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Bacalar: 3 Hour Boat Trip with Swimming & Drinks

1. Bacalar: 3 Hour Boat Trip with Swimming & Drinks

Discover sights like the Stromatolite Barrier and the Bird Island while sampling inclusive snacks and drinks. Begin at the famous Casa China, perhaps taking a panoramic photo from the observatory tower before boarding the ship. Settle in as your boat takes you through the Cenote Esmeralda. This is the largest cenote in Bacalar, more than 500 meters in diameter and around 70 meters deep. Experience a relaxing boat journey south, taking advantage of the inclusive drinks and snacks provided on board. After reaching a lagoon, jump into the crystal clear turquoise waters, and enjoy a swim surrounded by virgin vegetation. Back on board, see the Stromatolite Barrier, home to the oldest organism on the planet. You boat will also stop at a bird sanctuary, where you can admire different species of local and migratory birds.

Bacalar: Group Sailing Tour with Guide

2. Bacalar: Group Sailing Tour with Guide

Create lifelong memories as your experience the unspoiled beauty of Bacalar with a small-group sailing tour which includes live commentary from a knowledgeable guide and incredible views. After meeting your captain, set sail in a catamaran or monohull with a small group. Visit some notable points of interest including The Black Cenote, The Birds Island, and The Pirates Channel, where you can learn more about the flora and fauna of each place. Powered by wind and with no engine noise, you will be able to truly experience the wonders of the Bacalar coastline. Sit back and relax with a few drinks as your guide teaches you about the region.

Bacalar: Small Group Boat Cruise with Guide

3. Bacalar: Small Group Boat Cruise with Guide

Embark on a small group boat tour as you marvel at spectacular midday or sunset views in Bacalar, known as the "Seven Colored Lake." Meet your tour guide and board the boat in Bacalar. Enjoy the amenities offered on the tour such as snacks, beer, and good music.  Enjoy the views and the natural beauty that Bacalar has to offer. Relax and take in the scenery or go for a swim. Learn about the flora and fauna of the lagoon from your expert guide. Discover the natural habitat of the species that live in the area.

Bacalar: Pontoon Boat Tour

4. Bacalar: Pontoon Boat Tour

Go on an exciting lagoon tour from Bacalar. Navigate a route passing by three cenotes inside the lagoon. Enjoy fantastic views from your pontoon boat as you navigate the waters of the lagoon. Pass by the black cenote, emerald cenote, Cocalitos cenote, Bird Island, and the Pirate's Channel. Take a long stop to enjoy a relaxing swim.

Bacalar: Private Lagoon Sailing Trip with Homemade Guacamole

5. Bacalar: Private Lagoon Sailing Trip with Homemade Guacamole

Discover the Bacalar Lagoon aboard a private and exclusive sailing tour. Visit locations such as the Black Cenote, Bird Island, and Pirate Channel. Meet your captain at the and enjoy on-site facilities including private parking, bathrooms, and showers. Once it's time to hit the water, hop on board the sailboat and set sail after a quick safety briefing. During your tour, stop along the way for a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the southern part of the lagoon. Enjoy homemade guacamole and chips and fresh fruit throughout the day washed down with a cold beer or water.

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What people are saying about Bacalar

This was an amazing tour. we got Diana as a tour guide and she was amazing. We made 2 stops to swim, drank some beers along the way, ate a snack, danced away with everyone on the boat. It was really "hype." Thank you for arranging GetYourGuide. Recommended to anyone.

Really Good Guides! Alejandro was awesome. We Learned a lot about Bacalar and the lagoon and also Spend some quality time in the water. No Stress at all. You should do this Tour.

Very relaxed boat tour in the beautiful Bacalar lagoon, with stops in Cenotes and the entrance of the pirate canal

Very nice sailing excursion, highly recommended! The majestic crew, a very good way to get to know Bacalar.

The tour is very cool, the guides are friendly. Beautiful place. It was so worth it. Thank you!!!!