This is the second time I took the Las Marietas trip with Vallarta Adventures. The staff and boats are fantastic, no worries here. You start out with a continental breakfast at their land facility, then you board your boat and head out. We saw a lot of birds on the way and it was very late in the whale migration season and we were very lucky to see a number of wales jumping out of the water, and a mother and calf. At the islands the snorkeling is good, but I actually enjoyed the kayaking and the beach more. The lunch is fairly basic, sandwiches, pasta and green salad, but it definitely fit the bill. The blue and yellow footed boobies (rare birds that only live here and in the galapagos) were a great treat to see. The only negative thing I would say is that if you are a snorkeler that enjoys free diving, for insurance and safety reasons you will not be permitted to snorkel without a life preserver. There is still a lot to see and do, but for the person that free dives, this is a detractor. I would absolutely recommend this trip, you will not be disappointed.
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