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Private Boat Tour to Yelapa

By La Vida Bella Boat Tours
Recommended by 92% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$510.00
per group (up to 8)
from
$510.00
per group (up to 8)

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Ages 0-99
Duration:6h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish


  • water
  • soda
  • snorkel equipment
  • life jackets
  • Bottled water
  • Lime margarita, tequila & beer
  • Guacamole & chips
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Towels
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • Los Peines, Isla Iguana, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Please meet the captain at the second security entrance. At the first security entrance, please let them know you have a boat tour with La Vida Bella.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42129P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Private Boat Tour to Yelapa?
Private Boat Tour to Yelapa price starts from $510.00. Discover and book Private Boat Tour to Yelapa on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Boat Tour to Yelapa cancellation policy?
Private Boat Tour to Yelapa cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Boat Tour to Yelapa on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Boat Tour to Yelapa?
Private Boat Tour to Yelapa is hosted by La Vida Bella Boat Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact La Vida Bella Boat Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Boat Tour to Yelapa on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42129P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Los Peines
    Los Peines, Isla Iguana, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Please meet the captain at the second security entrance. At the first security entrance, please let them know you have a boat tour with La Vida Bella.
    See address & details
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    La Vida Bella Boat Tours
    Stop: 6 hours
    Travel to Yelapa and explore.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

M1269CCgaryc
M1269CCgaryc
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Amazing afternoon
Crew was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Great experience and probably the highlight of the whole trip!
Tourist705018
Tourist705018
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Awesome trip
Very relaxing enjoyable and fun excursion I would recommend them to everyone who wants to see the coast snorkel an
Sharv906
Sharv906
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We had an incredible trip
Fernando, the captain, was a wonderful tour guide for the bay. Fernando Jr. makes first-rate guacamole and chips +
lmpaddock
lmpaddock
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Awesome guys
Wonderful guys who own & run this boat. Super accommodating and kind. They really try hard to make your day special
nikil536
nikil536
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Best PV Activity
Everything about this boat tour and company was amazing. Ashley was able to find and make availability for my group
522deedee
522deedee
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Fun day oh the water and land
Fernando and his assistant Nixon were phenomenal. A day of fun on both land and water. The hike up to the waterfal
preety812
preety812
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Lots of fish to see
Fernando and Mitzon were great. They gave us good information about the Los Arcos and other areas of Puerto Vallart
Allie-Explores-88
Allie-Explores-88
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A+++ this experience is an absolute must when traveling to PV!
This experience is an absolute must when traveling to Puerto Vallarta! Fernando and his son, also Fernando, were th
Stephanie C
Stephanie C
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Our favorite excursion !
We had an amazing experience and would highly recommend. We loved being the only family on the tour and we were wel
920kaitlynj
920kaitlynj
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Nice boat ride, but no fish
The guides were very knowledgeable and professional. Snacks, drinks, and guacamole were provided on the trip. The o
Georgia-USA
Georgia-USA
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Highlight of our vacation
Highlight of our trip! This is an excellent tour. The snorkling is excellent! ernando and his son (also Fernando)
Shelly T
Shelly T
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Great trip and guide
We had a wonderful experience with Miguel. I would highly recommend this tour. It is great for families, couples
nicolebN6233HX
nicolebN6233HX
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Fabulous day with La Vida Bella
Fernando our captain and Nixon were amazing! We learned about the mountains and town of Peurto Vallarta. They bot
wenzmur
wenzmur
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FAR EXCEEDED my expectations
Oh my goodness! I requested a sunset tour and Fernando and Mitscon (sorry if I misspelled) were willing to accommo
212MarkS
212MarkS
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The Best Private Boat in Banderas Bay!!
This is the best private boat tour for 6 or less in Puerto Vallarta. Captain Fernando and first mate Mixon is abso
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Tess P
Union City, CA1 contribution
Mar 2021
Highly recommend a tour with Fernando and Fernando. We our very COVID careful and choose a private tour for safety reasons. Fernando and Fernando were phenomenal tour guides. Boat was clean and well taken care of. They wore masks the entire time. They were timely, attentive to all of our needs. As soon as we finished a water or beer, they had another one in our hands. Ashley helped set us up and arranged to pick us up at a tour closer to our hotel. We booked the day tour to Yelapa, but highlight of the day was definitely whale watching. Fernando saw that this was what we were most excited about and made sure to give us ample time whale watching. We saw two humpback whales breach 40 feet from our boat! A one in a lifetime experience. Will absolutely book again with them next visit.
Written March 9, 2021
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Greg S
1 contribution
Oct 2020
Fernando is the perfect guide. Goes above and beyond to ensure you have an enjoyable day, and leaves the pace and specifics of time spent at each activity entirely up to you. Super knowledgeable host as well. Walk to waterfall was very cool, and beach time on the island of Yelapa was very relaxing and fun. The boat ride out there is about an hour each way, and the entire journey is just beautiful. Highly recommend. We will be back - thank you Fernando and his helper Christian also super friendly and makes a great margarita!
Written October 17, 2020
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Don C
Colorado Springs, CO13 contributions
Aug 2021
I will validate what so many have already said. This is an amazing tour and Fernando is one of the most hospitable people I've met and a terrific host. We stopped for a quick snorkel on the way to Yelapa and had lunch on the beach after the waterfall. Amazing!!! We never felt rushed to move. Lunch service took extra long due to crowds but since we were on our own boat, there was no hurry. We will be back to do it again!

