Wetland Kayak & Snorkel Tour

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Come explore with us!


Glide with your kayak into beautiful mazes, wetlands, wildlife and Maya local history.

Experience the ancient trading routes by paddling among mangrove mazes and calm waters in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, one of the world’s most remote and exciting places. Sian Ka’an is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we can freely enjoy nature, take pictures, watch the wildlife from up close and enjoy the moment. This is the best opportunity to get introduced to kayaking for first timers or experienced ones who want to explore the incredible natural wonders of this region.

Then, we immerse ourselves and snorkel in an open mangrove cenote, part of one of the world´s longest explored underwater passages. On our return to the camp- a Mexican homemade dinner was served overlooking the ocean under the most amazing canopy of stars.


  • Enjoy outstanding birding in Sian Ka’an wetlands and spot prolific wildlife
  • Discover the wild side of this premier ecotourism destination on a small-group guided by our renowned Expedition Leaders


Around 5 explorers. A very important feature of our Sian Ka´an eco tours is the limited group size, as off the beaten path nature expeditions are best experienced with smaller groups of travelers.


Easy to Moderate/ Flexible

The Kayak & Snorkel in Sian Ka’an Adventure with Yucatan Outdoors can be tailored to your particular interest and needs. It requieres paddling in the calm waters of the mangrove mazes of Sian Ka´an and snorkeling in the refreshing water of the cenote. We expect to paddle up to three and a half hours, segmented with regular breaks. However, if adverse conditions such as strong winds and currents impede our progress, we may need to paddle longer in order to reach our destination. This trip is suitable for those with no paddling experience, although it will be helpful to know in advance that you actually enjoy kayaking before signing on for this tour. *As our adventures are performed in the natural wild places the Physical Requirements can be also influenced by the weather conditions.


Small and personalized groups, passionate and professional bilingual guide, equipment for the activities, entrance fees, local fruit, healthy local snacks, and purified water.


Sunglasses, hat, wear light comfy clothes (pants and long sleeve shirt), swimsuit, towel, comfortable shoes, have an extra set of clothes for the end of the day, biodegradable eco friendly sunscreen and mosquito repellent, water bottle, binoculars (optional), and camera (optional).

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