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Cancun: Jungle Tour Adventure with Speedboat and Snorkeling

1. Cancun: Jungle Tour Adventure with Speedboat and Snorkeling

Explore the colorful marine life and clear blue waters of the Cancun jungle on this guided water adventure. Get your adrenaline pumping on a speedboat ride around Nichupte Lagoon, and slow the pace down with peaceful snorkeling over the underwater statues at the Punta Nizuc coral reef. Get fitted with a lifejacket and snorkeling equipment at the marina before learning how to operate the speedboat safely. Board your two-seater speedboat to explore the Nichupté Lagoon, which is rich in mangrove vegetation. Navigate through the mangrove jungle as your guide points out the most interesting fauna and flora to ensure that you discover all this unique area has to offer. After around 35 minutes, arrive at the Mayan Coral Reef at Punta Nizuc. See some of the Musa statues that form an underwater museum, where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. After 30 minutes, return your speedboat to the marina.

Cancun: Snorkeling Tour at MUSA The Underwater Museum

2. Cancun: Snorkeling Tour at MUSA The Underwater Museum

Board a boat that will take you to the middle of Isla Mujeres bay, located only 30 minutes away from Cancun. Once the boat has reached the Cancun Underwater Museum of Art, jump into the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea to go snorkeling. Admire more than 400 life-size human figures that are brought to life by coral, algae, and other marine life. The submerged sculptures were designed by Jason de Caires. Continue to the Manchones Reef, where you will have another chance to go snorkeling. You will be able to see various types of fish, as well as sea turtles, rays.

Cancún: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour & Swim with Dolphins

3. Cancún: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour & Swim with Dolphins

Take a catamaran cruise to Isla Mujeres, with a stop to snorkel at Cancún Underwater Museum en route. Explore the island, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, and relax at the beach club. Get up close to dolphins. Play with them, hug them, and shake hands. Learn all about these intelligent creatures. Board the catamaran at Playa Langosta and head straight to Cancún Underwater Museum. Put on a snorkel and mask and take a dip to discover the creative sculptures on the seabed. Marvel at how nature has taken over, adding its own twist to these artworks. Spot fish and other marine life. Climb back aboard the catamaran to head to Isla Mujeres, one of three Magical Towns in Quintana Roo. Embark on a guided tour of the center of the island for an hour. Discover its natural wealth, Mayan vestiges, and Caribbean culture. Immerse yourself in the island's relaxed, romantic atmosphere. Next, have a short briefing before your swim with dolphins. Choose between 3 options, ranging from 40 to 60 minutes. Take part in different activities such as handshaking, hugging, and belly-riding. Feel the excitement of being foot pushed by dolphins. Learn about the species from the specialists. Finally, enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch and take advantage of the open bar at the Discovery Island beach club. Sunbathe on a lounge chair, take a dip in the swimming pools, and generally unwind after your fun-filled morning. Return to Cancún aboard the catamaran in a party atmosphere.

Cancun: Scuba Diving for Beginners, 2 Dives

4. Cancun: Scuba Diving for Beginners, 2 Dives

Take a scuba dive lesson for one day and have the opportunity to dive in popular spots in the crystal waters of Cancun without need for a scuba certification. Learn the basic of scuba diving in a pool, then explore the underwater world with two tank dives in the ocean. After filling out a short medical form, you will take theory lessons and pool practice to learn the basics of scuba diving, then you will do two tank ocean dives. The first dive tales place at MUSA Underwater Museum and the second dive at Manchones reef.

Cancun: Snorkeling Boat Trip

5. Cancun: Snorkeling Boat Trip

Amazing snorkeling tour, ideal for everyone: experts, little or no experience. Get ready to remember this tour as something outstanding during your Cancun vacation. Tons of colorful fish, living coral reefs, turtles in their natural habitat and an impressive shipwreck, are waiting for you in this 2 hours ride under the sea, where the entire area does not exceed 4 meters deep, with warm, calm waters and very light sea currents. Our marina is located 1 km away from the reef, approximately 5 minutes by boat. The Snorkel tour is divided into 4 visits, with 3 dives: First visit: Enjoy the (El Meco) coral reef, one of the best preserved in the Great Mayan Reef, full of fish and marine life. The reef has depths of 2.5 to 4 meters with different coral formations and schools of fish. Second visit: Our second visit is to an underwater museum, where we will admire two underwater art galleries, art interaction and the environment in the Caribbean Sea. Beautiful works of art, with a spectacular turquoise blue background. Third visit: The point for finding turtles, we have 96 to 98% chances of finding 1 to 5 turtles. We can also find and swim with manta rays. Fourth visit: Visit a sunken boat, full of marine life, multicolored coral and schools of fish of different species. It is a semi-submerged boat and perched on a sandbank that makes around it, a natural pool of turquoise water, it is impressive!

