Boat Activities to Enjoy in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a beautiful paradise with two main lakes and many beaches; being geographically positioned between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, you have a lot to experience in water activities, making it the perfect destination for boat enthusiasts! One of the most popular places to enjoy a boat ride is the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, where is San Juan del Sur, Maderas Beach, and Popoyo.

Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a first-time boat lover, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Nicaragua. In this blog, we’ll explore the exciting world of boat activities, from the concept of a “day boat” to the amazing activities you can indulge in while on the water.


What Is a Day Boat?

A day boat is carefully crafted to offer all the essentials for a truly enjoyable day on the water. Unlike its high-performance counterpart, the main focus is not on point-to-point speed but on providing a fantastic platform for savoring an entire day of water adventures. Day boat rentals cater to various fun activities, including exquisite dining, leisurely sunbathing, refreshing swims, and captivating cruises along scenic bays. So come aboard and create unforgettable memories on the water!


What to Do on a Boat All Day?

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At Esmeralda Sailing, we provide the perfect opportunity for you to make the most out of your day boat trip. Here are some activities that you can enjoy on our boat:


The waters of Nicaragua offer an abundance of fish species, including marlin, tuna, and dorado, making it a perfect spot for fishing enthusiasts. Spend your day reeling in big catches and enjoying the thrill of the catch on board a luxury catamaran.


Snorkeling on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua is a great way to experience the country’s vibrant marine life. San Juan del Sur has various snorkeling spots, including Playa Maderas and Playa Marsella. Both beaches have clear water and diverse marine life, including fish, turtles (some days of the year), and rays.

Boogie Boarding

If you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping action, boogie boarding is the perfect boat activity! Nicaragua’s Pacific coast has massive waves ideal for boogie boarding. And what better way to experience them than from a catamaran?


Paddleboarding is a fun boat activity that offers a unique way to explore Nicaragua’s beautiful beaches and coves. Our day boat comes equipped with paddleboards, making it easy to hop on and enjoy this peaceful water sport.


Nicaragua is a sunny country, so you’ll get a tan while on a day boat. Find a comfortable spot on the deck and soak up the rays. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and other essentials for a relaxing and safe time!

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Enjoy From A Fun Vacation With Us!

Nicaragua is a treasure trove of boat activities that promise a day filled with adventure, relaxation, and unforgettable memories. Whether you’re snorkeling in the clear waters, casting your fishing line, or simply enjoying the view, a day boat experience on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua is a journey you’ll cherish forever.

So, don’t wait any longer to plan your beach vacation; we have different packages for you to enjoy at Esmeralda Sailing. We offer you and your guests various activities, dishes, and experiencesBook your day boat experience with us now! So, gather your friends and family, and get ready to have a blast on the water in beautiful Nicaragua!

Our Sailors’ Experience

The best option in the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua 🇳🇮 give yourself a precious gift to enjoy nature with your kids and loved ones. Watch Dolphins 🐬 and Whales 🐋 Thank a great Trip Esmeralda Sailing

Yaosca Jimenez Mairena

Easy booking process. Great staff, the service was amazing! The catamaran is beautiful, luxury, spacious and very clean. Perfect for our group. We will definitely book it again.

Suyen Vargas Lunin

Sailing on the Esmeralda was indeed a treat to myself. Being surrounded by the most amazing hues of the turquoise water of the Emerald Coast and the views of virgin beaches on the coastline was a calming and breathtaking experience. The crew on this boat is really amazing. Friendly, good knowledge, detail oriented and service minded, they spread a very good vibe to everyone.

Maria García | Interior Designer .

I loved the boat Esmeralda, the attention of the great Maritza and of the captain of the boat. The sunset session we had was epic, thank you for your great care. Highly recommended to do it when in San Juan.

Margaux Armonía

Honestly, a potent experience that absorbs the Nature, the scenery, the incredible attention to detail within the boat. My body felt regenerated from that unforgettable afternoon on board the Esmeralda. Martiza is one of the most dynamic hostesses out there. Highly recommended, a must-do in San Juan del Sur!

Tamara Montenegro

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