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Marietas Islands Eco Discovery Snorkeling Adventure

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Highlights
  • 3-hour snorkeling tour at the Marieta Islands, a UNESCO site
  • Admire the marine sanctuary and diverse wildlife
  • Explore island caverns by swimming and snorkeling
  • Unwind on a beautiful beach and enjoy lunch
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personalized attention
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Marietas Islands Eco Discovery Snorkeling Adventure
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Overview
Discover the protected sanctuary of the Marieta Islands on this 3-hour snorkeling tour from Sayulita and see an array of marine life, including sea turtles, dolphins, coral reefs and blue-footed boobies. After snorkeling, soak up the sun on a white-sand beach. Lunch and transport to the marina are included on this small-group tour limited to just eight people.
What to Expect
Meet at the dive center prior to the 9am departure time. You will be transported to the marina where you will board the boat then begin the journey to the Marietas Islands.
An UNESCO protected site, the Marietas Islands are the best setting for an unforgettable journey into the wildlife.
The Marietas are a small group of islands a few miles off the coast of Punta de Mita (Banderas Bay, Nayarit). A protected national park since the late 1960's, thanks to the activity of an international group of scientists led by Jacques Cousteau, the Marietas Islands are home to an abundant marine life population; massive sea turtles, manta rays and dolphins are not difficult to spot any time of the year. On these rocky volcanic islands, wind and water have created a warren of caverns and coves. Tens of thousands of birds reside on these rocks, with species like the Blue-footed Booby nesting in only two places in the world - the Galapagos Islands and the Marietas Islands.
In winter, the bay becomes the backdrop for one of the most spectacular events in nature: the arrival of the humpback whales. The whales arrive for their mating season and spend several months close to the islands, where they give birth to their calves.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Islas Marietas

My teen daughter and I took this tour a few days ago and now back home in BC still talking about it. Booking, getting our fin sizes on a day, taxi shuttle ride to Punta Mita...all went smoothly and I have found both Roberta and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TamaraC1223
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile
Isa and his crew are the best!

I went on this tour alone and had to be at the marina by about 7:10 for the tour which started at 7:30. First get your 20 pesos marina ticket then go to the ticket booth where you pay the park fee and get your...More

1  Thank Lizthemadhatter
robertacommisso, Owner at Sayulita Entourage, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

I am trying to get this review removed but looks like it's not working. The excursion described definitely do not match our trip, most of all the part where it states that not certified divers are taken in the ocean without a previous training...Definitely not...More

Reviewed January 16, 2019
A service, not a tour...

The reviews posted about this company and it's snorkeling service at the Marieta Islands led my fiance and myself to believe it would be a much different experience. While I am not here to say whether it is good or bad, I would like to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
6  Thank Megan H
robertacommisso, Owner at Sayulita Entourage, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Hi Megan, thanks for finding the time to write your comment. I would like though to go through it with my answer and see if I can give my own understanding of what happened. I would like to start saying that nowhere online, either our...More

Reviewed January 8, 2019
Scuba & Snorkeling tour with bonus whale watching!!

Our family of 8 adults (and 'Aunt Joanne') enjoyed a wonderful adventure. Staff were attentive, helpful and full of enthusiasm for what they do. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dora-Lynn M
Reviewed December 12, 2018
Personalized Snorkeling Tour

My friend and I enjoyed a great snorkeling adventure. Our planned day was cancelled when an unexpected monsoon blew in, but we were accommodated with an alternative date that worked for us. Our guide took special care of my friend who is a bit inexperienced...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alc752016
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January 4, 2019|
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Hmmm - we took a six-year old just for snorkeling but she was scared being in deep water (had only been in pool & shallow ocean previously) - apparently there’s an age limit for swimming to the hidden beach (through the... More
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Unfortunately due to government regulation, they only allow 50 people per day to the beach. You have to book access to the beach through Servicios Nauticos de Punta de Mita and then they raffle off the tours to the various... More
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