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Banderas Bay (Bahia de Banderas) Tours and Tickets

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Located near Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Banderas Bay (Bahía de Banderas) is famous for its 42-mile (68-kilometer) stretch of picturesque coast. Jungle, sandy beaches, and rich aquatic life define this area, which is ideal for watersports and land adventures alike.

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Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show

Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show

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Immerse yourself in the magical mysticism of Las Caletas by night with an enchanting evening excursion from Puerta Vallarta. Watch the sun sink into the shimmering sea as you sail to a secluded beach surrounded by rugged rock formations. Dine upon a gourmet 3-course meal by candlelight before watching the renowned Rhythms of the Night show, a stunning spectacle that promises to transport viewers to a spiritual land that time forgot.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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Luxury Yacht & Snorkel in Puerto Vallarta

Luxury Yacht & Snorkel in Puerto Vallarta

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Climb aboard a luxury yacht for a sightseeing cruise in Puerto Vallarta. Experience the natural beauty of the Bay of Banderas during this boat trip. Go snorkeling or paddelboarding during the excursion and keep an eye out for wildlife including dolphins, turtles, and tropical fish. Relax on deck and admire views of the coastline around Puerto Vallarta. Drinks and snacks are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta
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Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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Discover the secluded and sublime Las Caletas nature reserve on an enchanting full-day tour from Puerto Vallarta. Venture to Mexico’s answer to the Garden of Eden during your excursion to the coastal haven of Banderas Bay; stroll through the atmospheric jungle on the hunt for diverse wildlife; experience an authentic cooking class; or let the stress slip away on the golden sands of the beach. Enjoy a light breakfast, fulfilling and flavorsome buffet lunch in addition to an open bar on this family-friendly adventure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta
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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

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Explore the magnificent marine life of the Mexican Pacific and the Bay of Banderas on an exciting full-day tour from Puerta Vallarta. Snorkel to observe an incredible underwater wonderland; kayak in the warm waters of the Marietas Islands; and watch for exotic birds flying in their natural habitat. Look out for dolphins, whales, giant manta rays, and sea turtles as an experienced guide directs your attention to the wonders of nature on this eco-adventure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Sunset Sailing on Banderas Bay
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Sunset Sailing on Banderas Bay

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Awaken your senses to the stunning sights and sounds of a Banderas Bay sunset on a tranquil 3-hour sunset cruise from Puerto Vallarta. Sip a cosmopolitan cocktail and nibble on premium cheese as your stylish Beneteau sailboat cruises on the calm waters of Banderas Bay; watch the setting sun sink into the crystal clear Pacific Ocean and absorb the impossibly romantic atmosphere of this enchanting excursion.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Snorkeling in Hidden Beach on Marieta Islands
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Snorkeling in Hidden Beach on Marieta Islands

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Discover the biodiverse Marieta Islands, just off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, during this half-day excursion. Join a small group and board your boat for the journey to the nature sanctuary. Then, don your provided snorkel gear and swim through cave formations and rock archways to discover several species of birds and fish.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Hatteras 58' Luxury Yacht in Puerto & Nuevo Vallarta

Hatteras 58' Luxury Yacht in Puerto & Nuevo Vallarta

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Explore beautiful Banderas Bay on a classic motor yacht. After boarding your 58 foot (17 meter) Hatteras at Opequimar Marine Center or Paradise Village Public Pier, explore the natural beauty of Jalisco and Nayarit. Enjoy secluded beaches, unlimited complimentary drinks from an open bar, a delicious buffet lunch, and access to snorkeling gear, a kayak, and a paddle board.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Best Tacos After Dark Food Walking Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Best Tacos After Dark Food Walking Tour in Puerto Vallarta

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On this 3.5-hour evening walking tour of Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town, have your your fill of tacos and other delicious street food. Accompanied by a professional foodie guide, you’ll get a taste of fish tacos along with ‘al pastor’ (marinated grilled pork) and ‘de cabeza’ (beef cheek). Savor traditional specialities like quesadillas and meet a local master of ‘churros’ (Mexican fritters). Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience during this leisurely tour. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Full Day Snorkeling and Beach Club Tour With Buffet Lunch and Open Bar

