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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, as breakfast, lunch, and an open bar are included on the boat.
You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    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
  • Breakfast, 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 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 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.
About the operator
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