Sail away on our own 48 foot wooden fishing vessel! Find yourself far out to sea and leave any lingering worries behind as you embark on a half day or day long excursion on the fabulous “El Argonauta.” Feel the spray of the water on your skin and let the waves carry you along during this utterly relaxing cruise. You may even encounter friendly dolphins, sea turtles, pelicans and whales along the way!
The coastal waters on both sides of Nicaragua are vivid with marine life. On the Caribbean coast, the Atlantic waters contain an extension of the Belize Barrier Reef - the second largest barrier reef in the world! Colorful tropical fish make this reef their home; swimming, hunting, and hiding from prey amongst the many interesting types of coral. Visitors can spot many types of exotic fish, coral “gardens” of many colors and shapes, and larger animals such as sharks, barracudas, sea turtles, and huge spotted rays that “soar” through the water. The Corn Islands, off the Caribbean coast, are often noted as some of the best places to snorkel or dive in Nicaragua.
In the Pacific Ocean, on Nicaragua’s western coast, there are also many interesting fish year-round, as well as dolphins and humpback whales during certain seasons. Humpback whales are an amazing sight to see. They are huge marine mammals, which travel from the cold Arctic waters during summer to warmer tropical waters during their breeding season. They can be found off the coast near San Juan del Sur from January-March, and sometimes even earlier. Humpback whales tend to travel in coastal waters, feeding on plankton, crustaceans, and small fish. They are well known for their beautiful under water “singing.” They sometimes leap out of the water, or slap their large tails against the water creating a spectacular show for any lucky onlookers.