Marietas Islands Eco Adventure Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Approx. Duration: 6¾ hours
Adult Pricing: $89*
Child Pricing: $59*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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Cultural/Educational:
  • 4.0/5
Entertaining:
  • 5.0/5
Wildlife/Scenery:
  • 5.0/5
The Marietas Islands have been classified as a National Wildlife Preserve due to the numerous species of birds, marine mammals and fish that live here. Board your catamaran and enjoy your cruise across Banderas Bay and keep an eye out for wild dolphins, and sea turtles. Upon arrival enjoy kayaking and snorkeling in this pristine area rich with marine life.
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Marietas Islands Eco Adventure

The Marietas Islands have been classified as a National Wildlife Preserve due to the numerous species of birds, marine mammals and fish that live here. This tour will let you experience the ecological sights and sounds of this natural environment. From the pier, an eco-guide will escort you to your state-of-the-art catamaran where you’ll meet your crew and receive a brief orientation. Leaving the dock, begin the 1 1/2 hour trip across Banderas Bay to the Marietas Islands. En route, get acquainted with the area through interesting and historical commentary. Keep an eye out for wild dolphins and sea turtles, which thrive in these waters. During the winter months (December to March) humpback whales are also a common sight. If encountered, your boat will pause so that you can observe these incredible creatures.


As you approach the islands, your crew will provide you with detailed instructions on both snorkeling and kayaking. You’ll be fitted with snorkeling equipment and given a reference sheet, which details the types of fish and marine life you may encounter. After a 10 minute guided bird-watching trip around the islands by boat to familiarize you with the water conditions and to see the various species, your boat will drop anchor and you’ll have approximately 1 1/2 hours to explore the waters by kayak and or snorkel. Enjoy a deli-style lunch and open bar aboard the catamaran on the way back as you sit back and enjoy the entertainment provided by your enthusiastic crew. Depending on weather conditions, you’ll make a beach stop on the return back to your ship.


Note: Participants must be in good health. We recommend that you bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
This tour is not offered on the following Panama Canal sailings: Norwegian Jewel September 25, 2014. Norwegian Pearl October 3, 2014. Norwegian Star April 20 and November 3, 2014.
Activity Level
  • 5.0/5 Stars.
(1 Review)
Write a Review
Port: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Approx. Duration: 6¾ hours
Adult Pricing: $89*
Child Pricing: $59*
*Prices vary by sail date.
rollover for activity details:
Cultural/Educational:
  • 4.0/5
Entertaining:
  • 5.0/5
Wildlife/Scenery:
  • 5.0/5

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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