Some people like to relax when on vacation, while others like to stay active and have new experiences. Aquaworld offers diving, snorkeling, fishing, tours and extreme sports like the FlowRider, Flyboard and Hoverboard, for those who want to get the adrenaline pumping during their vacation. Read on to find out how and where you can participate in these extreme activities in Cancun.
FlowRider in Cancun
Have you always wanted to learn how to surf? Cancun isn’t the best place to surf… in the ocean,
but if you still want to hang ten, Aquaworld can help with our FlowRider surf simulator. The
FlowRider is the next best thing to surfing in the ocean.
What is a FlowRider?
A FlowRider is a surf machine or simulator. This wave-forming generator is on an inclined surface
where thousands of gallons of water are pumped over the surface, which allows users to lie down,
kneel or stand up on a board and “surf”. The surface under the water is soft. Aquaworld’s
FlowRider was the first open to the public in Cancun and the fifth in all of Mexico. The 2017
Flowboarding championships were held at Aquaworld and competitors came from all over the
world to participate.
Can anyone use the FlowRider?
The FlowRider is for all ages. The whole family can enjoy it no matter their age, ability or size. The
activity begins with a few rounds on the bodyboard lying down. Once the participant is able to
kneel on the board, it’s time to try flowboarding. One of our world-class instructors will help you
keep your balance with a rope at first and before you know it, you’ll be surfing on your own. Don’t
be discouraged when you see advanced riders doing incredible tricks and maneuvers, it’s an easy
activity for beginners and if you keep practicing, you’ll get better and better.
How can I try the FlowRider?
Aquaworld’s FlowRider is available for one hour, a full day pass and four-day packages as well.
Aquaworld’s marina in Cancun’s hotel zone also offers music, beer, snacks and a great view of
Nichupte lagoon. The Flowrider activity includes an instructor and instruction, access to the
FlowRider and a bodyboard, a flowboard and showers. Participants must be at least 1.00 m (3.2 ft)
tall for bodyboarding and at least 1.20 m (4 ft) tall for flowboarding, with a maximum weight of
115 kg (253 lbs).
Flyboard in Cancun
Do you like a challenge? The Flyboard is basically a pair of jet boots that propel you into the air up
to 30 feet above the surface of the water. This is a thrilling activity where balance and
determination are key. Aquaworld is one of the few operators in Cancun that offer the flyboard.
What is a Flyboard?
The Flyboard is a pair of boots attached to a board fitted with jet nozzles and hoses that are
connected to a waverunner. It takes the water output from the waverunner and it is forced out of
the jet nozzles. The thrust of water propels the user up off the surface of the water. The flyboard
was invented by Frankie Zapata and the correct term for flyboarding is hydro flying.
Can anyone use the Flyboard?
The Flyboard is for kids ages 12 and up, young adults and young at heart adults. First you will
receive the equipment, including a life jacket, helmet and the flyboard. You will also receive
instruction from one of our professional staff members, and then it will be time to jump into the
water and fly! Your instructor will always be there to keep an eye on you and after you practice a
bit, will turn up the pressure of the water so you can fly higher. You can also try diving straight into
the water from up high.
How can I try the Flyboard?
Aquaworld’s Flyboard is available for 20 or 40 minutes at Aquaworld’s marina. The activity is done
in Nichupte lagoon and includes a guide and instructions, equipment, a mandatory lifejacket,
lockers and showers. Participants must be at least 12 years old, weigh between 45 and 120 kg (99
and 265 lbs), and be between 1.20 m (4 ft) and 1.85 m (6 ft) tall. They must be able to swim.
Hoverboard in Cancun
Want to fly like a bird? The hoverboard is similar to the flyboard, but instead of boots, you stand
on a board and the water is propelled from the back end of it. It’s kind of like surfing or
skateboarding in the sky!
What is a Hoverboard?
The hoverboard, also invented by Frankie Zapata, is basically a wakeboard that is propelled into
the air by water flowing out of jets on the back of it. The water comes from hoses that are
attached to a waverunner. You can fly up to 5 meters (16 ft) high and up to 40 km per hour (25
Can anyone use the Hoverboard?
This activity is for kids, and kids at heart, ages 12 and up. Just like the FlowRider and the Flyboard,
balance and resolve are the key to success here. When the activity begins, you will receive the
necessary equipment, including a mandatory life jacket, helmet and the hoverboard. You will also
receive a professional lesson from one of our expert guides before it’s time to get into the water
and take off! Your instructor will always be there to keep an eye on you and after you practice a
bit, will turn up the pressure of the water so you can try to fly higher. Once you have some
experience, you can attempt wild tricks like spins, flips and somersaults.
How can I try the Hoverboard?
Aquaworld’s Hoverboard activity is available for 20 or 40 minutes at the Aquaworld marina. The
activity takes place in Nichupte lagoon and includes a guide and instructions, equipment, a
mandatory lifejacket, lockers and showers. Participants must be at least 12 years old, weigh between 45 and 120 kg (99 and 265 lbs), and be between 1.20 m (4 ft) and 1.85 m (6 ft) tall. They
must be able to swim.
Book one of these extreme sports before your next trip to Cancun, or all three if you think you can