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Amazing Mayan Cave and Cenote Underground River Snorkel Excursion from Cozumel

Cozumel, Mexico (Excursion ID S3015)

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  • Duration
    6 hours
  • Activity Level
  • Minimum Age
    8 Years Old
  • Languages
    EN | ES | FR


  • Round trip, air-conditioned modern ferry ride between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen!
  • Round trip, air-conditioned transportation between Playa del Carmen and Sac-Actun Cenote!
  • English-speaking shore excursion guide in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, and Sac-Actun Cenote!
  • Guided swim in the fresh water cenote!
  • Admission to Sac-Actun Cenote!
  • Light snack and cold bottled water!

Learn how the Maya people once used this world-famous underground river system for rituals and ceremonies while you enjoy the work of Mother Nature on the low ceilings and everywhere you turn.

This adventure mainland shore excursion from Cozumel cruise port begins when you meet with your friendly, -bilingual cenote snorkel excursion guide at the ferry pier in downtown Cozumel, just a 5-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride away from your cruise terminal. The ferry cost is included and you can just relax and enjoy the ocean breezes as you are taken on a short 35-minute trek across beautiful ocean waters to Playa del Carmen.

Once you arrive in Playa del Carmen on Mexico's mainland, your Sac Actun Cenote Excursion guide will show you to your comfortable transportation for a scenic, 1.5-hour ride from Playa del Carmen to the famous underwater world of Sac-Actun. You'll be shown to the first of the cenotes, which are spring fed, underground bodies of fresh water. This cave system is one of the largest submarine cave and underground freshwater river systems in the world. Also known as 'La Cueva Blanca', this system once hosted to a variety of rituals and ceremonies for the ancient Mayans.

Cenotes are well known for their incredibly clear water. You will buckle on your life vest and your Cenote Excursion guide will then lead you on an incredible swim through the caves. No rush. You'll be able to enjoy this guided excursion through the cenotes and caves for well over an hour. See the stalactites and stalagmites that are seemingly everywhere and listen to your Cenote Shore Excursion guide as it is explained how important this system was for the Maya so many years ago. Listen as it is explained why ceremonies were held by priests and how warriors prepared for battle. Water was life, and civilizations sprang up around these cenotes, which were used for everything from cleansing to eating to worshiping their gods. In addition to the interesting ceiling in the cave, you will also get to see the small fish swimming in the cenote water.

Then, after your time in the cenote and cave system comes to an end, you will dry off and hop back on board for the return to Playa del Carmen. On the transportation, you will receive a lite snack of a croissant with ham and cheese, one fruit, one chocolate, a cookie package and a bottle of water or soda.

Upon arrival in Playa del Carmen, your Cenote Excursion guide will walk you to the ferry pier where you will catch the ferry back to Cozumel island. Arriving back in downtown Cozumel, guests may choose to shop, sightsee or head directly back to their cruise ship terminal according to the ship's schedule.

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For a truly unique Cozumel Excursion experience, come along with us as we explore a well-preserved cenote and an ancient, interlocked cave and underground river system once used by the Mayans. Swim in pristine waters through the cave while marveling at the stalactites and stalagmites!


9 Reviews

Orlando, Florida, US
Fun but different than I hoped
     3/5  January 2020
This excursion is much less active than I thought it would be. It is possible we were taken along a different route though, as my group turned out to have several older people, and a woman with an injury. I was the only person under 50, so it’s possible we received a safer tour. Still, it was pretty fun. We did not receive any wetsuits or water shoes though.
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Colorado Springs, CO
Totally recommend it.
     5/5  January 2020
We loved this excursion, the guide and our time in the excursion was amazing!! Everything was easy from the beginning to the end. Thank you guys!!!
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Kaunas, Lithuania
Got really more than we aspected
     5/5  September 2019
Firstly, it was so easy to find a tour location. The first guide was waiting us on time and explained everything very clearly. He helpfully led us from the Cozumel island to the Playa del Carmen till we got to the mini-bus, where we were taken by driver to the main spot of activity. The trip to the caves was in the Mexico jungles, which one in a time was amazing and in a other time a bit scary..D I still remember that narrow bumpy road to the caves:D.It was worth it. When we got there, we instantly met Daniel, who was really friendly, funny and so helpful guy. He led us to the Cenote Underground River and gave us an unique experience which was one of the best in my life. Also, we had a possibilty to have our personal photos during the Tour, which was so amazing. Big thank you for the photographer! You are really talented.Totally recommend it!!!
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Tepetzintla, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, MX
What a unique experience!
     5/5  July 2019
This excursion was amazing! The communication on where to meet and getting us to the location was excellent. We loved our guide Pueblo. He was very knowledgeable and you could tell enjoyed his job. Inside the caves in the crystal clear water swimming through the stalactites and stalagmites was unreal. We loved the pictures they took while we were there and they were reasonably priced. You might pack a few snacks since you do miss lunch. It was a highlight of our trip.
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great time
     3/5  October 2019
The cave itself was amazing. Getting there was another story. The gravel road sucks, they call it the Mayan massage for a reason. The “snack” they give you has a lot to be desired. Probably will book through the cruise line next time.
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Phoenix, AZ
Amazing tour and guide
     5/5  March 2018
Our carnival excursion to the amazing secret river was cancelled due to the ferry warning when were in Cozumel so we had to book "Amazing Mayan Cave and Cenote Underground River Snorkel Excursion from Cozumel" through Shore Excursioneer. We were greeted in Cozumel at the ferry by a representative working for Shore Excursioneer, they gave us the ferry tickets and went with us on the ride to Playa Del Carmen. After we got off the ferry in Playa Del Carmen our tour rep handed us off to the tour guide from (Tour Operator), Stefano. He was an amazing tour guide, he made an already excellent excursion an amazing one. Instead of just pushing us quickly through a cave he educated us on the history of the cave and about the Mayan people who used this cenote years ago. My family loved the tour. The photos came out great and were very affordable. The whole process was extremely easy, someone was with us from the time we got to the pier in cozumel until we returned and got back onto our cruise ship.
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Anaheim, CA
Worth the money!
     5/5  April 2017
The guide Pablo and the driver were amazing. They made the whole experience even better. The snorkel at the river was surreal, the sunlight enters to the cave allowing to see the three roots. We also spot a blind catfish and of course the stalagmites and stalactites. It couldn't be better!
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Winston–Salem, WS
Great cenote adventure!
     5/5  April 2017
Such a great and unique experience! We all really enjoyed the day. The tour guide is amazing as well. Totally was great with our group, took photos for us and taught us so many things about the cenote. Definitely a must do!
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Sugar land, TX
Best experience ever!
     5/5  August 2017
You must go before this becomes popular and it turns commercialized. Amazing guide! We scored and had the excursion to ourselves! Our family with 2kids ages 10&15 loved it. One of our life moments that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Bring cash with you, we didn’t realize they have a photographer that comes along and takes beautiful pictures of you. If you are on the Carnival Cruise you will need to take a taxi, it’s about a 10min taxi ride. Also due to Carnival cruise taking forever to letting us off the boat we barely made it.
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