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Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show
Exceeded our expectations
, Feb 2020
Everything was excellent from the boat ride to Las Caletas, through the show and dinner and trip back. Everything was first class. The show was spectacular, the food excellent. It was well worth the money.
We went VIP, which I wouldn’t recommend. The extra money doesn’t really provide much more than you receive at the normal rate. First off, the crew is terrific! Very entertaining and helpful going and coming back! The drinks on the way to the show were disappointing. You have a choice of beer poured from a pitcher, an attempt at a margarita (I didn’t have one but was told that it bore very little resemblance to the real thing) and rum punch. For a premium, more choice and better quality would have been appreciated. Getting on and off of the boat was very organized and the location of the event is very attractive. Sitting on the shore for dinner was the best part of the premium package. The drink options were again, very limited, but they did have red or white wine. The food was o.k. For a buffet. The show was very entertaining and I would recommend that everyone do this at least once while in PV.
A fantastic evening exceeding expectations. From the moment we arrived at the marina the experience was delightful. The staff warm and welcoming at every touch point from the staff at the marina, the crew on the boat ride and our server at dinner. The Rhythms of the Night show was absolutely AMAZING.
Immerse yourself in the magical mysticism of Las Caletas by night with an enchanting evening excursion from Puerta Vallarta. Watch the sun sink into the shimmering sea as you sail to a secluded beach surrounded by rugged rock formations. Dine upon a gourmet 3-course meal by candlelight before watching the renowned Rhythms of the Night show, a stunning spectacle that promises to transport viewers to a spiritual land that time forgot.
Everything went great the crew was amazing the boat was clean and friendly the island was awesome all the attractions were great the only thing I didn’t like was I wasn’t told that I had to provide my own transportation from the hotel to the excursion other than that I had a great time and I would definitely tell other people about it
This snorkeling tour is about way more than just swimming with fish. In addition to taking you to top snorkeling locations near Puerto Vallarta such as Los Arcos, this cruise includes a continental breakfast, buffet lunch with fresh seafood, and an open bar, meaning that your time on board is every bit as fun as your time under the water.
The Bay of Banderas and the coastline around Puerto Vallarta are home to some of the most spectacular waters in all of Mexico. On our Luxury Yacht and Snorkel experience, you get to enjoy these scenic seaside destinations in style. Hop aboard a luxury, French-made catamaran and set sail to some of the area’s most beautiful hotspots. Along the way, enjoy delicious drinks and hors d’oeuvres served by our bilingual and friendly crew, and relax on the deck while we take you on a sightseeing tour unlike any other. We’ll stop at some of the region’s best snorkeling spots, so you and your group can get out and take a dip, snorkel, or paddleboard. Be on the lookout for marine life such as dolphins, turtles, and tropical fish—you never know what you might see! From December through March, keep an eye out for the awe-inspiring sights of humpback whales in the Bay.
Excellent expedition! Very friendly hard working crew. The continent breakfast was fresh. The lunch guacamole was exceptional. Everything was tasty. The rest of my group enjoyed the drinks. The bathrooms got a little bad towards the end but it is a boat. The captain explained well about the change in number of boats and whales over the years due to regulations . Kudos to the Mexican Gov for preserving the bay. We got sick from all the fumes from boats surrounding whale sharks in Cancun in the past. This was a very pleasant breezy ride. Plenty of room to run side to side and ooohhh & ahhh. We saw more whales than a week in Alaska. Clean bathrooms at the pier.
Met up with Mike's Charter Boats in the terminal adjacent to where the cruise ships dock. Easy to find and less than 10 minute walk. Very enthusiastic crew. Food was very good (especially the freshly made guacamole and ceviche), plentiful open bar, and lots of space to walk around and see everything. Narration amount was perfect, thorough and not too much to be overwhelming. Spotting and seeing whales and dolphins was easy. Highly recommended!!
Puerto Vallarta doesn’t just have great beaches. It’s also a renowned birthing hub for humpback whales. Get a close-up peek of the larger-than-life marine mammals on this exclusive whaling cruise, which includes entertaining onboard commentary from your guide. You also enjoy free onboard alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus a tasty buffet lunch spread and continental breakfast.
Puerto Vallarta Outdoor Adventure Zip Line and Speedboat Ride
High energy fun day!
