Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

From $175.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in the magical mysticism of Las Caletas by night with an enchanting evening excursion from Puerta Vallarta. Watch the sun sink into the shimmering sea as you sail to a secluded beach surrounded by rugged rock formations. Dine upon a gourmet 3-course meal by candlelight before watching the renowned Rhythms of the Night show, a stunning spectacle that promises to transport viewers to a spiritual land that time forgot.
  • Banderas Bay sunset cruise from Puerto Vallarta
  • Delicious candlelit dinner and open bar
  • Traditional Mexican music and dance
  • Show at the Pyramid Amphitheater

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Arriving by a sunset cruise over Banderas Bay is the best—and only—way to reach the private beach.

What's Included

  • Sunset Cruise
  • Dance Show at the Pyramid Amphitheater
  • Dinner
  • Unlimited open bar
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • A port fee of MXP$ 30 must be paid in cash before boarding your boat.

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What To Expect

Depart from Puerto Vallarta Marina on a stylish vessel to begin your sublime sail into the sunset. Cruise across the calm waters of Banderas Bay to the serene and secluded cove of Las Caletas; feel your feet sink into the soft sands of the beach as you disembark the boat and awaken your senses to the entrancing setting. Watch torches flicker, hear the waves lap the shore and listen to melodious music permeate the air as you take a torch-lit path to your dining destination.

Take a seat at your beachside table and enjoy the ambience of the candle-bathed scenery; select from sizzling steak, freshly caught fish or succulent chicken, all of which come accompanied by fresh vegetables, crisp salads, and handmade tortillas. Delve into a delicious dessert buffet after your main, pleasuring your palate with tropical fruits, indulgent brownies, and locally inspired rice pudding.

Let the pulsating beat of native drums summon you to the outdoor amphitheater, the sacred space in which the spectacular show is to unravel. Hypnotic and hallucinatory, the incredible performance is sure to leave you spellbound; watch in wonder as stories of ancient civilizations are depicted through dance and music, marveling at the astounding agility of costumed contemporary dancers.

Relax beneath the sparkling stars during your return journey to Puerto Vallarta, where the enchanting evening concludes.

Nuevo Vallarta Beach

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Puerto Magico

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Malecon Boardwalk (Pass By)

Bay of Banderas (Pass By)

Rhythms of the Night by Vallarta Adventures

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring a light jacket or sweater with you
  • "Rhythms" is a romantic evening specially designed for adults and couples.
  • Minimum age is 6 years, no exceptions
  • Passengers arriving on a cruise ship: This is not a suitable option for cruise passenger
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must contact Vallarta Adventures to confirm the check in time & location on your booking. It may change according to our operation
  • Please be advised that Mexico's Federal Maritime Ports operate a strict No-Drug Policy, including electronic cigarettes, vapers, and all kinds of drugs. Please be advised not to bring them to any of our tours. We cannot offer a refund or change of day for any guest to whom Federal Security has denied access.
  • Not recommended for guests with limited mobility as this experience takes place at an Island with sandy, uphill and irregular paths.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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From start to finish it was a fantastic, magic filled evening. Food buffet was soooooo good, wine, coffee drinks, romantic atmosphere, beautiful lights and the show was incredible. Highly recommend as it’s worth every penny!!


