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Snorkel Adventure In Puerto Vallarta South Beaches

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    What to Expect
    Our guide will walk you thru the town, our first stop would be the Waterfall, cold clean water runs year round. Then we will get on the boat again and go to one of the many snorkeling places (cerro bola, Majahuitas) to observe marine biodiversity. We might find some rays, turtles and dolphins too! After our snorkeling, we will stop at Las Animas, for you to enjoy some beach time, and have lunch at one of the beaches, you do not want to miss trying Pescado Zarandeado! Then we will come back to Vallarta, after a fun day out in the water, learning and enjoying!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles, Condominios Marina Sol S/N, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Beverages
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • A current valid ID is required on the day of travel for infants and minors
    • Please bring a swim suit, sandals & a towel
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    By: Vallarta Natours
    123 Reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Mjjand
    10
    Private Wild Dolphin Tour
    Wonderful experience with top notch guide. We all highly recommend this tour. Our guide taught us so much about the dolphins. We really enjoyed swimming with the dolphins on their terms, not ours. They actually wanted to meet us, they were not forced to nor were they enticed with food etc. This was a great learning experience for everyone.
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    Pikisita
    10
    Big family trip
    Thalia and Vallarta Natours gave us a great trip in private beaches of Vallarta, we did snorkel and hicking; amazing experience in touch of nature. And her team adapt everything perfectly for my 40 group of family !!
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    Peter C
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
    95
    Experience of a lifetime!!
    If TripAdvisor had 6 stars, this trip would have earned it! It was truly a life-changing experience for everyone who went. Thalia was the best, most educated tour guide we could have imagined. She has a masters degree in marine biology and shared an immense amount of information with us as we traveled over the gorgeous water. I think she knows everything about marine life! Andres, the boat captain, was attentive and did an expert job of tracking, finding and getting to the dolphins. We witnessed several other dolphin tour companies race to each dolphin that surfaced, scaring them away immediately (so irresponsible!). Andres and Thalia knew the best way to approach with care and anticipated the dolphins' directions. And Thalia actually called to the dolphins! No lie. As we approached a small group of younger dolphins, we stopped a distance away and Thalia called to them. I watched from the crow's nest of the boat as one dolphin immediately began swimming DIRECTLY to Thalia, just like a dog. As it approached, Thalia quietly entered the water and began playing with the dolphin (his name was apparently Charlie). We jumped in and had the most amazing encounter we could have ever wished for. Three or four dolphins swam circles around us and joined us as we dove under water. The experience lasted for 10 minutes and seemed like a lifetime. We are so very thankful to Thalia and Andres for sharing their knowledge, passion and talent with us that day. It was absolutely amazing.
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    Mike C
    Harlingen, Texas
    183
    wonderful trip
    This was a very good trip for our family our guide was very informative. Not only did she go snorkeling with us but brought up shells from the bottom and explained what they were and how they lived. This was much more than a snorkeling trip it was more like a nature tour.
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    ZsazsaCA
    Benicia, California
    31
    Perfect Snorkeling Adventure
    Thank you Trip Advisor for helping me make the perfect selection for a snorkeling adventure. I already clearly knew what I did NOT want: A large, loud, boozy party boat (with dancing deck hands) experience. I was looking for a small outfit that would take good care of my small group of friends and give us the best possible snorkeling experiences near PV. After carefully reading all the reviews I chose Vallarta Natours. It was a fantastic choice – right from my first e-mail inquiry to our final good byes this was a excellent experience. Thalia brings her passion for the ocean, as a Marine Biologist, and marries it with eco-tourism. The result is great for us – her guests. The boat is spotless, the captain inspires confidence and works in perfect concert with Thalia. It is an added bonus that Vallarta Natours is a woman owned business in a male dominated field. Thalia joined us in the water for each of our stops – she brought interesting creatures up to the surface for us to see up close and handle (with respect). She had her eyes on us at all times if we had questions or needed assistance. The initial full day (7 hour) trip was so great that we also tagged on a second ½ day trip to swim in the ocean with wild dolphins. Here Thalia’s love of the ocean really shines. She has studied dolphins and has a great depth of insight about their behavior and nature. This trip was a highlight of our week in PV. Do yourself a favor if you want a safe, personalized adventure and contact Thalia. She is a pleasure to work with – and if you are lucky you might get one of her home baked cookies. I can’t wait to return during whale season to enjoy Thalia’s Vallarta Natours again.
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    npkanoor
    21
    Spectacular show for an hour or more.
