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adventurers can RESERVE the hidden beach snorkeling tour IN OUR WEBSHOP. A secure Payment service protects THE buyers. therefore AN email confirmation ARRIVES immediately after YOUR purchase. Our professional guides can help you find the birds and the best spots on the island. Our mission is to provide you with an unforgettable experience.
MARIETAS ISLANDS REVIEWS
From experienced visitors to ocean lovers looking for a great time at las Marietas Islands Tour or the Hidden Beach Snorkeling. From Warm waters, white sand and amazing wildlife, couples and families feel the instant sense of coming to a magical place full of warm people and tropical beauty. Join us and Book your Marietas Islands Tour now!
MARIETAS ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Marietas Islands National Park… Where recently declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO MAB, protecting 44 species of flora and fauna found in different risk categories. Sanctuaries for reproduction, feeding and resting of some migratory seabirds like the blue-footed booby birds.
Fantastic place, so very different to go especially if you like anything to do with nature.
Once in a lifetime experience! The hidden beach isn't very big, but it's unique and worth the expense.
This company is a scam and robs tourists. In my case, they conspired and lied to my credit card company and are trying to rob me of $1,000. They do not operate any boat. They take your money and send you to another boat company. Marietas islands tour told us to show at the terminal at 830am to start going through security/port fees and then get our tickets. We did. The tour company they assigned us to had already sold our seats to another group of tourists because we were not there by 820am. By the time we made it to the boat company at 845am to get our tickets (after absolutely no mention of the tour operator by name or any correct signage in the email of where to find this one of many operators), our seats had been given away to others. Nothing whatsoever In their brochures or email from This aggregator to us said to show up by 820am. This aggregator refuses to refund our $1,000 in ticket expenses and has now lied to my credit card company that I showed up at 910am even though no one that takes your money online is at the terminal to know when I showed up and I have car receipts to show I arrived when I was supposed to. Nothing in their online cancellation policy speaks to giving away your tickets if you show up when they tell you to show up. If something goes wrong, as it did In our case, they lied about our arrival time despite not even being at the terminal to know the arrival time. This company is a scam and just robs tourists, particularly American ones. If you want to go to the Marietas Islands, skip this scam of a company and just go to the Puerto Vallarta Marine terminal and buy from the actual boat operators themselves.
We booked a Marietas Islands Sailing trip through Estigo Tours. They went through a contractor Pegaso and I was on the sailboat VIVA. We met at the Paradise Village Public Pier at 8:45 am. Instructions said that we needed to wear swimsuits, bring towels, and sunscreen (not to be applied while on Marietas Islands) Breakfast (cut up fruit and pastries served shortly after launching), lunch (ham sandwich, tortilla chips, veggies, and dip served after secret beach and snorkeling), and drinks (alcoholic on the way back) were included with admission. Cost was $95 + $25 (Permit) +$14.40 (Fees) =$134.40 USD. Email mentioned a separate "National Park bracelet fee" of 90 Pesos and a "Marina Entrance Fee" of 40 pesos. We were asked for 100 pesos a person at the Marina. We arrived 10 minutes early as requested in the email, but the sailboat contracting company was not there yet. The man at the snack bar said they would be there within 30 minutes or so. There were bathrooms available around the corner. When the boat arrived, everyone on our tour went to the dock and shoes were collected and put into plastic bins. The trip was to the island was about 3 hours. We stopped each time we saw whales or dolphins and the pace was not rushed. Water was pretty calm when we went, but several on board still got seasick due to the length of the trip. There was a bathroom on our sailboat. We pulled out of the marina around 9:15. There was not a ton of room to have stuff with you, but we were fine with a backpack. About 10 minutes after we left the pier, I was approached by one of our guides who very gently asked the ages of my parents. He then mentioned that those OVER THE AGE OF 67 were NOT PERMITTED to actually go to the island due to the strenuous swim that was required. THIS WAS NOT MENTIONED EVEN ONCE DURING BOOKING AND IS THE REASON THAT I HAVE REMOVED A STAR. This information was intentionally withheld until there was no chance in turning back. My dad was over the age, but decided to go anyways as they were not checking identification. He did have difficulty with the swim, but our very helpful guide Fernando helped him by practically pulling him to the island. The island used to be overrun with tourists, but has since become very regulated as to the number allowed in. I can't remember the exact numbers, but it was something like only ~150 visitors were allowed per day and only ~30 were actually allowed at a time on the actual secret beach. When we arrived, there were National Park boats that gave us helmets because you swim through a cave entrance and depending on the tide could potentially hit your head on the rocks. Life vests were provided by our sailboat. I became concerned as our guides started putting on wetsuits as I was in a bikini. The guide explained to me that the water in March would only be cold to them and that we would be fine as "northerners." There was an initial shock entering the water as it was pretty chilly, but not unbearably cold. If I had one, I would have worn a swim shirt to stay a little warmer. The swim: I am 37 and fairly active, but not an excellent swimmer. I did not find the swim particularly difficult, but my parents did. You're in a life vest and there's a guide in the water with you making sure you're okay. With me, I had both a go pro and my cell phone in one of those cheap plastic cases off of Amazon that I took with me to the island. (They sell the cases at the snack shop at the pier too). The actual swim took about 6-8 minutes. We had 20 minutes on the island before our group needed to move on and the next group came on. Afterwards, we swam back to the boat and got our snorkeling gear on (flippers, mask, snorkel). There was a snorkeling area marked with rope. The water in March was pretty murky and visibility low. Guides said it is clear and blue in the summer. We still saw plenty of fish. Stay away from the rocks as they are sharp. One person on my boat got a minor jellyfish string. Ride back had lots of adult beverages and we got back around 5pm.
Would definitely recommend Vallarta Adventures. It might be a little loud and too crazy early in the morning as the tour heads out to the islands but by the afternoon after much sun and sand and booze it becomes a party.
Creo que a esta actividad de Vallarta Adventures le falta tiempo para disfrutarse más. Las actividades están muy bien, pero hay pocos kayaks y paddleboards para disfrutar más del lugar.... read more
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Maravilloso lugar para ir con familia o amigos.
Es todo una aventura llegar a esta linda playa, nadar contra marea, entrar a una pequeña cueva y llegar a un maravilloso... read more