Riviera Maya
Speed & Jet Boat Tours

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Riviera Maya Speed & Jet Boat Tours

Cancun & Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour + Playa Norte Beach

1. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour + Playa Norte Beach

Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with the largest concentration of Whale Sharks in the world, just north of Isla Contoy.  Start your tour with early morning pickup from any hotel or Airbnb in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, and Tulum. Head towards the all-new private marina located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal in Cancun for a quick check-in. Before boarding, enjoy pastries with coffee while listening to the instructions and safety briefing.  Once in the boat, get kitted out with mandatory life vests and full snorkeling gear. All boats depart at 8 AM and navigate for approximately 45 minutes to the whale shark area north of Contoy. Once you have found the sharks, begin the swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy 2 to 3 immersions per person always with 2 people and 1 guide in the water. Spend a full 2.5 hours in total with the Whale Sharks, also observing Manta Rays, Dolphins, and Turtles.  After swimming with the sharks, make a final stop in beautiful Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres, considered one of the 20 most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, the boats will remain for about 1 hour for you to relax on the beach or do some more snorkeling. Return to Cancun at around 1 PM where the transportation will take you back to your hotel or Airbnb.

From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

2. From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

Head out to sea and visit two of the most beautiful islands off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Enjoy a 1-hour snorkel and see the vibrant underwater world of the reef. Stop at Isla Contoy, a nature reserve known for its variety of tropical bird species. Wander the colorful streets of Isla Mujeres and see its world-famous beaches. After being picked up from your hotel, transfer to the jetty in Cancún, where you will board a comfortable speedboat to travel about 40 minutes to Isla Contoy. Your first stop is a guided 1-hour reef snorkel tour where you will enjoy spotting brightly colored corals and the plentiful tropical fish. Next, visit the protected nature reserve of Contoy Island which boasts an incredible population of bird species, and clear shallow water perfect for snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing Caribbean-style. After a delicious lunch on the beach, you will have some free time on the island before we leave for Isla Mujeres. Once at Isla Mujeres, enjoy one hour of free time on this charming Caribbean island to wander the colorful streets and see the postcard beaches. Then, take the boat back to the pier in Cancún and upon arrival on the mainland, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Holbox Island Tour with Transfer Options

3. Holbox Island Tour with Transfer Options

Journey to the port of Chiquila on the mainland of the Yucatan Peninsula opposite Holbox Island just 15 minutes across the sea. Board a boat and get beautiful views of Holbox Island and its colorful houses. Look for wildlife in the protected area. You will reach the port of Holbox in time for lunch. Then, take a tour of the island to capture stunning photos of all the landmarks you will see along the way. End with a visit to Isla Pasion (Passion Island) to enjoy its shallow waters and marvel at its white sand beach where the rays of the sun turn the water into a stunning turquoise blue.

Playa del Carmen: Parasailing Adventure with Snacks

4. Playa del Carmen: Parasailing Adventure with Snacks

Feel the thrill of flying as you enjoy an unparalleled view of the Caribbean Sea and its white-sand beaches from the sky. A boat will propel you to new heights with a spectacular experience you can enjoy by yourself or with a companion. This is an incredible trip in the sky with the experience of parasailing: a parachute is tied to a boat, and whips you up in the air over the turquoise waters with the assistance of professional guides and with the most modern and safe equipment. This tour include transportation round trip from your hotel, snacks and refreshing soft drinks. You will fly from the world-famous Playa Maroma. Relax and enjoy the view from above. The supplier is trained by PAPO, the Professional Association of Parasailing Operators and follows all their strict operating and safety standards, so you can be assured of a safe and fun experience.

From Cancun and Riviera Maya: ATV and Speed Boat Adventure

5. From Cancun and Riviera Maya: ATV and Speed Boat Adventure

Feel the thrill of driving an ATV through the jungle and challenging the waves in a speed boat on an action–packed journey surrounded by the most beautiful natural environments. Enjoy a wonderful day full of fun on land and water on the beautiful beach of Maroma in the Riviera Maya considered one of most beautiful beaches in the world. Drive your four–wheel ATV for 45 minutes and feel the rush of riding your speed boat for another 45 minutes on the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. This tour includes transportation from hotels in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya.

