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Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show

By Vallarta Adventures
Get out on the water of Banderas Bay to watch the sunset on this evening cruise from Puerto Vallarta. Rather than wandering the city streets to pick a restaurant or bar, have your entire evening planned. Enjoy the spectacular views (and open bar) on the way to Las Caletas, then savor a 3-course dinner and watch a memorable cultural show featuring dance and music.
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$159.00
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$159.00
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Ages 6-99, max of 500 per group
Duration:5h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Get out on Banderas Bay during the colorful sunset
  • Relax and sip drinks from the boat's open bar
  • Enjoy a 3-course, candlelit dinner of local specialties
  • Learn about Mexico's history through a music-and-dance show

  • Sunset Cruise
  • Dance Show at the Pyramid Amphitheater
  • Candlelight Dinner
  • Unlimited open bar
  • Entry/Admission - Rhythms of the Night by Vallarta Adventures
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • A port fee of MXP$ 30 must be paid in cash before boarding your boat.
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Vallarta

Make your way to the Puerto Vallarta Marina in the evening. Step aboard your boat to meet the crew and other passengers. Find a comfortable seat, and enjoy the scenery as you sail across Banderas Bay. Watch the sun sink toward the horizon as you arrive in the secluded cove of Las Caletas. After deboarding, walk across the sand and down a path lined with torches toward your beachside table. Choose from steak, fish, or chicken for your meal, which is accompanied by tortillas, vegetables, and salad. Finish up with a dessert buffet. After dinner, take a seat in the outdoor amphitheater for a music and dance show, which teaches you about the area’s ancient civilizations. Finally, reboard your boat for a nighttime ride across the bay and drop-off back at the marina.

Departure details
  • Vallarta Adventures Nuevo Vallarta, Las Palmas 39, Zona Norte, 63732 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico We are located in front of El Tigre golf course
  • Puerto Magico, Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Zona Hotelera Nte., 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico This is the cruise ship terminal in Puerto Vallarta
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: 2736SEA_RHY

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring a light jacket or sweater with you
  • "Rhythms" is a romantic evening specially designed for adults and couples.
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Important: this tour is not available to cruise ship passengers
  • You must contact Vallarta Adventures to confirm the check in time & location on your booking. It may change according to our operation
  • Please be advised that Mexico's Federal Maritime Ports operate a strict No-Drug Policy, including electronic cigarettes, vapers, and all kinds of drugs. Please be advised not to bring them to any of our tours. We cannot offer a refund or change of day for any guest to whom Federal Security has denied access.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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: 2736SEA_RHY

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Nuevo Vallarta Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Puerto Magico
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Malecon Boardwalk
  • 3
    Bay of Banderas
    Stop: 50 minutes
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  • 4
    Rhythms of the Night by Vallarta Adventures
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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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.

travelhopes
travelhopes
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Slower pace off the beaten path
I will give five stars to our driver Fernando and tour guide Danielle ( our petite bundle of energy and information
go4chinook
go4chinook
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MIssed out on cooking: Enjoyed a police stop!
The cocoa 'tour' stop was informational and provided a lot of interesting flavors. The tortilla stop was interestin
Joedlt2013
Joedlt2013
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awesome
awesome experience. bring bug spray and have something like a backpack to lock up. just to be on the safe side. fu
195susieg
195susieg
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Must do!!!
Excellent amazing do it!!! Adventure and more! Excellent staff!!! Add this to your to do list when visiting Puerto
Danikalifornia
Danikalifornia
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Exhilarating and fun!
Hector was amazing. So much stuff packed in on the extreme zipline package. Would recommend highly. Hector and the
Msiebigteroth
Msiebigteroth
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Memorable and perfect
This experience was first class from start to finish. The guides were so kind, hilarious, and attentive. Our drinks
tiredgirlCanada
tiredgirlCanada
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Fun and lots to do
Lots to do on this trip so it's worth the money. $89 US. I wish we could stay longer at the first beach after the s
Sightseer216483
Sightseer216483
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So. Much. Fun.
This was the highlight of our recent week-long trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The yacht was beautiful, the cre
bnwild
bnwild
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Fun
This was very fun! There were different types of zip lines. Superman was the best! Our guide Charly was awesome. T
U962BZamyj
U962BZamyj
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Zipline adventure
Charly and the team were GREAT!!! This was the best zip lining tour I have ever been on!!! Thanks to all of them!!
272kristiw
272kristiw
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Amazing!!
The guides were amazing and made it so fun!!! Charly was our main guide, but Chino, joss, jhonatan, noe, and Brisas
RobnLe
RobnLe
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You won't be disappointed
Highly recommend Rhythms of the night. Especially if you enjoy circ de sol shows. The performers were great. Din
RobnLe
RobnLe
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Don't sit in back of the van
If our read the review from PDS written 12/5 for trip they took in November, that was our exact experience. The se
reenyanddavidp
reenyanddavidp
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Wonderful tour
Our tour guide was Juan Carlos and Fernando was our driver. They were both great at what they do. Juan Carlos was
A5717BOgeorger
A5717BOgeorger
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Must do! Ask for Tommy as your tour guide!
Tommy is a GREAT tour guide!!!! Showed us everything we needed to know about the rainforest. The waterfall was incr
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laurenmichellesf
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
Let me take a minute to debunk the one star reviews here. To start, we booked this last minute during the rainiest season possible. It stormed on the boat and during the show and it was still one of the best performances and experiences we've had. The crew did everything possible to give us an amazing time, and the performers were out of this world amazing. The fact that they performed during the rain made it all the more impressive. The sounds of the rain just added to the experience. The food was really good (people complaining about it don't understand what it takes to cater for hundreds of people at once), and the boat ride home was a total blast. You might get a little wet but if you're visiting a tropical place during the rainy season, what do you expect? Even being wet, the weather is warm and you dry surprisingly quickly.

