8 Hour All Day Catamaran Charter
On arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly English and Spanish speaking staff. They will check you in prior to boarding, direct you to the restrooms (although remember there are two onboard) and answer any last minute questions you may have. It is always better to arrive around 15 minutes of departure time. As your catamaran charter will last for the whole day we will discuss the best departure time to suit your group and this will be confirmed on your booking confirmation.
Your bilingual guide will collect you from the shop and take you to the boat. Our crew are all extremely competent, experienced and just generally great guys! We are proud of the fact that most of them have worked for Fat Cat for 10 years or more. The crew will ensure that everyone gets on board safely and is seated for the safety briefing. Your safety is our first priority so we ask for your undivided attention to this briefing before the fun begins.
You will be setting sail from the Marina Puerto Aventuras a beautiful community on the Mayan Riviera. As you head out onto the Caribbean ocean you will be stunned at the clarity of the turquoise water and the undisturbed powder white beaches which you will cruise past. With the whole day ahead of you there is no rush to arrive at a destination. Depending on the wind direction the crew will take every opportunity to turn off the engines, raise the sail and allow you to unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquility. Sun lovers can head out to the nets and soak up some Mexican sun. For those who prefer a little more shade, there are ample spots to sit and catch up with family and friends. Our crew will be on hand to answer any questions you may have but more importantly, they will be there to serve you platters of delicious, fresh, tropical fruit. The bar will be opened and our bartender will be there to keep your glass topped up. Included in our complimentary bar you can enjoy a selection of Corona beers, our famous rum punch or a margarita. We also serve rum, vodka, a selection of mixers and plenty of purified water. Specialty drinks can be added to your charter package.
Whilst sailing your crew will be happy to put the fishing lines out. If you catch anything they will be happy to put it on ice if you wish to take it back to your villa or hotel to be cooked.
You can sail towards the vibrant city of Playa del Carmen and marvel at the stunning beaches and the turquoise rolling ocean from the privacy of your catamaran. You can then head south towards Bahia Ihna where the catamaran slips onto the inside of the reef where you will anchor in the shallow protected waters. This makes getting on and off the catamaran easy and safe and also means that anyone choosing to stay on board and not snorkel can enjoy being anchored in calm waters.
Bahia Ihna has a vibrant reef teeming with a variety of tropical fish. Your guide will take you on a tropical snorkeling safari! Where you can expect to encounter sea turtles, rays and many varieties of tropical fish including damselfish, drum fish, angel fish, parrot fish and many more.
Anyone in the group who does not wish to snorkel will be well looked after on board by our experienced knowledgeable crew. From the comfort of the boat, they can watch the marine life swimming around the crystal clear waters.
As your group returns to the boat the crew will help everyone off with their snorkel equipment and offer you a refreshing cocktail, beer or soda to quench your thirst. They will also serve you some lunch of homemade ceviche, salsa and guacamole with chips and freshly prepared baguettes. If you have chosen any additional food they will serve it at this time also.
After a tasty lunch on board, you can spend time relaxing with friends, swimming or take a siesta in the shade. When the group is ready the crew will lift the anchor and head South in the direction of Puerto Aventuras. A little south of the main marina they will take you on a slow cruise along the beautiful canals where you will see some stunning multi-million dollar homes and private yachts.
You will then head to an area of protected water where your crew will anchor for you to enjoy a spectacular phenomenon. In this area the cool waters from the cenotes under the ocean floor jet through the sand. We like to think of this as a Mayan jacuzzi! You will be encouraged to wear your life jacket like a diaper at this point and bob in these waters whilst enjoying a beer or cocktail. This is also the best opportunity to jump off the side of your private catamaran into the turquoise Caribbean and hope that someone is on hand to catch the moment on camera! If you find all the fresh air has been more tiring than you expected simply ask your crew for a delicious cocktail find a comfortable seat, sit back, relax and enjoy the sunset!
As you head back to the marina your crew will give you the opportunity to share a small tequila to toast your memorable day. The crew will be there to assist you in getting off the boat and heading to your transport or villa where we are sure the chat at the dinner table will be all about your exclusive private charter on Fat Cat!