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“Wonderful day!”

Ally Cat Sailing Adventures
Ranked #2 of 30 Tours in Sayulita
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Come experience an unforgettable adventure aboard our Catamaran "Ally Cat" a 56 ft, Luxury Yacht. We are a family run business, Sailing, Snorkeling, Fishing & Whale Watching, in Banderas Bay since 1985. The trips have been TONS of FUN for the whole family!!!! We are lucky to have a fantastic crew that has worked together for the past 25 years (except Noah the Captain, (Pancho's son), who is only 25 yrs old), but has been with this crew since he was born :-) With our new boat ...... "Ally Cat".... our family has created a genuine sailing adventure that is great for all ages & occasions....... A True Adventure To Remember! From the moment you step aboard you will be greeted by the Captain & crew. Sit back & relax on one of our many comfortable deck seats, sink into one of our marine bean bags, or sun bathe on our two front large trampolines, as we whisk you off to paradise. "Ally Cat" provides top of the line snorkeling equipment, 4 kayaks, 2 paddle boards, "Boom Netting," fishing gear, and a refreshing outdoor fresh water shower. There is a beautiful cabin with 2 sofas for lounging, and a full bar area. With built-in stereo speakers all throughout the boat, Day Trips include: Light Breakfast, Snacks, Mexican Lunch prepared on the boat, Open Bar, & all the boat toys for the day. Our Main trip is from the La Cruz Marina to Las Marietas Islands, where it is home to the Blue Footed Boobie birds & beautiful reefs full of colorful tropical fish. We also will sail anywhere in the bay that you would like to go. Trips are from 9:30 am - returning around 4-5 pm. There is no substitute for quality and experience. Fun...Smiles...Exiting...Memorable... that's what we're all about... TO LIVE THE DREAM!
Reviewed January 29, 2013

We had a group of about 15 people on our Ally Cat excursion, including a 2-year-old. We all had a wonderful day :) The catamaran was comfortable and clean. The food was great, and the staff was friendly and provided excellent service. And the best part of course was the whales and dolphins! They put on an amazing show. I have been on several boat excursions at different locations throughout Mexico & Caribbean but this was one of the best. I recommend Ally Cat.

5  Thank Jocelyn L
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

The Ally Cat day was absolutely the hi light of our holiday. The beautiful Catamaran, so clean and safe was a joy to be on. The family crew gave excellent service and were most attentive to detail and safety.The activities were fantastic, and the whales and dolphins were in abundance. The food and beverages were plentiful and delicious. Music terrific. Clean separate restrooms! They could not have provided a better experience. Sailing back was awesome. This is an adventure not to be missed. It was so much fun, and I can't wait to go again.

3  Thank Anne Louise B
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We are so very thankful for choosing Ally Cat Sailing. What Debi described to us in the Sayluita office as a ‘beautiful day on the water’ really couldn’t be more reserved.

From the pier, we felt entirely welcome by the Ally Cat crew. Stepping onto the clean, crisp and spacious deck, the boat was nothing shy of inviting. We quickly settled onto the boat and sat back - being hugged by big colourful deck cushions. Refreshments and fresh fruit in hand, we were ready to push off! (oh and don’t forget the bean bag chairs!!!)

Greetings and housekeeping by a young, but confidently experienced Noah set the tone for our day’s excursion. Patently looking for whales, dolphins and the famed blue-footed booby, the Bay is a true ocean enthusiast’s destination. We were happy to hook a couple Pacific Jack on the way out as well!

Our cruising soundtrack was just right for the elements – we were so very thankful not to be on board one of the other ‘dance party’ booze cruises. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but the trip is an escape and designed to get you closer to nature – plus I’m certain the whales didn’t order their breakfast with a side of bad, commercial music from a decade ago.

The Ally Cat is appointed with a number of good-quality water toys – kayaks, SUPs, and all the requisite snorkelling gear. Once at your moored destination choose your own fun, so get in the water! Speaking of well appointed, never an empty glass on board – and the food was absolutely scrumptious. You will be well looked after!!!

Unlike its competitors, the Ally Cat unfurls her sails for the ride. I heard we reached 11 knots, but she’s very stable and you shouldn’t spill a drop when you get moving (I should also mention we had our 10mo old baby on the trip) – this is a great family friendly outing!

Debi, Noah, Pancho and the entire crew were amazingly hospitable and really are people you’ll want to meet. Fun, smart, interesting individuals… hey, what’s not to like! It’s a real pleasure to know them. Thanks again guys!!!

Get on the Ally Cat – you won’t be disappointed!

1  Thank D C
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

I don't normally write these reviews but Yesterday was so exceptional that it deserves a note. Debi, Noah, Pancho and their crew took my family on a sailing adventure that will be talked about around our dinner table forever. The Ally Cat is a beautiful boat - just the right size to make everyone aboard feel special. The food was amazing, the drinks were delightful, the music was perfect...and mother nature gave us whales, dolphins, blue footed Boobies....at one point we had fish caught on the lines and whales jumping all around us...did not know what to do first!
I saw the other charter boats out there - especially the Vallarta Tour boats and thanked my lucky stars that we stopped in Sayulita and spoke with Debi!!
If you want an amazing day of fun and adventure with just the right amount of pampering - give Debi a call ... It will be the hightlight of your vacation!

2  Thank Lpk1119
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

This was a fantastic trip. We went as a group and there were a few other groups on board. Everyone was so fun, the crew and staff were so friendly and helpful. Some spoke perfect English. The pina coladas were the best I've had and they were quick to serve. The food was very good as well. We saw tons of whales, swam in to the island cave, did some snorkeling, kayaking and other sports. More whale watching and dolphins on the way back. Boon docking was a blast. What I really appreciated was how friendly the staff was. No matter how many times we ordered drinks or water, they were very happy to serve. Always a smile on their face, and they seemed to really enjoy their jobs! I would do this trip again and again. The catamaran even had male and female bathrooms.

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