• Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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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

What You Can Expect

Marietas Islands: 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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We had a great day on the boat. The service was outstanding and the crew was friendly and fun. The finally, a show put on by the staff was very entertaining.
The snorkeling could have been better. The water was not real clear and there wasn't many fish. We did see lots of humpbacks and ever witnessed 3 breaches. The captain was able to get us close to the whales but not too close that they would be affected. It was a wonderful day and I would recommend it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was one of the best snorkelling experiences we've ever had! There were so many beautiful fish!! The day we went it was raining and stormy but even with nasty conditions the snorkelling was absolutely amazing! The water was warmer than the air! The boat ride was long, but entertaining. The food was good and staff were fantastic! They entertained us with a fabulous show! The bonus part of this trip were the whales! We say so many! Even breaching whales! It was truly spectacular! If you go to Puerto Vallarta you absolutely MUST do this trip!

Eric F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

we loved this. just my hubby and i and the crew was just amazing!!! the food was ok and the drinks were plenty...but the water and the views were just amazing. we found ourselves just wanting to sit in the water and rest...it was peaceful, enjoyable and quite pleasant. lots of great history shared and appreciated the crew's knowledge. a definite highlight was the crew's closing out show with lip syncing and dancing....i was bummed i ran out of storage on my phone. they were charismatic, funny, and well rehearsed. they were definitely unsung MUSIC ARTISTS as they sang songs from Prince, Bruno Mars and maybe...Elvis. I don't know...it was all a good time and i would do this AGAIN!!!

Nancy H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a perfect trip. Absolutely wonderful snorkeling a delightful tour guides. Lots of time in the water in different places. Absolutely wonderful day. I highly recommend this tour.

Shauna V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

What a fun day! The crew were awesome, the islands were beautiful. The food and atmosphere were just a delight. Fun for the whole family.

Debra E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This tour was amazing!

Heidi G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

The snorkeling itself was OK we had to stay in a group which made it a bit difficult to enjoy things at your own pace. The visibility was not great and I did not see much variety of sea life. They offered standup paddle boards and kayaks, which was fun, if you didn't mind waiting in line to use them. The crew was fantastic and really made the trip for us. They were all very friendly and attentive and made sure that we were enjoying ourselves. A member of the team noticed my niece was itching she has eczema and offered her a cream to help, which I thought was so thoughtful. The performance on the way back totally made the trip!

Lisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

With a few hiccups along the way, boat broke down we were offered an exceptional back up plan and upgraded tour. Food was exceptional and service on the island as well as the on the boat was superior.

Keriann L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

The waters were murky but we still got to see fish, Birds, whales and dolphins. The boat ride out was really choppy so I got seasick along with many other people but the crew was vee accommodating and prepared. The ride back was perhaps the most fun part the crew was fun and entertaining!

Vim United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I was going to rate this 4 stars because there were 100 Pesos fees that had to be paid upon arrival that I was not aware of. But, the experience was great, so I can't complain too much. You get rent kayaks, paddle boards and snorkel gear to check out some of the island's sea life. The water was pretty murky on the day I went, so I wasn't able to see much. Not sure if that is typical. Nevertheless, it was still a very pleasant experience. The on board breakfast and lunch was... sufficient. The staff was friendly and entertaining. I enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to others.

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