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La Crucecita: Private Yacht Cruise in Huatulco with Drinks

1. 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

2. 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.

Visit the Bays of Huatulco by Boat

3. Visit the Bays of Huatulco by Boat

The best way to get to know the beauty of Huatulco is to tour its bays by boat. Get panoramic views of the bays of Santa Cruz, Organo, Maguey, Cacaluta, and Chachacual, and stop at 1 of them to snorkel and look for fish and other marine life. During your stop at 1 of Huatulco's beautiful bays, you'll get time to swim and snorkel amongst beautiful reefs or, if sunbathing is your plan, relax on the beach on your own towel or lounge chair (lounge chairs are not included). Enjoy the passing panoramic views throughout the cruise, and end your day at the Bay of Maguey to enjoy a delicious seafood lunch. Afterward, relax or take a swim before returning to your hotel.

Huatulco: Rafting, Snorkelling and Scenic View Tour

4. Huatulco: Rafting, Snorkelling and Scenic View Tour

You'll start the adventure by rafting down the Copalita River. Your instructor will teach you how to easily row together as a team, making this a fun, collaborative descent. Continue the journey by visiting one of the main beaches in the area, La Entrega. At this beautiful beach, you'll be able to do the second activity, snorkelling. Make sure you take in all of the beautiful coral that the area is known for as well as admiring the many marine species that live here. Then, visit five of the main viewpoints in Huatulco: Mirador de la Bocana, Tangolunda, Santa Cruz, the Delivery and the Lighthouse. Once more, you'll be accompanied by your guide who will provide all the information regarding the history and culture of this area, which will make the visit much more interesting and engaging.

Puerto Escondido: Huatulco Snorkel Adventure with Transfer

5. Puerto Escondido: Huatulco Snorkel Adventure with Transfer

The experience begins with pickup from your accommodation in Puerto Escondido and heads to Huatulco, home to white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Huatulco is a pollution-free, protected natural area, and has an array of marine species including puffer fish, starfish, and more. Follow your instructor into the waters of La Entrega, less than 10 minutes away from the Main Bay of Santa Cruz. Explore this impressive underwater landscape, and admire the exotic marine life that lives here. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, there’s time to grab lunch at a local beachfront restaurant (not included). At the end of an epic adventure, relax on the return journey to your accommodation.

From Puerto Escondido: Huatulco 7 Bays Tour

6. From Puerto Escondido: Huatulco 7 Bays Tour

Start the adventure with pickup from the lobby of your hotel in Puerto Escondido. Travel to Huatulco, and as you drive, be amazed by vibrant small towns that line the side of the road on the Oaxacan Coast. Begin your tour of the 7 bays at Santa Cruz Bay, where you will board a boat. Set off to explore all 7 of the bays as you admire the beautiful landscapes, the 'bufadero', and the lighthouse. Pass by Chahue Bay, La Entrega Bay, and Cacaluta Bay which is the filming location for several notable Mexican movies. Fall in love with El Organo Bay, where the natural scenery will leave you speechless. After this, marvel at the virgin sandy beach at the Chachacual National Park. Here, explore the reef with a snorkel or simply relax on the sand. With any luck, you might spot some dolphins, whales, or turtles. Then, return to Maguey Bay, to enjoy unique Oaxacan dishes and seafood at a local restaurant (not included in the price). Return to Santa Cruz where a van will take you to the village of La Crucecita. See the famous main church and visit the viewpoint that is perfect for taking photos. Stop at some local spots where you can taste mezcal, quesillo, chapulines, and mole. Then finally, end your tour by climbing back into the van and returning to Puerto Escondido.

Puerto Escondido: Dolphin Watching

7. Puerto Escondido: Dolphin Watching

Get picked up in the morning before driving to Puerto Angelito Beach where you will be boarding a boat to start the tour. With the help of your local guide’s knowledge, you’ll sail the Pacific Ocean in search of diverse marine wildlife as well as dolphins swimming and playing in their natural habitat. Once you find these beautiful creatures, you will be able to admire and listen to them in their natural environment. You’ll have to get your cameras ready to take some memorable photos and videos as your new swimming friends join you on your trip. You also get free time to swim with them if the conditions are optimal.

Puerto Escondido: Kayaking in Puerto Suelo

8. Puerto Escondido: Kayaking in Puerto Suelo

After pickup from your Puerto Escondido accommodation, make your way to the beach to learn the fastest-growing water sport in the world. Drive to the picturesque area of Puerto Suelo, where you are run through a SUP tutorial and receive your life jacket.  Here you will board a small panga boat to reach the Ocean Side with a breathtaking view. From here, board the kayaks to start the adventure throughout the lagoon to observe a variety of endemic and migratory birds. After proceeding through the mangrove tunnels you will head upriver to enjoy the breathtaking views. Continue throughout the river until you reach the sandbar and return back to the kayak dock.

From Puerto Escondido: Birdwatching on a Boat

9. From Puerto Escondido: Birdwatching on a Boat

Start the tour with pick up from the lobby of your hotel in Puerto Escondido. Then, set off on an adventure to Manialtepec Lagoon in 'Las Negras' town where a boat will be waiting for you. Climb aboard and begin exploring the lagoon and its wonderful natural refuge of migratory and local birds. Navigate through the dense vegetation so you can see the different kinds of mangroves. After 2 hours of sailing, reach the end of the lagoon where you can observe the union of the river, the sea and the lagoon - an impressive view. Next, sail up the Manialtepec River until you will arrive at Puerto Suelo, a beautiful beach where you can disembark to take a walk, swim or enjoy a delicious meal in the palapas. After approximately 1.5 hours of exploring here, take the boat to go back to the community. Here, a van will be waiting to return you to Puerto Escondido.

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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!

Picked up at hotel on time. Only the 4 of us on trip. Lovely ride on lake and river seeing many different birds. Guides were really helpful and had books to show us the birds in different languages. Stopped at fishing boats who showed us their catches. Beach was huge and deserted. Massive surf. Just had a coffee and coco..not great. Superb trip, highly recommend

Comfortable boat that held a lot of people but we were only 17 . Got the opportunity to see a killer whale and her baby. Ride lovely and meal on beach good. Snorkeling was awesome!

So much fun. Our guides and driver were delightful. Went above and beyond to make it a very fun day. Highly recommend. Cheers!

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