Marietas Islands Puerto Vallarta
by Vallarta adventures
There is a vast array of marine life living in the Mexican Pacific and on the shores of Banderas Bay. On our Marietas Islands Puerto Vallarta tour, everyone anxiously awaits the spotting of whales and dolphins but the ocean is also home to a plethora of majestic giant manta rays, sea turtles and exotic tropical fish. This eco tour also plays host to many indigenous feathered friends like the blue footed boobies and red-billed tropicbirds and, sadly, some of the world’s last remaining Green Macaws. This tour also gives you the opportunity to have a drink as you listen to the music, enjoy with our staff entertainment, and experience fun on the ocean with Vallarta Adventures.
Crystal Clear Waters – the best in the bay!
Don’t miss out on the best snorkeling conditions we have had all year. With light rains this year, the waters around Marietas Islands are as clear-as-can-be and the marine life is abundant. Our guides will take you snorkeling and introduce you to all the creatures that call Marietas Islands home. These are the best conditions in the bay, so come see why Jacques Cousteau fell in love with the islands and started the movement to protect them.
The Humpback whale
During the winter season you can swim, snorkel and kayak in the warm clear waters of the Marietas Islands, but this adventure is really all about the adrenalin rush of witnessing humpback whales and wild dolphins in their natural habitat. This is what you’ll be telling all your friends about back home – the jaw-dropping sight of these magnificent giants soaring into the air just feet away from our boat with the seductive sound of their beautiful whale song.
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.
Kayak, snorkel & scuba dive
Once there, our bilingual expert eco-guides will prepare you for the kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving* part of our adventure. They’ll keep a close eye while maintaining a fun, safe environment as you explore rocky caverns and archways and fully experience the rarely seen raw beauty of the Marietas Islands Puerto Vallarta.
Available Dec 8th-March 23rd, our Marietas Eco-Discovery tour is one of the most popular whale watching tours in Puerto Vallarta and spaces are limited. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Humpback whales in Banderas Bay. This is a great tour for families of all ages! We are the only company that uses a light aircraft spotter plane to track the whales and we have a whale sighting guarantee on the Marietas Eco Discovery.
$85 usd. $73 usd
kids 4 to 11:
$55 usd . $47 usd
Marietas Islands Federal tax per person: $30 pesos
Approximately 7 hours
- Nuevo Vallarta at Vallarta Adventures’ Center
- Puerto Vallarta at Maritime Terminal
- Continental breakfast
- Open bar
- Snorkeling and kayaking equipment
- Scuba diving available for an extra fee
- Photo services for an extra fee
What to Wear & Bring
- Bathing suit
- Sun hat
- Money for souvenirs & photos
Min. Age: 3 years old
Child prices valid for children ages 3 to 11
Vallarta adventures PROMO:
Book 2 tours from Vallarta Adventures tours per person and get one free*
*At public prices, lowest one on price will be the free tour.