, Feb 2020
It was a fun day. My partner and I were the oldest members to be doing the activites that day. It does require good energy. Several zip lines and a trac that was really fun! some ropes and repelling also made for a good day. The disappointment is that they have their own photographer that charges a lot of money! it was a complete package of photos and videos for $150. and you could not just buy the photos you wanted. This was a huge let down.
Had the best time with this activity! It includes a speed boat ride, 4x4 ride into the jungle, mule ride, and crazy ziplines and water slides. It did not disappoint and is something I highly recommend for a trip in PV!
Satisfy an appetite for adrenaline on a thrilling 6.5-hour outdoor adventure tour from Puerto Vallerta. Enjoy an exhilarating ecological experience packed with challenges and fun on this Puerta Vallerta Adventure; ride on a super-fast speedboat; rappel down rushing waterfalls; ride powerful 4x4 jeeps; soar over the tree tops on zip lines and cross suspended rope bridges hanging high above the jungle. This tour is the ideal way to spend an exciting day outdoors on your Puerta Valletra vacation.
This tour was perfect, pick up was a little bit late but still tolerable. Our guide Thomas was very knowlegde and everything was on time. We went through the town, visit small coffee factory but the main attraction for us was tequilla factory. It is worth visit, the best part was tequilla tasting :-) Lunch was OK directly in factory with nice view over the mountains. We are very satisfied and highly recommend.
Jorge was very knowledgable about the city and history. He took time to answer questions and spoke English very well. The tequila factory was a great tour as well. I learned a lot about tequila.
The only thing I did not love was going to the opal mining store. I would have rather gone somewhere else.
See the highlights of Puerto Vallarta on a full-day tour that explores downtown, Los Arcos, and Mismaloya Beach. With an expert guide to lead the way, you’ll stroll the Malecón, see gorgeous coastal scenery, and visit a tequila distillery for a tour and tasting. This Puerto Vallarta tour is a great choice for first-time visitors, and it includes pickup and drop-off at local hotels.
Only 116 persons by day are permit to get in to the hidden beach. Beacause in Eco Explorer we have more boats with permits than other providers, we have more spots available per day for this activity. 99% of our visitors get in to the beach with no problems.
Our boats are fast, comfortable and safe, our guides know perfectly how to assist you on the boat, during the in water activity and hidden beach access.
The information provided by our staff and theire experience is unvaluable.
Hidden beach access is available from wednesday through sunday only.
This specialized excursion is designed to capture the magical moment when you have an encounter with the beautiful dolphins and the majestic humpback whales in Banderas Bay. The essence of this Tour is to observe marine life and enjoy beautiful moments when you can calmly contemplate whales and dolphins while playing, jumping and enjoying their natural habitat.
There is no "typical day" in this adventure. We usually let the whales and dolphins "take over" the itinerary. We cannot always predict where we are going to find them, so we let them guide us along their favorite route of the day.
Available from December to March, our Whale Tour is one of the most popular sighting trips in Puerto Vallarta
The trip was great overall! Tequila and coffee tasting, great food at a small restaurant in San Sebastian, lots of information from the tour guide, and a great opportunity for people who maybe are a little concerned about leaving their resort. It was really nice to visit this quiet town where there aren't lines of people trying to sell you all the same cheap junk.
We had a group of 8 including 2 young children (9 months and 5 years). We all got picked up from our resort and then we got one additional person from another resort. This was great because we didn't have to wait long for picking up a bunch of people from different resorts. So large groups and kids are definitely welcome.
Unlike what some other reviewers are saying, the tequila tasting is included at no charge. You just need to pay extra if you actually want to buy a bottle. Same with the coffee tasting. We were lucky to also get a stop at a roadside taco stand with delicious handmade corn tortillas.
The only recommendation for people looking to reserve this tour is to make sure you don't schedule it for the day after you party hard... The ride is a little bouncy on winding roads and you might get some motion sickness!
Visit the historic mining town of San Sebastian del Oeste on a full-day, small-group tour from Puerto Vallarta that explores local food, architecture, and culture. Taste tequila at a distillery and sample coffee in an organic coffee factory, stroll through the cobblestone streets of the center, then enjoy a traditional Mexican lunch at a local restaurant. This 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in Puerto Vallarta, as well as a buffet lunch and guided walking tour, and it’s limited to 15 people for more personal service.
