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Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch and Open Bar

1. Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch and Open Bar

Cruise from Cancun to Isla Mujeres aboard a catamaran. Relax on a picturesque beach and snorkel in tropical waters. Sip on drinks from the open bar. Taste local flavors with the option to select a tour that includes lunch buffet, or pick a tour that includes hotel transfers. Enjoy the views as you cruise along the sea, stopping at a coral reef park along the way for an hour of snorkeling. Swim in the crystal-clear waters while admiring beautiful coral formations, tropical fish, and other fascinating creatures of the sea. Your guide will sprinkle fish food into the water so that you’re surrounded by schools of colorful exotic fish. After snorkeling, head to the beach where you can relax and take in sweeping ocean views while savoring a delicious lunch buffet. Relax under palm trees with your favorite drink and marvel at the beauty of your surroundings.

Isla Mujeres: Catamaran with Snorkel, Open Bar, and Transfer

2. Isla Mujeres: Catamaran with Snorkel, Open Bar, and Transfer

Hop aboard a catamaran bound for Isla Mujeres, a picturesque island off the coast of Cancun known for its gorgeous beaches and snorkeling. After departing from the port, stop to snorkel at a plentiful coral reef. Your onboard guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment and show you the best spots on the reef. Set sail once more for Isla Mujeres to enjoy the soft white sand of Playa Norte beach, lined with palm trees and washed by the blue turquoise sea. After relaxing in the sun, head to the traditional downtown area of Isla Mujeres, a favorite of the locals. Stroll down the picturesque and friendly streets, rent a golf car, or buy a fun souvenir to remember your trip to paradise.

From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Mujeres Day Trip

3. From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Mujeres Day Trip

Explore Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres on a day trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Experience rich cultural heritage and history, have fun snorkeling, relax on beautiful beaches, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Begin with pickup from your hotel in the Cancun area, passing through Playa del Carmen, and arriving at the new private marina, located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Benefit from fast check-in and enjoy a light breakfast that includes sweet bread, fruit, cereal, coffee, and juice. After breakfast and check-in, board the boat and head toward the Ixlache Reef. The reef is located off the coast of Contoy and right at the beginning of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest reef system in the world. Then, try snorkeling with your guide before boarding the ship and heading to Contoy Island. In the event of bad weather, you will do the snorkeling activity on the island in the safety of its shallow waters. Disembark on Contoy Island and have the chance to sightsee with a guide and visit the museum, observatory, and lagoon. Go to the dunes and learn about the flora and fauna species of the island. Alternatively, choose to relax on the beautiful beach or do some more snorkeling in the Caleta area. Next, enjoy a lunch of Pescado Tikinxic, a broiled fish with achiote and other local species as well as broiled chicken, rice, and salad, accompanied by your favorite drink with access to an open bar. Finally, enjoy free time on the beach before boarding the boat and heading to Isla Mujeres. Visit the fishermen’s village or do some shopping, then head back to Cancun.

From Cancun: Catamaran Day Trip to Isla Mujeres

4. From Cancun: Catamaran Day Trip to Isla Mujeres

Enjoy the astonishing colors of the sea while you sail in Catamaran to Isla Mujeres. Live a memorable experience surrounded by colorful fish while snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea. Connect with the beach vibes of Isla Mujeres. Taste local flavors at the beach club if you choose the option that includes buffet lunch. Explore Isla Mujeres at your own pace during your free time in the Island. Make the best out of this experience and add round transportation to this tour. Round transportation is available if you choose this option. There are two departures time to choose from for this tour. If you want to enjoy the Sunset, choose the 12 pm tour. It is worth it.

