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Explore An Eco Wonderland On A Marietas Islands Tour

Nestled in the calm waters of Banderas Bay, the Marietas National Park is a string of volcanic islands made famous by oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau, in the 1970s. Rich in biodiversity, these islands and marine park are a haven for eco adventure. Go scuba diving in magical reefs and caves, and enjoy kayak and snorkeling tours in Puerto Vallarta. Hop on a catamaran in Puerto Vallarta and immerse yourself in a day of adventure. These protected islands are also the perfect spot for windsurfing and to observe humpback whales and dolphins in the crystal clear waters.



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Daily tours last about six hours and depart each morning from either Nuevo Vallarta or the Maritime Terminal.


  • Daily Eco Tours
  • Seasonal Whale Watching
  • Hidden Beach Tours


  • Whale Watching
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Bird Watching
  • Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Boat Tours
  • Lunch On Board
  • Whale Watching



    This pristine collection of volcanic islands is a protected RAMSAR site, so no foot traffic is allowed. The rich diversity of sea life, including 16 species of coral and 116 species of colorful fish, make it a scuba and snorkeling paradise. Kayaks and stand up paddleboards are great ways to explore the rugged coastline and rock formations. Bird watchers will love spotting seabirds like the blue-footed booby.
  • what should I pack for the tour?

    Since you'll be spending the day at sea, plan to wear a swimsuit and cover-up and also bring along a dry change of clothes for the boat trip back. To protect the reefs and sea life, use of biodegradable sunscreen is recommended. Also bring a towel, a light sweater and money for souvenirs and photos. There is a SEMARNAT fee of 85 pesos per passenger.

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