Playa del Carmen

Private Customizable Sailing Tour in Cancun

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Sailboat in Cancun

From $549.34

per group (up to 8)

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Customize this private sailing tour aboard a luxury Bavaria boat for you and your group. Set sail around the bay of Cancun and Isla Mujeres for a relaxing day on the water or choose to go out deep-sea fishing (rods are provided). Choose the duration, departure time, and activities, plus if you opt for a longer tour or depart in the afternoon, you can catch the sunset.
  • Customize your itinerary based on your preferences during this private tour
  • Visit Isla Mujeres where you can shop, grab lunch, and more
  • Learn how to change the position of the sails while onboard
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is available

What's Included

  • Private tour
  • Sailing boat
  • Professional crew
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation is not included in the price . The transportation is optional .
  • 5 USD cash Marina fees for each adult

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • VNV Marina
    Calle Vialidad Paseo Mujeres Manzana 1, Av Isla Mujeres, 77400 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    In front of Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres .

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Cancun (Pass By)

Isla Mujeres

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Really friendly crew that took excellent care of us. Loved the privacy as we were able to customise the trip as we wanted. Totally recommend them. We went to do a bit of snorkelling at the beginning and then went to Isla Mujeres, stayed there at one beach for a while and after sailed along the cost of the island.


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Pavan_D, Jul 2023
The description and photos does not match the reality. You need to be expert swimmer (pre confirmed with the agent that we are not expert swimmers but can manage with lifevests and she said you will have nice time snorkling wonderfull places. Once you are in boat it's different story) or else you will be sitting in boat whole time and just watch no stopping or snorkling. We booked for 4 hours and got off in 1 hour. Felt cheated.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Hi, this is Eugenia( you have talked with me ), and as I said : you don't have to be an expert swimmer to do snorkel . You have told the Captain that you don't know to swim at all but you can manage to float with the life jacket. And it is not about just to float . You have to manage to get to the snorkel area and then get back to the boat. You don't have to be an expert swimmer for that but you have to have idea for more than just being able to float in the life jacket . As well, you were with two children with special needs and the Captain decide that it is dangerous for you and the family to do snorkel in that area that is 20 min away from the port. You DID NOT let us know in advance about the special needs ( I don't know why, since we do personalized and private tours ) so once on board , the Captain had to redo the plan of the day skip that snorkel spot and plan to take you to other place where the water is very calm. With the 38 Feets sailboat we can get very close to the shore and reach very nice place where the water is just wonderful and there you can swim , snorkel around , relax in the lifevest . You have spend 20 MINUTES in the boat and decide to return because we wore sailing to much time . I am sorry if you did not understand from the beginning that we are SAILBOATS not Speed boats . It take time to reach places so with 20 min going outside you did not let us do NOTHING ! The children have been challenged to enter to the boat from the first time but they made it and we wore happy to have them and made last minute plan so the 4 children can have fun moments and the 4 adults can enjoy the day as well, but you did not give us that possibility since you decide to get back. You can not reach the places in some minutes, you have to sail to it ( with te sails ON) ,,, people enjoy the views meanwhile ( sometimes you can see sting rays turtles in the way ), have drinks, try to catch some fish,,,, it is not getting to the boat and being at the anchoring place in minutes .
Great Experience!
Jaime_M, May 2023
If you want a great sailing experience without being stuck with a bunch of strangers, this is it. My boyfriend and I took the 8 hr excursion, which includes stopping at isla mujeres for 3-4 hrs (bring cash for the dock fee). Jonathan was our captain and he was excellent. Before we arrived we sailed around and went snorkeling, where you get to swim with all the fish around a sunken shrimp boat. The peacefulness of sailing in the Caribbean and listening to the sounds of the ocean is unmatched. Also, keep your eyes peeled and, hopefully, you will get to see a giant sea tortuga pop its head out. Private sailboat tours will cost you more, but the experience of having a boat to yourself in the Caribbean is absolutely worth it.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you very much for coming ! It is great to have a boat for your own and worth it since you can do what ever you want and receive a special attention. If you are two people , you can feel it a bit more expensive , but if you are a group of family or friends if you divide the cost per person it will be similar with the cost of the shared boats may be a bit more higher but the experience will be much better . Thank you so much for everything !
