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Marietas Islands Eco Discovery Snorkeling Adventure provided by Sayulita Entourage

Marietas Islands Eco Discovery Snorkeling Adventure

Marietas Islands Eco Discovery Snorkeling Adventure
4.5
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$84.11
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Tour snapshot
Explore the protected sanctuary of the Marieta Islands in just half a day
Duration:
5h
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Cruise around the protected Marieta Islands—a UNESCO site with a daily visitor cap—during this half-day snorkeling excursion from Sayulita which carefully balances action with relaxation. Admire blue-footed boobies, sea turtles, dolphins, and much more, snorkel in the waters around the island, and then relax on Playa Nopalera before returning to Sayulita for lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Look out for marine wildlife like dolphins, sea turtles, and more
  • Small group size, capped at eight people, ensures you receive personalized attention
  • Benefit from lunch and round-trip transfers to and from the marina
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Look out for marine wildlife like dolphins, sea turtles, and more
  • Small group size, capped at eight people, ensures you receive personalized attention
  • Benefit from lunch and round-trip transfers to and from the marina
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19766P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide on board
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Transportation from departure point
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Playa del Amor
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Calle Miramar & Manuel Rodriguez Sanchez, 63728 Sayulita, Nay., Mexico
Additional information
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and you must book their sit as well
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide on board
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Transportation from departure point
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Playa del Amor
Departure details
  • Calle Miramar & Manuel Rodriguez Sanchez, 63728 Sayulita, Nay., Mexico
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and you must book their sit as well
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
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CarolineNYC11238
Brooklyn, New York36 contributions
Had an amazing time birding, snorkeling, and whale watching with this crew. Tour providers were very responsive and easy to coordinate with. There is an option to pay an extra usd $75 to go onto the hidden beach but I opted to stay in the boat and go bird watching, and I was pretty thrilled with what we saw. The folks who opted for the beach seemed really happy too so you have two good options. The snorkeling was lovely as well but the highlight was probably seeing humpback whales breaching all over the bay as we headed back.

I strongly recommend bringing a windbreaker or sweatshirt for the ride back as it can get pretty cold with the breeze!
Written February 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Luna Traveled
Washington DC21 contributions
Feb 2020
From the first encounter with Roberta to look into the trip, Sayulita Entourage was easy to work with, professional, and responsive. We booked the 3 hour whale watching and snorkeling tour and our guide Manuel, and captain Edgar, were a joy to spend time with. We were a group of girlfriends who wanted to get out and see something new and they took good care of us. We saw a ton of whales (I also loved that they were very conscientious of the whales and didn't too close as it can be dangerous for the whales), had a lovely snorkel excursion where Manuel stayed with us the entire time and helped us see new things, and circled the island to see Blue Footed Boobies.

After we got back onto shores Manuel helped us find a nice place for lunch and walked us over, and also took care of us with a cab to not only confirm the cab location, but he confirmed how much it should be.

The trip surpassed all expectations!
Written February 12, 2020
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Joshua C
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Our guides were amazing. They gave us a little history about the island then led us on the snorkeling tour around the coral reefs. We had some first time snorkelers that didn’t have any trouble keeping up. Great way to spend a few hours.
Written July 1, 2021
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Phil D
New York City, NY25 contributions
Dec 2020
Due to an acute and sudden illness, my partner and I were unable to join the tour we had scheduled and paid for. The rest of our group was able to go and had a fine (but not amazing) time.

