The boat is nice. Crew was good and fun. However, the seas were rough and we proceeded all the Dow to a reef that i am sure the captain new we were not going to be able to snorkel at because of the rough seas. We could have gotten our “ocean sailing” experience in 30 minutes and the gone to the cove where we ended up and had a great time. Instead of 2 hours at sea with most of the passengers not feeling well, we could have cut to the chase and just anchored in the cove and had a longer better time.
The reason I gave this rating is because everything was great on the cruise except for the rough seas, which I understand is out of your control but it took away our chance to snorkel which was what I was looking forward to the most, however the crew made our experience very enjoyable. :)
The sea was a bit rough and the captain decided to bring us in a quite place for us to enjoy the sun. It was a verygood idea and we had very good afternoon. Thanks a lot
The crew was great, the boat is well designed and clean, and we had a nice time. It was not worth the money due to the timing and quality of the meal. It came off the grill at least 45 min after it was supposed to, which left no time for swimming afterward. The food, which is billed as a big part of the trip, was disappointing. For one, you should have snacks and fruit available during the trip. Nominal cost and a good feature for some of us. Second, a pan of macaroni and iceberg lettuce salad are marginal sides when some vegetables could be grilled in minutes. If it weren’t for the crew, the rating would have been lower considering the cost.
The staff were amazing as always!
Generally a nice cruise. We enjoyed the sailing, snorkeling, and the slide. However, for all of the hype about the food, it was just ok. Yes, there were steak and lobster on the menu, but I don't think the quality is enough to justify the extra cost. The snorkeling was fine but the site was pretty murky and we had to anchor pretty far from the reef. It would also be great if there were more actual sailing (sail up, motor off).
The snorkeling was difficult given the waves that were encountered. I was under impression that the tour had another stop in a shallower area so that my kids could enjoy the snorkeling. Otherwise, it was great!
My family of 5 had a fantastic day on the Catamaya. The boat is beautiful, the bathrooms are clean and the crew was great. The slide that you can use after the snorkeling part while waiting for lunch to be served is an added bonus. Thanks for making my son's first time on a sailboat a very memorable experience.
the crew was very fun and it was my first adventure and I really enjoyed it! food and entertainment was fantastic!
We were on a sailing trip and because people were feeling sick we were told the sails weren’t going to go up and there were many disappointed people and we had to ask to have the sails put up there was no wine and the food was ok the crew however was great and super fun!
Hands down the best sailing cruise! From the boat, lunch, locations, the crew, the slide, open bar, transportation ...I can go on and on about how wonderful our sailing time was! Such an amazing time snorkeling- seeing huge turtles and sting rays! Sat up front and enjoying sailing and sunshine! The lobster Lunch was fabulous! The only boat around with open bar, a slide and a tiki bar! If you want a good time, Catamaya is the way to go! You won’t be disappointed! We will definitely plan to come back and sail with them again!
The crew was friendly and attentive. Plenty of fun, lunch was good.
Dancing was great.
My Catamaya adventure was honestly one of the greatest experiences of my life. The captain and crew were top-notch from the time I stepped foot onboard to the time I stepped back into my sandals at the docking point.
The day we sailed was a windy one, and there were definitely lots of whitecaps to be seen in the water. While it was my first time experiencing a catamaran adventure, at no time did I feel nervous or unsafe, despite the swells. It was clear that passenger safety was the primary focus, followed closely by customer service. The crew were friendly and hospitable, always with a smile on their face and checking in to see that you were okay and didn't need anything. Your beverage was hardly empty when they were there to offer/bring you a refill.
We were fortunate to be one of the few who didn't get a bit seasick on the rough waters, but watching the way the crew stepped in to care for those who were feeling ill was truly comforting. There was no joking or teasing, just true care, concern and compassion for those who needed it most.
Due to the somewhat turbulent waters, and higher-than-normal swells, the crew stated that only experienced snorkelers were permitted to jump overboard to snorkel the reef, as advertised on the tour website that I'd read. About half of our group, myself included, hit the refreshing water along with two guides. Seeing the beauty and splendour of the sealife in their natural habitat was truly amazing. When a large stingray swam below me I was astonished and amazed, not too mention unbelievably thankful. While I would have loved to have been able to enjoy the reef for a longer time, I understood that the other passengers onboard were looking forward to calmer waters where they too could experience some time in the water.
Back onboard we toured back to a calmer area, where everyone was welcomed and encouraged to jump in and cool off - or better yet, slide down the onboard waterslide and splash into the cool Carribean water below. Again you were permitted to take a mask and snorkel (which I did) and look around. I saw a few smaller fish near the seawall, but nothing compared to the abundance I'd seen at the reef. The Corona surfboard bar tethered in the water made for an unforgettable spot to enjoy an ice cold cervasa. While we were stopped at this stop, they stoked up the barbecues and cooked a truly delicious meal, offering your choice of lobster, chicken/vegetable skewers/steak or hamburger, accompanied by green salad and pasta salad. While you actually chose your entree before you even boarded the vessel, there was lots of food leftover, so you were able to help yourself to as much as you could possibly want. We definitely got our money's worth in the food/beverage department.
After eating, I (and a couple of others) went back in the water for one more dip, At no time during this part of the tour did you feel rushed or hurried. You were welcome to enjoy the water for as long as you wanted.
Once we were all "swam out", we took a quick seven-minute (or so) boat ride back to marina from which we'd departed, happy, sunsoaked, and truly grateful for an unforgettable adventure under the Mexico sun.
I would highly, highly, highly recommend Catamaya for anyone wanting a unique catamaran adventure in Riviera Maya.
The tour needs to be about an hour longer. The snorkeling could be a but longer as well as the sail home. We have been several times and we always feel a bit rushed. The food, the drinks, the crew and everything else is all terrific.
We were really happy with the overall experience. The reef snorkeling was amazing, open bar and a super fun crew made this a memorable experience. Highly recommended.
The catamaran was awesome, the site we went snorkeling to was beautiful and the crew was entertaining and accommodating. The reasons for the less than 5 stars: 1. too many people on the boat. 2. because there were too many people, snorklers kept running into each other (now I know people just need to pay attention, but with people being people, less numbers would be good). 3. more snorkeling time would have been awesome it went by quickly, we spent more time avoiding people and not enjoying the surroundings.
The catamaya was excellent as well as the staff. They interacted with their guest which made the experience much more worth while. The food was also very delicious. I had the steak and it was muy perfecto. Next time I'm in Mexico I'll definitely be on board again!
Good food, good crew (attentive and fun), good sailboat. The only item missing was going to a nicer coral reef. Everything else was great. Oh, we did not have a demo on how to use our life vests, as an avid sailor I know the importance of safety. You never know when you are going to have an emergency.