My wife is finally on the verge of talking me into a land-based trip to the Tulum area of Mexico
. We are looking at renting
a house for a week with another family
which, quite frankly, sounds miserable to me. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem being with another family
and a nice house sounds fun - but for maybe a couple of days, not an entire week. I am the type of person who needs to be active, challenged, or otherwise thrilled on a regular basis which is why so many of our vacations are have been charters, ski trips, or other out-of-the box trips - which the entire family typically enjoys.
Anyway, I was hoping that maybe there would be a place to charter
a sailboat for a few days but I haven't had any luck finding any charter
companies down there. Does anyone know of any outfits in the Cancun-Tulum area that would let me charter a sailboat without crew? It would actually be really cool to charter it for the whole week and be able to come by the house to drop off/pick up house guests. Maybe even anchor
off the beach in front of the house for a night or two. If that is not an option I am hoping I can at least find a place to rent a small sailboat or Hobie Cat
for some fun day excursions. It just doesn't seem too charter-friendly down in that area but I hope I am missing something.
Also, we are looking at going down during the first week in April. I am a kiteboarder so if the wind
blows at least in the low to mid-teens I should be able to spend some time kiteboarding - which could be the saving grace for me. Anyone know what the typical winds might be that time of the year? And yes, I know I may sound a bit jaded - I am just wired in a way where I have to stay active or I go crazy.