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Picante Sailing Catamaran

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Address: Yates del Sol, S.A. DE C.V., Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
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Cast off from Zihuatanejo Bay to the beautiful, secluded white sand beach...

Cast off from Zihuatanejo Bay to the beautiful, secluded white sand beach and coral reef of Playa Manzanillo. Snorkeling, swimming and beach combing are the orders of the day. Set sail and keep watch for whales (in season), dolphin, sea turtles and mantra rays. Party back to the bay with a magnificent spinnaker run and anchor in front of Playa La Ropa for a ride on our 2400' spinnaker (wind permitting!). Open bar and lunch are provided.

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Take the sunset cruise

An extremely nice trip with an excellent crew. Took about two hours. You leave Zihuat, head out toward Ixtapa and then hit the sunset on your way back. The crew is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Curtis L

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An extremely nice trip with an excellent crew. Took about two hours. You leave Zihuat, head out toward Ixtapa and then hit the sunset on your way back. The crew is very attentive and the food and drinks roll. The passengers can get a bit boisterous, so I think it is more of an adult cruise. To be honest, it... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and own a Condominium in Ixtapa and we watch the Picante catamaran sail by our balcony loaded with people having fun on their way out to watch the sunset and if they are lucky to see whales and porpoises. We had taken a trip on the Picante about 6 years ago and enjoyed it very much. We decides... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for 57.00 USD. Bus picked us up at our hotel and took us right to the boat. The crew was efficient and friendly. Seemed everyone was having a great time. They played music aboard and paused the music to give info about the area, the rock formations, the properties along the coast. They served drinks and a plate... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Snorkel / Sailing Trip on the Picante and had an exciting time. The crew was very friendly and constantly attending to everyone. Top rate snorkel equipment on board. Free Beer, Drinks and Beverages were served continuously. After snorkeling, a great lunch was served. The day ended with Spinnaker Flying for those daring to do so. A... More 

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Thank Marty2zihua
PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hola, Marty2zihua! Thank you for posting your review! Our crew certainly works hard to make everyone on board happy, and they are always grateful to hear that their hard work paid off. We hope you return sailing soon for another fun adventure with us! Best Regards to You and Yours, The Picante Crew More 

Tennessee
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a straight up sunset "booze" cruise. We had the misfortune of going on St. Patrick's Day so there were a few already drunk visitors on board as well as a young group who were rapidly approaching that state. Here's the deal for the best experience possible. As soon as you board, make your way to the very front... More 

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Thank Codeedo
PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hola Codeedo, Thank you for posting your comments. We are sad that you were not as pleased with the trip, and we do hope you come out again on another occasion. As I am sure you are aware, we have no control over the personalities of those who come on board; we only have control over what we serve, and... More 

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A friend and I spent an amazing day on the catamaran. We saw a whale breaching, snorkelled in a beautiful bay with a coral reef, had a yummy lunch, and then spinnaker sailed off the back of the catamaran. What an awesome experience!! I would highly recommend this tour and it was well worth the $79.00 U.S. The captain and... More 

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Thank slarkison
PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hi , Slarkison! Wow, thank you so much for that glowing review! Yes, safety ALWAYS first!! We are so glad you came out and enjoyed your day with us! We look forward to your return!! Best Regards to You and Yours, the Picante Crew More 

Fargo
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

I brought my three kids (22,18,14) on this cruise as part of our week-long stay at Barceló in Ixtapa. We were picked up at our resort at 4:30p in a very nice, air conditioned taxi and were returned by 8pm. It was a most fantastic way to see parts of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo from the water. There were people of... More 

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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hola TSBFargo! Thank you for posting your review! It is so important to us to hear back from families. We do strive to make it a family-friendly environment, and we appreciate your coming out as well as posting your review! We hope you all return sailing with us on the Picante soon! Best Regards to You and Yours, the Picante... More 

Del Rio, Texas
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

My wife and I have been on several cruises like the ones Picante offers and this one by far is the best we have experienced. The boat was in great shape, the crew was friendly and entertaining throughout the cruise, the bar was stocked well and the food to our surprise was very good. We have been in Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo for... More 

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Thank Lee406
PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hi Lee406! Thank you for taking time to comment on your sailing with us! We are so pleased to have been the highlight of your trip, and we hope to keep that tradition with you on your return trips! Best Regards to You and Yours, the Picante Crew More 

Rural Minnesota
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We went on the sunset cruise our last night in Ixtapa/Zihuat. The crew of the Picante definitely know how to cater to you and make sure you have a good time. We were leary as some people in our party don't do well on boats but the trip was smooth and relaxing and no one got sick (big bonus)! Would... More 

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Thank ruralperham
PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hi Ruralperham! Thank you for taking time to post your comments! Our crew does work hard at trying to cater to every person and make sure they have a wonderful time; thank you for letting us know they succeeded! We hope to see you again on board the Picante!! Best Regards to You and Yours, the Picante Crew More 

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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Second time on the Picante and this time tried the sunset evening excursion. Staff onboard were very attentive and entertaining! Drinks were cold and the food was good as well. We saw a beautiful sunset before cruising back to the marina and seeing the lights of Zihuatanejo.

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Thank Kristina L
PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hola Kristina L! Thank you for your review! We are so pleased to hear you are a return sailor, and we hope to see you again next year! Best Regards to You and Yours, the Picante Crew More 

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