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Bacalar Lagoon Excursion By Boat - From Costa Maya

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Pontoon Boat Excursion
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See much more of Bacalar Lagoon than is possible in a kayak
Lagoon of 7 Colors
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Famous for the seven shades of blue that can be seen!
Authentic Mexican Lunch & Drinks
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Enjoy real fish tacos or cochinita pibil along with cold beers
Cruise Friendly
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Perfect for cruise travelers. Back to ship guarantee!


Get ready to enjoy the majestic Bacalar Lagoon, Lake of Seven Colors. Famous for its clear blue waters the Yucatan's largest lake is also full of rich local history. Discover why this area was frequented by pirates as you cruise to several top destinations in the lagoon.

You will depart from Costa Maya shortly after your cruise ship arrives and travel roughly 1 hour and 20 minutes to Laguna Bacalar. Here, you'll hop aboard a comfortable pontoon boat and get to explore several different cenotes, catch views of the old fort, and enjoy a relaxing swim for 30 minutes in the beautiful blue waters.

Don't settle for a crowded beach or only get to see a small part of Bacalar by kayak. Instead, cruise to the most important and scenic parts of this lagoon for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you're likely to not forget. On this Bacalar excursion, you will get to see the Black Cenote which is the deepest point in the lagoon, Cenote Cocalitos, and Cenote Esmeralda, where the 7 colors truly come to life.

Enjoy freshly prepared pineapple with our special seasoning and refresh with beers and other light snacks. After working up an appetite on the water, we'll take your custom order to enjoy real, authentic Mexican tacos. Made with fresh, hand-made tortillas and filled with fish, carne asada, or even the infamous cochinita pibil pork dish.

Return to Ship

We return you to your ship with 60-90 minutes to spare so you never feel rushed or concerned about making your connection.

What's Included

  • Pontoon Boat Tour on Bacalar
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Drinks (beer, soda, water)
  • Fruit & Snacks
  • Roundtrip Transportation with AC
  • Back to Ship Guarantee
  • Insurance

Meeting Point

Our meeting point is located just a couple minutes outside of the port plaza. Further instructions are in your instant confirmation email.

What's Included

Boat Tour, Bilingual Guide, & Round-trip transportation with AC
Drinks (beer, juice, sodas and water), Snacks, & Lunch at an authentic Mexican Restaurant
Guide Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the drive to Bacalar Lagoon from Costa Maya?
It takes about one hour and twenty minutes to drive to Bacalar Lagoon from the port at Costa Maya. This might vary 5-10 minutes with traffic.
Will I get back to my ship on time?
Yes. This ship is customized around your ships arrival and departure times and you will be brought back to port with more than 60-90 minutes to spare before your ship closes gates.
How big is Lake Bacalar?
It is about 30 miles long and roughly a mile wide at it's widest point. It is the largest lake in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour • Maximum Age: 100 years old
Your tour costs are refundable if canceled 24 hours before the tour departure. If booking using the Book Now, Pay Later option, the 5% deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.

Quick Facts

Costa Maya

5h 30min

Adult Rate

Child Rate

Infant Rate

Itinerary • 5h 30min • 4 activities

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Enjoy a relaxing scenic drive on your way to the beautiful Bacalar Lagoon, where you'll hop aboard a boat to begin your adventure

1 hour 20 minutes
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Sail around the lagoon, see where the water changes colors, watch captivating wildlife and enjoy fresh snacks and lunch as you explore Bacalar

2 hours 20 minutes
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Plunge into the colorful waters of Bacalar to swim and snorkel in some of the calmest waters you'll ever experience!

30 minutes
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Kick back and relax on your way back to the cruise port or your local hotel

1 hour 20 minutes
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