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South Shore Private Sightseeing Cruise in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
South Shore Private Sightseeing Cruise in Puerto Vallarta
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Take some time to relax and see the beauty of Puerto Vallarta’s south shore from a private yacht. Cruise by Los Arcos, the rocky arches that are a Puerto Vallarta landmark, weigh anchor and splash over the side to snorkel (equipment is included,) or simply enjoy your time aboard the yacht with a cold drink and your friends and family.
  • Hire a 26-foot (8-meter) yacht for a private cruise along the South Shore
  • Customize your itinerary according to your preferences
  • Go as a couple, a family, or a group—up to eight passengers
  • Soft drinks and beer included, hard liquor and lunch are an extra cost
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Bottled water
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Life jackets
Alcoholic Beverages
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private transportation

Departure Point

Los Peines, Isla Iguana, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

Please meet the captain at the second security entrance. At the first security entrance, please let them know you have a boat tour with La Vida Bella.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund of your deposit.
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship.
  • If arriving on a cruise ship please notify us by sending us a message. Pick up for cruise passengers will be at the cruise terminal at the pier located in front of the harbor master. Please look for the boat (La Vida Bella) and Captin or Crew with uniform.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY La Vida Bella Private Boat Tours
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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during South Shore Private Sightseeing Cruise in 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
See all safety measures taken by South Shore Private Sightseeing Cruise in Puerto Vallarta.
What is the policy on sanitization during South Shore Private Sightseeing Cruise in 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 South Shore Private Sightseeing Cruise in Puerto Vallarta.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during South Shore Private Sightseeing Cruise in Puerto Vallarta?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by South Shore Private Sightseeing Cruise in Puerto Vallarta.

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Must do private sightseeing!
, Sep 2021
Unbelievable sightseeing with snorkeling on a beautiful day. Fernando and his son were fantastic tour guides! I would book with them again without hesitation! Unfortunately my photos didn’t upload but maybe that’s for the best as the pictures don’t do this trip justice! Beautiful PV trip one of the best excursions I’ve ever done!
The Perfect Day
, Aug 2021
My family had a perfect day, and the tour was the highlight of our vacation. The trip was very personal and the service was first class. Don’t waste your time looking at other tours. The comfort and value can’t be beat. Thank you for such a memorable day!
Best Day of our trip!
, Aug 2021
Best Day of our trip…were the words used by our 21 year old son to describe our excursion. I was impressed by the thorough description of our day which went exactly as described! Fernando is a complete professional—met us at the location, gave a knowledgeable tour of the shoreline, kept us on our schedule, even got us to the lunch spot just minutes before a huge group came in from one of the larger excursion tours. Definitely worth the price to go on a private outing! Nixon was a fan favorite as he kept our group of 7 well hydrated with plenty of adult beverages, led us on a snorkeling adventure, and escorted us on shore where he discreetly watched over us and then got us back for our festive return to the dock. He even literally ran down the street to hail us a cab to get back to our hotel!! We have been on larger vessels for private day long excursions in other places so I was a little concerned that our group might not be as “impressed”. I’m happy to report that they did not miss the extra space and the personal attention shown by the crew, along with the beautiful snorkeling area, which was inhabited by other tour groups but somehow felt private; made my son’s friend decide he should add this day to his bucket list so that he could promptly check it off!!
Great tour for family, Fernando and son are awesome!
, Apr 2021
Had a great time with Fernando and his son! I would recommend this tour with your family as you get to see the different parts of PV from the coast, and you also get to swim/snorkel at los arcos while spending time at the secluded beach. Boat was very comfortable and easily accommodated our family of 7 adults and 2 kids. The drinks were awesome as well, Fernando went out of his way to always ensure everyone was comfortable and had a beverage in hand!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfect Way to Spend the Day
, Apr 2021
Our family of four had a wonderful day with Fernando 1 & 2 (father/son). Seeing the Malecon from the boat was a different view. Snorkeling at Los Arcos was phenomenal. Pristine water, schools of different fish. I brought my son (age 8) back to the boat and Fernando put me at ease watching over him while my husband and I got to focus more on snorkeling. We weren't on a schedule, so we could snorkel as long as we wanted while the other larger tour boats came and went. Delicious guac and chips were served alongside drinks while we headed towards Las Animas where we spend the bulk of our time. The Fernando's were constantly attentive to ensure our glasses were never emptied. We hunkered down at a restaurant and ordered drinks while watching pelicans dive-bomb for fish. Note....bring your sunscreen and LOTS of pesos/cash if you want to take advantage of the activities there at heavily discounted prices. The highlight for the kids was horeseback riding (so inexpensive there at $200 pesos/person) for an almost 30 min ride. There was para-sailing, jet skis, banana boats all there for hire. I was going to do a massage, but ran out of time. My husband had fresh oysters (6 for $150 peso) and said they were super delish). Headed back for the ride home with endless drinks. Note: there are no bathrooms close by once you disembark, so be aware how much you drink! It was a great day, hosted by a great crew in a relaxing environment paced exactly how we wanted it to be! Would highly recommend!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing and Beautiful!!
, Oct 2020
La Vida Bella private boat tours was AMAZING on our recent trip to Puerto Vallarta! Our Captain, Fernando was accommodating, kind, knowledgeable, and tended to our every need! We saw some beautiful areas that you can only access by boat and enjoyed every single minute! Thank You Fernando!
Beautiful Day Trip on the Water
, Jul 2019
My family absolutely loved our experience on this tour. Fernando and Julio were outstanding hosts. Friendly, informative, and attentive. Julio snorkelled with my husband and children and guided them to see schools of fish. (And he makes a fantastic margarita, too!). They met us at the marina, and we instantly felt very comfortable with them. They got us to Los Arcos early before all of the other boats and tours were there. And we left a little early to beat the rush to the secluded beach where we stopped to relax and eat lunch. We did not want to be on a big, flashy boat with tons of loud, obnoxious strangers. We felt this private tour was more our "speed". Worth every cent we paid. I highly recommend this tour. If you want more of a party boat atmosphere, I'd go with one of the larger boats with larger groups of people. But this is definitely perfect for families, or couples. We had an amazing time.
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Jim C
, Feb 2019
AMAZING time, Highly Recommend, GREAT Father & Son team - saw whales, snorkel was AMAZING, lunch on secluded area only accessible by boat/water - GREAT SEAFOOD & Mexican food, Saw WHALES up close - captain and his son were GREAT HOSTS, kept the Tequila & snacks flowing - great trip for 4-8 or go as a couple!! Private Boat, speak great english, know their area!! If you want a day out on the water & not the big party boat experience - this is it....oh, my wife LOVED his PLAYLIST!!!
Amazing Experience!
, Dec 2018
Fernado and Fernando were wonderful! Excellent service and vast knowledge of the area - we had the best time exploring the south shore with them. We saw whales, dolphins and loved snorkeling Los Arcos. 10/10 would recommend!
Money well spent!
, Jul 2018
Absolutely a great excursion at the right price. The boat is not flashy but the service is well beyond! This was such a personal, fun tour that met our every desire. You will be very happy with this trip, we sure were! Thanks Fernando and Jorge!

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