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Oaxaca Cruises & boat tours

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Huatulco: Awakening With Stars and Dolphins Boat Cruise

1. Huatulco: Awakening With Stars and Dolphins Boat Cruise

After pickup at 6:00 AM from your hotel in Huatulco, you’ll head straight to the dock to board your early-morning sightseeing boat on the bay of Santa Cruz. Over the course of your 3-hour cruise, gaze at the stunning, crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, reveling in the beauty of the Oxacan coast. Keep your eyes peeled for the panoply of sea life that call the waters surrounding Huatulco home — like dolphins, manta rays, or massive sea turtles. As you jet through the waters, your expert captain will find the best spots to give you the best chance of seeing the sea’s most beautiful marine life. Relax as you cruise through the calm waters, gazing at the sunrise over the pristine sea. After your cruise, you’ll head back to the dock for convenient transport back to your hotel.

Huatulco: Premium Boat Tour with snorkel experience.

2. Huatulco: Premium Boat Tour with snorkel experience.

Meet your guide to set sail from the Santa Cruz Pier at 09:30 am. Enjoy views of the bay as you head towards your first stop, a hidden beach on the coast of Huatulco National Park only accessible by sea - Chachacual Bay. Drop anchor and enjoy a swim in the calm waters at La India or relax on the sand to soak up the peaceful atmosphere at Chachacual beach. Explore the local reefs and marine species with a snorkel around the bay. Return to the boat to sail on towards Maguey Beach at Cacaluta Bay. Enjoy some beers, sodas or water on board as you catch a glimpse of the Rostro Mixteco rock formations and an island shaped like a turtle. Once you arrive your guide will point you in the direction of a beachfront restaurant where you can enjoy some tropical drinks or freshly caught seafood. You can relax here for 2 hours before boarding the boat once more to return to Santa Cruz.

La Crucecita: Private Yacht Cruise in Huatulco with Drinks

3. La Crucecita: Private Yacht Cruise in Huatulco with Drinks

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in La Crucecita and heads to Huatulco. Hop onboard your private yacht then set sail onto the glistening coast, watching out for dolphins along the way and soaking up epic sea views. Cruise by the area’s many white sandy beaches and beautiful bays, including Santa Cruz, Organo, Maguey, Cacaluta, and Chachacual. Sunbathe on deck and sip on a refreshing beer, or cool off with a swim in the sea and go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life.  There’s also time to stop at a bay of your choice for a stroll along the shore. You can grab a bite to eat at one of the many seafood restaurants, and get a taste of traditional cuisine. At the end of an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to your hotel.

Huatulco Bay: Bahías Boat Tour & Snorkeling Experience

4. Huatulco Bay: Bahías Boat Tour & Snorkeling Experience

Begin your magical tour with pick-up from the lobby of your hotel in Huatulco Bay. Set off for the main bay at Santa Cruz and board the boat in the dock which will host all the fun. On the journey, be delighted with the views of the sea, vegetation, sand, color, and stillness of the waters. Arrive at Chachacual Bay, which an underwater park which belongs to the Huatulco National Park Protected Natural Area. Stop here to practice your snorkeling and get to know the coral reef and marine species. After this, continue the boat tour and admire the beautiful panoramic views. Witness natural formations such as the Bufadero stone face known as the Mixteco Face and an island shaped like a turtle. Then, the captain will take the boat out to sea so you can keep your eyes peeled for other marine species such as dolphin, manta ray, and different species of turtles and birds. Later, move to Maguey Bay to go down once more, swim and enjoy a delicious meal based on seafood. Enjoy the specialties such as fish to size, stuffed pineapple, shrimps, lobster with butter, among others. The approximate stay time to enjoy this beach is 2 hours before starting the return trip. To end this great experience, return to the boat to take some pictures. Continue relaxing with the sea breeze until you reach the Santa Cruz dock, where the units will be waiting to transfer you to your respective hotels.

Puerto Escondido: Boat Cruise and Market Visit

5. Puerto Escondido: Boat Cruise and Market Visit

Marvel at most iconic sites in Puerto Escondido from out on the water before visiting a local market for a cultural experience. Begin your adventure at San Agustinillo, where a boat will be waiting for you. From the boat, you'll be able to admire Puerto Escondido's beautiful coastline, including Zicatela Beach, Puerto Angelito, Manzanillo Beach, Carizalilo, Coral, and Bacocho Beaches. You may also be visited by dolphins, turtles, whales, and other marine wildlife of the region. After this ocean adventure, head back to the city to visit the amazing Benito Juarez Market. Step inside and experience local culture, taste traditional beverages, and savor delicious Oaxacan food like mole, chocolates, and other local products. Especially delicious are the local peanut butter and hibiscus jellies.

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What people are saying about Oaxaca

It was an amazingly fun full day! We were picked up later than described in trip description, but was made up at end of day. Captain and assistant were very attentive, informative and enthusiastic. They played music to our request. Cruised to several of the bays, snorkeled as much as we wanted , swam as much as we wanted and were taken to a beach for a beachside lunch. Captain took us to an area for dolphin watching and kept the beer flowing! We were allowed to take food of our own as well for snacks throughout the day. It really was a very fun day.. If ever I return to Huatulco, I’ll be booking this again! Maybe even a sunset cruise, if available. Keep up the good work!

Excellent tour…incredible guides take care of you and are aware of you at all times…great places and excellent explanations from the guides…widely recommended

Martin fue muy buena gente! La experiencia fue hermosa! Espero visitar de nuevo y recomendar esto a otras personas :)

Excellent attention and service, the crew is very friendly and they know the bays very well.

Beautiful way to spend the day in Comfort with quality folks!