Water activity

Bacalar: Sunrise Paddleboard Tour with Floating Picnic

Activity provider: DayTour Bacalar

Bacalar: Sunrise Paddleboard Tour with Floating Picnic

Activity provider: DayTour Bacalar

From US$ 29.51 per person

Join a guided paddleboard tour through Bacalar's islands, canals, and cenotes at sunrise. Swim in the crystal clear waters and enjoy a floating breakfast picnic at the Island of the Birds.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Lose yourself in the natural splendor of the Lagoon of Seven Colors in Bacalar
  • Paddleboard from Cenote Esmeralda to Cenote Cocalitos and go for a swim
  • Catch the first rays of the sun from the warm waters of the Island of Birds
  • Feast on a floating breakfast surrounded by coconut trees and tropical birds
  • Paddle your way to hidden places in the lagoon that cannot be reached by boats
Full description

Embark on a guided paddleboarding tour of Bacalar Lagoon. Watch the sun rise over a freshwater lake with 7 different shades of blue. Paddle from Cenote Esmeralda to Cenote Cocalitos, and swim around Bird Island. Savor a floating picnic with a symphony of birds in the background.

Start with some quick stretching and a warm-up session. Get familiar with your paddleboard equipment and get a safety briefing. Begin the tour at Cenote Esmeralda, a piece of paradise in the Mexican Caribbean. Feel like you're rowing on clouds, thanks to the mirror effect of the clear water.

Next, paddle to Cenote Cocalitos, a sanctuary of stromatolites and corals. Learn what makes them so special and how to preserve them. Then, see the sunrise while rowing towards Bird Island. Cool off while soaking up the first rays of the sun in the warm, shallow waters.

On the island, watch endemic and migratory bird species such as roseate spoonbills, cormorants, and snail kites. Finally, unwind with a floating breakfast that includes a delicious selection of seasonal fruits, snacks, and refreshing juices.

  • Bilingual guide
  • Paddleboard
  • Safety equipment
  • Healthy snacks
  • Tropical fruit juice
  • Water
  • Cooler with ice
  • Transportation
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your instructor at the main door of the marina at Casa China Bacalar.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Dietary requirements can be accommodated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Unreal experience and prime service! Everything was well organized from start to finish. The equipment is 'out of the box' custom paddles that glide beautifully thru the water. Adrian is a paddle wizard, he taught us some tricks to fully enjoy the experience. We enjoyed a very well presented picnic in front of an island with deliciuos fruit and cold drinks. Would recommend 10/10!!!

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September 23, 2022

Beautiful tour and a great start to the day. Our guide Andres ensured a personal atmosphere and made the tour a wonderful experience. Clear recommendation!

November 5, 2022

We hebben genoten van een heerlijke paddle tour over de lagune met hele goede gidsen Andres en Adrian! Prachtige zonsopkomst gezien. Vroeg je bed uit, maar echt een aanrader !

November 12, 2022


Product ID: 418502