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Picante Sailing Catamaran
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Owner description: Cast off from Zihuatanejo Bay to the beautiful, secluded white sand beach and coral reef of Playa Manzanillo. Snorkeling, swimming and beach combing are the orders of the day. Set sail and keep watch for whales (in season), dolphin, sea turtles and mantra rays. Party back to the bay with a magnificent spinnaker run and anchor in front of Playa La Ropa for a ride on our 2400' spinnaker (wind permitting!). Open bar and lunch are provided.
Reviewed April 12, 2012

A must do when in Ixtapa or Zihua... Amazing scenery... Capt Tony is delightful as are the rest of the crew members. Several families with young kids, older folks, and everything in between. Fun to watch a few of the 20-something's drink themselves into oblivion... Other reviews are correct that you don't want to depend on the food as your dinner... A couple pieces of bread, some chicken with onions and peppers, and a little broccoli salad... served on a plate if you wanted some... A nice bit to go with your drink(s).. Alcohol and beer flowed freely! So sad that tourism is down in Zihua... We always felt safe... the people are wonderful and dealing with the poor economy just like we are in the US. Hope it picks up for them!

2  Thank twincheryl
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"spinnaker flying"
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"sunset cruise"
in 34 reviews
"captain and crew"
in 8 reviews
"nice trip"
in 3 reviews
"different perspective"
in 2 reviews
"light meal"
in 4 reviews
"would highly recommend this tour"
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"spoke excellent english"
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"small meal"
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"sunwing rep"
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"see whales"
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"well worth the money"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful sunset"
in 4 reviews
"all you can drink"
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"mixed drinks"
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"excellent tour"
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"great fun"
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

Great fun. We went on the snorkel trip, the captain and crew were great. Even though there were a lot of people, it didn't seem crowded and there was plenty of food and beverage. It was worth it, the time and money!

2  Thank Revnette
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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2016

Hola Revnette,
Thank you so much for posting your review! Our crew works hard to please everyone, whether it be a few or a big crowd. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Come back soon!
Best regards to you and yours,
The Picante Crew

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Reviewed March 8, 2012

This is a must for us every year. Captain Tony and crew are wonderful and know just about everything about the coastline, history and sealife. We always bring newcomers to give them an overall view of the beauty of zihua and Ixtapa. The food and drinks are great, too. Look forward to next year on the Picante!

2  Thank Suntan67
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

If you are only going to do one touristy thing off resort when in Ixtapa, you MUST go sail for the day with Picante. We had a great day on the boat - the crew was fantastic and extremely accommodating. Saw some great fish, and loved the fact it wasn't too crowded. Lots of laughs watching the spinnaker flying!

Special shout out to Cap'n Kevin for keeping us entertained, and of course to the lovely and talented Meli who kept me in mucho frio Cervaza allllll day!! Cold beer is always fantastic, but even better when served by such a beautiful friendly lass!!!!

2  Thank igbh
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Wow! great day aboard the Picante. New eco tour. We saw manta rays, dolfins playing, many,many birds. the highlight was seeing numerous sea turles, one of which was cleaned of barnicles by the wonderful crew. Having gone on other trips in years past, this is a welcome addition to recreational options in Z. Two thumbs up for Captain Tony and crew.

4  Thank onefootoutthedoor_10
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