Cozumel America's Cup Excursion Reviews
We had previously done this excursion in St. Maartin. This was just as much fun (although a bit more rocky due to the water). It was a fun race - exhilirating, scary, fun and challenging all at the same time. Highly recommend doing this one in a lifetime activity. Well worth it and will make great memories.
I booked this excursion based on some reviews on the cruise site. We took a organized water taxi to transfer to the 12m boats for our sailing experience. These were true America's Cup yachts from the 80s. The excursion divided the guests into two groups. Half went to the North Star IV (Canadian) boat and the other half went to the Stars and Stripes (USA) boat. Passengers were asked what roles they were interested in between active, medium, and inactive. This would determine how involved they wanted to be in the boats operation as we raced the other boat. Most of our group wanted an active role in the experience. Our captain (Tom) was great at assigning roles to this new "crew" and he and his two mates trained us in what our duties were. We had very strong winds and the experience was incredible as we raced neck and neck with the Canadian boat finally winning the race by only a few meters. I highly recommend this experience to anyone that wants an active and fun adventure.
We decided to try the America's Cup 12 Meter Sailing Race Excursion!!!!!!!! GREAT FUN!!!!!!! We will do that one again for sure. Short walk from the pier to a bot that takes you two the two 12 meter boats. There are four stations for passengers depending on how much activity you wanted or could do. We took the moderate position which I think was the most flexible in that we handled the rear winch and lines on the port side and another couple handled the ones on the starboard. We got to be right behind the skipper (Ian, who was fantastic in teaching and helping) and had the direst spot on the boat. Forward of the wheel was the no activity station where four people just held on. Ahead were grinder 1 and 2 stations and they got a workout and wet. But if that is what you want to do then go for # 1 for sure. Exciting - we did have a race -and well worth the time and
This was such a pleasant surprise as we never thought of doing it but so glad we did. 2 America Cup boats that eventually race each other. Great guides. There's 3 categories you can be in. I was non-active but hubby was active and he was a 'main grinder'. There's nothing really strenuous on any level. They have beverages too!! We would definitely do this again. It's different but so much fun. Wear shorts/t shirt and sunscreen as you don't realize how hot that sun is.