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 Mangrove Canal, Sea & Cenote 

Explore 3 different types of water

On our Water Worlds excursion we discover 3 different types of water in one day.


First we snorkel with turtles in the sea, and with a bit of luck we might also spot a ray or starfish.

Afterwards we visit a mystical dry cave with wonderful play of colors. Then we will go swimming in an underground cenote, which we will explore with flashlights.

The freshwater lagoon Chunyaxché is part of Sian Ka'an and leads us to a mangrove canal where we can drift and enjoy the idyll of nature.

The Waterworld tour includes:

  • certified tour guide (english, spanish or french available)

  • hotel pickup & drop-off in an insured air-conditioned minivan

  • breakfast roll

  • snorkeling in the sea with turtles

  • exploring and bathing in a closed cenote and a dry cave

  • flashlights and life jackets in the cenote

  • local lunch

  • boat trip through a freshwater lagoon

  • floating through a mangrove channel

  • water, soft drinks, beer and tequila

  • taxes and fees

  • all photos & videos of the tour, above and below water 

Not included: Tips and personal expenses


price per person:

group size of 11-12 guests: 175 USD

group size of 9-10 guests: 190 USD

group size of 7-8 guests: 210 USD

price per person:

group size of 5-6 guests: 250 USD

group size of 3-4 guests: 290 USD

group size of 2 guests: 350 USD

duration of the tour:

7 hours

plus travel time, depending on the location of your hotel

This tour is available daily from June to September.

Check out Dates & Booking for further information concerning a reservation.

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Detailed tour description:

We start the day snorkeling in the sea and let ourselves be surprised by what the underwater world has to offer us. In the shallow water we meet various sea creatures, including turtles, which are native here. We can also discover some corals with colorful fish, occasionally various species of rays and starfish. The impressions of our first highlight are guaranteed to make snorkelers' hearts beat faster.

After a short drive into the jungle, we reach our next stop. We explore the underworld of the Mayas - a mystical dry cave awaits us, which uses light effects to highlight the natural wonder of the cenotes even more beautifully and of course invites you to take photos. The second cenote on site is a closed cenote, which we explore by swimming. Equipped with flashlights, we can enjoy the welcome cooling off. While swimming in the "big hall" and through the small labyrinth, we enjoy the various millennia-old formations.

Before we continue, we will enjoy a local lunch under a typical palapa.

Then the journey continues and we reach our last point on the program. We get into our boats and first ride over two freshwater lagoons and through a narrow canal. The surrounding nature and the play of colors of the lagoon alone are already impressive. 

When we reach the jetty, we head into the crystal clear water and just relax and drift through the beautiful mangrove landscape. The idyll and peace invite you to linger and at the end you probably won't want to get out of the water :-)

At the end of the canal, a wooden footbridge leads us back to the boats, which take us back through the lagoons to our starting point.

Look forward to an eventful day in which you can get to know three different bodies of water.

Important information:

Guests from Akumal (Akumal Bay & Beach, Secrets Akumal) have the option of skipping the snorkeling with turtles program at a discount.


Life jackets are compulsory for all program points.

Fins are not permitted when snorkeling.

For children, we recommend participation from the age of 5.


Guests who suffer from claustrophobia can swim in the "large" area of the cenote, while we swim through the "narrow" passages.


The use of sunscreen is possible in the morning before pick-up at the hotel, then again after the cenote. Long-sleeved T-shirts (Lycra or UV) and head protection (cap, hat or similar) are recommended.

Don't forget to take with you:

  • swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun hat, sandals 

  • long sleeve t-shirt 

  • water shoes (if you have them)

  • snorkeling equipment if available

  • biodegradable sunscreen

  • change of clothes

  • possibly camera

  • money for personal expenses and tips where applicable, e.g. for our drivers and captains

Impressions of the Waterworld tour:

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