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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
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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.
Reviews (290)
1 - 5 of 213 reviews
Reviewed today
Whale Watching, snorkeling, and Island tour

Group of five took the tour, and while on our way to the Island we encountered a large group of whales. The whales put on an amazing show, one of the whales breeched all the way out of the water probably 20 yards from our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeff Y
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Dont do the scuba option on this tour - very unprofessional divemasters

I wanted to scuba Marietas and was sold the option that included watersports, free booze and time at a secluded beach. The boat was packed with about 200 people, of which only 7 were divers. Everything started off well, the diverter paired us off and...More

1  Thank 156joyceg
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Experience!

Alex Pena was our photographer and did an excellent job! We saw Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, Sting Rays, and tropical fish. Great crew, including Luis as the guide, Jaime, and Miguel. Great job ya'll! We would recommend anyone else do this adventure!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jakegrescue
Reviewed 4 days ago

After reading the description on Expedia of this tour, we felt like we were mislead. You either can kayak or snorkel but not both. Well, you could, but there was very limited time and you would have spent most of it waiting in line. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank Mellanie L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Book Boat ONE!

Pablo and his crew were fantastic the entire trip. Headed to Marietas and stopped several times to watch whales breeching, amazing to see! Snorkelling was great, strong currents along the rocks so be careful. Then to private beach for about an hour, we had very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Robert D
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30 December 2018|
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Response from missjones254 | Reviewed this property |
You may be able to book at the hotel where you are staying, that's how we got our tour Best of luck!
18 December 2018|
Response from Curiosity795438 |
they have two person kayaks:)
31 October 2018|
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Response from brandonwZ3959BV | Reviewed this property |
No it does not. You need a special tour for that and they are very limited. Book early.