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Address: Marina Nuevo Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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Up The River with Vladimir

I have been on four tours up the river on the African Queen. Vladimir, the skipper, and I have become great friends and I would never visit Puerto Vallarta without going on... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2012
Dirk H
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Richland, Washington

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Richland, Washington
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

I have been on four tours up the river on the African Queen. Vladimir, the skipper, and I have become great friends and I would never visit Puerto Vallarta without going on another adventure with him. I've seen crocodiles, iguanas, Great Blue Heron, Yellow Crowned Night Heron, Pelicans, and many other birds. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. I never... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

This tour on Captain Vladimir's steam boat was fabulous. We saw crocodiles, dozens of Iguanas & a ton of different birdlife. Along with the sights, Captain Vladimir told us all the history of the area. We highly recommend this tour to anyone.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

After traveling 65 countries around the world I did not expect that i will have THE BEST experience of my life on African Queen steam boat in Nuevo Vallarta. I was even 'captain' under strong Vladimir supervision..My friends took a lot pictures of smiling crocodiles posing for our cameras. We were lucky enough to book the same tour 3 days... More 

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Nuevo Vallarta
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Captian Vladimir, thank you for a most enjoyable morning on the canal. The canal is beautiful and relaxing. I recommend this tour to anyone.

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2012

This canal tour was so much fun. Vladimir is the owner of the boat and a fabulous story teller/guide. We took a slow, lovely cruise through the canals in Nuevo Vallarta. Vladimir knows all the history and stories of the area; who the houses along the canal belong to; restaurants to visit; stories of Nuevo Vallarta. He is such a... More 

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Vladmir, our captain and guide skillfully navigates through the canals of Nuevo Vallarta to show his passengers where the crocodiles , iguanas and birds of the area are living. He also is well informed about the beautiful homes along the way. We have taken this tour several times over the years and it's always different- the wildlife is diverse and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

This is just what we'd been needing, a slow, quiet tour of the back channels of Nuevo Vallarta. On a steam-powered boat (just like the African Queen) you chug in and out of the man-made waterways, which are nonetheless full of birds and reptiles: iguanas perched in the trees, crocodiles on the banks and birds hidden in the brush. Such... More 

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Reviewed 11 November 2011

While in Nuevo Vallarta take the time to find Vladimer and his African Queen steamboat in the marina behind the Sea Garden Hotel. He offers a 2 hour boat ride thru the marina's inside channels that is both fun and informative. You will see an aboundance of birds and iquanas as well as the occasional crocodile. We enjoyed the time... More 

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