• Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 119.00 View price calendar

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Explore the curvaceous coastline and iridescent waters of Banderas Bay on a half-day sailing tour from Puerto Vallarta. Sail upon the shimmering sea; swim in crystal clear blue water; and discover the incredible natural wonders of Banderas Bay. Snorkel in a secluded cove and enjoy complimentary beverages and delicious lunch as you cruise on your luxurious vessel. Combine the unadulterated pleasure of sailing with pampering on this delightful excursion.


  • Sailing adventure on Banderas Bay
  • Swim and snorkel in Banderas Bay
  • Chance of seeing humpback whales, wild dolphins, manta rays and sea turtles
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages
  • Friendly crew

What You Can Expect

Day Sailing on Banderas Bay

Day Sailing on Banderas Bay

Depart from Marina Vallarta and begin your aquatic odyssey on the iridescent waters of Banderas Bay. Listen to an informative safety briefing before you board your stylish sailboat and discover the spectacular selection of activities available throughout the day.

Sail around the blissful Banderas Bay, admiring rugged rock formations and feeling the gentle ocean breeze on your skin. Stop at a beautiful beach and plunge into the transparent waters to see the magnificent marine life with your experienced guide. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the protected waters of a secluded cove before lying on the soft white sands of the beach.

Lie back on a cushioned onboard mattress as you sip an ice-cold beverage and awaken your senses to the serene sounds of the sea. Observe the water for dolphins, humpback whales, manta rays and turtles as you cruise gently across the ocean. Feast upon a delicious lunch during your return journey to Marina Vallarta, enjoying the scrupulous service of the courteous crewmembers.

Customer Reviews

Shannon G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I enjoyed this sailing trip! The staff on board were informative but didn't overly explain things. We were lucky enough to see dolphins and whales playing and jumping out of the ocean. The food was surprisingly really good. The drinks were great too. I was skeptical about the quality about the included bar selection but was very satisfied. I did not snorkel at our stop but others did and most said it was just OK that the water wasn't very clear and was cold so I didn't take that chance but I did paddle board and it was fun.

Aurea C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Enjoyed the day sailing. Our guide was very knowledgeable, courteous and attended to our every need. Saw lots of beautiful fish when we went snorkeling. Very relaxing day.

Rhonda L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Fun all around! Fantastic food, drinks, and sights. Sailing was so relaxing and beautiful. The staff was very attentive and took care of all our wants and needs.

Natasha H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

What a great experience. We had a wonderful crew both by the name of Carlos. They were quick, attentive, nice and showed our group a great time. We ended up needing two boats to accommodate our group and their crew was equally as great. We saw dolphins right away, and had a great day of sailing.

The food was beautifully presented (while I am weary of seafood - they served shrimp and some sushi rolls). The chips and guac were great and the rest of lunch was nice.

There are no complaints - the entire process was seamless - the check in desk was friendly and quick.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2008

This was probably my favorite excursion we did. It was so relaxing. The crew was absolutely wonderful. We were on a 40' sailboat with a crew of three and 10 passengers. We sailed about 11 miles out and saw dolphins, stingrays and turtles as we sailed. The service was phenomenal. We were served a light snack (chips, guacamole) on the way out and a wonderful lunch platter on the way back. Drinks were included and we never had to ask for more, they just kept bringing them! We stopped at a private cove area, where you could get off the boat if you wanted and snorkel or just relax and swim. This was a 6 hour sail and worth every penny! They played great music on the boat and encouraged everyone to relax, sit back and enjoy the beautiful day. Can't say enough about it and would definitely recommend this as a must do when in Puerto Vallarta!

Robert A USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

This is the second time we've taken this excursion. Can't wait to do it AGAIN! It was the most relaxing part of our entire vacation!!

Barry S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Nice boat. Great crew. Good food & drinks. Great whale & dolphin closeup experiences. The trip was better than I expected.

jodi w

4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

terrific day. good food, saw whales and lots of wildlife, and we were lucky to have beautifl weather. however, the boat was fairly crowded, and we departed from one port marina vallarta and came into a different one nuevo vallarta, a 20 minute drive away. while vallarta adventures did then drive those of us who boarded in marina back to nuevo, people on the other sailing that day were sailed all the way back to marina....we weren't iven a choice of boats, AND we weren't told this was going to happen until over 5 hours into the sail and i only knew becaus ei was sitting chatting with our captain, who was fabulous, and asked him why we were not going towards the port we had come from!

Mike S

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

Crew were fantastic. Food was good, drinks flowed. Unfortunately the didn't cooperate for snorkeling but saw whales and dolphins. Unfortunately fellow passengers much heavier than pictured. :

Annette K

4 star rating: Recommended August 2013

It was great.

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