Reef and Shipwreck Snorkeling Tour in Cancun
954 Ratings
Embark on a thrilling 3.5-hour snorkeling tour in Cancun and explore shipwrecks, vibrant coral reefs, and encounter schools of fish and wild turtles. Limited group size ensures personalized attention.
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Total Snorkel Cancun - Start your tour with prompt, air-conditioned transportation from your hotel.

Head to our marina, where after checking in, you’ll receive your complete snorkeling gear and all safety instructions.

Before boarding, you’ll take an in-shore briefing where you’ll get to test your equipment and learn other useful tips that will help you enjoy the tour at its best.

Once everybody feels confident and safe, we’ll depart to our first stop, which is only 3 minutes boat trip:

1st area: coral reef, full of fish and marine life with an 8-12 feet depth, warm water, and few or non-sea currents.

2nd area: admire underwater statues from 2 submarine art galleries: “The blessings” and “Aquarium Family”.

3rd area: time to find some turtles, 96-98% chances to see from 1-5 turtles! We might also see and swim with rays.

4th and last area: a shipwreck full of life, filled with colorful coral and many kinds of multicolored fish. The shipwreck is surrounded by crystal clear water and white sand, you’ll feel like you are swimming in a natural turquoise pool!

In the unlikely case that you get dizzy, we’ll take you to the mainland with an assistant boat.

Finally, hotel drop off is offered.

What's Included
  • Bottled water included
  • Guided by a professional
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Cancun
  • Snorkeling gear provided
  • Passenger insurance covered
What's Not Included
  • Dock Fee ($20 USD, payable at check in)
  • Gratuities
  • $5usd deposit for locker’s key (refunded when returning the key).
Additional Information

Swim among big schools of fish, wild turtles, and colorful coral reefs during this 3.5-hour shipwreck-exploration tour (total of 2 hours in the water). Paddle through warm Caribbean waters as you discover the stunning underwater world on three separate snorkeling stops. A short lesson is offered for less experienced snorkelers, and group size is limited to 10 so you receive plenty of personalized attention from your guide.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Restrictions: Only children older than 6 years (accompanied by an adult). A responsive letter must be signed, in the case of children their parents must sign.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cancun is included; pickup and drop-off from hotels in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya may have an additional charge
  • Please note that the 3.5 hour activity duration is the time from start to finish, the actual time in the water is about 2 hours
  • We suggest to bring: Swimsuit, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, dry clothes, towel and cash for personal expenses.
Total Snorkel Cancun
Carretera a Punta Sam
Our marina is located 400 yards away from Ferry Ultramar main dock, and few steps away from El Meco Mayan ruins.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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May 14, 2024
Great snorkeling trip - I went on this snorkeling tour with my 2 children (8 and 10) with the guide Oscar. It was professional, fun and above all safe. He looked after the children very well and we all had a really great experience.
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May 9, 2024
Great experience! - It was an amazing experience. the guides explained everything to us and made sure we had a great time.
Review provided by Viator
May 8, 2024
ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT - Wherever I travel I try to do a snorkeling trip. This so well organized. Small boats. 3 crew: a guide, ours was Oscar, a skipper & a photographer. 2.5 hours & 4 stops. A reef with cenets ( big holes like wells) further along the reef where the turtles feed (heaps of fish & I saw 3 turtles), some of the underwater sculptures and finally a partially submerged wreck. Before you go out they assess your swimming ability. As in - can you actually swim & do you really know how to use a snorkel. The ones that fail have to wear a life jacket the rest of us just had to wear an inflatable. The masks & fins were in good condition. This is a really great safety feature. More countries should do it. No sunscreen is allowed to be applied on the water & at the marina they only sell biodegradable eco friendly stuff. My back is the colour of a cooked cray. Undoubtedly it will start peeling & itching on the 16 hour flight home lol. There was a surprising amount & variety of fish considering the volume of tourists & how close it is to the city. It is the second longest coral reef after the GB. Great visibility. The trip was around $100 US & they sell the photo package also. The videographers are skilled. The most important thing to me is always numbers. There was o e boat out there that must have had 80 people on board. There were 7 on our trip. They have a good access ladder & something I have never encountered before- the tour guide flips off your fins just as you climb aboard.
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May 4, 2024
Great experience - This snorkeling tour has undoubtedly been one of the best experiences we've had! The crew was exceptional. His patience and clear explanations made the experience all the more enjoyable. We couldn't recommend this tour highly enough!
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May 4, 2024
Good experience - We had a nice snorkel experience and saw turtles, a lot of fish and corals. The crew was very knowledgeable and helpful..
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May 1, 2024
Awesome snorkeling spots, great equipment, top-notch guide - Our guide was wonderful and she took us to some amazing places. She also was very patient with the children on the tour. We saw many fish, many turtles, and really enjoyed the shipwreck.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 30, 2024
Great time - Ivan and his crew were great. Very helpful and knowledgeable. We had a blast and would definitely be recommend
Review provided by Viator
Apr 27, 2024
Best snorkeling for sea creatures - This was one of the best snorkeling trips we’ve taken in terms of courteous crew and opportunity to see sea creatures. We were able to see turtles, barracuda, manta Ray, several types of fish species, a large starfish, and many conch. This was me the cenote, underwater structures, and shipwreck that were expected in the excursion. Crew was fast to help and point out unique creatures. Would highly recommend and would definitely go again!
Review provided by Viator
May 4, 2024
Good excursion - It was a fun snorkeling trip except the weather wasn’t the best. The wind was causing quite a bit of waves and making a few of us quite sea sick. Otherwise it would have been a great excursion.
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Apr 24, 2024
CAPTIAN STOLE MY WEDDING RING - While we were snorkeling in the water, the captain of the boat went through our bags in the closet, where they insisted they go.. and stole my wedding ring. Their boss said there was nothing he could do. I’ve been snorkeling many times before and this was the worst experience on top of the fact that their staff are thieves. YOU COULDNT PAY ME TO GO BACK
Review provided by Viator
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
May 2024