Mirror-calm seas and cloudless skies are perfect conditions for a summer day of sailing in the Caribbean and if you would like to plan a boat trip with family and friends you have several exciting adventures to choose from.
Go in search of nature and plan a trip to the island of Contoy, the palm-fringed desert island of Caribbean legend and lore and an important bird sanctuary for over 150 species, including pelicans, frigate birds, cormorants, roseate spoonbills, ibis and herons.
Contoy is a two and a half hour boat trip north of Cancun and the shades of turquoise and blue water that you’ll pass through en route are breathtaking. Spend the day watching the birds, relaxing on the beach or snorkeling and swimming with rays and other fish in the sheltered bay.
Eco cruises are available to Contoy during the week, ask your Concierge for information.
For a once-in-a-lifetime nature experience this summer, board a boat for a whale shark trip. From mid-May to mid-September, these gentle giants gather to feed on plankton in the waters to the east of Contoy and Isla Mujeres and also off Holbox Island and Cabo Catoche. Your eco trip will take you out to the whale shark feeding grounds where you can swim with the world’s largest fish. You may be lucky enough to see giant manta rays, sea turtles and dolphins too.
Charter a luxury yacht and set sail from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. You can stop for a spot of snorkeling on the way and after exploring Isla, sit down for a seafood lunch at one of the restaurants along the waterfront.
If you want to extend your voyage, why not sail along the Cancun shoreline and through the Nichupte Lagoon before heading for Isla Mujeres?
Yacht cruises along the Riviera Maya coast are also available from the marina near Grand Residences and sportfishing fans can book half-day and full-day fishing charters.
After a leisurely day on the beach or by the pool, board our catamaran for an unforgettable sunset cruise. Sip champagne and nibble hors d’oeuvres as you enjoy the view and the rose, red and gold tints of a Caribbean sky at sunset.
For information on cruises, fishing trips and yacht charters ask your Concierge.