Underwater Cave Adventure in Cozumel
- Sistema Sac Actun: Explore one of the world’s most famous and ancient underwater cave systems.
- Sac Actun River: Swim in the largest underground river in the world while surrounded by colorful wildlife.
- Narrated Ferry Tour: Science has never been this fun! Our hilarious tour guide will keep you so engaged that you won’t even notice the slight bumps.
ABOUT THIS COZUMEL TOUR
Discover Cozumel’s most enigmatic underwater cenotes in the Riviera Maya! The Sistema Sac Actun is an underwater cave system with a depth of 101.2 meters and is stretched across the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán peninsula.
To reach the wondrous caves, you will need to take a quick 45-minute ferry ride to Playa del Carmen from which you will board your ground transportation to the caves. On the ferry ride, you will enjoy an educational tour, from one of our comical tour guides, who will provide information on the natural wonder that you are about to see.
Upon reaching Sac Actun, you will feel as if you are in a dream once you feast your eyes on the grandiose limestone rocks. The majestic beauty of the stalactites and stalagmites stem back nearly 65 million years. You will also have the chance to dive through Sac Actun’s flowing river, considered the longest underground river in the world. The glistening turquoise waters are home to catfish, crayfish and giant shrimp among other species.
As you enjoy a light snack on the ride back to Cozumel, you’ll be amazed at how different the Maya underworld is from the sunny tourist attractions you see above ground. Tourists who have visited these magnificent caves express a sense of spiritual awakening and otherworldly experience, and who can blame them? Sac Actun is one of the most famous cave attractions in the world for a reason, and you will certainly want to see it for yourself.
As White as a Ghost
Derived from Mayan language, “Sistema Sac Actun” translates to “white cave system”. The Maya regarded these caves as sacred, and according to ancient legend, believed that Sac Actun was a gateway that dead souls would pass through to new dimensions across the underground river.
Meeting time will be 15 minutes prior the departure time, next to the swallow statue located right in front the Cozumel ferry/fiscal pier, downtown Cozumel. Look for a Tour Finder representative holding a sign and waiting for you.
For cruise ship guests, please consider that due to this excursion's duration, it is not suggested for all ship calls. You will receive an e-mail confirmation with your reservation after booking. Tour not available on Sundays.
This is a high-activity tour, only recommended if you are fit and very mobile, accustomed to exertion, have no back/shoulder problems, and can swim. Expect sand, paved ground and rocky-rough uneven terrain. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Cultural, Walking Tour, Beach, Water Sports
Ferry / Van / Bus
The van/bus ride is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes in each direction.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Travelers must be 10 years of age and older to participate.
For safety reasons, travelers must weight between 75 and 250 lbs., in accordance with life jacket specifications.
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is not recommended to you if you suffer from seizures, have heart, back, neck, respiratory, or shoulder problems, recently had surgery, or are pregnant. Any swimming is at each participant's own risk. All minors must be supervised by a parent.
Ferry ride to/from Playa del Carmen is approx. 45 minutes and may be rough at times. Travelers who suffer from motion sickness should take this into account. The use of a life vest during the snorkeling activity is mandatory. You must sign a waiver.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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