Yacht Cruises on Banderas Bay
"A luxey boating experience that needs to be encountered first-hand!" - Reviewed by Lisa
RATING – Wonderfully Wixxy Experience
Banderas Bay’s Neptuno Yacht features three luxey levels for guests with chic sofas, bar area and plenty of space for sun-bathing and posing.
Add to the mix a warm and friendly bilingual crew and you have a tailored cruise made in heaven. With various incredible local itineraries to choose from, where you sail on the Pacific Coast is up to you.
A minimum of three nights is highly recommended to fully appreciate the glory and comfort of this 80ft yacht. Day tours, private pleasure cruises and glittering events for up to 30 people can be arranged upon request.
NORTH SIDE OF THE BAY:
- Sayulita – This hip little town has a sixties vibe. Known for its constant surf wave, art galleries, and gorgeous sunsets, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a colorful environment and wonderful restaurants.
- Litibú Bay – Hidden between hills and mountains is Litibú Bay, where you’ll discover crystal-clear waters, reefs and spectacular mountain views – everything you need to spend the day doing water activities.
- Punta Mita – The Punta de Mita peninsula is home to a private luxury community which includes 2 Jack Nicklaus golf courses, the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.
- El Anclote – Apart from being a great place to learn how to surf, this beach located on the Punta de Mita peninsula is also an excellent choice when looking for a nice dinner.
- Playa Paraiso – This beautiful secluded beach offers small reefs and calm waters for swimming and paddleboarding
- Palito Verde – Located between La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta Mita, this secluded beach is ideal for enjoying a quiet snorkel and paddleboard session.
SOUTH SIDE OF THE BAY:
- Los Arcos – Los Arcos de Mismaloya is one of the most emblematic places in Puerto Vallarta. It consists of a group of gigantic rocks in Banderas Bay – some of which form huge natural arches where you can swim, snorkel and scuba dive.
- Mismaloya – Mismaloya was the setting for the 1964 film, “The Night of the Iguana”, the film that transformed Puerto Vallarta from a sleepy fishing village to one of the top tourist hot spots. Mismaloya offers clear waters and great snorkeling spots.
- Boca de Tomatlan – This is the last beach you can drive to on the southern part of the bay. From here, you can catch a water taxi to take you to different beaches around the bay. It offers a number of Mexican restaurants and great mountain views.
- Playa el Caballo – Incredible beach with amazing rock formations on the shore. It’s where the famous restaurant and bar “Casitas Maraikas” is located.
- Las Animas – This fishing village is best known for the small palapas where the fishermen cook their catch of the day. It’s the ideal place to enjoy a unique meal oceanside.
- Quimixto – Be amazed by the awesome surf waves! The village is so small that there are almost no local surfers – so you pretty much have the place to yourself. From here, you can also horseback ride to a waterfall in the middle of the jungle!
- Yelapa – Yelapa is a beautiful little bay within the greater Banderas Bay. It is famous for having a beach without waves where you can swim in the calm waters. Visit the beautiful town, eat in a local restaurant, swim in the river and walk to the waterfall.
- Las Iglesias – Las Iglesias is a pinnacle rock surrounded by marine life that offers great diving for beginners and advanced divers alike.
- Tabo y Tabito – If you’re looking to get away from the crowds, then check out these two huge beaches. Treat yourself to a quiet day on a deserted beach with no one in sight – just you and your family enjoying the privacy and solitude of these pristine beaches.
- Corrales – The last destination on the southern part of bay, Corrales is a calm bay with crystal-clear waters that are perfect for snorkeling, diving and spearfishing. This bay is so calm that sleeping on board the yacht feels like being inside a marina. You can sample the local restaurants.