• Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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Explore the magnificent marine life of the Mexican Pacific and the Bay of Banderas on an exciting full-day tour from Puerta Vallerta. Snorkel to observe an incredible underwater wonderland; kayak in the warm waters of the Marietas Islands; and watch for exotic birds flying in their natural habitat. Look out for dolphins, whales, giant manta rays and sea turtles as an experienced guide directs your attention to the wonders of nature on this eco-adventure.


  • Day Trip from Puerto Vallarta
  • Marietas Islands
  • Kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Bottlenose, spotted and spinner dolphins
  • Whales, manta rays, tropical fish and indigenous birds
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast, lunch and open bar

What You Can Expect

Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

Cavern Swim and Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

Depart from the Maritime Terminal in Puerto Vallerta to begin your aquatic adventure. Sail on a stylish vessel to the Bay of Banderas, enjoying a fresh and fruity continental breakfast as you cruise over the gentle water of the Pacific Ocean. Arrive at the bay and observe the sea for Pacific Bottlenose dolphins, spotted dolphins and spinner dolphins, watching them frolic in their luxurious habitat. Listen as your knowledgeable guide offers a captivating commentary on these majestic mammals.

Sip refreshing beverages from the open onboard bar as you sail to the Northern tip of Banderas Bay to encounter more diverse species of marine life; look out for whales, giant manta rays and indigenous birds such as the blue-footed booby and red-billed tropicbird.

Continue to explore the rugged rock formations and fish of the Marietas Islands as you select your aquatic activity. Select from kayaking, snorkeling and even scuba diving to ensure you thoroughly explore the intricate habitat beneath you. Your experienced eco-guides are always on hand to ensure upmost safety and confidence during your adventurous cruise.

Customer Reviews

Bob M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

What a fantastic trip! I highly recommend it.

Karen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We arrived early at Vallarta centre had a nice breakfast to start, then was allocated our boat ours was num 4 . Is a was our tour guide we went out yo the island spotted a couple of dolphins no whales. Once we hot thrre we went snorkling , the water was fine, saw lots of colourful fish, you could also do paddle boarding , kayaking rec, we was tired after our snorkling,. Then back on board for light lunch which was very good. Lots of drink. We enjoyed the margaritas. On way to a different island I spotted the tail of a humpback , then it diisappeared for a few minutes then I saw again to the left side , by the time the boat stopped it was away from us but stilll put on a tremendous show in the distance think it was a mother and calf. Amaxing made my year
We hgen went to a different island where we hot off the boat thre was a bananna boat, more jayaks padfle biarfinh. We haf rubbing rings hac an hour at ghis beach,Then back on board for the journey back. Also spotted loads of Manra Rays, The crew entertained us. Fantastic trip really enjoyed. We got 3 more trips booked with this company. Excellent value for money, Thank you.

Delvin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

My first time in Puerto Vallarta and my first time doing an activity like this and I must say, from someone will really high standards for things, this was fun and my friends and I had a blast. The trip took roughly 5-6 hours but that gave us plenty of time to enjoy the activities at hand and enjoy every moment. Especially, being on the boat with the crew members, who were awesome and very friendly. I came to like them and my friends and I enjoyed their company. Take advantage of this. Make friends out in the sun, on a boat making memories, that is what this trip is about. The best part, in my opinion, is the boat ride itself and just enjoying the company of friends, crew, and strangers. Enjoy it because when I come back, I'll be doing it again.

Know for the private beach you have to swim to the beach which is fun and literally a 20-second swim. Really close
Also, the beach sand is very rough on the feet at water level but regular once out of the water
Know for snorkeling, the water isn't crystal clear but not too hazy were you can't see anything


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was exceptional. Every crew member was fun, positive, professional, thoughtful, and caring. I traveled with another single mom and these guys did every possible thing they could to help us have a safe and exciting time. The weather didn't cooperate, but that didn't slow them down - they brought us blankets to be warm until the sun came out, kept our kids smiling and cheerful, and did the most amazing job. Of all the tours I've been on, this was hands down the very best. I can't thank Benjamin, Donny, Beto and the rest of the crew enough. You guys are amazing!!!

Pavitra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

Sharon L F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a great trip. I didn't go snorkeling but my husband did. We saw so many whales on the way and the trip back. It was fantastic. The food was great the guides were entertaining. A big shout out to Allen!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We had a great day on the boat. The service was outstanding and the crew was friendly and fun. The finally, a show put on by the staff was very entertaining.
The snorkeling could have been better. The water was not real clear and there wasn't many fish. We did see lots of humpbacks and ever witnessed 3 breaches. The captain was able to get us close to the whales but not too close that they would be affected. It was a wonderful day and I would recommend it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was one of the best snorkelling experiences we've ever had! There were so many beautiful fish!! The day we went it was raining and stormy but even with nasty conditions the snorkelling was absolutely amazing! The water was warmer than the air! The boat ride was long, but entertaining. The food was good and staff were fantastic! They entertained us with a fabulous show! The bonus part of this trip were the whales! We say so many! Even breaching whales! It was truly spectacular! If you go to Puerto Vallarta you absolutely MUST do this trip!

Eric F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

we loved this. just my hubby and i and the crew was just amazing!!! the food was ok and the drinks were plenty...but the water and the views were just amazing. we found ourselves just wanting to sit in the water and rest...it was peaceful, enjoyable and quite pleasant. lots of great history shared and appreciated the crew's knowledge. a definite highlight was the crew's closing out show with lip syncing and dancing....i was bummed i ran out of storage on my phone. they were charismatic, funny, and well rehearsed. they were definitely unsung MUSIC ARTISTS as they sang songs from Prince, Bruno Mars and maybe...Elvis. I don't know...it was all a good time and i would do this AGAIN!!!

Nancy H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a perfect trip. Absolutely wonderful snorkeling a delightful tour guides. Lots of time in the water in different places. Absolutely wonderful day. I highly recommend this tour.

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