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“Snorkeling Trip sucks”

Los Arcos Sailing and Snorkeling
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Owner description: Spend a private day at sea with up to 12 of your own guests on our 38 foot chartered sailboat as we explore Banderas Bay and the wonders it holds! Your day begins with a panga (water taxi) pick-up at the Los Muertos Pier for transport to this beautiful sailboat awaiting your arrival, or board at Marina Vallarta if you prefer. Enjoy a champagne toast as you sail south past Conchas Chinas, known as Puerto Vallarta's "Hollywood Hills on the Sea", with its multi-million dollar villas and condominium complexes, and celebrity guests including the Kardashians and Britney Spears. Our first stop is Los Arcos Marine Reserve, Mexico's first federally protected Marine Reserve. Once you are anchored, the captain will explain some basic safety rules while snorkeling and provide life jackets and snorkeling gear for each passenger. Our staff marine biologist will join you in the water and point out exciting and colorful marine life, with the possibility of seeing Sea of Cortez Angelfish, Spotted Moray Eels, and Moorish Idols all very common at this location.
Reviewed March 11, 2014

They take you snorkeling out by an island. The waves are always 5 feet high. You can't see much. only three species of fish. Then you go to a desolate village so some guy tries to sell you his wares. He was later seen all cleaned up jumping into a boat and heading back to Peurto Vallarta. They offer a BBQ but the food is not good. They all play the role. It is a big scam. The only good thing was the free beer on the boat.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

I loved the snorkeling by the Arc..the guide kept feeding the fish so we were surrounded by the,,they were gorgeous!

The lunch was not that appealing...1 thin slice of turkey and cheese..

1  Thank AH12400
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Use a lot of sunscreen!!!!, if you cant, rent a boat to visit it, snork is very good, a lots of color fishes, be aware with the medusas, they can hurt you, Now I know, haha

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

When we went snorkeling we got in a school of jellyfish and yes we all got stung but lived to tell about it. The crew did a great job of keeping us calm and rubbing everyone down with warm water where they were stung! Needless to say the BAR was open after that. It was out of their control and sometimes **** happens:)

1  Thank ChastainStacy
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Not the greatest boat, mediocre food, drinks were plentiful! But the fish were lovely! Ask for some bread to attract them.

1  Thank CanadaFlygirl
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