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Acarey Catamaran Ride Tour

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The Acarey is a big party boat, built as a double-hull catamaran with solid decks, for width and stability. It can take up to 350 persons on three levels. The Acarey makes a complete tour of Acapulco's bay, and then it cruises out into the open sea for a perfect view of the sunset.

Usually th Acarey makes two departures daily, one in late afternoon (theoretically at 4, but subject to change) and one around 8:30 or 9 at night, for a romantic, moonlight cruise (called a "Lunada"). The point of departure is the Malecón, or town pier, on the Costera Alemán, in the traditional part of town, across from the Zócalo. The crew speaks Spanish and English, and some French. Arrangements for guides in Portuguese and Italian can also be made.

The excursion takes around three hours, during which time the crew provides an open bar (national beverages only) and music. Sometimes there's dancing. Bilingual guides will entertain and animate the passengers, even organizing contests of different kinds and handing out prizes.

The cost of a ride on the Acarey varies. The hotel concierge and some independent sales people will sell a ticket for around $35 (cheaper sometimes if you sit through a timeshare pitch). Tickets can be bought at the dock itself for less — as low as $20, depending on exchange rates and time of year. The top deck can be rented for a private party of up to 40 persons. Costera Miguel Alemán, Across from the Zócalo, (El Malecón), 39300 Acapulco, Gro., México.

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