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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

  • 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
Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta
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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta
From US$79.00
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 will 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, as breakfast, lunch, and an open bar are included on the boat.
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 spotter 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 tropic birds, manta rays, and tropical fish.

After enjoying lunch and an open bar, return to the Maritime Terminal in the mid-afternoon.
Reviews (255)
1 - 5 of 178 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
left dock in pouring rain, returned 1.5 hours later still pouring rain.

Have been trying to get a refund for this trip as we didn't get a chance to snorkel, kayak or paddle board. was turned back after the island warden told us the island was closed due to a storm coming in. considering it had rained...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 1 week ago
Vallarta Adventures Catamaran to Yelapa and Marietas islands

This excursion was great. It included continental breakfast and great lunch spread, alcohol readily available all day.Snorkeling gear provided, and water was clear, able to view fish, members of crew guiding. Pablo the crew director and the crew members gave a great comedy tribute to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sa414616
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our tour in our hotel and we took the catamaran to the island. it was an awesome experience, great service beautiful scenery, a bit short because you having lots of fun. My son scuba dived first time and had awesome pics and video...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank babytornado66
Reviewed 1 week ago
Water fun!

Enjoyed it through the eyes of my grandson, age 6. We saw whales, did snorkelling, etc. It was a great day for such an excursion.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Bettboop123
Reviewed 1 week ago
Blue-Footed Booby!

It was a fun day; snorkeling I saw Giant Damselfish and on the boat Brown Boobies flew by. I finally saw a Blue Footed Booby which was on my life list! When stopping at the island, I recommend wearing water shoes. The sand is rough...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Brenda B
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December 17, 2018|
Response from Curiosity795438 |
they have two person kayaks:)
October 30, 2018|
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Response from brandonwZ3959BV | Reviewed this property |
No it does not. You need a special tour for that and they are very limited. Book early.
Cathy C
October 9, 2018|
Response from SierraMcKee | Reviewed this property |
Wear a swimsuit and cover up