Picture this…

The sun setting over the Pacific ocean reflects a golden glow back onto the rocky cliff faces of Los Arcos National Marine Park, where thousands of endemic birds who have nested there suddenly taken flight and are circling high into the sky above you.

After dusk, you gaze down from the star filled sky to see that the waters have come alive—you’ve been gifted a chance to observe bioluminescent waters within and around the sea caves and grottos of Los Arcos.

Our Sunset Session is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s not to be missed and never to be forgotten.

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The basics

WHAT • A three-hour guided night paddle excursion at sunset
WHEN • Available Wednesday through Sunday, an hour before dusk
WHERE • Paddle Zone in Mismaloya & Los Arcos National Marine Park
COST • 1200 MXN pesos per person

The details

Our team will welcome you 30 minutes before your scheduled departure from our little surf shop on Mismaloya Beach, seven miles south of Puerto Vallarta. Once you arrive, we will introduce you to the ways of the water with a short introductory paddle lesson. Then, we will gear up for a brief paddle from Mismaloya Beach to the neighboring islands of Los Arcos National Marine Park. Either along the way or once in Los Arcos, the sun will set. 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. The most magical aspect, as we’ve been told by our clients, is when they have a chance to observe the natural phenomena of bioluminescent life in the water—it is a once in a lifetime experience most tell us fervently that they’ll never forget.

Our Sunset 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 + mask and PaddleLit light belt)

  • Professional tour guide with personalized service

  • Snack bar and refreshments on the water

  • Mexican hot cacao tea and traditional sweet snacks 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

  • (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


Also—please note…

No previous paddle experience is required to participate in this offering.

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.