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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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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.
You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • Pass by Nuevo Vallarta Beach
    Pass by Bay of Banderas
  • 1
    Marietas Islands
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Majahuitas Beach
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
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  • 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, Avenida Heroica, H. Escuela Naval Militar 30, 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
  • Entry/Admission - Majahuitas Beach
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Scuba Diving (additional fees)
  • Natural reserve federal tax ($90 Mexican Pesos)
  • To depart from Puerto Mágico, Puerto Vallarta, there is a 28 Mexican peso per-person harbour fee.
  • 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
  • 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 200 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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Popular mentions
Pierre H wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
We did the eco tour and it was one of the highlights of our trip! Pablo was hilarious and the entertainment along the way helped the time on the boat pass. We wish we had had more time on the island, but it was absolutely gorgeous!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Sharon wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
My first time snorkeling my cousin second or third it was a blast. The crew was so awesome and helped so much and it just made it really fun food was great drinks or even better well worth the money!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Alexa L wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
This tour is totally false advertising. First, there are pictures from the inside of the hidden beach insinuating your entrance during the tour. It isn’t mentioned until you arrive at the tour that you will not be entering the hidden beach. When you ask about the other tour with
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from TheAdventuresGroup, Public Relations Manager at Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Alexa, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us at Vallarta Adventures. We welcome all comments since they help us learn and improve, so please rest assured your valuable feedback has been taken into consideration. We hope to welcome you back on an adventure that meets your preferences more accordingly.
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Averie V wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Had heard about this experience through some friends but weren't really sure what to expect. Very relaxing ride out to the islands and all of the staff were extremely knowledgable and helpful. After lunch we had a blast on the ride out to the beach and enjoyed it so much! It was
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Date of experience: March 2020
Jess K wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions
This trip was so fun from beginning to end! Got on a boat with 80 or so people and met our awesome host, Isla. He introduced himself, the staff and how to handle going to a very protected area. We got to see whales and go snorkeling. The snorkeling was not my favorite
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Date of experience: March 2020
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