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Puerto Morelos Snorkeling

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Puerto Morelos: Snorkel Trip with Lunch

1. Puerto Morelos: Snorkel Trip with Lunch

Located just a 15 minute drive from Cancun, Puerto Morelos is a paradise for snorkelers, with the second largest barrier reef in the world located right off the beach. The reef is home to many different species of fish and colorful corals waiting to be explored. We pick you up from your hotel in the Cancun and Riviera May areas, and drive you to the reef location. Then, you’ll have 80 minutes to explore the underwater world around you with our snorkeling gear. After snorkeling, you can take some time to wander the charming town of Puerto Morelos or just relax on the beach. You can also enjoy lunch at Boquinete, one of Puerto Morelos’ top rated restaurants, located right by the beach.

Riviera Maya: Catamaran at Maroma Beach & Reef Snorkel

2. Riviera Maya: Catamaran at Maroma Beach & Reef Snorkel

Start this adventure by being picked up in either Cancun or Riviera Maya. Then, head to the Maroma Beach Club to board your catamaran and start navigating the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Sail toward the Great Mayan Reef of Riviera Maya for a snorkeling experience to admire its beauty. After snorkeling, enjoy another stop in front of the beach to take a dip and cool off in the sea from the catamaran. After you enjoy this beautiful beach, you will be taken back to Cancun or Riviera Maya.

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

3. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

Spend the day on an all-inclusive snorkeling tour to Isla Mujeres. See colorful marine life, stunning beaches, and vibrant downtown as you explore the island. Start your tour with a prompt air-conditioned van transfer to bring you safely from your hotel to the private marina inside Cancun's Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Listen to a briefing about the day as you enjoy a quick morning snack of coffee, juices, water, fruit, and sweet rolls. Hop onto a boat and make your first snorkeling stop for 45 minutes en route to Isla Mujeres at the Punta Sam Reef. Then the boat will navigate around the island from South to North. Explore the hidden canals of Isla Mujeres, finding places that you cannot access on other tours. After this, head over to the Beach Club for a delicious buffet lunch served along with your favorite drink. Next, cross over to Playa Norte beach, considered one of the world's nicest beaches, and enjoy its crystal clear waters as you try some more snorkeling. Make your last stop in Isla Mujeres downtown for 1 hour of free time to walk around. The colorful town is considered a "Pueblo Magico" because of its natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts, and great hospitality. Head back and enjoy music, drinks, and dancing on the boat ride back to the Marina in Cancun. Return to the private facility at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal, and take a comfortable return transfer back to your hotel.

Riviera Maya: Tulum Mayan Ruins, Snorkeling, and Lunch Trip

4. Riviera Maya: Tulum Mayan Ruins, Snorkeling, and Lunch Trip

The ancient walled city of Tulum sits atop a cliff overlooking the turquoise Mexican Caribbean Sea creating vistas that will take your breath away. Explore the Tulum Mayan ruins with an expert guide and discover why this is one of the most popular cultural attractions in the Riviera Maya. Dive into the natural habitat of sea turtles with a once in a lifetime adventure in Akumal. This calm bay in the Riviera Maya is home to sea turtles who come to graze on the seagrass giving you an opportunity to snorkel alongside them in an extraordinary natural encounter. Head into the jungle and discover a magical oasis in a unique cenote swim in the Riviera Maya! Cenotes are natural limestone sinkholes full of mineral-rich freshwater, the perfect “swimming hole” to refresh and play and admire the stunning natural beauty of the jungle. A guided tour of the Tulum Mayan ruins, swimming with sea turtles in Akumal and a jungle oasis cenote swim in the Riviera Maya plus round-trip transportation, beverages and a delicious local lunch included!

From Playa del Carmen: Whale Shark Tour

5. From Playa del Carmen: Whale Shark Tour

Get picked up from any hotel in Tulum, Akumal or Playa del Carmen. Get the ultimate adrenaline thrill in the Mexican Caribbean on a 6-hour whale shark snorkel tour. Swim and snorkel with the gentle giants in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Following pick-up, you'll be transferred to the marina to board a boat. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages on the way to the snorkel site, where you will put on your snorkeling gear and get a safety briefing on what to expect in the sea. Jump into the ocean to snorkel with the world’s biggest fish as you come face-to-face with the whale sharks. Some adult specimens can measure up to 13 meters in length, though accounts of individuals of up to 18 meters have been recorded. Swim with the whale sharks for about 2 hours for a truly unique experience. Then, go to Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres to enjoy a delicious lunch. Board your boat for the return transfer to the marina, where a vehicle will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. Note, that the whale shark encounter is a safe activity, and available from May to September.

