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Bacalar: Group Sailing Trip with Swimming and Drinks

1. Bacalar: Group Sailing Trip with Swimming and Drinks

Discover the sights of the Bacalar Lagoon on a shared tour while sampling fruit and beverages. Start your adventure at the iconic Casa China Bacalar. Get all the information and equipment necessary for your 3-hour sailing adventure before climbing aboard. Settle in as your boat takes you through the Cenote Esmeralda. At more than 70 meters deep, this is the largest cenote in the entire lagoon. Next, stop on the beach of the largest and most luxurious hotel in Bacalar that never opened. Enjoy the shallow, sparkling blue water and take advantage of the photo opportunity. Then, marvel at the stromatolites, the first evidence of life of Earth. Learn all about them. Finally, stop at the southern end of the Bacalar lagoon to enjoy the crystal-clear, turquoise blue water. Swim in shallow waters surrounded by unspoiled nature and take incredible photos before enjoying the relaxing sail back to the dock.

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: Sunrise Stand Up Paddle Tour

3. Bacalar: Sunrise Stand Up Paddle Tour

Live this one-of-a-kind experience through the lagoon of the seven colors and see the majestic views of it's nature and uniqueness. The lagoon has calm waters and it makes it easier to paddle while enjoying the adventure. Paddle through the lagoon and chill in the Black Cenote for a while, also known as The Witch's Cenote. You can swim, snorkel or just listen to the birds sing, but the most gorgeous thing you'll see is the beautiful sunrise; enjoy how the sun comes up to start a new day.

Bacalar: Private Catamaran Sailing Tour

4. Bacalar: Private Catamaran Sailing Tour

After meeting your captain, set sail in a Hobie Cat catamaran with a small group. Visit some notable points of interest including the The Black Cenote, The Birds Island, and The Pirates Channel, where you can learn more about the flora and fauna of each place. Relax and take in the colors and sound of nature, whilst your captain prepares drinks for you to enjoy. 

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.

From Cancun: Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour

6. From Cancun: Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour

A Cancun tour to Bacalar is a grand adventure, a day full of exploration and fun in the southern end of Quintana Roo. You'll enjoy round trip transportation to Bacalar from Cancun with a packed snack on board the modern, air conditioned transport, passing famous destinations like Playa del Carmen and Tulum as you make your way south. Once you arrive in Bacalar, you'll board a small boat for a guided tour of the lagoon. You'll visit three different cenotes and swim in the crystalline waters and discover why Bacalar is called "The Lake of Seven Colors". After a tasty grilled lunch to refuel, you'll explore the San Felipe Fort of Bacalar and its pirate musuem, argh! You'll return to Cancun full of stories to share and incredible photos to make all your friends and family envious.

Bacalar: 1 Hour Wakeboard in a Jet Ski

7. Bacalar: 1 Hour Wakeboard in a Jet Ski

Take your wakeboarding to the next level and on a one-hour wave-runner experience. This is world-class fun you won’t experience anywhere else. This is the perfect option for beginners or anyone looking for fun out on the water. Bilingual staff will help you on every step of the way to ensure you receive the service you deserve. This adventure takes place on the pristine waters of Bacalar lagoon to provide maximum comfort and views.

Bacalar: Sunrise Paddleboard Tour with Floating Picnic

8. Bacalar: Sunrise Paddleboard Tour with Floating Picnic

Embark on a guided paddleboarding tour of Bacalar Lagoon. Watch the sun rise over a freshwater lake with 7 different shades of blue. Paddle from Cenote Esmeralda to Cenote Cocalitos, and swim around Bird Island. Savor a floating picnic with a symphony of birds in the background. Start with some quick stretching and a warm-up session. Get familiar with your paddleboard equipment and get a safety briefing. Begin the tour at Cenote Esmeralda, a piece of paradise in the Mexican Caribbean. Feel like you're rowing on clouds, thanks to the mirror effect of the clear water. Next, paddle to Cenote Cocalitos, a sanctuary of stromatolites and corals. Learn what makes them so special and how to preserve them. Then, see the sunrise while rowing towards Bird Island. Cool off while soaking up the first rays of the sun in the warm, shallow waters. On the island, watch endemic and migratory bird species such as roseate spoonbills, cormorants, and snail kites. Finally, unwind with a floating breakfast that includes a delicious selection of seasonal fruits, snacks, and refreshing juices.

Bacalar: Full-Day Paddleboard Rental

9. Bacalar: Full-Day Paddleboard Rental

Explore Bacalar Lagoon by yourself on your own paddleboard with a group of friends and family. This option is especially perfect if you are staying on the lagoon coast, there’s nothing like paddling right from your backyard. If you're interested in a multiple-day rental, you’ll be covered: complete the rental and get out on the water to where you want, when you want. All of the equipment is stable, user-friendly, and great for novice and experienced paddlers alike.

Bacalar: Private SUP Tour

10. Bacalar: Private SUP Tour

Get ready for a journey through turquoise waters on your very own stand-up paddleboard. Experience a private SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) tour where you can enjoy complete tranquility. This exclusive tour is the perfect getaway for friends and family to bond and create lasting memories. Whether you’re a SUP beginner or pro, this tour offers basic instructions and provides the opportunity to explore all the ecological beauties of Bacalar Lagoon. While paddling out, you will be accompanied by experienced bilingual instructors, snacks, and a guide taking photos throughout the trip so you don’t have to worry about getting your own camera wet.

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What people are saying about Bacalar

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

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

Our guides Belou and Angel were very knowledgeable and cool to hang out with. Deffo would recommend this tour!

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

It was a great experience that everyone has to live. An unreal experience.