Your underwater adventure begins with a ferry crossing to the stunning Isla Mujeres, eight miles off the Cancun coast. Its name means ‘Island of Women,’ referring to the time, long ago, when it was a sanctuary for worshippers of Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of the moon, fertility and happiness. Your expert local guide will fill you in on the history of this mysterious place.
We will start by introducing you to your boat crew for the day and giving you a short but important safety briefing. You’ll also be given your snorkeling equipment and will have some time to try it out for size, ensuring that it’s a good fit for you.
The ferry journey itself provides stunning views across the bay. That brilliant blue Caribbean water will be calling out to you! But don’t worry, you won’t have to wait too long before jumping in for a refreshing dip.
Your snorkel tour will include three stops that may change, depending on the weather conditions. Most of the time we will start in a shallow area with a weak tide and current, perfect if you’re a beginner and need some practice. By the end of the first session, you’ll be feeling confident and eager to explore the next snorkel spot.
Our second stop is usually Playa Norte, which is often listed as one of the top beaches in the world. Here we’ll take a stroll and feel that pure white sand between our toes and we’ll get in the water and maybe follow a school of fish. Or you may just fancy chilling on the beach and soaking up some rays, the choice is yours. There will be some free time here to explore; it’s up to you what you do with it!
Around this time, you’ll probably be feeling quite peckish, so we’ll stop at a local beach restaurant for some tasty local food (including plenty of fresh seafood).
Back on the boat, we’ll take the short journey to the underwater sculpture museum, our third and final stop and the cherry on top of this perfect snorkel sundae! The museum was conceived as a way to protect the coral reef and encourage visitors to move away from it. You will learn about the coral formations and find out more about the British artist responsible for this remarkable submerged art gallery.
Your tour ends back near the ferry dock. You can either choose to continue exploring the island for the afternoon (in this case, your guide will give you your return ferry ticket, allowing you to return to the mainland at your leisure) or you can head back to Cancun for a rest (and a cocktail?!). Before you go, don’t forget to ask your expert local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and try during your stay.
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, return ferry ticket to Isla Mujeres, snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins), speedboat transport, lunch, refreshing drinks
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
Dress standard: Please remember to bring a swimsuit (or wear one under your clothes), extra clothing to change into and a towel.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher
Additional Information: This tour might be canceled by the authorities due to weather conditions. In the unlikely event that this occurs, we will contact you as soon as we possibly can to try to re-arrange.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.