Sayulita Tours
Marietas Islands Eco Discovery Snorkeling Adventure
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Marietas Islands Eco Discovery Snorkeling Adventure

By Sayulita Entourage
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.
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Ages 0-90, max of 10 per group
Duration: 5h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Explore the protected sanctuary of the Marieta Islands in just half a day
  • 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

  • Professional guide on board
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch
  • Transportation from departure point
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Playa del Amor/Hidden Beach


Start:
  • Calle Miramar & Manuel Rodriguez Sanchez, 63728 Sayulita, Nay., Mexico
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19766P2

    • 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
    • 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

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    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: 19766P2

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    • Sayulita Entourage
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      Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico
      Joined in October 2011
    • AshleySpiegs
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent staff!
      Stefan and the team were incredibly professional, patient, and helpful. As a newly certified diver they provided much needed support and answered all of our questions. Definitely recommend using this company if you are looking to take a dive trip! Lunch, equipment and transportation provided.
      Written June 4, 2024
    • jennig2020
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stefan is the best guide!
      I had THE BEST time learning to scuba with Stefan!! I was super nervous because I can panic when breathing feels weird and part of me was worried I wouldn’t be able to do it. Stefan was patient, kind and incredibly helpful in helping me stay calm and learn the techniques during a pre-dive pool session. During the first dive, I started freaking out on the way down. Stefan helped me breathe, stay calm, and get to the bottom where we had an incredible dive!! 10/10 would recommend Sayulita Entourage, especially Stefan as a scuba instructor.
      Written May 30, 2024
    • hagganh2024
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      5++++Stars: Family Friendly
      Awesome tour! The team at Sayulita tours was professional, friendly, and went above and beyond to provide my family a great experience.
      Written April 7, 2024
    • Susan W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic, Professional Staff at Sayulita Entourage!
      Sayulita Entourage is a fabulously well-run, professional and very friendly operation — from the first extremely-responsive contact with Roberta through all the office and dive boat team experts. Despite the cold at-depth start-of-April water temps at Marietas Islands, we enjoyed the whole scuba experience. Highly recommend!
      Written April 4, 2024
    • D7008VOisabellef
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun, knowledgeable group and lovely dive
      The team was very friendly and easygoing. You could tell all the guides and boat captains enjoyed being there and had a great time which made the trip fun. We had a group that spoke English and Spanish and they did a great job of keeping communication smooth for everyone. The dives themselves were awesome. On the trip out we saw whales (March is tail end of whale season here) and the guides did an awesome job of slowing the boat and pointing them out. At the end we had a delicious lunch with our new friends, the other diving group, we made on the boat.
      Written March 8, 2024
    • 449karid
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommended Dive Shop!!!
      Stefane and his entire crew were amazing! We received assistance from each of them during our dives and enjoyed sharing stories with them. We will definitely return for more adventure when in the area.
      Written March 7, 2024
    • BenjaminS3843
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great!
      Excellent trip with Edgar, Carlos and Hector! Beautiful snorkeling trip on the islands and we saw a baby Humpback whale with her mum and a third mature male on the way back, which the guide followed patiently for quite a while.
      Written March 3, 2024
    • Q1639NSjohnb
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best of the best! 10/10
      Can’t say enough about Stephane and how wonderful he was to work with. I was not having it with the mask and different breathing technique at first but he worked with at my pace and got me comfortable as could be in the pool. Everything is fine through very throughly and in detail. The class was very knowledgeable and the dives were amazing. Manata Ray. Schools of tropical colorfull fish to the eels. Everything was amazing top to bottom. Would give 10/10 and would absolutely book excursions through the company again. PADI Scuba Diver Cert. completed.
      Written February 29, 2024
    • Travel27356109058
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good!!
      Very nice place. Instructors were really patient and kind. Had a very nice day with my husband. They took time to show us the Marietas Island while we were heading to our diving spot
      Written February 29, 2024
    • S1437MHanner
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing excursion for our family!
      Hector, Carlos, and Edgar were amazing hosts and guides for our tour to Marietas National Park. We were a family group of 10 ranging in age from 1 to 68 and they patiently accommodated everyone. We saw lots of whales and even some dolphins. The snorkeling excursion was more fun than we expected and we got lots of wonderful photos of family time together. Both grandkids fell asleep on the boat ride back. They and their parents also stayed on the boat while we snorkeled. The dinner at the end was delicious! Much better than expected. The margaritas were great! Absolutely book this trip!
      Written February 25, 2024
    • S2467CKnicoled
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      Went on a girls trip! Manuel and Edgar were in charge of our boat! They did an amazing job getting us to see the whales and amazing snorkeling views! We even saw a Pacific manta ray. Roberta was great too, organizing us! What a wonderful experience!
      Written February 18, 2024
    • jamessJ3615IW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Best Dive Group in Sayulitas
      Sayulitas Entourage is a great outfit and well worth booking a trip. Manuel is a fantastic Dive Master and Edgar a great Captain. They found the whales and great dive spots. 8 people on the boat is a perfect number and we had a blast. We are from Florida and NJ and dive the Caribbean these guys are top notch !!
      Written February 12, 2024
    • angelfc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Snorkeling trip
      5 of us took the afternoon snorkeling tour of the national park. The whales were everywhere on the way to and from. The snorkeling was incredible as was the hidden beach. We had the whole place to ourselves. Highly recommend the afternoon but bring your Dramamine if you get sea sick.
      Written February 5, 2024
    • colette g
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Whale viewing and chilly water!
      Great weather, competant boat driver, good snorkeling equipment. We saw several whales very close up to our boat. Great to have a small group of 8. Tacos and juice after were fine. Smooth trip for the most part...got a little rough, while chasing after the whales..ie the boat kept slamming the surf, which made it very hard on our backs...ouch! Another suggestion is to have the man on the boat that was explaining the history and things about the islands, the birds and the fish,is to have him Google search a little bit more about the history and the information so that he had accurate and knowledgeable things to share. I was surprised at how basic his information was. We also didn't visit the beach to spend some time( not the Hidden Beach, which cost extra) as mentioned on your website. In the end it was fine to leave that out as we had time to go chase after and see some whales. All in all a pretty good trip.
      Written January 26, 2024
    • RF217
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend!
      My 10 year old got PADI certified with Stephane. Had a great experience and loved every second. They’re a great bunch of people and can’t recommend them more highly.
      Written January 13, 2024
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    Phil D
    New York City, NY26 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    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, CA23 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    Nancy
    Vista, CA1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    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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    Nate E
    Huaraz, Peru4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Friends
    Our guide and boat captain were amazing, with great local knowledge and went above and beyond. The snorkeling was fantastic with great shows of fish and eels.

