- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Only in Cancun can you combine an exciting boat ride through a mangrove swamp, a submarine-style glass bottom boat ride and an afternoon of snorkeling to make an awesome family adventure! Spend the morning or afternoon below the Cancun waters - in a submarine or snorkeling as well if you don't mind getting wet!
- Lunch included
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Led by a local guide
- See the underwater world without getting wet
- Family friendly
- Submarine tour
- Snorkeling tour (if option selected)
- Use of lockers and snorkel equipment
- Snorkel - yours to keep
- Beer and refreshments
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Dock fee (US$12)
Gran Melia Hotel
Returns to original departure point
You’ll start by boarding a reef shuttle boat and wind through the mangrove maze of Nichupte Lagoon until you reach the coral reef of Punta Nizuc, the second-largest coral reef in the world. Here you’ll climb aboard the Sub See Explorer, a submarine-style glass bottom boat, embarking on a magical underwater ride.
You’ll glide past gardens of brightly-colored coral, as your guide points out the details of the marine life that calls this habitat home – expect to see a wide range of creatures, from butterfly fish to barracudas and even the occasional dolphin!
Following your Sub See Explorer adventure, you can choose to take advantage of a floating platform for an optional snorkeling adventure! Dive into the turquoise depths of Punta Nizuc’s reef and explore the nooks and crannies of the reef with an expert guide. As the reef is home to 300 species of tropical fish, snorkeling at Punta Nizuc is an underwater experience not to be missed. As a gift, you get to keep your snorkel and you can use it to enjoy other snorkeling spots in the Cancun area.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This excursion was great! You start out at AquaWorld and then take a boat ride to the submarine/glass bottom boat. The employees are extremely nice. MAKE SURE YOU BRING CASH TO TIP THEM. There are multiple opportunities to tip, once after the submarine ride where you can tip the mermaid and tour guides, another opportunity to tip the snorkeling tour guides, and then again at the end when you take the boat ride back to AquaWorld. The tour guides bust their butts all day making drinks for people and constantly trying to entertain. I know drinks are technically included, but tip as if you actually had a bar tab! The submarine ride goes through a beautiful coral reef, and underwater museum. I would advise bringing something for nausea if you have a weak stomach because the submarine ride is a little rocky, but definitely not unbearable by any means. The submarine ride lasts about 30 minutes and then there is an area to do the optional snorkeling. I would highly recommend doing the optional snorkeling because it was definitely worth it. You get to snorkel through a coral reef and underwater museum. We even got to see stingrays, vibrantly colored fish, sea turtles, and barracudas!
A huge shout out to our tour guide, Jesus, he was so amazing!!! Jesus was very engaging and cracking jokes the whole time. He did not stop checking up on everybody and making sure they were doing okay. If I could write a whole review just about how great Jesus was I would do it! Overall it was a great experience.
Was Great! Got to see sea turtles, barracuda, coral, and brightly colored fish. They take you from the dock on a boat through the lagoon to the ocean. They have plenty of drinks on this boat. Then you get off the boat and board the Sub See submarine. It is well worth it!
A totally different experience of you are sea sick maybe not the tour for you but amazing to see all the fish and coral
We spent excellent time, thank you! But, please, inform the clients that they should reconfirm departure time not 48 or 24 hours before, but much earlier. Otherwise the operation company Aqua World is likely to charge additional +7,50 USR per person.
The boat, submarine, and snorkeling were great, but the last ten minutes of each involved the crew begging for tips incredibly hard. Our reservation indicated that lunch was included, but we were told that's not available in Cancun. I would do this trip again, but I would bring small bills for tips.
Local provider and the whole service were fine.
I guess we had bad luck - water was rather muddy and hardly transparent.
Some fish were seen and some corals but everything was greyish.
I would recommend to travelers to use their time to enjoy the beaches/pools
and spend their money on cocktails.
Great organization and staff. I was a bit disappointed as I thought there would be more color distinction in the corals themselves being that it is the 2nd largest reef in the world. Volume could be turned down on the system used by the Guide and the tips boxes held by staff while exiting both on the submersible and transportation boat are a bit offensive. Glad I did the excursion though.
We had the most enjoyble time. The young lady that naratted the trip was great to point out things that she saw so we could find them on either side of the sub. The sub was confertable as it could be and there were some older people than us. ( We are early sisties-they were in seventies)
WE also did the snorkeling trip , and it was great . There were trained swimmers with us all the time. My wife was afraid at first , but after a few minutes she was very confertable , then I could not get her out of the water.
Very good time
Difficult at best. Extra fee added when we got there that we were not told about. Boat ride to sub perfect could not ask for better. On sub guide spoke 90 % spanish and threw a few comments in english to the rest of us. Reef was a dieing reef little to no color. So all in all we 4 thought it was a waste of money.