Educational Hiking and Snorkeling at Banderas Bay

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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: No. Moderate walking, so children may need assistance.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Enjoy nature from above and under the sea level

This is a nature-lovers tour!
We will be going to the south of the bay by boat, to explore Boca de Tomatlán, a nice, typical beach village, the delta of the Horcones River. This is a very nice little town where you have some time to make pictures before we start our hike to Las Animas. We will be following the path approximately 1 mile away from Boca, and then arrive at a small cove known as Colomitos, blue and calm water characterises this area. Enjoy the fresh ocean breeze, take some time to relax and take some nice pictures, before we continue with our water adventure, as we will snorkel and discover many nice crates where marine animals inhabit.
Then is off to Las Animas, a very popular beach, many restaurants to choose from. We'll have some time for lunch(lunch not included in the price), but if you are not hungry, just enjoy the beach, swim a little or choose from optional activities (extra cost), such as paddleboard, kayak, horseback riding. . . . and more.


Meeting with the guide
educational brief lecture about Bahia de Banderas as we cruise to the south of the bay.
Arrival to Boca de Tomatlan
Hike to Colomitos
Boat ride to Las Animas
Lunch (not included) and beach time
Cruise back to port

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The meeting will be at the door of Pier I, at Marina Vallarta. When the tour departs from Puerto Vallarta.

If leaving from Nuevo Vallarta, the meeting is at the ramp of the Public Pier of the Marina Paradise Village.

End location: Same Pier I for Marina Vallarta, or Public Pier at Paradise Village Marina.

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.

Subject to weather conditions

What’s Included

private tour on a comfortable boat (shaded and with cabin and bathroom) for up to 10 passengers
certified guide/marine biologist specialist
soft beverages (bottled water and sodas)
snacks (fruit, cookies, and chips)
snorkeling gear lending
Port fee

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 Mexcian pesos - Land transportation to the meeting point (marina)

What’s Extra

Land transportation to the meeting point, nor back to your lodging are included since Taxi Union Regulations are very strict about guides doing transfer services. So depending on the hotel/area where you would be staying, and the number of guests, you will spend anything from 100 to 500 pesos in transportation from the Marina to the meeting point (Round trip)


-I cannot accompany as a guide in your vehicle, only licensed tourist vehicles can be used.
-I can only guide in Spanish, English, and French.

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