Sailing to Las Islas Marietas
Besides learning to surf, the other thing I really wanted to experience while we were in Sayulita was a trip to las Islas Marietas. There’s a really interesting little beach that you have to reach by snorkeling through what is basically a tunnel, but the thing that really got me to sign up and fork over the money for a sailing trip was the blue-footed boobies.
These birds are only found in two places – off the Pacific coast of Mexico and on the Galapagos islands. Since we haven’t managed to get the Galapagos into the budget for this trip, I thought I better take this chance.
I’m not usually a bird person necessarily but these guys are pretty charismatic and dramatic with the blue feet – they literally look like they stepped in pastel blue latex.
As a boy bird, the bluer your feet are, the more in demand you are among the ladies.
Sailing To Las Islas Marietas
So I signed up for a cruise with Ally Cat Sailing. In addition to the birds, the beach and a relaxing day on the water, I saw a humpback whale and her calf up close and met some great new friends.
Daryle and I even had the privilege of joining my 5 new friends the following evening for a paella party to celebrate a milestone birthday.