DOLPHINS IN THE WILD PUERTO VALLARTA Swimming with Free Wild Dolphins
Fantastic Experience in PV!
, Feb 2020
My daughters and I loved this experience! We specifically wanted to avoid any "captivity" situations, and felt that Christina and crew were very respectful of the dolphins and whales we visited during our trip. So fun! I highly recommend Dolphins in the Wild in PV!
Really informative talk beforehand.Shame the dolphins didnt want to play but they are wild.The staff were excellent and I appreciated how they consulted us about what we wanted to do. The whales were a great bonus. Website for getting tickets was alittle unclear .
It was an amazing experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world. We got to play with two of them and they were circling us in the water. I wish that they wanted to stick around a little longer. But they are wild and we are in their territory. So it’s okay.
Wildlife Connection offers you the opportunity to visit these fabulous animals in their natural environment and to participate in a research project that helps us understand and protect our dolphins here in Puerto Vallarta. Come with us and interact with a Bottlenose pod. Our guides are professional biologists who will share with you their knowledge, making this excursion a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Remember that these dolphins are not confined and this is the NATURAL WAY to observe and enjoy them.
Do not contribute to capturing more dolphins! Visit them in their own environment because FREE DOLPHINS ARE HAPPY DOLPHINS!!!.
It was so beautiful! Highly recommend taking this tour. The guide was so nice and knowledgeable. It was just my boyfriend and I so it was like a private tour. I had surprised him with this tour and he said he was very happy with it!! . We stopped for food and another stop for drinks super fun and refreshing riding through the mountains!!
Drive an ATV through the Sierra Madre Mountains on a half-day adventure from Puerto Vallarta. You’ll splash through jungle rivers, pass quaint villages, and get a glimpse of the real Jalisco, far from crowded resorts. Choose between a 3- and 4-hour trip by ATV, and spend the day exploring the Puerto Vallarta countryside, with both morning and afternoon departures available.
The 6 & 1/2 hour trip included a stop for snorkeling (great views of the fish), a walk through the little town of Yelapas (which can only be reached by boat), a short hike to the waterfall there, beach time, and plenty of food, drink and shenanigans on the boat. The crew of boat number 8 was led by Chai and included several others, but I mainly remember the names Omar and Luis, since their names were on their shirts. In addition to doing all the physical docking activities, helping us in and out of boats and monitoring the safety of 190 of us during a trip that exhausted most passengers, the crew also kept us well fed and entertained through out the boat rides. I wish I could remember the name of the guy who juggled on the deck of our boat while we were moving through choppy waters, because he was amazing. This was the best tour that I can remember ever taking. I could not stop smiling and laughing all day long.
Spend hours at your leisure in the forests, bays, and beaches outside Puerto Vallarta. This relaxing day trip takes you to the nearby villages of Yelapa and Majahuitas. A light breakfast and buffet lunch are served on the boat where you’ll have access to sandy shoreline and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters.
Canopy & Speed Boat Adventure in Puerto Vallarta: Los Veranos
So much fun!!!
, Feb 2020
What an awesome, awesome way to spend the day in PV!! This zip lines were so much fun, the crew was hilarious, tequila tasting was really good. Everything was impeccably organized.
Shout out to Pepe and the rest of the team! They were all very entertaining.
We opted for the speed boat and it was totally worth it.
We highly recommend this activity.
Next time we're in PV we'll do this again.
Soar through the treetops of the rain forest straight into a tequila bar during this canopy tour, which begins with an optional speedboat ride. On Puerto Vallarta’s first-ever zipline circuit, cover two miles (three km) on strong cables suspended 328 feet (100 meters) in the air and enjoy panoramic vistas. Conclude the exhilarating experience with time to swim, kayak, and race down a waterslide, or greet the diverse wildlife of the on-site menagerie.
Explore the magnificent marine life of the Mexican Pacific and the Bay of Banderas on an exciting full-day tour from Puerta Vallarta. 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.
When you arrive at Puerto Vallarta International Airport, don't get bogged down with rental cars and maps. Take the easy way, by booking this speedy airport transfer service!
