Costa Maya

Bacalar Seven Color Lagoon and Kayak Adventure from Costa Maya

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1 Day Bacalar Seven Color Lagoon and Kayak Adventure
  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Just an hour's drive from Costa Maya, Lago Bacalar (Lake of the Seven Colors) offers magnificent shades of blue on sunny days. Experience it in a small group with a guide on this convenient tour, with round-trip transfers from your cruise ship. Paddle your kayak, swim, capture photos, or simply enjoy your fajita lunch with the drink of your choice as you soak up the fresh breeze.
  • Escape the crowds on a kayak tour of Bacalar's Lake of the Seven Colors
  • Numbers are capped at just 15, for a more intimate feel than big bus tours
  • Stay fueled with a fajita lunch plus soda, water or alcoholic drinks
  • Round-trip cruise ship transfers make for an easy shore excursion

What's Included

  • Kayaks
  • Guided Kayak Tour at Bacalar Lagoon
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Av. P.º del Puerto 1180, 77976 Mahahual, Q.R., Mexico

    Your tour will depart one hour after your cruise docks, starting from the conveniently located Plaza Las Fuentes, just outside the Port. Please consider the total time to walk from your cruise to the excursion office is about 15 minutes. https://bit.ly/YourTourDepartsFromHere.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 12/26/2019 - 2/20/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Bacalar

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour will depart one hour after your cruise arrives to port from Plaza Las Fuentes, conveniently located just a few steps away from the main access of Costa Maya Port.
  • Please note that the total walking time from your cruise ship to the meeting point is about 15 minutes.
  • Cruise guests arriving after noon. Make the most of your limited time in port by booking our Ancient Mayan City of Chacchoben Tour
  • No port, no pay! Guaranteed full refund if your cruise ship does not call port in Costa Maya at all
  • You will be back to the port before boarding time, guaranteed!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Leslie_K
It was very well organized. The staff was welcoming and helpful. Our guide was Elliot and he did a fantastic job taking care of us. We were not able to kayak due to the windy conditions, but it was a beautiful setting, and the food and drinks were wonderful.

