Islas Marietas Tour
Marietas Islands are a small group of uninhabited islands located a few miles off the North coast of the Banderas Bay. These lovely islands including the two main volcanic islands called Isla Redonda (Round Island) and Isla Larga (Long Island) were formed by volcanic activity thousands of years ago.
Known for its spectacular scenery, pristine beaches, and impressive wildlife diversity, the islands are perfect for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers by heart. It is home to 44 different species of plants and wildlife which is the reason why it has been designated as "National Park Islas Marietas" since 2005 and a "Reserva de la Biosfera", a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2008.
Come and explore this unspoiled tropical beauty on an exciting full-day sailboat charter to from Puerto Vallarta. Birdwatching is one of the top things to do in the islands because of the abundance of exotic birds flying in their natural habitat. You can kayak your way around to spot all numerous species of tropical birds. When it's near the end of the winter, keep an eye out for seagulls and terns that nest in big groups on the edges of the islands.
Book a private sailboat charter to Islas Marietas and go snorkeling and explore the spectacular underwater wonderland of the Mexican Pacific and the Bay of Banderas. When you venture beneath the waves, you have a chance to observe a wide range of species of fish that showcase different colors, shapes, and sizes. It’s like a rainbow of swimming creatures with beautiful corals as your backdrop. If you’re lucky, you might encounter other fascinating marine creatures such as sea turtles, manta rays, eels, octopus, and even playful dolphins. During the cold months of the year, whale watching takes center-stage as the humpback whales journey to these islands to feed and seek comfort in its warm and nutrient-rich waters. Seeing these massive ocean dwellers is a jaw-dropping experience that you should not miss. Our experienced guides will ensure that you maximize your opportunities to enjoy the wonders of nature on this eco-adventure.
You can also go swimming, frolicking in the sand, and basking in the sun at The Hidden Beach or Lovers' Beach (Playa del Amor). You can access this unique beach by swimming through a short tunnel that was naturally shaped by the sea from the side of the ocean into the crater.
After a day of exciting activities, you can bring home beautiful memories of this paradise that you can keep for a lifetime.