Marietas Islands Private Custom Charter and Recreational Cruising in Puerto Vallarta

7 reviews
240 bookings
4 hours minimum
$655/6 hours
24% discount

Enjoy the waters of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by boat! Charter the 36 Custom built boat authorized to visit the most beautiful Natural Preserves in Banderas Bay: Los Arcos & Marietas Islands, the last one is where you will find the iconic Hidden Beach or Playa del Amor (Love beach) a world wide known must seen spot, not only for its unique access and shape but also because of the beauty surrounding the Islands where it is within. For rates starting at  Rates: Marietas Islands and Hidden Beach Tour (6 passengers) - Snorkeling, Sightseeing, Guided Swim to Hidden beach, Whale watching (in season) & Fishing (optional) • 6 Hours: $920 USD • Extra Hour: $90 USD each • Extra passenger $120 USD each (max. 8-10, depends on availability) Marietas Islands Tour for 6 passengers - Snorkeling, Sightseeing, Swimming, Whale watching (in season) & Fishing (optional) • 6 Hours): $680 USD • Extra Hour: $90 USD each • Extra passenger: $120 USD each (max. 12) Rates Includes:  •  Private Crewed Charter (2-3) with Amenities Onboard, Port Fees, Passenger’s Liability Insurance & Marietas Federal Visitors tax., Beverages: Bottled Water, Softdrinks & Beers (after Marietas Visit only), Fruit Display, Baguettes, Guacamole & Fresh Ceviche, Snorkeling gear, Safety Equipment: Lifejackets & Helmets, etc, a guide on the water, Paddleboard & Fishing gear. Rates do not include: • Land transportation to the Marina Nor Gratuities Notes: If you are not staying in Puerto Vallarta, We offer complimentary pickup at Los Muertos Beach, Nuevo Vallarta, Marina La Cruz and Punta Mita in Riviera Nayarit, ask for the pickup fee and length of your tour.   Recreational Cruising for 6 Passengers • 4 hours: $480 USD • 6 hours: $650 USD • 8 hours: $800 USD • Extra Hour: $90 USD each • Extra Passenger: $20 USD each (max. 12) Recreational Cruising Rate Includes: • Private Crewed Charter (2-3) with Amenities Onboard, Port Fees and Passenger’s Liability Insurance.   • Beverages: Bottled Water, Softdrinks & Beers (after Marietas Visit only), Fruit Display, Baguettes, Guacamole & Fresh Ceviche, Snorkeling gear • Safety Equipment: Lifejackets & Helmets, etc, a guide on the water, Paddleboard & Fishing gear. Recreational Cruising Rate do not include: • Land transportation to the Marina Nor Gratuities Notes: If you are not staying in Puerto Vallarta, We offer complimentary pickup at Los Muertos Beach, Nuevo Vallarta, Marina La Cruz and Punta Mita in Riviera Nayarit, ask for the pickup fee and length of your tour. What You Can Expect: The Custom 36 "Barbara" is a Classic and Strong Crafted Hull Combining a Top Experienced and Friendly Crew. It is Ideal for 10 to 12 recreational cruising passengers, powered by Twin 315hp Diesel Engines, Custom Designed and Built with a Spacious Deck & Wide Open Bow, it features a shaded mid Cabin with two comfortable seating bunks and a lower cabin with bathroom, galley & cockpit. The flybridge offers a Bimini shade and complimentary seating & viewing area, whereas the wide ample cushioned front deck is the perfect area for relaxing or sunbathing. This vessel is equipped with Stereo Sound System & Speakers, VHF Radio, GPS, Profesional Fishing Tackle, Snorkeling gear and a Paddle Board for a memorable experience. Mariettas Islands Trip Actually, a National Protected Preserve, these volcanic islands with restricted access to authorized vessels only, are a landmark of Banderas Bay and one of the most important places for marine bird watching in México and the eastern Pacific. They are without a doubt the place for those interested in scuba diving and snorkeling because of the variety of marine life, with coral and beautiful reef fish. You’ll be able to visit places such as la bufa (the blowhole), el Elefante (the elephant), the morros cuates (the twin friends), La Nopalera beach and the most famous, Playa Escondida o del Amor (Hidden beach).  Private Crewed Charter • Marietas Islands and Hidden Beach Tour for 6 Passengers (6 Hours) - Snorkeling, Sightseeing, Guided Swim to Hidden beach, Whale watching (in season) & Fishing (optional) • Marietas Islands Tour for 6 passengers (6 Hours) - Snorkeling, Sightseeing, Swimming, Whale watching (in season) & Fishing (optional) Recreational Cruising  • Los Arcos (4 Hours)  A “National Marine Park special spot to snorkel and get to know the numerous forms of sea life, SCUBA dive the deep tunnels, caves and colorful reefs and birds watching on top these rocky islands which are anchored in the deepest waters of the Bay. • Colomitos Beach (4 Hours) The first of most magical beaches in Banderas Bay. A secluded little cove is a real treasure still undiscovered by most. An Exclusive restaurant serves on the Cliff by appointment only. •  Las Animas Beach (6 Hours) Beach distinguished by its golden sand, behind it stand imposing mountains and before it the Pacific, colored a light blue due to its shallow depths, which make it perfect for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and any watersport activity. A variety of Restaurants with Palapas, beach chaises & the freshest selection of Seafood and Meats. To the North a group of rocks set the entrance to a more isolated white sand beach: El Caballito, accessible by walking. • Majahuitas (6 Hours) A beach of fine white sand, it lies at the foot of a lush jungle, accompanied by the sounds of wildlife, wrapped up in the gentle blue of the bay, snorkel among colorful fish such as: King Angel, Panamic Sergeant Majors, Puffer Fish, Eels and many others. Climb aboard an adventure on a kayak, or simply walk along the beach and observe the singing of birds and curious reptiles.   • Yelapa (6-8 hours)  A picturesque hideaway beachside village. It is a place distinguished by its color, its tradition, its gentle people who, for the most part, dedicate their lives to fishing and tourism. It is the perfect place to ‘lose yourself in the jungle, wade through rivers, or take up sports such as swimming, Scuba diving or hiking up through the village until you reach its waterfall, more than 50 meters high. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer. 

