Interactive Aquarium Cancun Tours and Activities
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As one of the top family-friendly attractions in the resort town, the Cancun Interactive Aquarium offers visitors a peek into the Caribbean and the chance to touch, feed, and interact with a variety of marine life. Home to schools of colorful tropical fish, seahorses, jellyfish, stingrays, tiger and bull sharks, sea turtles, and more, the aquarium provides the chance to learn about the animals’ natural habitats and their role in the underwater ecosystem.
Conveniently located along Boulevard Kukulcán at Plaza La Isla in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, the Cancun Interactive Aquarium offers many exhibits, including various touch tanks where kids and adults can feed stingrays and sea turtles, touch starfish, pet a shark, or even dive into a shark tank inside a safety cage to feed bull sharks. There’s also a dolphin habitat where you can see at show and even swim with the creatures, plus dolphin-focused education and therapy programs.
Things to Know Before You Go
- A walk through the aquarium takes roughly 30 to 45 minutes, depending on how much you interact with the exhibits.
- The hands-on dolphin experience offers different packages in a range of price points and are designed for couples, groups, and families.
- The aquarium offers on-site bathroom facilities, showers, changing areas, towels, and secure lockers.
How to Get There
Located inside La Isla Shopping Mall Cancun in the hotel zone, the Cancun Interactive Aquarium is easily accessible via taxi or rental car from most accommodations in Cancun. For example, from Hotel Riu Cancun at the northern tip, it’s a 6-minute drive. From Playa del Carmen, it’s about an hour drive north along Highway 307.
When to Get There
The Cancun Interactive Aquarium is open every day, but, as with most attractions, weekends and holiday periods are the busiest. To avoid the crowds, aim to visit during a weekday. The marine presentation (which is the only dolphin show in Cancun and Riviera Maya) takes place at 7pm daily, so plan to arrive in the late afternoon or evening if you want to catch the show.
Visit Ventura Park
If you’re looking for more family fun, visit Ventura Park, an amusement park made up of seven worlds including Dolphinaris, Underworld, Grand Prix, Fun World, Aaaahventura, and Wet n' Wild with rides such as waterslides, a wave pool, and a lazy river. Other activities include a roller coaster, ziplines, go-karts, and more. Various packages are available, and all include unlimited food and beverages. The park is open from 10am to 5:30pm and is located about 15 minutes south of the interactive aquarium.
Address: La Isla Shopping Mall, Blvd. Kukulcan, 12.5 Zona, Hotelera, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Interactive Aquarium Cancun
With a Go Cancun Card you’ll save up to 45% on admission to more than 20 attractions and tours. A guidebook is included along with your attraction pass so you’ll save time researching activities and places to see. Select a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, or 7-day pass. Immediately after purchase, your Go Cancun Card can be saved on your mobile device and used directly as your admission ticket. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
1 Day Cancun City Pass gives you access to 2 Sightseeing attractions in Cancun at a great price. With this pass, you have included the Cancun City Tour and shopping. To add more sightseeing to your day you can choose an extra attraction to visit at no extra cost. During the Cancun City Tour, you will discover the city highlights and historical places in the City. It is the best sightseeing and shopping tour covering the downtown, and hotel zone. For the second attraction that is part of your pass, you can choose from: 1.Scenic Tower Cancun: bird-eye views of Cancun from the tallest observation point. 2. Interactive Aquarium Cancun, a great family attraction to meet aquatic friends. 3. Cancun Ferris Wheel, Ride the 2nd tallest Ferris Wheel in Mexico. You will receive a Cancun City Pass by email. Just download it to your phone and scan it to check-in at the attractions. The Pass gets activated with the first check-in. Once activated is valid for 24 hours.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
The ultimate way to experience the Riviera Maya at a discount, the Go Cancun Explorer pass lets you customize your own itinerary. Enjoy a range of activities from a Dolphin encounter, to touring around Cancun's local markets and street-food scene, snorkeling with turtles, sailing to Isla Mujeres, or exploring the Mayan ruins at Chichén Itzá - the choice is all yours! The pass offers access to more than 40 tours and attractions—that you can mix and match with 3, 4, 5, 7, or 10-choice packages and save up to 53 percent off individual admission prices. Passes are instantly downloadable and valid for one year, but expire 60 days after the first use. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Interactive Aquarium Cancun?
The best ways to experience Interactive Aquarium Cancun are:
- Go Cancun All-Inclusive Pass
- Cancun Sightseeing City Pass Tour
- Go Cancun Explorer Pass: Choose 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 attractions or tours
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