Bioluminescent experience to los arcos marine park

Aguacate, Mexico

Experience hosted by Alberto

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

For your experience, we will meet at the entrance of Mismaloya Beach, seven-miles south of Puerto Vallarta.

First we will introduce you to the water with an introductory safety lesson on your preferred equipment (single kayak or double kayak) Then we'll hop on our kayaks and paddle about 20-30 minutes from Mismaloya Beach to Los Arcos Marine Park.

Imagine gazing over the Pacific ocean as golden light reflects back onto the rocky cliff faces of Los Arcos National Marine Park. Thousands of endemic birds who have nested there suddenly take flight and circle high into the sky above you. We share information and stories of this magical place you are visiting, as well as fresh water and an energy bar for nourishment. Before dawn or after sunset, you'll look down from the star filled sky to see that the waters have come alive—you’ve been gifted a chance to observe bioluminescent waters around the sea caves and grottos of Los Arcos. Once we've wrapped up our time at the park, we'll make our way back to shore.

This Bioluminescent eco-experience is a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed.

Please note: the different times on the experiences offer the best time to observe the bioluminescence. WE OFFER A SUNRISE & SUNSET SESSION EVERY DAY—IF IT DOES NOT APPEAR AVAILABLE, MESSAGE ME TO CHECK!
For your experience, we will meet at the entrance of Mismaloya Beach, seven-miles south of Puerto Vallarta.

First we will introduce you to the water with an introductory safety lesson on your preferred equipment (single kayak or double kayak) Then we'll hop on our kayaks and paddle about 20-30 minutes from Mismaloya Beach to Los Arcos Marine Park.

Imagine gazing over the Pacific ocean as golden light reflects back onto the r…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Fresh filtered drinking water + Snack bar
  • Equipment
    Single kayak or double Kayak, Life Jacket, Paddle, Snorkel Equipment. One c...

Meet your Host, Alberto

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 434 Reviews
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Hola amigos! My name is Alberto and I am the owner of Paddle Zone—a family-owned and locally-operated adventure company and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) school created to share the intrinsic treasures of the Banderas Bay region by way of ecologically-friendly sports and recreation services.

At Paddle Zone, we are known for crafting a truly exceptional and unique tour experience grounded in a sense of safety, a deep respect for the planet, and a whole lot of fun.

The Paddle Zone team is made up of myself, Alberto, my wife, Rachael, and our professional tour guides, Felipe, Jacob, and Gio. Your tour will be led by one of our guides.

It's an honor to share this paradise that we love with you all with the hopes of conserving this bay for future generations.
Hola amigos! My name is Alberto and I am the owner of Paddle Zone—a family-owned and locally-operated adventure company and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) school created to share the intrinsic treasures of the Banderas Bay region by way of ecologically-friendly sports and recreation services.

At Paddle Zone, we are known for crafting a truly exceptional and unique tour experience grounded in a sense of safety, a deep respect for the planet, and a whole lot of fun.

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$73 per person
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Where you'll be

Where the Sierra Madre mountain range meets the beautiful blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, Mismaloya is a small fishing village found seven miles south of Puerto Vallarta—a beach town boasting spectacular views of the natural wonders of Los Arcos Marine Park.

We'll start and end the experience at Mismaloya Beach. And during the trip, we will visit and explore the islets of Los Arcos by paddle board or by kayak.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 434 reviews.

Kenneth
January 2022
This is a must when in Puerto Vallarta. I’m a regular repeat visitor to the area but never knew there were bioluminescent waters just offshore. Felipe my guide was charming, skilled and well-informed. I’m not proficient at water sports but found my kayak extremely comfortable and easy to maneuver. The scenery around Los Arcos islands was amazing. The sunset views of the Sierra Madre Mountains from offshore alone were worth the price. And then there is the bioluminescence, after dark. Magical! The waters just glow and sparkle around you. Any fear I had of being on the ocean at night quickly dissipated amid all the wonder and excitement. Highly recommend this activity and company!
Pam
January 2022
Fue una actividad muy cool, los chicos súper atentos y contaban todo acerca de la bioluminisencia y la diversidad que tiene PV. Actividad recomendada.
Maithili
January 2022
This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Puerto Vallarta. We did the morning Kayak session and got to see Los Arcos, bioluminescent plankton, moon set, sunrise, and Manta rays! It was spectacular. Felipe made the entire excursion so fun - highly recommend this experience.
John
January 2022
This was an amazing experience. It was a full moon and we were able to see the bioluminescence. Being on the water at night was an unparalleled experience and going through Los Arcos. I felt like I was on another planet. Unforgettable experience and our host made us feel like family.
Amelia
January 2022
Pablo and the team showed me and my family an incredible experience with the bioluminescence tour. We chose the night tour to see the bioluminescence, but by the end of it, Pablo had convinced us that we need to return for a sunrise trip. I highly recommend any tour with these guys as they were lots of fun, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the area. We even got some beautiful shots from Pablo on the GoPro. We had a great time hanging out at the shop after as well. Make sure to plan to stick around for some homemade pizza after, that was an unexpected surprise! If you're on the fence about booking this tour, just do it! You won't regret it.
Ania
January 2022
Felipe fue increíble! Nos la pasamos muy bien y nos hizo sentir como familia. Lo recomendaríamos a todos

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  • Wed, Jan 26
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    $73 per person
  • Thu, Jan 27
    5:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    $73 per person
  • Thu, Jan 27
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    $73 per person
  • Fri, Jan 28
    5:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    $73 per person
  • Fri, Jan 28
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    $73 per person
  • Sat, Jan 29
    5:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    $73 per person
  • Sat, Jan 29
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    $73 per person
  • Sun, Jan 30
    5:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    $73 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 5 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

What to bring

A swimsuit or other kinds of comfortable ocean wear to move around in
A towel + a dry change of clothes
(Optional) A cellphone with sufficient space, should you choose to take home our photo package
(Optional) A flashlight for the walk down the beach back to your preferred type of transportation

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.