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  • Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration:  7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Spend a day on the beautiful waters of the Caribbean on this catamaran cruise from Riviera Maya! You’ll depart from Puerto Aventuras down the coast to the ancient Mayan site of Tulum, stopping along the way to snorkel along the coral reef. Enjoy a buffet lunch and unlimited drinks on the boat, and take a walking tour of the stunning site of Tulum. It’s the perfect day out in the Yucatan!

Highlights

  • Sailing day trip from Riviera Maya to Tulum
  • Cruise along the coast aboard an 82-foot catamaran
  • Enjoy the Caribbean views on deck while sipping drinks from the onboard bar
  • Go snorkeling on a colorful coral reef and have a buffet lunch on the boat
  • Explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum, one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in Mexico

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What You Can Expect

Catamaran Cruise from Riviera Maya to Tulum Ruins with Lunch and Snorkeling

Snorkel in Cancun!

After making your own way to the Puerto Aventuras marina in the morning, step aboard the 82-foot (25-meter) Raiatea, one of the largest catamarans in the Caribbean, and begin your day of sailing along the coast to Tulum!

As you make the approximate 80-mile (130-km) journey south to Tulum, relax on deck and soak up the bright Caribbean sunshine. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and other marine life as you sail through the clear blue water, and enjoy drinks from the onboard open bar.

Upon arrival at Tulum, your captain will stop on the coral reef so you can cool off with a swim and go snorkeling. Use the provided masks, fins and snorkels to check out the colorful schools of fish that inhabit the reef, and then come back onboard for a buffet-style lunch.

After lunch, you'll be transported to Playa Zazil Kin. Enjoy some free time here to relax before beginning your journey to the ruins,one of the most stunning of the ancient Mayan sites with its prime position perched above the turquoise water.

Tulum’s buildings date back to the 13th century and have been well preserved, making it one of the most popular archaeological sites in the world. Once an important trading port, it was one of the few Mayan cities still inhabited when the Spaniards arrived. Spend time walking around the site with a knowledgeable guide, and marvel at the cliff-top views of the white-sand beach and endless sea.

When your time at Tulum is over, you'll head back to your hotel by either bus or van.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

All in all this trip was quite enjoyable. The boat was clean and a lot of fun. The crew was upbeat and quite friendly. Our tour guide for Tulum, Erik, was very knowledgeable and made the tour enjoyable. Sugar was very fun on the boat and made sure everyone got drinks and was enjoying themselves. The only complaint I have whatsoever is with regard to the snorkeling portion of the trip. They anchored the boat and took us all in the water. They told us to stay together as a group. However, the spot they took us to snorkel was VERY far from the boat. I am an excellent swimmer and I had quite a bit of difficulty getting back to the boat from the spot where we snorkeled. I was not the only one who complained about this or who had difficulty swimming back. I would recommend they park the boat much closer to where the people will swim and snorkel to make it a little safer. I do not think I was ever more concerned about drowning than I was that day, which took some of the fun out of this excursion.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

Catamaran was beautiful and the staff were super pleasant and knowledgable - they obviously love their jobs! Food was good and tour of Tulum was just right in terms of length and content - only complaint is that the organizing company wasn't easy to reach and their representative seemed a bit confused so it took a couple of tries to get it all ironed out, but everyone was very gracious and apologetic for the confusion...we would take this excursion again!

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