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MAGICAL SUNSET CRUISE: This romantic cruise aboard the Picante catamaran 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...more
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Paseo del Morro # 5 | Puerto Mio Marina, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo de Azueta 40880, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the snorkel tour with my family in December. It was my son's 21st birthday and I was assured they would do something special for him. They didn't do anything even though we reminded them on board. At the snorkeling they were about to leave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank polomomCanada
PicanteCatamara... Z, Public Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi PolomomCanada, First, thank you for letting us know of your experience, and we apologize for any oversight. As you will see from all of the other reviews, our staff is known for their attention. If we had more details of that particular day, it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was only like 50 of us on the catamaran so there was tons of room to stretch out. Staff was hilarious and very helpful getting on and off the catamaran. The views were breathtaking. It’s so worth the experience seeing all the caves etc....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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PicanteCatamara... Z, Public Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola kkG6017ID! Thank you for taking time to post a review! We appreciate your kind words! And yes, we all agree pictures can never do our amazing sunsets justice... all the more reason for you to come back again with us! Best Regards to You...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018

My family was apprehensive about going on a catamaran, however this was one of the best days we had in Ixtapa. We did the day tour with snorkeling. The team of the Picante was great. It was such a relaxing day. We even did the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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PicanteCatamara... Z, Public Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Hola Myshely! Thank you so much for that review! We are so very glad to hear that you decided against your apprehensions and had a great time with us! We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards to You and Yours, The Picante Crew

Reviewed July 30, 2018

Nice cruise crew was a lot of fun answer all questions told us information on things we passed dinner they have us was a good and open bar lots of fun and nice sunset.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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PicanteCatamara... Z, Guest Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Hola, ElvisPappas! Thank you for taking time to post your review! Can we now say that Elvis went sailing with us? How cool is that? We thank you for choosing the Picante, and do hope that you come out sailing with us again! Best Regards...More

Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Took our family including 12 year old daughter..really enjoyed it, great views, informative and friendly staff who go out of their way to please the customers..a most do is the sunset cruiseMore

Date of experience: July 2018
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PicanteCatamara... Z, Guest Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Hola, Natalie! Thank you for your comments; we appreciate every word written about our us, our boat and our cruises. We hope you and your lovely family return sailing with us soon! Thank you for writing that this is a "must do" and your kind...More

Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Cpt.Tony and his crew are both professional, safe, and lots of fun for all the passengers .Sunset is beautiful to behold.

Date of experience: December 2017
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PicanteCatamara... Z, Guest Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Hola, Joseph! Thank you for your kind words! We absolutely agree that each sunset is beautiful to behold, and we hope you will come join us for many, many more sailings into the sunset! Best Regards to You and Yours, the Picante Crew

Reviewed April 19, 2018

I did this cruise solo as a way to get off the resort for an evening. The staff on the boat were all super nice and attentive. I didn't feel weird being there by myself. The captain does some commentary along with way. I had...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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PicanteCatamara... Z, Guest Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Hola, E Bella! We are so glad that you joined us for a getaway evening from the resort! Thank you for your kind words; our crew does work hard to make sure everyone has a good time; it is great for all of us to...More

Reviewed March 30, 2018

Had a great time on the Picante. The commentary along the way was informative and entertaining. The drinks were delivered quickly and the snack was a meal. Awesome experience.More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Bonnie S
PicanteCatamara... Z, Guest Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Hola Bonnie! Thank you for taking time to post your review! Our crew works hard to please everyone; we appreciate your kindness. We would like to know how we can improve our services in your eyes for a 5-star rating. Please let us know. Gracias!...More

Reviewed March 27, 2018

We had a great time on this sunset cruise. The waters here are relatively calm and Picante is a huge, stable Cat with a large trampoline deck. This is one of the few tours of this type where they actually make a decent drink and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Mark C
PicanteCatamara... Z, Guest Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Hola Mark C! Wow, thank you so much for that glowing review! There is nothing that makes us happier than hearing that we have done our jobs after a hard day. That is such a shame about the taxi service; even though we know you...More

Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

The cruise was nice to do once. The cruise sails close to the bays of zuhua & ixtapa. You board in Zuhua. There is an open bar which serves beer & mixed drinks. No cocktails. Service is good. There is a light snack which was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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PicanteCatamara... Z, Guest Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Hola Wndnns, Thank you for giving us your review; we are sorry that it was not up to your standards. Our crew works very hard every day to make each cruise a memorable one, and we each take every comment to heart. We would all...More

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SebastopolSkippy
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Response from myshely | Reviewed this property |
We did the day cruise and we had about 20 to 25 people. It can hold a whole lot more.
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Hi! We do not have an age limit; kids are most certainly welcome! We love family fun!! Thanks for asking!
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lizzybumbit
Ottawa
Questions - cruising, paddling and watching tennis (5 Replies)
Hi - will be in Zihua in a week... 1. Picante cruise looks interesting - which cruise is the best one to do - evening or discovery? We have been to Zihua several times but thought this might be interesting. 2. Where is the best/cheapest place to rent Paddleboards on La Ropa? 3. any recommendations as to where to watch Indian Wells Tennis Matches while we are there 14-22 March?
March 07, 2015|
Response fromLindaFromCanada|
I think there is only one paddle board rental on La Ropa....at the most two. The beach is not huge, so you will be able to check out the two...or the one with no difficulty at all.
MKMTO
toronto
Must Snorkel! Must Dance! Must Explore! (2 Replies)
HEY EVERYONE! HEADING TO CANCUN (OASIS VIVA BEACH) FEB27TH TO MARCH 6TH FROM TORONTO CANADA!! HOPING TO GET THE INSIGHT ON THE BEST OF FOR THE FOLLOWING: SNORKELING: Didn't like the reviews of the average..lame tours I read on cancun/snorkel adventures on trip adivsor... Anyone have a good "make your own excursion experience while in Cancun? Want to see lush untouched Barrier reef if possible, lots of fish, lots of coral, and on my own clock! No lame groups of 15+ and non-swimmers....More
January 24, 2010|
Response fromgbchayctca|
Not going to find any untouched barrier reefs until you get several hours down the coast in Xcalak. Have to go somewhere less-travelled for that. Karamba was always a good time for me (straight woman accompanying gay friends from Cancun) but certainly not a huge crazy club. Picante....uh, pretty shady and low-key. Never been in there, but worked next to it for five years and often came to work at 6:30 am to see people still outside. There is a beach just north of Playa del Carmen proper...More
pulleyman
Long Island
Whales (3 Replies)
So I know this question is absolutely impossible to answer. What are our chances of seeing whales? We will be arriving tomorrow for 8 nights. I have read that the whales have arrived earlier than usual this year. We have done the Picante sunset cruise in the past and were not planning on doing it again....until my wife heard that the whales have arrived early. What are the chances of seeing a whale breach? We live on an Island so I know how I would answer this question, but I can say that...More
December 07, 2017|
Response fromDave B|
Well, we got lucky and saw one breach high above the water twice but like anything we were at the at the right spot at the right time while fishing. So, you may or may not see whales would be the only answer I could give.