Puerto Escondio to Huatulco Bay Day Trip with Catamaran Ride

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Puerto Escondido

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Enjoy a day trip to the best beaches in Huatulco Bay where you'll go on a catamaran and enjoy amazing views while learning all about the area. You'll get to visit Bay of La India and Bay of Maguey and can snorkel and enjoy the beach. Have a delicious, locally-prepared lunch (not included) and then explore Huatulco seeing Guadalupe Church, a local market and a silver crafts factory. Your tour includes transport and a professional guide.
You will be picked up from Puerto Escondido leaving at 8am and heading south to drive for one hour and 45 minutes to reach Santa Cruz, the main bay of Huatulco.On the way between Puerto Escondido and the Tourist development of Huatulco, your driver-guide will tell the story of rural communities in the Oaxacan Coast, as well as traditions and customs that people still have. Once you get to Santa Cruz,  you'll board the catamaran (large boat with capacity of 250 people). On board, you'll have a host and captain who speak English and Spanish and will make you feel welcomed as they narrate all activities taking place on the boat and the history of Huatulco bay.Huatulco has 9 bays and 36 beaches. You will first stop in the Bay of La India for snorkeling about 2 hours (snorkel equipment is not included). In case you don't want to snorkel, you can go down to explore the beach. After this activity, you will board the catamaran to head to the second stop in Bay of Maguey. Here, you will enjoy some delicious seafood dishes, pineapple stuffed with seafood, shrimp 4x4 baked fish and much more cooked in a clay oven in the Indian Natural way (food is not included). While the food is being prepared, you can take the opportunity to swim another time at the beach.When you are finished with lunch, you'll head overland to learn more about this tourism development seeing some viewpoints and visiting the Crucecita which is the center of Huatulco. Here, you will visit the Guadalupe church , where you'll see a Virgin Mary, world's largest painted on the dome of the church with 280 square meters. It was painted by a local person in Huatulco named Jose Angel del Signo Guenbe.Then, you'll visit the local market, the museum of crafts where you will see a demonstration of dyes from cochineal and see how they make rugs and carpets out of sheep's wool and painted with the insect of the nopal (cactus). You can also see wooden handicrafts and handmade masks made of coconut. Finally, visit a silver craft factory and then walk through the picturesque Kisoko (Central Park) of Huatulco. Then, you return to your respective hotels in Puerto Escondido at about 8pm.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included