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If you’re looking for a tour with a mix of outdoor adventure and authentic Mexican culture, you won’t want to miss out on this Sea Safari!
Your day begins at Vallarta Adventures’ headquarters where we will hop aboard a speedboat that will take us to a village called Yelapa.
On arrival, we’ll head straight to the stables where you’ll be matched up with a horse or a mule and begin the 20-minute journey through a river and sinuous trails to a gorgeous hidden waterfall.
At the waterfall, you’ll get some time to relax, swim, and take some Instagram-worthy photos.
Upon returning to the boat, we’ll then make our way to Pizota, another small village with a private beach that’s only accessible by boat.
In this private oasis, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious lunch, relax on the beach, as well as go snorkeling or kayaking. Once you’ve had your fill of relaxation and adventure, it's time to head home with another scenic boat ride back to where we started.
First, an Exclusive Boat Tour through Banderas Bay
Start your day with Vallarta Adventures with our Sea Safari Tour boat ride. But it’s not just any boat. Climb aboard for a thrilling speedboat ride over the brilliant waters of Banderas Bay, where a brand new view of the fantastic lush coastline will reveal itself to you. As exciting as this ride is, it culminates in a relaxing visit to one of the many villages in the south part of the bay.
Accessible only by a boat, the lack of cars in this town means life unfolds at a slower pace here, and you’ll have the opportunity to shop, look around, take photos and simply unwind before you continue your day of exploration. Why not try a little authentic raicilla? But sip in moderation because the next part of your Sea Safari will begin soon!
Mule & Horseback Riding Tour in Puerto Vallarta
Continue on your adventure from the fishing village, where you’ll saddle up, mount one of our horses or mules, and take a gentle mile-long ride along narrow, twisting paths beside the beautiful La Puerta River up into the mountains. As you prepare for your ride, you may see pelicans and herons, and if you’re lucky you might spot iguanas, parrots, coatimundi, or an ocelot slinking by!
Our bilingual guides will take you to a roaring waterfall at the end of the riding tour, where you can slip into a cool, clear natural pool to wash away the heat of the trail—or plunge under the waterfall itself for a truly invigorating experience.
Safari Snorkeling (and Kayaking, Too)
The relaxation continues as you mosey back to the seashore for an amazing snorkeling session in a secluded cove full of rock reefs and teeming with colorful sea life. Your Sea Safari tour includes all the equipment you’ll need to explore the world under the waves. For snorkeling novices, our guides have been trained to show you everything you need to know to feel comfortable in the water.
But if snorkeling isn’t how you want to enjoy Banderas Bay, we’ll have kayaks ready at Pizota for anyone who prefers to paddle. And of course, we always bring life vests because safety is one of our top priorities.
And Finally, Lunch at Pizota
After you’ve gotten acquainted with the amazing sea life of the fishing village shoreline, you’ll retire to a quiet, private beach paradise in Pizota. This village is even quieter, with a mere 100 residents. You’ll have the opportunity to slowly savor a freshly-prepared lunch and an open bar right there on an untouched soft sand beach, under swaying palms, in the bright Mexican sunshine, before heading home on another thrilling boat ride with sweeping vistas and refreshing sea breezes.
What's included in this tour
- Safety equipment
- Snorkeling and kayaking equipment
- Purified water
- Open bar
What do you need to know before you book
- 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 departure. Boarding will be closed 10 minutes prior to departure time.
- Minimum age:10 years old
- Maximum weight: 260 lbs (118 kg)
- Child prices apply to children ages 10 to 11. Children 12 and older are considered an adult.
- During or following heavy rains, swimming under the waterfall may be deemed unsafe.
- For safety reasons expecting mothers are restricted from participation in this tour.
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.
What to bring
- Comfortable shoes
- Extra cash for dock fees, photos and souvenirs