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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

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The Bay of Banderas and the Mexican Pacific offer a vast array of wildlife and are available for you to explore during this exciting day tour. You'll have the opportunity to discover the wonders of nature while looking out for dolphins, whales, giant manta rays, sea turtles and tropical fish, all in their natural environment! Complete with bird watching, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking in the warm waters that surround the Marietas Islands, this eco-adventure provides for an exciting itinerary on your Puerto Vallarta vacation!
  • Tour the Bay of Banderas and the Marietas Islands on this full-day cruise
  • Take guided snorkeling and kayaking outings with equipment included
  • Breakfast, lunch, and open bar provided on the boat
  • Learn about the marine life of the Mexican Pacific from your guide
What to Expect
Meet your boat at Puerto Vallarta’s Maritime Terminal in the early morning. Travel light, since all recreational equipment, as well as breakfast, lunch, and beverages, are provided. Set out for the Bay of Banderas and the Marietas Islands. En route, take in the scenery and eat breakfast while your crew handles logistics. Keep watch for Pacific bottlenose dolphins, spinner dolphins, and spotted dolphins. December through March, you may see humpback whales in the area, too. Learn about the local marine life’s biology and behavior, as well as Mexico’s conversation efforts, from your guide. Take guided kayaking and snorkeling expeditions throughout the bay and islands. Instruction and equipment are provided, so even beginners will feel comfortable. Learn about other Mexican Pacific inhabitants, such as blue-footed boobies, red-billed tropicbirds, manta rays, and tropical fish. After enjoying lunch and an open bar, return to the Maritime Terminal in the mid-afternoon.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Puerto Magico, Avenida Heroica, H. Escuela Naval Militar 30, Zona Hotelera Nte., 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
2: Vallarta Adventures, Las Palmas 39, 63732 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Breakfast - Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Open Bar
  • Use of snorkel and kayak equipment
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Entry/Admission - Majahuitas Beach
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Scuba Diving (additional fees)
  • NTSC or PAL format videos (additional fees)
  • Natural reserve federal tax ($90 Mexican Pesos)
  • If departing from Muelle de Cruceros Puerto Vallarta, please keep in mind there is a 28 Mexican peso per-person harbour fee that needs to be covered in cash
  • Entry/Admission - Marietas Islands
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring a bathing suit, shorts, a sun hat, sunscreen and a towel
  • IMPORTANT: Passengers arriving on a cruise ship cannot book this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • An additional $90-peso conservation fee per person will be collected at check-in. A portion of the proceeds go toward local surveillance and conservation of the islands
  • Due to federal regulations, and in an effort to protect the flight path of endemic birds, drones are prohibited in this tour
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First I’ll say that the weather wasn’t pristine, so that did affect our visibility for the snorkeling but the crew was awesome!! Our guide Jorge was fabulous, so funny and personable. Our captain was Julio, and he did a wonderful job giving us the best...More

Thank nmholbrook
Reviewed 2 days ago

We scheduled a cruise to snorkel and kayak around marieta’s island. The cruise came with breakfast and lunch as well as an open bar (which is great!). After snorkeling, the boat made its way to Majahuitas island. We spent maybe 30 minutes snorkeling and 30...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Curiosity543543
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great trip with the exception of the boat we took and the food provided. The boat was a very uncomfortable flat bottom boat not the advertised catamaran. The food provided was just a banana and some crackers. It was not the advertised...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank quietype5
Reviewed 3 days ago

One is required to wear a life jacket while "snorkling". What a joke! It was actually a floating trip, nothing to be confused with diving.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Screwed-Again-Davis
Reviewed 1 week ago

I signed up because I wanted a snorkel experience in Banderas Bay. It was excellent. I also used the Kayak option which was fun but short in duration. They next took us to a secluded beach for relaxation. So you get three pretty cool experiences,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Andrew F
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13 September 2019|
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Response from Russ F | Reviewed this property |
I would recomement knowing how to swim. At the private beach, you jump on the boat and swim to the shore (20 yards). They can use a kayak to take you to shore, but it's better if you are able to swim.
8 September 2019|
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Response from Andrew F |
I took an Uber to the port. it was pretty easy and not expensive.
Jessica L
18 August 2019|
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Response from Mike I | Reviewed this property |
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