Reviews

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Dream-like experience
Brett_M, Apr 2024
I'm hesitant to share what an amazing time we had because if we want to come back I don't want to let the secret out! Everything was absolutely amazing and we were lucky to be 4 of only 19 people at the lagoon on this particular day so it felt like we had a slice of paradise to ourselves. Everyone in our small group said they felt like they were living a dream. Eliot was an incredible host and all the other staff at the resort were so friendly! The drive is peaceful but definitely bouncy and "off the beaten" path but so worth the hour in the van. Would absolutely return if we were in the area again.
Bad Experience
Mark_I, Feb 2024
Unfortunately there were none. None of the excursion/tour providers could find our reservation at the meeting point. So we were unable to go. Have never had a problem with Viator but did this time.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Mark_I, Thank you for choosing our tour and company to spend your day at Costa Maya in the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. We regret to hear about your experience, although we must clarify that your reservation was cancelled by you 10 days prior to the tour date. We believe there might be a misunderstanding as your reservation was not active on our end. Your feedback is valuable, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. We strive to provide exceptional service and hope you consider giving us another chance in the future. Warm regards, The Costa Maya Shore Excursions Team
A long drive for a short excursion
Jerilyn_B, Feb 2024
We did enjoy the ruins and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We didn't have a lot of time that day and I felt like we had to drive a lot for such a short tour. The tour started at 8:00 am and the ship left at 2:30. It was a long drive to the ruins, which we kind of expected, but after the ruins, we went to the lagoon and the drive there was rough. We were on the bus on a very bumpy long dirt road for about 30 minutes. We only had about an hour for lunch and swimming before we had to head back, which was another hour back to the ship. The tour was fine, but I felt like we did more driving than enjoying the beach.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Jerilyn_B, Thank you so much for choosing our Explore Costa Maya tour during your cruise vacation onboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines "Wonder of the Seas"! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the Chacchoben Ruins and found our tour guide knowledgeable. We understand your concern about the time spent traveling, especially with the limited hours in port. Due to the short duration of your cruise stop, we had to adjust the tour to ensure you returned to the ship on time before the All On Board call. We appreciate your understanding in this matter. We're glad you had the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean, even if briefly, and hope you cherish the memories of your time at the ruins and the Bacalar Lagoon. Don't forget to tag your stories on Instagram and Facebook at @CostaMayaShoreExcursions! Thank you once again for choosing us, and we hope to welcome you back for a longer adventure in the future! Warm regards, The Costa Maya Shore Excursions Team
Alan & Miguel were...
Kristy_c, Jan 2024
Alan & Miguel were absolutely incredible. We celebrated my dad’s 75th birthday and they even did a special treat and sang to him. Their Mexican lunch buffet was amazing and the free drinks were poured strong. What a beautiful paradise!!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Kristy_c, Thank you so much for choosing our Ancient Bacalar Seven Color Lagoon and Kayak Adventure during your vacation cruise onboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines "NCL Joy." We're thrilled to hear that Alan & Miguel made your dad's 75th birthday special, and that you enjoyed the Mexican lunch buffet and free drinks. It truly is a beautiful paradise, and we're grateful to have shared it with you. Don't forget to tag us in your stories on Instagram and Facebook at @CostaMayaShoreExcursions. We hope to welcome you back soon for more amazing adventures! Tropical regards, The Costa Maya Shore Excursions Team
7 Color Lagoon
Denise_C, Jan 2024
The resort was very nice & people there very friendly & helpful. Kayaking was disappointing. Only about 20 minutes. Food & drinks were good. Would have liked more time to kayak. A little rushed. Colors were not really visible due to overcast skies.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Denise, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at the Bacalar Seven Color Lagoon with us! We're thrilled that you chose Costa Maya Shore Excursions for your adventure during your cruise vacation aboard the Sky Princess. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the resort, along with the food and drinks, and found our team friendly and helpful. It's always our aim to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We understand your feelings about the kayaking portion of the tour and the visibility of the lagoon's colors. The unique beauty of Bacalar's waters is indeed best appreciated under clear skies, and unfortunately, the weather can be unpredictable. We had to adjust the duration of the kayaking to ensure your timely return to the Costa Maya port, as we prioritize a hassle-free experience for all our guests, ensuring they're back on board their cruise on time. Your feedback is invaluable, and we will certainly take it into account as we strive to improve our experiences. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on a sunnier day for a fuller exploration of Bacalar's magnificent colors. Don't forget to tag your stories on Instagram and Facebook with @CostaMayaShoreExcursions We love seeing our guests' adventures! Warm regards, The Costa Maya Shore Excursions Team
Great tour, minor logistical issue
Robert_K, Jan 2024
Fantastic location and staff. The food and drinks were delicious. The only issue was were we unwittingly sent with a group going to the Mayan ruins so we lost out on about 45minutes of time that could have been spent at the lagoon as we booked. This also happened to another couple that was with us on the same tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Robert, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our "Explore Costa Maya: Chacchoben Ruins and Bacalar Lagoon" tour! :) We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the fantastic locations and our wonderful staff, not to mention the delicious food and drinks. We apologize for the minor logistical issue you encountered and appreciate your understanding. We're always working to improve our tours and your feedback is invaluable in helping us refine our experiences. Thank you for choosing us to spend your day in the beautiful Mexican Caribbean during your cruise vacation on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas. We hope the memories you made will last a lifetime! Don't forget to tag your stories on Instagram and Facebook with @CostaMayaShoreExcursions. We can't wait to see your amazing photos! Warm regards, The Costa Maya Shore Excursions Team
Bacalar kayak
Steven_S, Dec 2023
