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The Marietas Islands: Snorkeling & Sea Birds

The Mexican Galapagos, great opportunity to snorkel on pristine islands. A bird’s Paradise above, a beautiful tropical reef fish below! Only the Hidden beach is closed temporally due to environmental concerns. Marietas Island is open to visit the great beaches with beautiful sceneries amongst blue footed boobies and other wildlife.

Marietas Islands, one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Mexico’s Pacific coast formed long ago by volcanic activity, the archipelago are two formations of uninhabited islands– long island and round island… Dominated by large caves and cliffs, that protects coral reef, multicolored tropical fishes.

These Islands are the home of a vast colony of sea birds, such as the true pirate of the sky, the magnificent frigate bird, egrets, herons, sea gulls, pelicans, brown boobies and the world famous galapagos Blue-footed Booby. Different species of corals inhabit these areas and of course, many different species of fish enjoy the safety and productivity of the surrounding waters. You might spot King Angelfish, Panamic Sergeant Majors, Cortez Chubs, Giant Damselfish, Moorish Idol, Rainbow Wrasse, and many more.

In the round island is located the HIDDEN BEACH (Currently closed, due federal regulations related to environmental concerns), to reach this secluded paradise, the swimmers need to go through a short tunnel and swim from the boat a distance of 200 meters. Our Marietas Islands snorkeling trip is different from other trips! We only take small groups and our trip is really focused on snorkeling and enjoying the beauty of the islands and we also tour around the island for sightseeing.

Ask for a Marietas private charter for 5hr, snorkeling gear and leader expedition included. Max. 10 guests for boat.

Itinerary

  • 8:00 am Meet at Marina Vallarta (Ecotours office, Proa local # 20, Marina del Rey).
  • 8:45 am Meet at Nuevo Vallarta (Pier next to paradise plaza shopping center).
  • Visit the Marietas Island for 2 1/2 hrs.
  • 12:30 pm – Back to the pier Marina o Nuevo Vallarta

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The Marietas Islands: Snorkeling & Sea Birds

Adults +12 years     Kids 6-11 years
$85 USD                  $75 USD
$76.50 USD            $67.50 USD

* Suitable for children over 6 years that swim.
ADD $5 USD as a special FEE, payable before boarding.
You will receive a bracelet from the environmental authorities.

Season

All year around.

Available days:

TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY (Other days subject to availability)

Restrictions:

All participants must know how to swim and should have a general level of comfort putting their face in the water. Kids under 6 years old. For safety reasons expecting mothers, high blood pressure, person with back, heart, neck or knees problems.

Includes:

  • Maritime Transportation
  • Small boat ride to the Marietas Islands
  • Marine Park Entrance Fee
  • 2 Hours in the Marietas Island
  • Expedition leader English-Speaking
  • Snorkeling Equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, snorkeling vest)
  • Lunch style deli and Soft Drinks
  • Small &  Personalized Groups of Max. 10 guests per guide.

What to Bring:

Swimming suit, camera, sunscreen, hat, sandals, shorts and a light jacket. If you’re concerned about seasickness please consult your physician or pharmacist about preventatives that might be good for you.