Spring for the VIP if you can, but I don't imagine the regular experience would be bad at all. VIP gives you the best seats for the show and early boarding so you spend a little less time waiting around.

I wish I could thank all the performers and crew personally. 10/10
Written September 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hi Lauren, Thank you so much for your kind words, you can't imagine how we appreciate your review. We're beyond happy to know that you had an amazing time on our Rhythms of the Night Tour. Behalf of everyone here at Vallarta Adventures, we wish you the best and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmest regards,
Written September 23, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joanne L
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Impressed by this experience. We had an amazing time, even with a torrential downpour of rain, thunder and lighting. We were able to see the sunset amidst the clouds in the boat, and it has a covered area with enough space for everyone when the rain started. I highly suggest to drink something if you suffer from motion sickness before boarding the boat, or obstinate from drinking alcohol in the boat to avoid getting stomach sickness. Once we got to this magical place at the skirt of a mountain, they gave us umbrellas to walk to the outdoor theater, and once in the theater they gave us rain coats to be able to enjoy the show. The performers are extremely talented and entertaining. After the show they take you to the dinner area in a very organized manner. This is an experience to do, rain or shine!
Written September 22, 2022
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Hello B3324MMjoannel Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion of the Rhythms of the Night tour! We are delighted that you were able to witness this truly spectacular show and enjoy some of the most delicious food. Your enthusiasm really thrills us as we aim to create unforgettable experiences that are unlike anything you've done before. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you again soon on your next trip back to Puerto Vallarta. If you decide to travel elsewhere in the future, check us out in Cabo or Cancun!
Written September 26, 2022
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AKTraveler2012
Juneau, AK112 contributions
Dec 2021
A must experience excursion that was well worth the money. A combination of cruising fun, dinner on the beach and excellent entertainment, it was the best 5 hours we spent all week.

It was a bit of a cruise over, but the crew kept the fun meter pegged out in both directions. Somewhat low key going over but they cranked up the energy on the way back with dancing and a show by the crew that was downright hilarious.

Dinner on the beach was a perfect touch at sunset. Plenty of good food in an intimate setting. Perfect ambiance.

The show that followed was a fascinating blend of Mayan culture, traditional storytelling and acrobatic action.

It might be a bit spendy to take the kids, but worth every penny we spent - highly recommend. There were a lot of places that seemed worth exploring in the area with more time - will return.

Their website is difficult to communicate through but we bought our tickets online (didn't get the cheapest price advertised - oh well).
Written December 26, 2021
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Shreya
1 contribution
Mar 2022
Although the show was enjoyable, the company that arranged the show was extremely hard to work with, and both their staff and website were heavily misleading. First, I canceled 5 tickets well in advance of the 48 hours of the show, which means I should have gotten a full refund. In total, each ticket was $129.2, however, I only received $104 per ticket refunded (almost 30 days later too). Nowhere on the website did they mention that should I request a refund, I will not get back the travel assistance and fees cost. Thus, I lost $126 because Vallarta Adventures was unclear and misleading on their website.

