Bacalar Explorer Tour

For adventure-seekers and nature lovers

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Adults Ages 13+


Children Ages 4-12


Infants Ages 3-


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Bacalar Explorer Tour

Embark on an unforgettable adventure from Costa Maya to Bacalar Lagoon, a mesmerizing oasis of serenity and natural splendor. Bacalar Explorer is a tour designed specifically for cruisers, offering a unique opportunity to discover the hidden gems of this tropical paradise.

Start with a quick stop at San Felipe Fort, a historic Spanish fort that offers stunning views of the lagoon. Then, hop on a boat and set sail for an unforgettable adventure.

Your first stop will be Cenote la Bruja, a beautiful cenote with crystal-clear water and stunning underwater formations. Next, you'll head to Pirate's Channel, a narrow stretch of water that is said to have been used by pirates in the past. Hear stories of pirate battles and buried treasure as you cruise through this fascinating waterway.

After a stop for swimming, you'll head to your second cenote, Cenote Cocalitos. This cenote is known for its white sand bottom and turquoise waters.

This immersive journey will take you to the heart of the lagoon's vibrant colors, tranquil waters, and captivating cenotes. As you glide through the serene waters, soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Chacchoben Extreme Tour summary

Rate definitions
Adult: $110.00 USD Ages 13 years old or older
Child: $105.00 USD Ages 4 to 12 years old
Infant: Free! Ages 3 years old or under
Our family admission policy allows for complimentary admission of up to two infants (aged 0-4) per family. Standard child rates apply for all additional infants.

What's included

  • Roundtrip transportation from Costa Maya
  • English speaking guide
  • Stop at San Felipe Fort
  • Boat ride
  • Visit to two cenotes
  • Visit to Pirate's Channel
  • Stop for swimming at two locations
  • Box lunch
  • Bottled water, sodas, juice and beer

Not included

  • Tickets for San Felipe Fort
  • Gratuities for guides/drivers

Tour Duration
5.5 hours

Departure times
Departures available from Thursday to Tuesday, with limited availability on Christmas and New Year's day.
Earliest departure for cruise ship guests is one hour after the ship docks.

Tour departure point
This tour departs from The Native Choice Office four blocks from the Costa Maya Port. Tour confirmations include easy to follow directions, contact numbers and a map.

Be aware

In Costa Maya the port is privately owned and controlled by the cruise lines. Local companies aren't allowed to pick up guests nor have representatives there.

Services and excursions at the port are sponsored by the cruise lines, anyone planning to use any local service must expect to leave the port to find their service provider.

Payment information
A minimum deposit of $15.00USD per person is required to confirm spaces for this tour.
Deposits are fully refundable if for any reason your cruise ship doesn't call port at all in Costa Maya.
Online payment of the reservation total or remaining balance is possible within 21 days (3 weeks) before the tour.

Booking fee
We don't charge booking fees nor any other extra fees.

Cancellation policy
2 days before the tour to avoid a cancellation fee of $15.00USD per person.

Level of exertion
This tour is suitable for people with a basic level of fitness and health. Participants must be comfortable with outdoors.
Swimming in the lagoon is optional.

This tour operates rain or shine.

This tour is NOT available on Wednesdays.
To ensure you have ample time to fully experience the wonders of Bacalar Lagoon, please confirm that your ship's schedule allows for a minimum port stay of 8 hours.
For everyone's safety, life jackets are required.

Pack your swimsuit, a personal towel, and a change of clothes for your Bacalar adventure.
We recommend biodegradable sun block lotion.
Bring extra cash for minor expenses, credit cards aren't accepted outside the port area.

Bacalar Tour timetable

This tour is completed in 5.5 hours

1 hr 15 min

Travel time Costa Maya to Bacalar

10 min

Stop at San Felipe Fort for pictures

10 min

Break before boat ride

2 hr 30 min

Boat ride

10 min

Break to prepare for return trip

1 hr 15 min

Travel time Bacalar to Costa Maya

Bacalar Explorer Tour additional info

Box lunch options include cheese or turkey sandwich, granola bar, a bag of chips and a piece of fruit.

Beverage options include bottled water, sodas, juice and beer. Up to three beers per participant ages 18 y/o or older.

The tour visits areas with gentle shallows, making it possible for everyone to fully experience the beauty of Bacalar Lagoon, regardless of their swimming ability.

The Bacalar Lagoon, with its mesmerizing turquoise waters and rich ecosystem, is a true ecological treasure. Help us preserve its enchanting beauty by using Biodegradable Sunscreen.

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case you need any further details or if you need any kind of assistance. It will be our pleasure to help you!

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