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Cancun Underwater Museum

Location Cancun
Departure Monday through Saturday
Type
From €50.27 per person
Departure Date
Monday through Saturday

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Informations

Inclusions
  • Underwater Museum snorkel
  • Use of snorkel equipment
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • US$10 dock fee

Dive in for a once-in-a-lifetime snorkel tour at Cancun's newest attraction, the Underwater Museum. Snorkel amongst the various exhibitions and learn about Cancun's preservation efforts. With over 500 life-size sculptures to discover, this aquatic exhibition is sure to leave you spellbound!

The snorkel tour begins with a boat ride to the "Silent Evolution" site off Isla Mujeres. You'll then have 40 minutes of snorkel time to enjoy the museum's sculptures and the marine life that will swim your way. Then, another boat ride will take you back to the Cancun marina. A perfect way to start your day!

The newest and most spectacular addition to Cancun, the Underwater Sculpture Museum is an under-sea sculpture gallery of more than 500 figures. The monumental underwater sculptural museum was established in the surrounding waters of Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc in 2009 by British artist Jason DeCaires Taylor. The project has sparked great interest worldwide and will be an ongoing project for years to come.

The main body of the museum is called "The Silent Evolution" and consists of 500 life-size figures molded in pH neutral clay. The main goal of the museum is preservation, so the clay promotes marine growth to form a complex structure inhabited and colonized by various forms of marine life. Eventually coral reef will form on each sculpture, making them change appearance over time.

The total museum installation occupies over 1,600 sq. feet (150 sq. meters) and weighs over 120 tons, and will one day form an artificial ecosystem where various fish and marine mammals will thrive.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking


Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by linda s , February 2017

Did this tour through Aqua World. We were out on a boat with a glass bottom, cool! That day the seas were rough but snorkeling was still great. 5 people on our boat had a little trouble with the waves but there were 2 guides and one driver that stays with the boat to pick you up that are in the water with you, very safe. The statues are a bit of a swim from one another, but with life jackets on it's very doable, even without experience. We then went to an area that was very easy to swim and saw lots of fish, that was almost better than the museum. Thought it was great, the guides are very polite and concerned for your welfare. Drinks and snacks on the boat.

Reviewed by charliemclaughlin4 , August 2016

Not for the novice snorkeller. Even with a life jacket, the sea swells can be high, so a certain level of fitness is also required. You get to visit two locations, the second being in a more sheltered area. There were children in our party, 8-10 years old, who managed, as some held onto the tour operator's life bouy and all were accompanied one parent/adult to one child. However, the staff were friendly, they provided free refreshments water and fruit on board the boat and of course you get to to see something very unique.

Reviewed by John B , July 2016

Fun!

Reviewed by Sonya G , June 2016

Snorkelling in the sea was great and looking at the structures
The fish were so pretty in the reef

Reviewed by Angela N , April 2016

The water was quite rough when we went out, not the best at snorkelling so found it a little hard. But seeing the statues in the water and all the fish was amazing. The tour guides are really great and they make sure everyone is fine and they spend the time with the people who needed a little more help.

Reviewed by Mike D , April 2016

Fun - just the right amount of time too. You don't get as close to the sculptures as the photos lead you to believe though.

Reviewed by Beth I , March 2016

Fun time! Saw lots of fish! Great way to spend an afternoon!!!

Reviewed by Charles H , November 2015

The ride to and from the site and the snorkeling tour were both enjoyable, although I'm sure the scuba tour would provide a much better view of the artwork. If you are inexperienced in the art of snorkeling and are expecting some instruction, be advised that there is none. Once you reach the site, everyone is quickly ushered into the water and you are expected to follow your guide swimming over to where the Underwater Museum is located, and later swimming to another area to view more sea life and coral.

Reviewed by nora , August 2015

Such a great experience. If you are not PADI certified and don't want to spend the money getting the certification go this route. You can see everything just as clear and it's so beautiful. Just be prepared to swim as there is a lot of swimming involved. This day we also saw the reef and all fish.

Reviewed by michael , April 2015

Great experience! On time. Courteous. Plenty of time to see all of the figures. Enjoyed seeing sting rays and various fish. Boat was clean and sturdy ! Would highly recommend