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Whale Watching and Snorkeling in Marietas Islands National Park provided by Sayulita Entourage

Whale Watching and Snorkeling in Marietas Islands National Park

Whale Watching and Snorkeling in Marietas Islands National Park
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Recommended by 93% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Lunch, drinks, and snorkeling equipment provided
Duration:
5h
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Take a half-day snorkeling tour from Sayulita to the Marietas Islands to go in search of marine life such as whales, sea turtles, birds, and colorful fish. Pass by desolate volcanic islands protected by UNESCO and swim above reefs that giant turtles and tropical fish inhabit. Between December and April, watch for the humpback whales that come to Banderas Bay and the Marietas Islands to mate and breed.
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 for diverse wildlife at a protected UNESCO marine reserve
  • Hear live commentary from the guide
  • Good likelihood to spot humpback whales in season
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 for diverse wildlife at a protected UNESCO marine reserve
  • Hear live commentary from the guide
  • Good likelihood to spot humpback whales in season
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19766P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Certified guide on board
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Transportation by authorized and licensed taxi 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 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 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Certified guide on board
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Transportation by authorized and licensed taxi 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 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 8 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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Bill E
4 contributions
Great experience - we had a solid 3 hours on the water with small mixed group of divers and snorkelers- this time is not whale season in July so we were snorkeling the Marietas. It’s a beautiful national preserve where they’ve taken care to manage the numbers and way people can be in the area. It’s where the hidden beach is and on our trip we could see into the entrance as we did not get the extra ~$100 pass to go inside. Yes the cave/beach looks beautiful but that’s a lot for 30 mins inside especially when the coast of the island we snorkeled around was teaming with marine life and also very beautiful. So many brightly colored fish of all sizes, schools of tiny fish whose encircling near you is magical and we managed to see many octopus and a few Moray eels. Mexican guide had dry sense of humor and guided around the rocky coastal shelves on the edge of the island with good eye for what to see, and good knowledge of the nature. Birds interesting too, they all wore either green, red or yellow shoes, how do they get them on? We saw other much bigger boats come by and drop off much bigger parties which did not look as personal an experience as we got. Price included modest lunch back in Sayulita which was fine. Wear tons of sun lotion on your back!
Written July 23, 2022
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Michael P
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
My mother & I did this tour today & we had a blast!

Our group was small & intimate (just four of us total). Our meeting point was in Sayulita, and we were driven by taxi to Punta de Mita, a high-end community about 20 minutes away. There, we were greeted by a guide who was soo passionate about the Marietas Islands, sustainability & showing us a good time.

We saw TONS of whales & snorkeled in a spot ("that was the best," as our guide put it) around the Marietas islands because it was "less murky" & away from the other tours. It was fabulous!

Lots of rules/regulations in place (for good reasons) to protect the region's ecosystems (ie: a limited amount of tours can go there per day & there's time limits when visiting beaches). We didn't do the famous Hidden Beach (too pricey & they don't allow people age 60+), but there's other beaches on the islands (ie: Cactus Beach) that have caves & make for equally fantastic Instagram photos (this tour goes there!).

After an awesome afternoon, our boat returned to the dock where our taxi back to Sayulita was waiting for us. When we returned to town, we were dropped off at a charming restaurant where we treated to fish tacos & Pacifico beer (all included in the tour!)

Professional, experienced, fun, & GREAT value! Would do it all over again tomorrow.
Written February 9, 2020
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Jen D
Boulder, CO40 contributions
We had an amazing time on this tour! We saw whales, a manta ray, blue footed boobies, and all kinds of sea life. The Marietas Islands are beautiful and Manuel and Edgar were amazing hosts who clearly love what they do and are very knowledgeable! I’d highly recommend going on this tour!

One word of caution: My partner got *very* sick the evening after this tour and the ONLY thing that we ate differently on this day and the days leading up to it were the veggies on the tacos at lunch - he ate them and I didn’t. It’s absolutely possible that it was something else that made him sick but I do think it is worth mentioning. As with anywhere in Mexico, be mindful of what you eat!

