Water activity

Cancun: Paradise Snorkel at Reef and Underwater Museum

4.2 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Aquaworld Cancún
Water activity

Cancun: Paradise Snorkel at Reef and Underwater Museum

Activity provider: Aquaworld Cancún

From US$ 50 per person

Snorkel one of the most beautiful reefs in Cancun, Punta Nizuc. Explore the statues of the MUSA Cancun Underwater Art Museum and relax on a shaded, floating platform to enjoy a cold drink.

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Duration 2 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters at Punta Nizuc reef
  • Admire the wonderful marine life of the Mexican Caribbean
  • Explore the Cancun Underwater Art Museum
  • Enjoy a break on a shaded platform with a cold drink
Full description
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'.
  • Guide and instructions
  • Boat ride to the snorkeling spot
  • Snorkeling tour and equipment
  • Beer and refreshments
  • Lockers and showers
  • Hotel pickup
  • Photos and videos
  • Reef preservation fee ($15usd per person paid at check-in)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 65 years

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Meeting point

• Marina Aquaworld, Boulevard Kukulcan Km 15.3, Cancún Hotel Zone, in front of Hotel Paradisus • Please arrive 30-minutes before the activity starts • Check-in at the main front desk of Aquaworld

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • All visitors must know how to swim
  • Tour operation is subject to weather conditions
  • Lockers and showers are available for use
  • The reef preservation fee ($15 per person) is not included and is payable in check-in
  • Photos and videos of the tour can be purchased
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

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So much fun! I was SO glad that we didn’t do the submarine because it opened up a lot of time to go with Mateo to see the museum. When the submarine people joined, it held up the movement because some couldn’t swim well. But it was so great!! So friendly and perfect activity’s

March 30, 2023

great snorkeling experience crystal blue waters saw many fish under water people saw a sting ray which I missed :/ saw some statues under water tequila on deck and great staff members they were friendly and helpful definitely recommended and you must be there on time or they will leave the you behind

March 30, 2023

Nachdem wir nur eine Skulptur des Unterwassermuseums gesehen hatten und darauf aufmerksam machten, erklärte uns der Guide, dass in unserer Gruppe keine guten Schwimmer waren und er deshalb eine Abkürzung in der Nähe des Bootes machten und wir gerne im Anschluss nochmals raus schwimmen und so war es dann auch. Wir sahen mehr Skulpturen und einen Rochen sowie eine Schildkröte und waren in der Summe 1.5 Stunden unterwegs. Sehr gelungen und toll! Außerdem ist das Trinken inklusive und man hat direkt eine Bootstour von ca. 20 Minuten Hin und 20 Minuten zurück. Sehr gelungen. Klare Empfehlung!

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 404934