Snorkeling tour: Los Arcos

Oceans occupy 99% of the living space on the planet, but less than 10% of that space has been explored by humans! We can’t breathe under water (some of us wish we could), but we can discover part of the underwater world thanks to snorkeling and scuba diving gear.

There is no better way to way to explore a bit of that majestic environment and learn about the wonders of the deep blue, than with a marine biologist. Banderas Bay offers different areas to explore either snorkeling or scuba diving. On this tour we will venture to Los Arcos, the name translates into “The Arches”, one of the iconic sites of Puerto Vallarta.

The place is a three rocks formation to the south side of the bay on the way to Mismaloya.
Arches are indeed present, and swimming through these natural tunnels is a must do! This place has beautiful scenery above and underwater and is filled with an incredible biodiversity (fish, reptiles and birds). One of the deepest points of the bay, called the Devil’s Canyon, is there and it’s great for diving. Los Arcos is a protected area and no anchoring or fishing is allowed nearby.  Different species of marine life enjoy the safety and productivity of the waters.

You might spot some angelfish, sergeant majors, damsel fish, rainbow, gobies, eels, star fish, puffers, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, giant manta rays, and many more. The guide will have an ID sheet, so you can easily identify the fish you see.

After having spent some time snorkeling, we will pay a quick visit to Mismaloya. Where you’ll get the chance to learn about why this place got to become so appealing to tourism.

Then we will go back to port, and drop off at the Marina.

Departure times: 9am or 10 am


Duration: 4 hours

Shared tour: 75 usd ADULT, 55 usd minor (5 to 11 years old)
Private tour: 450 usd per boat, up to 6 guests  / 530 usd per boat, up to 10 guests

Included:  certified tour guide (bilingual)/ Snorkeling gear lending / soft beverages /snacks

Not included: lunch and beverages at the beach, personal expenses and transportation by land, gratuities

Note: the shared tour requires a minimum of 5 guests (adult price) to guarantee the departure. If this is not met, those clients having a reservation will be entitled to request a refund or reschedule the activity.

Guides and boats are subject to availability, therefore a particular guide or boat is not guaranteed.

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Los Arcos fun Snorkeling- Shared tour

Los Arcos snorkeling- Private tour (max 6 guests)

Los Arcos snorkeling- Private tour (7 to 10 guests)