From Riviera Maya: Day Tour to Contoy and Isla Mujeres

6. From Riviera Maya: Day Tour to Contoy and Isla Mujeres

Enjoy a day of visiting two stunning beach destinations departing from the Riviera Maya. These islands will make for great photo opportunities and a perfect Caribbean tan. First, you'll travel to Isla Contoy, a natural national park known to be a paradise and a sanctuary for migratory and native birds. Here, you’ll discover the diverse flora and fauna that calls this place home. Its dreamy beaches and the turquoise blue of the sea surround it, with a view to never forget. Afterward, you will head just a few kilometers off Isla Contoy, where you will snorkel at the tip of the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Lastly, you'll visit Isla Mujeres, an amazing island renowned for the charm of its beautiful beaches and its crafts market.

Tulum: Ruins and Akumal Beach Swim with Turtles Experience

7. Tulum: Ruins and Akumal Beach Swim with Turtles Experience

This half day tour includes transportation service from your hotel or meeting point to the Tulum ruins where you will have a 1 hour guided tour and 30 minutes of free time. Visit the temples, the observatory, the palace. An unmissable place on your trip. You will visit the archaeological zone with a certified expert guide. We finish the activities with a visit to Akumal Beach where you will have the Caribbean opportunity to swim in the sea surrounded by turtles in their natural habitat accompanied by an expert local guide and with all the snorkeling equipment included. At Akumal Beach you can cool off by entering the crystalline sea. Follow the guide's instructions to have the best experience. You will be back at your hotel around 2:00 p.m.

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

8. 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.

Riviera Maya: Native Park Entrance Ticket With Reef Snorkel

9. Riviera Maya: Native Park Entrance Ticket With Reef Snorkel

Step inside Native Park in Puerto Morelos with an entry ticket and enjoy two guided snorkeling sessions in the vibrant Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Relax at the beach club with an open bar and enjoy lunch or breakfast, depending on the time slot selected. Meet your guide and put on your snorkeling gear. Explore the largest coral barrier reef in the Americas and admire the multicolored fish and spectacular coral formations. Learn about the reefs and ecosystems that call them home with your guide. Visit a coral “greenhouse” that promotes the restoration of the reef system. After two snorkeling sessions, make your way to the beach club, where you can soak up the sunshine, tuck into delicious regional food, including the famous “chayitas,” and enjoy an open bar with local drinks.

Cancún: Snorkeling with Marine Turtles and Cenote Swim

10. Cancún: Snorkeling with Marine Turtles and Cenote Swim

Spend the ideal half-day on the Caribbean Sea: combine snorkeling with turtles and a cenote swim for a fun day out in the sun. After pickup from your hotel in Cancun or Puerto Morelos, your guide will drive you the 1 hour to Akumal Bay, a natural habitat for sea turtles. As you gear up, your guide will give you an overview and explain the rules of interacting respectfully with the turtles. Then, it’s just a short swim from the beach to where the turtles are. Free of strong waves and cloudy water, this is the perfect location to admire the beauty and grace of these animals as they interact and feed on seaweed at the bottom of the sea. Along with sea turtles, you’ll have the opportunity to observe other wildlife that lives near the coral reef of the bay.  Your next activity is a swim in a beautiful cenote. Here, you can relax and enjoy the fresh waters of this natural swimming pool in the middle of the Mayan jungle.

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Well organized team! Upon arrival we were greeted by a professional young man who processed our paperwork quickly. We learned that our return to our hotel would be much later than anticipated and I had made a special Birthday celebration dinner reservation for my teen grandson which would have meant me having to cancel it. This same gentleman went above and beyond in arranging a different driver to get us back to the hotel in time for the special dinner! The snorkeling leader, Frieda and her crew were competent and looked after the beginners as well as the more experienced snorkelers. One highlight was the gentle holding of a baby sting ray for all to see…… a delight indeed. The area we were taken to had varied fish and mostly healthy coral. The photographer was inconspicuous and looked like he took good snaps. (We did not order any photos). The on shore facilities, included bathrooms, showers and optional lockers. An added feature was a tequila tasting and small lunch.

Great trip!!! Saxophone and trumpet atmosphere throughout the trip, brilliant crew, all-in formula both on the boat and at lunch and at the beach club at the top! Everything was perfect from start to finish, the stop at Isla Mujeres & the snorkeling as well of course! Value for money/discoveries at the top of the top Thank you Contoy Adventures

Excellent tour, the staff is very lively and very good people. the food was very good, the music and snorkeling is a very good plan. total recommended

A great trip, in a great atmosphere, a guide with a great sense of humor. Everything happened as in the description. I recommend

Great family experience! The hosts and the team at Contoy made the whole experience enjoyable and educational for all of us!