SNORKELING TOUR VALLARTA
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Prepare for a day of cruising to paradise in Puerto Vallarta! Ride in a beautiful single-deck catamaran out to the UNESCO protected paradise of the Marietas Islands. Watch for Humpback Whales (in season), dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, and all kinds of marine bird life as you enjoy a light continental breakfast and feel the wind in your hair.
As we approach the Marietas Islands, made famous by oceanographer Jacques Cousteau for it's astounding biodiversity, we will go snorkeling in Puerto Vallarta's most diverse marine ecosystem. We will see brightly colored tropical fish and other exciting marine life, and watch the Blue Footed Booby, a species of bird that can be found only here and the Galapagos Islands. We can try kayaking for a bit as well.
Back on the boat, we will enjoy a delicious lunch and a guided tour by boat of the Marietas Islands, learning about this special place. The dance floor opens up on the way back to Puerto Vallarta, with fun and games run by the MC, Karaoke, music and dancing and more. This tour offers a lot for very little money, but if you are looking for a more relaxing tour without karaoke or MCs, see our Marietas Sailing or our Marietas Islands Snorkeling tour which is a true eco-tour experience.
Cruise Passengers: Sorry, this tour is too long for most cruise ship schedules. If you're in doubt, ask us.
Runs: Tuesday to Sunday at 9:00 AM from Puerto Vallarta and 9:45 AM from Nuevo Vallarta.
Duration: 9 Hours Approximately
Departs From: The Marine Terminal in Puerto Vallarta. Directions will be included with your confirmation.
THIS TOUR NO LONGER VISITS HIDDEN BEACH,
DUE TO ACCESS
RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL BUREAU (SEE SIDE
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This is a big boat with a lot of people on it. It's pretty basic, but fun as long as you're not picky and you are into the lively atmosphere, complete with loud music, dancing, karaoke and all of that. If you like the more "party" kind of boat, this tour is an incredible value for what you get. But if that doesn't sound like your scene, check out our Marietas Islands Sailing for a more upscale and relaxed experience, or our Marietas Islands Eco-Snorkeling for a true eco-tour experience.
You may be asked to leave either a room key, your ID, or 200 pesos as a security deposit for the snorkeling equipment. The water at the Marietas Islands may be a few degrees cooler than sites closer to shore. Something to keep in mind in the winter and spring months.
Hidden Beach is no longer available, this is because the local environmental bureau is restricting access to all visitors, due to the reported damage to the area. Tours will continue to go to Marietas Islands, but no longer visiting Hidden Beach. While access to Hidden Beach is now restricted, the tour is being offered as it has been for several years.