Marietas Island Snorkel

Marietas Island Snorkel
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $125.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 10 minute taxi (not included, approximately $10 US each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Deli-style lunch with soft drink
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothes over your swimsuit and comfortable shoes. We also suggest bringing a beach towel, hat, sunglasses, sunblock and lightweight jacket/windbreaker.
Restrictions Guests should be in good physical condition and be good swimmers as well as be able to ascend and descend a four-rung step ladder for boarding and disembarking the motorboat. Minimum age to participate is 10 years old, minimum age to drink alcoholic beverages is 18 years of age. The tour is not available to pregnant women, those with limited mobility or those with back, neck, heart or knee problems. Guests who are prone to motion sickness should take necesasry precautions prior to the start of the tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Marietas Island Snorkel

Your exciting journey begins with a scenic and adrenaline-pumping small boat ride to Marietas Islands National Park. Also known as the Mexican Galapagos, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was formed long ago by volcanic activity. Recently declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO MAB, the area now protects 44 species of flora and fauna found in different risk categories. This provides sanctuaries for reproduction, feeding and resting for some of the migratory seabirds like the blue-footed booby.

The archipelago is two formations of uninhabited islands, long island and round island, dominated by large caves and cliffs that protect coral reefs and multi-colored tropical fishes. Different species of beautiful corals inhabit these areas, and of course, many different species of colorful fish enjoy the safety and productivity of the surrounding waters.

This is also a bird's paradise where a vast colony of seabirds such as the Magnificent Frigate, egrets, herons, seagulls, pelicans, brown boobies and the world famous Galapagos Blue-footed Booby, will undoubtedly keep you engaged as you tour one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Mexico's Pacific Coast.

Snorkeling at numerous locations within the pristine islands will provide a distinctly unique perspective of the beautiful life of the tropical reef and its many underwater inhabitants. With a little luck and patience, you might spot King Angelfish, Panamic Sergeant Majors, Cortez Chubs, Giant Damselfish, Moorish Idol, Rainbow Wrasse, and many more.

Protecting the uniqueness of the park requires strict regulations including closures each Tuesday of the hidden beach area and the mandatory use of a helmet and lifejacket if allowed to visit Round Island's hidden beach. Entrance is heavily regulated and not guaranteed, and admittance is restricted to persons between the ages of 10 to 65 years old.

This adventure to the Mexican Galapagos is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
February 12, 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The tour operators, Aurelio & Jonathan were so friendly and very knowledgeable. I really liked snorkeling with the "fishies" and was thrilled that there were photos of me in the water and I was provided a CD keepsake at the end of the tour.
Reviewer: Sue Northcott
5 Stars