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Puerto Vallarta Sunset Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show

Immerse yourself in the magical mysticism of Las Caletas by night with an enchanting and exclusive 5-hour 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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$139.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Small-Group Half-Day Whale-Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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WHALE WATCHING ECOTOURS

See the gentle giants of the sea up close on this whale watching tour in the waters off Puerto Vallarta. Learn about the lives and behaviors of humpback whales from the biologist who will accompany you on the small boat to view whales. Listen to their songs via a special hydrophone placed in the water and go home with a new appreciation for whales.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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MARIETAS ISLANDS ECOTOURS

If you are serious about snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters off Puerto Vallarta, this is the excursion for you. Visit the wildlife sanctuary of the uninhabited Marietas Islands, (Long Island and Round Island) by boat. Enjoy the beauty of the marine wild life found in abundance in the pristine waters. A boxed lunch, guided instruction and use of the snorkeling gear is all included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$110.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Half Day Sightseeing and Snorkeling Tour With Buffet Lunch and Open Bar

Experience the waters and sights of Banderas Bay overlooking Puerta Vallarta during this sightseeing cruise that includes multiple watersport activities, buffet lunch, and unlimited drinks. Take in the coastline from the boat as it glides over the waves to Arches National Park where giant rock formations jut out from the sea. Here, snorkel, swim, paddleboardg, and kayak before a lunch of fresh dishes like ceviche.  
  • Duration: 3.5 to 4.5 hrs
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  • Duration: 3.5 to 4.5 hrs
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Day Sailing on Banderas Bay

Explore the curvaceous coastline and iridescent waters of Banderas Bay on a half-day sailing tour from Puerto Vallarta. Sail upon the shimmering sea; swim in crystal clear blue water; and discover the incredible natural wonders of Banderas Bay. Snorkel in a secluded cove and enjoy complimentary beverages and delicious lunch as you cruise on your luxurious vessel. Combine the unadulterated pleasure of sailing with pampering on this delightful excursion.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$119.00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full Day Snorkeling and Beach Club Tour With Buffet Lunch and Open Bar

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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South Shore Private Sightseeing Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

Take some time to relax and see the beauty of Puerto Vallarta’s south shore from a private yacht. Cruise by Los Arcos, the rocky arches that are a Puerto Vallarta landmark, weigh anchor and splash over the side to snorkel (equipment is included,) or simply enjoy your time aboard the yacht with a cold drink and your friends and family.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

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’ll also enjoy free onboard alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus a tasty buffet lunch spread.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small group Whale Watching with Naturalist Guide

Take the chance to learn about the giant mammals of the sea with a biologist. This is not a “just for fun” booze cruise, it is a real-world learning opportunity hosted by a scientist. Head out to the spots whales are known to frequent, if there is a singing whale in the area, a special hydrophone will be dropped in the water to help you hear it.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sunset Sailing on Banderas Bay

Awaken your senses to the stunning sights and sounds of a Banderas Bay sunset on a tranquil 3-hour sunset cruise from Puerto Vallarta. Sip a cosmopolitan cocktail and nibble on premium cheese as your stylish Beneteau sailboat cruises on the calm waters of Banderas Bay; watch the setting sun sink into the crystal clear Pacific Ocean and absorb the impossibly romantic atmosphere of this enchanting excursion.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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PATO BOBO BOAT

Cruise along Puerto Vallarta’s coastline aboard a 45-foot (14-meter) cigarette sports boat with your own private group of up to 25 people. Opt to snorkel in the bay or visit a private beach, and customize your itinerary according to your preferences, choosing from locations such as Mismaloya, Yelapa, or Las Animas. Your Pato Bobo boat charter includes snorkel gear, kayaks, paddleboards, and inflatable floats.
  • Duration: 4 to 10 hrs
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  • Duration: 4 to 10 hrs
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Shared Fishing Trip in Puerto Vallarta or Nuevo Vallarta

Go sport fishing in Puerto Vallarta with a small group of up to eight fishermen on this shared fishing trip. Drop your line in the deep waters offshore with the possibility for catches like sailfish, dorado, skip jack tuna, and wahoo. All bait and tackle is included and the boat has a whale watching permit in case you catch sight of humpback whales and want to get a closer look.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Whale Watching Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Take a private tour from Puerto Vallarta into Banderas Bay with a marine biologist. You will have the guide and the boat to yourself on this whale watching adventure. Depart from the marina and spend the morning spotting whales from a safe distance that won’t disturb them. Make sure you bring your your questions for the expert, and your camera to capture the moment.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$650.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Snorkel Los Arcos departing Puerto Vallarta

Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Los Arcos on a full-day snorkeling expedition from Puerta Vallarta. Discover the scenic surroundings of the ocean as you cruise on a stylish catamaran, enjoying a fresh and fruity onboard breakfast. Marvel at rugged rock formations and natural sculptures as you glide over the calm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy local specialties on a beautiful beach as you experience one of the areas most popular tourist activities.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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WILD DOLPHINS AND SNORKELING ECOTOURS

Go in search of dolphins in their native environment on this wildlife cruise from Puerto Vallarta. You'll see wild dolphins and have the chance to swim with them, if the conditions are right. Then visit a snorkeling location to discover the underwater world of Mexico's Pacific coast.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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A GREAT LOS ARCOS SNORKELING EXPERIENCE

Discover the marine life of Puerto Vallarta on a snorkeling tour to Los Arcos National Marine Park, a rock formation close to the shore south of town. You'll have the chance to spot colorful fish, rays, starfish, eels, urchins, and more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Day Off Cruise

Spend the day sailing on the ocean during this full-day cruise that includes snorkelling and a barbecue lunch at the beach. Drop anchor, put on your snorkelling gear, and jump in the swim over the coral reef and through tropical fish keeping an eye out for rays. Stop off at a beach only reachable by boat and enjoy some free time to swim, sunbathe, and sip a cocktail before lunch.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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Commercial Fishing Boat Experience

Join us on a comercial Fishing Trip! This is a  VERY UNIQUE experience unlike any other you have been! We will be fishing 4 hours on a commercial fishing boat with TONS of action in the beautiful bay of Puerto Vallarta We will be fishing the traditional way that fish are caught here abnd thebn taken to the market We catch a lot of fish in a shor amount of time because of the technique use our fishing guide has been fishing for +40 years so he will get us where the fish are. Join us for an amazing fishing experience like no other! We call it Catching not Fishing!
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small-Group Sunset Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

Enjoy a private small-group activity where you'll be able to witness the beauty of Bahia de Banderas as the sun goes down. Bahia de Banderas is well known for being one of the biggest bays in Mexico, and with the beautiful entourage of the Sierra Madre, it provides a magnificent set for a genuine Mexican sunset. The boat can fit 10 guests comfortably and has a cabin and a bathroom. Have a wonderful end of day surrounded by great colors and good company.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private 6 passenger boat for fishing in the Bay

The Half Day trip is perfect for the beginner and the casual angler. The Captain know the best areas within the bay, and makes sure you you a good view of the Banderas´Bay coastline as well as good fishing. It is a favorite trip for families or friends looking to spend some time together on the water. For the first timers, the crew will be more than happy to help you set up your gear and get fishing. If you have a little more experience, they can give you some pointers to make you trip more enjoyable, as you prefer. We have 4 lines onboard and the boat can take max 6 passengers.  This is a private boat, for your group only. In the waters of Bahia de Banderas and surroundings you can find different types of fish such as, but not limited to: Marlin, Tuna, Jack, Snappers and Marlin, among others.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Yelapa Sailing Experience with ChicaLocca

Nestled in the southernmost cove of the worlds 3rd largest bay, lies the peaceful village of Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico. Chicas Locca will be making this quaint, peaceful village a regular stop for all of our customers that would like to try a new destination with a sailing experience.  For many years, this tiny fishing village of Yelapa was the getaway of Bob Dylan, Dennis Hopper, and other cosmic caballero types who gathered in search of lonely beaches, good tequila, and quiet tranquility. Only recently have they been attracting more mainstream travelers that begun looking to the 2,000-person town as an alternative to hustle and bustle of busy Puerto Vallarta and surroundings.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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US$100.00
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Whale Watching with a Biologist

This private half-day tour takes you out on the water off Puerto Vallarta for a unique whale watching experience—without the crowds. Your tour is led by a biologist with over 25 years of experience which means you’ll have the opportunity to learn a lot about the gentle giants of the sea during their migration season, December to March. This experiential learning excursion is the stuff memories are made of.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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