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Our most recommended Hotel Zone Cruises & Boat Tours

Cancun: Subsee Explorer Ride

1. 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.

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Cancun: Columbus The Romantic Dinner Cruise

2. 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.

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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'.

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Isla Mujeres Full–Day Sailing Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

4. Isla Mujeres Full–Day Sailing Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

Make your way to Terminal Marítima in Cancun's Hotel Zone at 09:00 AM and board a 45-foot catamaran for this full-day Isla Mujeres excursion. Enjoy a mixed drink or a beer during the hour-long sail to Isla Mujeres. Stop to snorkel along a coral reef and admire the schools of colorful tropical fish as you paddle through warm turquoise waters. Once you reach Isla Mujeres, enjoy access to a private beach club. Relax over a buffet lunch on a white sand beach and make use of the club's facilities. Sip your favorite drink from the boat's open bar on your way back to Cancun, and say farewell to your guide and crew at around 04:00 PM.

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Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks & Playa Norte Beach

5. Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks & Playa Norte Beach

Hop on a boat and head for Contoy Island, home to the largest congregation of whale sharks in the world. After a close encounter with these creatures, head for the beach to relax or snorkel. Start your adventure at the marina in Cancun with some coffee and bread. Receive a safety briefing from the crew and board your boat. Life vests and full snorkeling gear will be provided to ensure you have the safest and best experience. Enjoy the boat trip out to Contoy Island, then get ready to jump in and swim with the sharks. Savour the experience of swimming with these incredible creatures. There will be 2 to 3 immersions per person, always with 2 people and the guide in the water at any one time. After swimming with the sharks, enjoy a stop at Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres. Either relax on the beach or do some more snorkeling. Enjoy some soft drinks and snacks, before heading back by boat to the marina at Cancun.

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Cancún: Underwater Museum and Reef Dive

6. Cancún: Underwater Museum and Reef Dive

When in Cancún, Mexico, discover Cancun Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA). This site has both a collection of art and an artificial reef created to help natural reefs recover. Learn the background of this museum, which began as a small project back in 2009 with only three statues. First, head to Manchones Reef on a boat, where you will see an impressive gallery with hundreds of coral-covered statues standing 30 feet under the sea. Marvel at the over 470 life-sized sculptures on hand. On your second dive, witness the breathtaking colors of a natural coral reef which is also home to turtles and lots of colorful fish, before concluding your exploration of this unique Cancún setting combining art and marine life.

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Cancun: Wildlife Lagoon & Crocodile Observation Private Tour

7. Cancun: Wildlife Lagoon & Crocodile Observation Private Tour

Your 2-hour tour begins with your pick-up from Cancún zone hotels. You will then arrive at the marina and board a boat to head to the Nichupte Lagoon. You will discover the wildlife that hides behind the most luxurious hotels. See some of the beautiful mangrove birds and crocodiles, which are part of a completely different ecosystem that Cancún is so famous for. Accompanied by your guide, admire the natural side of Nichupte Lagoon as you will be taken through the mangrove channels where you will observe the great flora and fauna, including sea birds, migratory birds and, if you are lucky, crocodiles. Enjoy a snack during your boat trip, admire the best sunset in the Caribbean and be amazed at the warm colors reflecting on the lagoon. This is a unique opportunity to encounter the best nature and landscapes, so you can take memorable impressions and pictures with you.

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Cancún & Tulum: Private Swim with Whale Sharks Excursion

8. Cancún & Tulum: Private Swim with Whale Sharks Excursion

Enjoy a light breakfast before you prepare for a private boat safari. On your way to the protected whale shark area, look out for dolphins, sea turtles and enormous manta rays. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world, and you can easily spot them this time of year because they are hungry. Their primary meal, plankton, can be found near the surface. After an hour or two, be rewarded with the first views of the whale sharks. Observe them from the boat and jump into the water to swim with them up close, if you are feeling brave. With your fins and mask, snorkel alongside the whale shark for a real rush of adrenaline. After the whale shark activity, get your gear and snorkel at the coral reef to see some tropical fish. Enjoy a delicious Caribbean-style lunch while lounging in the water at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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What people are saying about Hotel Zone

great snorkeling experience crystal blue waters saw many fish under water people saw a sting ray which I missed :/ saw some statues under water tequila on deck and great staff members they were friendly and helpful definitely recommended and you must be there on time or they will leave the you behind

Well organized, even if you have to plan more time. We had to wait an hour on a water platform for our boat to bring us back. The figures are super exciting and the water is shallow. Very good price-performance ratio.

Our guide was amazing! He had food for the fish, he went out of his way to show us 2 alligators. 7/10 would absolutely do again even tho I hate and fear fish.

Amazing experience and flexible to let us to the reef till the next boat leave and to change the date I book

Noel did a great job and it was really fun. But be aware that you have to pay additional 15$ per person.