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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
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    Marietas Islands
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Majahuitas Beach
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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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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amadventurous wrote a review Apr 2020
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
Excellent trip - definetly worth it. They crew did an excellent job take care of an entertaining everyone. Amazing whale watching, saw the blue footed boobies! snorkeled, kayaked, banna boat rides, chill on the beach, hang out in an innter tube in the water, SUP. it's up to
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Date of experience: March 2020
DMawhinn wrote a review Apr 2020
Santa Rosa, California15 contributions4 helpful votes
We had such a good time on our day cruise, snorkel. We swam through to the secret beach. You should be a good swimmer and fit! If you are not, stay on the toys and snorkel. We loved the secret beach adventure part of the trip.
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Date of experience: June 2019
James M wrote a review Apr 2020
Edmonton, Canada1,330 contribution36 helpful votes
Vallarta Adventures is the company that was used for the tour that I purchased from the Transat rep at the Royal Decameron, the tour I went on was called Islas Marietas eco discovery tour for 89 USD and I went on Oct. 22/19.. The weird thing I noticed is the main website shows
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Date of experience: October 2019
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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
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