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Picante
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Owner description: MAGICAL SUNSET CRUISE: This romantic cruise aboard the Picante catamaran takes you for a sail around the bay of Zihuatanejo, past the caves of Majahua and then along hotel zone of Ixtapa. View the blowhole in the twin island volcanic outcroppings canopied with soaring frigate & booby birds. Keep your eyes open for the green flash! A great way to highlight your vacation! Includes open bar, appetizers, and transportation to and from your hotel in Ixtapa.
San Diego
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Loved this!!”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

This was the only excursion we did on our trip and we were so glad we went! We recommend it 100%. Its windy, wear something that you can walk out to the catamaran and sit. I had a dress with shorts and that worked fine. Sandals are much better than heels for this trip. The food was good, not great, but it was good. Drinks were strong and plentiful. And they played music on the way back and we danced. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time!

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank SDgirl32
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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thank you for the recommendation for the MAGICAL SUNSET CRUISE!
We welcome all comments, and your comment about the food is noted. The food on board for the sunset cruise is meant as a snack only; hopefully you were aware of that. Many people enjoy having a nice dinner after the sunset cruise; others prefer to go back to their all-inclusive hotels for dinner, and of course the fact that people eat dinners at various hours!
We are pleased you enjoyed your outing, and hope to see you on board again soon!
Happy Sailings to you and yours from the Picante crew!
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“great experience”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

price includes drinks and food! chips and guac, rice, and a little chicken. the staff and crew were excellent. very clean, safe, highly recommend! BEAUTIFUL views of the bay!

Visited May 2013
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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Hola Chelseyjeank!
Thank you for the recommendation! We are pleased you enjoyed your outing, and hope to see you on board again soon!
Happy Sailings to you and yours from the Picante crew!
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“enjoyed the cruise”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

a very relaxing cruise, enjoyed the informative commentary from the captain. views where great, nice to see the area from the water. food was ok, not great. not sure why they promote this as a "booze cruise" and most of the passengers on our cruise where families, couples, not partying college co-eds.

Visited March 2013
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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Hi Blk2012,
You are absolutely right about the great views, and the fact that we are NOT a booze cruise. We do not promote the Picante as a booze cruise, but unfortunately we have no control over the way other people describe us. The same goes for the snacks we offer on the sunset cruise - as you saw, it is not meant to be a dinner; simply a snack to satisfy stomachs until we return to dry land! Having said that - we are glad you came out with us and enjoyed exactly what we have to offer! Come sailing again soon, and thank you for the nice review!!!
Best regards to you and yours!
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Casper, Wyoming
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“Wonderful way to spend a few hours”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

We booked our second Picante tour during our recent visit to Zihuatanejo. Last year we enjoyed the sail and snorkel tour, and this year we chose the Discovery tour. Captain Tony and his staff are wonderful hosts. There was an open bar, but I did not notice anyone overindulging. A light breakfast of fruit and rolls was tasty. Capt. Tony is very knowledgable and pleasant. We are thinking about trying the Sunset cruise when we visit again in October.

Visited March 2013
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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Hi Ginger-n-wyo!
Thank you for the lovely review of the PACIFIC DISCOVERY CRUISE!! We will soon have it listed correctly as a separate sailing, as it should be, but we thank you for taking the time to post it here! It is always great to hear what people think, and it speaks volumes of our crew when repeat sailors such as yourself keep coming back on board!! We look forward to seeing you in October!
Best regards to you and yours!
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Vancouver, BC
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“A booze cruise with a difference”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

The captain is a very entertaining gentleman who is backed by a great staff and crew. Very knowledgeable with the area, which is very beautiful. A worthwhile evening indeed. Nice snack and open bar and a great crowd the evening we were there.

Visited March 2013
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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Hi DavidtheTraveller!
We are glad you came on board and enjoyed sailing with us on the Picante! As you noted, our captain is a gentleman, and while we do have an open bar, I am sure you will agree it isn't quite a booze cruise, as the captain prefers his guests to pay more attention to the beauty all around vs the drinks being served! I gather from your words that you enjoyed us for exactly that! Hope to see you on board again soon!!!!
Best regards to you and yours!
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