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Tulum Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Tulum Sailing trips & boat tours

Tulum: Private Snorkel and Sailing Experience

1. Tulum: Private Snorkel and Sailing Experience

Enjoy a sailboat ride in front of the Tulum ruins before dipping into the water to snorkel and explore the reef to see corals and fishes in their natural habitat. Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities to remember your experience. The experience starts at the Pocna Tulum Hotel beach, where your crew for the day will be waiting for you. After meeting the staff, seeing the boat, and getting a short safety introduction briefing, set off on your sailing adventure. Once on the water, immediately start taking in views of the clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean. During the tour, the captain will show you the famous ruins of the Castle in Tulum. See the ruins from a rare up-close perspective on the water. Learn about ancient Mayan people who used this important city as a port. Stop near the reed and grab your snorkel equipment to start the snorkel activity. Marvel at the flora and fauna of Mesoamerican Reef, the second-largest reef in the world. Enjoy approximately 45 minutes of snorkeling. After your sailing adventure, get taken back to the Pocna Tulum Hotel beach, after which you are free to stay at the beach club to purchase drinks and food and explore at your own pace.

From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

2. From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

After pickup, on the way to Tulum, learn from your guides about the sea turtles and diverse marine life of the Great Mayan Reef, as well as the unique natural conditions of the cenotes. In Tulum, snorkeling equipment is provided and as you head out on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, you get a rare view of the impressive Mayan city of Tulum. Swim with sea turtles, and admire the colorful Mesoamerican reef, full of fish and wonderful corals. After your scuba dive, it’s time for a snack and a drive to Chikin-ha. There, explore the fantastic underground world of caverns and natural sinkholes as you visit cenotes. In some of the cenotes, enjoy a refreshing swim in their crystal-clear waters, surrounded by natural scenery. Last, experience a guided tour by foot of the last cenote to discover stalactites, stalagmites, sacred plants, and learn about the rituals of the ancient Mayans.

Quintana Roo: Whale Shark Swim, Private Boat Trip, and Lunch

3. Quintana Roo: Whale Shark Swim, Private Boat Trip, and Lunch

Enjoy a private boat tour with plenty of time to swim with whale sharks. Try fresh local food for lunch. Following pickup from your hotel in Cancún, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, or Tulum, climb aboard the air-conditioned private van to be taken straight to the port. Enjoy a quick breakfast at the marina. Then, listen to your expert guide share the activity briefing and safety rules. Next, set sail to an area popular with whale sharks near Isla Contoy. Swim with these incredible fish. Enjoy the perks of a private tour: more chances to jump in and swim with the sharks and no waiting for other travelers. After your swim, sail to Playa Norte at Isla Mujeres for lunch. Taste fresh fish ceviche and relax on the top-rated beach. Finally, relax on the sail back to Punta Sam Port before taking your van transfer back to your hotel.

From Playa del Carmen: Bacalar and Lake Tour with Lunch

4. From Playa del Carmen: Bacalar and Lake Tour with Lunch

This Bacalar tour from Playa del Carmen immerses you in the natural beauty, culture, and history of a “Magic Town” of Mexico. Explore the charming village of Bacalar known for its famous Lagoon of Seven Colors and relax with lunch provided on the tour. With round-trip transportation and an expert guide, explore the lagoons and canals looking for pirate treasure and learning about the fascinating history of this place. Sail in a small boat with your guide who will introduce you to Bacalar's fascinating history dating back to the ancient Maya, the Spanish conquistadors, and the pirates of the Caribbean too. Cruise down Pirates Channel and listen to tales of days gone by. Swim in the natural beauty of Bacalar and immerse yourself in the Cocalitos and Esmeralda cenotes to refresh from the heat and take in the perfect day in paradise.

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What people are saying about Tulum

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 58 reviews

Absolutely recommended if you are looking for an adventurous activity in Tulum. Our guide/captain Gustavo showed us the beautiful side of Tulum from a sailing catamaran. We thought this was a nice addition, as it is very different from all the other motorboats we saw. While snorkeling we were able to admire several animals, including sea turtles and stingrays. We also had the opportunity to swim over the coral reef. After snorkeling, Gustavo showed us the ruins. Then we sailed back to the beach where we had lunch.

The tour was amazing. our guide Jacqui was very friendly and informative and took us away from the crowds of other snorklers. there was also a fun bit of sailing involved where we got to see the ruins from a unique perspective. bad weather initially postponed the trip by 24 hours but Full Vision were very communicative throughout and we got to do the tour regardless. I would highly recommend this trip.

This was an amazing experience the beach in front of Pocna is beautiful our guide Gustavo was excellent it was so much more enjoyable being on a private sailboat to the reefs than a community boat. He showed us where the stingrays and turtles were most visible in the coral reefs. Then he sailed us over to the ruins and back up the coast of Tulum would highly recommend!

It was a great tour! Very nice and competent guide! The driver drove very well and conscientiously! We saw several turtles and even manta rays! Visiting the cenotes was super cool! Crystal clear water and lots of colorful fish!! I can highly recommend the tour!!!

Had an amazing time. Everyone was very helpful and polite. Alexis was a great tour guide and was super friendly!