Bioluminescent eco-experience kayak&SUP

Aguacate, Mexico

Experience hosted by Alberto

3 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

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. Then we'll hop on our boards and/or 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. Then we'll hop on our boards and/or 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…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Fresh filtered drinking water + Snack bar
  • Equipment
    Paddle board + leash or Kayak, Life Jacket, Paddle, Snorkel Equipment. One...

Meet your host, Alberto

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 342 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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Sun, 1 Aug
£55 per person
19:00 - 22:00
£55 per person
Mon, 2 Aug
£55 per person
19:00 - 22:00
Join 2 other guests
£55 per person
Tue, 3 Aug
£55 per person
19:00 - 22:00
Join 2 other guests
£55 per person

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 4.90 out of 5 from 342 reviews.

Miguel
July 2021
Highly recommended, this was worth the $. Kayaked to los arcos Alberto is very good with the tour and well knowledgeable with the history. I will say I was exhausted at the end of the tour from all the kayaking, so beware. Everything else was great from communicating to the actual tour, we really enjoyed it. It truly is a magical tour.
Highly recommended, this was worth the $. Kayaked to los arcos Alberto is very good with the tour and well knowledgeable with the history. I will say I was exhausted at the end of…
Louis
July 2021
Our guide Kevin was very passionate and knowledgable about the area. He gave lots of good information and kept everyone engaged in our kayak trip. He also made sure that everyone was safe the entire time and took extra care to make sure we all stayed together ter the sun went down.
Our guide Kevin was very passionate and knowledgable about the area. He gave lots of good information and kept everyone engaged in our kayak trip. He also made sure that everyone w…
Kaylin
July 2021
We had so much fun! Kevin met us right as we stepped out of our Uber and took us to check equipment. He took us out on the water to be sure that we felt comfortable before taking off. When the other group arrived we startled the paddle to Los Arcos; lots of laughs, lots of beautiful sights, and so refreshing to be out on the water. Our guides (Kevin and Felipe) were awesome, thoughtful, encouraging, fun, and clearly love what they do. It was fun to share their passion with them. We did get caught in a storm on the way back but our guides were very encouraging and positive.
We had so much fun! Kevin met us right as we stepped out of our Uber and took us to check equipment. He took us out on the water to be sure that we felt comfortable before taking…
Zed (Steven)
July 2021
We had Felipe and Kevin as our guides and they made us feel very safe but not overbearing. We had an amazing time and the location is just so special. The guys obviously live and breathe Los Arcos and it showed in their knowledge and passion. 10/10 would go again.
We had Felipe and Kevin as our guides and they made us feel very safe but not overbearing. We had an amazing time and the location is just so special. The guys obviously live and b…
Alexa
July 2021
This excursion was amazing! The views are seriously indescribable and I felt so powerful kayaking through the ocean. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was because the actual bioluminescence was a bit underwhelming. If it was advertised as just a sunset kayaking tour that would have made more sense. Still a one of a kind experience I’ll never forget. Our guide was very fun and we felt safe the entire way. I absolutely recommend to everyone visiting Vallarta!
This excursion was amazing! The views are seriously indescribable and I felt so powerful kayaking through the ocean. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was because the…
Jennifer
July 2021
Great trip! We took an Uber from Puerto Vallarta to Mismaloya and immediately encountered a different (laid back) vibe from the Malecon. The guides were excellent and enthusiastic, and conscientious of the different ability levels in our group. The kayak trip itself was enjoyable and the scenery was very beautiful - wish we could have stayed out longer (but a storm was approaching). We got great photos, too! My only regret is that I discovered I get seasick when kayaking in the dark - not pleasant for our return trip. If you think this might be you, consider taking some dramamine before you leave. We had our guides call a taxi for us back to Puerto Vallarta (since no Ubers were available) and the return trip was seamless. Would book again!
Great trip! We took an Uber from Puerto Vallarta to Mismaloya and immediately encountered a different (laid back) vibe from the Malecon. The guides were excellent and enthusia…

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Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

A swimsuit or other kinds of comfortable ocean wear to move around in

A towel + a dry change of clothes