Cancún: Speedboat, Snorkel & Jet Ski Rental Combo Tour

5. Cancún: Speedboat, Snorkel & Jet Ski Rental Combo Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure with this jam-packed combo tour. All in one day, you can experience the famous Jungle Tour Adventure and rent a jet ski for 30 minutes. During your Jungle Tour, you'll also get to drive your own speedboat and snorkel at Punta Nizúc. And the best part, this tour is eligible for people without any boating experience.  Ride on 13 ft speedboats and jet skis that are easy to drive, safe, stable and completely suitable for first time boaters. You will be taught how to navigate (you steer the wheel just like a car) your own speedboat and jet ski. For the speedboat portion of the day you will follow a highly-trained tour guide as they demonstrate to you the beautiful mangrove canals and Punta Nizúc bay. The snorkelling activity will be taking place at the beautiful Punta Nizúc coral reef, which is part of the second biggest coral reef barrier in the world, a site known for its incredibly clear water, coral reefs and underwater museum.

Cancun: Jungle Tour Adventure with Speedboat and Snorkeling

6. 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 Boat Trip

7. 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: Snorkeling Boat Tour with Hotel Transfer and Gear

8. Cancun: Snorkeling Boat Tour with Hotel Transfer and Gear

1st area: snorkel on a coral reef, full of fish and marine life with an 8-12 feet depth, warm water, and few or non sea currents. 2nd area: admire statues from 2 musa underwater art galleries: “blessings” and “vestiges.” . 3rd area: time to find some turtles, 96-98% chances to see from 1-5 turtles! We might also see and swim with rays. 4th area:explore a shipwreck full of coral and many multicolored fish. The crystal clear water and white sand in this place will make you feel like you are swimming in a natural turquoise pool! 5th Area: : Last but not least, a cenote! Dive in an underwater cenote and explore this fantastic natural formation.

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes

9. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes

After pickup from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya, visit the Ruins of Tulum. Embark on a 45-minute tour with a professional archeologist guide and learn about Mayan history. Explore the site at your own pace.  Next, board your coach and travel to the Xtun Cenote. The drive includes off-roading since the cenote is located in the jungle. Once arriving, enjoy a Mexican buffet-style lunch including Cochinita Pibil ´the pulled pork of Mexico,´ chicken, rice, beans, tortillas, and tortilla chips. Vegetarian options are available upon advance notice. Visit two types of cenotes, stage 1 and stage 2. First, wander through the dry stage 2 cenote and admire the beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations. Following a swim in the wet stage 1 cenote, snorkel, and explore the colorful sea life. After your cenote adventure, enjoy a Mexican-style coffee called Café Olla. Next, head to Akumal Bay, a perfect place for swimming with sea turtles that feed on the seagrass in the bay near you. Put on your provided snorkeling gear — or your own, if you prefer — and enjoy a snorkeling tour of these amazing creatures. Your instructor will guide you through each step of the process to ensure a unique and fun-filled swim experience. A professional photographer will accompany you throughout the day and capture your beautiful moments. Look over the photos at the end and purchase your USB with the guide. Finally, return to the van for transportation back to your hotel.

Cancún: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour & Swim with Dolphins

10. 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.

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4.3 / 5

based on 671 reviews

My partner and I did this tour and it was the best part of our 2.5 week holiday in Mexico! We were offered an upgrade ($50USD) to go on a smaller catamaran with only 30 people instead of 100, it also included extra drinks and docked at a nicer area to explore on the island. It was well worth the extra $. The beach at Isla Mujeres was absolutely breathtaking and the Mexican buffet lunch was so delicious. The boat was fun and we loved snorkelling at two different points in the ocean on the way there. Cannot recommend this tour enough!

Highly recommended for a family activity. Very professional guides. The boat ride is just amazing especially as it goes into the narrow water path. The snorkeling part was good but I had higher expectations as to the different types of fishes.

1000% recommended, our guide Carlos, super friendly and good, as well as the entire OT team, everything was perfectly planned and on time. We really enjoyed each activity and we all love it

Great 3 part tour- highly recommend! Emanuel was a fantastic guide and we had so much fun

This was a great experience for the price we loved every moment of it