You’ll feel like you’re walking on water as you paddle among dolphins, humpback whales breaching in the distance on an intimate SUP excursion with the certified guides at Surf Mexico. Iconic destinations include Islas Marietas, Los Arcos, & Bucerias.
Relaxing & Majestic SUP Excursions in Vallarta-Nayarit
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$35-$95 per person
Whether you’re already avid stand-up paddleboarder (SUP), or you can’t wait to try the fastest growing sport in the world first-hand, Surf Mexico offers a great variety of Banderas Bay SUP tours for you to consider, all limited to four guests per guide. Newcomers to the sport can literally get their feet wet near the shore in Bucerias, while more experienced riders are invited to consider longer excursions to iconic Vallarta-Nayarit sights like the Marietas Islands and Los Arcos National Marine Park.
The Beginners Paradise of Bucerias
Many people liken SUP to walking on water, but it’s actually more like gliding. This comprehensive introductory trek is conducted in a calm part of the Bay famously loved by dolphins, on one of 40+ boards that’s just right for you. $35 per person.
Paddling the Islands of Puerto Vallarta
One of the most incredible things about SUP is the access it gives you to pristine places you might not otherwise see. This excursion whisks riders out to where the Mismaloya River empties into Banderas Bay. From here, you’ll paddle to the dramatic island rock formations of Los Arcos, where you’re welcome to snorkel a bit before paddling back. $95 per person, minimum of two.
Magical Marietas Islands
Beloved by legendary oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau, Islas Marietas are commonly referred to as the “Mexican Galapagos,” thanks to their staggering beauty and expansive biodiversity. Dolphins and humpback whales (through March) may even join your journey, culminating with ample snorkel time in a vibrant wonderland of sea turtles, rays, and rainbows of fish in forests of bright coral. $95 per person, minimum of two.