Aboard this 66 foot catamaran sailboat you’ll spend an amazing day cruising along Costa Rica’s Gold Coast. The attentive crew will pamper you with cold tropical drinks as you laze around the spacious deck enjoying the sun or finding a comfortable spot in the shade. Along the way you might like to use the trolling line to catch a fish. You’ll drop anchor in the bay of a remote island where you can snorkel or swim to shore. Afterwards you’ll enjoy a freshly prepared lunch before heading back along the coastline. On the afternoon cruise you’ll have a chance to watch a spectacular sunset.
You’ll be picked up and brought to the beach where you will meet the friendly crew who will help you into a dinghy for a short ride out to the anchored catamaran. Capable of speeds up to 25 knots under sail, this immaculate, custom designed, well appointed multi-hull is sometimes called the Rolls Royce of Costa Rica’s day sailing charters.
Once onboard you can explore the expansive topsides, absorbing the nautical nooks and crannies where you’ll spend your time luxuriating. Maybe you would like to sit and gaze off the bow, scanning the seas for dolphins, flying fish or even a breaching whale in season.
Your accommodating crew will greet you with a cold tropical drink as you begin today’s cruise. Gliding gently through the water you’ll follow the beautiful Guanacaste coastline with its white sand beaches, mountainous background and tropical jungles. The captain will be looking for the best snorkeling areas based on the current weather conditions of the day.
After about an hour of sailing, the anchor will drop at a remote island beach and the crew will unpack the well maintained, clean, quality snorkeling gear. If you are not a fan of snorkeling, you can always go for a swim off the boat or over to the beach to hunt for shells. You can also opt to try out a Stand Up Paddle board or use a pool noodle floatation device.
Underwater life in this area includes over 70 species of colorful reef fish such as angel fish, sergeant majors or the ever friendly pufferfish. Also you might see octopus, spotted rays, or one of the many varieties of sea turtles. It is impossible to predict just what will be visible on any given day due to the ever changing conditions, but the fun is in the exploration!
You will spend up to an hour and a half frolicking in the water, beachcombing or sunning yourself on deck listening to good music before lunch will be ready. Lunch onboard the Marlin del Rey is a light meal consisting of either a chicken dish or pasta salad, chips with homemade guacamole dip with the traditional Costa Rican pico de gallo salsa, fresh fruit and homemade chocolate chip cookies. With an open bar you are welcome to a cold refreshing drink of your choice throughout the day.
Heading back to the beach you might enjoy a little onboard dancing or just relaxing after all the day’s recreational activities. You can spend time getting to know your congenial crew members with their natural Costa Rican charm and learn a bit about the culture. On the afternoon sunset cruise, you’ll watch the magical disappearing act of the setting sun as it sinks into the sea sending out colorful rays shooting across the sky.
This half day sailing tour includes round trip transportation, licensed captain and bilingual crew, snorkeling equipment, open bar, fresh fruit snacks and a light meal. One way transport time can take up to an hour and forty five minutes depending on traffic and the location of your lodging.