We, along with another couple chartered a boat to see the bays of Huatulco. The journey started at Santa Cruz and followed the coast. The pictures below show some of the wild life and many beaches that this area is famous for.

Tuna boat at the pier in Santa Cruz.
Tuna boat at the pier in Santa Cruz

An iguana on the shore.
Iguana

La Entrega beach.
La Entrega

Looking back at Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz

Pelican.
Pelican

The amazing colours of the local pelican.
Pelican

The light house at Playa Yerbabuena (sp) the entrance to Santa Cruz Bay.
Santa Cruz lighthouse

The cliffs along the shore. Note the diver in the center of the picture. You can just see his head. He's going after octopus.
shore with diver

Close up of the diver.
diver

Secluded beach.
beach

Secluded beach.
beach

A natural rock formation of an old man sleeping.
old man sleeping

Coastline.
Coastline

Raoul, our captain for the day.
Raoul

A sailboat anchored in one of the secluded bays.
Sailboat

A catamaran anchored in another secluded bay.
catamaran

A publically accessable beach in the national park. Beaches like this often had resaurants that would gladly prepare their items or your catch.
Coastline

Ken chillin'.
Ken

More coastline and another diver on the right midway down the photo.
Coastline

As you can see sometimes the divers get swamped.
Coastline

Another secluded and deserted beach.
Secluded beach

Same beach just a little closer.
Secluded beach

Well maybe not so deserted after all as a nice yacht was anchored in the cove. I got a closer look at this yacht when it anchored in Tangolunda Bay by our resort. Man that is some boat!
Yacht

The gang enjoying the ride. Gail, Olwyn, Raoul and Gerald.
the gang

Another secluded beach. As you can see some were harder to get to than others.
Secluded beach

A close up of the same beach.
Secluded beach

A heron in flight over the ocean.
heron

More spectacular coastline.
coastline

This island or group of peaks had to be photographed. Olwyns not fussy about being on the water and when I saw this shot all I could think of was storey plots about being desolate in the sea with no hope of survival. I of course didn't share those thoughts with her.
desolate

Another beach.
beach

A pelican taking flight.
pelican taking flight

Bald Headed Eagle.
Bald Headed Eagle

More coast, the same but yet not the same..
more coast

coastline...
more coast

Iguana.
iguana

and... another Iguana.
anotheriguana

Gerald and Gail after snorkeling in Chachacual Bay. They said the sights were quite good.
Gerald and Gail after snorkeling

Chachacual Bay.
Chachacual Bay

Raoul anchoring the boat in Chachacual Bay.
Chachacual Bay

The beach at Chachacual Bay.
the beach at Chachacual Bay

The beach at Chachacual Bay.
the beach at Chachacual Bay

A piece of coral on the beach.
coral

The beach at Chachacual Bay.
the beach at Chachacual Bay

The journey back to Santa Cruz. On our return trip we stayed further out at sea.
Back to Santa Cruz

Two babas. OK in fairness to the girls they were just protecting themselves from the sun.
Two babas

Coastal beaches and small islands.
Coastal beaches and islands

Ah, those beautiful beaches.
beaches

Raoul found a pod of dolphins or porpoises. Not sure which but there must have been a couple of dozen of them swiming alongside the boat jumping and splashing just enjoying the day.
dolphins or porpoises

More dolphins or porpoises.
dolphins or porpoises

The blow hole. We saw the blow hole earlier in the day. As the waves went over the hole air was forced through it making a thunder like sound. On our return trip the tide had come in and the result was geyser like effect.
blow hole

The blow hole.
the blow hole

The blow hole.
the blow hole

The blow hole.
the blow hole

Santa Cruz, our journey ends.
Santa Cruz