Cancun: Paradise Snorkel at Reef and Underwater Museum

6. Cancun: Paradise Snorkel at Reef and Underwater Museum

Board a motorboat and enjoy a ride out to Punta Nizuc reef where a floating platform is waiting for you. From here, plunge into the crystal-clear waters and discover a reef full of corals to admire the stunning underwater world. The shallow waters provide a calm sheltered snorkel site so beginners can learn the basics of snorkeling. Enjoy hopping in and out of the water at your own pace. The platform makes it easy for kids and adults to access the water. Refresh yourself with a cold drink or beer available on the platform before diving back in to explore the MUSA, Cancun Underwater Art Museum. If the weather allows it, you can see 16 statues under the water including the ‘The Garden of Hope’, ‘Timebomb’, and ‘The Last Supper'.

Cancun: Subsee Explorer Ride

7. Cancun: Subsee Explorer Ride

Come and enjoy an adventure in the SubSee Explorer, a mix between a yellow submarine and a glass-bottomed boat. Depart for Punta Nizuc Reef on a fast boat. Once you are there, board the SubSee. The air-conditioned ride is narrated in English and Spanish and points out the different coral reef species, marine life, and the exotic fish you'll see on the ride. You will also be able to see part of the Cancun Underwater Museum which combines art with nature in the form of incredible life-sized statues. This tour is a great choice for kids or non-swimmers who want to explore the underwater world.

Cancun: Water Sports Combo Adventure & Mayan Ruins

8. Cancun: Water Sports Combo Adventure & Mayan Ruins

Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey that will elevate your senses and immerse you in the natural wonders of the Caribbean paradise. Feel the wind in your hair and the thrill in your heart as you ascend to breathtaking heights during our Parasail Flight. Soar effortlessly for a duration of 10 to 12 minutes, reaching an impressive altitude of up to 80 meters (260 feet). Gaze upon the azure expanse of the Caribbean Sea and the enchanting Nichupté lagoon, capturing a view that will forever be etched in your memory. Delve into the depths of wonder with our Snorkel Tour, a two-hour aquatic escapade that promises exploration like no other. Traverse four distinct locations, each revealing a unique facet of the underwater realm. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of reef snorkeling, where a kaleidoscope of marine life dances before your eyes. Marvel at the profound artistry of "The Blessings," an ethereal gallery nestled within the Underwater Museum, a true testament to the harmonious coexistence of art and nature. Prepare for an encounter of the most enchanting kind as you interact with graceful turtles amidst the swaying sea grass. The magic of these moments is yours to cherish, a connection with nature that transcends the ordinary. And just when you think the journey couldn't get more extraordinary, we present the crown jewel of this expedition—the opportunity to explore a genuine Shipwreck, a testament to history's embrace by the ocean's embrace. Visit an authentic Mayan archaeological site in combination with the Snorkel and/or Parasail tour. Your comfort and convenience are paramount, which is why we provide roundtrip transportation, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience from start to finish. Let the allure of the Caribbean beckon you.

Cancun: Clear Boat Tour with Beer

9. Cancun: Clear Boat Tour with Beer

Embark on a unique and exciting adventure with our glass boat tour that promises to be an unforgettable experience. The tour begins by entering the beautiful Nichupte Lagoon, which is a natural reserve covering over 3,000 hectares of pristine waters and lush vegetation. As we sail through the lagoon in our 100% transparent boat, you'll be able to observe the fascinating ecosystem below, including a wide variety of birds, fish, and other aquatic animals. After a leisurely and informative cruise through the lagoon, we'll head towards the breathtaking Caribbean Sea, where crystal-clear waters and colorful marine life will take your breath away. Our all-glass boat offers unparalleled visibility, allowing you to fully appreciate the beauty of the coral reefs and the diverse aquatic creatures that call this area home. Get ready to spot turtles, manta rays, snails, starfish, and a myriad of other species that will leave you in awe. But that's not all - our expert guides will provide you with informative and educational insights into the marine life and coral formations that you'll encounter during the tour, making this an enriching experience for all ages. So if you're a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or simply looking for a unique and unforgettable experience in the Caribbean, this glass boat tour is the perfect fit for you. Don't miss out on this limited-time offer! Book now and take advantage of our special promotion, which includes a discounted rate for bookings made within the next 24 hours. Join us on this incredible adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Cancun: Sunrise Snorkeling Tour with 5 Stops and Pickup

