Just imagine–

Pink skies paint the clouds above you and calm morning waters beckon you towards the rocky islets of Los Arcos. From there, catch the sunrise over the Sierra Madre Mountains as you make your way through hidden sea caves, thought by the ancients of this place to be a kind of sacred portal. And then put on a mask and snorkel to catch a glimpse of life below the sea.

Our Sunrise Session is a spectacular experience from start to finish. And from there, your day is only just beginning.

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The basics

WHAT • A three-hour guided paddle ocean excursion to watch the sunrise and snorkel + explore within the islands of Los Arcos National Marine Park

WHEN • Available Wednesday through Sunday an hour before sunrise

WHERE • Paddle Zone in Mismaloya to nearby Los Arcos

COST • 1200 MXN pesos per person

The details

Our team will welcome you at the time of your scheduled departure from our little surf shop on Mismaloya Beach, seven miles south of Puerto Vallarta. Once you arrive, we will gear up for a brief paddle from Mismaloya to the neighboring islands of Los Arcos National Marine Park. Either along the way or once in Los Arcos, the sun will rise. And, from there, you will spend some time exploring the caves and grottos of the area while receiving historical and biological information from your guide. You will get an opportunity to experience the park before the business of the daytime crowds, and have a chance to snorkel—if you choose.

Our Sunrise Session lasts for about three hours and logs a total distance of about 2-3 nautical miles. The cost for this experience is 1200 MXN pesos per person.

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  • Equipment rental (board, leash, paddle, or kayak, lifejacket + mask and snorkel gear)

  • Professional tour guide with personalized service

  • Snack bar and refreshments on the water

  • Freeh iced Hibiscus tea and a tropical fruit plate upon your return to our shop

  • One digital GoPro photo souvenir taken on your excursion (with additional photo packages available for purchase)

  • A secure place to store your belongings during your tour

  • PLUS, a complimentary paddle boarding lesson is included to you at no additional cost


  • Comfortable bathing suit or water clothing to move and get wet in

  • Dry change of clothes

  • Towel to dry off

  • Earth-friendly sun protection (ie. hat, inexpensive sun glasses, long-sleeved rash-guard, coral-friendly biodegradable sunscreen)

  • (Optional) A cellphone with sufficient space, should you choose to take home our photo package


Just a heads up…

If you would like to SUP on this tour, we ask that you please join us the day prior for a complimentary paddle board lesson. If you cannot make it for a lesson ahead of time, we will book you on a hybrid paddle board or kayak.

Ages 15+ on their own equipment.
Children and Minors Aged 5-14 are allowed if accompanied by guardian on the same equipment (Age 18 or older) and receive half-off the price of the full tour.

The exact times available for this tour change depending on the season, so please book your trip in advance to confirm the time of your departure.

Gratuity is not included in the price of your tour.

Please refer to our company’s terms and policies for additional details on the conditions of your booking.