We did not expect a full refund, however we were expecting the extra $75 per person fee to be refunded. This fee is optional and is to access a part of the island that is restricted by the government. Since we did not go, this fee did not apply, and we found it inappropriate that the company would not refund it.
Written December 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Phil, I am sorry you are disappointed you didn’t get the refund you were hoping for, but let me explain you again how the Hidden Beach booking process works (and actually every other booking process whatsoever…) Hidden Beach has a limited amount of 116 visitors a day in the whole bay. When you book your spot, you are part of these 116, your spot is reserved and no one can have it for the day. If you cancel last minute, your spot is lost and no one will be using it. In this specific case, I would have lost 2 out of the 6 spots I am allowed to weekly, spots that I would have definitely sold otherwise. The entrance to the hidden beach is not “optional” the way you intend it (like you show up at the islands and decide if going in or not) but is regulated by strict rules. Let me ask you something: if you cancel a hotel reservation the very moment you are supposed to check in, do you ask a refund for the water, electricity and clean linen you didn’t get to use? Last, your reservation was at 1 in the afternoon which gave you plenty of time to get in touch. A proper notice would have opened the possibility for a reschedule or it would have allowed us to try to re-sell your 2 spots so we could have refunded you. What is very inappropriate instead, is that neither of you found a minute to email or call to comunicate you couldn’t make it to the trip until your friends showed up at 1 pm for the excursion and told us. Inappropriate is your attitude of “entitlement” without considering that on the other side there are actually people working who have planned the working day around your reservations, inappropriate is this all review I am afraid.
Written December 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jeff H
Walnut Creek, CA4 contributions
Went diving today with Sayulita Entourage. The staff are awesome. Our dive instructor Jamie and the dive crew are fun to dive with. During our last dive, my wife's lost her dive boot that goes into the flipper. Jamie immediately dove down and searched for it twice. With no lock we headed back in. Jamie informed us that there would be an extra charge and we told her that it won't be a problem. When we arrived back into town, we had some fish tacos provided as part of the package. As we were eating the tacos, Stephan the owner comes up and tells us we owe him 1000 pesos for losing the booty. My wife could not believe he was charging us that much for a worn out piece of dive gear. Stephan got upset when my wife questioned him about the price and stormed off saying we were not going to pay for it. On top of that, Roberta wis wife comes running over saying how terrible we are for not paying. I tried to tell them a dozen times that I never said we were not going to pay. I assured them that we are going to pay, but felt like we were being overcharged. I don't know if there was a language barrier since they sound French, but they were extremely rude and unprofessional business owners. I absolutely do not recommend or support this company. I will never be back to dive with them and will make sure to tell my friends to choose someone else. Jamie and the crew are fantastic and should find another dive place to work for.
Written March 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
FACT your wife lost a boot for which you didn’t offer to pay for, without being asked first. FACT when you were asked to pay for it (and in many years we never had to, as most of the people are sensible enough to understand that this shouldn’t be on us) you started with the story she lost it because it was too big. FACT if the equipment is too big you say that right away since you tried it on at the office and since we have sizes from 4 to 13 FACT we have brand new equipment right at the office for everyone to check, not away in some hidden storage... worn out…please just be serious FACT we charged you for what it would have cost us to go to Vallarta and buy that ourselves and you were also offered to drive to Vallarta yourself and found it cheaper if you could FACT you were rude and offensive accusing us to overcharge you, like we make our living out of clients who loose our equipment. FACT you don’t understand how exchanging rate works; you were so proud someone took your dollars at 17 when official exchange rate is 22 (you can easily google that) !!! You got overcharged and still were happy and proud about it and blamed us instead for using the ongoing exchange rate. FACT we have been in business for years and our crew has been working with us for even longer, I guess we are not that awful I attach here a link https://www.liverpool.com.mx/tienda/pdp/bota-mares-equator-buceo/1069280286?gfeed=true&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz4aozpqW6AIVQRx9Ch1DQgX9EAQYAiABEgLR_vD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds of the boot incriminated; on top of that price of 899 pesos discounted at 719 pesos, you should add the 300 pesos that would have cost me in gas to go to Vallarta and the 3 hours of my time to get there and come back
Written March 13, 2020
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Nancy
Vista, CA1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
This was a very fun adventure although I thought the boat would be bigger we were expected to sit the whole time because it was small and rather rocky no bathroom just so you know .but a real adventure !lots of whales including babies and some snorkeling. in January I was surprised at how warm the water was in our group enjoyed Our host and boat driver both spoke English and were very polite and answered our questions as well as provided us lots of info about what we were seeing.This is not a party boat I will call it bare bottoms in terms of luxury buyer beware of that it is strictly a whale watching snorkeling kind of Pungo boat but it was fine for our party of six
