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Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

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Tulum, Mexico
Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

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icon6 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Home to mangrove mazes, open cenotes, and a dynamic array of marine life, the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is a nature-lovers paradise. You can explore the UNESCO-listed site from both above and below the surface on a tour that combines kayaking and snorkeling—ensuring you don’t miss any of the highlights. The trip is complete with snacks, a local meal, and transportation has a fee which can change depending on your location. Or if you have a vehicle you can follow us , we can also pick you up.
  • Explore the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve on a kayaking and snorkeling tour
  • A guide shares educational details about the reserve and wildlife
  • A small-group tour creates an intimate and flexible experience
  • Hotel pickup lets you avoid the hassle of driving and enjoy the views
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Small groups
Passionate and professional guiding service
All kayaking and snorkeling equipment (including kayaks, PFDs, paddles, pumps, ropes, sponges, dry bags, mask, snorkel, and fins)
Local fruit, healthy local snacks and purified water
Delicious Mexican box-lunch
Pictures and videos
Transportation can be arranged under special request with an extra fee.
Private transportation
YOU WILL NEED A VEHICLE TO FOLLOW US OR EXTRA FEE FOR TRANSPORTATION
Yaxchen , Quintana Roo 1560, Tulum Beach, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

There is a sign outside that says Cenote and Cabañas Yaxchen. There is parking inside.

2:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • What to bring:
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Light comfy clothes (long sleeve shirt to cover from the sun)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Biodegradable ecofriendly sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Bottle of water to refill
  • Most travellers can participate
  • HEAD LIGHT
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Yucatan Outdoors
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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 Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.
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What is the social distancing policy during Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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star-5
Amazing guides, beautiful surroundings
Patrick_C
, Jun. 2022
Andrew and Rick were absolutely amazing. They were so knowledgeable and sensitive to the untouched ecosystem we were lucky enough to explore - we saw a small gator which was in itself amazing . The sunset with the birds all returning to the mangroves was so beautiful. We were literally the only humans out there and we kayaked back with the stars overhead- from ages 13 to 22, all 4 of our kids thoroughly enjoyed it. The “picnic” was amazing and exceeded our expectations- from table made guac to fresh fruits it was all incredible. They let us kayak a little farther because we had extra time before the sunset. The kids also enjoyed the cenote even though we had visited the same one the day before on kayaks and paddle boards because this time they got to snorkel and enjoyed going down deeper to see the beauty below - We easily felt like we were friends with our guides by the end of the tour. Could not recommend more.
star-5
Amazing experience!
Daisy_D
, Mar. 2022
If you are considering going to Sian Ka’an then I would thoroughly recommend this tour. The groups are small so it feels personal & by the end of the day it was like we were all a group of friends. The kayak tour goes through narrow parts of the lagoon that would not be possible in a boat. The guides were amazing & so friendly & the food was delicious & plentiful! They also takes lots of professional style photos & send them to you after the trip.
star-5
Do this!
Lorie_L
, Mar. 2022
Fantastic guides! Their passion, knowledge, enthusiasm, and encouragement made it much more fun for us. The kayaking experience is not to be missed. Total pleasure to be out in Siam Khan, watch the sunset, see the birds and marvel in the beauty. Totally recommend this!!! Worth every penny.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Thankyouuuuuu so much Lori!!! Beautiful explorer family… glad there are people like you that appreciate this kind of adventures, hope to have you back to go farther to other remote areas, gracias amigos 🙏🏽🌅🚣🏽✌🏼
star-5
Yucatán Outdoors is the best! Eco conscious, friendly locals
Sarah_B
, Mar. 2022
Emiliano and Lucas were excellent guides - very knowledgeable and friendly. Snorkeling for about an hour was the best way to see the cenote. We enjoyed a homemade meal. Then went on to kayaking in Sian Kaan - the highlight of the day! We were the ONLY people on the water all day (boats are not permitted where you’ll go) and got to see birds, fish, and the reserve up close. We stayed on the water for the sunset and then paddled in. Amazing trip with the best guides - highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Thank you very much amigos! We will keep trying our best everyday so when you come back we can go farther 🚣🏽✌🏼, muchas gracias!!!
star-5
amazing!
Ada_M
, Aug. 2021
one of the best experiences i’ve ever had. first we went snorkeling in an open cenote; afterwards we were taken kayaking, which was absolutely incredible. we learned about the different bird species living on the islands and caught the sunset. our amazing tour guides led us further out for some incredible views; we ended up kayaking back under the moon and stars. words and pictures cannot do the tour justice. just go!
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2021
Thank you so much amigas , hope to see you back soon to go farther ;)
star-5
Totally Satisfied and Worth It!
Lydia_K
, Jun. 2021
Wow, what an experience! Rodrigo and Ricardo took us snorkeling in a cenote (they provided gear), fed us supper (tamales, fruit, trail mix, coffee, guac), and led us kayaking through the lagoons. We saw the sunset and tons of birds! We enjoyed going with this group and felt like one of their friends. They take go-pros and professional cameras and share all pictures with you, free of charge. Definitely recommend this to everyone!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2021
Thank you so much amigos!!! Encouraging words for this times of big changes and quick adaptations. We will keep trying our best to keep exploring with people like you that appreciate combining excercise, adventure and exploring with the least impact possible through free diving and kayaking... Hope to see you back with your beloved ones who want to see "Where the sky begins" Sian Ka'an....
star-5
Snorkeling & Kayaking in Sian Ka’an
Katherine_L
, Dec. 2020
Raul and Rodriguez were very knowledgeable about the cenotes and the biosphere. Raul was an incredible guide who knew a lot about the history of the country and was very familiar with all the flora and fauna of the biosphere. They spoke perfect English and it was just us on the trip so it was an incredible private experience!
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2020
Thank you so much for your encoraging words, we will keep trying our best, so next time you come back we can keep learning and sharing with people like you that appreciate this kind of experiences.
star-5
Beautiful sunset!
Joanne_M
, Nov. 2020
We had really bad wind due to the approaching storms, so the kayak was difficult. However the tour guides were great/fun and really made sure to get a lot of pictures for our memories. The sunset was absolutely gorgeous and so worth the struggle.
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2020
Hola Joanne! Thank you so much for your comments. You're right, it was a very challenging experience but you were amazing! We had a great time with you. Thanks again for your kind review and come back soon!
star-5
Tulum Eco Experience
Cheryl_O
, Nov. 2020
this was our first time in Tulum and definitely not the last. we had the pleasure of going out snorkeling and kayaking with Ishmael and he was AmAZING. he was so knowledgeable and so kind. the fruit and tamales for lunch were among the best we had ever had! i would highly recommend this trip for anyone wanting to learn more about the Eco system of Tulum and Mexico.
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2020
Hola! Thank you so much for your comments. We're so happy that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you back very soon to explore together again through this paradise. Thanks for supporting the project! Cheers :)
star-5
Do it! Awesome adventure, got to see a crocodile up close, fish and lots of birds
Nicole_G
, Sep. 2020
Ishmael and Richard were awesome guides. Their English is really good and they care about the environment and the flora and fauna. We started off in a cenote where the visibility wasn’t great because of the algae but it was still relaxing to snorkel through it. And we came across a crocodile in the brush and some schools of fish by the mangroves. My boyfriend got to dive into the water from a platform so that was fun! Then we kayaked around sunset to where a bunch of birds nest. Omg, we kayaked for 6km and saw so many species of birds. It was awesome as was the sky turning beautiful shades of orange, pink, purple and bluish gray. And we had this incredible full moon that lit to right above where our dock was. It was pretty spectacular. It’s an awesome workout but if you’re too lazy/hungover/not physically in the best shape, I’m sure to can get someone else to kayak for you as you soak up the surroundings. But we kayaked on our own... slept like a baby.
icon Response from Host , Sep. 2020
We're glad you enjoyed your trip! Thank you so much for the great time spent together! We hope to see you back soon, you will be very welcome anytime :D
star-5
The sun set
DJ_O
, Jan. 2020
I must do trip in tulum.are guides were the best and very informative. I would do this again and again.

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