Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Overview

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
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.

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P
, Dec 2018

This trip was a lot of fun. We had a nice time snorkeling around the Marrietas islands and seeing the birds and natural beauty. The crew was super helpful and fun. The food on board was good and plentiful, and the open bar was a nice feature. We enjoyed the time at the private beach also. We highly recommend this tour.

T
, Jun 2018

It was a beautiful day, if a bit chilly. The water was quite cold, and fortunately my husband and I brought our dive suits so we were fine. They tour line offered dive suits for those that wanted them, which was nice. Water was murky but we knew this since I had dived in Mexico before, so not much to see in terms of fish, etc. The tour required us to wear flotation devices, and weren't happy if we took them off, so no free diving unfortunately, not that we would have seen much. Was fun, though.

B
, May 2018

What a fantastic trip! I highly recommend it.

K
, Mar 2018

We arrived early at Vallarta centre had a nice breakfast to start, then was allocated our boat ours was num 4 . Is a was our tour guide we went out yo the island spotted a couple of dolphins no whales. Once we hot thrre we went snorkling , the water was fine, saw lots of colourful fish, you could also do paddle boarding , kayaking rec, we was tired after our snorkling,. Then back on board for light lunch which was very good. Lots of drink. We enjoyed the margaritas. On way to a different island I spotted the tail of a humpback , then it diisappeared for a few minutes then I saw again to the left side , by the time the boat stopped it was away from us but stilll put on a tremendous show in the distance think it was a mother and calf. Amaxing made my year
We hgen went to a different island where we hot off the boat thre was a bananna boat, more jayaks padfle biarfinh. We haf rubbing rings hac an hour at ghis beach,Then back on board for the journey back. Also spotted loads of Manra Rays, The crew entertained us. Fantastic trip really enjoyed. We got 3 more trips booked with this company. Excellent value for money, Thank you.

D
, Mar 2018

My first time in Puerto Vallarta and my first time doing an activity like this and I must say, from someone will really high standards for things, this was fun and my friends and I had a blast. The trip took roughly 5-6 hours but that gave us plenty of time to enjoy the activities at hand and enjoy every moment. Especially, being on the boat with the crew members, who were awesome and very friendly. I came to like them and my friends and I enjoyed their company. Take advantage of this. Make friends out in the sun, on a boat making memories, that is what this trip is about. The best part, in my opinion, is the boat ride itself and just enjoying the company of friends, crew, and strangers. Enjoy it because when I come back, I'll be doing it again.

Know for the private beach you have to swim to the beach which is fun and literally a 20-second swim. Really close
Also, the beach sand is very rough on the feet at water level but regular once out of the water
Know for snorkeling, the water isn't crystal clear but not too hazy were you can't see anything

t
, Mar 2018

This tour was exceptional. Every crew member was fun, positive, professional, thoughtful, and caring. I traveled with another single mom and these guys did every possible thing they could to help us have a safe and exciting time. The weather didn't cooperate, but that didn't slow them down - they brought us blankets to be warm until the sun came out, kept our kids smiling and cheerful, and did the most amazing job. Of all the tours I've been on, this was hands down the very best. I can't thank Benjamin, Donny, Beto and the rest of the crew enough. You guys are amazing!!!

P
, Mar 2018

This tour was amazing!

S
, Feb 2018

This was a great trip. I didn't go snorkeling but my husband did. We saw so many whales on the way and the trip back. It was fantastic. The food was great the guides were entertaining. A big shout out to Allen!!

M
, Feb 2018

This is a tough review to write. First the staff service on board was very good but the weather was less than cooperative thus 1/3 of the people on board were VERY sea sick. The first stop was for snorkeling which was unorganized compared to other snorkeling tours I have been on. The guide jumped in the water and didn't wait for everyone. The water was very rough so you needed a guide to show you the areas otherwise your really would not see much. I didn't see anything and just bobbed around out in the ocean until I got tired and could barely make it back tot he boat. There was no kayaking or other water activities. The lunch was quite good considering on board. The one great thing was that we did get to see whales on our way back. Originally I thought, and so did others who booked the tour, that we would be swimming at the hidden beach at the time I booked this that was the photo that was displayed for the tour. Do not be fooled. You will not see the hidden beach or even hear a story about the hidden beach much to our disappointment. Seeing as many whales as we did on the way back made up for this but we were really excited to see the hidden beach apparently you need to book this 1 month in advance. Also, our tour was nowhere near 7 hours. So unfortunately mother nature made this tour experience not that great for us so the best I can give is a 3.

M
, Feb 2018

The details do not reflect the true nature of this trip. Its approximately 5-6 hours, but youre only snorkeling for 30 minutes or so. Most of the time is spent going to or from the islands. The stylish vessel is a large ship packed to the seems with a lot of people perhaps 100-150? There is a ton of confusion about what to do and where to go when you first check in youre told to sit in a dining area where you can get coffee and food but surprise, its not the included continental breakfast. Be ready to pay for it. You also have Scuba divers on this trip, kayakers, etc. Its just mass hysteria. You also linger for a long time waiting for the Scuba divers to return, wasting your time.


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