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Mexico Sailing Vacation Vallarta Nayarit

The Bay of Banderas just off the west coast of Puerto Vallarta Mexico is home to some of the best Mexico sailing vacations including Puerto Vallarta sailing tours, Puerto Vallarta sunset sailing and Nuevo Vallarta whale watching tours.

Just minutes north of Puerto Vallarta you’ll find Nuevo Vallarta and the start of nearly 200 miles of Riviera Nayarit coastal resort towns and Mexico beaches, most of which cater to Mexico sailing vacations, charters and snorkeling adventures.

The Vallarta region of the Bay of Banderas is one of the most picturesque vacation destinations in all of Mexico. Banderas Bay itself is one of the deepest bays in the world offering stunning Nuevo Vallarta sailing with the Sierra Madre Mountains as its magnificent backdrop.

Vallarta Mexico Sailing & Other Pacific Coast Activities

The warm friendly Pacific coast winds will fill your sails and propel you through the clear blue Mexican waters and prevailing warm ocean currents.

This setting makes for unforgettable Mexico sailing adventures where visiting tourists get to enjoy Mexico Fishing Vacations, Mexico Whale Watching and Mexico Surfing Vacations plus other popular Vallarta water activities such as:

Mexico Snorkeling
Swimming with Dolphins

Sea Lion Encounters

Baby Turtle Release Adventures

Adventurous tourists get to enjoy Mexico sailing and snorkeling on an activity filled trip out to open waters in and around Banderas Bay.

Once on open waters, Vallarta Mexico visitors are invited to dive into the water to swim or to suit up in snorkeling or scuba gear to explore the nautical mysteries that wait beneath the water’s surface.

The Riviera Nayarit along Mexico’s Pacific west coast waters is considered the ideal Mexico sailing vacation destination by both novice and accomplished sailing aficionados. Plan your ideal Mexico sailing holiday around the Riviera Nayarit!

Beach Village Vallarta Sailing Adventures

Some Mexican sailing vacations take guests across the ocean waters to quaint village islands only reachable by boat.

When visiting these islands, such as Las Animas, Quimixto or Yelapa, sailing visitors are given the time to explore the jungles boasting of majestic mountains and spectacular waterfalls.

The quiet luxurious beaches give vacationers the opportunity to relax, sunbathe, build a sand castle and even interact with friendly beach vendors selling crafts and souvenirs.

Puerto Vallarta Sunset Sailing

Sunset Mexico sailing packages are popular amongst tourists and are often the perfect way to finish a memorable holiday or commemorate a special occasion such as an anniversary.

At sunset, Mexico’s skyline is lit up in crimson, orange and pink colors and provides a striking contrast to the deep blue hues of the Pacific Ocean. The best place to take in the spectacular views of Pacific Mexico is on a sailboat on open waters during a Puerto Vallarta sunset sailing adventure.

Mexico Sailing Vacation Tips and Advice

How Do I Choose A Mexico Sailing Company?

It is important to choose a reputable Mexico sailing company when booking Vallarta sailing adventures. Talk to our Mexico tourism board here in the Riviera Nayarit or look for a sailing program with great customer reviews. Tourists who like to plan their trips in advance can research some of Vallarta’s best sailing companies online. Last minute Mexico sailing vacations can also be planned on the spot with the help of resort concierge services or based on the advice of locals.

Do I Need Experience To Go Sailing in Mexico?

You do not need any prior sailing experience to enjoy sailing in Mexico. In fact, Mexico sailing vacations often cater to first time and beginner boaters. Mexico sailing vacations are very flexible in that guests can be as involved with hands on sailing duties as they want – guests can even just sit back and relax as others do all the work. Nevertheless, most Mexico sailing guides are eager to help the guests on their sailboats to learn the proper sailing terminology and to become familiar with the open waters of Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

Will I See Wildlife on My Mexico Sailing Vacation?

Many say sailing is the best way to witness Mexico’s wild sea life in their natural and free environment. In fact, many Mexico sailing visitors come back with stories of witnessing humpback whales, dolphins, manta rays or sea turtles surrounding their sailboat. Dolphins are known to travel alongside your sailboat while humpback whales can be seen from December to March when they enjoy the warm waters of Mexico’s Pacific Coast and Banderas Bay in particular.  

How Should I Pack For A Vallarta Sailing Adventure?

It is best to be prepared for all situations while on the sailboat. Mexico sailing guests should come prepared with a bathing suit to facilitate Mexico sailing, snorkelling, diving, swimming and lounging on beaches and with a towel to dry off afterwards. The wind can pick up as the sailboat skips across the open sea, so a light sweater or windbreaker is also recommended to keep you warm.

Other accessories most Mexico sailing guests like to bring are sunglasses and sunscreen to protect against the UV rays and a camera to capture all the memories of their Mexico sailing vacation.

Get Help Booking Your Mexico Sailing Vacation

Thank you for visiting our Riviera Nayarit website, the official Conventions and Visitors Bureau for the Riviera Nayarit region of Mexico’s Pacific coast, where we promote Mexico tourism and inclusive Mexico vacations.

Mexico sailing is one of the top Vallarta Activities and attractions offered at Puerto Vallarta and the Nuevo Vallarta region of Riviera Nayarit. For more details on planning your Mexico sailing vacation, visit Sailing in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit.

Speak to a local specialist for more information on Mexico Vacations or check out specific locations using our interactive Nayarit Mexico Map.


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Promoting Mexico tourism in the Riviera Nayarit region along the 200 mile Pacific coastline north of Puerto Vallarta with information on Mexico beaches, all inclusive hotels, luxury resorts and activities like spas and wellness, surfing, golfing, sailing, fishing, swimming with dolphins, sea lion encounters, baby sea turtle releases and whale watching. Discover adventure package vacations, dining, shopping and attractions in Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos, Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Destiladeras, Punta de Mita, Litibu, Sayulita, San Pancho, Lo de Marcos, Guayabitos, San Blas, Isla de Mexcaltitan and other Riviera Nayarit locations near Puerto Vallarta.