I recommend the Bacalar lagoon kayaking trip. The group was small and the guide let us establish a comfortable route and pace. It does not go far (across the lake and back) but that was adequate. The water's blues and greens were beautiful. My only suggestion is that the guide could spend more time adjusting the seats for each kayaker for a better fit, and provide some basic kayaking instructions to better help the newbies. The van ride to the Lake, small resort location, kayaking and served lunch were excellent.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Steven, Thank you so much for choosing our One Day Bacalar Seven Color Lagoon Adventure during your cruise vacation on the Regal Princess! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the stunning blues and greens of Bacalar Lagoon and found the kayaking experience, resort location, and lunch to your liking. Your suggestion about providing more detailed kayaking instructions and seat adjustments is greatly appreciated, and we'll certainly take it into account to enhance our guests' experience. We hope your memories of the beautiful Mexican Caribbean stay with you for a long time. Don't forget to share your adventure stories on Instagram and Facebook by tagging us at @CostaMayaShoreExcursions. Wishing you happy holidays and more wonderful travels ahead! :) Tropical regards, The Costa Maya Shore Excursions Team
Amazing experience! I'll do the same excursion next time!
Rose_H, Aug 2023
The entire experience was amazing. The drive to the lagoon was about an hour which is what we expected. The driver was very safe and nice along with the tour guide. The tour guide was one of the most wonderful parts of the day. He explained many things about the area and where we were going. He was so so nice too. The lagoon and resort was absolutely beautiful. There wasn't a large crowd of people. Lunch was included and they served authentic mexican tacos with a variety of sauces and toppings. Mhmm were they good. It was unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and unlimited tacos. The kayaking was nice, great way to see more of the beautiful lagoon. Great day and one of the top excursions I've ever done. Only complaint was we were slightly rushed at the end to leave. We were only given about 10minutes to finish what we were doing and get back to the van to leave.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Rose_H, Thank you so much for choosing our Bacalar Seven Color Lagoon and Kayak Adventure during your cruise vacation on board Wonder of the Seas. We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience and enjoyed the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean. We're glad you appreciated the safe and pleasant drive, the informative tour guide, and the delicious authentic Mexican tacos. It's fantastic to know that the kayaking allowed you to explore the lagoon even further. We apologize for any inconvenience you felt regarding the time constraint at the end of the tour. We understand that it might have seemed rushed, but please know that ensuring our guests make it back to the port before the All On Board time is of utmost importance. We truly value your feedback and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another memorable adventure in the future. Warm regards, The Costa Maya Shore Excursions Team
A fun way to spend the day!
Leslie_K, Jan 2023
It was very well organized. The staff was welcoming and helpful. Our guide was Elliot and he did a fantastic job taking care of us. We were not able to kayak due to the windy conditions, but it was a beautiful setting, and the food and drinks were wonderful.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Leslie, We are thrilled to read this wonderful review. Thank you! We will pass your compliments onto Elliot and the rest of our team! We are so lucky to have them. These reviews really keep us going in recent times as we strive for our guests to have a memorable and enjoyable time with us at Costa Maya. Thank you for choosing Costa Maya Shore Excursions and we hope you can visit us again soon. All out best The Costa Maya Shore Excursions Team
Wonderful day. I will definitely go again.
ELAINE_D, Dec 2022
The Seven Color Lagoon kayak trip with Elliot and Abner was fantastic. The site is absolutely beautiful. Elliot explained so much about the local area and culture and was accommodating to all kayaking skill levels. The food and drinks were great, especially the expertly prepared salsas. Gracious to the team.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Elaine, We are so thrilled you had a wonderful experience during your visit to Costa Maya! We will pass your compliments to Elliot, Abner and the rest of the team, and do hope you can visit us again soon! Best wishes, The Costa Maya Shore Excursions Team
Great Excursion!
Trucy_R, Mar 2022
We had a great time! The water was choppy due to wind, but our guide was great and we were still able to kayak without having any previous experience. Lunch was delicious, drinks included, and we even had the lagoon to ourselves for a few hours!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hola Trucy_R, We are so thrilled you had a wonderful experience and you enjoyed your day with us! We will pass your compliments onto the staff in Bacalar Lagoon, and do hope you can visit us again soon! Muchas gracias, The Costa Maya Shore Excursions Team
Great tour, but weather dependent
David_M, Sep 2021
We took this tour while on a cruise. The tour office was convenient to the cruise port, about a 10 minute walk. Our tour guide, Ed, was very friendly and knowledgeable. The location of the tour in Bacalar was remote, but very beautiful. The day of the tour was very windy, so the water was choppy and not very clear. It was also more difficult than usual to paddle as a result. But in all, we really enjoyed the tour, especially the property where the tour was located and the lunch.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Dear David_M, Many thanks for your visit to Costa Maya and specially for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are pleased to know that your Bacalar Seven Color Lagoon and Kayak Adventure from Costa Maya was a memorable experience! We will definitely will share your comments with Ed and the rest of the team :) Hopefully next time you visit us, the weather will be better so you can enjoy your day with us to the fullest! :) At Costa Maya Shore Excursions, we appreciate your preference and on behalf of our team we hope to have the opportunity to see you again soon! Warmest regards, The Costa Maya Shore Excursions Team
Wish we had more time.
Patrick_R, Mar 2020
Our trip was amazing. The food was delicious and the water was amazing. The only reason it is 4 instead of 5 is because they had us on the wrong ship and our trip was cut by 3 hours. We would have loved to spend the entire time there.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Hola Anna, We appreciate your visit to Costa Maya and specially for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We deeply regret that you could not enjoy the complete tour as you expected. For us, listening to our guests is the best way to improve our quality and services. Be assured that they will be shared with our operations team. On behalf of our team we really hope to have the opportunity to serve you soon. Warmest regards! The Costa Maya Shore Excursions Team
Nous avons adoré
Caroline_H, Jan 2023
Selina notre guide a été très généreuse et chaleureuse. Nous avons apprécié qu’elle nous raconte la culture. Nous avons adoré le lunch préparé par une cuisinière sur place. Les meilleurs tacos avec une excellente salsa aux ananas. Le tour de Kayak était bien avec cuillette de sable exfolient. Nous avons adoré. Par contre nous n’avons pas compté 7 couleurs.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Chère Carolin, Merci d'avoir pris le temps d'écrire cet excellent commentaire. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre tour avec nous et le service de Selina et du reste de notre personnel. Nous espérons que vous pourrez nous rendre visite à nouveau et voir les 7 couleurs de la lagune de Bacalar :) Nous vous souhaitons le meilleur. L'équipe de Costa Maya Shore Excursions

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