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Hiking and snorkeling at Colomitos

The south of Puerto Vallarta has great natural attractions, where the tropical coast and the low deciduous forest of the Mexican Pacific meet in enchanting landscapes, worth exploring. In this tour your guide will take you through the mountain along a path used for decades to reach the villages on the south of the Bay, while pointing out and explaining about the different types of vegetation found on the site, such as gigantic fig trees, beautiful plumerias and hibiscus, leafy cecropias and “papelillos”, as well as the most common animals of the site, among which sea and mountain birds and green and black iguanas stand out. During the hike, beautiful views of the bay are shown and when descending from the mountain path, vegetation opens to give way to a small soft-sanded beach: Colomitos. Famous for being one of the smallest beaches on the coast of Banderas Bay, this cove is home to various underwater attractions, such as pufferfish, angelfish, damselfish, sea urchins and even, with a bit of luck, you can find rays and sea turtles. After our snorkeling activity, there will be an opportunity to enjoy a few minutes on the beach before starting our hike back.

Wild Dolphins & Snorkeling

Our team of biologists and naturalists will accompany you on this unforgettable adventure in search of one of the most adorable and intelligent animals in the ocean: the dolphins. Enjoy watching them have fun while your guide explains about the behaviors. It is possible to observe small groups of dolphins feeding or playing, some swimming calmly, others surfing next to the boat and, with a bit of luck, finding mothers with their babies or playful and curious dolphins, giving us an unforgettable show. Also, if the behavior of the dolphins allows it, you can be in the water with them around you. Before starting this adventure, you’ll have an informative talk about the biology and ecology of these incredible creatures. Afterwards, you can enjoy the dolphins and the beautiful view of the bay, then continue with the adventure but now snorkeling in one of the fabulous spots where multicolored fish inhabit: Los Arcos Marine Park.

Snorkeling at Islas Marietas

Don`t go all the way to Galapagos to observe a great variety of seabirds that nest and rest here among which is the world famous blue-footed booby, magnificent frigate birds, several species of seagulls, also some herons and egrets, as well as pelicans. Visit Marietas Islands National Park and enjoy the great submarine world great diversity of fish that find food and shelter in the reefs of the site, such as the king angelfish, the Moorish idol and giant damselfish, as well various species of surgeonfish, butterflyfish, parrot fish and balloon fish. As part of the rocky reef we can observe several species of corals and sponges, as well as tunicates, starfish and sea urchins, among other marine invertebrates that your guide will point out. You can also watch, with a bit of luck and patience, dolphins or sea turtles resting or traveling near the place. Our Marietas Islands snorkeling trip is different from other trips! We only take small groups and our trip is really focused on snorkeling and enjoying the beauty of the islands.

Whale Watching Ecotours

Expert biologists will lead you through the marvelous world of humpback whales aboard our specially designed authorized boat for whale watching. Before launching in this adventure we’ll provide you with a lecture about these magnificent creatures. Once in the water, we’ll discuss the humpbacks’ behavior, while we see them breach, slap their tails, travel, play or fight. We’ll also listen to their intriguing songs. You can participate in our research project. The head researcher of the Banderas Bay Photo identification Project might be leading your trip! If you like personal and professional attention and want a close encounter with our earth’s mightiest creatures, this is the tour for you!! …It is not to be missed!

Private Tour to Colomitos and Las Animas

Come with us to a beautiful beach with warm sands and the best food you can have on the south bay. Itinerary: We'll head out for Colomitos where you can do some snorkeling or just relax at the beach. We'll be going directly to Las Animas at cruising speed. We are going to explore Las Animas. Then we'll head back to the boat and back to the pier.

Private Tour Hiking Quimixto Waterfall

Visit a beautiful beach town, hike in the mountains and swim in a beautiful waterfall, all in this great 5-hour long tour. Itinerary: -We'll go along the coast on our way to Quimixto. -Once we arrive at the beach, we are going to explore the beach town. -We head into the mountain until we reach the waterfall (about a 45 minutes trip). -Once we are at the waterfall we can stop there for a couple of hours, there is a restaurant that serves beer and good food. -After our time at the waterfall is over, we return to the beach. -Once we finish we head back to the pier.

Private Tour to Yelapa, Snorkeling at Colimilla and Waterfall Hiking

Join us in an adventure south of puerto vallarta to a hidden town amid the mountain, cut off from the rest of the world. The only way to reach this beautiful town is by boat, meet the locals and taste the world famous Yelapa's Pie! Itinerary: -We'll head out to Colimilla to do some snorkeling and hang out on the beach. -Next stop will be Yelapa, we are going to explore the beach for a while (¡lots to do and eat there!). -Then we'll visit the small town and try some pie over there (real good pie). -From there we'll head up the town into the waterfall where you can take photos. -We'll head back to the boat and back to the pier.

Private Tour Los Arcos Snorkeling

A quick day trip to one of Puerto Vallarta most emblematic locations, come with us and take a dive surrounded by dozens of beautiful tropical fish. Itinerary: -We will head out for Los Arcos at cruising speed. -Once we are at the place, you can take a dive or just look around the area, this place is a great place to feed the fish with any kind of bread you have. -Once we finish we head back to the pier.  

Fishing Charter

The Super Panga is the main fishing boat in Banderas Bay, fit for any kind of fishing. We offer both single motor and twin motor boats alongside an experienced crew and captain.

Marietas Island Experience & Hidden Beach

The Marietas islands are now famous for what is known as the “hidden beach” or Lovers’ Beach (Playa del Amor), a unique beach that can easily be spotted from the air through a crater in one of the islands (Round Island / Isla Redonda), from the sea it’s not that obvious and there’s only a small tunnel when the tide is low. This is the main attraction, you need to reserve to get one of the 116 spots a day. Visit Marietas Islands and enjoy the great submarine world great diversity of fish that find food and shelter in the reefs of the site, such as the king angelfish, the Moorish idol and giant damselfish, as well various species of surgeonfish, butterflyfish, parrot fish and balloon fish. As part of the rocky reef we can observe several species of corals and sponges, as well as tunicates, starfish and sea urchins, among other marine invertebrates that your guide will point out. You can also watch, with a bit of luck and patience, dolphins or sea turtles resting or traveling near the place. Book now and guarantee this unforgettable tour. Our boats are fast, comfortable and safe, our guides know perfectly how to assist you on the boat, during the in water activity and hidden beach access. The information provided by our staff and their experience is unvaluable.