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Nichupte Lagoon Speedboat Jungle Tour & Snorkeling

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Duration: Approx 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Open your eyes to the exquisite coral gardens of the Caribbean
  • Drive your own speedboat through the mangroves
  • Visit the world′s second largest reef
  • Get close to nature on this exciting tour

Tear yourself away from Cancun’s beautiful beaches for half a day and enjoy this thrilling watery experience. We promise you won’t regret it!

Board a two-person wave-runner and whizz across the aquamarine waters of the great Nichupte Lagoon. Look out for birds such as pelican and cormorant on the open water, for heron and ibis at the water’s edge and for crocodiles lurking in the shallows.

Your guide will lead you through the deep green mangrove forests fringing the lagoon and tell you about the creatures that live in this marshy area.

Arriving at the coral reef you can swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Mexico’s Gulf Coast. Experience the magical world of the Great Mesoamerican Reef. Marvel at the glorious colors and shapes of the coral and the shoals of darting multi-hued reef fish. Look out for barracuda, groupers, sea turtles, octopuses and manta rays.

Return across the sparkling Lagoon to shower and change and chat with your companions about all you have seen on this exciting adventure.

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Really enjoyed this experience! The meeting point was a doddle to get to, costing my dad and I less than one English pound to get there by bus from our hotel in Cancun. The whole...

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For your thrilling Nichupte Lagoon Speedboat, Jungle Tour & Snorkeling adventure you should make your way to the meeting point at Sunrise Marina, hotel zone, next to Crab House Restaurant.

You will put on life-jackets and your swimming costume and board your speedboat. Adults of 18 years and over can drive the speed-boat (two-seater wave-runner) after instruction from the guide. You’ll whizz across the enormous Nichupte Lagoon, which is rich in waterfowl, fish, snakes, crocodiles, shellfish, and mangrove vegetation.

As you navigate the waterways through the mangrove forests, your guide will point out the special flora and fauna that live in this unique habitat.

After about 45 minutes, you will reach the coral reef at the National Marine Aquarium where you can swim and snorkel. Shallow, warm waters, outstanding visibility and an abundance of marine life make this a spectacular spot to experience all that the Great Mesoamerican Reef (the second largest reef in the world) has to offer.

After about 30 minutes snorkeling, you will drive your wave runner back to Nichupte Lagoon and make your way through the mangroves to reach the Sunrise Marina, where you can shower and change into dry clothes.

The tour ends at Sunrise Marina.

Please note
Please call the local activity operator at least 72 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
From 9:00am - 6:00pm, from Monday to Friday.
For weekend activities please make sure you call on Friday or Saturday before 1:00pm.

A 7 USD tax per person is required at the Marina to gain access to the National Marine Aquarium.

The Marina will require clients to leave a deposit of 5 USD for the use of lockers; this will be reimbursed when the key for the locker is returned.
For safety reasons please note that kids under the age of 18 are not allowed to drive the watercraft and should be accompanied by an adult. The use of life jackets is mandatory
  • Transportation in a speedboat (two-seater wave-runner)
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Life-jacket
  • Bottled water
  • Use of locker (refundable deposit for key)
  • Use of showers
  • Snorkling and speedboat ride
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals
  • National Marine Aquarium tax (approx 7 USD per person)
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
Approx 2 hours 30 minutes
Start time
Tours are available from 9:00am - 4:00pm
Please book the time that suits you best
Meeting point
Make your way to the meeting point at Sunrise Marina, KM 14.7 hotel zone, next to Crab House Restaurant.
Ending point
The tour ends at the starting point.
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Anyone who can swim can learn to snorkel, it just takes a little practice. Two tricks are to spit inside your mask before putting it on (so your mask won't fog up) and make a strong "TOO" sound to blow the water out of your snorkel.

Most of the reef fish are not dangerous, unless you bother them. When on the reef, don't touch or stand on the coral. It looks like rock, but is a living creature which is killed by touch. Coral grows so slowly that breaking off a tiny piece could undo 10 years of growth
Dos & Don'ts
Wear comfortable casual clothes, and bring towel, swimsuit, and bio-degradable sun-block. Take clothes to change into as well as extra money for the National Marine Aquarium tax and the deposit for the locker key.

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We will never charge you any administrative fees for cancellations. For most tours and activities, there is no penalty for bookings cancelled a week in advance.

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