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Cancun: Jungle Tour Adventure with Speedboat and Snorkeling

1. 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: Subsee Explorer Ride

2. 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.

Cancun: Speedboat Mangrove Jungle & Snorkel Tour

3. 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.

Cancun: Paradise Snorkel at Reef and Underwater Museum

4. 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: Speedboat, Snorkel & Jet Ski Rental Combo Tour

5. 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: 2–Hour Speedboat Experience

6. Cancun: 2–Hour Speedboat Experience

Take a speedboat adventure and a snorkel tour in Cancun in one.  Drive a two-passenger speedboat across the mangrove forest in Nichupte Lagoon, and then go to a great snorkeling spot in Punta Nizuc to take a look at the colorful marine life in the Caribbean. Avoid the repetitiveness of the many snorkel tours in Cancun, as you captain your own speedboat to the marine reef.  Arrive at the reef to enjoy the wonder of snorkeling with beautiful tropical fish for about 45 minutes. Then hop back in your speedboat for a zippy ride back through the mangroves to the marina. 

From Cancun: Punta Nizuc Speedboat Snorkeling Trip

7. From Cancun: Punta Nizuc Speedboat Snorkeling Trip

Embark on an exciting expedition, steering your speedboat through the Nichupte Lagoon and out to the Caribbean. Snorkel on the scenic Nizuc Reef and get a glimpse of the fascinating exhibits of the famous Underwater Museum of Art. The journey starts with a safety brief at the marina, where you also get familar with your easy-to-operate speedboat. Make yourself comfortable in the 2-seater vessel as you leave the pier behind, following your guide across the lagoon. Soon you reach the magrove jungle and its fascinating channels, the final barrier before heading out to open sea. Cruise further to the Nizuc Reef area just off Cancun's southern tip, one of the most popular snorkeling spots in the area. Plunge into the cool waters of the Caribbean armed with a snorkel and a mask, and explore the spectacular corals and colorful tropical fish on an hour-long water adventure. You can even get a glimpse of the famous Underwater Musuem, some of whose artifacts are located in the Nizuc area.

Cancun: Speedboat Jungle Tour w/ Snorkeling & Mayan Ceremony

8. Cancun: Speedboat Jungle Tour w/ Snorkeling & Mayan Ceremony

Drive a speed boat in the Nichupté Lagoon, snorkel in search of colorful fish, and taste Mayan snacks on this jungle tour of Cancun. See replicas of sculptures of Mayan gods and goddesses, and immerse yourself in the culture by performing ceremonies with Mayan warriors. Start the experience by exploring a place surrounded by Mayan warriors. Walk down a recreated Mayan Path, with replicas of Mayan stelae, temples, and gods. Cross hanging bridges and take photos with the Mayan characters along the way. Observe a huge Mayan calendar and learn about the solar cycles from a guide. Participate in various ceremonies and traditional dances with the Mayan warriors for a deeper appreciation of the culture. Then, hop on board your own speedboat and drive it along the mangroves of the Nichupte lagoon. Dive into the depths of the reef and discover a marine world while you snorkel surrounded by colorful fish. Gaze in awe at the forms and shapes of the great coral reef barrier. Before finishing the adventure, savor the Mayan snack of salbut (fried puffed corn tortillas) with fresh flavored waters.

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What people are saying about Punta Nizuc

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 196 reviews

We enjoyed the snorkeling trip very much. It short but plenty of time to see the underwater museum and lots of fish. Very efficient and the crew were very nice. It included water, soda, beer and tequila. I would highly recommend the tour.

It was a great experience with the kids. The staffs were very friendly. They helped us to explore the main things then we swim ourselves for 2 hours and cathed the boat accordingly. Overall very good experience and kids enjoyed a lot.

Very good guide, he helped us all the time and was on the lookout, excellent price-quality, exceeded expectations

Amazing guide and great places With corals and statues k Maya cutlure.

The tour guide emilio was amazing. Was a really fun tour.