Thank you!!!
Written August 10, 2021
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Kaylene R
3 contributions
Nov 2021
Fernando was awesome and the trip was fun, the boat ride amazing and Yelepa is beautiful.
The only thing that annoyed me was the horse ride that we booked. The little kid who led the horses kept asking me for money all the way up to the waterfall. I gave him a tip at the waterfall and then he kept asking me for money all the way back down so I tipped him again at the end of the horse ride. For this reason I would not recommend the horse ride to the waterfall but that has nothing to do with Fernando or his tour. He was amazing and his tour is awesome. Don't hesitate to book it.
Written November 27, 2021
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Travis S
5 contributions
Apr 2021
If you're looking for the best private boat charter in Vallarta, you have certainly found it! Fernando and his son were fantastic hosts for our adventure south of Vallarta. Booking via their website was prompt and efficient. Ashley was a pleasure to work with, she was so accommodating with our beer and snack preferences and requests! There were only 4 of us on this trip, but the boat had plenty of space for several more. The boat was clean, comfy, and well equipped. 10/10, I am sending all my friends to La Vida Bella.

Our trip began with Fernando picking us up at Los Muertos pier. He was on time, and ready to go as soon as we arrived. The cruise down to Yelapa was wonderful! With a few shots of Tequila in our system, we arrived to the beautiful picturesque Playa Yelapa. After a beautiful lunch on the beach, Fernando toured us through the town and up to the waterfall.

After Yelapa, we cruised over to Playa Majahuitas and snorkeled in the area. We saw a wide range of fish and I even saw a beautiful spotted stingray.

The final stop of the day was Playa Las Animas. There we sat on the beach, had a light snack, and enjoyed the ocean and light music from the locals.

I mentioned the gracious flexibility of Fernando on this trip. We initially thought 6 hours would be sufficient, but we ended up nearly 9 hours on the boat because we were having so much fun that we didn't want to leave.

Do yourself a favor and book with La Vida Bella... You will forever remember this amazing adventure!
Written April 27, 2021
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jugN4884IT
Dallas, TX14 contributions
This was our 3rd trip with Fernando and it did not disappoint. It is always the highlight of our trip. The past 2 times we have actually been staying in Sayulita and drive all the way back to the marina in Puerto Vallarta just to go on his tour. His little touches like the homemade margaritas and guacamole help make the trip extra special. He is a wonderful host. We really enjoyed his tour of Yelapa and hunting down the best coconut pie!
Written June 12, 2021
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Daniel M
5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Fernando (the owner) is really nice and fun and he does everything to make your trip amazing. I have booked that boat several times on different routes and have the best time every time. I highly recommend this boat
Written August 22, 2021
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Juli H
Cedar Rapids, IA225 contributions
Jan 2021
Best. Tour. Ever In Puerto Vallarta. I have taken many tours over the years. This year, with the pandemic, I wanted to be safe and still take my guests to Yelapa. We decided on a private tour. I contacted several companies and Ashley replied immediately. She answered all my questions and offered me an excellent price for her 6 hour private tour. We had the boat to ourselves along with captain Fernando and his mate Fernando! They made us comfortable, fed us, served drinks, played great music, and stopped for the all important whale viewing. Fernando has quite an eye for sighting playful whales.
Once in Yelapa, they made sure our transfer from boat to beach was swift and DRY!. They walked with us up to the falls, literally carrying my 90-year-old mother
when the climb became too much for her. They were so good to her and to us.
They have an agreement with Domingo's restaurant where the food and drink is excellent. I do not think you can go wrong with any restaurant on the beach really. But I will never book anyone but La Vida Belle Tours. Thank you Ashley, y Fernando, y Fernando!
Written January 2, 2021
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kensterj
Commack, NY75 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Fernando and his crew mate (Fernando) provided an outstanding tour for our family. Our 4 kids absolutely loved their time on the Yelapa excursion. We also did the South Shore Excursion with Fernando and that too was excellent. From the moment we got onto the boat Fernando catered to our every needs including unlimited drinks and fun. Fernando is very nice and informative of Puerto Vallarta and the tour destinations. After one of our tours my wife misplaced her cell phone. We called Fernando and he went back to his boat and searched for the phone. We can't say thank you enough for not only offering such a fantastic tour but also for being so nice. Leaving him was like leaving a family member. Yelapa is such a beautiful village that is only accessible by boat. Experiencing such an authentic Mexican village, where the residents live the ways of the past, was a once in a life time experience. The food their was delicious and the beach was outstanding
Written April 29, 2019
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Glock22
Columbus, NE166 contributions
I researched a lot of options and read several reviews but definitely made the right decision!

Fernando and Bobby were outstanding, accommodating, informational and so much fun! We took 4 adults and 5 teenagers. Although they came fully stocked with margaritas, we opted for the homemade lemonade and it was delicious. We saw and swam in two private beaches, snorkeled, fed fish, visited the small village of Yelapa (even had a rain the night before and saw the waterfall). We had a great day! It’s a full day but SO worth it.
Written June 12, 2018
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Private Boat Tour to Yelapa | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico