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Yelapa & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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Yelapa & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta
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Spend hours at your leisure in the forests, bays, and beaches outside Puerto Vallarta. This relaxing day trip takes you to the nearby villages of Yelapa and Majahuitas. A light breakfast and buffet lunch are served on the boat where you’ll have access to sandy shoreline and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters.
  • Day trip to Yelapa and Majahuitas from Puerto Vallarta
  • Visit Banderas Bay and Cola de Caballo waterfalls
  • Kayak, swim, and snorkel with an abundance marine species
  • Light breakfast, buffet lunch, and beverages served on board the boat
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Lunch
Snorkeling and kayaking equipment
All Beverages aboard the boat
Gratuity (optional)
Horse rentals (additional fees)
Drinks on the beach at Yelapa (additional fees)
A port fee of MXP$ 28 must be paid in cash before boarding your boat.
  • Puerto Magico , Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Zona Hotelera Nte., 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

    Puerto Mágico is the cruise ship terminal in Puerto Vallarta

  • Vallarta Adventures Nuevo Vallarta , Las Palmas 39, Zona Norte, 63732 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico

    Vallarta Adventures Office in Nuevo Vallarta is located in front of El Tigre golf course

  • 8:00 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Bring a bathing suit, shorts, a sun hat, sunscreen and a towel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • IMPORTANT: passengers arriving on a cruise ship cannot book 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 whom Federal Security has denied access.
    • You must contact Vallarta Adventures to confirm the check in time & location on your booking. It may change according to our operation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Vallarta Adventures
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Yelapa & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Yelapa & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Yelapa & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Yelapa & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Yelapa & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Yelapa & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Yelapa & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Yelapa & Majahuitas Snorkeling Tour from Puerto Vallarta.

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    • "Make sure to wear your shoes, even though the tour guide advices not to, the rocks on the beach are rough." See review
    • "Can bring your own equipment if you want The water was not that clear" See review

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    star-5
    Great, fun trip!!
    Brandi_K
    , Jul 2022
    The crew and staff were amazing!!! The shows they put on were perfect. Loved the Rolling Stones!!! Everyone obviously loves what they do and you can tell by the service. Such a fun and memorable trip for our family! Thank you!!!!
    star-5
    First-rate fun
    Rich_K
    , Jun 2022
    The crew were fantastically fun and friendly. Loved the scenery and endless blue water. Just wish we had more time for snorkeling
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Wonderful Experience!
    Dora_N
    , Jun 2022
    What an amazing experience from beginning to end! The crew on Boat 5 was great…very funny, friendly and professional. They made sure everyone was enjoying the experience.
    star-4
    Not totally worth it
    Maria_A
    , Jun 2022
    The crew was great, especially Luis. They were very attentive. To be frank, the whole Yelapa portion of the tour is totally not worth it. The eaterfall was almost non existant, not their fault though because its totally dependant on the weather.
    star-5
    Fun tour
    Suzette_S
    , May 2022
    This tour was fun and relaxing. We woukd definitely go back and do this tour again. I would recommend for all ages. Staff were alao attentive and nice.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Long review but gives all the info you need
    Christine_W
    , May 2022
    WARNING THIS IS A LONG REVIEW TO HELP TELL YOU EXACLTY WHAT THIS TOUR HAS IN STORE IF YOU WANT SPECIFIC DETAILS. They left just enough time to enjoy the activities without making you feel like you missed out. You will pass by some cool rock and cave formations before the first activity. Can't remember what they were called but they were super cool, they get you up really close to it to get good pictures of it all. There are a ton of birds there and i even saw 2 small rays come to the surface swimming together. After that we did snorkeling first, the water was dirty but they got a lot of pretty cool and colorful fish to come to you, you spend about 20-30 minutes in the water. Then we arrived at yelapa, its a gorgeous small village on the rocks and mountains that makes you want to go move there immediately. Everyone is nice and a lot of the vendors took cards. Even the dogs were super well trained, they would come sit at your feet and be the sweetest dogs ever. At one on point on the beach there were probably ten dogs playing. They were fun to watch and didn't bother anyone that didn't want to be bothered. At yelapa thay ask you if you want to go to the beach for extra beach time or on a 30 min hike to the waterfall. GO TO THE WATERFALL! It is not a thirty minute hike but more like a 10 minute walk, its super easy. A lot of older people on our tour made it up just fine. The waterfall is small (probably just the time of year, we went in may) but really pretty. The land surrounding it is gorgeous. On the way up to the falls you will see a lot of vendors selling their crafts with decent prices. Oh, and the tour people will gladly take your photo at the falls. The walk from the falls to the beach is a little longer but not strenuous at all. Some stairs to hike down but thats really it, and you get to walk through the whole town to get there and trust me, you'll fall in love with this town! You walk across a large stretch of beach (people with iguanas will try to get you to stop and hold their lizard, but its not free, they were charging $5 per person per photo, so be careful of that scam.) At the end of the beach there is tons of relaxing chairs, umbrellas and tables. This is a restaurant, you can order drinks and food while you wait there (but the free lunch on the boat is delicious so I would seriously just order drinks if anything) you spend about 30-45 minutes here relaxing or playing in the water. You then have to walk along the rest of the beach to get to the pier to hop on the boat. There they will have lunch. (Hop in line immediately if you don't want to wait forever, it will be at the bar counter) the lunch is all the toppings you need for a torta (ham, turkey and cheese are available with veggie options, the grilled onions and bell peppers are delicious) they say they have salad so i got a big plate of lettuce next to my torta, but its not salad (they don't have a dressing, they just call it salad when they just mean lettuce for your torta) the pasta salad was dry but flavorful, I really liked the potato salad and the dessert is some samples of cheesecake pie they buy from the locals at yelapa (if you see a vendor selling their cheesecake pie on the hike up to the waterfall, GET IT! Its fantastic!) After the time at that beach they take you to one of their private beaches to paddle board, banana tube ride and kayak. You get close to an hour here. Warning, the sand here will damage your feet. Its more like small pebbles, not sand. I thought I had calloused feet but with the hot sand and the pebble texture it hurt really bad, please bring water shoes if you can! Here they have shade and bathrooms and i think they were selling drinks on the beach but im not too sure. You can't got out too far with the kayak and paddleboards but its still fun to get going. (The paddle boards do not have fins on the bottom so balancing two people does not work, they are 1 at a time boards) after your time at this beach the tour is over and they start heading back to land. The crew puts on a lip sync show that is a little funny and uncomfortable to watch (if you're an introvert like me that is xD) but they seem to really enjoy it so it was fun for them, they sing a few 80s rocks songs like guns and roses and such. They will onload at the Puerta valarta marina first before going to the next stop. (Not sure where it is because I loaded and uploaded at Puerta vallarta.) They ask for tips on the way out. This tour is booked through vallarta adventures, I wish all of my tours were booked through them. If you can just look up their profile and get it all through them. They are very professional and know how to have fun. You don't feel like its sketchy or unsafe at all. This is the tour company you need to see all of Puerta Vallarta!
    3 travelers found this review helpful
    star-4
    Excellent Tour, Book Direct
    Amanda_P
    , May 2022
    The tour was great but don't book through Viator. Book it through the tour agency online and save some money. We paid about $25 more than other people on the tour. The tour itself is worth every single penny. Any amount I would have saved I would have given as more tip to Chai, Jaime, Elder,Alejandro, Esteban, Omar and the rest of the crew. They are absolutely phenomenal guides and entertainers. The food and drinks were not skimpy BUT the Viator confirmation misrepresented that Breakfast was included in our tour. We didn't eat beforehand because of that and no one elses reservation said that. It was a pretty rough start but the tour itself made up for it.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great day trip adventure!...
    Hiroyuki_H
    , Apr 2022
    Great day trip adventure! We loved snorkeling and banana boat. The staff was very fun and helpful. Highly recommend!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-1
    Bad non trip
    Todd_C
    , Apr 2022
    I got sick and could not go but was charged full fare for me and wife. So no exceptions and unhappily paid in full not to go. I did everything to try to make it but just too sick. Given circumstances I won’t use Viator again.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Hi Todd, We are sorry to hear that you got sick during your vacation. It is required to cancel at least 48 hours prior to your adventure date in order to request a 100% refund however if you are requesting for a last minute cancellation due to unexpected medical circumstances we can always make an exception for you if you share with us your medical certificate/note. We kindly ask for you to share your medical certificate via email to info@vallarta-adventures.com and as well your booking reference number so we can assist you with your refund request. We look forward to hearing from you soon to continue assisting you. Best regards,
    star-3
    Waterfall in peurta Vallarta
    Etta_P
    , Apr 2022
    Went on this trip in march 2022. Weather was a little cool and so was the water. Overall was good. Enjoyed the waterfall but the walk there makes you feel like you are walking through a person’s backyard. This is a very poor area. They rush you through the souvenir area where locals are selling to sit you on the beach where they push buying liquor when there is free stuff on the boat. The positive is they leave on time and return on time. This is a 7-8 hour day tour. Plan accordingly. There are plenty taxi’s waiting to take you on return. Lastly this is a water activity event. I enjoyed but many seemed unprepared to get in water. You should bring a towel and and light jacket for weather for this time of year.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-3
    Afternoon
    Julie_B
    , Apr 2022
    Our second stop was beautiful. After the water falls, several times people asked how much longer til we leave. We had drinks/food from the beach restaurant, but we were ready to go
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Excellent excursion!
    blestnest
    , Mar 2022
    We had an excellent day with Chai and his crew. The boat was comfortable, the weather was perfect, the stops were interesting, the lunch was delicious and the seas were calm. At the end of the day we encountered a school of dolphins and the captain turned the boat around twice so we could go alongside the school and get videos. It was fantastic! The only downside was the first stop, a beach experience (and optional snorkeling), could only be accessed by jumping in the water and swimming ashore. It would have been nice to be able to get on the beach without having to swim there. We weren't prepared for that so had to stay on the boat.
    star-5
    10/10 Experience
    Jonathan_G
    , Mar 2022
    Boat 8 with Chai, Esteban, Jaime and the rest of the great crew welcomed and entertained us the whole trip. We were a family of 4 traveling with another family of with kids under 12 years old. This is a must do excursion for everyone. We had an amazing time and highly recommend to everyone.
    star-5
    Amazing adventure
    Lana_K
    , Mar 2022
    Everything was amazing and this company does a superb job taking care of your family and entertainment is great too!
    star-5
    Fantastic Tour!
    Elizabeth_W
    , Mar 2022
    We had bought this tour for our adult children and they came back saying it was one of the best days of our vacation. After they left, we decided to book it for ourselves and are so glad we did! It was so much fun and we were impressed that there were all ages on this trip and all were having a ball! Chai was a great host and he and the crew made sure that everyone was happy and enjoying themselves. The beaches were wonderful and the hike and waterfall were great! Highly recommend!
    star-5
    An excellent experience
    Nathan_B
    , Mar 2022
    This was a wonderful experience—the sights were gorgeous, the swimming and snorkeling were exhilarating and fun, and the food and drinks were were better than you’d expect from this type of excursion. The guides and crew were friendly and knowledgeable and created a great atmosphere everywhere we went. The photos they take are an additional expense—$90 for all of them on a USB drive—but they’re high quality and worth the convenience, especially when so many watery surroundings are involved. We would highly recommend the whole thing!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great day trip for a different vibe
    TaSheema_T
    , Feb 2022
    Great trip must be on time as boat does not wait due to needing to exit before cruise ship arrives. The guides were great and the open bar was nice as I wasn’t expecting it. Also since we went during peek whale week the captain slowed down for us to watch the whales so got a 2 in 1 tour!!!
    star-5
    Beautiful & Fun!
    Aaron_C
    , Feb 2022
    We loved this excursion! The boat ride to the waterfall is about an hour but the tour guides made it so fun! They were seriously their own show it was hilarious. It’s a nice, relaxing excursion with time to lay on the beach after seeing the waterfall. Would definitely recommend!
    star-5
    Must see and do.
    Steven_S
    , Jan 2022
    Great time. The crew went out of their way to make sure we had a fun and exciting tour. Yelapa is beautiful waterfall or not.
    star-5
    Beautiful, fun excursion to Yelapa
    Natalie_B
    , Jan 2022
    Yelapa was beautiful. The boat ride over was good and coffee was thoughtfully provided. The destination was really beautiful. The snorkeling wasn't great that particular day but the swimming and water was fabulous. A banana boat ride is a must do activity. The staff were fabulous. They were all the BEST. Service excellent; safety was adhered to properly; the boat was kept immaculately clean. The lunch was WAY better than I thought it would be. Ingredients were good quality and very tasty - and healthy! The staff provided a bit of entertainment on the ride back. It was a blast! It was a really well executed bit of theatre that was terrific. I honestly cannot think of anything to complain about! I would definitely recommend this excursion.

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