Cancun

Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour

Cancun, Mexico
Cancun Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour

From $58.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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

What's Included

  • 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$20)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Aquaworld
    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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Aquaworld

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Aquaworld

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Punta Nizuc

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Sheena_C
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.

Reviews

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The Mermaid and the...
Harold_K, Jan 2024
The Mermaid and the Mangrove forest were the highlights. The narration was very good. The attention given by the crew was outstanding
Worthwhile experience
Bharat_R, Jan 2024
Great introduction to the world beneath the waves !! Professional and responsible staff that care about everyone.
Not worth your time and money!
Gilbert_V, Mar 2023
This was a terrible excursion! While the workers were friendly, most of the time spent on this excursion is going and coming to the sub. Then you have about 15 minutes of looking at unspectacular coral and a few fish. The submarine is very unstable and rocks you from side to side, About 1/3 of the people on board said they felt seasick. I have been on this type of excursion on other islands and did not have this type of issues. Don't waste your time or money!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about this tour, we are really sorry the experience did not fulfill your expectations. Your opinion is important to us in order to improve.
Lame
Stephanie_I, Jan 2023
It was cancelled & no one told us so we went all the way there for no reason. Boo boo, sucked. Should of been notified.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
We apologize for the inconvenience. The tour was canceled due to the bad weather conditions for security reasons, and most of the time does not make a previous advise.
Kudos
Suneetha_K, Nov 2022
Enjoyed the Mayan pyramids and the beautiful history. Our guide Hesus is excellent. Alonzo is a safe driver. Made our trip enjoyable.
Submarine Excursion!
Kinya_J, Aug 2022
It was okay, it makes you seasick. Also the gas from the submarine was strong that was coming back into the submarine. Gave me a headache.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for sharing your feedback through your comments are truly valuable for us, as they allow us to improve our service levels and product. We apologize due to the inconveniences the motor caused, we are working to avoid that,
Great service and...
Ivan_S, Jul 2022
Great service and wonderful experience! saw a few turtles and of course fishes and coral!! very awesome would definitely come again!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
You have put a smile on the face of our entire team with your kind words. Thank you very much for sharing this with us. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to serve you.
Great tour!
Sony_P, Jul 2022
Great experience with my family. The kids loved seeing the marine life and exploring the ocean. It was lots of fun!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
For sure one of the best options for the little ones, so glad you enjoy and had an experience to remember with your family.
They canceled last minute
Maria_K, Dec 2021
They canceled my trip last minute but they took 140 US dollars from my credit card anyway They are not answering e-mails
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you for your feedback, you have been refunded since the tour was sold out when you make the reservation we do apologize for the inconveniences
Fun tour with good guides
Karl_H, Dec 2021
Thank you to the staff at AquaWorld for their professionalism and hospitality. We very much enjoyed our tour. My wife did get seasick, especially on the sub, so if you are prone to this, make sure to take some medication before you go. The staff were great and accommodated us at every turn. My one suggestion is to change the public address system on the sub. It was not possible understand our guide's voice over the speaker. She was easy to understand off the microphone .
Response from Host, Jan 2022
So glad you enjoy even with the seasick, thank you for sharing your experience and will take your comments into account in order to improve.
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.
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
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
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write, so glad you enjoy and had a good experience.
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.
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
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
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience, so glad you like it
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..
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
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.
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.
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.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank you for your kind comments, and we are glad this tour was a great option for you.
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.
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.
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 .
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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