Tuesday, April 5, 2011

costa rica: catamaran sunset snorkel cruise

On the last day of the trip...we decided to go on a snorkel trip. We opted for a wonderful Sunset Cruise on a 48' Catamaran named The Hibiscus, which was one of the highlights of our trip. The boat and crew were amazing, and we would definately do this one again on a return trip. I booked this trip through some beach vendors...using Christian our chair/umbrella guy as a connection....and introduction to his friend, Major. It was a way better boat than the one the hotel was offering up. www.sailhiviscus.com They do Third Lung Diving and private charters.

We were picked up at the resort at 1:45 and taken to Potrero to meet up with the Catamaran. We were taken out by dingy with some other passengers. We were met with drinks and a cheerful crew. We sailed out to Honeymoon Beach for snorkeling (the boat provides the equipment) and while we snorkel...the crew prepares a grilled dinner of delicious fajitas, fresh fruit, and cookies. It tasted wonderful. I highly recommend the rum punch.

the boys on the net

the brothers

The kids loved getting their drinks through the little hatch to the kitchen. While we cruised..the captain had some rods out for trolling...but we did not catch anything. The sunset was amazing and the fellow passengers all fun and easy going.

mom and trip...getting ready to snorkel

dad and his two big uns


we've snorkeled and had dinner...the sun is setting...

Trip...as we sail back.