10. Cancun: Sunrise Snorkeling Tour with 5 Stops and Pickup

Cancun is more than sea and sand. There is a place between the bay of Isla Mujeres and Cancun that under its pure and crystalline waters shelters more than 200 marine species in their natural habitat, from colorful fish to sea turtles, a natural spectacle worthy of admiring at least once in a lifetime. Its geographical location gives this site a perfect position to receive one of the most spectacular phenomena on the planet, the sunrise in Cancun. When the first rays of sunlight penetrate the crystal clear waters of the reef in the Mexican Caribbean, we are treated to a spectacle of colors, purity, and immensity. 7:00 am the sun rises to give us its first rays of light, the 2 hours of the best snorkeling tour in Cancun begin. As we travel a couple of minutes by boat to the first point of our snorkel tour, we will see the sunrise in Cancun with the breeze in our faces, while the crew gives us the last indications in English and Spanish. We have our gear on and well adjusted, a vest for non-swimmers (which keeps you afloat at all moments, knowing how to swim is no longer a priority) or one for experienced swimmers, professional fins, and comfortable masks for all styles and ages. We make the first dive of our snorkeling tour at the Meco reef. The water has a perfect temperature (approximately 23°C), you just need to put your head underwater to start enjoying this incredible show of lights and reflections, and suddenly everything becomes calm and happy. Congratulations! You are already under the effect that nature causes on us, now you are connected with her, again. At each of the points of our snorkeling tour in Cancun, we will discover different ecosystems and species, all illuminated by the sun rays that adorn as reflectors the sea grasses where we will snorkeling with turtles that always kindly will offer us a natural spectacle worthy of a documentary. We will snorkel in shipwrecks full of fish and underwater cenotes, always accompanied by our guides and paparazzi photographers ready to take the best moments of this adventure. Upon returning to the Marina Punta Norte dock, a warm shower and a freshly baked chicken bake will be perfect for relaxing. Once we have relaxed and enjoyed a snack, we can pick up our pictures at the ticket booth. Our transportation service (round trip and included) is already waiting for us to return to our hotel, we will never forget this day. More than a Cancun snorkeling tour you have just lived a new experience

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4.6 / 5

based on 297 reviews

A great day out! We initially just booked the catamaran & dolphin experience but glad we changed to this one! The catamaran is big & you can sit in the sun whilst on it. Snorkelling equipment is included in the price (only a short swim in the ocean, not a huge amount to see but still an experience). Drinks were also included on the boat - Both alcoholic and nonalcoholic. We then went to Isla Mujeres where you get 2 hours to explore. You can rent a buggy or get a taxi tour to drive round the island & take photos at tourist spots (both options are around $50) we jumped in with another couple so it only cost us $25 to do. They then take you straight to Dolphin Discovery … such an AMAZING experience!! The buffet food here was delicious, couldn’t fault it. Having done the Royal Swim and Swim Adventure in the past, I’d happily recommend the middle package (Adventure) over the Royal Swim, but definitely pay for the photos! We finally headed back to Cancun whilst watching the sunset.

Our experience was awesome! We were beginners, never done this before, but Gaby was very patient and explained everything about the diving. Now we feel like the experience divers and would do it again and again. Recommend this tour for everyone, beginner or not! The underwater museum situated between Cancun and Isla Mujeres and the place close to Isla Mujeres Island (where the divings are organized) are places to be seen! PS: If you’re more than 45 years old, you need a medical check.

Such a fun excursion..the boats are pretty fast and easy to drive. The guide was fun and the snorkling was cool as well. We even came across a stingray.. You will definitely enjoy yourself. Jimmy was our guide and he was great

We had a great time on this excursion! The staff was very good with instructions and also a lot of fun! Snorkeling was amazing and it was the perfect amount of time! Would definitely recommend.

Great experience with Brian. We were in a small group so we had lots of attention. Experience of a life time. Got some great pics and vids.