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
15 guests
Sport Fisherman

Super OwnerHugo

A 50 miles extension of mountains, rivers, coastline and pristine beaches Banderas Bay is a Paradise to Enjoy. We offer the range of boating services for unparalleled leisure and extended getaways catered to fit anyone’s desires and every predilection. For those wanting to explore and discover the Paradise, whether you are looking for a relaxing day on the water, a Sportfishing or scuba diving excursion, a Sailing trip, an exclusive Yacht for a special event to celebrate or a romantic cruise, our crew and staff will make an unforgettable and exciting Trip.

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5.0 out of 5!

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  1. PC

    Great communication from the beginning to end ! Highly recommend the trip with Hugo and captain Juan . Thank you

  2. WE

    We followed two humpback whales into the sunset. It was magical.

  3. KH

    Such a great experience! The crew was so nice and accommodating. We had a great time

  4. BC

    We boated to Los Arcos and to a low-traffic beach for a bachelorette party. It was beautiful and the captains were very professional. The ceviche was delicious and I would highly recommend this trip!

  5. CG

    Juan kept it moving to make sure we had a great time. We had to wait for some weather to pass but well worth it. He did a great job. His ceviche and guacamole were amazing to top it off.

Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Fishing gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Berth

Approximate Location

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Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 15 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

Terms and Conditions Cancellation a. Confirmed Bookings Within 15 days of the Trip Due Date: Cancellation prior 15 days notice does not Apply any Penalty Charge; 72 to 24 hrs Cancellation Notice apply a 50% of the Total Charter Cost (TCC) and a 24 hrs Notice Cancellation or “No Show” apply a 100% of the TCC and no refund will be issued, unless Extraordinary Circumstances are the reason causing the Cancellation, them will be determined valid under the criteria of our company, the General Rule among Nautical Tourism Service Providers. b. 15 Days to 12 Month Before the Trip Due Date Confirmed Bookings: Prior 20 Days Cancellation Notice of the Due Date a Penalty Charge Percentage of the TCC apply according to the following scheme: 20% for Fishing Boats, Fishing Yachts, Sailboats and Catamarans, 15% for Cruiser Yachts and 10% for Sport-Flybridge and Luxury Yachts to Cover Managing Expenses and Preventing Availability of Vessel. Cancellation within the 20 days of the Trip Due Date will be subjected to the Previous policy in (a). c. Holiday & Selected Dates: There will be no refunds for cancellations during long weekends, special holidays, Easter week, and, from December 22nd through January 7th. Late Departures Boat charter time counts upon scheduled departure, whether the passengers are yet onboard or not. If there is a late departure due to the delay of one or several passengers, the trip will be completed according to the remaining time of the charter. Cruising Speed Boat Charters will be operated according to the stated Cruising Speed in the Brochure or Description sheet of each Vessel; they may vary according to the Design, Boat Length or Type and Water Activity chose. Therefore Trips which demand a higher cruising speed by the customer may apply additional charges according to the fuel consumption cost and/or time not covered on the regular charter basis. Weather The boat goes out no matter the weather, rain or shine, UNLESS the Port or Sea Navigation is closed or restricted; if navigation is allowed within the bay, the route plan and destinations will be shortened or adjusted to match a charter, and a refund will be issued for the difference paid if applicable. Rain does not constitute grounds for cancellation or rescheduling in most scenarios. If Port is Closed or Sea Navigation is restricted due to an extreme weather condition such as a hurricane, lightning storm or tornado when it is dangerous to be in the water, we reserve the right to reschedule the charter with no additional charge or penalty. Refunds and Reschedules The Captain has the final decision in determining if a charter must be rescheduled or canceled due to the conditions mentioned before and a full or partial refund may apply according to the each circumstance. Refunds due to Sea sickness There will be no refunds due to Sea sickness at any time of the trip; once the vessel has returned to Port, any further departure the same day is considered an independent charter and service. Liability Aboard Clients accept liability for damages or loss of equipment due to negligence and, if applicable, secure deposit will be required when signing a service contract. We are responsible for the security and safe transportation of its passengers and offers a Full Coverage Passengers Liability Insurance for every operated charter. Passengers must strictly follow the Captains orders and crew instructions to participate in a safe trip. Children Liability Children aboard are supervised by crew members most of the time, nevertheless, they travel under the responsibility and strong supervision of their Parents on board, in the sea and on land; therefore, we accept no liability on this matter. Additional hours should be requested to the Captain during the trip and before the vessel is returning, or about to get back to Port. In order to provide a great service for each charter, we highly recommend you to inform us prior departure if an extension of the time frame is needed. The hour cost may vary according to each vessel and the time extension purpose. Extra Hours Additional hours can be requested to your Ship’s Captin or Crew during the Trip and the Vessel is returning back to the Harbor. In order to provide the best Service and Trip itinerary on every Charter, We highly recommend you to Inform us through your Concierge or Travel Agent Prior Your Trip Date / Boarding. The Cost for the Additional Hours may vary according to each Vessel, whether Fishing, Sailing boat or Yacht and the state of the Trip in the Itinerary (Anchored or Cruising). We suggest asking this ahead of time to be informed. Alcohol & Behavior The Ship’s Captain has the authority to cancel the trip if any passenger’s behavior is jeopardizing the integrity of the vessel or its occupants by means of improper or incoherent actions contrary to the service the ship is been chartered for, there will be no refund and, if applicable, the Captain may have the obligation to notify the Harbor Master if, during the trip, an illegal activity is been undergone by any passenger. Drugs and Weapons It is the policy of our company to prohibit the possession and/or use of drugs and weapons onboard of any of our vessels. Any possession or use of drugs and/or weapons by our passengers during the trip will result in the immediate return at the client’s expense and authorities will be notified. Ship Cabins Both, Bathrooms and ship cabins are Non-Smoking Places. During the trip, their use is prohibited for illegal activities such as: Use of drugs and/or weapons, sex with minors, improper manners not specified within this agreement which, in general, may totally or partially damage the reputation of our company, or, the current boat state: furniture, decorative items, upholstery, electronic devices, carpets, mirrors or props aboard. The cost of missing items and/or repairing damaged ones will be at client’s expense. Pets Pets are not allowed aboard most of our vessels; please ask your concierge or travel agent prior making a booking. Prices Some vessels' rate may vary according to specific high season dates or a trip schedule, such as Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th), Christmas Day (Dec. 25th), New Year's Eve, January 1st, or, a special night event in the Sea when it is scheduled after 9 pm. Fishing Trips Time Departure during the rainy season (May through Oct) is subjected to sea visibility at dawn, sunrise time, distance to pick up a spot and the requested fishing trip (4, 6, 8hrs,…). This is due to the high risk existing of boat damage if hitting unseen floating objects, dragged down by rivers to the sea during heavy or continuous rains, which cause most of the last minute boat failures and accidents reported, turning into boat no show, big delays, and/or constant reschedules when applicable. Clients and travel agents, as well as concierges, should have in mind that communication between us is a must during early hours of the day, otherwise, the client must be provided with a phone number of our operative staff in charge of dispatching their trip or vice versa. Our reservations agent will inform the best departing time for your trip in each case. Others We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. If you have any question or doubt about our policies, please contact us for further information.

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