Water activity

Cancun: Paradise Snorkel at Reef and Underwater Museum

4.3 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Aquaworld Cancún

Cancun: Paradise Snorkel at Reef and Underwater Museum

Activity provider: Aquaworld Cancún

From US$ 47 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

4.3 /5

based on 33 reviews

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After we had only seen one sculpture of the underwater museum and pointed it out, the guide explained to us that there weren’t any good swimmers in our group and that’s why he made a shortcut near the boat and we were happy to swim out again afterwards and that’s how it was then too. We saw more sculptures and a ray and a turtle and were on the road for a total of 1.5 hours. Very successful and great! In addition, drinking is included and you have a boat tour of about 20 minutes there and 20 minutes back. Very nicely done. Clear recommendation!

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December 18, 2022

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

August 4, 2022

Activity done with children aged 9, 10 and 11 years old. Due to the strong currents we couldn't see all the statues at the bottom of the water but we saw a multitude of fish. A guide accompanied us for the duration of the snorkeling and gave us very clear instructions in order to respect the environment (corals) Sunscreen is prohibited to preserve the corals. Very well organized.

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July 30, 2022

Product ID: 404934