Not a tour, just hanging with friends that happen to be locals

We are a 100% non commercial adventure company; we do not work with tour operators and we do not advertise in your hotel - Why?

We won't sell out! We will give you the personal service that you deserve on your vacation. You are not a dollar sign, you are treasured clients. Your Local Quickie will take you to places that are hidden gems off the beaten tourist track and fill you with knowledge, information and fun that only a local can.

Safety is our number one priority followed by preservation of the environment, with having fun fun fun as a very close 3rd! All of our vehicles are legal, federally licensed and insured, with a chauffeur for your safety and peace of mind. Local experience has allowed us to forge relations with the very best service providers in the area and be able to offer unique experiences.

We are customer focused and understand your time is limited on your vacation You not only invest your hard earned money when you choose an adventure, it is also your vacation time, so we strive to make great memories with you!

Please look at our Excursions to see what a Local Quickie can offer you!



Please look at our Excursions to see what a Local Quickie can offer you!

Our Humble Beginnings

to Today....

Our Story

We are nothing without you!

From the beginning we have always been focussed on bringing you a fun, adventurous and safe time. See how we've grown to continue to bring you the best adventures and options to please and delight you....

our faithful family and friends!

  • Our Humble Beginnings

    Captain Quickie

    Our founder Captain Quickie has been in the area for 30 years, after building his company in Puerto Aventuras, then online the business grew and the need arose for an office -or- a "Local" as it is in Spanish.

  • Search for the Best!

    Local Quickies is Born

    Then he searched for the best of the best adventure guides in the area to serve the elite couples, groups and individuals that holiday here in the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, as Captain Quickie could not be on every adventure personally every time. The Local Quickie was then born.

  • Exploring

    In the Mayan Riviera, Playa del Carmen

    So a Local Quickie is YOUR point of contact in the Mayan Riviera, Playa del Carmen we are your walking, talking guide books!

  • Our Present Vision

    Satisfied Friends

    Years of experience have brought us to where we are today. We don't serve clients, we serve you, our friends...with the best excursions around.

  • Be Part
    Of Our

Our Amazing Crew

An introduction to your Local Quickies.

Thank you for considering Local Quickies to spend your day of fun in the sun. To give you a bit of background information on our company, all of our Local Quickie guides are all knowledgeable, fun qualified individuals that will make your vacation unforgettable, you will feel like you have a friend in Paradise.

Primarily we would like to let you know that your safety is our number one priority. All of our Local Quickie tour guides are Emergency First Responders (EFR) and CPR first aid qualified by PADI, also they are Sea turtle awareness trained. All of our vehicles and vessels are insured and bonded for tourism.

Captain Quickie

Founder and Principle

Degree in Business Economics. Former Series 7 Stockbroker (New York City). Certified & Licensed Yacht Captain. SECTUR (Secretary of Tourism) certified turtle Guide. PADI CPR/EFR(Emergency First Responder) Certified. PADI Rescue Diver since 1984. Red Cross of Mexico First Aid/ CPR certified. Speaks English and Spanish.

Amy Hughes de Romano

Co Founder and Guest Relations Manager

Degree in Business Marketing, ISO 9004 Quality Management and Project Management Professional (PMP)


Excursion Leader

SECTUR (Secretary of Tourism) certified turtle Guide. PADI CPR/EFR(Emergency First Responder), Open Water and Advance. Red Cross of Mexico First Aid/CPR certified. Speaks English, Italian and Spanish.

Manuel Quijada "Manny"

Excursion Leader

SECTUR (Secretary of Tourism) certified turtle Guide. PADI CPR/EFR(Emergency First Responder) Certified PADI Rescue Diver, Open Water and Advance. Red Cross of Mexico First Aid/CPR certified. Speaks English and Spanish.

All of our Local Quickies are Bilingual English and Spanish we also have French speaking guides, please state if you require any of these languages at the time of booking and we will ensure the right guide is matched to your needs. As we limit our numbers to 12 passengers per van and no more than 36 people on the catamaran your Local Quickies will show you the Mayan Riviera the VIP way.

Please look at our Excursions to see what a Local Quickie can offer you!



