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Yelapa Sailing Adventure


  • A Day of Non-Stop Fun Including Sailing, Snorkeling, and Hiking
  • Visit the Remote Town of Yelapa, a Small Coastal Village with Less Than 500 Inhabitants
  • A Unique Day Adventure That Combines Nature and Culture

Tour Summary

Sail to the seaside town of Yelapa aboard the Tinuviel, a 54-foot sailing craft, for an incredible full-day adventure of snorkeling in splendid waters and hiking to a beautiful hidden waterfall. This sleepy town on the shores of Banderas Bay, south of Puerto Vallarta, is not connected to the rest of society by roads. The only options to reach this remote village are via hiking, on horseback, or by boat. After you arrive at this scenic town, you will have the feeling that you have traveled back to less complicated time. Yelapa is the perfect setting to escape the pressures of everyday life in our busy contemporary world. This aquatic excursion to Yelapa is the ideal way to unwind from your typical workweek back home; that’s why you’ve taken a vacation in the first place. Hike along a forest path to discover the beautiful flora and fauna that inhabit this wilderness. You will find a spectacular remote waterfall. The waters of this cascade tumble into a refreshing pool where you can enjoy a swim to cool off after your hike. The beach at Yelapa is a gorgeous stretch of sand where you can wade into the bay to snorkel above a teeming coral reef.

The English-speaking staff of the Tinuviel is committed to giving their passengers the most enjoyable excursion possible. Relax and sip a complimentary beverage from our domestic open bar from the Burmese teak deck of the Tinuviel. Be sure to look for the many marine mammals that inhabit Banderas Bay. Depending on the season, you may spot different types of cetaceans, including humpbacks and three different varieties of dolphins.

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.

  • Does not include $2.00 port entry fee
  • Tour departure times:
    -From Nuevo Vallarta 8am
    -From Puerto Vallarta 9am

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 Yelapa Sailing Adventure 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 ͡°)