Our trip sailing the waters just off the Yucatan Peninsula's northeast coast, provides a taste of the excitement and luxury combined with exploration of beautiful white sand beaches, rich local Mayan history and pristine underwater wilderness unique to the region’s spectacular reefs and atolls. You can get a perfect vacation along the coast of Mexican Caribbean and combine with a few days aboard of our luxury catamaran. This cruising vacation gives you a glimpse of the less traveled path and introduces you to the quaint island lifestyle of Isla Mujeres, the beautiful beaches and natural parks of Contoy and the historic ruins reserved only for those of us under sail.
Guests are amazed by the abundant sea life they encounter on this extraordinary vacation. From dolphins, sea turtles and beautiful coral to the amazing whale sharks, this experience is one which will create memories of a lifetime. For the cost conscious traveler looking for the convenient escape to paradise, this is the perfect opportunity. Major international airlines as well as charter airlines have direct or connecting flights to Cancun every day. Now more than ever Cancun International Airport is easily accessible from almost every major city in the world. From the United States, you can take advantage of extremely affordable, direct flights. Leave your home in the morning and in only a few hours you’ll be enjoying the beautiful waters of the Mexican Caribbean from the bow of our catamaran.
Below is a description of suggested Itinerary but places visited and sequence may vary due to weather conditions, wind direction, waves and tides. And also our clients' wishes of course. Please note that the meals are included in this experience, all but one dinner that you will enjoy ashore in a restaurant.
4 Day Sailing Tour around Cancun and Mexican Caribbean Islands - Suggested Itinerary.
Upon arrival into Cancun’s international airport, you will meet our shuttle to take you on a 25 minute ride to our departure base located at Marina Hacienda del Mar, in the north of Cancun. At five o’clock we welcome you aboard with a cocktail as we get to know each other and discuss the plan for the coming days.
After a light breakfast we begin our first sail for Boca Iglesias. Around the ocean side of Contoy Island, on the way we’ll enjoy some fishing in hopes of securing a ‘catch of the day’. Upon arriving at Boca Iglesias we’ll view the ruins of a 16th century Spanish Colonial Church, where in 1523 Francisco Montejo Jr. led an expedition ashore and was attacked by the local Maya. To reach the ruins will be a day of adventure, but prior to our arrival we stop to snorkel in search of octopus and lobster. After lunch on board we start our journey to the Church.
To reach the abandoned site of Boca Iglesias we navigate through the mangroves and walk through a dense jungle. During the hike, keep your eyes to the trees which are home to the local spider monkeys. Following our excursion we return to the yacht for a relaxing dinner and cocktails.
In the morning, we set sail to the island of Cayo Sucio (Dirty Cay). We break up this two hour sail with a stop at Coco Reef for some amazing snorkeling. Upon arrival at Cayo Sucio, our crew will prepare lunch while you can explore in the sea kayak or swim and snorkel nearby. Today, After lunch we invite you to relax on the beach or snorkel just off the coast where you may encounter a wide variety of sea life including turtles and manta rays. These waters are also a popular location for whale shark viewing! One of the largest living fish species, the whale shark is a gentle giant and poses no danger to snorkelers and divers. They do offer a spectacular photo opportunity and can be a definite highlight of the day’s activities
We awake to the smell of fresh coffee and enjoy a delicious breakfast prior to our sail to Isla Mujeres, ‘The Island of Women’. The story of Isla Mujeres provides a colorful history which explains how the island got it’s name. In 1517, when the Spanish expedition led by Francisco Hernandez Cordova, landed here they discovered a stone temple filled with female shaped Mayan idols. These idols represented the goddess Ixchel, the goddess of fertility. Today, Isla Mujeres has earned the reputation of being the region’s more laid back and relaxing island offering a quaint little downtown with local shops, beautiful beaches and restaurants.
During this 2 hour sail to Isla Mujeres, we stop for a quick dip and some snorkeling before we arrive at Villa Vera Marina. Here we hop on a golf cart for a tour of the island, stopping to take in the sights of downtown followed by lunch back on the catamaran. After an afternoon of sailing around the island and exploring the beaches, we head back to the marina and enjoy cocktails prior to dinner ashore and exploring the entertainment options of downtown Isla Mujeres.
After breakfast we set sail south navigating the bay waters and the coral reef stopping on the way to enjoy the spectacular snorkeling in the waters of “El Angel Reef” and the sunken shipwreck of “Triunfador”, then we sail back to Cancun and our home base at Hacienda del Mar Marina where we say our goodbyes and exchange emails to share our wonderful photos and memories of an unforgettable vacation.
Included in this experience is the following:
The price in USD for this 4 day package is $8'890.