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“The crew went out of their way to make this an excellent adventure!”

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 June 15, 2014

Before setting off to the snorkeling spot (Islas Las Marietas) they slowed down the motors so that we could jump in the water to cool off. Once there the crew took us snorkeling and pointed out an octopus while the other boats herded their "cattle" in and out of the cave. They took their time helping us into the cave and to the hidden beach one at a time since the tide and the swells were high. Once at the beach they lead us on adventures into the side caves and showed my son how to "butt surf" with the huge waves. We spent so much time on the hidden beach that we saw other boats disgorge their passengers, herd them in and back out while we relaxed in the surf. Excellent lunch back on board the catamaran, the drinks kept flowing and the variety was great. On the way back Pancho stopped the boat so that we could catch up with a pod of dolphins who played in our wake. They even let us get into the water to swim with them. Noah helpfully pointed out a sail fish for us. Jumping off the bow of the catamaran and swimming between the pontoons to catch the boom-net was an unexpected highlight. Can't say enough good things about this crew, the tour and this company. They took the time to show that they actually care about the islands and their customers. We will be back!

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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Every time we go on the allycat, we always have so much fun! I've gone with a wedding party and guests, and on a mother and daughter date on it. No matter what size of group you're going with, you're bound to have a good time. The crew knows how to keep everyone happy, are knowledgable and approachable, and even learn everyone's names right away which is always a great way for us sailers to feel welcome onboard. Make sure to bring a hat and lots of sunblock, the day on the boat is an awesome time but that sun will get cha. Perfect day! Can't say enough good things. Thanks Noah and crew!

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Reviewed May 23, 2014

Easy to book and central to Sayulita!
Taxis ready to take you in am. Very competent crew and well managed day. As much booze as you can drink but at the moment so hot I was having H2O chasers! Take lots of sunscreen and keep applying as saw a lot of pink people on the boat.
Bonus saw porpoises and boobies ( I now know there are 2 kinds, these ones are rare birds) with blue feet. Getting zapped by sea lice was not the greatest when swimming but didn't seem to leave any lasting effects! Great boat and seeing others out for the day definitely felt the Ally Cat was the best!

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Reviewed May 22, 2014

This was one of the best days! The captain & crew were fabulous. My husband and I have done quite a few excursions over the years in Mexico, Hawaii & Costa Rica, and we so enjoyed this one the most. Great for all ages!

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Reviewed May 19, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our day on the Ally Cat. The crew was very attentive and the service was great. The food and drinks were delicious. Though the trip was full it didn't feel like there were too many people. We feel that we got great value for the money. It was a highlight of our week in Sayulita.

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