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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
From US$79,00
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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.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Best Vacation

my family travels to mexico every summer, and this year we went to puerto vallarta. the snorkel/ scuba diving cruise was a highlight for everyone in our fifteen person group. all of the staff are knowledgeable, incredibly friendly and kind, and go above and beyond...More

Thank Melody W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
NOT recommended

Make sure they can provide what you pay for. We paid for snorkel tour of Marietas island....however, after boat left dock we were told that the approach would be too rough and that we would go to a secondary snorkel spot & beach. The problem...More

Thank EdandKelci
Reviewed 1 week ago
1st Half Disappointing, 2nd Half Great

A group of nine of us wanted to check out this excursion and overall we had fun, but the 1st half was a waste of money. The boat anchored by Islas Marietas at a spot full of jellyfish (unbeknownst to everyone until they got into...More

1  Thank MKDZB
Reviewed 1 week ago
Lots of fun!

We took our family of 5 on the Marietas Island Snorkel Cruise. We had a great time! The crew was fantastic, the service was excellent. The snorkeling wasn't what we were hoping for, but it had more to due with water clarity than anything else,...More

Thank djzs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Could have skipped the whole first half

This adventure is almost a whole day. We could have slipped the whole first half and not been heartbroken. Top be honest, these are things the company cannot fix, but: 1/4 of the boat was vomiting into plastic bags due to the turbulence on the...More

Thank aduus1
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Brett T
15 June 2018|
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Response from maft20 | Reviewed this property |
This excursion would be run from Vallarta Adventures Nuevo Vallarta centre. You could definitely do the trip, only draw back is travel time between Punta Mita and Nuevo Vallarta. But the trip is great so whatever, just go... More
28 May 2018|
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Response from Tammy S | Reviewed this property |
The party boat was much quicker but you didn't spend a lot of time on the island as there was more than one destination for that trip. The stop at the island for was people that wanted to snorkel and then they fed us lunch... More
28 May 2018|
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Response from maft20 | Reviewed this property |
I agree, around an hour to get there. Importantly, we went with Vallarta Adventures on one of their big boats and if you take the Marietas ADVENTURE trip you dont set foot on the islands. You park the boat up and do... More