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Julio's Private Tours

Juan Alveraz 14, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
044-755-1161617
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Ranked #8 of 11 activities in Ixtapa
Type: Tours
Owner description: Downtown Zihuatanejo is called “El Centro” and is a quaint fishing village that sits on a picturesque bay. You will find the local people very warm,... more » Owner description: Downtown Zihuatanejo is called “El Centro” and is a quaint fishing village that sits on a picturesque bay. You will find the local people very warm, friendly and helpful.Julio's Tours offers fishing, snorkeling and cruises. The panga features two cushioned benches for your comfort and is covered for shade to protect you from the sun. On board you’ll find life jackets and an ice chest for your refreshments. « less
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seattle
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Perhaps because we only chose the snorkeling option, we did not have the 'wow' experience the others had who went for the combo tour that included fishing. I've snorkeled in Hawaii, Belize, the Philippines, and Costa Rica, and I must say, the place where Julio took us was the least satisfactory in terms of the sea life we witnessed. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Julio offers a good alternative to the larger boat/larger group snorkling tours available in the area. Three of us enjoyed snorkling and then, at our request, a ride on the water to see the shoreline before stopping for lunch at Las Gatas (we paid for our lunch there but service was special because we were with Julio). He is flexible... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Had a great time with Julio and his mate Tomas. Started off fishing and caught 5 Bonita. When it got hot we went to Playa Manzinilla to cool off with the snorkeling. Saw many unusual fish. On our way in, stopped at Julio's mom's restaurant on Playa Las Gatas where she cooked our fish for us.

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I posted my full review under another title. It was overall a good day. We did catch fish. We did snorkel. We did get the beach-side lunch with our catch. They were nice enough and seemed to know what they were doing. I was only a little disappointed about a couple of things. There was no instruction or conversation about... More

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Larchmont, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We did the combo and the offshore fishing and had fun both days even though we didn't catch anything the second day. It was definitely not for lack of expertise though. Julio and Miguel are very professional and Miguel impressed my husband with his surgeon-like hands. We caught yellow tail and mackeral the first day and it was delicious! We... More

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maple valley
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We got hooked up with Juilo for a day of fishing and snorkling it was one of the best days we had while on vacation . Fishing was slow for most people that week but not for us we caught 6 fish that day ! Julio has fished in Zihua for his all his life and he know where the... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Your review is unfair. Do you realize the day that you went fishing with Julio was the day that Zihuatanejo experienced a fog phenomenon? A phenomenon so rare that nobody has ever witnessed it before. The cold currents rolled in the middle of the day. This event was on youtube and was talked about by many. The videos I have... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Sometimes you strike out fishing and sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate. Don't miss out on what was a highlight of our trip because of one negative review. Julio and his family/crew are hard working, really good people who will treat you to a special day on the water. My girlfriend and I booked the fishing and snorkeling combo trip with... More

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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

After the reviews on Tripadvisor my family and I were eagerly anticipating our snorkel combo tour that we booked months in advance with Julio's tours. The big day finally arrived, it started with someone meeting us at the statue claiming to be Julio’s brother, we were taken down to the pier and asked to get on board a boat that... More

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Julio_Bustos, Owner at Julio's Private Tours, responded to this review

We're sorry that you didn't experience a great day on the water as most others have. We can't be responsible for what Mother Nature does and the freak fog bank and cold water condition hasn't occured in over 25 years. To address your concerns, we are baffled as to some of your incorrect statements. Julio met you at the statue... More

Lino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

What a nice day out fishing and snorkeling! Julio met us promptly at the statue at the pier and took us out for hours of fishing and then to a quiet snorkeling spot. It took a while for the fish to start biting but once they did we caught a good sized black tuna every five minutes or so as... More

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