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Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

1. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

Spend the day on an all-inclusive snorkeling tour to Isla Mujeres. See colorful marine life, stunning beaches, and vibrant downtown as you explore the island. Start your tour with a prompt air-conditioned van transfer to bring you safely from your hotel to the private marina inside Cancun's Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Listen to a briefing about the day as you enjoy a quick morning snack of coffee, juices, water, fruit, and sweet rolls. Hop onto a boat and make your first snorkeling stop for 45 minutes en route to Isla Mujeres at the Punta Sam Reef. Then the boat will navigate around the island from South to North. Explore the hidden canals of Isla Mujeres, finding places that you cannot access on other tours. After this, head over to the Beach Club for a delicious buffet lunch served along with your favorite drink. Next, cross over to Playa Norte beach, considered one of the world's nicest beaches, and enjoy its crystal clear waters as you try some more snorkeling. Make your last stop in Isla Mujeres downtown for 1 hour of free time to walk around. The colorful town is considered a "Pueblo Magico" because of its natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts, and great hospitality. Head back and enjoy music, drinks, and dancing on the boat ride back to the Marina in Cancun. Return to the private facility at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal, and take a comfortable return transfer back to your hotel.

From Cancún: Isla Mujeres Sunset Catamaran Cruise

2. From Cancún: Isla Mujeres Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Get picked up in Cancun and enjoy a magnificent sunset at Isla Mujeres. Discover the charm of Isla Mujeres by embarking on a Caribbean sunset cruise.  Walk through downtown Isla Mujeres and admire its colorful streets. Learn all of its history and legends, then head to Playa Norte beach. Go for a quick swim before sunset in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  Admire the amazing views of Cancun Bay and visit places like the church, the esplanade at City Hall, and the pier or “malecón,” located next to the Mexican Caribbean. Witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Mexican Caribbean. Take memories with you to last a lifetime.

Cancun & Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour + Playa Norte Beach

3. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour + Playa Norte Beach

Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with the largest concentration of Whale Sharks in the world, just north of Isla Contoy.  Start your tour with early morning pickup from any hotel or Airbnb in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, and Tulum. Head towards the all-new private marina located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal in Cancun for a quick check-in. Before boarding, enjoy pastries with coffee while listening to the instructions and safety briefing.  Once in the boat, get kitted out with mandatory life vests and full snorkeling gear. All boats depart at 8 AM and navigate for approximately 45 minutes to the whale shark area north of Contoy. Once you have found the sharks, begin the swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy 2 to 3 immersions per person always with 2 people and 1 guide in the water. Spend a full 2.5 hours in total with the Whale Sharks, also observing Manta Rays, Dolphins, and Turtles.  After swimming with the sharks, make a final stop in beautiful Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres, considered one of the 20 most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, the boats will remain for about 1 hour for you to relax on the beach or do some more snorkeling. Return to Cancun at around 1 PM where the transportation will take you back to your hotel or Airbnb.

From Cancún: Half-Day Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

4. From Cancún: Half-Day Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

Expereince the ultimate adrenaline rush in the Mexican Caribbean on this whale shark snorkeling tour from Cancun. Swim and snorkel with these gentle giants in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Be picked up from hotel in Cancun or the Riviera Maya and transfer to the marina to board a boat. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages on the way to the snorkeling site. Put on your snorkeling gear and get a safety briefing on what to expect in the sea before jumping into the ocean to snorkel with the world’s biggest fish. Come face-to-face with adult specimens that can measure up to 13 meters in length. Swim with the whale sharks for about 2 hours before heading to Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres to enjoy a delicious lunch. Return to the marina where a vehicle will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Cancun: 3-Hour Kayak Tour in Nichupte Lagoon

5. Cancun: 3-Hour Kayak Tour in Nichupte Lagoon

An experienced guide will welcome you, if you are a begginer you will get very good tips for kayaking, once equipped you will trip through the canals of the lagoon, admiring the flora and fauna of this jewel of nature, enjoy the experience watching baby mangroves, the cave and their clear water, relax, have fun and learn about this important habitat, you will live this amazing surrounded by nature in the jungle, we make a stop to take some pictures and relax, we provide bottle of water and snack, the guide will be all the trip with you making your experience a memorable trip. You could choice take the activity early a nice morning, at noon with the beautifull sun of Cancun or at in the sunset. Some species of birds and fishes that you could see, albatrosses, herons, hawks, cormorants, cao birds, stingray, barracudas, puffer fish, needle fish, starfish and many others. Perfect for families, friends, couples or solo travelers, this activity is unique in the beautifull Cancun .

