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“Paddle Boarding in Chahue Bay”

Huatulco Activities
Ranked #9 of 36 Tours in Huatulco
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The lower price in Huatulco we do: Horse Back Ride, Rafting,Sport Fishing, Private Boat, private Yatch, Scuba, Jet ski Tours, Zipe line, scooters,Motorcycles,Fun Cars,6 Different ATV tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 21 April 2016

First time paddle boarding and it was in Chahue Bay, ALDO set us up with some boards and sent us on our way. Went twice so far. Water was calm. Thank-you Aldo for making our experience Mucho Bueno you were fantastic to deal with and you made us laugh.

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

This was a very informative tour ,our guide Alex was very knowledgeable. The Crocodile tour was the most difficult part as it started with about a 15 min walk across a black sand beach {bring lots of water } the boat ride around the lagoon was very relaxing with lots of wildlife to see,the island where the enclosures are is well shaded and easy to move around on with a place to relax and get some food and drinks. The turtle sanctuary is like and aquarium with many different types of turtles in all different growth stages to see. The work they do with rescue turtles is wonderful to see and hear about. Overall it was a good experience but we would take a pass next time we visit Huatulco

Thank southwind61
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our seven hours in the countryside on our ecotour in Huatulco.
But read to the bottom, where I list some associated problems.
An air conditioned van picked us up in our hotel, and we saw the countryside up close, with some spectacular views of what we would consider mountains. There was a brief stop in one fishing village to get some spectacular ocean/beach views, and a few minutes later we pulled up at a small, open café, where we bought incredibly good passion fruit drinks and strolled a surfing beach that seemed to be kilometres long. This was a nude beach, though not many people were indulging, and those we saw, alas, were sights you can never un-remember. As someone aware of what havoc sun exposure can wreak, I would speculate that my dermatologist would be horrified.
Back on the van, our bilingual guide sought a consensus, and no one wanted to go to the cosmetics factory, preferring more time at the main attractions.
The first was the state turtle refuge in a small town; it's still unfinished, but what we saw in exhibits right along the Pacific, was worth the trip by itself. OK, so you have to be into turtles and nature, and we are.
It was only a few minutes more to the crocodile main attraction. Down a jungle road we went, coming out near the shore in a small settlement with outdoor cafes. This is where we were to have lunch, and we pre-ordered before setting off to see the crocodiles. Be aware that it's a decent walk of the better part of a kilometre, and a hot one, and it was really rough for one man in his 80s less than fully ambulatory.
We came to a small jetty where we donned PFDs and bug spray galore, then we were paddled slowly through the mangrove. It was magnificent, especially the birdwatching. The crocodiles were lethargic, which brought no complaints from us.
We pulled up at another jetty, and spent about 45 minutes wandering through the jungle at a small facility in which several animals were on display, and whose main purpose was apparently raising baby crocodiles to be released into the wild. There was a small thatched open-air café where we had iced Corona, and it featured a craft shop at which most of us made purchases; most of the crafts were made from coconut shells.
We ended up back at the little restaurant where we were delighted to have ordered the fresh catch; lots of salad with it.
We returned to Huatulco by a faster and more direct route.
But I also need to point out....
I found the tour by a Google search of Huatulco ecotours. We ordered on-line, thinking we were dealing with the tour company, picked our day, and paid $80 Canadian each. At that time, that was around $58 American.
When we got our confirmation and itinerary, it turned out we had booked through Viator, an American version of Ticketmaster. I'm really glad I printed everything out.
We had to confirm from our hotel 24 hours in advance, and then it turned out to be Amigo Tours in Mexico City, which initially had trouble finding our reservation, and asked if we'd gone through Expedia.
We were picked up on time, two other Canadian couples and a Mexican family. The others had paid $50 US each at their hotel upon arrival. The guide's shirt, and the van, had the logo of XP Travel.
Unfortunately, the complimentary cold pop and water in our booking ad weren't there, and everyone else had packed cold drinks.
Everything was fine until we started the crocodile tour. Our guide told us that we had not paid for this portion, and asked for $20 US from both me and my wife. We pointed out that we had paid more than everyone else, we showed him our printout which listed the crocodile boat tour right at the top of the inclusions, and asked him how and why we would not have paid for the focal point of a tour.
He was very unhappy, but allowed us to take part.
When we returned to our hotel, we tipped him generously, but he stuffed the bills in his pocket without looking, and told us again that he was out of pocket $40 US because we hadn't paid for that portion of the trip. And once again we went through it all again. Finally, he used his phone to photograph the printouts of our tickets and receipts, and he was obviously very upset, which left us with a bad taste; we had paid, we had paid more than the rest of the people, and we had paid for all the elements of a terrific tour, but we were left feeling that this young man believed we had somehow ripped him off.
We have heard nothing further.

Thank Nick M
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Excellent tour by Alejandro Aponte the bus driver - very knowledgeable in the flora fauna and critters we were going to see. Booked this trip with Gerrado at the VillaBlanca hotel - he was very helpful, accurate, friendly with good English and gave us a very fair price (no need to run downtown for discounts, etc.). Only thing though, minor point, is the trip is just a bit too long time wise, think some of it could be shorter times at some of the less key destinations / attractions. Would be nicer to get back to our hotel by 5 pm or so, not 6:30. We enjoyed the trip overall - it is nice drive along the coast, with some history and local scenery is also good value for this trip. Roads are a bit windy, so if your very sensitive to being car sick ... maybe take a shorter trip?

Thank Ron K
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

I just wanted to take the time to put this on Trip Advisor as Elias was an awesome boat captain! We met him at the Barcelo resort on the beach one day and discussed doing a snorkel tour sometime during our stay. We had originally planned to do it on the Friday morning, but my wife was sick. He had brought his boat all the way to the resort before I could contact him to let him know we couldnt make it. He was very accomodating, despite it being a huge hassle, and let us reschedule for the Sunday.
The trip was great! He took us around the bays and told us about the area, took us to some great reefs to see tons of fish. Along the way we saw Dolphins and a few Turtles. He then took us over to another bay (Cant remember the name) for lunch, where my wife and I enjoyed some great fresh fish and cold beers!
I would highly recommend Elias, he was very Honest, Prompt, Courteous and the trip was well priced, compared to the other tours through the hotel or an agency.
We also got to fish while we were on board, and he had beer and water to drink too.

(His Cell #958 58 7 86 10 - Paseo a las Bahias Pesca Deportiva Equipo de Buceo)

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