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Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour

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Cancún, Mexico

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Explore the Underwater Museum of Art on this snorkeling tour from Cancun. Jet across the Caribbean with your guide on a high-speed boat ride, and then hop in the water with your snorkel gear to see over more than 500 life-size sculptures sprawled over the seabed, as well as bright schools of fish. The museum highlights the relationship between art and environmental science, and all of the sculptures are made from materials that promote coral life. Fruit and refreshments are served on board.
  • Snorkel tour at the Underwater Museum in Cancun
  • Take a high-powered speed boat ride to and from the Underwater Museum
  • All essential snorkel equipment included
  • See more than 500 life-size sculptures sprawled over the seabed
  • Refreshments included on board
Underwater Museum snorkel
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Hotel pickup and drop off
Gratuities
US$12 dock fee

Departure Point

Aquaworld, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to Cancun’s marina and greet your guide beside your boat. Climb on board and ride to the site of the ‘Silent Evolution,’ a submerged selection of statues positioned on the ocean floor. Watch a snorkeling demonstration from your guide then don your equipment and plunge into the Caribbean Ocean. 

Snorkel and explore the 500 figures in the exhibition; see how British artist Jason DeCaires Taylor sculpted the figures from pH neutral clay and note the abundance of marine life thriving among the statues.

Dry off in the soothing Mexican sunshine on the ride back to the Cancun marina then bid your guide and group farewell on arrival.

Please note: This snorkeling adventure is appropriate for all ages, but be advised that the water can get choppy at times. Your guide stays with you to make sure you feel comfortable.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Aquaworld Cancun

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It's not a very environmentally friendly practice, BUT, I enjoyed that they came to follow us." See review
  • "Pretty exhausting experience, unable to get any pictures, I was under the impression they would have underwater cameras to take pictures for us that we could pay for, that wasn't the case." See review

Reviews

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Super cool!
Aneta M
, Jul 2018
We loved the tour and everything about it. Our guide was Armando, super nice guy! This has been on my list for years and finally got the perfect weather to do it. Would def do it again ! Can't wait to try the diving next time!
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It was a decent experience, great...
nyla
, May 2018
It was a decent experience, great crew and captain. I was under impression that we could get closer to statues but we had vests on which is understandable. Pretty exhausting experience, unable to get any pictures, I was under the impression they would have underwater cameras to take pictures for us that we could pay for, that wasn't the case. Decent experience.
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This tour was good! I didn’t feel...
Sui Ling Y
, Mar 2018
This tour was good! I didn’t feel the guide show us every statues (500), just mainly the highlights which is fine. Beautiful work
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The guides were very hospitable and...
Kristina J
, Feb 2018
The guides were very hospitable and obviously experienced with leading visitors out to the waters. I wish we could have seen more of the underwater museum, even though we spent an hour or more in different parts of it. It's a lot bigger than what we touched, and needs more time. My favourite part was when we went to the shallow water with different corals, and all these colour fish were there. The fish followed us: schools of beautiful yellow, blue ones, and I saw a lot of other rainbow fish and small guys in the corals. I thought the fish were very friendly and then i saw on Youtube they've been trained by tour groups to accept handouts so they think tourists are gonna feed them. It's not a very environmentally friendly practice, BUT, I enjoyed that they came to follow us. It was a Disney moment. Earlier I had been on a snorkel tour of the Belize reef from Caye Caulker and saw more fish here close up than on the larger reef.
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This was a really excellent tour...
Thomas C
, Dec 2017
This was a really excellent tour. Our tour guide, driver, and assistant were very friendly and helpful. The guide got in the water with us and showed us where to find the statues. She also would take your camera and swim closer to the statues and take pictures for you if you couldn't. When about half the boat was feeling very seasick, she and the driver altered the tour and took us to a really beautiful beach with tide pools. This was such a great decision! We were able to continue exploring around and even snorkel a little in very shallow water without continuing to feel sick. I even saw an octopus! This did not feel like a sub-par backup. It was a really excellent choice for those who were sick. I really thank the guide and driver for this decision, and I didn't have to sit out half the activities for not feeling well. 100% would recommend this tour and Aquaworld to others traveling in Cancun.
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It was a great trip! I wish we...
Sherry G
, Dec 2017
It was a great trip! I wish we would of seen more statues. We seen more on the Jungle mini boat tour through Cancun Discounts and we got to driver our own boats on that tour. Other than that the staff were really friendly and made the trip enjoyable.
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Wow! It was a fabulous snorkeling...
Debra B
, Nov 2017
Wow! It was a fabulous snorkeling adventure and I will cherish the memories forever of our experience exploring and seeing the beautiful colorful tropical fish of all sizes and the underwater museum was amazing and could not believe my eyes at how incredible it looked. I loved the little house and the beetle bug and the many other pieces of art. Our guide was sweet and very attentive to our needs when called upon. The three member Aqua world crew was professional and great fun to be with on our journey to the Underwater Museum. What a fantastic time my family and I had enjoying that day of snorkeling and the speed boat was fun too! Thank you all for giving me and my family a safe and wonderful experience in Cancun, Mexico 2017.
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What an awesome experience. The boat...
Judy W
, Nov 2017
What an awesome experience. The boat ride was exhilarating and the underwater museum was incredibly beautiful. Our guide, Anna, was top notch in every way. She made our family trip, extra special. I highly recommend this wonderful tour.
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i was a bit ill-prepared for this...
Tony K
, Apr 2017
i was a bit ill-prepared for this but it was good! it's hard to see the actual museum statues unless you're properly equipped.
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Did this tour through Aqua World. We...
linda s
, Feb 2017
Did this tour through Aqua World. We were out on a boat with a glass bottom, cool! That day the seas were rough but snorkeling was still great. 5 people on our boat had a little trouble with the waves but there were 2 guides and one driver that stays with the boat to pick you up that are in the water with you, very safe. The statues are a bit of a swim from one another, but with life jackets on it's very doable, even without experience. We then went to an area that was very easy to swim and saw lots of fish, that was almost better than the museum. Thought it was great, the guides are very polite and concerned for your welfare. Drinks and snacks on the boat.
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