We paddle boarded just off the Marieta Islands on a gorgeous day that provided for very warm water amidst gentle waves. This was my first time paddle boarding in the ocean in a less controlled environment. I totally recommend visiting the Marieta Islands and partaking in all that this protected area offers. We snorkeled in pristine clear conditions and swam through a cave to a hidden beach. This may have been one of the top ten things I have done in my lifetime. If you can take the tour with Franco, he is the BEST! They provide snacks and refreshments and a ton of knowledge about the area. He is studying Marin Biology and was a wealth of knowledge about the natural habitat that surrounded us.