25 April 2014 | Isla Roquetta
Dave, clear, sunny, warm
Tim and I made it to Acapulco Saturday afternoon March 8, by 7PM (still daylight) after the 75 mile passage from Pto. Vincent Guerrero. We found a spot in a crowded little anchorage inside Isla Roquetta, basically the first place you can anchor when coming if from the west. It's just outside the main bay. This spot was crowded with moored tourist servicing boats, but it's quiet at night. Like Isla Grande off Ixtapa it is a day use tourist area and everyone goes home at night. We dropped anchor right in the middle of the service boat fleet in the only open spot we could get, all went well, didn't get to close to anyone.
Great fun there watching all the locals being ferried over the Sunday and enjoying this beautiful spot. We did our own harbor cruise of Acapulco Bay aboard Pacifico that day and can share with you that this is a big bay ringed by many high rise hotels and condominium buildings, a small version of Miami. The water here was clear and inviting.
In this photo was something I'd not personally seen before. The tourists on the double decker tour boats visit various areas in the bay and here at La Roquetta the vendors ply their merchandise from basically what are an old wooden paddle boards. They are loaded with various souvenirs items all lined up neatly. A tourist boat comes in and they paddle up and engage the passengers at the lower level, selling their wares any way they can. There is a supply boat parked near by and when they sell enough merchandise they paddle over and restock. Cleaver.