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Per Person (Minimum of 4 people required.) $125 USD
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Many visitors don't consider snorkeling to be a top priority in Puerto Vallarta, but the wildlife sanctuary is exquisite and flourishing, both under the water and above.

The Marietas Islands, also known as the Mexican Galapagos, are one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Mexico’s Pacific coast and one of the country's national parks. These beautiful islands of volcanic origin are full of innumerable caves carved by time and water--a true snorkeler's paradise!

Under the azure crystalline waters, multi-colored fish, manta rays, eels, turtles, soft corals, and urchins can be encountered.

On land, life is equally abundant. The islands offer sanctuary for a great number of sea birds, including cormorants, frigates, brown boobies, and the ever-graceful blue-footed boobies.

Along the way, we'll provide you with a delicious lunch that includes a baguette sandwich, granola bar, sodas, bottled water, and juice.

  • This tour includes:
  • Zodiac motorboat ride
  • Expert guides
  • Snorkeling at 2 different locations (conditions permitting)
  • Use of snorkeling gear
  • Lunch and beverages
  • Opportunity to see manta rays, eels, turtles, and a variety of marine birds
  • $5.00 conservation fee to enter the Marieta Islands will be collected when you check in for the tour.

Days of Operation

Mon - no
Tue - no
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:30 AM (5 hrs) Hotel guests only
  • 10:00 AM (5 hrs) Cruise ship passengers only

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• You can either walk 15 minutes to the starting point (if coming from a cruise ship) or take a 5-minute taxi ride that will cost approximately $5. Full instructions will be on your voucher.
• Please wear or bring your swimsuit, a towel, eco-friendly sunblock, a hat, T-shirt, sandals, and a waterproof camera.
• You will spend a maximum of 2.5 hours at Marietas.
• The price of this tour includes lunch (baguette sandwich, granola bar, sodas, bottled water, juice), and the use of snorkel gear.
• No alcohol is included in this tour. You may buy drinks at lunch.


• Due to environmental concerns, all boats authorized to visit Marietas created a Mexican non-profit organization called Bahia Unida AC to focus about conservation, information and research center for Marietas Islands and according to have a fee to visit this area. This fee of about $5.00 per person is not included and is collected when you check in for the tour.
• Minimum age for this tour is 10 years old.
• Maximum weight is 280 LBS. You must be able to climb back into the boat by ladder.
• Minimum 4 people. If you have less than 4 people in your group, you may book this trip and ShoreTrips will try and find other people to join your group.
• All participants must know how to swim.
• Pregnant women may not take this tour.