    The Royal Princess , Andes and South America cruise made its last stop over at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on 3/20/2019, before ending in Los Angeles. A small group of about 8 of us arranged for an afternoon of whale watching with Natours. And Thalia Martinez was our tour guide. In a nutshell it was a great excursion. First we spotted a Mother and Calf and then we spotted this 2 year old who really like the attention and put on a show for us. It breeched over 40 times and according to Thalia that was a record for this season. It was a thrilling experience trying to spot where the whale would emerge and in one instance it breeched just about 50 ft from our small boat. I would recommend Natours for your whale watching pleasure at any time.
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    Christina K
    53
    Perfect private Puerto Vallarta Driving and Walking Tour!
    Thalia was the perfect guide for our group of 5. Communication prior to pick up excellent, punctual pick up at the cruise ship port, her knowledge about everything Puerto Vallarta was fabulous! Her tour, a 5 hour mix of driving along the coast and into the back country (in a very comfortable van and she provided unlimited refreshments), walking tour of old town and tequila tasting in a remote area away from the tourist path were memorable! And her personality just charming. Highly recommended tour guide
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    TCMItraveler
    Traverse City, Michigan
    57
    Third Time
    Our January 14th whale watching trip was our third time with Natours. We had a beautiful morning, with some distance between whale sightings, perfect whale songs with the hydrophone and a sighting of a baby pigmy whale(?). Peaceful, relaxing and always an awesome outing with Thalia and her crew.
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    Dinkmw
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    166
    Amazing Experience!
    We did a private tour with Thalia and her crew (Rubio and Hector) on March 14th when we were in PV for a day on a cruise. From start to finish it was an exciting day. Thalia is very organized and our communication before the excursion was excellent. The meeting location was easy to find (a quick cab ride from the port), and the boat was roomy and we were made to feel at home. I cannot say enough for Thalia's dedication to the environment and the whales - she is incredibly knowledgeable and conscientious. We learned so much and had a blast! The whales are magnificent creatures and the crew was great at spotting them and guiding us out to them, while respecting the whale's space. Thalia has the special govt license or designation to take tours out - a lot of others don't and you could tell- I felt like those operators did not care about the environment or the whales :( ... This was a once in a lifetime experience and you cannot go wrong booking with this company- they are first class all the way. We have already talked about booking a snorkeling excursion with them the next time we are in PV.
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    gdawggab
    64
    We Saw Whales
    This is one of the best things i have ever done. I've never been up close to a whale in the ocean before. Awesome experience. We went towards the end of "Whale Watching Season", but still saw several. Even had a few swim under our boat!!! :) Very fun, informative staff!
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    nicole g
    Port Perry, Canada
    57
    snorkeling and whale watching
    Had a day trip planned with snorkeling, hike, lunch and it was beautiful. Thalia was very knowledgeable. We didn't expect to see whales but we did have the pleasure of them showing up. That was exciting. You will enjoy it if you decide to go. :)
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    Valerie B
    Ontario, Canada
    5317
    A wonderfully thrilling tour!
    Our group of ten was blessed in so many ways: - our guide was Thalia, a marine biologist whose specialty concentrated on her beloved whales (we called her the 'Whale Whisperer) Her love and concern for these massive creatures is obvious AND touching -Thalia was remarkable in sharing her knowledge and we each came away with a whole new appreciation for whales, especially myself who's never lived near the ocean - we saw three whales ...a cow with an ailing calf, and another young humpback who entertained us with breaching not once, not twice, but over FORTY times. How thrilling!!! -Our boat's captain obviously shared Thalia's love for these creatures and did his utmost NOT to disturb them in any way. KUDUS to him as well. All in all,with the sun shining, the sky blue, the 'snack' great, the excellent knowledge sharing, and the phenomenal entertainment we sure got our monies worth! I have seen whales in Alaska,New Zealand and Newfoundland...NOT ONE as thrilling as on this tour. A great tour operation and I highly recommend it to everyone! Don't pay heed to the negative reviews...some folks just demand too much from everything. What more could we have asked for??? NOTHING!
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    Sheri T
    Louisville, Kentucky
    22
    Whale watching - awesome
    The whale watching excursion was a great experience. We saw several whales. Even able to take pictures of them breeching and playing. The crew on the boat was very informative and knew where to go and what to do. We also had the experience of seeing dolphins. They wanted to play with the boat. A great experience.
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    grambuc
    London, United Kingdom
    3037
    Cloudy water
    Not the best snorkelling. Water cloudy. Quite a lot of fish from very small to half a metre, but hard to see. The crew were nice but did not offer the advertised option of going to the shore at Mismaloya. Slight detours to see a couple of whales and a sea lion was appreciated. Trip length 3.5 hours. A bit expensive in my opinion.
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    casita505
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
    31
    Thalia and crew
    Excellent tour our 4-5th time w thalia. We have always seen whales a great morning on the water. She is amazing.
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