Let’s go sailing for the perfect mix of relaxation, recreation and Nature! Aboard a comfortable 40 foot catamaran, you’ll be wined and dined as you cruise the blue Pacific coastline before dropping anchor at a beautiful secluded bay. Here you’ll enjoy options to snorkel, kayak, paddle board, swim, beachcomb or just laze around on deck. With courteous crew, open bar and delicious meal and snacks, this cruise should provide everything you need to relax and enjoy a perfect time out on the water. Available for both morning and afternoon half day cruises, you might choose to start your day with fresh ocean breezes or catch a spectacular sunset before returning to shore.
To start off you’ll be picked up from your lodging and brought to the beach in Tamarindo. Here you’ll meet your bilingual crew who will help as you wade out in knee deep water to board a skiff that will take you to where the boat is moored.
When you step onto the spacious deck, you’ll discover the added stability of a multi-hull designed sailboat as you leisurely explore the many areas for sunning and lounging as well as the shaded main salon. You’ll also find a clean bathroom onboard. Whether you opt for the Morning Cruise or the Afternoon Sunset Cruise, both include guided snorkeling, a meal and a variety of recreational water activities.
You will be greeted with light snacks including a fresh fruit plate and baked goods with orange juice. After leaving the mooring, the open bar will continually provide you with beverages of your choice. Sailing north for approximately one hour, you can direct your gaze to the shoreline or out to sea. If you want to fish the crew will break out the fishing gear so you can go trolling. You can also ask the captain if you could take a turn sailing the boat.
Depending on current weather conditions, the captain will drop anchor in a secluded cove, choosing the best site for underwater exploration The crew will distribute the well maintained, clean snorkeling gear for those wishing to go on a guided snorkeling expedition.
The underwater world hosts over 70 species of colorful tropical reef fish, puffer fish, moray eels and octopi of assorted sizes, as well as occasional sightings of rays and sea turtles swimming languidly through these pristine aquamarine waters. It is impossible to predict what you will see on any given day but that is part of the fun treasure diving to see what you can find.
Above water you can easily enter the kayaks using the built in stairs leading into the sea off the ship’s stern. Or learn Stand Up Paddling with the help of the crew. Or you may decide to take a swim to the beach where you can walk along and look for shells. Some people like to just stay onboard listening to Latin music, American pop or rock with a cold beer or cocktail, luxuriating in the tranquility of the bay.
You are sure to work up an appetite and the crew will be ready with a meal of freshly made chicken fajitas or arroz con pollo (a typical dish of delicious chicken and rice) plus an assortment of veggies, chips and dip and topped off with homemade banana bread. Afterwards you’ll head back to Tamarindo with a little lively dancing onboard. Along the way you may see dolphins, sea turtles or if you are very lucky, a whale sighting!
If you opted for the Sunset Cruise you can enjoy having Happy Hour as you sail along the coast catching the spectacular rays of the sun setting over the ocean.
Back at the beach your transportation will be waiting to return you to your lodging. Depending on traffic conditions and the location of your lodging, one way transport can take up to 30 minutes.