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Marietas Islands Sailing & Snorkeling


  • Excellent Combination of Sailing, Snorkeling, and a Visit to a Natural Preserve
  • Sail on the Calm Blue Waters of Banderas Bay
  • Snorkeling at the Famous and Beautiful Marietas Islands National Park
  • Relax on a Secluded Beach

Tour Summary

This snorkeling expedition starts with a sailboat cruise from Marina Vallarta aboard the sleek 60 foot vessel, the Isis. This complete day of maritime fun is the perfect tour for the entire family. Relax on the sundeck as you enjoy a freshly-prepared continental breakfast. You’ll never eat your breakfast in a more beautiful environment. Enjoy some Latin tunes as you zoom across the bright blue waters of Banderas Bay to the pristine Marietas Islands for this ecological adventure. Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins have been known to surf along in the wake of the boat. During the winter months, you may even spy a breaching Humpback Whale. The friendly English-speaking crew of the Isis will be pleased to enlighten passengers about the indigenous marine life and environment.

After we arrive at our destination, the Marietas Islands, you will experience some of the finest snorkeling on the globe while swimming over a vibrant coral reef habitat. The multi-colored reefs around these picturesque islands provide shelter and food for a mind-boggling array of undersea life, including a spectrum of fish, Olive Ridley Turtles, octopi, and delicate sea horses. If you bring along your children, they will absolutely be enchanted by this thriving underwater habitat.

This federally protected reserve is home to a plentiful array of sea birds. You can take a hike along the pristine sands of the beach or sunbathe along on the picturesque shore. In addition to a complimentary open domestic bar, we also offer a satisfying deli lunch on the deck of the Isis.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.

  • A $5 per person fee will be collected at check in for the Marine Park Entry Fee
  • Does not include $2.00 port entry fee
  • Playa Nopalera is our main snorkeling site, a neighbor island to Playa de Amor
  • Access to Hidden Beach (Playa de Amor) is limited from Wednesdays through Sundays, to a max of 8 guests per visit.  In accordance with newly placed regulations for the preserve.
  • Guests under 10 years and over 65 years of age are not permitted in Playa de Amor
  • From early December through March 23rd this tour is altered and geared toward whale watching moreso than exploring the Marietas islands. Snorkeling is still part of the tour as well.
  • Ground transportation NOT included in price

Vallarta Tour Center is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.

Bob Smith

I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Marietas Islands Sailing & Snorkeling is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!

Jim Peters

Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!

Richard Dixon

The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)