My husband and I were spending the day in Sayulita when a very nice guy approached us and asked us if we'd be interested in sailing to the Marieta Island on Thursday. We had both talked about wanting to do a trip like this, but we were not interested on getting on a large commercial type of boat with a bunch of other people. We weren't available for his Thursday trip, but when we told Capt Darrin that we were planning on driving to Boca and taking the water taxi to Yelapa the next day, he thought for a moment and then said he hadn't a trip scheduled for that day and offered to take us there on his 50' trimaran. We took him up on this great offer and had a magical and super fun day sailing across Banderas Bay from La Cruz Marina to Yelapa. It was such a peacefully wonderful day with only 4 of us on board. The Sayula 1 is a very comfortable boat with great places to settle back and enjoy the scenery! We took a second trip with him on Friday, our last day, to the Marieta Islands. There were two other couples and two others aboard for that trip, and it was another perfect day!
Darrin provided kayaks to explore with. We snorkeled and swam, as well.
When our first stopping point was busy with a large crowd from other boats, Darrin improvised, and took us to another and more secluded spot to swim and play until the other boats left. We had a great sail back and stopped at another beach to swim some more. I highly recommend taking a trip with Darrin, especially if you are someone who likes to feel like a native and not a tourist, with a personal experience, instead of a large group one. We felt like family! Great food, wonderful music, good people, incredible day! Can't wait to go back!
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