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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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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 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.
  • Snorkel cruise from Puerto Vallarta
  • Enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, and SUPing in Marietas Islands
  • See local wildlife like bottlenose dolphins, whales, and manta rays
  • Lunch and an open bar are included
Depart from the Maritime Terminal in Puerto Vallarta to begin your aquatic adventure. Sail on a stylish vessel to the Bay of Banderas, 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 stand up paddling to ensure you thoroughly explore the intricate habitat beneath you. Your experienced eco-guides are always on hand to ensure the utmost safety and confidence during your adventurous cruise.
Pass By:  
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
This adventure can begin at Vallarta Adventures Office in Nuevo Vallarta. When departing from Nuevo Vallarta, you'll cruise by the Nuevo Vallarta Beach.
Pass By:  
Bay of Banderas
The cruise along Banderas Bay from Puerto Vallarta to Marietas Islands is about an hour and 20 minutes
Stop At:  
Marietas Islands
Enjoy snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding around the Marieta Islands National Park
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Majahuitas Beach
Visit an exclusive tropical paradise in the south of Puerto Vallarta
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included

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Should be called party cruise
, Mar 2020
So the bright spot in this was the crew, who were very attentive and friendly. Other than that, they should probably call this a party cruise. There were entirely too many people on this boat, with a short snorkeling excursion. After snorkeling with the million people in orange vests, then it was about an hour wait in line for food. We were in the back of the line, so we just got the scraps that everyone had already touched. They have a little beach they take you too afterwards, but for some reason, we all just floated on the boat for an hour and a half trying to get lunch. Would have made more sense in organization and time to have lunch on the beach. On top, the alcohol flowed like water and about 1/4 of the boat was drunk as hell. Some people were throwing up in their cups and stumbling around. Waste of money and time.
, Oct 2019
From beginning to end, this excursion was so much fun. The crew were great, it was well organised and worth every penny. We've booked again for later this week. Nothing at all to quibble about
Papa Chulo
, Aug 2019
The staff were as great as the natural setting. Issa is a wonderful entertainer and manager. We will be recommending you to our friends and family.
Great tour
, Aug 2019
The entire day was well planned. There were three disctinct activities - snorkeling in the Mariettas, kayaking (could have been longer) and then a secluded beach spot. All were great and all in one trip. On the way back the open bar was a surprise, but the biggest surprise was the really delightful show that the crew put on. All in all a great tour.
Too short of time at Marietas!!
, Apr 2019
The experience was a very pleasant day, however, we were only at the Marietas Island for less than an hour. We spent more time at the secondary location that is owned by Vallarta Adventures. I believe that the title of their adventure is misleading.
March of the tourists
, Apr 2019
If you like being surrounded by hundreds of people in orange life jackets then this is the tour for you. The only reason I did not give this tour 1 star is because the staff on the boat were amazing. The main guide Isa was hilarious and did a great job during the tour.
Islas Marietas
Tina S
, Mar 2019
Excellent service and very professional crew. It’s worth every buck / penny you pay. Either you are a professional swimmer or don’t swim at all the crew has your covered to enjoy the activities. Highly recommended. Special Thanks to Pablo and Beto.
Great experience and amazing staff!
, Jan 2019
We took this snorkel cruise on a Sunday morning - beautiful weather, friendly staff and amazing scenery. For late January, we saw approximately a dozen different whales and dozens of dolphins on our way to the snorkel spot. We spent about an hour and a half snorkeling - be ready with your gear as you approach the dive spot to help maximize your time in the water and be sure to take a look at your boat to help identify it when you are swimming back to it. By the time we headed back to the boat there were 2 or 3 other boats in the area and you need to be sure to swim to the right boat! On board the staff was fantastic - constantly serving drinks and the meal was great as well. The trip to the private beach was also great - drinks, an opportunity to swim, sunbathe, or do various other activities. I would highly recommend this excursion to anybody visiting PV!
snorkelling trip to Marietta Islands
, Jan 2019
The staff was wonderful, very well organized- snorkelling was beautiful we saw many different fish and whales also. Great time!!!
Great Excursion!
, Dec 2018
We had a great time with an outstanding crew on Boat #1. Pablo was an excellent tour guide and the rest of the crew couldn’t be better.

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