Written January 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Buyers beware, if you buy a whale watching/snorkeling eco adventure you actually get to snorkel and see whales and you won't end up on a party boat with people getting drunk and loud music! Also, if the description of the excursion says 8/10 people max why exactly do you expect a party boat?! I am glad though, and I am quoting, you had a fun and real adventure, you saw lots of whales and your hosts were polite and informative. Thanks to remark what our excursions are all about, I appreciate.
Written January 6, 2020
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SurfDad77
7 contributions
Jun 2022
The captain of our little launch, Palma, was knowledgable and friendly and really went out of his way to make sure we had an excellent time. He took us to several caves that not all visitors were able to access. Also, aside from our family, there were only two other tourists on our boat, which was a real advantage. We saw other boats out there with a ton of people on them. I don't think they got the same kind of personalized experience we did.
Written June 14, 2022
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Tim Flood
2 contributions
Nov 2021
Can't say enough good things about this experience. Roberta was very responsive and helped rescue the trip after a taxi/shuttle breakdown. Edgar and Palma were very entertaining and safe on/in the water with the Giant Eagle Ray the star attraction. Even saw some whales early in the season which was also a highlight. Tacos and cold beer to finish the afternoon - doesn't get much better. I definitely recommend the entire team at Sayulita Entourage and will do business together again. Thanks, Tim and family
Written November 28, 2021
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Bob
Denver, CO15 contributions
Manuel was our tour guide and although the natural beauty was amazing, Manuel (Edgar boat captain) just took it to another level. His enthusiasm and passion for the area was infectious. We had the most amazing caves tour, and were treated by Mother Nature to a very special cow and calf whale watching experience on the way back. Book with Roberta. This outfit is all pro.
Written April 11, 2021
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James S
7 contributions
We had a wonderful day from start to finish. Our captain was knowledgeable about the area, as well as had a good sense of humor with us and his crew. Crew and guides were helpful and friendly. Our snorkeling was highlighted by yellow snapper, trigger fish, something else I can’t remember the name of (lol). Taco lunch following it all. Beautiful day at Las Marietas island.
Written April 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great experience with fun and knowledgeable people
Great management / ownership (Roberta and Stefan) who were very patient and accommodating with my inquiry. Fun, kno
Jack a
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I Am Now A Diver! Thank You Guys!
Enrolled in the SCUBA referral program which went seamlessly. As any diver or diver to be will know, booking, trave
Jen D
Jen D
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Amazing Wildlife and Guides!
We had an amazing time on this tour! We saw whales, a manta ray, blue footed boobies, and all kinds of sea life. Th
Travel732331
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Fantastic Day excursion in Sayulita
I cannot say enough about this trip we took to Hidden Beach/Marietas Islands! The day was fantastic! Our group of 6
Alicia S
Alicia S
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Worth the trip!
Wonderful experience from check in to the crew on the boat. We were lucky & saw some whales plus dolphins. Got to t
cjhodgson
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A great trip
Very worthwhile and value trip: both our guide, Reggie and skipper, Jose were excellent. We saw multiple whales and
cviolapearson
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Such a great experience!!
Both Stephan and his wife were wonderful! Stephan was such a great dive trainer, he was both through and patient wi
Grruiz
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Perfect Island Tour
The entire staff was professional and amazing. We have great communication from the office staff from our first inq
geofff625
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Worst Diving Experience
I have been diving for over 10 years in various places around the world and this was by far the worst experience I
Charles H
Charles H
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Wow! Just book with them, you won't regret it
Wow! Just book with them, you won't regret it. I wholeheartedly recommend. Great crew and dive master. It's been
junog321
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Excellent diving experience
I really enjoyed hearing the whale songs and seeing the huge manta ray! The dive master was very experienced and a
Debra L
Debra L
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Outstanding Experience
We appreciated the crew's advocacy around safety, adventure, and enjoying the Marietas Islands. This was worth the
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Amazing and safe!!
Stephane (French guy) and his team were so great!! First of all, Roberta was fantastic to work with by email to sc
Gwénoëlle S
Gwénoëlle S
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5 star to Sayulita Entourage!
We really liked the experience with Sayulita Entourage. The owners and the team on the boat are extremely nice, the
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PADI Open Water Certification
I recently received my PADI Open Water Diver certification via Sayulita Entourage. Stephane is an awesome instructo
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