5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

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  • Location:Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Riviera Maya Catamaran Adventure

Cruise along the idyllic Riviera Maya on a luxurious catamaran on this tranquil 4-hour tour from Playa del Carmen. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the ocean to discover magnificent myriads of tropical fish and soak up the soothing sunshine as you sip complimentary drinks and nibble snacks from an open onboard bar. Venture to secluded coves where you can swim and splash in the refreshing waters of the sea before enjoying a light lunch onboard your stylish vessel. 


  • Catamaran adventure in Riviera Maya
  • Swimming, snorkeling and other water activities
  • Wide array of pristine coral and tropical fish
  • Fresh fruits, sandwiches, chips and cookies
  • Open bar
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya hotels

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What You Can Expect

Riviera Maya Catamaran Adventure

Riviera Maya Catamaran Adventure

After pickup from your Playa del Carmen hotel, depart from the Dolphin Area at Puerto Aventuras Marina and set sail upon the shimmering seas of the Riviera Maya. Listen to a 15-minute safety briefing then immerse yourself in the lively ambience of the boat, enjoying melodious music while feasting on fresh fruit platters. Look out for turtles in the calm waters before arriving at a secluded cove to discover the magnificent marine life below. Don your snorkeling gear and plunge into the iridescent waters with your experienced guide; see 22 species of tropical fish amongst the colorful coral reefs as you explore this safe and protected underwater location. 

Return to the boat to enjoy a box lunch of fresh sandwiches (ham, cheese or tuna), chips, cookies, cake and fresh fruit before recommencing your cruise to the next marine destination. 

Arrive at a natural swimming pool nestled amongst the rugged coves of the sea and dive into the water to swim and splash to your heart’s content. Relax in the refreshing waters while sipping a complimentary cold beverage, then return to the boat for the journey to the docks. On arrival, board an air-conditioned minivan and journey back to your hotel.    

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

great trip.. crew was great... plenty to drink, music was great, weather was even better... ran into a downpour rainstorm. it was fabulous.. everyone onboard laughed and enjoyed the 15-20 min storm, then it passed and the sun came out again. thanks, good times.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an amazing trip!! The car picked us up promptly!!! The catamaran itself was beautiful and the crew was so friendly and accommodating! We had a great afternoon 2-6 and the pictures we were able to take were awesome!! We had an amazing time snorkeling - saw lots of fish, 2 sea turtles, coral reef and sting rays! The crew even caught a tuna which we all took photos of. Then we went to a natural swimming area where we were able to jump off the side of the boat and swim around. It was a trip of a lifetime and a fantastic way to celebrate my husband's birthday!!! Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This trip as far as it goes is one of the best that i've made till now. The boat was very nice, the crew was amazing very friendly and happy people they even managed to catch a Dorado on our way back. It was really nice trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The catamaran and snorkeling was amazing. We saw a couple sea turtles and our guide made sure we received a great tour of the reef. We were lucky that the weather was terrific, but also lucky that we had such great guides for our trip. We will definitely use "Fat Cat" tours next time we want to snorkel. Thanks for the great time!!

Glynis O
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

this is the second time we have used the fat cat and this wont be our last. Everyone is just great, from the owners to the lovely crew.... Sammy who keeps the glasses filled and the rest who keep the party atmosphere going... just great. Cant recommend this trip enough... I urge you to do it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Excellent trip, great atmosphere and superb views. A must do for everyone visiting the are!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Loved it! Saw a big sea turtle and stingrays! bring anti sea sick pills!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2010

One of the best catamaran trips i have ever been on in the Caribbean. The crew were 1st class and were constantly supplying us with drinks and were so helpful and great fun. Snorkeling in the crystal clear sea and wearing the 'nappies' have a beer in the open water was fantastic. You have to do the trip to find out what the 'nappies' are!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2010

We had a fantastic time on the catamaran adventure. The crew was entertaining. We actually saw sea turtles while snorkeling. Our guide was the best ensuring everyone who snorkeled had the opportunity to see the sea turtles and the beautiful tropical fish. The “boom net” on the way back was a total blast. If you are looking for a fun filled day in the beautiful Caribbean waters, this is your tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2010

I really enjoyed this tour. The crew made the afternoon enjoyable. Lunch was very good. It was a fun day.
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