive at the bay and observe the sea for Pacific Bottlenose dolphins, spotted dolphins and spinner dolphins, watching them frolic in their luxurious habitat. Listen as your knowledgeable guide offers a captivating commentary on these majestic mammals.

Sip refreshing beverages from the open onboard bar as you sail to the Northern tip of Banderas Bay to encounter more diverse species of marine life; look out for whales, giant manta rays and indigenous birds such as the blue-footed booby and red-billed tropicbird.

Continue to explore the rugged rock formations and fish of the Marietas Islands as you select your aquatic activity. Select from kayaking, snorkeling and even scuba diving to ensure you thoroughly explore the intricate habitat beneath you. Your experienced eco-guides are always on hand to ensure upmost safety and confidence during your adventurous cruise.

After discovering the ocean, venture to a secluded beach to spend the afternoon relaxing on the silken sands. Swim in the sea or snooze on the soft sand before returning to the tour’s original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Elizabeth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great trip to Mariettas. Water a bit cold and rough , but we were well cared for. Think we were the oldest of the group..good narration, fun and polite crew, great lunch. I was quite impressed. Saw lots of footed, yellow footer, and red need to go to Galapogas now. Thanks to the local tour operator.

Simpson D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Definitely deserved 5 stars. Each crew member was very professional and friendly! The tour itself was extremely organized. The provided breakfast and lunch was great. Nothing else to say except, I would love to do this again!!

LaNisha W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Soooooo much fun!!! Poncho and crew were hilarious! I'd totally buy this again!

mary e g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Well organized, friendly guides, great lunch. I felt well cared for, well fed and thoroughly entertained. Great day out.

Frederike P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Amazing tour!!!
Im not a big swimmer so at first i was a lttle bit scared but everythin is very secured.
You'll have the chance to see beatiful fish if you do some snorkeling or scuba diving.
The crew take good care of you and are really entertaining.
You can also do some kayak, paddle bord and if you have a chance see some dolphins.

Thomas C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was so much fun and the boat crew was amazing! Would recommend this trip to everyone!

Tomasz G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Well organized trip with a crew that goes above and beyond to make it an adventure of your life time. We've enjoyed every second of it, scenery, treatment and entertainment.

Randy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Tons of fun! Lots of options for activities or just catch some rays on the deck of the catamaran excellent and fun tour guides!

Johanne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I had booked this tour online ahead of time for a group of 8. We were heading to the area of Puerto Valletta for a week. We came from the USA for a week of relaxation and fun and that tour met our expectation for FUN that is 200 sure! I had researched the subject well and the ladies trusted me! Our group ranged from 9 to 73 years old and they were not disappointed! Everyone had a blast!
The staff was helpful, experienced in water, pleasant, polite, funny, respectful, excited, enthusiastic, happy and adorable! The choreographed entertainment was very professional and so much fun to watch! A lot of effort had been put into it! The food was great and there was plenty! Loved the open bar too! It couldn't have been any better! We all went to the hidden beach! Some of us canoe, some paddle board. We all snorkeled! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Carlos M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

They did a great job, simply put. Did not get to see the infamous hidden beach due to high tide, but they made up for it. And they leave a surprise on the way back that is rather enjoyable. Good times, great staff, and good food and drinks!

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