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Bacalar: Group Sailing Trip with Swimming and Drinks

1. Bacalar: Group Sailing Trip with Swimming and Drinks

Discover the sights of the Bacalar Lagoon on a shared tour while sampling fruit and beverages. Start your adventure at the iconic Casa China Bacalar. Get all the information and equipment necessary for your 3-hour sailing adventure before climbing aboard. Settle in as your boat takes you through the Cenote Esmeralda. At more than 70 meters deep, this is the largest cenote in the entire lagoon. Next, stop on the beach of the largest and most luxurious hotel in Bacalar that never opened. Enjoy the shallow, sparkling blue water and take advantage of the photo opportunity. Then, marvel at the stromatolites, the first evidence of life of Earth. Learn all about them. Finally, stop at the southern end of the Bacalar lagoon to enjoy the crystal-clear, turquoise blue water. Swim in shallow waters surrounded by unspoiled nature and take incredible photos before enjoying the relaxing sail back to the dock.

Bacalar: Group Sailing Tour with Guide

2. Bacalar: Group Sailing Tour with Guide

Create lifelong memories as your experience the unspoiled beauty of Bacalar with a small-group sailing tour which includes live commentary from a knowledgeable guide and incredible views. After meeting your captain, set sail in a catamaran or monohull with a small group. Visit some notable points of interest including The Black Cenote, The Birds Island, and The Pirates Channel, where you can learn more about the flora and fauna of each place. Powered by wind and with no engine noise, you will be able to truly experience the wonders of the Bacalar coastline. Sit back and relax with a few drinks as your guide teaches you about the region.

Bacalar: Private Catamaran Sailing Tour

3. Bacalar: Private Catamaran Sailing Tour

After meeting your captain, set sail in a Hobie Cat catamaran with a small group. Visit some notable points of interest including the The Black Cenote, The Birds Island, and The Pirates Channel, where you can learn more about the flora and fauna of each place. Relax and take in the colors and sound of nature, whilst your captain prepares drinks for you to enjoy. 

Bacalar: Sunrise Stand Up Paddle Tour

4. Bacalar: Sunrise Stand Up Paddle Tour

Live this one-of-a-kind experience through the lagoon of the seven colors and see the majestic views of it's nature and uniqueness. The lagoon has calm waters and it makes it easier to paddle while enjoying the adventure. Paddle through the lagoon and chill in the Black Cenote for a while, also known as The Witch's Cenote. You can swim, snorkel or just listen to the birds sing, but the most gorgeous thing you'll see is the beautiful sunrise; enjoy how the sun comes up to start a new day.

Bacalar: Private Bacalar Lagoon Sailing Tour

5. Bacalar: Private Bacalar Lagoon Sailing Tour

Discover the Bacalar Lagoon aboard a private and exclusive sailing tour. Meet an experienced captain at the local partner's office which has all the facilities you need to enjoy your tour, including private parking, bathrooms, and showers. Feel free to arrive early and relax before your tour. Then, board the sailboat and set sail after a quick safety briefing. Visit locations such as the Black Cenote, Island of Birds, and the Cenote Esmeralda. During your tour, stop along the way for a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the southern part of the lagoon. Enjoy homemade guacamole and chips and fresh fruit throughout the day washed down with a cold beer or water.

From Cancun: Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour

6. From Cancun: Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour

A Cancun tour to Bacalar is a grand adventure, a day full of exploration and fun in the southern end of Quintana Roo. You'll enjoy round trip transportation to Bacalar from Cancun with a packed snack on board the modern, air conditioned transport, passing famous destinations like Playa del Carmen and Tulum as you make your way south. Once you arrive in Bacalar, you'll board a small boat for a guided tour of the lagoon. You'll visit three different cenotes and swim in the crystalline waters and discover why Bacalar is called "The Lake of Seven Colors". After a tasty grilled lunch to refuel, you'll explore the San Felipe Fort of Bacalar and its pirate musuem, argh! You'll return to Cancun full of stories to share and incredible photos to make all your friends and family envious.

