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“Sunday Funday”

Cetti Bay Eco Sessions
Ranked #3 of 10 Tours in Tumon
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We went here the day after our wedding with family and friends and it was amazing. Very private and fun! Food was delicious and the scenery was just breathtaking especially at sunset. Definitely coming back again .

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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Want to go where there are no crowds --- in fact no other people? This is such a great setting and service. Champ picked us up on the Umatac beach in his small boat and swept us away to paradise! After a quick look at Cella Bay and the old Spanish bridge, we landed on the beach of Cetti Bay. This is a peaceful and tranquil private bay/beach. While it is primitive, that is what we wanted. Champ showed us around the camp, including the small, palm frond hut which houses the flush toilet, then left us to enjoy ourselves while he prepared out meal. He offered a cooler of drinks and we donned our snorkel gear to check out the bay. The waters were calm and the coral was lovely.
Then we returned to hammocks and drinks while taking in the beauty. Shortly, Champ set a table in the shade complete with palm leave table cloth. He served up shrimp and chicken he had prepared using some local herbs. A big pot of rice rounded out the meal, which was delicious!
Soon, we were treated to a walk through the jungles and introduced to herbs, nuts, fruits growing there. We were able to enjoy fresh coconut and other fruits. Also included in our walk were some ancient stones shown while we enjoyed the stories of the past.
Back at the camp, we could enjoy more snorkeling, beach walking, relaxing in the hammocks. There are also swings for kids. As the sun settled into the low western sky, we headed back as the sunset approached.
My husband and I will always remember fondly this ideal afternoon on a really secluded and beautiful part of Guam. We highly recommend this adventure. Champ can do a variety of groups and occasions. He is personable, professional, caring as he shows off the native beauty while also protecting it.
Pick up the phone and call him to work out your private tropical beach encounter.

1  Thank Rita M
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I thought I'd seen most of what Guam had to offer, but Steve and Champ proved me wrong.
They hosted our large group, were flexible on scheduling the pickup from the dock, and helped us cook the food we brought. The fresh coconuts they picked were an extra treat.
While we were mostly there for the swimming and snorkeling, they also led us on a short hike through the forest, showed us some a latte stone, and we got to see the Tailafak Bridge from the boat (original Spanish bridge from 1785).
The campsite is rustic but more than adequate with toilet, shower, kitchen and needed supplies.

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Reviewed 31 July 2015

We drove down to Umatac bay and met up with Steve Shimizu and Champ Quinata. The drive down was great as we were able to see a good portion of the southern side of Guam. Beautiful mountain views on one side with ocean views on the other, completely breathtaking! They took us on the boat for a quick ride to the beach/camp site. We were able to catch glimpses of dolphins during the boat trip so that was awesome!
The site is completely isolated so there was no possibility of being interrupted during the whole time we were there! It is also accessible after a few hours of hiking so they made it convenient and comfortable. We brought the foods we wanted to cook while we were there. The site is equipped with shelter, hammocks, plumbing, running water and power so even though we were isolated and alone, we had all we needed to enjoy ourselves.
The water was crystal clear and the fish had seen few people if any before! We were provided snorkeling gear and my son and I had a great time in the water! Steve was even in the deeper regions past the reef diving and spearing so we had fresh fish on the menu as well!
We relaxed deep into the day. We headed back with the boat hugging the reef so my son could have the opportunity to reel in a fish if there were any bites on the line that was trolling behind!!!
Excellent time and amazing experience!!!

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Reviewed 29 April 2015

We met John "Champ" Quinata at the Cetti Bay Overlook at his coconut stand the day before, where he explained that private beaches of Cetti Bay has been passed down in his family for generations and that he offers tours to share local experiences, including fishing, snorkelling, hiking, and more.

He picked us up at Utamac Bay at 11am the next day on his boat - and the adventure began! For $150 for the two of us, he customized a tour which included food and water, fishing, boating, snorkelling, swimming, and hiking.

During the boat ride to his family's private beach at Cetti Bay, Champ explained various parts of Guam's history, including Chamorro (indigenous people of Guam) legends and customs, colonial and modern history.

We spent part of the day fishing in the open waters and caught, scaled, and gutted the fish that we caught, and ate it for lunch. The meal also included a traditional Chamorro dish (which he BBQed on the beach) and a side of rice which we ate enjoying the view of the private beach. We even had an opportunity to pick our own coconuts from palm trees to drink in the afternoon while relaxing in hammocks.

It was an incredible experience sharing Champ's piece of paradise that not only included a beach, but also a lush jungle - which we explored too. The tour ended with us planting a palm tree on the beach, fishing on our way back to Utamac Bay, and watching the sun set. It was a fantastic way to spend a day off the beaten track in Guam!

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