We offer 2 cruises year ’round (Sail, Snorkel & Spinnaker Flying and Magical Sunset), and 1 seasonal cruise (Pacific Discovery). We also offer private cruises for special events from anything from a family reunion to weddings, and anything in between!
SAIL, SNORKEL & SPINNAKER FLYING ADVENTURE:
Cast off at 10:00 am from Zihuatanejo Bay to the beautiful, secluded white sand beach and coral reef of Playa Manzanillo. Snorkeling, swimming and shell collecting are the orders of the day. Party back to the bay with a magnificent spinnaker run and anchor in front of Playa la Ropa for a ride on our 2400 sq. ft. spinnaker (wind permitting). Disembark at 2:30pm.
Price includes open bar, lunch. Snorkel gear available for rent.
PACIFIC DISCOVERY VOYAGE: (In season only)
A panoply of land, sea and air creatures set to a subdued tone aboard.
Get underway for a trip of discovery! Once out of Zihuatanejo Bay, “one of the most beautiful small bays in the world” and ancient land of the “Nahuatl” peoples, you will be embarking on a visual discovery of the land mass of the “North American Tectonic Plate” while sailing over the “Cocos Tectonic Plate” en route to the brilliantly white guano covered “Morros de Potosí”. Along the way, keep alert for the California Grey and Humpback whale (Mid December-mid March) and learn how to distinguish both. You will be encouraged to jump in the water to hear the whale songs. Dolphins, Loggerhead turtles and Manta rays will keep you entertained as well as the “Picante” crew who never miss a chance to get in the ocean to bring a turtle aboard for a good shell cleaning of encrusted barnacles. Learn about our distinctive weather patterns and how very important they are for our unique climate. Circumnavigate the “Morros” and see why the guano has collected in such massive amounts. Passing very close, view the towering cathedral caves on the south side of the “Morros” while trying to figure how many Boobies, Frigates and the distinctive white Tropicbirds that you are actually viewing (beyond count). Fishing can be exciting and instant “Tiritas” from your catch can be sublime. Don’t spare the picante chili! All yours to discover while enjoying a spontaneous adventure set in a very mellow ambiance!
* Five sets of binoculars are aboard for your respectful viewing.
* A chart of the area to orient all that you are viewing, along with oral and written descriptions.
* A Continental breakfast of sweet rolls and fruit along with coffee and tea to hold you over until your return for lunch. Ask the Captain or crew for some suggestions for great seafood lunches in Zihuatanejo Bay.
* Open Bar to keep your spirits up.
This trip is oriented for true nature lovers. Informative, wondrous and fun, so don’t forget your camera!
Time: 9:00 – 12:15 (This is a seasonal cruise, from mid-December to mid-April).
MAGICAL SUNSET CRUISE:
This romantic cruise takes you for a sail around the bay of Zihuatanejo, by the cruising boats, and out into the Pacific sunset, with a grand view of the hotel zone of Ixtapa. Keep your eyes open for the green flash!
Departs at 5:00pm returning at 7:30pm (winter hours).
Includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a fabulous time!