Ada Sailing
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For over 10 years, we've thrilled guests with extraordinary first-class, customizable tours on the Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. No matter your style - leisurely or adventurous - we have the getaway for you. "Wine and dine" your private party (VIP "5-Star Service" Sail) or indulge in the simplicity of the sail (Classic Sailing). Get the best of both worlds (Snorkel & Sail) or lose yourself in Vallarta's irresistible scenery (Sunset Sail). Zip across the waves to Los Arcos, Mahajuitas, Yelapa and private beaches (South Bay Experience). Get some "fun in the sun" (Snorkeling & Beach Play or Marietas Island) or say "hola" to the Humpback whales (Whale Watching Tour). No matter what you choose, our friendly, bilingual crew will treat you to an extraordinary, first-class day on the Bay. Relax, discover and reconnect with Ada Sailing.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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Dan
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I booked a private charter with ADA Sailing for a romantic engagement. The trip could not have went better. The whole crew was super friendly and accommodating. Crisia, immediately served us drinks after leaving from the dock. After setting sail in the bay, we were served delicious appetizers, more drinks, and a fabulous show from some Dolphins and Whales. The captain made sure to get us close enough to nearly touch them! We'd been staying at a resort in Mexico for the whole week and were shocked when the best food we had all week was the dinner served on the boat. The chef prepared it below deck and it came out hot and fresh. I popped the proposal question and Crisia and the crew played along just as I requested. They even presented us with a parting gift. If you are planning a special occasion or just looking to have a fun time on a chartered sail, I absolutely recommend ADA Sailing if you want an amazing experience with a friendly and fun crew. Thanks ADA for a memorable trip!
Written February 5, 2020
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The Heim35
Manchester, MO15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
The most memorable part of our trip was with the crew of Ada Sailing. If you are looking for a professional, clean, intimate and memorable one day sailing trip in PV, then look no further. The customer service, quality of food, graciousness and attention to detail is amazing.
The sailboat, Ada, is beautiful and amazing. The crew knew how important it was for my girls to see whales and they were not disappointed. Captain Jorge kept an eye out and he would speed the vessel as fast as he could to see those magnificent creatures. We saw dozens of whales and it was amazing! After the whale watching we made our way to a little place to anchor and swim for a bit. The whole experience was so much fun and relaxing.
While on the boat the crew was very attentive and would replace empty drink glasses quickly. Appetizers were spaced out and delivered perfectly and the meal... oh my gosh. Though there are several options, you will surely regret not ordering the Red Snapper. It is a dish to savor and remember for sure. Not to mention all of the food was prepared in the small galley on board, freshly prepared.
I could go on for pages however I will end with this note. We were in PV as a family to share and be thankful for God’s blessings. I shared with Crisia and Andrea why this sailing excursion was so special and what they and their crew did to make this moment so memorable was extraordinary. It will be kept between us, but my goodness, what beautiful and kind hearted folks.
If you want a trip to remember, pay the little extra and choose Ada Sailing, you will not regret it. To the crew of The Ada, thank you!! Thank you for the best excursion we could have asked for. See you again in the future, for sure.
Written December 21, 2020
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Karen E
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
Whether you live in Vallarta or are just visiting, a trip on the Ada should be on your must do list. The boat is safe, clean and comfortable for up to 20 guests. During Covid-19 it is limited to 10 guests with a crew of 4 or 5 serving your every need. From the moment you are greeted aboard you will know you are in for a special time. The owner Andie and her crew are extremely professional and so friendly they make you feel like family. As for the food you will be amazed at the quality that comes fresh from the galley. I have heard many people comment “this is the best ....... I’ve ever tasted”. The selection of appetizers and meals are unbelievable. They cater to any dietary needs. They offer both non alcoholic and alcoholic drinks which are all first class. We always do the VIP trips either 6 hour, 4 hour or sunset but they offer a variety of different experiences. On every trip my husband says “there is a place on the water that all the stress and hassle just blows away”. A good enough reason to go as often as possible!
