Fishing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Surfing
Water Activities in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico


The tropical warm Pacific Ocean, Banderas Bay and nearly 200 miles of pristine west coast Pacific beaches means there is no shortage of water activities or adventurous things to do in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. Come vacation where the tropical warm weather allows you to enjoy water activities in Nayarit year round.

Book a Mexico deep sea fishing vacation for bass, tuna or marlin! Popular fishing locations in Nayarit include Banderas Bay, Punta Mita, Sayulita and Bucerias where you can fish any time of the year.

Try sailing Banderas Bay, or join a sunset sailing tour, or simply rent a beachfront catamaran and discover the hidden sailor within you! Scuba diving in Nayarit Mexico is always a real adventure or try taking some surfing lessons. Nayarit offers some of the world's best reef breaks and surfing locations for stand up paddle boarding, and short board surfing or longboard surfing.

Other fun things to do in Nayarit include swimming with dolphins, whale watching, and sea lion encounters, or visit one of Riviera Nayarit's four main marinas. There are more fun water activities and things to do in Nayarit than you could possible fit in a single vacation. You will definitely want to come back. View all our Nayarit Mexico activities.

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Plan your best Mexico Vacation ever and include some of the following water activities to enjoy while in Riviera Nayarit!


Deep Sea Fishing In Mexico


The mild tropical climate and warm Pacific Ocean along the Riviera Nayarit make for some of the most favorable conditions for sport fishing in Mexico. Amateur and professional fishing enthusiasts from all around the world flock to our famous Pacific waters to enjoy tournament fishing and fishing vacations in Riviera Nayarit.
In particular, marlin and bass fishing in Nayarit attracts thousands of tourists to our Mexico Pacific coast where "fishing season" is literally year round. Book one of our famous fishing vacation packages including marlin fishing in Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita tuna fishing, Bucerias deep sea fishing, or Sayulita charter fishing.
Each year, Riviera Nayarit hosts the annual International Marlin and Tuna Fishing Tournament. You never may be the next one to "out catch" the current record holder, a 709 pound Blue Marlin!

Sailing Pacific Mexico


One of the most popular things to do in Riviera Nayarit is sailing the warm, tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean. Water and sport enthusiasts of all skill levels come to Riviera Nayarit to feel the magic of sailing Mexico.
Book a sailing vacation in Nayarit and come conquer the prevailing currents while the wind propels your boat along some of the most incredible vantage points along Mexico's Pacific west coast.
Enjoy private sailing charters on Banderas Bay, book a sailing tour in Nuevo Vallarta, or try catamaran sailing in Punta Mita. Sail to some of Nayarit's most beautiful Pacific coastal towns like Flamingos, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Bucerias, Destiladeras, Litibu, Sayulita, San Francisco, Guayabitos, or San Blas.
Sunsets in the Riviera Nayarit are unforgettable and taken to a new experiential level on romantic Sunset Sailing Trips that include dinner and drinks. Watch our Nayarit Sailing Video and see for yourself why sailing in Riviera Nayarit is one of the most popular things to do while on vacation in Nayarit Mexico.

Scuba Diving Mexico


Explore the depths of Mexico's warm, crystal blue Pacific waters while scuba diving in Riviera Nayarit.
Whether you are looking for beginner scuba diving lessons or kid friendly dive vacations that offer shallow water dives, or you seek something more adventurous like a refresher dive course or advanced scuba diving vacations with PADI courses that offer full scuba diving certification, you'll find it in Riviera Nayarit. We have some of the best professional scuba diving companies in Mexico that offer scuba diving programs for divers of all ages and all skill levels!
Come discover some of the coolest, most adventurous things to do in Mexico, like diving to explore Nayarit's many underwater caves, tunnels, coral reefs, and abundant marine life! Watch our Nayarit Scuba Diving Video and discover all our favorite Mexico scuba diving hot spots including Las Marietas Islands Marine Reserve, El Morro and Los Anegados.

Surfing in Mexico


For many travellers to the Riviera Nayarit, one of their top bucket list things to do in Mexico is surfing.
Nayarit's Pacific west coast boasts some of the best locations for fun water activities in Mexico with surf points and reef breaks that attract beginner and advanced surfers from around the globe. In fact, for the locals, surfing in Riviera Nayarit is naturally ingrained in their way of life.
Book a surfing vacation in Nayarit Mexico and try stand up paddle boarding in Nuevo Vallarta, or long board surfing in Punta Mita at The Cove on Punta de Mita Point. There's also long and short board surfing in Sayulita plus fantastic barrel surfing in San Blas.
Surf lessons are relatively inexpensive and many are taught by some of Mexico's top surfers. What better way to experience an exciting and fun atmosphere, warm Pacific sunshine, and potentially the wave of a lifetime? Another Mexico activity to consider on your next visit is Mexico Pacific surf fishing!

Snorkeling Sayulita Mexico Tours


One of the more romantic things to do in Riviera Nayarit is snorkeling in Sayulita. Enjoy a dreamy vacation on warm white sandy beaches.
Book a luxury sail and snorkel cruise in Sayulita or rent snorkel gear and explore the magnificent coral reefs along the many secluded islands in the area. Discover tropical ecosystems filled with giant manta rays, sea turtles, exotic tropical fish and brilliant colorful coral. Snorkeling vacations are fun and wonderfully relaxing and snorkeling is one water activity that is easy to learn and doesn't require any prior experience.



Riviera Nayarit Mexico offers a number of world-class marinas for those fortunate enough to have the opportunity to explore our lands from the sea in a luxurious yacht or sailboat. On Banderas Bay there's Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz, plus the new Marina Nuevo Vallarta Bahia de Bandera. There's also the Paradise Village Marina and Yacht Club in Nuevo Vallarta.
Most who sail Mexico's Pacific west coast agree, if you enjoy water activities in this immense tropical ocean, or the warm salty breezes, or exploring an undiscovered paradise, then few stopover destinations offer the yachting services, luxuries and comforts that are available in these first class Riviera Nayarit marinas.

Other Popular Water Things to Do In Riviera Nayarit

There's never a shortage of things to do in Riviera Nayarit. Come vacation on the Pacific coast of Mexico and explore a tropical paradise, ideal for water enthusiasts of every skill level.

There are many other water activities in Nayarit that visitors can explore including wake boarding, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, and parasailing, plus, among others:

Sea Lion Encounters
Swimming With Dolphins
Whale Watching

To learn more about all our Nayarit Mexico activities or for more fun facts and information about Riviera Nayarit, check out our interactive map or our Photo and Video Guide.



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