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“Great day, great captain” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sayulita Sailing Explorations

Sayulita Sailing Explorations
Calle Tortuga #15, Sayulita 91345, Mexico
0443221884788
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Ranked #8 of 24 Activities in Sayulita
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Sayula 1 is a Custom 50ft Sailing Trimaran with all the luxuries on board for an amazing day on the Bay. Capt. Darrin has been sharing & teaching his passion of sailing good times & sailing with the whales with people for 25 years in many ports around the world before making Sayulita , Mexico his home. There is no other Boat , Crew or Captain that will give you the memorable time you will have on board Sayula 1 , "As said by many" . Great food & Open Bar , Being towed off the back of the boat with a Margarita in hand.Cool breeze'zzz , Sailing along with the dolphins , whales , Etc , lots of Deck Cushions & plenty of shade . Sailing is always a big part of our day. Sit back & relax or help out with the hoisting of the sails, "always a great photo opportunity ".The snorkeling is excellent in the winter months at the Islands . Videos of trips past are on you tube under Sayulita Sailing Explorations.These show what a unique personal boat Sayula 1 is.Our office is located right on the bridge coming into Sayulita , you can't miss it , "Sayulita Sailing Explorations" Stop in and say hello & don't miss an amazing day on the water with us while visiting Sayulita & the surrounding area's...
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White Rock, Canada
1 review
“Great day, great captain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

What can i say about captain darren and his crew... I have been on similar day trips in different areas and this one was definately unique. The live music on board really livened the experience and the crew was very accomidating from beginning to end. You can really see that darren takes a lot of pride in the experience he offers the customers. Theres a few options in town for a similar style of day trip, but from what I gather from the competing boats out there that it would be the same as going to sayulita because you heard the food was great then eating at Subway.

Cory and Bree

Visited April 2014
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“We had a great time... two days in a row.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

You've got several choices for a sailing trip while in Sayulita. We looked at all three and they are all priced identically so you will need to choose based on the boat and the crew. First of all, you'd be mad to show up in Sayulita and not go sailing. Chica Loco is a well appointed motor yacht trimaran which is popular but does not sail. Alley Cat is a newer well appointed Catamaran with sails. Sayula 1 is a 50 ft trimaran with sails. We chose Sayulita Sailing Explorations' Sayula 1 and went for one day but ended up going two days in a row. We enjoyed both experiences which were completely different. Day one was twelve passengers and day two was thirty two passengers, and live music. The crew goes out of their way to accommodate by feeding you and making sure you always have a drink. Darrin the owner is very laid back and sets the tone of the trip with a very lassez-faire, friendly approach. For us, this was the perfect trip. Having not taken the other trips I'd say this; Chica Loco is not a sailboat so if you want to sail, that leaves Alley Cat and Sayula 1. If you want non sterile, irreverent, fun ... and you want to meet characters then Darrin Rath's Sayula 1 is your boat for the day. Enjoy.

Visited March 2014
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Morro Bay, California
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“Great trip...Gangaphobs beware!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This was a highlight of our trip to Sayulita! The intimate atmosphere of the boat made the whole day really special. It was obvious when we arrived at the islands that we had the BEST transport out there. Captain Darrin, Pancho, Chewy and Tato were all super attentive and I always had a drink in my hand. They were very friendly and tried to answer my questions about wildlife even though they could benefit with having a naturalist aboard. There was plenty of yummy food! The crew was very accomodating to everyone and even made ceviche out of a fish that we caught while in transport. The family with small kids were able to get their little ones safely to the island in kayaks. Really the kids should have been wearing life jackets while on board and not just on the kayaks...pero viva la Mexico. The only thing that might put some folks off was that the crew was drinking whiskey on the way out and there was the unmistakable sent of marijuana coming from the cabin on the way back. Little kids wouldn't notice but families with adolescents and teenagers might be uncomfortable. I never felt like I was in uncapable hands or that my safety was jeopardized but there is that element. Overall...blue footed boobies and plenty of margaritas made for a spectacular day!!! Highly recommend!

Visited March 2014
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Ellenton, Florida
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“Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

What a great day we had sailing with Darren and his crew. We have a very small group but we were treated like kings! Very attentive to our wants and needs. Drinks and food was more than we could of asked for. Amazing time snorkeling and visiting hidden beach. We will definitely tell our friends about our experience on the Sayulita and will return again ourselves!! It was truly a perfect day.

Visited March 2014
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
“Amazing day amazing crew”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

First. I do not write reviews. Second. Last Sundays voyage with this vessel made me write this review. We had a group of 11 and we were taken care of beyond expectations. The crews attentiveness was top notch. Super friendly, knowledgeable and always at the ready for drinks and snacks. We watched a humpback mother and her little one frolic in the water as well as having a nice time on the island. These guys are top notch. Worth every penny and I would do another day with them again.

Visited March 2014
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