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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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A highlight of our trip!

Really enjoyed the Pacific Discovery Cruise. The crew and staff were friendly and fun. The price was very reasonable for the great time we had seeing the area on a very fun boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Diane R
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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the Pacific Discovery Cruise. The crew and staff were friendly and fun. The price was very reasonable for the great time we had seeing the area on a very fun boat. Whales and Dolphins made an appearance and my husband enjoyed the ocean swim time. Add open bar and continental breakfast and it was a highlight of our... More 

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Westlock, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A must do !! Sailing around the bay you will see dolphins,whales and beautiful tropical scenes. The crew is great. Test yourself by trying the spinicar. It's a gas. I would go again in a heartbeat.

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

Hello, WildForestReview! Thank you for posting your trip review! We are so happy to hear you had a great time - and that the dolphins and whales came out for you that day! That is always such a plus!! We certainly do hope that you will come sailing and spinnaker flying again with us SOON! Best Regards, The Picante Crew More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

These guys were awesome. The snorkeling was great. It was our first time and so the guide really spent time with us to show us interesting things. He picked up a puffer fish and star fish for us to quickly hold. He was also teaching my husband how to swim to the bottom due to the water pressure making it... More 

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

Hi Andrea! Thank you for that glowing review! Our crew really works hard to please every person on board, and your words show that they did exactly that. Thank you, and we hope to see your smiling faces on board again soon! Best Regards, The Picante Crew More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This cruise was the best time our group of six had since we arrived at ixtapa. The crew, especially Sergio (remember us? Arrrrlinda?) were soooo much fun. The sights were spectacular, the people on our side of the boat were amazing and fun and the staff, well, we could have taken you all home with us if we could. So... More 

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

Hola, Jocegabe123! Thank you so much for your kind words, especially about our crew! They certainly do work hard to make sure everyone is comfortable and has an enjoyable trip with us. We are touched to have been the highlight of your trip, as that is what we strive for! We do hope you all come back soon, and come... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

What an amazing water tour of the beautiful Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa shorelines. Thank you so much captain for the history lesson and the rocks were much more amazing close up. There are no words to describe the beauty of the perfect sunset and to top it all off seeing the whales on the way back to Zihuatanejo. Thank you, thank... More 

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

Hola, Colleen518! Thank YOU for your comments! We are very pleased that you had a great time sailing with us! We hope to see you on board the Picante again soon; each trip is naturally different, and equally breathtaking! Thank you!!!! Best Regards to You and Yours, The Picante Crew More 

New Orleans
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I can't think of a better or more beautiful way to see this amazing coastline than the sunset cruise on Picante. The catamaran is absolutely majestic as it silently leaves Zihuatanejo Bay for open water while Captain Tony describes both the history and nature all around. The crew are both attentive and fun and the music makes for both a... More 

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

Hola, Ourdub! What poetic commentary! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely words with us - as well as coming on board! It is always such a pleasure to hear how much our guests enjoy the amazing scenery where we live and set sail; it is even a greater pleasure to hear that we served you well and our... More 

Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Six of us sailed on the Picante on January 15 and had a wonderful time. The captain was charming and the staff was friendly and efficient and made sure we enjoyed the cruise. Great food and drinks. They synchronized the music with the sunset, which drew a round of applause. Would definitely go again!

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

Hi Diane M! Thank you for writing that glowing review for the MAGICAL SUNSET CRUISE! We are all so pleased that you came out with us and enjoyed a wonderful sunset. We agree that our crew is wonderful, of course! We are pleased that you enjoyed our on board appetizer/snack, and happy to hear that you enjoyed the music so... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had a wonderful time on a snorkel sailing this time. The staff are a lot of fun and definitely take care of the visitors. Drinks are free flowing. A couple of us rented snorkel gear from the boat. Surprisingly, the quality of the equipment was quite good. We had a perfect day of snorkeling and partying on the boat!

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

Hola Chauvin_sea! Thank you for your glowing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your outing with us on the Sail, Snorkel & Spinnaker Flying Adventure! Our crew does work very hard to please everyone! We hope to see you on board again soon! Return to paradise!! Happy Sailings to you and yours from the Picante crew! More 

Hillsboro
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The captain and 2 deck hands are very fun and make you feel safe when venturing out to snorkel or sail. The bar is open and they can make most drinks. The food was "ok" - dry sandwich and some fruit, chips, salsa and guac. We went during the low season so they only sail on Thursdays. We had less... More 

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

Hola msalice72! Thanks for posting your great review! We did note what you said about the 'dry' sandwich - we will make sure everyone knows about the condiments - maybe placing them in a more obvious place. All comments are always appreciated and help us to better our service! Thank you again! We hope to see you on board the... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Great Sunset cruise with open bar, appetizer type meal, and tour guide, which does a great job of pointing out the lay of the land, great places to explore, and the history of the area. Definitely recommend doing this at the beginning of your vacation.

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

Hola am283904! Thanks for your review, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything! We hope to see you on board again soon! Happy Sailings to you and yours from the Picante crew! More 

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