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Cancún, Mexico
Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Cancun's waters on this submarine-style glass bottom boat ride. Cruise through a mangrove swamp during this 2- to 3-hour excursion to Punta Nizuc, the second-largest coral reef in the world. On this family-friendly adventure, learn about the local fish, coral and other animals in this marine habitat through your guide's informative commentary. Opt to snorkel on the reef with provided equipment.
  • Experience Cancun's underwater world on a glass-bottomed boat
  • Snorkel along the Punta Nizuc, the second-largest coral reef in the world
  • All ages welcome—ideal for family travel
  • Learn fascinating facts about local marine life and coral reefs
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Submarine tour
Snorkeling tour (if option selected)
Use of lockers and snorkel equipment
Snorkel - yours to keep
Beer and refreshments
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Dock fee (US$12)

Departure Point

Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

We suggest taking our local buses or taxis if you take a bus ask the driver to drop you off ar the Aquaworld Marina in case if you take a taxi, we suggest setting the price before. All our local drivers know the exact location for this activity.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Board a reef shuttle boat and cruise through the mangroves of Nichupte Lagoon towards Punta Nizuc. Climb aboard the Sub See Explorer, a submarine-style glass bottom boat that allows crystal clear views of the second-largest coral reef in the world. 

Peer through the boat's panoramic windows at clusters of bright coral and schools of tropical fish. Listen as your guide gives details about the animals and plants that thrive in this marine environment. View butterfly fish, barracudas and maybe even dolphins on this family-friendly underwater journey. 

Opt to use the area's floating platform as a jumping-off point for a snorkeling adventure. Dive into the gentle aqua waters surrounding Punta Nizuc's spectacular reef to get up close with some of its vivid plant and animal live. Follow your guide through the maze of coral as they point out species and varieties of coral and fish. The snorkel is yours to keep and enjoy other snorkeling opportunities in the Cancun area.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Aquaworld
Please be 30 minutes before your departure time, once you arrive at the marina you will check-in and will receive instructions about the experience before getting on board of the semi-submarine.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Aquaworld
Get on board of a yellow submarine and a glass-bottomed boat and depart to the reef, after around 20 minutes the boat arrives at the reef where you will get 30 minutes guided tour with a complete explanation about the marine species, coral reef marine life, and exotic fish, you will also have the chance to see part of the Cancun Underwater Museum, which is an eco-project that was created to combine art with nature a to preserve the marine life. Al the rides are air-conditioned and you will get a beer or refreshment on board.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Punta Nizuc
If you select the snorkeling option, you will be able to do a perfect combination between the subsea and a great place to snorkel
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cancun Vacation Experts
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "The "sub" rocks somewhat, so if you are one that gets seasick, it might not be the experience for you." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Amazing Adventure
Sheena_C
, Oct 2021
This was one of the best excursions that we experienced. This was perfect for families with little children. We had a 30 min boat ride to the submarine. The driver of the boat and the lady assisting were very friendly and accommodating. The ride in the submarine itself was very much entertaining. We took the 1st slot so we were able to see many rare fishes like the rainbow parrotfish along with turtles and sting rays. It was a very fun experience and I highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks for sharing this amazing experience, as you mention this is a perfect option for activities with children. We are glad you were able to enjoy seeing the fishes
star-5
Nice
LAVONNE_M
, Sep 2021
Was a beautiful experience definitely would recommend to everyone I know to do it because I'm not one to do snorkeling so this was perfect for me
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write, so glad you enjoy and had a good experience.
star-3
It was ok excursion but...
Raslan_I
, Aug 2021
It was ok excursion but not great, I expected more thinks to see. The guide should talk more English since there were enough people from U.S so they need to understand what’s going on. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you very much for your review, we apologize for the inconveniences, we will take care of speaking English guides to make a great experience with all the customers
star-5
Amazing
Jennifer_L
, Aug 2021
The boat ride getting to the next boat and drinks I also liked the mermaid in the water I loved seeing a sting ray
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience, so glad you like it
star-4
Aquatic Serenity
Dante_S
, Jul 2021
The experience was phenomenal! There was a soothing 10 minute boat ride to the sub see boat where the bottom half of the boat was submerged about 10 or 15 feet below the sea surface and then the ride was about 30 min and was very beautiful with only a fraction of the risk of an actual submarine.. We purchased the submarine snorkel combo but we did not snorkel becausewe ultimately didn't feel comfortable. They were not able to accommodate the loss of an activity and I would've appreciated if there was a full customer service in this end..
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We’re so glad you had a good experience. Next time you’re here, try the parasailing and enjoy the blue ocean from the sky It’s one of our newer offerings.Thank you for letting us know about this. Your feedback helps us do better
star-5
I would recommend
Brittany_T
, Jul 2021
Our instructor Louis was very fun, playing music serving drinks on the way to the submarine. Pretty cool experience seeing all the beautiful corals under the Water and fish.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share this kind words. The Paradise underwater is amazing and we are glasd you got to experience it.
star-4
Exciting
Amyiah_B
, Jul 2021
It was a fun and exciting tour. For someone who is afraid of open water felt calm.. Staff was very nice as well.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your kind comments, and we are glad this tour was a great option for you.
star-5
Good experience, would recommend
Judith_S
, Jun 2021
The boat ride out to the "sub" which was in the Caribbean Sea, was great as well as the sub experience. Great crew. The "sub" rocks somewhat, so if you are one that gets seasick, it might not be the experience for you.
star-5
Good time
Brenda_M
, May 2021
We had a great time. I did get a little light headed because of rocking of ship but there is nothing that they can do about it. My daughter had no problems. Will definitely recommend it to others.
star-1
DO NOT EVEN BOOK
Verlencia_E
, Apr 2021
HORRIBLE. They canceled on us last minute . The only option left to do was parasailing. We were only up in the sky for less than 3 minutes . This was the worst and they took our money and said parasailing equaled out to snorkeling and a submarine tour .
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
We do apologize for this experience we are working to improve in order to avoid this for future customers. The tour was cancelled due weather conditions .

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