Full Day Snorkeling and Beach Club Tour With Buffet Lunch and Open Bar

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This snorkeling tour is about way more than just swimming with fish. In addition to taking you to top snorkeling locations near Puerto Vallarta such as Los Arcos, this cruise includes a continental breakfast, buffet lunch with fresh seafood, and an open bar, meaning that your time on board is every bit as fun as your time under the water.
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  • 7 hours
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$99.00
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Day Sailing on Banderas Bay
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Day Sailing on Banderas Bay

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Explore the curvaceous coastline and iridescent waters of Banderas Bay on a half-day sailing tour from Puerto Vallarta. Sail upon the shimmering sea; swim in crystal clear blue water; and discover the incredible natural wonders of Banderas Bay. Snorkel in a secluded cove and enjoy included beverages and delicious lunch as you cruise on your luxurious vessel. Combine the unadulterated pleasure of sailing with pampering on this delightful excursion.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta
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Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta

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Perfect your diving skills in Puerto Vallarta. Delve into the region's renowned waters to explore undersea tunnels, hidden caves and reefs brimming with tropical fish. Experienced certified divers have several dedicated dives to choose from, including the technical El Morro and a night dive at Los Arcos National Marine Park.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta doesn’t just have great beaches. It’s also a renowned birthing hub for humpback whales. Get a close-up peek of the larger-than-life marine mammals on this exclusive whaling cruise, which includes entertaining onboard commentary from your guide. You also enjoy free onboard alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus a tasty buffet lunch spread and continental breakfast.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Whale Encounter Puerto Vallarta

Whale Encounter Puerto Vallarta

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Don’t miss the limited window to go whale-watching off the coast of Puerto Vallarta. Instead, spend half a day looking for whales, listening to their song, and immersing yourself in conservation-related research projects, something not offered by many whale-watching excursions. Plus, benefit from the insight of your marine mammal expert guide throughout.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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Bertram 38' Boat Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Bertram 38' Boat Tour in Puerto Vallarta

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Experience the waters and sights of Banderas Bay overlooking Puerta Vallarta during this sightseeing cruise that includes multiple watersport activities, buffet lunch, and unlimited drinks. Take in the coastline from the boat as it glides over the waves to Arches National Park where giant rock formations jut out from the sea. Here, snorkel, swim, paddleboard, and kayak, and then refuel with fresh dishes like ceviche. 
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Custom 46' Boat in Puerto & Nuevo Vallarta
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Custom 46' Boat in Puerto & Nuevo Vallarta

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This boat is a custom, fast and large fishing boat, its wide spaces allow that whatever activity you want to do, you can enjoy it with the best experience on Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas you have for yourself. Ideal for fishing in and out of the bay, this boat can take you on a tour of the bay to carry out the activities of your preference, whether it's snorkeling, fishing or visiting one of the iconic beaches in the region. Visit protected natural areas such as Los Arcos, a spectacular area ideal for snorkeling and seeing the great variety of marine species that inhabit this region.
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  • 4 to 10 hours
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Hatteras 44' Boat in Puerto & Nuevo Vallarta

Hatteras 44' Boat in Puerto & Nuevo Vallarta

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This ideal boat for fishing will take you to enjoy a day in search of the marine species that you can find in the bay. This boat is a large and comfortable fishing boat for long trips around the bay If what you just want is bay tour, in Isabella you can also enjoy the beauty of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay, it will take you to know the most beautiful beaches in the region and to do your favorite activities such as snorkeling or fishing or simply enjoying the sun and the sea. During the winter season, whale watching is one of the natural spectacles that you cannot miss. It is specially designed for long trips, conditioned with the basic amenities to have a pleasant trip.
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  • 4 to 10 hours
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Fishing and snorkel tour in Puerto Vallarta

Fishing and snorkel tour in Puerto Vallarta

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Our crew will support you on board the boat, in the water and during your visit. They will teach you all the basics for fishing.
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  • 6 hours
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Road Bike Tour from Puerto Vallarta to El Tuito
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Road Bike Tour from Puerto Vallarta to El Tuito

