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Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour

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Cancún, Mexico

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

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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
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

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

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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "I know drinks are technically included, but tip as if you actually had a bar tab!" See review

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Awesome Birthday
Litique_D
, Sep 2020
Beautiful experience and the ppl are amazing. They very knowledgeable and made you feel as comfortable a possible.
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submarine ride was great
Sharon_M
, Aug 2020
I have some difficulty with mobility, staff was great, helped me all thru experience. tour was excellent, boat ride was fun. Will do this tour again. Highly recommend
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with more people, we appreciate it. We hope to serve you in your next visit.
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This excursion was great! You start...
Shaelyn S
, Mar 2018
This excursion was great! You start out at AquaWorld and then take a boat ride to the submarine/glass bottom boat. The employees are extremely nice. MAKE SURE YOU BRING CASH TO TIP THEM. There are multiple opportunities to tip, once after the submarine ride where you can tip the mermaid and tour guides, another opportunity to tip the snorkeling tour guides, and then again at the end when you take the boat ride back to AquaWorld. The tour guides bust their butts all day making drinks for people and constantly trying to entertain. I know drinks are technically included, but tip as if you actually had a bar tab! The submarine ride goes through a beautiful coral reef, and underwater museum. I would advise bringing something for nausea if you have a weak stomach because the submarine ride is a little rocky, but definitely not unbearable by any means. The submarine ride lasts about 30 minutes and then there is an area to do the optional snorkeling. I would highly recommend doing the optional snorkeling because it was definitely worth it. You get to snorkel through a coral reef and underwater museum. We even got to see stingrays, vibrantly colored fish, sea turtles, and barracudas! A huge shout out to our tour guide, Jesus, he was so amazing!!! Jesus was very engaging and cracking jokes the whole time. He did not stop checking up on everybody and making sure they were doing okay. If I could write a whole review just about how great Jesus was I would do it! Overall it was a great experience.
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Was Great! Got to see sea turtles...
Kathleen M
, Dec 2017
Was Great! Got to see sea turtles, barracuda, coral, and brightly colored fish. They take you from the dock on a boat through the lagoon to the ocean. They have plenty of drinks on this boat. Then you get off the boat and board the Sub See submarine. It is well worth it!
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I have just Submarine Tour but it was a...
IFR
, Aug 2016
I have just Submarine Tour but it was a wonderfull Tour.
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A totally different experience of...
Heather M
, Sep 2014
A totally different experience of you are sea sick maybe not the tour for you but amazing to see all the fish and coral
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Reasonable. Saw very little. All staff...
MAX
, Jun 2014
Reasonable. Saw very little. All staff fantasic and friendly.
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We spent excellent time, thank you...
Maxim Vorobyev
, Nov 2013
We spent excellent time, thank you! But, please, inform the clients that they should reconfirm departure time not 48 or 24 hours before, but much earlier. Otherwise the operation company Aqua World is likely to charge additional +7,50 USR per person.
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The boat, submarine, and snorkeling...
Mark L
, Feb 2013
The boat, submarine, and snorkeling were great, but the last ten minutes of each involved the crew begging for tips incredibly hard. Our reservation indicated that lunch was included, but we were told that's not available in Cancun. I would do this trip again, but I would bring small bills for tips.
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Local provider and the whole service...
Nikolay N
, Jan 2013
Local provider and the whole service were fine. I guess we had bad luck - water was rather muddy and hardly transparent. Some fish were seen and some corals but everything was greyish. I would recommend to travelers to use their time to enjoy the beaches/pools and spend their money on cocktails.

Product code: 3206SUB

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