ITINERARY: Platanitos Snorkeling

Snorkel along the shore of the small calm bay to see tropical fish and anemones. Spend time at the beach and have lunch at a restaurant before returning.

Travel by boat: 12 nautical miles south of San Blas
If traveling by boat, more experienced snorkelers or divers may explore the reef 1 mile off shore.

Travel by car: 25 miles South of San Blas
Snorkel from the beach and explore the shore with a kayak.

Changing Conditions
If conditions are not ideal for snorkeling you can try your hand at fishing from the boat. You will probably see whales off the shore of Platanitos from November to April.

Group Size

Up to 6 people. Additional boats can be hired for larger groups.

Trip Schedule


You can get there by taxi. Contact us for info.


Are Reservations Required? Yes.
Where to Meet Your Guide: San Blas, west end of the main street "Calle Juarez" (4 blocks west of the plaza). The boat dock is on the estuary, in front of the library.
Meeting Time: 8:30 am
Departure Time: 9:00 am
Retrun Time:
Schedule Notes: Reservations are required, and trips are planned specifically for the group. Additional preparation may be needed for gear fitting, etc.

What to Pack

CLICK HERE for a list of clothing and gear recommended for this trip.

A note about Motion Sickness:
Before traveling, eat a light breakfast, or crackers, and stay away from greasy foods. If you are prone to motion sickness, we recommend taking medication prescribed by your doctor, taken as directed. Try your medication the day before you travel to make sure it does not effect you adversely.


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