Amazing sailing experience
CHINGHO_C, May 2023
We had an amazing experience on the boat with the captain and the crew. They were super professional, friendly, and knowledgeable- the captain took us to two amazing spots for snorkeling and also recommended a great place for lunch at Isla Mujeres, where we also visited North Beach. The boat was also super clean, well maintained, and had all the equipment we needed for swimming and snorkeling. Would recommend it for anyone!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you so much for coming and appreciate a lot your words. Wish you all the best !
Couldn’t have been better!!
Jennifer_L, May 2023
Had the most wonderful day on this trip with our family. The service was amazing and it was so fun! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you so much Jennifer ! Hope to have you back on board son ! Kind regards !
Best sail ever!
Wendy_O, May 2023
Had a great time with Eric and Jonathan! They took great care of us and made our trip exactly what we wanted. 10 out of 10 recommend!!
kimshovelin, Mar 2023
We had a relaxing beautiful day, sailing, snorkeling, looking for turtles, and visiting Isla Mujeres. The crew was very nice and fed us well!
Perfect day!
leila_y, Jan 2023
We had a fantastic day on the water. Perfect weather. Miguel was an amazing host. We sailed and snorkeled and then dropped anchor off a beautiful beach at the top of isla mujeres. We were able to swim in to the island and explore before swimming back to the boat and sailing some more. The crew provided soft drinks and some nice snacks which we were not expecting. Highly recommend!
Great family fun! No electronics for the kids!!!
Alberto_B, Dec 2022
The team was very well trained and knowledgable about the sailboat and the area. We went snorkeling, swimming at a sandbar beach, ate lunch at isla mujeres, and took took a scenic ride around the island looking at homes. It was amazing.
worth every dime
Cathy_D, Nov 2022
We took this excursion for our daughters 25th Birthday and it was fabulous. the 2 shipmates were amazingly kind and met every need.
Great experience
Graham_B, Jul 2022
Great experience, organised transfers from hotel to Marina for us, great bunch of guys who couldn’t do enough Highly recommended
A nice ride but not as described
Jazmin_J, Apr 2022
The pictures listed for the booking did not reflect what the boat looked like. It was a lot smaller and looked older than describe. My group of 5 was a little squished in the front due to spacing. We were a little seasick but were not offered any appetizers as the listing described we would receive. Even though our boat didn't match the pictures, our crew was AMAZING! The water was ridiculously choppy on the way to Isla Mujeres so all of us were extremely seasick and laid back during the ride with 2 getting extra sick. They assisted us where needed and continued asking if we needed anything. We enjoyed our time at the restaurant with really good food and our time around the island. We were given an extensive amount of time to eat, explore and enjoy the beach.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hello Jazmin, I am glade you had a good time and so so sorry for the confusion . As you can see , we have two different boats listed with different prices and description . We do the same activities with the two boats , the only difference is the type of the boat and the price . You had chosen the Karma sailboat, which is a bit smaller, and more vintage, but it has more affordable price than Mayan sailboat that is very luxury , big , and as well with a bigger price . To have fun at the sea, it is no need to be in a luxury boat , because you can have the same fun and enjoy the activities like you did . Karma sailboat it is good for 5 people , but it is a sailboat , not a confortable yacht where you can have padded large seats . The configuration of the Sailboats in general can be very confortable as well ,but you have to look for a spot that can make you stay confortable . I am very sorry that you had a hard time on board , and did not like the boat and you had sea sick . We always have appetizers and drinks on board . The crew says that they offered you and the group but you say NO because of the sea sick and they do not insist . Anyway, thank you for letting me know for the next time so the crew can insist more about the food , because maybe not everyone had sea sick and get hungry and our crew did not offered anymore . I am sorry for that ! I hope you can give us a second chance so you can see that in Karma you can be confortable as well ( not like in a yacht but much more comfortable than you have been ) and we will provide you the same nice appetizers hoping to be liked by all . Thank you !
Book it now!!
Alexis_C, Mar 2022
We were stuck between this private sailboat ride or a catamaran. Pick the sailboat!! It was so fun, staff was fantastic made us feel right at home and was great communicating with us the whole process! I can’t wait to come back and do it again!!!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your words ! It means a lot for us and will try to do thinks even better next time !
Wonderful private sailing experience
John_B, Mar 2022
