Puerto Vallarta is a city full of thousands of activities, sights, cruises and opportunities for fun. The Marigalante Pirate cruise in Puerto Vallarta is just one of those fabulous opportunities (though it’s definitely one of the best). This replica Spanish galleon is one of the most iconic sights in the city, but it is not just for looking at; the Marigalante runs two tours per day. Both pirate cruises are great fun for all the family, but they offer unique experiences: one is more orientated towards kids and families during the day while the other is more geared towards adult fun and drinking at night, although children are welcome and catered for.

Either way, the pirate cruise in Puerto Vallarta guarantees a good time for all ages and tastes! Be sure to book your tickets early; the Marigalante pirate cruise in Puerto Vallarta is one of Banderas Bay’s most popular tours; if you don’t book in advance you might be disappointed!

The Pirate Cruise in Puerto Vallarta – Day and Night

The Pirates Land day tour is family orientated and leaves first thing in the morning from the Cruise Ship Marina known as the API in Puerto Vallarta. As you enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet the ship will coast from one end of the Bay to the other. On the way you’ll be treated to a show of acrobatics and swordplay courtesy of the crew. Once you reach Majahuitas, however, you can disembark in order to take part in beach games such as volleyball, participate in a treasure hunt, enjoy some kayaking, diving or snorkelling. Of course you could even just swim or sunbathe. It’s really up to you, but you can make the most of sunshine before the ship turns around and takes you back to the hotel. This Puerto Vallarta tour is sure to delight your kids!


For the eternal child looking to relax and let your hair down at night, the Pirates of the Bay evening tour is a great way to enjoy Puerto Vallarta from the sea. During cruise in Puerto Vallarta, the Marigalante crosses Banderas Bay while the crew puts on a show of epic proportions. Dinner, drinks, fireworks, song, and dancing; it’s all here! This is a night cruise you won’t forget, unless you indulge a little too much in the open bar and find some moments are blurry!

Take part in one of Puerto Vallarta’s most legendary cruise activities and spend your Mexican vacations in style.