Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the cruise?
On our Friday public ticket days we are out for 5 hours, and the price is $165usd per person. We can also do private charters for 4-6 hours. Please contact us for pricing details regarding your private charter.
What is the difference between a public day and a private charter?
On public days, you can book a ticket for an individual, a couple or a small group. You can also charter the boat for a private party.
How many people go out on the yacht?
We take out 24 people on public and private charter days. We can add a couple of extras on a private charter. Please contact us for details.
What days does the Salty Dog go out?
Our individual ticket days are generally on Fridays. We add days depending on demand. Private charters can go out any day of the week. Call or email us for availability.
What happens in inclement weather?
On the rare occasions we have to cancel our tour tickets are refundable or transferable to a different date. We will cancel if the port captain advices us to do so. We will confirm this by 8.30am via email.
Are the tickets refundable?
Tickets are not refundable, but are transferrable for use on the same day you have booked.
What is included in the price?
A fine dining experience, champagne, wine, beer and a fully stocked top shelf bar, transportation to and from the Marina in an air conditioned bus, snorkeling equipment, towels, sunscreen and seasick medication. We know you will be thrilled with the service on board so we ask you to consider a 15 - 20% tip for the crew at the end of the day.
What if I have a special dietary requirement?
Our chefs are capable of dealing with all dietary requirements. Please let us know what you need on the booking form.
Where will we go?
On our public days we will go along the south shore. We will cruise close to the shore so you can view the small villages from the bay, we will pass Los Arcos so you can see the arches, and then head further south to Majahuitas where you can snorkel. Our last stop is at Yelapa, where we moor up for lunch before returning to the marina. On private charter days you can take the abovementioned course, or head north to view the Marietta Islands before mooring up along the coast at Punta de Mita for lunch.
Are the crew licensed and medically trained?
All of our crew are licensed to work on the ocean in Mexico. Sue is a current first aid instructor and Ray is a former trauma technician and are both fully trained in basic first aid. We have a formal safety plan in effect on the yacht to cover medical emergencies.
Can I smoke on the boat?
Smoking is permitted on the aft deck only.
Are children allowed on the boat?
Children are more than welcome on private charters only. It is not a suitable tour for infants and children under that age of 8, but please contact us to discuss this further.