Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:37 AM
Who is reliable vendor and what is the cost for a small group of four people?
Other info that may be helpful:
- We are staying in Sayulita, so obviously prefer to leave from the Sayulita area.
- We are a small group of 4 people and prefer a boat that holds no more than 6-8 people.
- We prefer a boat with a motor that can move fast and get us to the Islands as quickly as possible. We are not interested in sailing, party boats or a boats that moves slow.
- We are NOT interested in whale watching. It's nice if we see them, but our interest is getting to the Islands to relax, snorkel, explore.
Any and all replies are appreciated.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:03 PM
I would take a taxi to Punta Mita and rent one of the boats from the local co-op.
The cost is $1200 pesos for a couple of hours, no matter how many of you there are.
You will not need to share the boat with other people.
A longer trip may be arranged. It is a short ride out to the islands.
Take a cooler with drinks and a picnic - you might have to swim it in, we have before.
Chances are the whales will be gone some time this month but you might see dolphins and turtles.
We go all the time and have always found the boat captains to be pleasant and very accommodating.
Feel free to tip him when you get back - things are not as busy as they used to be.
There are lots of beach front restaurants for apres boating; you can't beat Tino's for drop dead location, views and service on the sand.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:23 PM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:43 AM
I own a business in Sayulita called Sayulita Entourage. We can definitely organize a trip for you. What we charge for a 3 hour tour is 250 usd. We leave from Punta de Mita (where you will be taken by taxi) so no time of the 3 hours will be wasted in reaching the islands. Included in the price we offer, as I said, transportation to and from Punta de Mita, snorkeling equipment, food (ceviche) and drinks.
You can find us on line www.sayulitaentourage.com, facebook and trip advisor.
Definitely worth it!
Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:42 PM
You can snorkel, but itīs off the boat. As I understand it you are allowed to sit on the lovely but tiny beach, but any other exploring on the land (mostly rocks) is prohibited by law.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:49 PM
I've received a wide range of prices from others via PM.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:17 PM
Have fun! and the quick drive from Sayulita to Punta is the way to go...especially if you do not want to 'boat around'....And the home made ceviche is great too
Jeff and Shelly