Paradise Catamarans
Scuba & Snorkelling • Boat Tours • Water Sports • Sightseeing Tours • Private Tours
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At Paradise Catamarans, we're in the business of creating memories to last a lifetime. The Riviera Maya is our home, and we'll treat you to an experience you won't find anywhere else. Whether you're looking forward to a snorkeling charter in the warm waters of the Caribbean or a private sunset cruise under tropical skies, we promise you an adventure to remember.If you want the Mexican Caribbean all to yourself, there's no better place to escape than aboard our 46-foot catamaran for a private charter. Snorkel, swim, or sit back and soak up the sun - it's your tour. We specialize in weddings, family reunions, memorial services, corporate events, and other special occasions.
Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Angela W
Princeton, New Jersey, United States18 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Amazing experience from start to finish. The crew were so friendly and treated us like royalty! We booked the trip as part of my bachelorette weekend and were given a free upgrade to a larger boat. It was clean, spacious, and thoughtfully decorated! During the snorkeling trip, Maria and her partner helped keep the group together, giving information to everyone about the coral and helping anyone who was struggling. The snacks and drinks were tasty, and the surprise at the end was so memorable and heartwarming.
Coordination was smooth too as we received a detailed email upon booking and someone called the day before to go over logistics. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for a relaxing, unforgettable day out on the ocean!
Written September 1, 2022
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Hi Angela! Thank you taking the time to write your review! It is very much appreciated. We're glad your group had a great time snorkeling with Maria and had an amazing experience on board from start to finish. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us and we are honored you chose us for your adventure out at sea. We hope to see you soon!
Written September 5, 2022
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Holly P
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Ok. I have to say this was one of the best boat ride I have ever been in my life!!! Aldrin was simply amazing showing us all around, explaining the boat, the rules and took us on an amazing tour of the reefs! Eduardo drove the boat Iike a BOSS (super smooth ride let me tell y’all) and Andy makes a mean margarita. Honestly If you have the means, do this tour. It will soothe your soul. You can play music and enjoy the fish and the sunset! We had amazing FRESH AF ceviche, Pico de gallo and some bomb guac. Guys. Do this. If you have a group around 20 people y’all will have a dope time for real. There’s so much space on the catamaran and the vibes are amazing. Book it. You won’t be sorry!!
Written November 10, 2022
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MadeleineCNY
NYC area64 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Paradise Catamarans departs from the El Cid Marina, tucked into an elegant resort complex on the south side of Puerto Morelos.
Reinaldo, El Capitan, Maria and Lusiano were all magnificent, as was the unexpected upgrade to the larger of their two catamarans! Reinaldo was super helpful arranging our trip for the best possible conditions. Maria is studying for a graduate degree in marine biology and was both a warm and well-informed hostess, chatting with us about the area’s history, ecology and marine life. Lusiano’s drinks and the light supper their chef prepared were just the perfect accompaniment to sunny afternoon! And the captain raised the sails and made use of the light breeze to navigate around the reef and coastal areas south of Puerto Morelos toward Punta Maroma. The view of the sun setting over the water was a lovely way to end the experience. Gracias to all!
Written March 21, 2022
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Julianne C
Minneapolis, MN5 contributions
Jan 2022
We booked the Paso Doble catamaran for the second day of our 5 day trip to Playa Del Carmen, and everything passed my expectations. First, the communication leading up to our trip was outstanding. The team answered all my questions and accommodated us when we had to change the number of people we had. We also were not completely sure about the weather and they were very open to adjusting our date. We did not need to, but having the option was awesome!

Everything went very smoothly for final payment, getting on the boat, and the crew was amazing. Frank was awesome, hilarious, and super knowledgeable when he took us out snorkeling. We opted to go to a closer reef closer to the marina, but it was still amazing!

I would say the highlight of the whole thing, though, was the lunch and especially the ceviche. When I say this is the best ceviche I have ever had in my life, I am not exaggerating. The drinks were terrific too and constantly flowing which my group loved. We had a terrific time just hanging out on the boat especially the nets in the front where you could sit over the water.

Omar picked us up from our hotel and drove us back. Make sure to request him for your transportation needs - he was great!

I give this trip 1000/10 and cannot recommend paradise catamarans enough.
Written January 26, 2022
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Hello again! Thank you so much for this great review and the kind words! It means a lot to us that you had an amazing experience. That is what we wish for you every time you come on board with us. Smooth sailing and high quality service is what we're all about. Our ceviche is something else isn't it? Our esteemed Chef Hugo makes it and one could argue that it is the 8th world wonder. All jokes aside, we are truly honored that you chose us for your trip and we hope to have you on board in the near future. The staff will be happy to hear that you rated us 1000/10. Hope to see you soon!
Written January 27, 2022
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Ryan S
4 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
First I'd like to say that if I could give everyone at Paradise Catamaran 6 stars out of 5, I would.

