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Cancun: Snorkeling Tour at MUSA The Underwater Museum

1. Cancun: Snorkeling Tour at MUSA The Underwater Museum

Board a boat that will take you to the middle of Isla Mujeres bay, located only 30 minutes away from Cancun. Once the boat has reached the Cancun Underwater Museum of Art, jump into the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea to go snorkeling. Admire more than 400 life-size human figures that are brought to life by coral, algae, and other marine life. The submerged sculptures were designed by Jason de Caires. Continue to the Manchones Reef, where you will have another chance to go snorkeling. You will be able to see various types of fish, as well as sea turtles, rays.

Cancun: Jungle Tour Adventure with Speedboat and Snorkeling

2. 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

3. 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'.

Cancun: Scuba Diving for Beginners, 2 Dives

4. Cancun: Scuba Diving for Beginners, 2 Dives

Take a scuba dive lesson for one day and have the opportunity to dive in popular spots in the crystal waters of Cancun without need for a scuba certification. Learn the basic of scuba diving in a pool, then explore the underwater world with two tank dives in the ocean. After filling out a short medical form, you will take theory lessons and pool practice to learn the basics of scuba diving, then you will do two tank ocean dives. The first dive tales place at MUSA Underwater Museum and the second dive at Manchones reef.

Cancún: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour & Swim with Dolphins

5. 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.

Cancun: Clear Boat Tour with Beer

6. Cancun: Clear Boat Tour with Beer

In Nichupte lagoon, a natural reserve of more than 3,000 hectares, we start our tour in our transparent boat. Then we'll head towards the beautiful Caribbean Sea and finish by visiting a magnificent coral reef that you'll be able to observe from the all-glass boat. Throughout the tour, you will be able to see a wide variety of fish, turtles, snails, manta rays, starfish, and other marine life. If you love adventure, the sea, and nature, then this glass boat tour is for you. Enjoy a unique experience in the Caribbean Sea, sailing with us in a 100% transparent boat. We begin the adventure by entering the waters of the Nichupte Lagoon, a nature reserve of more than three thousand hectares. From the lagoons, we will flow into the beautiful Caribbean Sea. The next stop on our aquatic adventure will be the beautiful marine reefs. Enjoy an unparalleled view thanks to the complete transparency of the boat and observe a wide variety of fish, manta rays, snails, turtles, and other marine life along the way.

Cancun: Parasailing and Jet Ski Tour in Cancun Bay

7. Cancun: Parasailing and Jet Ski Tour in Cancun Bay

Start your experience with a prompt and comfortable hotel pick-up. Head to the marina where you'll experience 2 water sport tours in Cancun at once (kids & family-friendly)! Our 2 tours: -Parasailing: Enjoy the safest and most memorable parasailing experience in Cancun. Enjoy breathtaking bird eye view of natural sand bars, Cancun Hotel Zone, Nichupté Lagoon and Isla Mujeres. Soar up to 260 ft. in the air and see what the Caribbean has to offer. -Jet Ski 30 minutes: 30 minutes rental individual ride. Live sensational moments riding waves, making turns and racing across Cancun beautiful water. Save time in transportation and avoiding lines taking all the activities in the same marina. Lockers, towels, showers and bathrooms are included in the facilities! Hotel drop-off in offered when the tour is finished!

Cancun: Snorkeling Boat Trip

8. 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!

Cancún: Snorkeling, Parasailing, and Jet Ski Rental

9. Cancún: Snorkeling, Parasailing, and Jet Ski Rental

Reef & Shipwreck Snorkeling tour:5 stops Cancun snorkeling tour. Swim with sea turtles, coral reef, statues, shipwreck and cenote. Parasailing: Soar up to 260 ft. in the air and see what the Caribbean has to offer. Jet Ski 30 minutes: 30 minutes rental on a individual ride. Lockers, showers and bathrooms are included in the facilities!

