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“A most relaxing sail. Pacific Discovery Voyage”

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 February 15, 2013

A very relaxing sail aboard a very clean and well maintained boat. Captain Tony, an expat from NY, loves what he does, cares for the sea and the life in and above it. The crew was great, good drinks, fresh fruit and breads. This is not a long sail but you see a lot if you watch. Birds, dolphins and other sea life. A great morning with a very knowledgeable captain. Several sets of binoculars were provided along with a detailed binder on the sea and bird life. I'd recommend this trip to anyone especially if you do not want to be gone a full day. The Picante is the way to go.

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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Hi FiveOaks61,
Thank you for your nice review! Captain Tony certainly is knowledgeable, and our crew is awesome! We are very pleased you enjoyed the trip and got to see lots of life in our waters. Please let us know what we can do to earn the 5th star in your rating. We appreciate all input!
Happy Sailings to you and yours!

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Fabulous...went out today on great boat, Picante, a catamaran that took us about 6 miles out of Zihuatanejo bay to a grouping of large rocks that have a huge rookery where there are pelicans, frigates and other wild sea birds. Captain Tony was extremely informative and gave us a great running dialogue of what we were seeing, interspersed with nice music. En route we saw a huge humpback whale that entertained all of us by flipping his tail before diving...the cruise let us into the water near the rocks---unbelievably refreshing ocean water! And then one of the boat mates caught a Bonita tuna fish and all of a sudden we had the freshest sashimi ever. Wow..this is a trip not to be missed.

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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Hi Chef6161!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your sailing with us, and that you were kind enough to write that glowing review! Thank you! Our crew does work very hard to please everyone, although we cannot take credit for the sealife appearing on cue!
We hope to see you on board again soon!
Happy sailing to you and yours!

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

My partner and 4 others took the Pacific Explorer tour on the Picante in late January 2013. We had an excellent time.

We arrived around 8:30 a.m. for a 9:00 departure. Everything went smoothly, even when a large tour bus arrived just a few minutes from 9:00. Everyone found a good spot to sit, in sun or shade. Drinks were served immediately, including soda and water as well as mixed drinks and beer. We took a little swing around Zihuatenejo bay, looking at the various beaches, then headed out to sea.

Just a few minutes out we saw a whale tail very close to the boat. The captain gave a nice presentation about the bay and the rock formations and general overview of its natural history. The sea was a bit choppy, but you couldn't tell at all aboard the boat - very, very smooth.

We visited the boobie (no, not THOSE boobies) sanctuary just off the coast. There we were able to take a dive into the water and paddle around a bit. We looked at some caves in the large rocks, then turned back and headed in. Normally they see turtles and dolphins too, but we didn't see any on this trip. Just something to look forward too next time. I would definitely go again, well worth the money.

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

Hola Donco6!!

Thank you very much for posting that awesome review! We are delighted that you all enjoyed sailing with us and that at least a few of our sea friends came out to say hello to you - even if just to wave a tail. It is honestly just as amazing to us every day, as no trip is the same; we never see the same things twice!
As you saw, the natural setting of our coastline here is incredible. We hope you were able to catch a glimpse in your photos!
We look forward to your return visit sailing with us!
Best regards to you and yours!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Most every year I return to Zihuatanejo, and most years I take a trip on the Picante. Price includes food and drinks.It's always a wonderful highlight of my vacation. This year, I went on a sunset cruise. A mom and baby humpback whale swam along side the boat and on the return, we saw more whales frolicking, showing fins and tails. Exciting! So good I returned on Tuesday for a sail and snorkel. After our snorkel and lunch we spotted whales in the distance. The captain sailed toward the whales. We were accompanied my many many dolphins racing and generally playing with is. We also saw about 10 sea turtles. The humpbacks were again magnificent. What an adventure. Best excursion on a vacation ever! Thanks Picante. Until next year.....

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Hi StonycreekSadie!
Thank you so much for that glowing review!! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our boat, crew and scenery so much that you joined us again!! We cannot take credit for the sealife that frolic near us - but I am sure they would like to say 'thank you' as well for coming to visit their sea home!
We look forward to your presence on board the Picante again... and again.. and again!
Best Regard to you and yours!

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The staff on this trip is amazing. Always smiling, friendly and helpful. I've taken the sunset cruise twice and even the second time it was still amazing. There is no better way to relax and enjoy friends, family and the ocean than this excursion! Highly recommend this to everyone who isn't afraid of having fun :)

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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Hola, Wishiwas0nvacati0n!
On behalf of all of our amazing crew, I would like to thank you for your glowing review!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed coming out with us - twice - and we all very much look forward to your next visit! Come sailing again soon!
Best Regards to you and your family!

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