Skip to Main Content

Sian Kaan Boat Safari

Cancun / Riviera Maya / Tulum


  • Sun
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat


Early in the morning, comfortable transportation will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel, and the adventure begins. You will arrive at the reserve and the excursion begins with a boat safari through the lagoon and mangroves channels of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere. You will be able to observe the splendor of this natural reserve with all its species. Later, you will arrive at Punta Allen, a small fishermen's village at the very end of the biosphere, for a short stop to refresh and grab a snack. Next, you will head out and navigate to the Caribbean Sea where you will be able to look for dolphins and turtles in their own habitat. You will also snorkel on fantastic colorful coral reefs. After returning to Punta Allen for lunch, you'll again cruise the turquoise Caribbean waters on your return to Tulum – but not before enjoying one last stop - at “La Piscina” (The Pool), a natural sandbar, where you can jump in for a swim.
  • Get up close to the remarkable nature of Sian Ka'an Biosphere
  • Boat ride through the biosphere lagoon searching for crocodiles and other endemic species, as well as indigenous and migratory birds of the region
  • Snorkel the planet's second-largest barrier reef
  • Observe sea turtles, dolphins, and more in their natural habitat
  • Visit a small fisherman's village for lunch
  • Activity duration: 7 hours approx. (Not including transportation time to and from activity)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included


This excursion was created for those who love adventure and nature Take an awe-inspiring boat tour into the lagoon of Sian Ka'an. The Sian Ka'an biosphere, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest protected natural reserve in the Caribbean. It is located south of Tulum and covers 650,000 hectares. You will explore this wonderland by boat via a labyrinth of natural mangrove canals and lagoons in search of the occasional crocodile sunbathing on a secluded shore, sea turtles swimming lazily alongside the boat, or dolphins seemingly appearing out of nowhere! You will navigate through stunning landscapes, perfect for birdwatching, and amazing glimpses of tropical birds hunting for fish. Along the way, you will see a stunning array of flora and fauna, including exotic butterflies, and native orchids. There's only one way to wind down after a truly breathtaking sailing session, and that's by chilling out in a charming small fishing village where you will relax.

Snorkeling time! It's time for you to go to the Caribbean Sea to prepare for the snorkeling activity in one of the best-preserved reefs of the Mexican Caribbean. A spectacular tapestry of brain elkhorn, and fan corals that are home to marine turtles, and as many as 500 species of fish; the Mesoamerican Reef is one of the most extraordinary places to snorkel on this planet. And because the Caribbean waters are so unusually warm, you can extend your snorkeling sessions for as long as you like getting cold! To end this experience, you will go to an incredible sandbar called La Piscina (The Pool), one of the region's most beautiful natural phenomena. You will be dazzled by the clarity of the water and the low tide at this spot. You can enjoy some free time and relax surrounded by nature! A great finish to an awesome Sian Ka'an experience!


  • A/C round-trip transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Boat tour in Sian Kaan & the Caribbean
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Snacks and 2 bottles of water
  • Lunch and beverages

Practical Information

  • Wear a swimsuit under comfortable clothing (We recommend you wear a rashguard T-shirt to protect yourself from the sun)
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, and insect repellant
  • Don't forget your camera
  • Bring a towel & simple change of clothing
  • Bring cash for optional photos, souvenirs, and tips (tipping is optional)
  • There is a $13 USD National Park fee collected on the tour
  • Wildlife sightings are not 100 % guaranteed
  • The order of tour activities may vary depending on weather conditions or other operational circumstances
  • Not advisable for pregnant women
  • Please note that our partner will be providing transportation in their vehicle so that you can enjoy this exciting excursion.

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish / German / Italian / French / Russian / Polish / Portuguese
  • Tour Location(s): Cancun / Riviera Maya / Tulum
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 7 hr
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 4 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
From $229 USD
Price per adult
Date & Time
No Passengers Found
Protection Plus
Passengers Total
Final price includes transportation cost if applicable