    The island themselves are impressive and rich with some interesting history.
    After shopping around we found Sayulita Entourage and they were cheaper than many but still provided an unreal service. The boat we used to reach the island was by far the nicest boat on the water that day taking people snorkeling.

    Thanks team!!!!
    Written November 13, 2023
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    Carla P
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Friends
    Staff, communication and logistics of the tour were great. But we snorkeled for about 12 minutes total. We explicitly didn’t sign up for the hidden beach tour, but we had to wait on the boat for those who did sign up for that tour. Instead of actually snorkeling, we got a very long, protracted birdwatching tour while we waited for the other tour to finish. And then we got to snorkel. For 12 minutes. The snorkeling was sub-par - limited fish and poor visibility. I’d recommend this trip if you’re an avid birdwatcher and have never snorkeled anywhere else before.
    Written April 10, 2023
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    Hi Carla, thanks for sharing your point of view. Unfortunately there are things like visibility we cannot control, sorry you ended up going out on a day where conditions were bad and you couldn't enjoy the ocean as much as you wanted to. Now, considering you stayed out 3 hours and the hidden beach lasted 30 min (park regulation, no one can stay longer than that) I take your 12 minutes comment with some distance, it's ok I understand you need to put some emphasis on your disappointment. Those 30 min, you were left with a guide to get to know some geology of the islands and birds, which you might not be interested in but other people on the boat were, after all you didn't sign up for a private trip. I am glad instead that what is in our hands like staff, communication and logistic were great. My apologies the experience wasn't up to your expectations, gladly the snorkeling situation is not always that tragic. Sorry we didn't deliver but again that was out of our reach and human control. Take care.
    Written April 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Tricia
    Berkeley, CA8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Solo
    I signed up for the ecodiscovery Marietas Islands tour once I learned that a colony of Blue-footed Boobies lives there, as I thought they only lived in the Galapagos.

