Fat Cat
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Our tours set sail from Puerto Aventuras, before heading along the coast towards Playa del Carmen. When we arrive at a secluded bay you will enjoy fantastic snorkelling seeing lots of marine life including turtles, sting rays and a variety of tropical fish. On our way back we will also stop in a beautiful cove where you can enjoy a few drinks on the sand bank. We provide you with all of the snorkelling equipment plus the tour also includes music, snacks with additional catering options, with an open bar of beers, rum, vodka, tequila, rum punch, soft drinks juices and purified water! We can cater to weddings, events, and business events if guests are looking for a different itinerary, we can always discuss it as our private charters are fully flexible. You can play your own music and bring their own photographer on board. We can accommodate groups from 2 up to 80 on a single boat with our wide variety of vessels.
Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Todd
Littleton, CO1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
FatCat had honest up front prices. Some competitors advertise the same trip for same price but final amount is $600 more!
We chose the 4 hour private catamaran trip for our group and we had a great time! The shuttle was prompt and clean. The boat was The Lazy Lucy. It was clean and comfortable. The crew was very professional, attentive and most of all fun. The food was delicious and plentiful. The beer was ice cold and the cocktails were tasty.
The snorkel spots were fun and guide pointed out eels and turtles and stingrays. It was an amazing day!
I highly recommend Fat Cat!
Written February 11, 2022
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MJPapich
Peoria, IL44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We chartered the fat cat For a whale watching tour with 50 high school kids end it was a wonderful experience! We all had fun, even the adults! It’s a beautiful boat with great seats for lounging on thick cushions. They have an open bar for adults and the kids got to play downloads from the phone on the sound system so they truly had their own party! After we watched the Whaleswe dropped anchor in a quiet bay where the kids could swim and they had paddle boards and lily pads for them! They were in heaven.
If there’s any negative, it was an hour bus ride away from PV. The staff was young, energetic and friendly and accommodating. Upon arrival we had a fruit and sweet cakes and later in the afternoon we had nachos, ceviche and chips and salsa. It was reasonable in cost a great time!
Written February 24, 2020
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LOVE TO TRAVEL
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
What a great time! Our family of 11 which included active grandparents in their 60s, four 40-somethings, and five kids under 13 absolutely enjoyed a long day on the water, snorkling, catching a good-size fish, jumping off the boat, eating and drinking, and crawling through a water cave. The crew was extremely fun and engaging and made the trip an absolute joy for everyone. You never know when you book these things, but the Fat Cat hit it out of the park!
Written July 6, 2021
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Ann Marie
Dallas, TX13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We reserved a private catamaran trip several weeks in advance for my bachelorette party since my family has always used FatCat when visiting Puerto Aventuras and had good experiences. However, the FatCat team cancelled on us three hours before we were supposed to leave with little explanation and did not offer to help us make alternate arrangements. It was very unprofessional and highly disappointing. The weather was perfect, so thankfully we were able to call another company and arrange for another trip that same day - and we will be taking our business to them moving forward!
Written February 3, 2020
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cuatroydos
menlo park, ca8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We enjoyed this a lot, but wish they had given directions to the boat, which was not called the Fat Cat although we booked through the Fat Cat website. (It is the Catamaya). No directions at all for how to find the catamaran. Luckily we saw a "fat cat" van and followed it, and the driver pointed us in the right direction. Jose the captain and the crew were awesome. Lunch was delicious and plenty of food!
Written January 7, 2022
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Cori D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We chartered a Fat Cat catamaran for an 80th birthday with all the kids and grandkids. We had a great time! The crew was amazing. They were so friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the sailing as well the swimming. The food and drinks were amazing! Highly recommend Fat Cat!
Written January 5, 2023
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michellemarym
Huntington Beach, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We were able to book the day before and Alastair and his crew took care to make us comfortable and happy for the morning snorkel. The drinks are unlimited, comfortable boat with music and turkey/avocado sandwiches for lunch. You will see turtles, sting rays, tropical fish, etc. Bring your own towel and have fun. You can fish off this boat as well if you like.
Written January 7, 2020
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Kevin
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
The weather was bad and we couldn’t snorkel. So the trip started off poorly, but that wasn’t the worst part. I paid all that money for a four tour and I picked the vegetarian option. Which was a small potato, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and a sesame bun. Awesome! Pretty poor service too. Just four hours of riding around with terrible old music, crappy food, and no snorkel.
Written June 15, 2021
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Hello Kevin, As we are unable to find your name in our system, as the only other Kevin we had booked in the past 3 months was quite surprised when i contacted him trying to find a resolution to your comments, and him and his partner had a great time. Anyway as you so wisely decided not to mention any of these insightful comments to a member of our staff, or your hotel rep, on the day of the tour or days shortly after. It is very difficult for us to find out what happened on the day of your tour whether you even asked for a vegetarian lunch, something that we always ask people to notify us of at the time of booking. Though I believe you when you say you were not able to snorkel if you had also mustered a little bit of courage and mentioned this to a member of our staff or your hotel rep we would have done our best to provide an actual solution to your problems as many of our customers can attest to. Because even though the weather conditions are out of our hands sometimes, we do offer refunds, and rescheduling in the event you are unable to snorkel as guaranteed on tour. If you feel like we can provide you with any actual assistance, since you mention our service being poor too, please feel free to email us at info@fatcatsail.com with your booking number and we will happily help you find some comfort in this traumatic experience of 4 hours on board a beautiful 65 ft catamaran in the Carribean. Kind regards, Alistair Heckendorn
Written June 27, 2021
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WanderFit Retreats
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Business
What an incredible experience! We own a retreat company and hired this company for a private tour, we've hired different companies around the world for boat tours and this was by far the absolute best experience. We even extended an additional hour it was so great! The staff were incredible, so friendly and fun, they really created such a great experience. The boat, wow it was gorgeous and the food, we paid the extra for the additional lunch, do that!! The burritos were the best we had in Mexico! We will continuously use this company for any tours we do going forward. Wish we could give them a 10 star because they deserve it! Thanks again guys!
Written March 9, 2021
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Molly G
Carbondale6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We had a fantastic day on the Fat Cat! Drinks, delicious meal, dancing music, and superior service from all the staff! They work so hard yet they manage to be friendly and full of energy! They were so accommodating to our handicapped friend! We saw numerous whales and became more knowledgeable about the humpbacks. We can’t wait to go back to spend another day with Bouy, Daniel, Victor, Javier, Beto, Danny and Capt. Christian.
Written February 4, 2024
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