Having said that, I still wholeheartedly recommend this tour if you want to see the Marietas Islands and all the cool wildlife that live there!
Written April 1, 2022
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Barbara R.
Portland, OR181 contributions
We had a great half day on the water, and out of the three ocean excursions we did during our stay in the area, this was by far the best. We got to see humpback whales up close doing mating rituals including jumping & flipping in the air and splashing their tails on the water. The snorkeling was beautiful; we saw so many different fish that you would ordinarily only see in an aquarium. And seeing rare blue-footed boobies was neat too. Our group of six were the only ones on the boat, so they let us decide how much time we wanted to spend doing each activity, which was great.
Written January 28, 2020
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Melody C
1 contribution
We had an amazing time on this trip! Communication was prompt, and meeting up was very smooth. Manuel and Edgar were the best tour guides! They were very attentive and helpful in making sure we all felt safe and had the best time. They were also very knowledgeable of the area, and we learned so much about the islands and the bay. Not to mention, we saw so many whales, dolphins, birds, and even a sea lion! I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the Banderas Bay area. Thank you so much for the truly unforgettable experience!
Written February 4, 2021
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TXCorgi
Houston, TX107 contributions
Manuel and Edgar were wonderful hosts. Even though it is late in the season they found several pods of whales. The snorkeling was scary for some in our group but Manuel took care of us, towing one of our group and making sure we all were safe and happy. At all times we felt safe and happy. Well worth the money!
Written March 10, 2020
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gursh74
Surrey, Canada4 contributions
Jamie, Egdar and........erm, oh damn what was his name, regardless of all that, I cannot rate this team highly enough - the experience and knowledge for what they offer you is immense. Well worth the money and the experience. We were part of a large group, so split up into smaller groups, our boat was of just 5 of us, and with 3 crew. Well, needless to say, we did things our way and not the structured tour, so had plenty of fun and adventure. Plenty of Whale Watching, together with the Dolphins and Manta Rays, this was the ultimate experience - not to be missed!!!!
Written February 12, 2020
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Christie J
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
This tour was exactly as advertised and so much fun. The people who run/guide the tour LOVE what they're doing and it really shows. Jamie is such a lovely warm host with a lot of knowledge and the crew especially (do not remember our snorkelling guide's name, so sorry my bad) who led us for snorkeling was super friendly. We saw a sea turtle and so many beautiful tropical fish while snorkeling. Afterwards a stop on the most beautiful beach and then whale watching where we saw a few of them UP CLOSE and it was bananas!! I may go again before my time here is up! Thx everyone.
Written January 10, 2020
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Danielle M
1 contribution
Friends
I would like to highly recommend these guys! Your safety matters first and foremost to them!! At all times they made sure you were safe getting in and out of the boat, while in the water, and on land. It was their main priority other than making sure you had a fantastic time. Very professional, courteous, and caring!!
Infinity stars! Five is just not enough...
Written February 20, 2020
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Paul F
Liberty Hill, SC4 contributions
Family
Family of three enjoyed a good day on the water which included spotting whales, bird watching, and snorkeling. Captain and first mate/guide were both very professional and made the trip fun. Just as we were getting ready to return to marina we had a close view of a large whale coming completely out of the water. Special memory.
Written February 14, 2020
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Awesome dive joint
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Great day with dive master Frankie! The owners were very nice and accommodating as well. Great lunch after!
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Wonderful scuba experience!
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Two great dive days!
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Great diving experience!
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We were lucky enough to see the Hidden Beach at low tide, which allowed us to see additional caves.
The captain of our little launch, Palma, was knowledgable and friendly and really went out of his way to make sure
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excellent excursion start to finish!
fantastic! great snorkeling, stop at hidden beach was amazing!! spotted many whales including one 100 yds off of o
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We went snorkeling at Marietta Island, we felt safe, and well taken care of. The staff was knowledgeable and kind.
Amazing staff, very knowledgeable and kind. Palma was amazing, knew everything about the area. Great experience!
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Great experience with fun and knowledgeable people
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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
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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
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Excellent trip!
Had an amazing time birding, snorkeling, and whale watching with this crew. Tour providers were very responsive and
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Amazing combination of eco-touring, water adventure, and a TON of fun!
Wow, we saw several humpback whales, a school of over 100 spotted dolphins, sea turtle, and all three types of the
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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
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