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.
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
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Lunch On Board
WHAT IS THERE TO DO AT MARIETAS ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK?
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.