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Nichupté Lagoon: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cancún: Speedboat, Snorkel & Jet Ski Rental Combo Tour

1. 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.

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: Columbus The Romantic Dinner Cruise

3. 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: 3-Hour Kayak Tour in Nichupte Lagoon

4. Cancun: 3-Hour Kayak Tour in Nichupte Lagoon

Enjoy a unique kayak experience among the mangroves of Nichupte Lagoon. Follow your guide on a 3-hour tour through the aquatic landscape as you take in spectacular views of the local flora and fauna. Start your day with an introductory safety briefing and lessons on how to kayak. Enter the mangrove forest and admire the great variety of birds that inhabit the ecosystem. Visit various channels and lagoons and, if you are lucky, spot some exotic animals that live in the area. Some species of birds and fishes that you could see are albatrosses, herons, hawks, cormorants, cao birds, stingrays, barracudas, pufferfish, needlefish, starfish, and many others. Make a stop to take some pictures and recharge your batteries with a bottle of water and some fruity snacks before heading back to your lodging. You can choose to take the activity in the early morning, at noon with the beautiful sun of Cancun, or at sunset.

Cancun: Paradise Snorkel at Reef and Underwater Museum

5. 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: Skyrider Parasailing Experience

6. 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: Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

7. Cancun: Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Get to know the best of Cancun without the hassle of renting a car. Book your tickets to this hop-on hop-off tour and see the city from a double-decker bus. Travel around the hotel zone, enjoying the best views of Nichupté Lagoon, and stop to experience tropical beaches and modern shopping areas. Board the bus at your selected stop out of the 8 available ones. Listen to live commentary in Spanish and get off the bus whenever you wish. Explore gorgeous beaches, visit an elegant restaurant, stroll through the shops at La Isla and Plaza Kukulcán, or take part in water sports at Aquaworld. These are the tour's official stops: • Cancun Bus Station ADO: Downtown, Calle Pino Mz.1 Lt.19,2, in the passenger waiting room. Starting at 10:00 AM. • Playa Tortugas: Across the street from Playa Tortugas, at the lagoon side bus stop. The first stop is at 10:20 AM. • Plaza La Fiesta: In front of the Convention Center, on the lagoon side. The first stop is at 10:25 AM. • Plaza La Isla: At the main entrance, in front of the Liverpool store. The first stop is at 10:31 AM. • Aquaworld: The first stop at 10:40 AM. • Playa Delfines: At the viewpoint. The first stop is at 10:50 AM. • Plaza Kukulcán: At the bus stop on the corner, in front of the Hospital La Joya entrance. The first stop is at 11:10 AM. • Playa Tortugas: The first stop is at 11:25 AM. • Occidental Costa Cancun/Aquamarina Beach Hotel: The stop is between these 2 hotels, on Blvd. Kukulcan. The first stop is at 11:30 AM.

Cancun: Subsee Explorer Ride

8. 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.

Cancún: Transparent Boat Tour with Drinks

9. 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: 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 350 reviews

Had a great time, crew was great. Cant remember captains name but our tour guide yefte was wonderful. Switches from english to spanish so beautifully. He is truely talented at what he does. Saw amazing sea animals below the boat, beautiful ride. Clean, friendly staff from check in to check out. Nice cold drinks

Highly recommended for a family activity. Very professional guides. The boat ride is just amazing especially as it goes into the narrow water path. The snorkeling part was good but I had higher expectations as to the different types of fishes.

The experience was awesome beautiful views nice boat however i did not enjoy the steak too much, the cheese cake was phenomenal though, and the drinks! The tour guide and saxophone player was great too i’d give this a 4/5

Loved it! Excellent boat and they took us to the light blue part of the sea to click some amazing pictures

This was a great experience for the price we loved every moment of it