Let’s say you’ve visited Cancun before, and you’ve been to the big parks, and you’ve been to the Mayan ruins. Or maybe you’ve never been to Cancun but are looking for unique things to do. Well look no further, Aquaworld prides itself in offering unusual activities in Cancun, and we’ve been doing it for over 25 years. 

Unusual tours in Cancun

One of the best things about Cancun is the sparkling turquoise blue Caribbean Sea. Aquaworld, the water fun experts can show you the Caribbean from all aspects, flying above it, racing along it’s surface, and exploring its depths.

Read on and find out how to “seas the day” and get your “vitamin sea” with our unique things to do in Cancun. 

Snorkeling Tours in Cancun

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Aquaworld’s Jungle Tour is the most famous snorkel tour in Cancun. This could be because you get to drive your own speedboat though the mangrove jungle in Nichupte lagoon, or maybe it’s because you get to explore what’s below the surface of the Caribbean, including coral reefs, colorful fish and other marine life. 

After you arrive to Aquaworld marina and receive a locker, your bilingual guide will take you through some instructions and various safety signals. Next, you’ll board your two-person speed boat and follow the guide through beautiful Nichupte Lagoon. During the ride you may spot wildlife in the mangrove forests. Then you’ll emerge from the lagoon into the breathtaking Caribbean Sea and it will be time to go snorkeling. The guide will be there to assist beginners and to point out anything that shouldn’t be missed, like coral formations, fish, stingrays, or any other sea creatures that might be in the neighborhood.


This tour includes guide and Instructions, boat ride to the snorkeling spot, snorkeling tour and equipment, new snorkel tube, bottled water, lockers and showers. Participants must be at least 18 years old to drive the boat, be between 5 and 65 years old (kids price applies to those ages 5 to 11) and know how to swim. A reef preservation fee of $15 usd per person is not included in the price of the tour and must be paid in cash when you arrive at the marina.

Parasailing in Cancun

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Whether you’ve done parasailing in Cancun before or not, parasailing with Aquaworld’s SkyRider is a must-do activity. Imagine flying quietly through the sky and looking down at the azure Caribbean and Cancun’s beautiful Hotel Zone from a safe, comfortable vessel for two. This is truly an unforgettable experience.

After you arrive at your designated SkyRider location, our guides will take you to the boat on a waverunner. Once you are on the boat, you will receive instructions and a life jacket, and then it will be time for takeoff! Aquaworld’s professional staff will keep an eye on your during the 8-10 minutes flight. When it’s time for landing, if you’d like to cool off, ask the crew to dunk you!

The Skyrider is available in various locations. If you’re staying in the Sandos Cancun, Hard Rock, Secrets the Vine or Ritz Carlton – Choose the Sandos Cancun location. If you’re staying in the Playa Mujeres area – choose the Playa Mujeres location at the Excellence Playa Mujeres. The Lagoon Side Ride is recommendable if you’re travelling with kids or those with mobility issues. If none of these options work for you, choose the Fiesta Americana Cancun Villas and you can take the bus there. 

This tour includes guide and Instructions, 10-minute parasail flight and mandatory lifejacket. Participants must be at least 6 years old and weigh less than 250 kg (551 pounds).

Boat Tours in Cancun

Happiness is gliding across the surface of the aqua blue Caribbean in a boat with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. Aquaworld offers two unique boat tours in Cancun that nobody else offers.

Aquaworld’s SubSee Explorer is the best way for children and non-swimmers to venture into the depths of the Caribbean. Our Paradise Subsee is both a yellow submarine and a glass bottomed boat.

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The tour begins at Aquaworld marina. You will enjoy water, soda or beer and be taken by boat to Punta Nizuc, where you will board the Paradise SubSee. Once you are settled in, the 30-minute, air-conditioned, narrated tour will begin. The bilingual narrator will point out coral, fish and other marine life. You will also be able to see part of the Cancun Underwater Museum, including the Veinman, Resurrection, The Speaker and Self-Immolation statues. 

This tour includes guide and instructions, narrated Subsee ride, beer and refreshments. A reef preservation fee of $15 usd per person is not included in the price of the tour and must be paid in cash when you arrive at the marina.

Do you have a need for speed? Aquaworld’s Aquatwister is a thrilling adventure that is not for the faint-hearted, but is for those adrenaline junkies out there. 


The tour begins when you receive your locker at Aquaworld marina. Store the items that you don’t want to get wet! Next, Aquaworld’s friendly guides will welcome you to the bright yellow speed boat with its two 440hp motors, you’ll don your life jacket, fasten your seatbelt, the music will start pumping and you’ll take off on this 30-minute,  90 kph (50 knots) twisting, turning, spinning ride of a lifetime on Nichupte lagoon. 

This tour includes guide and Instructions, 30-minute ride, mandatory lifejacket, lockers and showers. Participants must be at least 1.20 meters (4 ft) tall and between 7 and 65 years old. A dock fee of $12 usd per person is not included in the price of the tour and must be paid in cash when you arrive at the marina.

Flyboard in Cancun


Do you love to try new, extreme things? Then Aquaworld’s Flyboard might be for you! It’s not easy, but if you can master the Flyboard you will get the thrill of a lifetime! 

The Flyboard consists of two boots attached to a board with jet nozzles, which is attached to hoses that are attached to a waverunner. The jets allow you to fly up off the surface of the water. 

When you arrive at Aquaworld marina you will receive your locker. Then our knowledgeable staff member will give you instructions and gear; a helmet, life jacket and boots, and you will swim out to the activity area and put on the Flyboard equipment. Your instructor will drive the waverunner while you fly over the lagoon for 20 or 40 minutes. The key here is balance. Once you’re more comfortable, the instructor will turn up the water pressure so you can get higher and try some tricks. This tour includes guide and instructions, equipment, mandatory lifejacket, lockers and showers. Participants must be at least 12 years old, weigh between 45 and 120 kg and be between 1.20 m (4 ft) and 1.85 m (6 ft) tall. A dock fee of $12 usd per person is not included in the price of the tour and must be paid in cash when you arrive at the marina.

Surf Simulator in Cancun


Whether you are an avid surfer or have never gone surfing before but have always wanted to try, you will love Aquaworld’s FlowRider and the music, surf sounds, beers, and snacks that are included in this activity.

The FlowRider is a machine that generates waves on an inclined surface. You can lie down on a bodyboard or stand up and surf on a flowboard. After you arrive at Aquaworld marina, an instructor will help you get started on the bodyboard. Once you are able to kneel on it, you can try to stand up on the flowboard. The instructor will help you keep your balance with a rope until you feel confident enough to surf without it. 

Although this tour is one hour, we’re sure you’ll want to keep surfing, so we also offer a FlowRider day pass and a four-day package. 

This tour includes guide and Instructions, access to the FlowRider, bodyboard and 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).

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