Meet your guide at your Cancun hotel for transfer to a marina that’s a short, .5-mile boat ride from the snorkeling site. Learn the basics of snorkeling equipment and safety: practice using fins, breathing through the snorkel and defogging your mask, then slip into the calm, shallow water.
Stop at a series of three snorkeling locations that highlight the Great Maya Reef’s diversity and wildlife. Make your first stop over vibrant coral, the perfect place to find bright reef fish, colorful urchins and even a shy octopus; take advantage of snorkeling with a guide to spot hard-to-find species that blend into their environment.
Continue to a site where sea grass covers the sea floor, providing habitat for crabs and lobster, sea turtles and the rays that rest on the sandy bottom. Save the best for last—your final stop is a part of the shoreline where bioluminescent creatures sparkle each time you move. Return to shore to shower and change before complementary transfer to your hotel.