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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most common questions

You can use the mail form in our contact section - or contact us by phone

Yes... ! Mexico is a huge and diverse country and sadly the US media is portraying the whole of Mexico as being unsafe! The violence in Mexico, because it is a sad and true reality, is located on the border towns (border with the USA). Now, when you eliminate these hot spots, focusing on Riviera Maya, the all inclusive resorts here are gated, guarded and have strong security presence.

We would not be a world wide travel destination if it were unsafe. It is like anywhere else in the world, practice some prudence and you will be safe. Now for the water safety, our beaches for the most part are situated behind a barrier reef. So, the waves are small (and I mean inches). We do not have a rough surf nor riptides for most of the coast, your hotel will have a flag system on the beach also.

As far as our company goes, we place your safety before all and our water activities are in protected areas. Preservation of the environment 2nd and having fun in a very close 3rd. If somebody's idea of fun puts safety or environment at threat, we would decline their business. We are not having fun if we are getting hurt, right?

Yes we pick up from most hotels, however, some areas do carry an extra transportation cost($15 USD for Puerto Morelos $20 USD extra per person at Cancun)

Our meeting point for downtown Playa Del Carmen hotels is at the Scotia Bank located at 10th Avenue and Constituyentes.

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This adventure is suitable for MOST ages, however, it is not recommended for small babies and toddlers. We do not have an upperage limit, but guests are advised that there is some light activities and so guests are required to be in reasonably good health.

Not necessarily, but you need to be comfortable in the water with flotation aids. Our guests are provided with lifejackets for all inwater activities and our Adventure Guides carry a LifeSaver with them to assist any nonswimmers.

Please advise at time of booking if there are any nonswimmers in your group. If more support is required, we can adjust our groups accordingly to provide extra in-water supervision.

Absolutely not! Our guides will give you a full detailed briefing about how to use the equipment and comfortable snorkeling techniques before any inwater activity.

If you are nervous, please let your guide know and they will give you extra supervision to ensure you feel comfortable at all times.

  • A towel
  • tshirt to snorkel in if you are sensitive to the sun
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera if you like
  • Underwater camera (optional)
  • Biodegradable sunscreen (our guides will have this available for our guests on every tour, but we do recommend you having your own bottle during your vacation, to minimize damage to the local coral reefs and marine life)
  • A light sweater or jacket for around sunset on the catamaran (recommended during the winter months if there is a light evening wind).
  • Tip money to leave the crew (optional and at guest discretion)

Please refer to our payment and cancellation terms, sent to guest at time of booking.

You may see Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Blue Tangs, Seargent Majors, Stingrays, Turtles, Squids, Jacks, Barracudas, Parrotfish and perhaps some birds like pelicans, sea eagles, frigate birds, herons and storks, also iguanas and lizards and much much more!!!

Why not ask your guide for one of our Wildlife Journals ideal for children and big kids alike!!!

Mother Nature pending and ocean conditions pending we will enter turtle bay. We will not snorkel in rough sea conditions but you will have the option to re schedule or be refunded

There are restroom facilities located within the office on your arrival in the morning, there are bathrooms at lunch and there are also bathrooms at Tulum Beach, on the catamaran and at the jungle zipline park.

Motion sickness is always possible, but minimal due to the size of our vessel. Be sure to let us know before-hand if you are prone to motion sickness. For most of our adventures, unless specified, we use the largest catamaran in the Caribbean. She is 82ft long and 40ft wide, with over 3000 square feet of space. This former racing catamaran sits very low in the water and so the rocking effect is minimal. We also have a secret natural remedy for seasickness that we will share with you on the day!

This is available for some tours. Please inquire at time of booking and we will do everything possible to make it happen.

Yes we have T shirts on sale for $20 USD

For sure! Please discuss your specific dietary requirements at the time of booking. Our standard menu is fish tacos, chicken fajitas or cheese quesadillas

Absolutely and what a wonderful gift for a loved one or friend!!!

Please let us know at the time of booking.


Yes it is 250lbs or 110 Kilograms.

We accept US dollars, Euros, British Pound and Pesos. All prices are US Dollars payment in Pesos or Credit Cards will be converted to Pesos using the exchange rate published by the Federal Tax Franchise SAT the day payment is finalized

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US/Canada: (954)623-3144

Mexico: (984)802-8549

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