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Sailing Away With Captain Quickie

Captain Quickie

We have always loved the idea of offering advices for customers who more than just search for new places, are eager to find new adventures. There is nothing we recommend more than local and cultural activities especially if they are represented by people who know and appreciate the Mexican culture. This time we had the opportunity to catch up with one of the greatest sailors in the area. Captain Quickie who represents Local Quickies, is basically family for the people living in the area. He knows the “what” and the “how” of sailing in Riviera Maya and the communities around.

The tours that Local Quickies offer have a common purpose, to discover incredible places you miss on your regular vacation. Fishing, Sailing, Zip lining, Snorkeling and any other activity that includes experience with local culture, they have it for sure. The signature tour of Local Quickies has a little bit of everything, it is by far one of the must while vacationing in the Riviera Maya.

Adventure From Morning To Afternoon

Local Quickies tour

Local Quickies signature tour starts at Puerto Aventuras marine where Captain Quickie and his team welcome you and explain the activities you will be doing during the trip. They drive you first to an amazing quiet area where you try different zip lines that cross a relaxing and beautiful lagoon. Zip lines here are not as scary as others in the area which makes the activity perfect for beginners and people afraid of heights. The canoeing at the lagoon is optional but highly recommended, the lagoon is full of water lilies on the surface and you can clearly see the gigantic stones under the water and the turtles peeking on the shore.

Once you have fallen in love with the lagoon and its tranquility, it is time to move on to a more extreme activity. The open cenote is just an amazing spot for snorkeling and swimming, with crystal clear water and full of marine life. The bravest ones can jump from the cliff that is about 5mts high, but the real treat here is the free pedicure that fish provide. 2 minutes of standing still in the water will be enough for you to be surrounded by little fish that will smoothly tickle your feet. These fish are the same used on the 5th Avenue for the famous Fish Pedicure, the only difference is that there is no extra charge for you and the fish remain free after they are done snacking.

Right after experiencing the fish pedicure it is time for lunch. The places they have selected to eat are simply the best, local restaurants that offer authentic delicious options. Cochinita pibil tacos is a local delicacy and one of the main options for travelers (and locals).

Highlights Of  Local Quickies Signature Tour

Lunch with Local Quickies

  • Off the Beaten Path: No one single soul was with us when we visited the open cenote, the lagoon and zip lines. Of course it might not always be like this but the good thing is, you won´t find any other cenote with this type of exclusivity and beauty.
  • Great, authentic food: This is gold for travelers who love to actually TASTE Mexico. Cochinita Pibil tacos, spicy sauces and homemade tortillas. Do we need to say more?
  • Small groups; this allows everybody to have personal attention from the guide. It is really like going on adventures with a bunch of friends!
  • Knowledge of guides: They not only provide great service, they also share interesting facts and even a little history about the places, as you walk through them.
  • Ethics and Sustainability; Nothing better than knowing you are actually supporting local communities and helping maintain Mexican culture and traditions. The places they have included in the trip are actually maintained by Mayan communities or support local economy. Respect for animals and protected areas are also a plus when choosing excursions in Riviera Maya.

Ask For A Quickie

Cliff Jumping At Cenote

The best part is that Local Quickies activities can be tailored, you can decide what to add or what to take away. From shared to private trips Local Quickies make sure you spend an incredible day. You can access the contact information of Captain Quickie or contact your [email protected] and request all the details and rates for every Local Quickies packages.

By the way, if you want to actually listen to Captain Quickie giving great advices and spilling the beans on local “must”, you can listen to the recent podcast Loco Gringo had the pleasure of creating with him.

Paulina is a crazy animal lover who has been living in the Riviera Maya for over 9 years. Her expertise is designing unique vacations for travelers and visitors. This comes from her desire to share her area knowledge, local restaurant secrets, and cool cultural experiences that have been a large part of her life on the coast. Paulina never sits still on her day off as she feels there is always something to see, a new beach to check out or a new restaurant to try. She loves answering questions and helping you plan your next vacation. [email protected]

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