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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta provided by Vallarta Adventures

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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-07-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Spend the day immersed in the marine life of the Marietas Islands and the Bay of Banderas on this full-day cruise from Puerto Vallarta. Even those with no experience can feel comfortable participating in guided snorkeling and kayaking tours, with all equipment included, to catch a glimpse of the Mexican Pacific’s abundant flora and fauna. Travel light lunch and an open bar are included on the boat.
  • Tour the Bay of Banderas and the Marietas Islands on this full-day cruise
  • Take guided snorkeling and kayaking outings with equipment included
  • 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 lunch and beverages, are provided. Set out for the Bay of Banderas and the Marietas Islands. En route, take in the scenery 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
Puerto Magico, Blvrd Francisco Medina Ascencio, Zona Hotelera Nte., 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Vallarta Adventures, Las Palmas 39, 63732 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Open Bar
  • Use of snorkel and kayak equipment
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Scuba Diving (additional fees)
  • Natural reserve federal tax ($90 Mexican Pesos)
  • A port fee of MXP$ 28 must be paid in cash before boarding your boat.
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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
  • 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
  • To depart from Puerto Mágico, there is a harbour fee of 28 Mexican pesos per person that shall be paid at check-in
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Samantha H wrote a review Jan. 13
Seattle, Washington47 contributions3 helpful votes
Vallarta adventure eco-tour. We wish they hadn’t had it so early (7:30 am) because at 8 am it was too cold for us to snorkel. They told us breakfast was included but didn’t provide it. They did provide lunch and alcohol. We saw lots of whales and dolphins. The MAJAHUITAS beach
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Date of experience: January 2021
SarB wrote a review Jan. 10
Rothschild, Wisconsin9 contributions
What an awesome experience! We ended up with a private tour when the rest of the members of the tour didn’t show up. How special! Cesar and Pricilla and the Captain Jesus made it so much fun! What a beautiful gem it was to see! I would definitely recommend!
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Padrino111 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Arlington, Texas25 contributions5 helpful votes
Thank you to Leon , Dani , Huesos for an unforgettable experience. We went snorkeling, kayaking, banana boat ride . The whole time we were laughing and totally entertained, the crew keep asking if we needed anything else , offering drinks and refills We even practice some Jiu
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Response from TheAdventuresGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta
Responded Dec. 14, 2020
Hi Padrino, Thank you for joining us on the Islas Marietas Eco Discovery tour and for this positive review about your experience. Leon, Dani, and Huesos are amazing and will be delighted to know that their excellent service has been recognized. We're glad you enjoyed it to the fullest and it was a pleasure to have you. We hope to see you again soon in Puerto Vallarta for more exciting adventures!
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jimdudnick wrote a review Nov. 2020
San Diego, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
Snorkel trip was amazing. Picked us up right from the Four Seasons beach and heading out to the Marietas we saw whales and dolphins. Thanks so much to the boat captain and our guide Eduardo for giving us a great day out on the water. Snorkeling in the water we saw all kinds of
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Date of experience: November 2020
Response from TheAdventuresGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta
Responded Dec. 1, 2020
Hi Jim, Thank you for sharing your experience and being par of this incredible adventure with us. Its a pleasure to take our guest on journey to discover the beauty of Puerto Vallarta and relax with brilliant service from the crew. Eduardo will be glad to hear of your kind words about it and we're so glad that you had a fabulous time with him and the crew. We look forward to seeing you again soon and wishing you the best!
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johnzW5532FY wrote a review Nov. 2020
4 contributions
Swam safely into Hidden beach with an excellent guide, Benji. Dani, photographer, did a great job capturing highlights so you don't have to bring a camera -or phone- just enjoy yourself1 Snorkeling - again, sanitized and safe. Complied with all local regulations to allow
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Date of experience: November 2020
Response from TheAdventuresGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta
Responded Nov. 24, 2020
Hi John, Thank you for yet another positive comment about your experience at Vallarta Adventures! The Eco-Discovery tour is really exciting due to the breathtaking hidden beach and of course all the fun water activities, like snorkeling or even paddleboarding. We appreciate your comments about the staff that helped to make this an extra special day for you. We really hope to see you again soon for there is much more to explore in Puerto Vallarta!
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Key Details
  • Bay of Banderas, Marietas Islands, and 1 more
  • Duration: 7h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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