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About Vallarta Explore
Vallarta Explore we offer personalized service for your day outing into Puerto Vallarta and the Banderas Bay. Private snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, whale watching, leisure do what you want cruise, beach day or sunset trip....we got it all. All trips take place on a private panga boat equipped with top of the line engine to make the most out of your day at sea. All trips are serviced by English speaking captain and mate, we have water, soft drinks and snacks on board for you. Fresh ceviche is one of the surprises, if we get lucky fishing. Bring your smile, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a towel plus extra cash for additional items (food, drinks, souvenirs, gratuities, etc.) and we will take you for a day in the sun you will not forget. Be sure to bring your waterproof camera as you will want to share your experience with your friends & family for many years to come
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thisismelanies wrote a review Oct 2016
San Francisco, California1 contribution
I had the most awesome time learning to surf. It was personal and real. If you want an experience with local people who can give pointers on history, culture, and food, this is definitely the place to go. I'm planning to bring my kids next time.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Gao C wrote a review Mar 2015
Flagstaff, Arizona4 contributions3 helpful votes
The agreed price was $260, I paid $115 for reservation. When we got there, the captain said he doesn't know the person who made reservation for us, and asked for additional $350 on top of the $115, and told us about this after we got on the boat. How can you know that we are coming if you don't know the person who made the reservation? bunch of lies there
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Date of experience: March 2015
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tvl_inc wrote a review Mar 2014
Ojai, California38 contributions9 helpful votes
We wanted a private day of diving and exploring. Sammy was fabulous! He and the ponga boat captain are both master divers and know all the great spots. He offered to provide all the equipment, including wetsuits and two tanks each. He also dove with us, showing us different areas...then he caught lunch, and made the most spectacular fresh ceviche right on the boat-amazing! The boat was well equipped with all we'd need, he had a cooler with lots of ice and cold drinks, fresh fruit and snacks. It was a fabulous day - more than we expected, we enjoyed both of them and learned a lot. All the arrangements were easy to make (I did it from the states prior to arriving-via email) he responded right away and communicated very well, understood what we were looking for and offered a lot of suggestions. He met us at our hotel with the ponga boat (Hotelito Mio-spectacular & secluded), he arrived early and helped with all our luggage & gear, and returned us to Marina Vallarta at the end of the day, even kept out suitcases clean and dry. Was a great adventure. After we returned home he emailed photos he'd taken with with his phone, great memories.
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Date of experience: July 2013
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bk_mallicote wrote a review Sep 2013
Lithia, Florida21 contributions3 helpful votes
We booked our snorkel excursion to Las Marietas with Vallarta Explore via email contact and it couldn't have been easier. This is a smaller company that gives attention to details. If you are looking for a personal touch, a small boat with 2 guides that holds up to 10 people this is for you. If you are looking for a Huge Catamaran that holds roughly 200 people, there are other tour companies for you. Our guide Samy was amazing. He would point out different species of fish and sealife and even dove down to get a starfish for us to touch among other things. I HIGHLY recommend booking with Vallarta Explore!! I am sure you have had of the saying, "you get what you pay for".
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Date of experience: September 2013
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Spagirl6 wrote a review Nov 2012
San Francisco, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
We also found this boat from meeting Juan on the beach at the Marriott. We wanted to go to Yelapa and he explained that it would be quite an undertaking by trying to go via water taxis. So we took the leap and booked the boat for the 6 of us ladies. And it couldn't have turned out better. Samy was so accommodating as we wanted to catch fish, snorkel and then end up at Yelapa. Samy caught 3 fish and made sashimi and ceviche for us right on the boat. He made everything look so effortless in steering the boat, catching fish and answering all our questions all at once. We then went snorkeling and made our way to Yelapa. We were looking for a friend in Yelapa and Samy helped track him down for us! And he was incredibly flexible and nice when we ended up staying longer than we originally planned. This was a lovely day and we were so happy we took the opportunity to go with Samy on the Aromi.
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Date of experience: November 2012
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