Want to know Cancun from below the water without getting wet? Now you can! The fabulous Subsee Explorer Tour in Cancun will take you to explore the marvelous underwater world that inhabits the Caribbean Sea near Cancun in a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you can enjoy with your family.
The tour departs from Aquaworld Marine, which is located on Boulevard Kukulcan km 15.2; so if you’ve book your hotel in Cancun Hotel Zone, you’ll just need to walk a couple of blocks until you see Hotel Melia Cancun- AquaWorld Marine is right in front of it.
About the Tour:
Your adventure will start when the Reef Express boat departs from Aquaworld’s dock in a super funny 30-minute voyage to the breath-taking Punta Nizuc Coral Reef. During the ride to the sea, you can enjoy a free beer or a soda while you admire the amazing mangrove channels and the Nichupte Lagoon.
As soon as you arrive at Punta Nizuc, you’ll get onboard the modern Subsee Explorer equipped with air conditioning, to start your amazing tour to the underwater coral reefs. The Subsee Explorer is a practical glass-bottom vessel that emulates a submarine and was especially designed for underwater viewing.
The Great Maya Reef:
You won’t believe your eyes when you get to the Scorpion Reef at Punta Nizuc. Colorful tropical fish, sea turtles and giant rays will be swimming around the vessel as your bilingual guide explains you everything about the gardens of living corals and the stunning marine life that develops in this area.
Punta Nizuc is part of the Great Maya Reef (also called Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System), which extends from Cabo Catoche in Quintana Roo, Mexico to the coasts of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, and is the second largest coral reef in the world. Home to 65 different types of coral and more than 500 fish, crustacean and mollusk species, the Great Maya Reef is an underwater paradise. The Caribbean’s crystal clear waters allow sunlight to reach huge depths thus promoting the development of reef formation. You’ll spend 30 marvelous minutes touring the area dry and safe as you learn everything about the sub aquatic flora and fauna of Cancun.
- There’s no age-limit to participate in this tour. Children under 4 are free. Children from 4-11 have a special kids’rate.
- The Subsee Explorer Tour is available every day from 9 am to 2 pm and has a total duration of approximately 2 hours. You should be at AquaWorld premises 30 minutes prior to the departure.
- Included: bottled water, soft drinks, beer; round transportation to/from Punta Nizuc and the pier.
- Additional charges include $5.00 USD per person for the reef tax and $3.00 USD per person for the dock tax.
Knowing the Caribbean Sea from below is a fantastic learning experience for both adults and kids alike. If you want to add a visit to the Underwater Museum and some free snorkeling time to your Subsee Explorer experience, check the Paradise Adventure Tour. Enjoy Cancun from a totally new perspective and make sure to take your camera with you.
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