Fat Cat Catamaran
age 5 – 12
PRIVATE TOUR AVAILABLE - ask for price
make a reservation we need 30% deposit
Balance must be paid at pick-up in
A Superb Catamaran Adventure Tour...
Start the morning on the
"Fat Cat", a 41 foot custom built catamaran with a friendly and
professional UK/Mex. crew. It is owner-operated to ensure the very best service.
The Fat Cat offers Mexico's only 'boom netting' experience, combined with a stop
in a secluded snorkel cove overlooked by a Mayan temple.
The Catamaran carries up to 40 passengers per tour. We will be happy to check availability for
any day except Sunday. (The Fat Cat rests on Sundays).
Private tours also available!
Catamaran Tour Description
You will be picked up from your hotel along the Mayan Riviera in one of our air
conditioned vans. Your pick up time will be confirmed at the time of booking.
The tour begins at 10am with a short safety briefing as we head out of the
marina into the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. The crew serves drinks
and fresh tropical fruit platters as catamaran heads North towards Bahia Ihna
where it passes behind the reef or South to Xpu Ha (depending on wind conditions
to maximize sailing). Once anchored, you can enjoy excellent snorkelling in
these safe, shallow and protected waters.
We provide all snorkel equipment (including sterilized mask and mouthpiece) for
both adult and child guests and life-jackets.
After snorkelling and swimming you can climb back on board and enjoy a light
picnic “boxed” lunch. Lunch includes a filled baguette, potato chips / crisps,
and cake, biscuit or a granola bar. You will also be able to enjoy a cool beer,
a glass or two of the famous ”Fat Cat Punch” as well as unlimited sodas and
As the boat heads South towards Puerto Aventuras there is the opportunity for
the “brave and adventurous” to jump on the famous “Boom Net”
There is time for one last swim stop near the entrance to the South Marina of
Puerto Aventuras where the cold waters from the cenotes jet up through the ocean
The boat returns to Puerto Aventuras at around 2.00pm. You will get the chance
to pick up your “Crew” tee shirts and souvenir photographs at our store before
boarding your vans to take you back to your hotel.
The sail includes:
Free drinks, cocktails, beers, coke, coke light,
mineral water and fruit juice. Free Snacks: guacamole, salsa, chips and fresh
tropical fruit platters.
(And yes, there is a bathroom on board).
The tour is approx. 5 hours
First tour at 9:00am - Second tour
at 3:00 pm and sets sail from Puerto Aventuras. (Approx. 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen).
* Another option would be to tell them you do not need a transport back to
Playa (It costs approximately 150
pesos (about $15 US, depending on the exchange rate)
to get a taxi back into Playa del Carmen on your own) and take a look around the marina, shopping area.
They also have a
"swim with the dolphins" program there.
What to Bring
If you plan to book the tour, please bring a towel, sunscreen (although part of
the boat is covered), swimwear, change of clothes &
reservation number on
the day of the sail. If you book through us, we will send you an email payment
confirmation to take with you.
We must get a 30% deposit from when we confirm your tour reservation. There will
be no refund if you do not show up for the pick-up. It is very important that
you are on-time for the pick-up.
Cancellations need to be made a week in advance
to receive a refund.
In case of weather problems or rough sea conditions on the day of your scheduled
tour, The Fat Cat may be forced to cancel your trip. We at Travel Riviera will attempt to notify you at your hotel and if we are unaware or unable to
reach you, a Fat Cat staff member will notify you at the pick-up point of the
cancellation. If it is not possible for Fat Cat to reschedule you during your
stay, a refund of the amount paid to hold your reservation will be refunded back
This tour is not advisable for those who suffer from seasickness.
CATAMARAN TOUR KEY POINTS
• 45ft purpose built Voyage catamaran
• Time - 4 hour all inclusive tour
• Lunch – Filled baguette, chips, cake or cookies and fresh fruit
• Drinks – Corona beer products, rum punch, soft drinks / sodas and water
• Equipment - All snorkel equipment and life jackets
• Destination 1 – North to Bahia Ihna or South to Xpu Ha Beach depending on wind
conditions to maximize sailing
• Destination 2 – South Marina of Puerto Aventuras for second swim stop
CANCELLATION & CHANGES
1. All cancellations will be charged a 5% cancellation fee of the total amount.
2. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to a booked tour are not
refundable unless a valid medical certificate is produced. For groups of 4 or
more a medical certificate will only cover the person who is unwell and 1 career
unless the others in the party are younger than 16 years of age.
3. Cancellations for groups of 8 or more must be received by Fat Cat 6 days
before the date of the trip to receive a reimbursement.
3. If we have to cancel the trip due to poor ocean conditions we will endeavor
to reschedule your trip to a date which suits you. If we are unable to do this
you will receive a full refund
4, Whilst we make every effort possible to stick to our scheduled trips there
are times when weather conditions dictate that our schedule may be altered or
some activities may not be available. We do not offer refunds in this situation.
7. Please be at your pick up BEFORE your pick up time. No refunds will be given
if you arrive at your pick up after the pick up time.
If you have other questions, special requests or need to accommodate a private
party or group, we would be glad to inquire.
If you choose you may transport yourself to the Port in Puerto
Please let us know if this is of
interest to you when booking, we will tell you time you must
Fill out the reservation
form on this page!