Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Aquaworld, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Dive in for a once-in-a-lifetime snorkel tour at Cancun's newest attraction, the Underwater Museum. Snorkel amongst the various exhibitions and learn about Cancun's preservation efforts. With over 500 life-size sculptures to discover, this aquatic exhibition is sure to leave you spellbound!

Highlights

All necessary equipment included

Excellent value for money

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Snorkel gear included

Know More about this tour

The snorkel tour begins with a boat ride to the "Silent Evolution" site off Isla mujeres. You'll then have 40 minutes of snorkel time to enjoy the museums sculptures and the marine life that will swim your way. Then, another boat ride will take you back to the Cancun marina. A perfect way to start your day!

The newest and most spectacular addition to Cancun, the Underwater Sculpture Museum is an under-sea sculpture gallery of more than 500 figures. The monumental underwater sculptural museum was established in the surrounding waters of Cancun, Isla mujeres and Punta Nizuc in 2009 by British artist Jason DeCaires Taylor. The project has sparked great interest worldwide and will be an ongoing project for years to come.

The main body of the museum is called "The Silent Evolution" and consists of 500 life-size figures molded in pH neutral clay. The main goal of the museum is preservation, so the clay promotes marine growth to form a complex structure inhabited and colonized by various forms of marine life. Eventually coral reef will form on each sculpture, making them change appearance over time.

The total museum installation occupies over 1,600 sq. feet (150 sq. meters) and weighs over 120 tons, and will one day form an artificial ecosystem where various fish and marine mammals will thrive.

Inclusions

Underwater Museum snorkel

Use of Snorkelling equipment

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop off

Gratuities

US$12 dock fee

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-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!

  • 21-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.

  • 28-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

  • 27-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.

  • 13-Jan-2018

    BEST!

  • 31-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.

  • 19-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.

  • 19-Dec-2017

    This was a great tour. I wish we would of seen more statues. We seen more on the jungle mini boat tour through Cancun discount tours. We even got to driver our own mini boats. Other than that the staff were great and made trip fun and enjoyable.

  • 29-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.

  • 16-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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