Santa Cruz Bay Tours

Santa Cruz Bay
Gome to Huatulco’s harbor, Santa Cruz Bay is located just minutes from La Crucecita and offers shops, restaurants, hotels, and easily accessible beaches. It’s the jumping-off point for boat tours of Huatulco’s bays, or for hiring small fishing boats to visit some of the more remote beaches.

The Basics
Santa Cruz is the perfect place to shop for artisan crafts, enjoy authentic Oaxacan cuisine, and experience the beauty of the coast. Beach-goers can rent kayaks and jet skies to tour the bay, or swim and snorkel from shore. Those looking for a more scenic escape can hop aboard one of the sightseeing cruises, which depart from the main dock. These excursions carry travelers across the bay, with stops at a number of popular beaches.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • English is widely spoken in almost all of the Huatulco tourist areas.
  • Most boat tours of the Huatulco Bays leave from the harbor in Santa Cruz.
  • The bay has restaurants, shops, and water-sports facilities.
  • Bring sunblock and a hat or sunglasses, as the beaches offer little shade.
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas are available to rent.

How to Get There
The Huatulco Bays stretch for 22 miles (35 kilometers) along Mexico’s Pacific Coast in the state of Oaxaca. Most visitors arrive by air or cruise ship. Getting there from Oaxaca City by car takes about five or six hours. Santa Cruz Bay is located on the same seaside boulevard as La Crucecita.

When to Get There
Santa Cruz Bay is lovely year-round. The Huatulco resort area as a whole receives fewer tourists than other popular Mexican resort areas and overcrowding is rarely a problem, though Santa Cruz tends to get crowded on days when cruise ships dock here. 

Boat Tours of the Huatulco Bays
A boat tour is one of the best ways to explore Huatulco. Sightseeing cruises typically depart from Santa Cruz and include stops at a number of popular beaches, such as Yerbabuena, La India, and Cacaluta. Small fishing boats called lanchas wait in Santa Cruz to take visitors to the untouched shores of bays like Chachacual, which is only accessible by boat.     
Address: Santa Cruz Bay, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Private Tour Seven Bays, Huatulco

Depart by boat from Santa Cruz Marina to explore the seven breathtaking bays of Huatulco, including San Agustin, considered by many to be the most enchanting of the bays. There will be sunning, snorkelling and swimming at two of the bays. Drinks on board the boat are included and there will be time for lunch at the fisherman’s village. Includes: R/T transportation to marina, beer, water and soda aboard boat.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Private Fishing Tour, Huatulco Experience

Want the fishing adventure of a lifetime? Try your luck in the waters of Huatulco. There is a wide variety of game fish including Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado and Red Snapper. Take a deluxe yacht and go out to the deep waters or try your luck along the coast sport fishing in a small panga. All fishing trips come complete with Boat, Captain, Fishing lines, and drinks. Includes: R/T transportation to marina, lines, bait and drinks.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Huatulco's Seven Bays Tour

Visit all of Huatulco's famous seven bays during a single 9-hour boat trip. Relax on the sandy beaches and swim in the tranquil turquoise waters at each stop. Round-trip transportation from Huatulco hotels included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Huatulco's Five Bays Tour

Experience the coastal splendor of Huatulco on a 7-hour sailing tour of the region's bays and virgin beaches. In a small group limited to ten, you’ll cruise to Santa Cruz Bay and Chahué Bay, and recline on the pristine sands of Yerbabuena and La Entrega beaches. Opportunities to swim and snorkel abound, and the gigantic rock known as La Cara de Piedra (The Rock Face) and Cacaluta Bay’s heart-shaped beach provide excellent photo opportunities. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Huatulco are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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