Nichupté Lagoon

Nichupté Lagoon: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Paradise Snorkel at Reef and Underwater Museum

2. 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'.

Cancún: Speedboat, Snorkel & Jet Ski Rental Combo Tour

3. 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.

Cancún: Transparent Boat Tour with Drinks

4. Cancún: Transparent Boat Tour with Drinks

Cruise through the turquoise waters of the Caribbean on a completely transparent boat. Relax onboard, enjoy two beers, see some of Cancún's amazing flora and fauna, and take some incredible photos to show your friends. The crystal clear waters of Nichupté lagoon are truly mesmerizing. As you glide through the water enjoy the incredible colors of nature all around you, with birds perched in the mangroves and fish swimming in the reef below the boat.

Cancun: Columbus The Romantic Dinner Cruise

5. Cancun: Columbus The Romantic Dinner Cruise

Board a romantic cruise aboard a Spanish Galleon. For dinner, choose between a surf 'n' turf menu, lobster dinner menu, ribeye menu, or vegetarian menu, served with a baked potato and steamed vegetables. Spend the rest of the evening dancing with the one you love admiring the breathtaking views of the Nichupté Lagoon, accompanied by live saxophone music. For the duration of the cruise, enjoy an open bar, with some of the best cocktails in Cancun.

Cancun: Skip-the-Line Mayan Museum & San Miguelito Site

6. Cancun: Skip-the-Line Mayan Museum & San Miguelito Site

Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Mayan Museum of Cancun and explore an exhibition space dedicated to the culture and history of the Mayan people. See one of the most historically significant archaeological collections of Mayan material culture in the entire world and visit the San Miguelito Archaeological Site with this attraction ticket. Enter the museum with your skip-the-line ticket to the Cancun Mayan Museum and get ready to enjoy an artistic and historical experience. Admire the museum's entrance, decorated with sculptures of Jan Hendrix that represent the surroundings of the region on a water surface. Explore the exhibition space, composed of three halls of eight meters high. Stop in different showrooms, whose walls feature coated glass, which allows a magnificent view of the forest of San Miguelito and the Nichupte lagoon. Learn more about the museum's collection and admire various historical artifacts along the way, as Cancun Mayan Museum houses one of the most significant archaeological collections of the Mayan culture in the world. Take advantage of the included access to the San Miguelito Archaeological Site. Explore the site's various features, and see structures that once held wooden houses and palms, where families lived during the last years before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. Marvel at the material culture of the Mayan people while learning about their history with this attraction ticket perfect for all ages.

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: Waverunner in Nichupte Lagoon

8. Cancun: Waverunner in Nichupte Lagoon

Rent a Waverunner in Cancun for half an hour or a full hour, and soon feel the wind in your hair, a knot in your stomach, and the excitement of hitting the open water. Learn how to operate one of these well-maintained Yamaha Waverunners from a knowledgeable instructor. Receive full instructions prior to your rental so that you can ride freely, no license required. Then hop on the Waverunner and hit the water for an exhilarating time on the ocean or in the lagoon.

Cancún: Skyrider Parasailing Experience

9. Cancún: Skyrider Parasailing Experience

Sit back in comfort and gaze at the impressive sites of the Nichupté Lagoon and Cancún Hotel Zone from the sky. Experience the peaceful atmosphere flying in the sky provides, but be thrilled by the heights you'll be at. This parasailing experience for two begins with instructions before enjoying a slow and smooth rise above the water from a platform on the back of a boat. Take in the astounding views of Cancún as you ascend into the air. Spend 10 minutes in flight before descending. The unique design of the parasailing equipment allows for a comfortable and secure ride, providing a chance of a lifetime experience.

Cancun: Speedboat Mangrove Jungle & Snorkel Tour

10. Cancun: Speedboat Mangrove Jungle & Snorkel Tour

Admire the local sea life on this amazing snorkelling tour from Cancun. You will receive a warm welcome and instructions from the guide before you set off towards Punta Nizuc. As you navigate through the winding channels, sit back, enjoy the beauty of nature, and look out for the local wildlife. The lagoon is home to many creatures such as leopard frogs, iguanas, white turtles, and crabs - it is a jungle out there after all. The Mesoamerican reef is the second largest reef in the world, presenting a variety of places to snorkel in Cancun. Emerge from the luscious Mangroves into the Caribbean and the turquoise waters will take your breath away. As you snorkel on the Punta Nizuc reef, you will see why this area is famous for its abundance of sea life, fish, and astounding coral reef formations. The team of snorkel guides will point out things not to be missed and will also be on hand to assist beginners.

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What people are saying about Nichupté Lagoon

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 304 reviews

This was an exceptional outing in every way. Our guide, Ricardo was THE BEST! The boats are a blast to drive and this is absolutely the best snorkeling experience I've ever had. There were so many beautiful fish and the coral reefs were fascinating. The tour was the perfect amount of time (about 2 hours) and a bargain for what we got. We loved the photos and drone video as well. That was a super awesome surprise to see when we got back to the dock (and worth every penny).

Very fun activity. Perfect to connect with nature for a good time. The Guide Andrés very friendly and very cordial. Super Recommended.

Excellent tour, very professional and knowledgable guide. Some amazing wildlife in beautiful scenery would highly reccomend.

Amazing tour with a fantastic guide George, loved the speed boat and the snorkelling. Very professional and a fun trip

Very good guide, he helped us all the time and was on the lookout, excellent price-quality, exceeded expectations