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Formula 1 Offshore Explorer

Exhilirating and fun new boat tour!

Great discounts for advance bookings!!

The Formula 1 Offshore Adventure is a amazingly fun tour concept, created by Paul and Marisol Boardman, founders of the Fat Cat. Two fast, state-of-the-art powerboats give you a thrilling ride and take you to off-the-beaten-path coves and beaches.

The boats are strong, fast and safe - the kind used worldwide by Coast Guards. The 29ft boat is a rigid, inflatable vessel with 500hp engines and it takes a maximum of only 12 people.

Day Tour

Formula 1 Offshore Explorer
Awesome and fun day tour that offers a lot of bang for your buck. Pick-ups start at 8.30 am and are included in the price. After a safety briefing onboard, we head out to sea for the first exhilirating ride. Our first stop is an unpopulated hidden inlet called Chacalal, with a 1000yr old, small Mayan temple featuring original stucco painting on the ancient walls. Time to explore the tranquil lagoon, snorkel the caves, or just chill out. The complimentary drink service is available throughout the day. This is also a good opportunity to receive some professional snorkeling instruction from our experienced guides in the chest deep turquoise blue waters. All your gear is included.

Next, itís off to a delightful deserted jungle beach, complete with white sand, palm trees, and crystal clear waters. We'll head out onto the reef for an hour or so of expertly guided snorkeling to encounter beautiful coral formations, huge shoals of colorful tropical fish, turtles, and rays. This is one of the few unspoiled pristine beaches on the Riviera Maya and another place that gets you well away from the crowds.

Following snorkeling, you will re-board the boats, shower off, and head to Paa Mul cove, where an excellent lunch awaits you at a Mexican beach club. Here you can enjoy your choice of cocktail and four delicious dishes (all included) while looking out over the tranquil bay and beach. Round off your lunch with real Margarita before we head back to the marina!

Scroll down for prices and booking. If you book 14 days in advance you'll receive a 10% discount!

Private Charter

Charters for private tours!
The boats are also available for private charters with a maximum of 12 people per boat. The itinerary is flexible - stick with the normal tour or change it according to your wishes and/or daily weather conditions. See below for more detailed information.

Thrilling and fun!

Explore the pristine beach!

Snorkel by a Mayan ruin in a secluded cove!

Did we mention this is FUN!?

Formula 1 Offshore Explorer includes

- Exhilirating boat rides
- Professional skipper and guide
- Snorkel stop at a secluded cove
- Swim in hidden cenote
- Snorkel at Akumal bay
- Soft drinks onboard
- Souvenir snorkel
Lunch and drinks (Margaritas) at beachfront restaurant *
- Transportation to/from marina *
- A cool T-shirt *
(* = only for daytrips, not included in the charter price)

The boats are equipped with snorkel gear, life vests, toilet, fresh water shower and CD player.

This trip is not suitable for children under 7 years old or people with severe back or heart problems.

For Day Tours, if you book 14 days or more in advance, you'll receive a 10% discount!
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Prices are in US dollars. Fill out the form and hit send. You'll be taken to the PayPal payment page where your 30% refundable deposit is taken. Once approved, you'll receive a confirmation and more information for your trip. Buen viaje!
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charter (max 12 pax)
day tour - adult
day tour - kid 7-12 yrs

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More information

General info
This tour may not be suitable for those who suffer seasickness, those with severe heart/back problems (or other serious medical conditions) and children under the age of 7 years.

General info - Private Charter
The price for the charter is for a 4 hour tour, with the option to add extra hours at an additional cost. Guests pay for their own lunch.

Transportation to/from the marina
The boats are docked in the marina in Puerto Aventuras, about 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. If you need transportation to Puerto Aventuras, leave the box in the booking form checked. If you prefer to meet up in the marina of Puerto Aventuras, un-check the box. You will be notified of your pickup location in your confirmation email. Pickup points are scheduled at various hotels in Playa del Carmen and North and South of PdC. Those staying in hotels not within the scheduled pickup boundaries will have to arrange for their own transportation to a pickup point or to the marina in Puerto Aventuras.

Day Tour
Transportation is included in the price for the Day Tour.

Private Charter
For Private Charters, transportation is charged at an additional rate of 10 usd per person, which will be collected on the day of your tour.

Cancellation policy
Day Tour
For parties of 7 people or less cancellations received before 3pm the day before the tour receive a full refund; 48 hours notice apply for parties of 8 people or more. No refund after this time without medical certification.

Private Charter
Cancellations received with 7 days' advance notice receive a full refund. No refund after this time without medical certification.

Cancellation due to weather conditions
It doesn't happen often, but cancellations due to weather or sea conditions will be advised beforehand, when possible, at your point of lodging or otherwise at the scheduled pickup. If you are providing your own transport and the sea appears rough, please phone the contact number listed in your confirmation email to check to see if your trip will go as scheduled, as refunds for taxi rides cannot be given. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, we will either reschedule your trip or give you a full refund, as you prefer.