Enjoy convenient transport from the airport to your hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Palladium, Punta Mita, Sayulita or Guayabitos.
Leave Puerto Vallarta behind to explore one of Mexico's last hidden vestiges: San Sebastián, tucked within the Sierra Madre. On this tour, take in scenes of daily rural life as you travel by comfortable vehicle into the mountains toward this colonial enclave. Meander among its whitewashed structures with your guide, see remnants of its mining past, and simply enjoy a town mostly untouched by tourism. Lunch is included.
Market Visit and Cooking Lesson: Learn to Cook Authentic Mexican Food with a Modern Twist
From $107.70 (Price varies by group size )
Best ceviche ever
, Feb 2020
We so enjoyed our time with Manu. The visit to the market was so interesting. Manu selected all the fresh food for his menu after asking about diet preferences. Then when we returned to his home, he prepared the delicious meal. We wanted to get the authentic flavor of Mexican food and experiences. Manu more than delivered. Would certainly recommend this tour to all who want to get off the beaten path.
We had such a great afternoon with Manuel! He was so hospitable and welcomed us into his home. He wanted to make sure he cooked foods that we would enjoy. It was fun shopping with him for the ingredients at the local markets and just as much fun watching him prepare it for us. It was all delicious!! It was a very unique way to spend some time in Puerto Vallarta and we would highly recommend it!
Upon arrival we went to the local market and picked out fresh fish for a ceviche dish and smoked marlin, the market was fresh & fun...we returned and cooked two beautiful dishes...chef was kind & talented & the food was so delicious...learning about the culture and being welcomed into his home was really an unforgettable experience...thank you chef, thank you!! If anyone is thinking about booking this cooking lesson please do not hesitate - it was wonderful.
Get an authentic taste of Mexico--with a twist--on this excursion. You are invited to the home of an internationally trained chef who returned home to bring his own special flair to traditional cuisine. This personalized tour starts with a visit to the market to select the best ingredients for your meal. Return to Chef’s home to cook together before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
We had a very delicious tour, with a variety of taco trucks and restaurants, and beverage stands. Just the right combination of each, with walking in between so we could enjoy old Vallarta, too. Be ready for cobbled streets, and wear good walking shoes! Our guide, Amanda, was expert on describing the cuisine, and about answering our questions 👍 we definitely and highly recommend her :)
Get acquainted with Puerto Vallarta's delicious food scene on this 3.5-hour food and eating walking tour. With an expert foodie leading the way, sample the diverse array of the city's edible delights, from tacos to sweets on this culinary adventure. Stop at 10 different spots to sample the food. And while going from place to place, see some of the highlights of the town and learn about the history of Puerto Vallarta. This small-group tour is limited to just 10 people, ensuring plenty of personalized attention. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.
Our day began in Mismaloya at the beach where we had the pleasure of seeing little Cappuccino the dog! There were some scheduling conflicts with our original guide so Jack Sparrow (Ulysses) himself opted to take us out on our full day excursion and his family graciously joined us (he has a super cute little baby boy). We began with a quick cliff jump followed by snorkelling at Los Arcos. We then travelled by boat along the Jalisco coast while Jack pointed out various monuments, homes, and fishing villages. We hiked up to see a really fun waterfall next where we took a refreshing dip and stopped for a snack before hiking back to the boat to head to Yalapa for lunch, lounging on the beach and cocktails. On our way back we stopped by one more secluded area for a final snorkel. We foolishly didn't pack enough cash and Jack was so kind as to take care of us throughout the trip until we could snag some back in Mismaloya. We got lucky that this became more of a private tour but I would highly recommend it to any group!
This was a great trip hiking to waterfalls, snorkeling with beautiful fish & stingray, visiting beaches and area you can't get to other than boat. Our host Jack Sparrow was awesome, very entertaining & knowledgeable. Jack made the trip even better. I would recommend this ALL DAY trip.