Bacalar: Private Sailboat Tour with Lagoon Swimming

7. Bacalar: Private Sailboat Tour with Lagoon Swimming

Enjoy your own private cruise on Bacalar Lagoon. Sail across the lagoon to visit iconic landmarks, learn local history, and swim in the crystal clear waters. Appreciate a spot undiscovered by tourists and surrounded by mangroves, then try your hand at sailing the boat itself. Meet your captain at the marina. Receive a safety briefing and get all the equipment necessary for your 3-hour sailing adventure. Climb aboard the eco-friendly boat and set sail from Cenote Esmeralda, the largest cenote in the Bacalar Lagoon. Stop at the biggest and fanciest hotel on the beach of Bacalar and discover why it never opened. Enjoy the shallow bright-blue water and breathtaking scenery. Learn about stromatolites, corals' ancestors that date back to the origin of life on the planet. Find out why they are so special and how to preserve them. Next, arrive at the south end of Bacalar Lagoon. Swim in a beautiful area surrounded by mangroves, away from the other tourists. Appreciate the oldest stromatolites in the area dating back over 10,000 years. Climb back on board and enjoy snacks and cold drinks while admiring the mesmerizing surroundings. Learn the basics of sailing and take control of the ship. Feel the force of the wind guide you through the seven colors of the lagoon. Finally, enjoy the breeze while cruising back to the dock.

Bacalar: Full-Day Paddleboard Rental

8. Bacalar: Full-Day Paddleboard Rental

Explore Bacalar Lagoon by yourself on your own paddleboard with a group of friends and family. This option is especially perfect if you are staying on the lagoon coast, there’s nothing like paddling right from your backyard. If you're interested in a multiple-day rental, you’ll be covered: complete the rental and get out on the water to where you want, when you want. All of the equipment is stable, user-friendly, and great for novice and experienced paddlers alike.

Bacalar: Private SUP Tour

9. Bacalar: Private SUP Tour

Get ready for a journey through turquoise waters on your very own stand-up paddleboard. Experience a private SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) tour where you can enjoy complete tranquility. This exclusive tour is the perfect getaway for friends and family to bond and create lasting memories. Whether you’re a SUP beginner or pro, this tour offers basic instructions and provides the opportunity to explore all the ecological beauties of Bacalar Lagoon. While paddling out, you will be accompanied by experienced bilingual instructors, snacks, and a guide taking photos throughout the trip so you don’t have to worry about getting your own camera wet.

Bacalar: 1 Hour Wakeboard in a Jet Ski

10. Bacalar: 1 Hour Wakeboard in a Jet Ski

Take your wakeboarding to the next level and on a one-hour wave-runner experience. This is world-class fun you won’t experience anywhere else. This is the perfect option for beginners or anyone looking for fun out on the water. Bilingual staff will help you on every step of the way to ensure you receive the service you deserve. This adventure takes place on the pristine waters of Bacalar lagoon to provide maximum comfort and views.

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What people are saying about Bacalar

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

The reception wasn’t that great, since we had to look for our sailors ourselves. It was a little confusing that they weren’t there to greet us. However, Lucca and Diego made it all up with the fun and lovely tour. We had such a great day out on the water and they knew what they were talking about when it came to sailing. It was also easy to communicate with them, because their English was good. Combined with perfect weather and nice conversations with the whole group, we had a great time.

An unforgettable sea trip We spent 4 hours with my companion, wonderful, exotic and out of time The crew was charming, attentive and very good sailors! The fruit platter was excellent and refreshing, having the right to fresh fruit while sailing on the lagoon is still a real paradise! The guacamole accompanied by its tortillas at the end of the day crowned this dream day! Very nice memories

Nous avons pris le catamaran, qui rend agréable le fait de naviguer sur la lagune sans bruit de moteur Excursion avec un bon rapport qualité - prix. On fait un tour de la lagune avec 3 arrêts à des endroits différents pour se baigner Capitaine sympa 2 boissons (3e ou plus payantes) et chips de banane comprises

Had a wonderful afternoon with Alex as tour guide and Eric as captain. Seen and heard a lot about the lagoon, beautiful to see the colors of the water!!

Daniel and Enrico were the greatest men of honor ever. The tour was great and I can only recommend it.