Imagine sitting aboard a 49 Foot Trimaran sipping on a mixed cocktail full of tropical fruits and local rum rocking calmly in the waves out past the headlands of the costa Rican shoreline with nothing but a beautiful sky lit up buy the warm sunset slowly setting in the horizon after an afternoon filled with cruising, snorkeling and fresh seafood for dinner!
Locally known on the shores of Quepos, sunset sails tours is highly regarded and well spoken about in the travel industry. Being a family owed and operated business, this well managed and extremely organized company prides itself in history leading back almost 20 years.
I had the honor of experiencing one of the sunset tours with sunset sails tours, which consisted of a relaxing afternoon abroad one of there sailing boats a 49 foot Trimaran!
The boat holds numerous passengers ranging from young families, travelling couples, tour groups and locals. With two situated bathrooms abroad, both where clean and comfortable, there is a kitchen onboard where the chef spends his time preparing some of the most delicious fish, which was freshly caught that morning! But fear not if you’re not a fish lover, chicken and vegetarian dishes with local vegetables and salads are offered for those that prefer.
Drinks are all inclusive, from the moment you step aboard a drink if offered to you on a silver tray with cup falls of local mixed cocktails, so delicious I may or may not have drunk mine and gone for seconds in the first 15 minutes…
Apart from the perfect backdrop of surrounding beaches, headlands and coral reef where snorkeling is a must, the sunset sails tours holds some wonderful staff that where not only extremely welcoming, but also very helpful and polite! Not only was everyone’s needs taken care of, but when we were due to jump into the water for our snorkeling excursion, we were first given a safety briefing, along with free usage of the snorkeling equipment! Mask and goggles, flippers and all! As a safety precaution life jackets must be worn at all times, which even though I would have liked to dive down under the depths, I understood and appreciated how cautions and safety driven the company was.
After our afternoon snorkeling trip we were provided with towels and unlimited drinks, there was relaxing music playing sending off a feeling of calmness and pure serenity aboard the boat!
As you begin to smell the dinner cooking, your taste buds begin to prepare for a total take over of fresh seafood and local produce such as vegetables and rice with gravy and baked fish.
There is seating all over the boat, with some seating right over the bow for you to soak up the sunrays, and other undercover on comfy foam seating.
After dinner is finished you have an option to jump back in the water for one last swim! Try out the slide, or even jump off the top of the boat! Then jump back on in time for the sunset, have a nice freshwater shower and settle in for one of the most breathtaking sunsets over the ocean you will ever see!
Whilst the sunsets the music plays songs of total chill out, with a drink in your hand, you feel like you never want to leave.
As the sun sinks beneath the horizon the boat begins to head back to port, when you arrive the sky is still lit up with perfect colors, you say your goodbyes, and head off to catch the pre organized transfer back to your hotel.
Not only was my experience with Sunset Sails Tours just magical, but it was also an afternoons full of activities and pure enjoyment. Prices are under $100US and you get transfer services, all snorkeling equipment, all drinks, dinner and a magnificent sunset included!
If you are interested in experiencing this wonderful afternoon with sunset sails do not hesitate to contact them on their local email below!
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