What better way to take advantage of the beautiful turquoise waters of Mexico than to go on a booze cruise? Mix Mexico’s amazing energy and music with the natural splendour of its oceans, and you have the perfect combination for one hell of a party. With so many options, it’s hard to know which is the right cruise for you. But with this list of the best booze cruises in Mexico, you’re sure to find the perfect one.
Dancer Cruise, Cancun
$85 per person
9:00 – 16:30
This is one of the most popular booze cruises in the Riviera Maya, and there are a lot to choose from. Dancer Cruise takes the crazy party life of Cancun out onto the open seas, making this full-day excursion a must do for any party animal.
You will start your day at El Embarcadero Playa Linda, just outside of the hotel zone at 9am. Be sure to take $10 USD per person as a docking fee or you won’t be able to get on the boat. The second you step onboard the 3-story catamaran the party begins. The music starts, the open bar gets the drinks flowing, and the breakfast buffet is overflowing with delicious fresh fruit and sweet breads.
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Your first stop will be at the stunning Meco’s reef, where you can snorkel, splash around in the crystal clear waters, shake your stuff in the onboard salsa lessons, or simply soak up the sun on one of the comfy loungers. The Dancer Cruise catamaran is equipped with a huge winding slide, a spring-loaded diving board and a relaxing pool area, so no matter what your party style, there’s something for everyone.
You will then have the opportunity to climb back onboard to dry off and enjoy a delicious freshly cooked Mexican style meal. Grilled beef or chicken fajitas, fresh salad, spicy rice and of course a healthy serving of guacamole. While you eat, your captain will set sail to the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres, where you can relax on the beach, do a spot of shopping, or just stay on the catamaran enjoying all the free cocktails.
After your two hour break in Isla Mujeres, the party is taken up to a whole new level. The DJ cranks up the music on board, the dance floor opens up, and the drinks just keep on coming! The crew onboard the Dancer will keep you grooving all the way back to Cancun.
Pez Gato, Los Cabos
$50 per person
18:00 – 20:00
When you’re going on a booze cruise from one of the top spring break locations in Mexico, you know it’s going to be one hell of a party! You will find the famous Pez Gato docked at Gate 4 of the Cruise Ship Pier, with the crew ready to greet you with a welcome cocktail from the open bar.
As soon as this giant catamaran sets sail, the music begins to pump and the free drinks start to flow, really getting everyone into the party mood. The Pez Gato is a 65’ by 36’ beast of a catamaran, and can comfortably hold up to 150 passengers, meaning you plenty of room to dance the night away. If you get a little peckish while onboard don’t worry, the open national bar not only stocks a whole host of alcohol, but there’s also endless chips and salsa available.
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On its 2 hour long journey, the boat will sail by some of the most iconic landmarks in Los Cabos. What makes this cruise even more special is that you’ll get to see the famous Arch, Lovers Beach and Land’s End all by sunset.
As the sun goes down, the Pez Gato will head back to the dock in Los Cabos. You will be dropped off right next to some of the best bars and restaurants in town, so you can continue the party long into the night.
Ally Cat, Puerto Vallarta
$90 per person
9:00 – 15:30
This booze cruise is the perfect combination of crazy party and relaxing nature. This unique all-day cruise begins at 9am in the La Cruz Marina and doesn’t stop until late afternoon. As soon as you board to Ally Cat, you are greeted with a full continental breakfast of cakes, fruit, fresh bread and coffee. After you’ve had your fill of the morning’s delights, it’s time for the cruise to begin.
The Ally Cat has the best open bar of all the booze cruises mentioned in this post. They don’t just serve the usual mixers of rum or vodka, but they make fresh, bar-worthy cocktails right infant of your eyes. Choose from their vast selection of tropical cocktails, including Margaritas, Tequila Sunrise, Piña Colada and of course, the Mexican favourite, Ojo Rojo.
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The cruise will make multiple stops throughout the day where you can cool off in the turquoise waters, work on your tan on the boom-netting, check out the local marine life snorkelling, sail around in a kayak, or enjoy an open-water paddle boarding experience.
The main stop of the day will be at the famous Marietas Islands, in the iconic cave of Puerto Vallarta. Here you can explore the beaches, take some amazing photos, see the unique local wildlife, or simply stay onboard the boat relaxing and sipping on an ice-cold beer.
Once back on board the friendly crew members will serve you a freshly made lunch of fajitas, quesadillas, rice, totopos, guacamole and veggies. You will then set sail back to the La Cruz Marina, to the sound of the freshest DJ mixes.
Acarey Tour, Acapulco
$25 per person
16:30 – 19:00 or 22:30 – 1:00
The Acarey Boat Tour is one of the cheapest booze cruises you can find in Mexico, but don’t let the price fool you. With live salsa bands, free flowing quality booze and picturesque views of one of the most beautiful bays in the world, this is definitely a cruise not to miss.
You will begin your cruise at the Principal Dock in Costera Miguel and will sail around the beautiful bay of Acapulco for 2 and a half hours. As soon as the boat lifts anchor the fun begins. The live salsa band kicks everything off with their lively music, and the bartenders work their magic over at the open bar.
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Depending on your schedule, you can choose from two cruise times. The afternoon cruise at 4:30 will take you past some of the luxurious mansions of the rich and famous, to see the amazing cliff divers over at La Quebrada, and to experience the magical Pacific sunset. The night cruise at 10:30 gives you a chance to stare up at the unspoilt night sky and star gaze while sipping on a cocktail, listen to the tropical vibes of the live band, and dance the night away in the lower-deck nightclub.
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