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Island Discovery

Take a walk on the iconic Lover's Beach in Puerto Vallarta. The Marietas Islands are an ecologically diverse sanctuary with a world-renown hidden beach nestled just out of sight. Take advantage of a small group format as you journey to the islands in our comfortable, inflatable boat. Swim through cave formations and rock archways, admiring the extraordinary terrain and more than 100 species of unique birds and fish that call these islands home.

Snorkel & Explore

Cruise around the islands on an eco-tour as we point out the unique wildlife and numerous species of birds. Expect an informative eco-discovery from our expert guide and maybe even a show from the nearby schools of dolphins as they leap out of the water throughout your journey.

The Humpback Whale 

On your return voyage, discover the spectacular world of whale watching in Vallarta! Watch for the enchanting Humpback Whales as they soar out of the water, or engage in fin flapping or lob tailing. There's absolutely nothing that compares to the thrill of seeing these fascinating animals in the wild. Their annual migration from the cold waters of Alaska brings them down to the Bay of Banderas in the winter where they procreate and raise their young in our warm, sheltered waters. Get up-close to see these beautiful creatures from the sea-level perspective of our small boat excursion in an incredible and unforgettable experience.

Our Flippered Friends 

Whale season in Banderas Bay runs from mid-December to the end of March, but we're fortunate to see wild dolphins throughout the entire year. The best opportunity to see these playful and intelligent mammals is from our fully equipped luxury catamarans as we head towards the Marietas Islands. We invite them join us and swim alongside our boat so we can marvel at their grace and agility.

What's Included

  • Light Snacks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Bottled water

 

What to Wear & Bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Light sweater
  • Money for souvenirs & photos
  • SEMARNAT fee ($85 pesos per passenger)

Duration:

4 hours

Available:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Schedules:

7:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m.

Departs From:

Nuevo Vallarta at Vallarta Adventures' Center and Maritime Terminal Puerto Vallarta. Detailed directions will be provided with your confirmation. 

Restrictions:

Min. Age: 12 years old

Max. Weight: 260lbs (118Kg)

 

*Access to the Lover's beach is not guaranteed and depends entirely on sea conditions and tide.To participate in this adventure you must demonstrate strong swimming abilities and be able to make a 100-meter swim from the boat to the beach. Expecting mothers are restricted. This activity is not recommended for anyone with heart or respiratory problems, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, visibility or hearing weakness, epilepsy, special needs or other medical condition that impacts physical performance. Guests under drug or alcohol influence are not allowed.All guests must wear life jackets and helmets.Sunblock is not allowed 

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