Cancún Water sports

Our most recommended Cancún Water sports

Cancun: Scuba Diving for Beginners, 2 Dives

1. Cancun: Scuba Diving for Beginners, 2 Dives

Take a scuba dive lesson for one day and have the opportunity to dive in popular spots in the crystal waters of Cancun without need for a scuba certification. Learn the basic of scuba diving in a pool, then explore the underwater world with two tank dives in the ocean. After filling out a short medical form, you will take theory lessons and pool practice to learn the basics of scuba diving, then you will do two tank ocean dives. The first dive tales place at MUSA Underwater Museum and the second dive at Manchones reef.

Full-Day Sail in Luxurious Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

2. Full-Day Sail in Luxurious Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

Sail on the gorgeous Caribbean Sea to Isla Mujeres in a 45-foot catamaran with an open bar on this tour from Cancun. Uncover the underwater world with a snorkeling stop and visit Playa Norte beach. Savor authentic Mexican food with a buffet lunch at a beach club. Depart from Cancún and sail to Mujeres island. Soak up some sun with a drink from the open bar as you cruise along. Snorkel above the world’s second-largest coral reef. Admire its incomparable biodiversity, colorful marine life, and vibrant coral formations.  Stop at Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres, where you can relax on the soft sand and swim in the turquoise waters. Head to a beach club for a delicious Mexican buffet. After lunch take advantage of amenities like lounge chairs, kayaks, swings, and paddleboards.  Finish your adventure back aboard the catamaran which will release its spinnaker sail as you travel back to Cancún in the light of the setting sun.

Cancun: Water Sports Combo Adventure with Transfer

3. Cancun: Water Sports Combo Adventure with Transfer

Parasail Flight between 10 - 12 minutes. Up to 80 meters (260 feet) high. The best view of the Caribbean Sea and Nichupté lagoon. Take a 30 minute ride on a powerful brand Sea Doo Sparks and Yamaha VX700S and go flying across the Caribbean sea during this thrilling adventure. Aboard the WaveRunner, you have complete freedom to explore the waters off of the coast, go at a cruising and relaxing pace or take high speed adventure! Snorkel tour visiting 4 locations - 2 hours in the water. Reef snorkeling. Visit the gallery “The Blessings” of the Underwater Museum. Encounter with turtles in the sea grass. The only snorkeling tour to a Shipwreck!

Cancun: Jet Ski Rental

4. Cancun: Jet Ski Rental

Before boarding your jet ski, you will take part in a short safety briefing offered by a highly-trained and English-speaking guide. You can watch an instructional video containing all the safety procedures and navigation guidelines, after which you will be ready for your 30-minute or 1-hour jet ski rental. All equipment is provided, including a life jacket and brand new 2018-2019 Sea Doo GTI 130 Jet Ski. Speed up your vacation on a powerful jet ski in a safe area with a small amount of traffic and calm water. Your guides consider safety a priority, and have therefor created a designated area marked with easy-to-see buoys where you will be able to ride at full speed. Following your activity, you will be free to use the facilities on site which include showers, toilets, a resting area, and a cold bottle of water.

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: Snorkeling Boat Trip

6. Cancun: Snorkeling Boat Trip

Amazing snorkeling tour, ideal for everyone: experts, little or no experience. Get ready to remember this tour as something outstanding during your Cancun vacation. Tons of colorful fish, living coral reefs, turtles in their natural habitat and an impressive shipwreck, are waiting for you in this 2 hours ride under the sea, where the entire area does not exceed 4 meters deep, with warm, calm waters and very light sea currents. Our marina is located 1 km away from the reef, approximately 5 minutes by boat. The Snorkel tour is divided into 4 visits, with 3 dives: First visit: Enjoy the (El Meco) coral reef, one of the best preserved in the Great Mayan Reef, full of fish and marine life. The reef has depths of 2.5 to 4 meters with different coral formations and schools of fish. Second visit: Our second visit is to an underwater museum, where we will admire two underwater art galleries, art interaction and the environment in the Caribbean Sea. Beautiful works of art, with a spectacular turquoise blue background. Third visit: The point for finding turtles, we have 96 to 98% chances of finding 1 to 5 turtles. We can also find and swim with manta rays. Fourth visit: Visit a sunken boat, full of marine life, multicolored coral and schools of fish of different species. It is a semi-submerged boat and perched on a sandbank that makes around it, a natural pool of turquoise water, it is impressive!

Cancun: Paradise Snorkel at Reef and Underwater Museum

7. 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: Skyrider Parasailing Experience

8. Cancún: Skyrider Parasailing Experience

Sit back in comfort and gaze at the impressive sites of the Nichupté Lagoon and Cancún Hotel Zone from the sky. Experience the peaceful atmosphere flying in the sky provides, but be thrilled by the heights you'll be at. This parasailing experience for two begins with instructions before enjoying a slow and smooth rise above the water from a platform on the back of a boat. Take in the astounding views of Cancún as you ascend into the air. Spend 10 minutes in flight before descending. The unique design of the parasailing equipment allows for a comfortable and secure ride, providing a chance of a lifetime experience.

Cancun: Speedboat Mangrove Jungle & Snorkel Tour

9. 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: Waverunner in Nichupte Lagoon

10. Cancun: Waverunner in Nichupte Lagoon

Rent a Waverunner in Cancun for half an hour or a full hour, and soon feel the wind in your hair, a knot in your stomach, and the excitement of hitting the open water. Learn how to operate one of these well-maintained Yamaha Waverunners from a knowledgeable instructor. Receive full instructions prior to your rental so that you can ride freely, no license required. Then hop on the Waverunner and hit the water for an exhilarating time on the ocean or in the lagoon.

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What people are saying about Cancún

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

The staff was amazing and made the sailing so much fun! They turned the boat into a party cruise after we left Isla Mujeres. During our snorkeling we saw the most beautiful fish and statues. We will be doing this again next time we come to cancun!

4 great stops, all different and plenty of turtle encounters. Crew very informative and helpful and the pictures, videos excellent quality

Excellent tour, very professional and knowledgable guide. Some amazing wildlife in beautiful scenery would highly reccomend.

Both the guide and the crew are very kind, it is a very complete plan and you enjoy it a lot. Excellent!

It was a great time to hang out with my son. We both had a wonderful time!