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Puerto Vallarta Shore Excursion Guide

Cruise lines offer a number of shore excursions for sale when visiting Puerto Vallarta. For your convenience, we have provided a sample listing below of the shore excursions typically sold by cruise lines that visit Puerto Vallarta. You may wish to check out 3rd party shore excursions in Puerto Vallarta to get a wider variety of options to choose from.

Historic Towns & Tequila

These excursions take about 5 hours as you are whisked away by coach to sleepy Mexican villages, and ultimately to Mezcales to visit the local tequila distillery. Sampling tortillas and seeing wood carvings by local craftsmen are often included in the price of this tour, as is your lunch.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $29 to $50.
 
Booking Advice: While this excursion receives an easy rating in terms of physical exertion, be prepared for walking up to a mile. Cruise line prices for this excursion are quite competitive with rates quoted by third party vendors online.

“There She Blows!” (Whale Watching)

One of the most popular excursions for Puerto Vallarta is definitely whale watching. Humpback whales can viewed in the Bay of Banderas on these amazing tours, and you can photograph those breath taking moments!
 
Price: Adults expect to pay about $100.
 
Booking Advice: This excursion from start to finish takes up to 4.5 hours, including about 410 minutes when you're actually in the boat looking for whales. It is rated as easy in terms of physical exertion. This is a seasonal excursion, offered from mid December through mid March. Naturally, because these creatures are not in a zoo or circus, it is possible that the whales might be elusive. Third party vendors do offer some very competitive prices online.

SCUBA

For 6.5 to 7.5 hours, this SCUBA excursions include dives in the Bay of Banderas and Marieta Islands, and always include that memorable opportunity to view the incredible marine flora and fauna unique to the ocean waters by Puerto Vallarta.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $85 to $120.
 
Booking Advice: SCUBA excursions range from moderate to difficult on activity level scales. Third party vendors offer attractive rates for experienced divers. The majority of these dive excursions are not for beginners, and typically do require certification.

Canopy Tours

Ninety feet above the forest floor in the Sierra Madre mountains- that's where you'll be with 11 lines and 480 feet of cable among other adventures that include a “Tarzan Bridge” (and a guide). This excursion gets great past guest reviews!
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $99 to $130 through the cruise lines.
 
Booking Advice: The entire excursion including transportation takes around five hours. This excursion is rated as difficult in terms of physical exertion, so there are age requirements and physical restrictions. Third party vendor rates are well worth considering for this activity.

Resort Escapes

Your R&R time at a classic beach resort in Puerto Vallarta will last from 5 to 7 hours including transportation time. Use of the hotel's facilities, the pools, and the more secluded beaches is included, as is lunch and complimentary drinks.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $69 to $95.
 
Booking Advice: Some resorts are 30 minutes away, and some are an hour away, so you might want to consider the relative merits of your travel time as you choose the resort best suited to your desires. Third party vendors do offer some very competitive rates and it is worth your while to do some cost comparisons for this excursion. Resort excursions range from easy to moderate on most activity level scales.

Third Party Shore Excursions in Puerto Vallarta

Below are links to third-party shore excursion vendors in Puerto Vallarta. These links will launch in a new browser window and are external sites. We bear no responsibility for the content or services offered at these sites.
3rd party shore excursions often have advantages over shore excursions sold by the cruise lines. Third party shore excursions can be less costly and feature smaller groups than shore excursions sold by the cruise lines. Often, the vendors you buy from directly are the same vendors used by the cruise lines themselves.
 
The benefit of buying shore excursions from the cruise line is that the vendors and pre-screened for safety and reliablity. While cruise lines shore excursions can be more expensive than buying direct from a local vendor, there is certainly peace of mind that the cruise line will be using a reliable, safe and trusted vendor. If you experience a problem with the vendor on a cruise line-sold shore excursion, the shore excursion managers onboard the cruise ship will likely be an invaluable resource to help settle disputes.

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