Contoy and Mujeres Islands Tour with Transfer Options

6. Contoy and Mujeres Islands Tour with Transfer Options

Swim and snorkel in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea on a full-day tour to the islands of Contoy and Mujeres off the coast of Playa del Carmen. Benefit from early morning pick-up from your hotel before traveling by speedboat to the tiny island of Isla Contoy. Upon arrival, marvel at the coral formations and colorful fish during a 30-minute snorkeling activity. Then, embark on an ecological tour of the island and admire the natural beauty of the nature reserve up close. Next, choose from several optional activities, including a 30-minute hike or a visit to the local museum. Get stunning views from an amazing viewpoint or look for some of the 140 different bird species that live on the island.   Enjoy lunch on a beautiful sandy beach, and then make your way to North Beach on Isla Mujeres for a swim in the crystal clear waters of the sea.  

From Cancun: ATV and Speed Boat Adventure

7. From Cancun: ATV and Speed Boat Adventure

Feel the thrill of driving an ATV through the jungle and challenging the waves in a speed boat on an action–packed journey, surrounded by the most beautiful natural environments. Enjoy a wonderful day full of fun on land and water on the beautiful beach of Maroma in the Riviera Maya, considered one of most beautiful beaches in the world. Drive your four–wheel ATV for 45 minutes and feel the rush of riding your speed boat or of a wave runner for another 45 minutes on the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. This tour includes transportation from hotels in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya. 

Riviera Maya: Two-Reef Snorkeling Experience

8. Riviera Maya: Two-Reef Snorkeling Experience

Start your half-day snorkeling adventure with a drive to Punta Tanchacte, in Bahía Petempich. Meet your snorkeling guide, who will provide instruction and safety information. Then it’s time to make your way out to the reef by boat. The first dive is a deep one. Admire the beauty of the reef and its inhabitants in the crystal-clear Caribbean waters. The second dive is in a shallower part of the reef, home to a completely different variety of marine life. Afterwards, head to the beach club and relax under a thatched umbrella on the beach. You can make use of the changing rooms, showers, bathrooms, lockers, volleyball court, souvenir shop, hammocks, main bar, and beach bar.

From Cancún & Playa del Carmen: Holbox Island Discovery Tour

9. From Cancún & Playa del Carmen: Holbox Island Discovery Tour

Explore the marvels of Holbox, a bird lovers' paradise, on this day trip from Cancún or Puerto del Carmen. Start your journey with a trip to Chiquilá, where you will board a boat and head towards Isla de la Pasión and Isla Pájaros. During the boat ride, spot some native birds before stopping on the sandbanks of a beach with white sands and crystal-clear waters. Enjoy some free time to swim and snorkel before lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, hop on a golf buggy for a 30-minute guided tour of the island, followed by some more free time at one of the island's most renowned beaches. Before heading back to the port, visit the center of Holbox and soak up the culture with the chance to meet some local residents.

Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks & Playa Norte Beach

10. 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.

Frequently asked questions about Riviera Maya Speed & Jet Boat Tours

What are other things to do than Speed & Jet Boat Tours that are worth visiting in Riviera Maya?

The other unmissable things to do in Riviera Maya are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Riviera Maya

Want to discover all there is to do in Riviera Maya? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Riviera Maya

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 22 reviews

This was a great tour, well organised with great guides. The hour long torture along the very bumpy road was well worth it. We saw a lot of the wildlife, including sea turtles, dolphins, and manatees. Here are some tips if you planning to do it: Sit in front rows in the van (the back is very hard), buy and use biodegradable sunscreen (DO NOT USE NORMAL SUNSCREEN), wear a rash shirt instead of sunscreen, be prepared to get wet on the boat. The tour operators are very careful about the impact of the tours and also show how Tulum was decades ago during the walk through Punta Allen. They also give very helpful hints and guidance on how to be a responsible traveller.

Super cool tour and great guides We had a lot of fun because the guides really spiced things up with a good mood and great music. isla contoy is a beautiful island with a paradise beach, you should definitely see it. Snorkeling was also a great experience. Would book it again in a heartbeat.

Definitely 5 out of 5 stars. Pick-up and drop-off directly at the hotel. Guides were super nice and humorous. Great atmosphere on the boat and especially the island of Contoy was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life! Definitely a recommendation

A spectacular tour!!! Perfect attention, incredible food and the place of a dream !!! We really liked it from start to finish!! I recommend it 100%

I found the team and the tears very good, would go again