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Boat Cruise or Sunset Cruise

Franklin, Wisconsin
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Boat Cruise or Sunset Cruise

Hi everyone!

This will be our third trip to Zihua (2 couples, coming 2/22 to 3/3) and we are looking to just enjoy a nice private afternoon (or maybe sunset) on the ocean, on a boat/panga, touring around, seeing sights, maybe wildlife, maybe even stopping somewhere, not totally sure yet?! LOL!!.

Anyway we have rented a house, so we were thinking we can bring our own food, snacks and beverages in a cooler.

DO NOT want the Picante cruise (been there done that) with a bunch of people, and the only other tour I see is Julio's Tours, which seems most reviews surround fishing, we don't want to fish or snorkel. His Coastline Nature Cruise and Sunset Cruise (for up to 6 people) sounds nice but no reviews on that for 3+ years I think, so maybe not their thing much anymore?

Is there anyone else out there that does this sort of thing that someone could recommend? Also thinking we could maybe check with the house manager or the taxi guy we always use while staying there...they might have some inside info, but thought I would start with you fine folks first!!

Thanks very much, will appreciate any info provided.


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1. Re: Boat Cruise or Sunset Cruise

Google Julio's Tours Zihuatanejo


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2. Re: Boat Cruise or Sunset Cruise

if you have facebook....look up

Edgar Torres Gonzalez

His family owns the Elva, ElvaII and now Elva III and they do private cruises for sunset or to Ixtapa Island as well as fishing tours. We have fished with Edgar and his father Gabriel in the past and loved our day.

Or...yes, check w/ the concierge at your condo complex and they also can point you in a good direction.

Franklin, Wisconsin
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3. Re: Boat Cruise or Sunset Cruise

Thanks Maryann, I'll check that out on Facebook!

Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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4. Re: Boat Cruise or Sunset Cruise

Just FYI- Julio is flexible and will do whatever you wish.

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5. Re: Boat Cruise or Sunset Cruise

Julios is a tiny Panga and would be jammed full for a "cruise" He advertises for it but is not really able to deliver. Maybe the Hobie Cats on La Ropa for a cruise around the bay.

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6. Re: Boat Cruise or Sunset Cruise

We hooked up with the guy out in front of Villa Mexicana who solicits jet skis, etc. for a boat ride. I don't remember what we paid but it was pretty reasonable for 3 of us all day with a couple of stops to snorkel. He also dropped us of at Las Gatas for about an hour or so and came back for us. Well worth it.

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