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Picante Sailing Catamaran

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Address: Yates del Sol, S.A. DE C.V., Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 755 554 2694
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Cast off from Zihuatanejo Bay to the beautiful, secluded white sand beach...

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.

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I would never come to Zihu without doing the Picante sunset cruise. I am not a huge fan of boats but I felt very safe on this beautiful, well maintained large catamaran. Drinks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
CathP027
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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180 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would never come to Zihu without doing the Picante sunset cruise. I am not a huge fan of boats but I felt very safe on this beautiful, well maintained large catamaran. Drinks flow freely (word of advise - pace yourself). Great music, great service from staff and a very tasty snack/light meal - chicken kabobs, rice, guacamole & chips.... More 

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Newfoundland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the day tour on the catamaran from Zihuatanejo yesterday. It was an amazing day. The Picante crew were extremely attentive and professional. We were served a beautiful fresh lunch, and there was lots of cold beer, wine & mixed drinks. The views of the shoreline and Ocean were just beautiful. Although on the pricy side in comparison to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Nice catamaran sunset trip. Boat was not too crowded and the service was very good. Boat travelled far out and circled around the big rocks in the ocean which was nice. The van ride to/from the boat dock takes a long time, especially when you have to pick up other guests, so you may want to consider a taxi. I... More 

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hola Chris_Jacobs43! Thank you for taking time to post your review! We hope you do return again for another amazing trip on board the Picante! We look forward to it! Best Regards, The Picante Crew More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Our sailing excursion on the Picante was the highlight of our activities in Zihuantanejo! The vessel was perfect and the staff so friendly and attentive. The snorkeling spot was beautiful and provided us with a vast area to explore. Lunch was satisfying, and the funnest part was spinnaker flying - an unexpected thrill! If I return to Zihuantanejo, I will... More 

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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hola Julie! Thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased that you enjoyed sailing with us and the were able to truly appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us... thrown in with a bit of fun! We hope you do return to Zihuatanejo, and join us again for another sailing adventure! Best Regards from the Picante Crew More 

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

What a great way to spend a few hours out on the water. Picante is a 75 foot (37' wide) Catamaran that comfortably carry's 30 - 40 people. Captain Kevin and Crew are gregarious, professional and attentive. Our group took the Snorkeling tour, leaving at 10 am. I had no great expectations for this part of the world with regard... More 

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hola Doug M! Thank you for posting your review! We appreciate your words, and I will happily respond to your concern about anchoring so far: We cannot anchor any closer, as we do not want to damage the reef. We do recommend to all to wear life vests, as the currents can change at any moment, even on a calm... More 

Aurora, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This was my 4th trip on Picante. Always a fun day. Great crew food service and fun. Book online vs thru your hotel to save $$. Snorkeling spot was so colourful with fish. Follow Fernandes to see the most water creatures. Thanks again.

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hola Carlouborn! Thank you for continuing to choose us to sail with on your vacation! We love hearing that you are one of our many repeat guests. Your review says it all - 4th trip! We are waiting on your 5th and counting!! Best regards, The Picante Crew More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Been on dozens of these catamaran sails. This one was great. The snorkeling was a bit off, but that was no fault of the crew or Boat.... Visibility was poor. Food was good, Drinks were great, service was outstanding! Captain was hilarious and knowledgable. Secret: Get in line for the spinnaker fly at the end.... Holly >>>> tons of fun!

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PicanteCatamaran, Public Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hola Pete! Thanks for taking time to write your review! Hopefully on your return the snorkeling will be better. We very much appreciate your kind words; our crew works hard ot make sure everyone has a great time. Come back soon! Best regards, The Picante Crew More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This cruise was fantastic and well worth the money. The crew was extremely entertaining as well as great hosts. The captain had a very unique personality and explained various sightings throughout the cruise. As a biology person I was very excited to see dolphins swimming about and other features that were enthralling. The selection of drinks was prime as I... More 

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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hola, Baah P Munnie! Thank you for posting your review! We are glad you came out sailing with us and had a great time, as that is what our crew strives for! As for the food, you may not have been informed that it was simply hors d'oeuvres that are served on the sunset cruise, and not a dinner. We... More 

Denver
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We have been out on the Picante every time we visit Ixtapa which is once a year in March. We either do the snorkeling tour or the sunset tour or sometimes both! Fernando is fun!

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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hola, LoveMexicoDenver! Thank you for that short but very sweet review! Your words made our crew smile (not just Fernando!!)! Thank you for continuing to come sailing with us, and we look forward to your return! Best Regards to You and Yours, The Picante Crew More 

Ixtapa, Mexico
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

It was a fabulous evening,great staff,good food.The captain did a good job.A good bunch of people aboard.

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PicanteCatamaran, Guest Relations Manager at Picante Sailing Catamaran, responded to this review

Hola, Jane! Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you had a great time, and we hope you come back sailing with us again soon! Best Regards to You and Yours, The Picante Crew More 

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