Wonderful experience! Small group of 10, very laid back to fit what we were wanting to do. Captain Jack has lots of personality (& handsome too!♡ ) & made sure everyone was having fun. We snorkeled (tons of gorgeous fish!) We hiked, swam, got bits of history to the area, saw waterfalls and amazing views. Pedro has amazing talent & we felt safe with his skills! 9am-630pm, a full day of activity, bring your energy! 👌
a fun local company that seeks to show the real face of the banderas bay with local people and that seeks to give you an experience not just a boat ride if you want to know puerto vallarta you need to come with us
Small-Group Half-Day Whale-Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta
Lots of whales!
, Feb 2020
This was a great tour! We saw a lot of whales and the guide even put a microphone under the water so we could hear the whales sing. We saw several other very full boats and were glad we chose a smaller group for our tour. Highly recommended.
We had a wonderful time on this tour and had a great showing by the whales that day! It began by boarding the boat in the Marina. The boat drove out to a spot with a few other boats and we saw 3 whales almost immediately. They were respectful of the whales space and distance from the boat. One thing I wish I had known (and perhaps they should include in the description) is to bring binoculars! I would have loved to have them. We saw several whales breach that day! On the way back toward land we saw some Dolphins but would have loved to spend a bit more time near the dolphins. Overall a great experience tho and a nice sandwich lunch w/ home made cookies was a nice touch! Bottled water would have been awesome but they did provide a drink that was poured for each of us into cups. Definitely recommend this tour!!!!!!!! So memorable!
Look for humpback whales off the coast of Mexico on a half-day whale-watching tour from Puerto Vallarta. Depending on the conditions, you might watch for whales in the Bahia de Banderas or out in the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the majestic animals from your marine biologist guide as you ride on a small boat that is equipped with a restroom. Your tour includes lunch served on board the boat and accompanied by non-alcoholic beverages.
Experience the natural beauty of the Sierra Madre on a horseback riding tour from Puerto Vallarta—a great choice for nature lovers and first-time visitors. Enjoy the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation as you travel through the countryside with ease and go on horseback to a cascading waterfall in the jungle. Your tour includes lunch, domestic open bar, and round-trip transportation from Puerto Vallarta.
Canopy & Speed Boat Adventure in Puerto Vallarta for Cruise Ships by Los Veranos
Fantastic family adventure
, Feb 2020
We had a fantastic time. The tour started right next to our cruise ship. We boarded jet boats trailing the beautiful coastline, and arriving in a very authentic village. Our tour guide stopped to show us some of the sea scape. We then trucked up to the zip lining location. The grounds were beautiful. Base camp was a open air restaurant overlooking a crystal clear creek. Our kids (11 and 12)enjoyed the water slide and swimming. There were also animal exhibits. The bird sanctuaries were great, and the Macau’s flew freely. The zip lining was well instructed. Be prepared to hike a little bit. This excursion definitely requires a good sense of adventure, as well as physical activity. It was a refreshing change of pace from the cruise ship.
Los Veranos did an amazing job of making the experience memorable for our group. From the speed boat ride to the trip up the mountain to the zip lines, everything was great. The restaurant on site at the zip lines was also perfect for us. One of our favorites for sure!!
The speed boat was a lot of fun. Good to see the sights around the island. Once we got to the sight the check in is pretty quick and simple. I did notice a first I've never seen and that was a place for you to apply your spray on bug spray or sunscreen area up the steps. I know that may not sound like nothing but when your out people go to spray and it normally ends up in your eyes or mouth. LoL The staff was fun and great. The first 4 to 5 lines are a pretty good hike up but once you start going down it's no more hiking. The restaurant food was great and the tequila tasting was good. I bought a bottle. They already had them bubblewrap and bagged ready to come back home. It was my girlfriend first time zip lining and she had a blast. I recommend this tour to anyone.
Enjoy a day of speedboating, ziplining, and relaxing at a secluded beach on this half-day tour in Puerto Vallarta. Take a boat ride to the southern shore of Banderas Bay, glide through the jungle on a zipline, do a tequila tasting (included), and grab lunch at a riverside restaurant. Check out an animal sanctuary with a variety of birds and monkeys and kick back at a beach with water toys.
Embark on an electrifying off-road adventure through small towns and along mountain trails on your own ATV. This 3-hour thrill ride ride beginning in Puerto Vallarta winds through the Vallejo valley to a local ranch, where you take a dip in a waterfall and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding rainforest. Your return trip includes an opportunity to refuel at an authentic Mexican eatery (own expense).