Written March 22, 2021
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Scuba Girl
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
If you are looking for an amazing day or sunset sailing experience you need to sail with Ada Sailing. You are treated like a VIP from the moment you get to the pier until you end the trip. Covid protocols are fully in place the entire trip. Once you set sail and throughout the day you have access to premium cocktails of your choice. You are offered 3 different, individually served appetizers, one at a time, so there is no rush to eat. You have an advance choice of an amazing main course, followed by dessert. Everything is at a leisurely pace so you can enjoy the moment. During the day tour you sail to Punta Mita and can jump in the bay to cool off and when back on board can do a quick shower to wash off the salt. If the captain spots any marine life he always stops for photo opps. Sail with Ada, you won’t regret it!!!
Written March 15, 2021
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Jeanne B
Hill City, SD4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This is the second time we’ve chartered with Ada sailing for a sunset cruise. Both trips were absolutely amazing. Andrea and her crew are gracious hosts and they made sure everyone in our group was comfortable and having fun — from the 8 yr old to the 80 yr old! The food was delicious (especially the empanadas) with fresh ingredients and prepared right there on the boat. Drinks were plentiful and yummy, music perfect and the ocean, sky and breeze just delightful. We would recommend Ada sailing to everyone!
Written February 1, 2020
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The Heim35
Manchester, MO15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Ada sailing is a must do while in Puerto Vallarta. This family run operation is absolutely beautiful and Andrea and her crew could not be more hospitable, kind, professional and gracious.
We took a 3 hour Sunset Dinner Sail and we were treated like royalty the whole time. The boat is gorgeous and the food was phenomenal. This is our go to adventure outing every time we come to PV and this last time was just as fantastic as the first.
I would highly recommend Ada Sailing if you are looking for a true, classic sailing trip that everyone from couples to families will always remember. Andrea, you are the sweetest and I appreciate you for helping us make memories every time we visit. Thank you and your crew for treating us like family...
Written December 10, 2022
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Tom P
Dayton, OH305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We sailed with a group of 12 and were enthusiastically greeted by Andrea and the entire crew. Once aboard we enjoyed libations of our choosing and empañadas. We sailed promptly at 5 PM. Once on the bay, we watched dolphins, a Momma Humpback Whale and her baby and the beauty of PV from the water and its surrounding mountains. Our dinners were hot, delicious and beautifully presented. The sail in light wind was delightful. The Ada is my favorite sailboat experience in PV. Everything they do is performed with grace and class - they have been very consistent for many years now. I look forward to our next adventure!
Written March 10, 2020
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Karen E
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Last week we did a 6 hour VIP sail for our friends anniversary and a few days later we did a Sunset dinner sail. We love the special treatment we receive from Andrea and the crew of the Ada. Always first class. Now with all safety precautions in place. The crew wear masks during the entire sail. Sanitizer used frequently. Half capacity which easily allows for social distancing. You will feel both safe and spoiled.
Written November 15, 2020
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Karen E
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you love being on the water while being spoiled, this charter on the beautiful Banderas bay is for you. From the minute you step onto the deck of the Ada you realize you are about to experience something special. Andie and her very attentive crew are there for you every minute. Drinks, appetizers and gourmet lunch/dinner are all top shelf, prepared on board and can accommodate any special dietary requirements.
We live in Vallarta and choose Ada Sailing over other tours repeatedly. We love the variety of tours they offer, which include their ticket days for individuals or being able to charter the entire boat - from 6 hour days to a 3 hour sunset tour. They try to have something for everyone. Check out the variety of options they offer on their website adasailing.com
For us it is a favorite thing to do with our local friends but also as a very special treat for our out of town visitors. The ADA sailing experience is all about service, quality and attention to detail on one of North America’s most beautiful bays.
Written February 16, 2020
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Kensyc
toronto27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
Every time we sail with Ada we feel as if we’re sailing with family. From the warm welcome by each crew member to the attentive service throughout the day, there is nothing that is too much trouble. Every bite of food that we eat and every drink is made with care and attention to detail, and all freshly prepared in the tiny galley by either Alma or Andrea. The red snapper is the best in the Bay area. Captain Gorge is skilled and charming. If you want to spend a beautiful day on the water, then I highly recommend Ada Sailing.
Written March 14, 2021
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