Next, one person in our group got covid the day before the show. Our entire group had been sharing drinks and food during the trip, and thus thought it was unsafe for us to go to the show and put others at risk. I called Vallarta Adventures and expressed this concern, and they said the only way to get a refund is if every member of our group (25 people) gets tested that same day. This was not a possibility as the clinics we called did not have that many spaces available, and it was also expensive. Vallarta Adventures also said that they can't refund our ticket because we are a large group, and thus would make a huge dent in their "profits" for that night. So, our only option was to just go to the show. When we arrived at check-in, the staff told me that they will refund the ticket for the one person that got covid and to expect the refund within 15-20 days. I was pleased by their understanding. Next, when we got on the boat, it was completely and fully booked. There was almost no room for our group to even sit, and some of our members had to stand while the boat was moving (which was very dangerous since it was rocking). All in all, our experience was not enjoyable as the boat was overcrowded and we felt unsafe. Furthermore, we felt forced to go to the show simply because we couldn't even move our show date to a different date, or get a refund.

Flash forward to now, 30 days later, I finally received the refund email. It only included the 5 tickets, and did not include the refund for the person who got covid. I called Vallarta Adventures, and they said they cannot issue the refund because I had to send in a covid test result for the person who got covid (even though Staff NEVER informed me of this). I asked them if I could send them the test now, and they said no - therefore being misleading again. Overall, I have lost $255.2 because of Vallarta Adventure's incompetence with clear communication. I am severely disappointed and do not recommend this to anyone unless they know exactly how many tickets they want to buy, and do not expect any bumps on their journey.
Written March 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hello We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the show as us! On the other hand, we’re sorry to hear someone could not join us due to illness issues, at same time, is important to mention to you that our check-in COVID's protocols are meant to assure the safety of our guests inspecting temperatura, using mask and antibacterial gel all time. About the refund we are happy you already received your money back, we understand your frustration, allow us to apologize for the inconvenience caused by the duration of the process. If there is anything we may assist you with, feel free to contact us at: Info@vallarta-adventures. Wishing you the best, Vallarta Adventures.
Written April 1, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

4jillie
Duncan, Canada25 contributions
Jun 2022
This is not a magical event by any stretch of the imagination. The "sunset cruise" is on rickety catamaran, sitting on a plastic lawn chair under a tarp because it is too windy to be outside. This was a booze cruise with entertainment provided by the crew that was just kind of tacky. I appreciated the energy of the crew but this experience was not fun for me.
Once we arrived at Las Caletas the "magic" was difficult to conjure up when standing in line with 200 other people in the rain, shuffling along in the dark to arrive at the "romantic" dinner, which was a buffet and tables in the rain. We were told to hurry up and eat because of the rain. The food was good but we were rushed and getting wet, didn't even get a chance to have dessert and the Kahlua coffee . We were then urged along to visit the gift shop! Then another long shuffling lineup to walk to the show venue- where we had to climb some ridiculous metal bleachers that were slippery and uncomfortable and sit in the rain for the entire duration of the show.
Not fun.
I did appreciate the wonderful efforts made by the dancers and the musicians. I understand that we were seeing a special performance that was being featured for a few weeks only. It was interesting but I could see that the dancers were slipping in the rain on the stage and I was not able to relax and enjoy what was going on. The musicians on the drums, percussion and flute were amazing and saved the entire show from being a disaster.
Wet through and through we again shuffled back to our boat for the damp and windy ride back to Vallarta Adventures. Again the party ride back. Yuck
Waste of money and not at all what I expected.
Written June 7, 2022
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Hi 4jillie Thank you for sharing your experience! We welcome all comments since they help us learn and improve. We strive to provide world class quality and service, unfortunally we are in rainny days and sometimes at affect us in differets ways :( Once again, we are sorry for the experience you had and hope that going forward we can have another opportunity to restore your faith in us and take you out on an adventure that you're sure to love. Sincerely, Vallarta Adventure
Written June 14, 2022
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Nicholas J
Tampa, United States2 contributions
Oct 2022
The whole experience was okay, but I didn't particularly like the time and order of things. First, we left the port after sunset so you saw a pretty sky but missed the sunset for the most part. Second, you get there at almost 9pm and instead of eating dinner, they shuffled us to the hour and a half show (just an FYI this show is outdoors and it is VERY humid so we were drenched in sweat the entire show). Then, about 10:30pm they start shuffling you to the dining area to eat a buffett "romantic candlelight dinner" and we actually sat down to eat at 11pm. Then, a mere 20 minutes later they begin calling you to return to your boat. They then start hustling you for tips starting from the server then people holding trays out along the path back to the boat. The boat crew puts on a fun, cheesy show which is made enjoyable by the free alcohol you get, and then you get hustled for tips once again when you get off the boat. The show was good, the food was pretty bad, and the service is questionable.
Written October 11, 2022
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Thank you for choosing Vallarta Adventures! We are happy to see you enjoyed the show and the boat performance and feel sorry you did not like the dinner, as usually most of our Rhythms of the Night reviews are about how delicious the meal and service área on this tour. We are working every day to improve our services, therefore, your rating is appreciated!
Written October 12, 2022
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Jennifer B
34 contributions
Oct 2021
Everyone we spoke to said my husband and I had to see this show, so we thought we'd enjoy a fun night out.
Upon being herded like cattle in a small terminal, we departed the dock for the island after sunset, missing what was one of the first things we wanted to enjoy. The drinks are nothing special and watered down but the crew is attentive. Upon just before arriving to the island, we had very little information.
We were shuffled off the boat and not told where we were going. Older visitors were really struggling with walking on the uneven pathways and had very little staff assistance. We were trying to help someone with our phone lights and escort a group of older people and somehow got separated from our boat. We weren't sure if we were going to the show first or dinner (which apparently with a large number of boats and attendees, they do two shows a night, breaking up the groups. You either get dinner first and then the show, or vice versa) We also had no idea there were more than 2 boats on the island until we got there. Turns out it was the show first and we didn't get dinner until 10:30. The show itself was beautiful and the performers put their heart into it.
After the show was a long walk to dinner over more rough paths that we helped several people from stumbling. Again, no staff assistance.
Dinner was mediocre where the servers had to shine a flashlight on the buffet for you to figure out what you were eating. At this point, you're herded back onto a boat. Well, as we had been separated from our group earlier, we ended up on the wrong boat headed to another marina because no staffer told us what boat we were getting on. This boat ride on the way back was a rollicking good time with lots of drinks and a crew show. But no one apologized to us for being separated or getting on the wrong boat and a pricey uber back.

