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Itinerary
Make your way to the departure office in Sayulita for a short drive to La Cruz marina, or head to La Cruz Marina directly. Upon arrival, board a 60-foot (18-meter) vessel and set sail to the Marietas Islands. Coffee, juice, fruit, and pastries are included for breakfast.

Take your choice of seating: plush cushions, splash nets, and a sun deck provide comfortable options. With the help of your crew, keep watch for whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and other marine life during the 2-hour boat ride to the Marietas Islands.

Arrive at the Marietas Islands and snap on your snorkel gear for a  30–45 minute guided trip through caves before returning to the boat for lunch and cocktails. The crew then provides paddleboards, kayaks, water tubes, floats, and a waterslide for you to enjoy on your own over two hours.

Return to your original departure point at the end of the tour.
Locations visited
Chica Locca
Marietas Islands
Sayulita Beach
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Overview
Plush cushions, a second-story sundeck, and a gourmet lunch (cocktail included) set this Marietas Islands whale watching tour apart from similar excursions. After a 2-hour ride—and hopefully a whale, dolphin, or sea turtle sighting—stop to snorkel, kayak, paddleboard, or ride a float on the water—your guides will swim soft drinks or cocktails from the open bar out to you.
Highlights
  • Whale watching tour to Marietas Islands
  • Opportunities to see whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and more
  • VIP treatment keeps you comfortable during the 4-hour round-trip boat ride
  • Water activities include kayaks, paddleboards, waterslides, and floats
  • Open bar, light breakfast, and gourmet lunch included
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile
Great time with wedding party

We seen whales, danced , drank, fished, snorkeled and had allot of fun. It was great time and owner was cool.

1  Thank Larry B
Reviewed 3 July 2018
Ok Trip that arrives at Marietas Islands but not Playa del Amor

I feel bad about posting this review because the entire crew makes every single effort to make you feel comfortable, they sure know how to provide great customer service, but perhaps the owner should be more specific and not mislead customers like it happened to...More

11  Thank VivianaI83
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile
Great cruise even with a toddler

Great experience. I been on many day trips and this by far was the best, crew was amazing, they all the time came to offer drinks or help and ask if anything was needed. We saw a lot of whales and dolphins. My toddler had...More

Thank Veronica G
Reviewed 19 March 2018
Fun for all from Age 4 to Age 56!

Once again, a GREAT time was had by all aboard the Chica Locca! This full day family outing is always a huge success and favorite activity! The crew is extremely attentive to the needs of all and so wonderful with the little ones. We were...More

1  Thank LAMF02
Reviewed 19 March 2018
Beautiful way to see Marietas Islands and Bay of Banderas!

Excellent from the start to the finish. We were lucky enough to see Dolphins, Whales, birds, and other fish on our tour. The boat was very large and did not feel like a typical "party boat" you might find elsewhere. Only negative was that the...More

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