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Small Group Snorkeling in Los Arcos, Puerto Vallarta provided by Vallarta Natours

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Small Group Snorkeling in Los Arcos, Puerto Vallarta

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Discover the underwater world with this snorkeling trip to Los Arcos, off Puerto Vallarta. In the company of a marine biologist, see and learn about diverse marine life, such as angelfish, eels, manta rays, and sea urchins. The tour includes a visit to the beach at Mismaloya and the chance to ride behind the boat on a giant inflatable.
  • Explore the diverse marine life of Los Arcos, off Puerto Vallarta
  • Learn about the underwater world from a marine biologist guide
  • Small-group tour (maximum 10): Ensures a personal experience
  • Includes snacks and soft drinks: No need to bring your own
Important Information
Departure Point
Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles, Condominios Marina Sol S/N, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Soft Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port fee. 40 pesos per person to be paid in cash to guide upon meeting
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply (5). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • For children and infants, valid proof of birth date will be required upon meeting the guide (birth certificate or passport copy)
  • Dress code is smart casual: swimming suit, towel, biodegradable sun block lotion, hat(cap), and sunglasses are recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please mention any medical condition
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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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Luz A wrote a review 5 Sep
1 contribution
Formidable experience!!! Great Ship and crew, they were very proffesionals and caring all a long the journey. They know all the nice spots less crowded and understand exactly what you are looking for. Can't wait to come back to see some Whales!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
Linda Loves Travel wrote a review Nov 2019
Brisbane Region, Australia35 contributions5 helpful votes
If you like snorkeling this is a great tour. You get taken out to Los Arcos islands in the Bay of Banderas on a beautiful clean boat with a marine biologist who really knows her field. We couldn't fault this tour. We were given lots of informative details on the bay and the
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Response from thaliaMsp, Owner at Small Group Snorkeling in Los Arcos, Puerto Vallarta
Responded 4 Dec 2019
We happily share what we know. Mama Nature :) puts out a magnificent biodiversity , and we do our best to understand, and protect it . All through education and respect. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your trip, and helping to spread out the word about the beauty of Bahia de Banderas.
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Mike C wrote a review Jul 2019
Harlingen, Texas17 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a very good trip for our family our guide was very informative. Not only did she go snorkeling with us but brought up shells from the bottom and explained what they were and how they lived. This was much more than a snorkeling trip it was more like a nature tour.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from thaliaMsp, Owner at Small Group Snorkeling in Los Arcos, Puerto Vallarta
Responded 1 Aug 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It's a pleasure to have been your guide and show you a little of what Nature has for us to marvel. I had lots of fun with your family and enjoyed every moment. Remember to look for possible video on our youtube Channel regards,
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nicole g wrote a review Apr 2019
Port Perry, Canada5 contributions7 helpful votes
Had a day trip planned with snorkeling, hike, lunch and it was beautiful. Thalia was very knowledgeable. We didn't expect to see whales but we did have the pleasure of them showing up. That was exciting. You will enjoy it if you decide to go. :)
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from thaliaMsp, Propietario at Small Group Snorkeling in Los Arcos, Puerto Vallarta
Responded 16 Apr 2019
Thank you, Nicole, Every day out is an adventure. Even thou we may have a plan, Nature is unpredictable and some nice surprises may arise, such as those unexpected whales! Always a pleasure to provide with great experiences. GRACIAS
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grambuc wrote a review Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom111 contributions37 helpful votes
Not the best snorkelling. Water cloudy. Quite a lot of fish from very small to half a metre, but hard to see. The crew were nice but did not offer the advertised option of going to the shore at Mismaloya. Slight detours to see a couple of whales and a sea lion was appreciated.
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Date of experience: March 2019
Response from VallartaNatours, Owner at Small Group Snorkeling in Los Arcos, Puerto Vallarta
Responded 8 Apr 2019
your opinion is hugly appreciated. as any nature based tour, there are some elements that we cannot predict , nor control, such as water visibility. However, you do mention that you did see lots of fish , as well as whales and a sea lion (both a big unexpected bonus). I woudl feel that it was a succesful tour, but yet again everybody is entitled to have an opinion. We will take into consideration your comments and will do much better next time.
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An educating experiance
The trip was an excellent experience. Not only were we educated about humpback whales,but we saw 14 whales in all.W
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The guide and the whales were great!
The guide and the whales were great! The meal, not so much. I recommend this to everyone who is interested in wha
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great area
beautiful area and so diversified. Lots of culture and lots of different activities. From beautiful beaches to wo
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Lauren T
Great guide and eco friendly tour!
Love that this group respects the whales and follows the rules. Don’t use a big provider that harasses them. The lu
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Amazing what viewing!
This whale watching trip with Vallartanatours and guide Thalia was a highlight of our trip to Puerto Vallarta. On a
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An abundance of whale riches!
Christina was our guide and she has a wonderful spirit and is an excellent educator. Our group was only seven guest
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Excellent Whale-Watching Tour
This tour was excellent. The small group/boat size makes it friendly, easy to move around, and to interact with the
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Great experience
This was exactly what we hoped for. We were fortunate to see many whales including three males as well as a mother
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Whale watching
Wonderful experience enhanced by the presence and guidance of a marine biologist. We saw 20+ whales and had a grea
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Fantastic Trip!
We did a half-day whale watching tour with Vallarta Natours in late Feb. The maximum group size is 10 passengers an
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Family vacation Whale watching
Talía and the captain were very knowledgeable. The tour was beautiful. We didn’t know what to expect, but the excit
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Whale watching
Booked through Puerto Vallarta tours and guaranteed to sea whales, and they weren't wrong. Superb trip 100% recomme
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whale watching
It was a great morning with about 15 whale sightings. Captain got us relatively close for pictures. On the way back
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Whale watching
Excellent small group adventure. We learned a lot about whales and their natural habitat as well as their migration
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A great, small whale watching trip in Puerto Vallarta
The best part of the tour was seeing so many whales and at a safe distance but close enough to see them well. Also
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Key Details
  • Los Arcos, Vallarta Natours
  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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