Sian Ka'an Reef Snorkel & Mayan Canal

Discover the planet's second largest barrier reef

A spectacular tapestry of coral that is home to dolphins, marine turtles and up to 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 remain submerged for as long as you like without any risk of getting cold!
Second only to the Great Barrier Reef in size, the Mesoamerican Reef is very much the jewel in this magnificent region’s crown. In fact it was recently identified as one of the top 10 coral reef “Biodiversity Hotspots” in the world – which is why we need to protect it.

There's only one way to wind down after a truly breathtaking snorkelling session, and that's by chilling out on an untouched sandy beach. We will take you to one of the region's most beautiful beaches, where you can enjoy a picnic in the mid-afternoon sun, or a snooze in the welcome shade of a coconut tree. Then we will head back along the Caribbean coast via a winding mangrove canal to the lagoon of Boca Paila and the Mayan Canal, where you can observe tropical birds hunting for fish, visit a small ancient Maya Ruin on the way (the Xhlapak Ruin), while the guide will explain about its history, the wildlife and then ecosystems in Sian Ka'an. Then you will have the possibility to float in the fresh and crystal clear waters of the Mayan Canal. Lunch will be served on a great natural spot while you can enjoy some free time or relax surrounded by nature! What a great finish to an awesome Sian Ka'an tour!

  • Shaded Boat with Comfortable Seats
  • Private bilingual tour guide
  • Snorkel Equipment
  • Snorkeling in one of the most Pristine and untouched Coral Reefs in the Riviera Maya
  • Free time floating in the refreshing fresh water mangrove channel
  • Purified bottled water, tea and juices
  • Typical Mayan or regional lunch
  • Fresh fruit and snacks
  • All Entry fees to the Reserve & Mayan Canal

  • Transportation
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratitudes

Boat tour duration aprox:
6 hours aproximatly

Level of physical activity: medium to high.

The price in Mexican pesos varies according to the exchange rate of the day.
Fees and taxes NOT included on the tour price.

Please help us to conserve the water and keep the Reserve clean.
We highly recommend to bring:
  • Towels, Biodegradable Insect Repellent
  • Swimmsuit, Swim Shirts or UV Shirts, Water shoes or flip flops
  • Longsleeve Shirt, Light Long Pants
  • Sunglasses, Sun Hat or Cap, Scarf or Pareo
  • Camera, Binoculars

Size of group
Max 6 people per tour

Tour Availability
Monday to Saturday, upon request Sundays.
Pick up and transfer from and to your hotel can be arranged upon request for an aditional cost. Let us know from where you require the transfer from

For tour requests within the next 3 days, we will reply to your request within 24 hours.
For tour requests from 4 days onwards please give us the time to get back to you within 48 hours.


Pick up and transfer from and to your hotel can be arranged upon request for an aditional cost. Let us know from where you require the transfer from. Thank you!