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“Fun in the Sun on Samba 1”
Review of Samba Catamarans

Samba Catamarans
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Owner description: Catamaran tours to Isla Mujeres departing everyday from Cancun, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Open bar, buffet lunch in our beach club in Isla Mujeres, snorkel equipment, visit to Isla Mujeres and, in our way back to Cancun, enjoy the flight of the spinnaker. Private services for groups celebrating events such as birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings or just having fun with friends or family. Join us on the best Party Cruise on the Mexican Caribbean.
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We booked our excursion at the hotel. However, when we arrived we wanted to be on the same boat as our friends. Antonio M. was very helpful in arranging our group to be on the Samba 1 together. When we got onto the boat, the crew members were all very pleasant and ready to help make our day fun. Antonio was our host and provided us with information we needed. We had the opportunity to snorkel, eat lunch at a beach on the island of Isla Mujeres, and 90 minutes of local shopping.Then we returned to the dock around 5:00. Pepe (Jose) a crew member took pictures of us snorkeling. These photos were large and nice quality. We all purchased photos. Rum punch, beer, and water beverages were available on the catamaran. I will definitely choose this company for any future catamaran rides. I would advise you to bring along your sunscreen, sunglasses, a towel, and wear slip on shoes.

Thank kedahlgren
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"beach club"
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"isla mujeres"
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"shark encounter"
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"day trip"
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"buffet lunch"
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"private catamaran"
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"crew members"
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"biodegradable sunscreen"
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"drinks coming"
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"recommend this trip"
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"colorful fish"
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"booze cruise"
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"took great care"
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

13 of us (teens and adults) booked a private catamaran for the day to take us snorkelling and to Isla Mujeres for a few hours. A buffet lunch on a beach and drinks onboard were included.

We would have been happy with our trip had it not been for the horrific scene we saw when arriving on Isla Mujeres for the buffet lunch: two sharks in a shallow water enclosure held up by staff to be handled by tourist after tourist wanting their pictures taken with these poor creatures. There were about 20 people waiting there when we passed by, and no doubt many more before and after, with each boat's arrival. It was extremely upsetting to see these wild animals kept in these conditions and to imagine their stress at being handled by so many people in this way.

I spoke with Samba staff about this and was told that the sharks were being held while recovering after being caught in fishermen's nets, and would be released a few months later. Really? This is healing 'recovery', being handled all day long for Samba's profit?

Please don't support this company.

Thank mvb1826
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

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