Tips if you want to go: Bring comfy shoes, dress in light clothes if it's hot, a fan, bug spray and a good, relaxed attitude. The boat crews work hard; the island crews could care less about you.
Written October 31, 2021
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lucy
Stockton, CA1 contribution
The show was great!! I dislike the start time, it should start earlier than 7ish, to Load the boat by 530ish. I disliked that I had reserved for 4 but my oldest son felt sick and didn’t go to avoid exposing anyone else, I asked for my refund and it was denied. We should all take into consideration each other’s health and work together! I expected a refund for him Not going, keeping in mind others health.
Written October 10, 2022
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Hello Paradise59634866979 Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review! We are really sorry for this inconvenience and your comments are very important to us!  Would you be so kind to write to us at customerservice@vallarta-adventures.com for personalized service? I would like to know more and help you in get your refund. Please accept our apologies and thank you so much for choosing us. Warmest regards,
Written October 10, 2022
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Tour555718
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We didn’t leave the marina until 7:30 and when we got there and it was totally dark and you couldn’t see any of the scenery or people working there. We were herded directly to the show. The show was good. After the show ( now 10:30 at night) we were herded to the dining area. We didn’t begin eating dinner until 11:00. The food was not good at all! The bathrooms were dirty and there were no towels or paper to dry your hands. They ran out of desserts. All people wanted to do is leave. We got back to the marina at 1:15AM. Wasted $400.00. Don’t go on this excursion until they change the departure time so you get there before sunset and can enjoy the beauty of the surrounding and don’t go until they serve dinner before the show. That is how it was this past January and we had a great time then. Really, don’t go until they change the schedule! Total waste of money!
Written October 25, 2021
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Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and for your honest feedback. We’re really sorry to hear that the service we provided didn’t meet your expectations, your comment is very important to us, thanks to that, we know which areas we need to improve, please rest assured that we would learn from this. We hope to see you soon again to create more amazing adventures together. Please accept our apologies and thank you so much for choosing us. Warmest regards,
Written October 28, 2021
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Jamie F
4 contributions
We had no idea what this would be like and we were pleasantly surprised! It was so much fun! The crew made sure we had drinks on the way out. The show was fantastic! The candlelight inner in the jungle near the beach was lovely. The boat ride back was a crazy, fun party where the crew impersonated Prince, Pit Bull and Bruno Mars! It was so entertaining! Fun, fun, fun! Highly recommend this!
Written September 10, 2022
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