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Protected as part of Islas Marietas National Park, these natural wonders are home to a number of native wildlife species, as well as some of the most breathtaking landscapes in all of Mexico.

Explore Nayarit’s Island Paradise!

In terms of pristine natural beauty and scenic seaside vistas, few areas in the world are richer than the Marietas Islands. You’ll witness different species of wildlife and aquatic life that you can explore at your leisure. Swim through cave formations and picturesque arches, go snorkeling to admire the diverse population of fish, or bask in the Puerto Vallarta sun – the adventure is yours!

Our guides give you the opportunity to enjoy the natural majesty of the Las Islas Marietas at your own pace. No matter what type of natural wonder you’re looking for, our tour of Islas Marietas, Puerto Vallarta, will help you find it.

A Day To Remember

◕ 5 Hours

Hidden Beach Discovery

Set sail to Playa Del Amor, known as the Hidden Beach of Puerto Vallarta

Adult (12+)  $159 USD each

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Searching for a Breathtaking Secret Beach?

On our Marieta Islands Hidden Beach tour by the Pacific Ocean, we take you to one of the most beautiful, ecologically diverse island paradises in all of Mexico. Take a walk on the iconic Lover’s Beach, snorkel and explore the waters, and glimpse humpback whales from our whale watching boats.

Discover Intimate, Hidden Beaches

On the Marieta Islands, secluded beach escapes are everywhere, our tour is specifically tailored to help you find them all. Swim through cave formations and rock archways admiring the extraordinary terrain and more than 100 species of unique birds and fish that call these islands home. Enjoy walks on the island’s world-famous hidden beach with friends and family as you soak in the sunshine.

Snorkel and Explore the Marieta Islands

Cruise around the islands on an eco-tour as we point out the unique wildlife and numerous species of birds. Enjoy an informative boat ride with our expert guide, and you may even witness a show from the nearby schools of dolphins as they leap out of the water throughout your journey.

◕ 7 Hours

Islas Marietas Eco Discovery

Enjoy the natural majesty found in Las Islas Marietas at your own pace

Children (4-11)  $62 USD each
Adult (12+) 
$99 USD each

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Islas Marietas: A Natural Sanctuary for Nature and Sea Life

The Bay of Banderas is one of the few places in the world that is a natural sanctuary for a profusion of natural land and sea life. Within the Bay of Banderas, there are few areas lusher in life than the waters surrounding Islas Marietas National Park. During the winter months, it is common to see humpback whales in the bay, since this is a centuries-old breeding ground and respite following their annual migrations. You may see large groups of Dolphins leaping out of the water riding along near the bows of boats in the bay.

The Best Islas Marietas Tour in the Region

Led by friendly and knowledgeable local tour guides, this comprehensive tour brings you up close and personal with the many natural wonders of the Marieta Islands. Deli-style lunch and open bar are provided. To help benefit and preserve this beautiful natural area, we give a portion of the proceeds from our tours to the Islas Marietas National Park in order to fund education and preservation efforts.

Catamaran Cruise in Vallarta

Our top-of-the-line catamarans carry you comfortably out to the magnificent Islas Marietas of Puerto Vallarta, whose surrounding waters offer an ideal eco-system for a prolific array of sea life. Explore the rocky caverns and archways by kayak, snorkel, or scuba diving. Watch for the giant manta rays, sea turtles, and abundant multi-colored fish.

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COVID-19 protocols are implemented to ensure the safety of all our guests. Please be aware that you must be at the check-in point 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Expecting mothers are restricted. See FAQ for info on minors.


Adult (12+)
 $99 – $159 USD per person (varies by excursion type)

Children (4-11)
 $62 USD per person (varies by excursion type)


  • Life Jacket
  • Snorkel
  • Water
  • Snack¹
  • Helmet¹
  • Kayak and Paddleboard equipment²
  • Open bar (following water activities)²
  • Deli-style lunch²
  • Boat ride to Majahuitas²

¹ Included in the Hidden Beach Island Discovery Package.
² Included in the Islas Marietas Eco Discovery Package.


Av. Las Palmas #39, Nuevo Vallarta, Nay.


Monday –  Sunday: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm


  • Swimsuit
  • Biodegradable Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Light sweater
  • Extra cash for dock fees, photos and souvenirs


Please be advised that Mexico’s Federal Maritime Ports operate a strict No-Drug Policy, including electronic cigarettes, vapers, and all kinds of drugs. Please be advised not to bring them to any of our tours. We cannot offer a refund or change of day for any guest to who Federal Security has denied access.

Do you provide snorkel gear?

Yes, we provide lifejackets snorkel and masks.

Can I snorkel if I’ve never done it before?

Sure! Our snorkel guides will show you how to use the equipment and help you get to the best spots.

I know how to snorkel and would like to free dive can I do this?

Unfortunately, federal regulations prohibit free diving. Only snorkeling is allowed and a life jacket is required at all times.

Do you provide wetsuits?

Yes we have wetsuits available upon request during the winter season.

Are we guaranteed to visit the Hidden Beach?

Your safety is our first priority and access to the Hidden Beach depends entirely on sea conditions reaching the Hidden Beach cannot be guaranteed on any tour.

What does the tour include if the Hidden Beach isn’t accessible?

Island Discovery is designed to explore the wonders of the Marietas Islands while snorkeling bird watching and more! In the winter witness one of nature’s most breathtaking spectacles as majestic Humpback Whales are spotted in the Bay of Banderas and experience an extraordinary up-close encounter with wildlife.

How do you get to the hidden beach?

The hidden beach is accessible by boat. Board one of our speedboats with our bilingual tour guides and cruise to the secret beach to explore all the beauty nature has to offer. If sailing conditions are not ideal there is still lots of wildlife to enjoy without accessing the hidden island.

How was Playa del Amor formed?

The Marietas Islands formed as a result of volcanic erosion thousands of years ago. This left the island uninhibited and it then became the site for Mexican military testing. Many explosions and bombings in the early 1900s caused the beautiful caves and rock formations that you will explore on this tour to Lovers Beach.