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Address: Yates del Sol, S.A. DE C.V., Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 755 554 2694
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Description: 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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Sunset Cruise

This cost $59 US each and included an open bar along with a small snack type meal that really hit the spot. The water wasn't very bumpy so this was a great way to see the area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Bigred107
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Surrey, Canada
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Surrey, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This cost $59 US each and included an open bar along with a small snack type meal that really hit the spot. The water wasn't very bumpy so this was a great way to see the area from a different perspective - on the water. The sunset was unbelievable!! One recommendation is to turn the volume down on the music... More 

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

Hi BigRed 107! Thank you for posting your review! We appreciate all comments and use then to better our services. I am not sure where you sat during the cruise (how close to the speakers?), but we will keep an eye (and an ear) on that! Thank you! Best regards to you and yours, The Picante Crew More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The captain gives excellent bilingual running commentary. The crew are very attentive and keep your drinks filled. The yacht itself is not crowded so you can spread out and relax. The views of Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa are great. Sunset itself is lovely from the sea. Well worth an evening out.

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

Hola Neil M! Muchas gracias por sus comentarios! Thank you for your comments! Our crew does work hard to make sure everyone on board is having a wonderful time, and they very much appreciate knowing that their hard work paid off. Thank you! We hope to see you on board the Picante again - soon! Best regards to you and... More 

Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

One word describes this: Nightmare. The cruise started at 9.30 when about 30 Canadians covered in tattoos arrived. Captain Kevin turned up the music so loud it was deafening. Arriving at the snorkeling area which had Jelly fish a few cruise passengers were stung. They got out of the water and proceeded to drink as much alcohol as possible either... More 

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

Hello Bigmoby, First, we always appreciate comments - good or otherwise - that can help us better ourselves/our crew. Thank you for your advising us that the music was too loud for your taste, although it would help us to know how close you were to the speakers. In either case, we appreciate your comment. You chose to make a... More 

Denver, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The reservation and payment process (email and paypal) was easy. Although if there was a website that would have made it even better. We were picked up at our hotel right at the promised time. We had to stand in a queue in the sun for 15 mins waiting to board the boat, even though the crew was just sitting... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your comments, as we do appreciate hearing from everyone as it helps us to better our trips. Having said that, I feel the need to respond to a few harsh comments you made: We had to stand in a queue in the sun for 15 mins waiting to board the boat, even though the crew was... More 

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a wonderful day on the Picante. We had 4 adults and 4 kids ranging from ages 13 to 5. The crew was great and they helped the kids with their snorkeling gear and made the snorkeling experience very good. The water experience was fabulous. The food and drinks were super and Captain Kevin and his crew made the... More 

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

Hola, Cubalibray! Thank you for posting your review! We are so glad that you and your family came on board and had a wonderful time! We love having kids of all ages; seeing things through their eyes just makes our jobs that much more fun! Thank you for your comments on our crew; they really do work hard to make... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited Zhia last week and took all three Picante Cruises. We have taken catamarans throughout the Caribbean and Cancun in the past and Picante offers the best overall variety and experience. We took the activities. Sunset, and Eco cruises. Captain Tony provides historical and Eco perspectives which are unique. The food is above par and the... More 

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

Hola, B2cmu! Thank you for posting your lovely review - or should I say 'reviews', as it was for all three of our cruises! We appreciate the time you took to join us on the Sail, Snorkel and Spinnaker Flying Adventure, the Pacific Discovery Voyage (formerly 'Eco') and the traditional Magical Sunset Cruise! Our crew indeed works very hard at... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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116 reviews 116 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The combined 4 1/2 hour daytime sailing cruise with Picante is a fun experience. You will get sun, drinks, food, snorkel and a sunburn. We had a great time, especially the hour of snorkeling at Manzanillo Beach where we saw a large amount of fish and enjoyed some of the best rental snorkel equipment we have ever had. I think... More 

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

Hola RickyD23, First, thank you for sharing your comments, and it sees that you really did have a great time, as your 4 of 5 star shows. We appreciate every comment and take it to heart to improve if need be, or to respond to, if that is the case. I would like to clarify a few things: First, we... More 

Mpls, mn
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had booked this excursion for the first fill day is Zihua. It was a perfect way to start the week. It was such a great day! The Picante is a beautiful boat and we had a lot of room. Not a crowded excursion at all. We saw both whales and dolphins. I would highly recommend the Picante!

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

Hola Madden_Mpls! Thank you for posting your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves on board, as our crew works hard! While we cannot take credit for whales and dolphins coming out to play, our crew always keeps sharp eyes open in hopes to spot them. Thank you, and we hope you return to Ixtapa-Zihuatanej soo, especially on... More 

Windsor, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful sailing tour - pick you up at hotel and back. Prompt, friendly. Smooth sailing! Staff friendly. Nice sail along the coast . Did see two whales as well. This time did sunset cruise - beautiful!

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

Hi BLONDIE60Ontario! Thank you for posting your review. We are glad you came out with us! Although we cannot take credit fort he whales coming out to play, we always keep an eye out for our whale and dolphin friends in hopes they will say hello to our guests! hope to see you on board again soon! Best regards to... More 

Saskatoon
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We booked this trip with our tour operator but you could easily go on line and do this yourselves . For us, as first time visitors to Zihua , it was just easier to have transportation there and back . Now that we know the area, we will just take a cab or bus to the Picante dock. We were... More 

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

Hola Andy_macSaskatoon! Thank you for glowing report! We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves on board. Our crew does work hard to make sure of that! We hope that your next trip out will be even better, with enough wind to enjoy a great ride on the spinnaker, and that the dolphins and whales will choose that day to... More 

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