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Picante Magical Sunset Cruise

Paseo del Morro #5 | Puerto Mio Marina, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
415-738-2371
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Ranked #2 of 11 activities in Ixtapa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: “MAGICAL SUNSET CRUISE” This romantic cruise aboard the "Picante" takes you for a sail around the bay of Zihuatanejo, past the caves of Majahua and... more » Owner description: “MAGICAL SUNSET CRUISE” This romantic cruise aboard the "Picante" takes you for a sail around the bay of Zihuatanejo, past the caves of Majahua and then along hotel zone of Ixtapa. View the blowhole in the twin island volcanic outcroppings canopied with soaring frigate & booby birds. Keep your eyes open for the green flash! A great way to highlight your vacation! Includes open bar, appetizers, and transportation to and from your hotel in Ixtapa. « less
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My mother in law and I did this 1/2 way through our stay in Ixtapa. It was her 6th time, my 1st. I loved it, can't wait to do it again. As an amateur photographer, the trip through Zihuatanejo to the marina was awesome. The staff of the Picante was friendly and welcoming. The food and drinks were great. Can't... More

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Magical Sunset Cruise, responded to this review

Hola, Jennifer R! Thank you for taking the time to write that great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed sailing with us, as well as the on-board snacks and the amazing photo moments! We look forward to your mother's 7th and your 2nd visit on board the Picante! Hopefully soon!! Best regards to you and yours, The Picante... More

Belleville, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We did this cruise on the last night of our stay in Zihuatanejo. We saw the cruise featured on an intranet episode of "Next Stop, Ixtapa/Zihantenejo" and wanted to try it out. We used paypal to pay after contacting Picante via email. Good email communication in English. We did have to find our own way to the pier, but luckily... More

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Magical Sunset Cruise, responded to this review

Hola Chleo05! Thank you so much for posting that great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves! While we cannot take credit for the natural beauty of the area, the gorgeous sunset or the playful dolphins, we certainly can say 'gracias' on behalf of our hard-working crew for your kind words! Muchas gracias, and we do all hope... More

Woodside
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have been on the Picante before, but this trip last week was memorable. Firstly, it was a gorgeous night. Secondly, Captain Tony was at the helm. The food and drink were delicious and the scenery divine. I personally had a margarita and a beer. The food was chicken brochettes with veggies and rice. Yum! The cruise was not crowded... More

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Magical Sunset Cruise, responded to this review

Hola, Mizsic! Thank you for taking time to write that awesome review! Our goal is to not just make sure everyone has a fabulous time, but to feel at home - and what better way to show that is what happened than spontaneous dancing? On a side note to all who read this, I do like to point out that... More

Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The wife contacted Picante Zihuatenejo via email and then by telephone in regards to taking a sunset catamaran cruise and they did a nice job responding to both and communicating with my wife in english. We payed via PayPal which I thought was a nice easy touch. They sent a large tour bus to pick us up at our resort... More

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Magical Sunset Cruise, responded to this review

Hola, M.C.! Thank you for taking time to write that very nice review! Our crew does work hard to please all guests as well as those simply inquiring about us - from start to finish! We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. I do like to point out that the food served on board was simply a snack to... More

Sunnyvale, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Looking for a romantic outing? We went with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There were families and groups of younger singles in addition to couples, but a good time was had by all. Food is nothing special, but drinks were plentiful, music not too loud, and the crew was absolutely superb. Flat water and a cloudless sky just made... More

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Magical Sunset Cruise, responded to this review

Hola, Slabovitz! Thank you so much for taking time to write that nice review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. We only hope that you were aware in advance that the food we offer is meant only as a snack and not an actual meal, (which may be why you were not impressed!) as the vast majority of... More

Lethbridge, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It was more of a party, but if that's what you're in for then you'll get it!! It was beautiful and the staff on this boat was just awesome!! Recommend this crew for the whale watching and the sunset cruise!

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Magical Sunset Cruise, responded to this review

Hi, Alyssa C! Thank you for posting your comments! We are so pleased that you came on board and that the hard work of our staff really paid off, making it an awesome trip! Each day, each sailing is so very different for us; some sailings are more of a fun party; aren't they? Again, thank you for taking time... More

Summerland, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Amazing boat, scenery, and staff. Great food and bevies. We were all well taken care of and we were ages 12 to 70. Great dance party in the ocean after an exquisite sunset.

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Magical Sunset Cruise, responded to this review

Hola, Tazacc! Thank you for taking time out to post this review! We appreciate every comment that comes our way. What a wonderful family trip you must have had, wow! We are so pleased that you all chose to come sailing with us, and that you really enjoyed yourselves. We cannot take credit for the natural beauty of the area,... More

Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Cruise, staff, food & activities were awesome! I would 100% recommend! It was a first for us & now a must do on every trip.

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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Magical Sunset Cruise, responded to this review

Hola, Brittoorn! Thank you for posting your comments! We are so very pleased that you came on board with us and that you had a great experience. Our crew strives to make sure each passenger on board has a wonderful, memorable, unforgettable experience! Thank you! Best Regards to You and Yours, The Picante Crew More

SICAMOUS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I did the sunset cruise offered through the Sunwing rep at the Azul Ixtapa Grand resort. We were picked up at the hotel at 3:45 pm and taken to the bay in Xihuatanejo to begin the cruise. The route we took going was on the old road to town which was a nice experience and on the... More

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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Magical Sunset Cruise, responded to this review

Hola, Don L! Thank you for sharing your experience here! We do strive to make everything enjoyable; comfortable, and our crew works very hard at that, down to offering our on-board snacks! We cannot take credit for the beauty of the area or for the incredible sunsets here, but we are glad that you share in our appreciation for the... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We took this cruise last night. The Cruise itself was great, the food and drink fantastic and crew was attentive, fun and courteous. I only rated this as average because of the Captain and Management. We booked at the Azul..our ride was an hour+ late (great driver who gave us a ton of information on the way) there were 6... More

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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Magical Sunset Cruise, responded to this review

Dear Yoopergirlchf, I apologize for the unfortunate transfer problem that you and your family/friends experienced, which marred your otherwise beautiful experience with our captain and crew aboard the Picante. I can offer you no excuse; only apologies. That was a new transfer company we were using; one that will not be used by us ever again. Sergio handled things professionally... More

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