Cancun: Sunrise Snorkeling Tour with 5 Stops and Pickup

10. Cancun: Sunrise Snorkeling Tour with 5 Stops and Pickup

Cancun is more than sea and sand. There is a place between the bay of Isla Mujeres and Cancun that under its pure and crystalline waters shelters more than 200 marine species in their natural habitat, from colorful fish to sea turtles, a natural spectacle worthy of admiring at least once in a lifetime. Its geographical location gives this site a perfect position to receive one of the most spectacular phenomena on the planet, the sunrise in Cancun. When the first rays of sunlight penetrate the crystal clear waters of the reef in the Mexican Caribbean, we are treated to a spectacle of colors, purity, and immensity. 7:00 am the sun rises to give us its first rays of light, the 2 hours of the best snorkeling tour in Cancun begin. As we travel a couple of minutes by boat to the first point of our snorkel tour, we will see the sunrise in Cancun with the breeze in our faces, while the crew gives us the last indications in English and Spanish. We have our gear on and well adjusted, a vest for non-swimmers (which keeps you afloat at all moments, knowing how to swim is no longer a priority) or one for experienced swimmers, professional fins, and comfortable masks for all styles and ages. We make the first dive of our snorkeling tour at the Meco reef. The water has a perfect temperature (approximately 23°C), you just need to put your head underwater to start enjoying this incredible show of lights and reflections, and suddenly everything becomes calm and happy. Congratulations! You are already under the effect that nature causes on us, now you are connected with her, again. At each of the points of our snorkeling tour in Cancun, we will discover different ecosystems and species, all illuminated by the sun rays that adorn as reflectors the sea grasses where we will snorkeling with turtles that always kindly will offer us a natural spectacle worthy of a documentary. We will snorkel in shipwrecks full of fish and underwater cenotes, always accompanied by our guides and paparazzi photographers ready to take the best moments of this adventure. Upon returning to the Marina Punta Norte dock, a warm shower and a freshly baked chicken bake will be perfect for relaxing. Once we have relaxed and enjoyed a snack, we can pick up our pictures at the ticket booth. Our transportation service (round trip and included) is already waiting for us to return to our hotel, we will never forget this day. More than a Cancun snorkeling tour you have just lived a new experience

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 235 reviews

I was skeptical about the activity because it usually doesn’t last much. Surprisingly, both dives lasted more than 45 min each underwater, which was a complete blast! Lorena was a perfect instructor, very clear in the theoretical explanation and helpful in the practice. Then left us exploring and enjoying the dives in the ocean. The dives themselves have been great, the underwater museum is spectacular, and the coral reef is also stunning. Everything was perfect, worth every penny. I also asked Lorena to take pictures and videos with her GoPro, which sent over after the day for 60$. Quite expensive, but the result was great. I would definitely suggest it if you are into diving or just want to try the experience. Couldn’t be more happy to have chosen this.

In booking an international dive trip for my 2 sons (ages 15 & 16) and I, the most important aspect was safety. I am glad to say that not only were yesterday’s 2 dives fun, beautiful and filled with ocean life, but safety was front and center. Carlos (guide) and his team did and excellent job of going over all of the proper procedures and double/tripled checked all of our equipment. On our trip we saw thousands of snapper, a spotted Eagle ray, a sting ray, stone fish, trigger fish and lobsters. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience overall. Thank you Carlos @ A HA Diving and Get Your Guide!

This was a great experience! I would definitely recommend this activity to my friends. It was my very first time swimming with dolphins and snorkeling & I enjoyed both activities! I do not claim to be an excellent swimmer, but we were provided life vests for all activities, so it is okay for low level swimmers/ beginners. Just know that we had to swim a long path when snorkeling so be prepared. Also, do. not. swallow. the water! I made that terrible mistake. Still a 10/10 experience!

This tour was amazing! Saw some incredible animals and lots of different types of plants. The people running it were really friendly and knew what they were doing. Although I got seasick on the boat it was still of the best dives I have done. Thanks guys!!

Carlos was our Tour guide, what an absolute wonderful chap, highly passionate, really took the time to explain all, as for the tour of the coral reef, Carlos went above and beyond what was needed, would highly recommend this trip to anyone.