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Glenda_B, May 2023
The show was great, food was delicious they were friendly it was a very great experience In the way of the boat, everyone is super attentive we recommend this trip
Absolutely amazing!!!
Lisa_O, May 2023
From start to finish it was a fantastic, magic filled evening. Food buffet was soooooo good, wine, coffee drinks, romantic atmosphere, beautiful lights and the show was incredible. Highly recommend as it’s worth every penny!!
Fun dinner and a show with ambience
Thaddeus_T, May 2023
We were on the boat with Chai and the gang. They made the trip over and back fun and entertaining. The dinner was buffet style overlooking the ocean. The show was very good. I would definitely recommend this to couples and families.
The is a must see show...
Vanessa_M, Apr 2023
The is a must see show proceeded by a fabulous buffet. And, the forest setting is absolutely beautiful. The boat ride over and back was very enjoyable. Our host, David, and the crew were engaging and extremely entertaining.
Great experience
Al_G, Apr 2023
The crew was great. Ceasar and his crew were hilarious. We were really delighted with the show, it was so amazing! A bit of a long night with the boat ride and dinner late, but the trip back was absolutely entertaining.
Romantic Island experience
Harold_M, Apr 2023
The candlelight dinner and the trail of lights as your approaching the island is breathtaking - you segue from party atmosphere aboard the boat into tranquility
Awesome experience would recommend
Jakob_F, Apr 2023
The hammocks are to die for and don’t forget to do a little star gazing. Minimal light pollution makes the starts really visible. Carmen our waitress was awesome and she got us some better seats with a lil upcharge and the show was absolutely incredible.
Fun boat ride, Nice Dinner, Great Entertainment
Edmund_K, Apr 2023
The boat ride to and from the beach-side dinner was part of the fun. Great music and some fun crew. The buffet dinner was nice overlooking the water and then we made our way to the outdoor theater. I'd say any negative part of this venture was the wait to get into the theater and, earlier, walking by all of the vacant tables on our way to the dinner. Many of those tables were preferable to the ones we had. I don't know if the extra $40 per person to bump to VIP would have given us one of those. If so, I still don't think the VIP was worth it as our table still gave us a nice view further down the line of restaurant areas. I think the VIP was also supposed to give us early access to the theater, which may have given us seats in the first few rows. We sat in the bleachers further away and they were good seats. As for the show, at the very beginning, I thought it was a little plain at first but it picked up quickly and I'd say some of the acts equaled what you will find at Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.
Would definitely do again!!
Tiffany_F, Apr 2023
This was by far our favorite thing we did while visiting Puerto Vallarta! Everything from start to finish was fantastic and all the staff were phenomenal!! Highly recommend! Totally worth the money!
Kinda misleading but amazing time
Alisha_M, Apr 2023
Advertisement was kind of misleading. 3 course dinner is a buffet, food options minimal but okay. Open bar was the most disappointing, they only had pre-made drinks of margheritas and spiked fruit punch and 1 kind of beer. At the show, was able to actually go to an open bar and get a real mixed drink once. Show was amazing and made the experience spectacular is why 5 stars. The boat crew were also wonderful and hilarious. Entertainment top notch - if you’re going for the open bar - nah.
Wonderful night !
Amy_C, Mar 2023
It was a truly wonderful time. From the beginning the end top notch service was provided. The boat trip over and back was a lot of fun and we laughed quite a bit. Drinks were flowing. The “island “ was magical with beautiful lights and fairy like music. The candlelight dinner was very good.
Brittany_P, Mar 2023
Food is not good and drinks were very watered down. Very long lines for everything. Show was good and boat ride home was fun.
Well worth it great food...
Courtney_C, Mar 2023
Well worth it great food even better scenery and show! I’m an American traveling solo it was GREAT! Will be back
merinda_f, Mar 2023
there was nothing i can say about improving, maybe wheelchair access could be better but the staff was wonderful
Rhythms of the night
Kent_K, Mar 2023
I loved the show. The dinner was wonderful. Even the boat ride on the way back was great with the crews performance
Highlight of our trip
Jaimie_N, Mar 2023
This is a trip to remember. From the time you board the boat until you return the guide and crew or there to make it an experience for the books. The trip across Banderas bay is just beautiful. The restaurant experience was great as was the food. The show is fantastic and doesn't have any down moments. The story told through the production is grand and full. We highly recommend this adventure as a must do. Thank for the great evening spent in Puerto Vallarta.
A definite must
Oyinlola_A, Mar 2023
If 10 stars was an option, I would definitely give this 10. Myself and my friends had an amazing time. The boat crew were friendly, organized and really helpful. The dinner was VERY delicious. The show was Epic. I would recommend this for everyone. It’s a must
Worth it
Jared_W, Feb 2023
The boat rides over and back we’re fun and the crew were excellent. The island was beautiful, the food good, the show great, and the entire staff was exceptional. I was skeptical of this tour, but it was so well executed that I’d do it again.
Fantastic Show
Kevin_M, Feb 2023
The show "Alma" was fantastic!!! The acrobats were top-notch. The set was colorful and magical. Would do it again but without the buffet dinner which was okay but nothing great.
Very glad we chose this!
Tonya_C, Feb 2023
The show is amazing and has impressive talent! The crew on the ship was highly entertaining and made the trip to/from very fun.

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