Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta - Reviews

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glennstuart

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

judylapointe

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.

Tessa A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

The crew was great and it was a really fun trip!

Darwin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

Memorable moments with my girlfriend.

Alex D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

So the tour is not what I expected it to be, but I loved it and would highly recommend to everyone, children and adults alike.

Basically, a group of 10 hilarious people got together to put on a great show and entertain tourists. Yes, you get to go see Marietas Islands, which is pretty neat. However, the water is a bit too murky to snorkel, the sights aren't that amazing it's basically a rock..., and you no longer get to swim under the rocks to get to the hidden beach the beach is now protected. All that said, none of it really matters because that is not the purpose of the tour. Neither is the bird watching or whale watching, especially since I don't think Keven the head guide knows much about whales or birds.

Instead, you get to spend 4 hours hanging out with a really cool crew. They entertain, make everyone laugh, put on a great show, and keep an open bar where they pour you strong drinks. At some point, everyone loosens up and starts to dance, and that's when the good times really start to roll.

If it wasn't for the crew, this trip would get 2 stars. I'm giving it 5, and you will too!

Larry O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

Kevin and the crew on boat 5 were excellent and very happy to help in any way they could. The water was crystal clear and so warm. So many different types of fish to see. Even saw a few dolphins on the way back.Kevin did a great job explaining the birds and showing us around. Would definitely do this again. The entertainment on the way back kept us in stitches laughing. Don't know where the crew gets their energy.

Arpana H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

This was an unbelivable experience. While the actual excursion was a lot of fun, the staff made the trip...I have never been so impressed by this level of service. Food was good, drinks were great, staff was on top of everything and very knowledgeable and it was a very well planned trip. The only downside, which has nothing to do with the company, was that they closed off touring of the beach on the island, but that was a governmental decision, so nothing could be done. I still highly recommend the experience.

Todd C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

Even though we did not get to see the hidden beach, this trip was SO MUCH FUN!!! Between the snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding, and bird watching, there was more than enough to do. Top that off with a nice lunch, awesome crew, the open bar, and the fantastic show the crew members put on during the trip back to shore, this is a day of fun the whole family will enjoy and remember for years to come!

rstevenson.gbit

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

The water was wonderful and they kept me very entertained! It was a great ocean adventure.

Thomas C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Incredible!!! although the hidden beach is closed for another 4 months... wish I had known bu it was an amazing experience none the less!

Miriam E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

I went to this trip on a Thursday and it was amazing. I took my aunt my 3yr old niece and grandma! The crew was very sweet and took well care of my grandma always made sure she was okay. Given she wasn and #39;t able to snorkel paddle board or kayak she still had a great time with the show drinks and food.

Wendy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Great tour! A must do for the family.

Mary P. V USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Great tour. Lots to do and experience. Beautiful scenery. The crew was great. Very attentive and entertaining. The only disappointment was that the beach area was closed and we were not able to spend time on the beach. We met great people and had a fun day. Our ages ranged from 5 - 66 and we all had a great time. I would highly recommend this tour.

Michelle W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This was a great tour. We were on Boat 5 and the crew couldn and #39;t have been nicer and more entertaining. Great pictures and we were out on the water just enough to have a good time and then get back to PV.

Carmel United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

The crew of boat 2 were great---provided impeccable customer service, very accommodating, and very knowledgeable. Even though we didn't get to do any cavern swimming and the snorkeling was cut short by the rough waters and presence of jellyfish, it was still an enjoyable time. Thank you for providing wetsuits to protect us from the jellyfish. I appreciated the length of time available to kayak and do SUP. There was even enough time to also go birdwatching. Lunch was plentiful and the open bar was much appreciated. The crew's musical performance as we headed back to Puerto Vallarta was very entertaining.

Charleen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Fun time! Entertaining crew! Nice lunch and plenty of beverages on the way back.

Elizabeth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Great trip to Mariettas. Water a bit cold and rough , but we were well cared for. Think we were the oldest of the group..good narration, fun and polite crew, great lunch. I was quite impressed. Saw lots of boobys...blue footed, yellow footer, and red footed..no need to go to Galapogas now. Thanks to the local tour operator.

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