Evelio and Julio were outstanding. We were able to sail for several hours both there and back and then were able to explore a snorkel spot at Isla Mujeres. The snorkeling was just okay, but the beach and water were outstanding. If you like sailing and like having a boat to yourself, this is definitely worth it.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you so much John ! We always try to anchor in a beautiful spot ( and pray to not come many boats suddenly) so you can feel like there is nobody but you and the group enjoying the beauty of the nature . Thank you so so much !
Sailing Bliss
Cristine_C, Feb 2022
We are on our honeymoon and it was also my birthday. Javier and Ricardo were attentive to anything we needed. We were under sail most of the time and then we got to swim and relax at Isle Mujeres. Food and drinks were great. It was a perfect day!
Totally recommended
Stuart_D, Feb 2022
Evelio and Julio were incredible friendly and helpful. The boat adventure was very nice, the snacks were delicious after swimming and very attentive crew. They both help tremendously with our 5 yr. old boy who is afraid of the ocean but Julio made him feel very confident in the water. We’ll defenitely recommend to take this tour, it is relaxing and definitely a great experience for the kids.
Amazing private sailing trip
Dimitra_T, Jan 2022
Really friendly crew that took excellent care of us. Loved the privacy as we were able to customise the trip as we wanted. Totally recommend them. We went to do a bit of snorkelling at the beginning and then went to Isla Mujeres, stayed there at one beach for a while and after sailed along the cost of the island.
Nice experience but did not meet expectations
Janeth_S, Sep 2021
The water was amazing and the crew was super friendly. Unfortunately, I felt we spent more time navigating rather than doing activities. The water was very choppy and using sails instead of the motor might have made things worse. Overall a nice experience but I’m just not feeling we got our money’s worth
Not a romantic excursion
Heather_S, Jul 2021
We booked this excursion as the highlight of our 20 year anniversary trip. Unfortunately, it was not the highlight we had hoped for nor expected, especially for the cost. If you are looking for a day hanging out with buddies this is your trip. The staff was really nice and when they spoke with us it was good conversation. If you are looking for a romantic excursion as we were, this may not be for you. There aren’t any places to layout as there are on some sailboats. It is very small. We had to sit across from one another in the well of the boat with the crew. Which makes for good conversation ability with the crew, but also makes you sitting next to the smell of gasoline. It made me very nauseous. Luckily, they only use the motor to dock and get out of the marina. There was only beer and water offered, as I don’t drink beer, this was a disappointment for me but not the end of the world. Just more calories for snacks right? But there were also no snacks. They said they could make guac but had to stop by the island to buy chips so we could eat it. We didn’t bother and ate lunch at a restaurant on the island instead. They did bring a small cake for our anniversary they offered on the return trip that we ended up just bringing back to our hotel room. The windy weather added to the frustration but that is completely out of their control. Though we still tried snorkeling (at great effort on the crew's part—thank you) it was a no go. 5 min in and we had to get out. We had also made arrangements to fish but they didn’t bring the equipment on board. So in the end, we went to the island and spent most of our paid sail time there. I truly wish they’d have brought the fishing gear so we’d have had another option as the wind was too high to snorkel. We ended the tour early choosing to miss the sunset sail. It just wasn't worth more time on board. Oh, we were not on the boat they messaged us the day before so that was a confusing start. Go expecting to chill with friends —not for a romantic session and you’ll have a good time! From one small business owner to another: Please manage the expectations of your guests. Put photos of all your boats on your website. If all you serve is beer and water, say beer and water is available. If there isn’t food available, please let people know. We hadn’t eaten lunch and were really hungry. If you say fishing will be available, have it available. Weather you cannot control but everything else you could.
Very nice crew, but the boat was different than the pictures
Steven_S, Mar 2021
First I would like to say our crew was awesome and very accommodating. However, the sailboat pictured is not the one we sailed on. I believe there was a problem with the caption or something because that boat was at the marina but we were directed to another boat. Although nice, the boat we sailed on was much smaller and older. Again, the crew was very nice, no complaints there, I just wish we would have known the situation beforehand and maybe been able to adjust the price for a smaller boat.
Good sailing day, great crew!
Clark_N, Dec 2020
Eric and Astrid were very friendly and made the sailing tour a great experience for our family. The boys really enjoyed the chips and homemade guacamole. Recommended for people who love sailing and have a nice wholesome experience.

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