    Tour: Our main guide, Hector Original, was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun to be around. He also made sure to keep us safe and helped us follow the national park regulations. I was traveling solo with a group of 11 other people who all knew each other, so I appreciated that Hector would share additional insights with me when I was off on my own. On the boat and in the water, Hector had support from our other guide, Carlos, who was equally friendly and always had a smile. During the snorkeling portion of our trip, the water was quite choppy so I started to feel a bit dizzy from putting my face down in the water while bobbing up and down in big waves. I decided to just tread water and enjoy watching the boobies flying overhead and preening on rocks, and Carlos kept me company. During the last portion of our trip to visit a beach, Hector had a sealed container for us to bring our phones. I'm so glad he did, because it was there that we finally saw a boobie up close; I got some great video with my phone!

    Communcation / Logistics: They are responsive, proactive, and thorough, providing accurate information. I emailed Roberta on a Sunday requesting a tour for later in the week and was able to go on a Friday. A few days later, Roberta and I coordinated by WhatsApp to swap my trip to earlier in the day at her request.
    Written November 29, 2023
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    Shannon S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023
    My sister and I did 3 adventures with Sayulita Entourage this past May, visiting from Canada. Discover diving, the Marietas islands scuba diving and the hidden beach snorkelling adventure. I would recommend this company. Roberta was great to deal with and very helpful when booking the tours. I am a brand new diver so I was a bit hesitant to do my first group dive. She assured me that the dive group was small and didn't try to upsell me, even though I tried to upsell myself on a private dive haha. She was right, it was a small group and just fine. My sister did the discovery dive and I joined her in the pool session for a refresher. Stephane was wonderful, patient and encouraging. We both had a great time with our diving but the highlight was really the snorkelling and the hidden beach. Manuel was a rock star, getting us to the private beach before the other groups for solo pictures and he was also very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna. Edgar the boat captain was a great guy too, happy and enthusiastic, you can tell he loves his job. We had an awesome time, great company and crew and will definitely book again!
    Written August 22, 2023
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    Meghan M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    Worth every single penny! Our tour guide was energetic, safe, informative, funny and amazing. He was so excited to show us the Island and each and every fish while we snorkeled.
    This was overall an AMAZING experience and highly recommended.
    The added hidden beach excursion really is for good swimmers only and such a rad experience.
    Boat driver was equally rad, and got us everywhere we needed to be safe and fast.
    Written July 24, 2023
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    Richard P
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    We were really excited to go on an excursion trip with Sayulita Entourage. They sent us their contract at 4:00pm and due to the fact that we did not respond by 12:00am the next day they canceled our trip which was most disappointing. They did not have the courtesy to let us know they were not holding our position even though they were very active on text. Be forewarned if you decided to book with them sign your agreement immediately or they will not honor their commitment.
    Written March 21, 2023
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    24h to proceed with a reservation you were so excited about, that's so impressive!! Yes I agree with you, I am very active in getting back to people because I know how busy we are and how fast we book up, most of all when the hypothetical reservation is within the next 2 days. The minute you got in touch I sent you info about the excursion and booking and cancellation policy, a booking and cancellation policy that states in very clear English "to confirm a reservation we require a 50% deposit". Then a contract to sign was sent. Then a text was sent, to ask you if you had received the contract you had been ignoring for 2 hours at that point. At 12.30 PM the day after (PM I see you are still a bit off with the timing, 12 AM is midnight.. I am indeed very responsive but I don't work that late), so almost 24h after, you finally get back to us, thinking we should have held 4 spots for someone who has been ghosting us for 24h. Is this for real? Are you seriously so entitled to believe our whole morning at the office turns around you? That we have no other persons to attend rather than someone who cannot find a minute to message us? So again, for your future reference, since this is a pretty universal practice, reservations are confirmed upon payment, payment which you didn't provide, reason why we couldn't wait 24h for you to make up your mind and maybe or maybe not decide to join us. Common sense my dear and a little respect for the 10 people in this company who work hard everyday to provide the top notch service we are so very proud of. Again, so impressive how fast you were with the review threat and post while it took you a whole day to confirm a last minute reservation meant to happen the following day.
    Written March 22, 2023
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    Joshua C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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