Home Port: Puerto Aventuras marina (a 20-minute drive south of Playa del Carmen).
Is there a better way to spend an afternoon than sailing along the Mayan Riviera on your own private charter tour? We don't think so, and anyone who has been aboard our 46-foot catamaran for an afternoon on the Mexican Caribbean will agree. Snorkel, swim, or sit back and soak up the sun - it's your tour. We specialize in weddings, family reunions, memorial services, corporate events, and other occasions to remember.
At Paradise Catamarans, we work hard to create memories to last a lifetime. Our 46-foot catamaran has been customized for fun and comfort, with plenty of room to stretch out and easy access to the water.
The Mexican Caribbean is our home, and we'll treat you to an experience you won't find anywhere else. For the snorkeling portion of your charter tour, we've picked a beautiful location not far from an untouched area of the Mexican Caribbean accessible only by sea. The In-Ha inlet offers underwater attractions for all skill levels. Sheltered from strong currents and shaped roughly like a horseshoe, In-Ha provides a natural sanctuary to tropical marine life.
You'll swim at your own pace above the seabed below, with an unhurried view of the coral reef and marine life, under the supervision of your snorkeling guide. A "Fish Identification Card" is available upon request to help you better understand the diversity of the Riviera Maya ecosystem. Whether you are snorkeling in the shallows or exploring deeper areas that extend down to 25 feet, you'll enjoy every minute of your time in the water.
Because safety always comes first at Paradise Catamarans, our English-speaking host will conduct a safety briefing as we set sail and provide snorkeling instruction once we reach the reef. We employ professional snorkeling guides with CPR and first aid certifications. One of our guides is assigned to supervise no more than twelve snorkelers.
Our top-quality equipment complements the professionalism of our guides. You'll appreciate our semi-dry, high-performance snorkels. Unlike the cheaper models commonly provided to tourists, the purge valves in semi-dry snorkels minimize the amount of water entering the breathing tubes. Moreover, all of our equipment is sterilized after each use. (For the sake of the environment, we encourage our guests to use the sterilized, high-performance snorkels we stock. However, new single-use snorkel tubes are also available.)
In addition to the fun in the water, relaxing on the Paso Doble has its own rewards. Our guests are welcome to enjoy complimentary soft drinks, juices, and bottled water. As an option, you may request a premium international open bar and/or assortment of hors d'oeuvres and sandwiches. Our selection of spirits includes scotch, whisky, vodka, rum, gin, wine, beer, tequila, rum punch, and margaritas. (For safety reasons, alcohol is not served until after the completion of water activities.) Our hors d'oeuvres and sandwiches menu typically includes roast beef baguettes, biscuits with prosciutto and cheese, croissants with ham and cheese, tropical garden and lettuce salad, fresh Mexican salsa with chips, and fresh fruit. The Paso Doble also features a shaded seating area, a high-quality sound system, and bathroom facilities.
Charter schedule: Please click our tour schedule calendar (see the link to the right) to find a date that fits your plans. Our charter rates feature four full hours aboard the Paso Doble. (On many days, we may be able to start your tour later in the afternoon to give you an ocean view of sunset on the Mexican Caribbean.)
Base Price: $1,200.00.
Length of tour: 4 hours.
Tour Options (Prices in US dollars)
|$7||2-hour Open Beer Bar (per person price)|
|$15||2-hour Open Bar and Beer (per person price)|
|$16||Hors d'oeuvres and Sandwiches only (per person price)|
Max. Capacity of Tour: 24 guests
For groups with more than 24 guests, please contact us.
How to Meet Us:
We can arrange transportation as an option from many of the Mayan Riviera's leading hotels and resorts. Otherwise, you can meet as at the marina in Puerto Aventuras. If you're driving from Playa del Carmen or Cancun, head south on Highway 307 to Tulum and Chetumal until you reach Puerto Aventuras. Go straight through the main gate until you come to the marina, then bear left and continue on the main road, passing the Dolphin Discovery Center. Take the first right turn on Caleta Xel Ha street and continue over the white bridge. (The Dreams Hotel will be on your left). Parking is available along this street. Our staff will meet you at the white bridge.
14 days before your tour, we will send you an email to remind you of where and when to meet us. In the meantime, we invite you to view a map of our marina location in Puerto Aventuras.
What to Bring:
We will provide high-quality snorkeling equipment, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. You may want to bring the following items:
Biodegradable reef-safe sunscreen.
Swimsuit and cover-up.
iPods and CDs.
PLEASE NOTE: For safety reasons alcohol is not served until after the completion of water activities.
Refunds and Balance Payments:
For our charter tours, you will receive a full refund if you cancel your reservation at least 7 days in advance. We also ask that you submit any changes to your guest list at least 3 days before your charter so we can finalize our preparations for transportation, food, and staffing. Needless to say, you will receive a full refund if weather conditions or other factors force us to cancel your reservation. Balance payments in Mexico must be paid in cash with U.S. dollars or Mexican pesos. If you wish to pay your balance in advance by credit card, a surcharge of 4 percent of the payment amount will be charged to your credit card.