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Discovery Chankanaab Basic



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Take this special Chankanaab Park excursion and discover one of Cozumel’s most famous attractions. There’s good reason for the popularity — Chankanaab National Reef Park is a conservation area that brings visitors closer to marine life in the Caribbean Sea. Experience it firsthand with attractions like snorkeling, a sea lion show, a crocodile farm, and even Mayan ruins around a lagoon.
  • Explore Cozumel’s ‘Little Sea’, a national park featuring a lagoon and Mayan ruins
  • Snorkel in the crystal clear Caribbean waters and observe abundant sea life
  • Catch a sea lion show and get as close as you dare to dozens of crocodiles
  • Activity duration: Varies; park opens for 8 hours
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off not included


Discover the wonders inside Chankanaab Park

When you’re at Chankanaab Park, you’ll find out why its name means ‘Little Sea’ in the Mayan language. VIsit a lagoon surrounded by Mayan ruins, as well as a natural coral reef with up to 25 feet of visibility for your snorkeling adventure. Your visit includes a riveting sea lion show, a visit to a crocodile farm, and a lunch featuring the local flavors of the Mexican Caribbean.

Swim with Cozumel’s dolphins, if you choose

You can upgrade your visit to Chankanaab Park by adding on a dolphin discovery program, giving you and your fellow travelers a chance to touch, pet, hug, kiss and even swim with playful dolphins who love to interact with people. Whether you add this or skip it, make sure to simply sit back and relax at the park’s white-sand beach after your many encounters with the diverse marine life at Chankanaab. The park is open for 8 hours, so you can map out your day however you please.


  • Chankanaab National Park entrance
  • Sea lion show
  • Facilities: pool, lockers, showers, restrooms
  • Snorkel in Chankanaab National Park (equipment not included)
  • Buffet lunch
  • 1 beverage (beer or soft drink)

Practical Information

  • If you get to the Mexican island of Cozumel by cruise ship, verify your schedule before booking to avoid inconveniences. The Time Zone in Cozumel is CST-Central Standard Time (UTC/GMT-6 hours) during winter and CDT-Central Daylight Time during summer (UTC/GMT-5 hours).
  • If you have any health or physical problem please contact our call center before you make your reservation so we can provide you full information about our services.
  • Remember to use biodegradable sunscreen to protect your skin, the environment and marine species.
  • Bring towels and cash for taxis, shopping, meals, and souvenirs.
  • Min. age (Dolphin Encounter): 1 year old
  • Min. age (Royal Swim & Swim Adventure): 8 years old
  • Pregnant women are allowed to participate in the Dolphin Encounter only

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English
  • Tour Location(s): Cozumel
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Minimum Age Requirement: Varies
  • Minimum Height Requirement: 4 ft (1.20 m)
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: No
  • Good Physical Condition Required: Yes
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: Varies

Excursion Options

Dolphin Encounter
  • Designed especially for kids and families, the entire activity is done from a platform, ideal for those not comfortable with swimming. The program includes a dolphin kiss, a hug, and a handshake. While you’re in the water, you’ll also enjoy the dolphins’ playing, dancing and singing!

  • Swim Adventure
  • Enjoy snorkeling with amazing dolphins while you wear an underwater mask! You’ll see the incredible speed and dexterity of the dolphins as you go below the surface. After interacting with the dolphins by receiving a kiss and a hug, delight in an exciting belly ride — hold on to the dolphins’ fins as he swims backwards and drags you across the surface!

  • Royal Swim
  • This program is the most dynamic adventure and a one-of-a-kind dolphin experience in Cozumel. It can be described in two words: action and speed. It includes free time with spontaneous playing, lovely hugs and kisses, a dorsal tow and finally, the popular foot push — let your sea mammal friends push your feet with their noses as you zip through the water!
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