Nice day but not the best catamaran experience
Isla Mujeres Catamaran Regular Sailing Tour | mar 2020
Having done many catamaran excursions I have to say this wasn't my favourite. It was very disorganized with hundreds of people arriving at the dock at the same time. Then staff members tried to get people to upgrade to a better boat, for much more money, which felt uncomfortably salesy...we already paid a lot for the boat, asking for even more felt unnecessary. Unfortunately we couldn't snorkel due to bad weather, and of course we appreciated the safety concerns but I wish it had been more clear that this wasn't a guarantee.
Isla Mujeres was a bit of a let down, it was incredibly touristy with people trying to lure you in to buy typical tourist items. I would have preferred to just be out on the water and have more time to swim instead.
The drop off was terrible as well. Our hotel is one of the first on the strip. So we were first to get picked up, ie the earliest time slot. Then instead of re-doing that route, the bus went backwards and stopped at 5+ hotels before getting to us. It took over an hour. Not to mention the main road has a divider in the middle so we had to keep crossing the road and making a U-turn. They should have driven all the way down to the end so the bus could drive 1 direction, and we wouldn't have spent almost 2 hours of our day on the bus. In hindsight we should have paid for a cab back from the dock.
The bathrooms on the boat were also disgusting, and the ladies room was overflowed and couldn't be used. Luckily we docked often and could use restrooms off the boat.
I will say the staff on the boat were very friendly, very attentive-always ready to fill up our cups with more beer :)... läs mer