We went on an evening sunset sail with a group of 38 adults for a pre-wedding celebration and had an amazing time.

From ease of booking and helping with changes that inevitably come with a large group, all the staff were quick and ready to accommodate.

The transport to and for the marina was punctual and comfortable; the drivers were safe and friendly.

Once on the boat (quite spacious and comfortable for our entire group) the crew was incredible at making us feel at home and getting us settled on our way. Between making sure we were comfortable, guiding us snorkeling, feeding us delicious snacks (the guacamole is out of this world), keeping the fun music going and keeping our drinks topped up we couldn't have asked for more but somehow they managed to give it; decorating the boat with some flowers, a small ceremony with rose petals, sparkling wine and cake to top off our return to the marina.

A huge thank you from our whole group to everyone at Paradise, we can't recommend them highly enough.
Written March 2, 2020
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Dear CapnSmith, Thank you for your kind review. We're humbled by your kind words of praise and encouraged to continue providing our guest with the type of service that both my wife and I like to enjoy when we travel. We couldn't be more proud of our crew. Mexican hospitality is known around the world and they're amazing ambassadors not only of our company, but of Mexico and especially of our beautiful Riviera Maya. We strive to provide a high-end experience, but with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. A catamaran is obviously not a house, but we definitively try to make our guests feel like home. Again, thank you for your great review. We're looking forward to hosting you sometime in the near future. Kind regards, Alex & Irene Edelmann Paradise Catamarans Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the things that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain
Written March 4, 2020
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Laura K
O'Fallon, MO22 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
We had such an amazing time! We hosted a group of family and friends for a destination wedding the next day. The crew was so friendly and informative. The snorkeling was great but some of us just stayed on the boat and that was fun too. The snacks were very tasty and we never wanted for drinks - even with the crew climbing out to us in the netting so we wouldn’t have to get up. They decorated the boat with flowers and even got us a special cake. I just can’t say enough about how great they were and how much we enjoyed it. I’ll admit I was a little nervous booking a private charter “on my own” and not with one of the big tour companies. But Paradise Catamarans was so communicative with me ahead of time and they had great reviews so I took the leap. So glad I did. They even worked with me to adjust our timing to be more convenient for us. I just can’t recommend them enough. It was PHENOMENAL.
Written May 16, 2022
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Amanda
Hollis Center, ME2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
We had an amazing time on the Paso Doble! From booking the trip through Alex and then meeting the crew - each were wonderful. However, the standout is Maria! She is truly a treasure! Knowledgeable, personable, funny and smart. She is passionate about the ocean, it’s resources and wildlife and it truly shows in her spirit and the way she talks about what she loves. The seas were a bit choppy, but we felt very comfortable with either proceeding or rescheduling to a different day. Though it was choppy and two of our party are known to occasionally get seasick, Maria asked before we left the marina and gave each of us little tricks of the trade to help prevent seasickness! It worked, as both people felt great after the trip. The crew worked hard to make sure we always either had a drink in hand or were offered one and the food!? The ceviche was DELICIOUS! This was a last minute trip for our group of 6 and we are all super happy with everything! The price, location, crew, cruise, and food! 10/10 would recommend and will definitely book again next time we’re in the area! You will NOT regret going with the company and it’s wonderful crew!
Written March 19, 2022
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Kelsey B
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
We used Paradise Catamarans for a 4 hour, morning combined bachelor/bachelorette party and they were AWESOME! The drinks were great and our cups were always full. Maria (the on board marine biologist) took those of us who wanted to go snorkeling about an hour into our trip and it was so fun. They had snacks for us after snorkeling too which was great! There were included decorations and surprises for the bride and groom which felt so personal and thoughtful. We highly recommend using Paradise Catamarans!
Written November 10, 2022
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dtang28
6 contributions
Apr 2022
We booked the sunset catamaran for a wedding party of about 30 guests and became one of the highlights of our wedding weekend. Maria and the crew were amazing and were very attentive to our group, even through slightly choppy waters. They were also able to arrange a shuttle service for our entire group from our hotel in Playa Del Carmen. Highly recommend for a catamaran trip!
Written April 17, 2022
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Jess L
Washington DC, District of Columbia3 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Unbelievable experience! I truly can't say enough good things about this crew. They were kind, generous and communicated leading up to and during the trip. 7 of us took a 4 hour trip for a bachemorette party. They surprised us with extras, decorated with flowers and took us on a 40 minute snorkel tour of a barrier reef. It was truly an amazing experience from start to finish. We were given bottles of sparkling wines to pop, a cake, rose petals to scatter and we saw dolphines and turtles. Also, we were supposed to take the Paso Doble, but they upgraded us to the larger Pacific Sea Breeze. It was enormous and such an amazing experience. If you're on the fence, book it!!
Written May 31, 2022
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