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Leave the beaches of Puerto Vallarta behind on an advanced-level mountain bike tour to El Tuito. This challenging 53-mile (86-kilometer) ride takes you from the coast to the mountains and back again, and includes lots of climbing. Enjoy incredible views as you climb into the mountains from Puente Horcones to the town of El Columpio. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off in Puerto Vallarta is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.99
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Road Bike Tour from Puerto Vallarta to Las Palmas
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Road Bike Tour from Puerto Vallarta to Las Palmas

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Hop on a bike and see the Mexican countryside from two wheels. Set out from Puerto Vallarta for the 70 km ride to Las Palmas. Pass through several picturesque towns along the way and enjoy a yummy lunch. If you have your own gear (pedal/shoe system, helmet, snacks for your specific nutritional needs) please bring it. If not, your gear will be provided.
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  • 4 hours
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$109.99
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What people are saying about Banderas-Bay-Bahia-de-Banderas tours and tickets

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Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show
"Absolutely phenomenal, cruise, show, and food. Definitely a highlight of our trip. We would definitely go again and recommend to anyone traveling to the area."..."
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Luxury Yacht & Snorkel in Puerto Vallarta
"Great trip 1st class service. The drinks where excellent and plentiful. The activities where fun for all"..."
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Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta
"The private beach was beautiful and absolutely worth it. Highly recommend going to the Terrance Bar with Roberto because those drinks were not only delicious but a testament to his craft! Roberto tiene talento! There were plenty of activities to do but honestly not enough time!"..."
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Marietas Islands: Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta
"Highly highly recommend this tour! I mean that this tour company itself must be great. We had a wonderful time with the clues for 7 hrs. They really work so hard to entertain during the tour. So impressed their work!"..."
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Sunset Sailing on Banderas Bay
"Wow! Beautiful boat, sunset, new friends and hot wait staff! We also loves the food and the endless pour of drinks."..."
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Snorkeling in Hidden Beach on Marieta Islands
"The island was beautiful and the crew was extremely informative about all of it. They ensured everyone stayed safe and together in our group. The boat ride out and back was fun and they stopped to let us observe and take pictures and videos of two different types of dolphins and a mother humpback whale with her new baby. It was amazing. The water was chilly but nothing anyone can do about that."..."
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Hatteras 58' Luxury Yacht in Puerto & Nuevo Vallarta
"Although the crew went to the wrong port for pick up they were very accommodating and apologetic and came to the right one within an hour. The crew was amazing. Great service refilling our drinks and making sure we had a great time! We went for a bachelorette party and this boat trip was the highlight of everyone’s trip! Thank you to the amazing crew!"..."
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Best Tacos After Dark Food Walking Tour in Puerto Vallarta
"OMG!! Tour guide was very down to earth and extremely knowledgeable!! Yes the food was amazing, like 8 tacos and 15 different sauces!! The Churros Man👀👀"..."
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Full Day Snorkeling and Beach Club Tour With Buffet Lunch and Open Bar
"Great time! Good crew, food & drinks. The beach sand at the lunch stop was incredible - better than any other I've experienced. Had a great time playing in the water there, too. Saw whales and dolphins up close - right next to the boat- in the bay."..."
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Day Sailing on Banderas Bay
"The whole trip was perfect, sailing with a great crew, great food and lots of sunshine. Saw a few whales and dolphins on the way to a beautiful Sandy cove where we snorkelled, paddle boarded and lounged on a lily pad."..."
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Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta
"Dive Master Jaquine and crew were amazing kind and professional. A great safe dive with an abundance of beautiful things to see."..."
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Whale Watching Cruise in Puerto Vallarta
"Wonderful excursion, amenities were nice, boat was comfortable, service and guide were great! Having shade, food and beverages and restrooms were very nice. Other reviews of yours they are in inflated boats. This was a back saver."..."
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Whale Encounter Puerto Vallarta
"Baby WHale breached right by boat was fun and exciting. Very nice trip and saw whales breach and all many times."..."
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Bertram 38' Boat Tour in Puerto Vallarta
"Excellent tour. The staff, food snorkeling etc. We loved every minute. All three couples enjoyed them self. We have been on this before and loved it"..."
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Road Bike Tour from Puerto Vallarta to El Tuito
"Great guide in Clarence, good equipment and a fantastic route. Worth every penny and highly recommebded."..."
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