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Review of Island Cat Charters & Excursions

Island Cat Charters & Excursions
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$249.50*
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Swim with Whale Sharks All Inclusive Tour from Los Cabos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Island Cat is a beautiful 54' X 30' sailing catamaran located in La Paz, Los Cabos Baja California sur. Island Cat is available for charter by the day, for scientific research, educational excursions, swimming with whale sharks, sea lions, dolphins, and for romantic dinner cruises. Sunbathing, fishing, and snorkeling, are all a part of the daily cruise experience, as are expeditions to deserted island beaches, and much, much more.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Altadena, California
1 review
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“my favorite thing about Cabo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

it was long day.... but worth every moment!.... The staff is amazing!.... you want for nothing!...
it is peaceful and it is real, it is not a "party boat" kind of trip. You learn things and are shown things that you would have never know about.... we didn't have much luck swimming with the whale sharks, we saw them..... but they were shy... but it did not matter, we learned about them from Ceci, who is an excellent teacher, Hugo rocked! all day long.... it was the most favorite part of my trip to Cabo.... just swimming on a private beach, snorkeling and paddle boarding.... it was an experience of a life time, I will never forget it! and don't forget to bring sunscreen!

Visited June 2014
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Vancouver, Washington
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I would give more stars if I could”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our 8 person family (ages 6-grandparents) had THE BEST time on this excursion!! We simply can not say enough positive things about it from beginning to end. The crew and owner were impeccably fantastic with the service. Hugo was not only our chauffeur but our teacher about the numerous points of history and our amazing chef. Cessy was a wealth of information on the whale sharks and Chris an extremely capable captain. All the crew was wonderfully in tune with our age ranges and very attentive to all our needs. The boat is very well cared for and safety is a top priority at all times. As mentioned in my title line, I'd definitely give more stars to this post if I could. The Island Cat and it's crew is worth every penny and then some!

Visited June 2014
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“One for your Bucket List”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Living or visiting Baja Sur, enjoy a trip of a lifetime with Island Cat - Private Day Charters. The owner, Terry, and his crew are courteous, knowledgable and accommodating to all your wants and wishes. Our party boarded the transit bus in Cabo San Lucas and were driven to La Paz by Betto, who plied us with early morning snacks and chatted away as we travelled to our destination. On arrival, we were taken to the most beautiful catamaran - 54 ft - to start our day and welcomed by Terry and his crew. Once we were all aboard the excitement heightened all eager to learn more of the peaceful mammals that glide along the ocean. Breakfast was served as the cat sailed forth by Ceci our lovely hostess and oceanographer, who gave a talk on the whale sharks and the do's and don'ts when swimming with them. First sighting, such anticipation, first four in the water, and then everyone took their turn to swim with these great docile creatures. Even if you were unwilling to swim with the mammals the sightings from the "cat" were marvellous, so a day well spent in or out of the water. By lunchtime all guests were ravenous from their time whale watching and the food presented was a plenty. More sightings - more joy - the "cat" does have steps for ease of water entry, a dingy, kayak, shower on returning and showers below deck, snorkels, masks and flippers provided. Chris the Captain is also to be commended on his seamanship and caring nature. Thank you Island Cat for enabling such trips.

Visited March 2014
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredible Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

The only way to swim with the whale sharks....cruising in luxury, the cat is so stable, not bobbing around in a little boat packed with people. I had such a great time !

Visited January 2014
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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Remote island tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

This catamaran was spectacular. The captain skilled, with credentials for sailing larger vessels. The boat was immaculate. The crew made you feel very welcome and comfortable. We were provided with masks, fins, kayaks, paddle boards and food and drink. The crew made sure we were safe and Sessy was very well educated in the environment around us. I recommend this tour highly. Scenic and educational.

Visited June 2014
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