Riviera Maya: Parasailing Tour

6. Riviera Maya: Parasailing Tour

Witness panoramic views of Maroma Beach from up high during a 12-minute parasailing experience. Glide over paradisiacal surroundings and complete your outing with a delicious meal at the Maroma Beach Club with a credit. Start your day of adventure with a convenient pickup service from your hotel in Riviera Maya or Cancun. Hop aboard your air-conditioned van and relax as you are taken to Maroma Beach. Once you arrive, get ready for your parasailing journey. From up high, experience an adrenaline-fuelled flight over the lush palm trees, white sandy beach, and turquoise Caribbean Sea. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as you behold 360-degree panoramic views of the beach. Enjoy a meal at the Maroma Beach Club with a store credit worth USD 10. At the end of your adventure, enjoy a convenient drop-off service back to your accommodation.

Cancun: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Isla Mujeres

7. Cancun: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Isla Mujeres

Embark on a day of fun in the sun aboard a double-decker catamaran. Swim and snorkel in coastal reefs, slide down the waterslide and jump from the trampoline into beautiful, clear waters. Breakfast and lunch are included onboard along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  Meet the group near the Cancun hotel zone and let the adventure begin, learning some salsa moves on the way to Isla Mujeres. Choose the snorkeling or all-inclusive options and explore the Musa and El Meco Reef areas underwater, or just enjoy jumping and sliding off the boat in the sun.  After the snorkeling, the bar will open, serving a selection of national alcoholic beverages. The party continues while your crew prepares a full lunch of ceviche, beef and chicken fajitas, quesadillas, salad, rice, and guacamole.  Next, disembark on Isla Mujeres and explore the island on foot or by golf cart (all-inclusive option only). For those exploring on foot, make sure to check out the lively streets full of handicraft shops, bars, restaurants, and friendly locals. A trip to the beautiful North Beach is also a must. For those exploring by golf cart, travel up the rocky coast and check out Ixchel’s temple, the Mayan goddess for fertility. At the end of the day, return to the boat where the party continues with drinks, dancing, and music until just before sunset.

Playa del Carmen: Parasailing Adventure with Transfer

8. Playa del Carmen: Parasailing Adventure with Transfer

Feel the thrill of flying as you enjoy an unparalleled view of the Caribbean Sea and its white-sand beaches from the sky. A boat will propel you to new heights with a spectacular experience you can enjoy by yourself or with a companion. This is an incredible trip in the sky with the experience of parasailing: a parachute is tied to a boat, and whips you up in the air over the turquoise waters with the assistance of professional guides and with the most modern and safe equipment. This tour include transportation round trip from your hotel, snacks and refreshing soft drinks. You will fly from the world-famous Playa Maroma. Relax and enjoy the view from above. The supplier is trained by PAPO, the Professional Association of Parasailing Operators and follows all their strict operating and safety standards, so you can be assured of a safe and fun experience.

From Cancun and Riviera Maya: ATV and Speed Boat Adventure

9. From Cancun and Riviera Maya: ATV and Speed Boat Adventure

Feel the thrill of driving an ATV through the jungle and challenging the waves in a speed boat on an action–packed journey surrounded by the most beautiful natural environments. Enjoy a wonderful day full of fun on land and water on the beautiful beach of Maroma in the Riviera Maya considered one of most beautiful beaches in the world. Drive your four–wheel ATV for 45 minutes and feel the rush of riding your speed boat for another 45 minutes on the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. This tour includes transportation from hotels in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya.

From Cancun: ATV and Speed Boat Adventure

10. From Cancun: ATV and Speed Boat Adventure

Feel the thrill of driving an ATV through the jungle and challenging the waves in a speed boat on an action–packed journey, surrounded by the most beautiful natural environments. Enjoy a wonderful day full of fun on land and water on the beautiful beach of Maroma in the Riviera Maya, considered one of most beautiful beaches in the world. Drive your four–wheel ATV for 45 minutes and feel the rush of riding your speed boat or of a wave runner for another 45 minutes on the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. This tour includes transportation from hotels in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya. 

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 321 reviews

It was very pleasant relaxing time in a quiet atmosphere around nature. Guide Axel is a friendly person, ready to answer questions. Kayaking experience is required to pass waves in open laguna area if windy and coming against water flow in some areas. A small sandy beach on a way back is a nice place to relax in soft waves. I have enjoyed this kayak trip).

I had a private tour because it was the first of the day. It was such a magical experience kayaking through the mangrove! I saw baracudas and this amazing rare horseshoe crab

Awesome excursion! Around 2 hour kayak throughout the mangroves, plus a small break on a little beach! Gabby was informative and super friendly. Definitely recommend!

Had a fabulous time! Crew made the trip so enjoyable and welcoming, defo recommended

Very nice trip, unfortunately the snorkeling was neglected.