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Marietas Islands

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Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

The major drawback of the trip is the hour and a half boat ride to the island that did make two people in our party very sick. But it happens. The snorkeling was decent in July. Water was pretty clear. Saw alot of fish, two...More

Thank Kimbe33
Reviewed July 10, 2012

The Good: The landscape is nice and we got to see some interesting birds such as the blue footed boobie. The crew puts up a fun show on the way back. The Bad: The trip there and back was too long (45 minutes each way)...More

Date of experience: June 2012
6  Thank Travelophilia84
Reviewed May 25, 2012

My friend and I went there in the off-season, so Vallarta Adventures was offering 3 for the price of 2. I am so glad we got this as our gratis one. it was about an hour and 45 mins to get there, and once there,...More

Date of experience: May 2012
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

This is a long trip for less than clear freezing cold water. Glad we visited as part of a fishing trip, or I would have been very let down.

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

My daughter 15 and I signed up for this tour with Vallarta adventures through carnival cruise lines in January 2012. We are adventurous, love to snorkel and kayak, and we're ready to have a fun/ relaxed day. The good: we say active whales put on...More

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pkithiraj
August 11, 2018|
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Response from ythebert | Reviewed this property |
We just approached someone in the marina. Then we bartered on a price. I don’t recall the exact amount we paid. I want to say around $100 ea?
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July 26, 2018|
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Response from RAV68 | Reviewed this property |
You won´t have to hold your breathe. You will swim with a life jacket and pass through the cave with your head up. If the tide is too high they won´t let you in. The water is cold but It is not that long of a swim so don´t... More
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March 14, 2018|
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There wasn't one that I saw and we asked specifically, because i agree that less than 5 hours would be nice. The reason we were told was because it took about 1.5 hours each way just to reach the islands... Hope this helps.
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ATV-Kukulcan Off Road Adventures Company (18 Replies)
We are in PVR right now. Has anyone done ATVs with Kukulcan Off Road Adventures? Just wondering if it is a good reliable tour. Their prices are reasonable compared to some of the other companies. also, how about Ecotours Marietas Islands snorkeling adventure?
July 06, 2010|
Response frombrenda r|
I am not a fan of most of the ATV tour companies here in Vallarta and if you search there are plenty of complaints about many of them, from people being hurt, ripped-off (from "damage" to the vehicle) to the fact they are disruptive to the eco-system and residential areas. With that said, the only one I know of that people have found the most favorable and low impact to the local ecology is Unique ATV tours. They are located on Basilio Badillo- about two blocks more inland from the CMQ...More
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Rain or storms prevent boat trips to Yelpa or Marietas? (2 Replies)
I forgot to ask earlier, is it safe to take day trips by boat / water taxi to Yelpa or Marietas Islands in September? By safe, I mean will they take you back to PV at the end of the day if it is raining / stormy? I don't really want to be stranded overnight somewhere unprepared. Does it rain so hard that buses of taxis would stop, or do they go rain or shine? I read posts about flooded streets and such... I would like a day in Bucerias too. Thanks.
September 09, 2007|
Response fromJ R|
The rain doesn't stop anything here, we have some streets that always seem to flood, but the water drains away pretty quickly. It seldom rains for more than 2 hours.
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Marietas Islands is closed for next week? (1 Replies)
Visiting Puerto Vallarta next week can someone confirm if Marietas Islands is closed for next week?
October 23, 2016|
Response fromJ R|
Closed on Mondays, if you are asking about the 'Hidden Beach', new regulations and the tide will make it almost impossible to visit. For example, fins, masks & snorkels are not allowed, you would have to swim in unaided, plus the times allowed are like 9am to 2pm, no tour could get there that early and, if the tide is not right ???