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11 Best Cancun Catamaran Cruises & Tours [2023]

Looking for the best Cancun catamaran cruises? Check out this guide to find the perfect Cancun sailing tour for your trip. 

Cruising the Caribbean Sea in a catamaran is one of the best things to do in Cancun and one of the ultimate activities to enjoy the natural beauties of the Yucatan Peninsula.

You’ll not only glide through the perfectly blue waters, but in most Cancun catamaran tours you’ll get to swim and snorkel and visit the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres

I’ve listed below some of the best Cancun catamaran cruises so you can choose the one (or ones!) that suits your interests, whether it’s partying on the boat or relaxing on the deck with a drink.   

I usually use Get Your Guide and Viator when booking tours around the world, and I recommend both platforms especially because they have a great cancellation policy. In fact, with both Get Your Guide and Viator you can get your money back if you cancel up to 24 hours before the tour date in most cases.

For catamaran cruises in Cancun specifically, Viator has more options than Get Your Guide, that’s why you’ll find that most of the options down below are from this platform that I use and trust.

Now, let’s check out the best catamaran tours from Cancun!

Best Classic Catamaran Cruises from Cancun

Most cruises sail toward Isla Mujeres and include some free time to explore the island. These are the best classic cruises from Cancun in catamarans.  

➤ The Sailing Experience to Isla Mujeres makes its first stop at a reef location so you can swim and snorkel among the colorful fish that inhabit it. You’ll then continue gliding toward the island and enjoying the benefits of having an open bar in the catamaran.

Upon arriving at Isla Mujeres you’ll have some time to relax at the beach or shop around before heading back to Cancun. 

This tour also includes: Snorkeling equipment and lunch. Round-trip transportation can be selected at an extra fee. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour takes you to sail on the Caribbean sea while you enjoy the drinks from the open bar and savor a delicious buffet lunch. You’ll stop for snorkeling on a reef location, to ensure the encounter with fish, and then continue sailing to Isla Mujeres.

Once on the island, you’ll enjoy some free time to wander around and enjoy the gorgeous beaches. 

This catamaran Cancun tour also includes: Snorkel equipment, hotel pickup, and drop-off from the main Cancun area. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Cancun

The All-Inclusive Luxury Catamaran cruise offers a top-rated experience, sailing through the crystal-clear waters toward Isla Mujeres while you enjoy the sun on their deck, sip cocktails from the open bar, and snorkel in the reef area. 

You’ll also get to enjoy some free time to wander around Isla Mujeres or sunbathe at their gorgeous beaches and enjoy a gourmet lunch aboard the catamaran. It’s one of the fanciest Cancun sailing catamarans you’ll find!

This tour also includes: Snorkeling equipment, hotel pickup and drop-off. ➥ BOOK IT HERE   

Private Cancun Catamaran Cruises 

Of course, if you’re traveling with friends or family and want to enjoy some privacy, you can book one of these Isla Mujeres private catamaran tours from Cancun.

➤ The Private Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour offers a half-day sailing experience, and you get to choose the destination.

You’ll be able to stop for swimming or snorkeling at reef locations, visit Isla Mujeres or other spots around the bay, relax at the beach, or lounge on the catamaran’s deck with unlimited drinks supplied by the open bar. The tour accommodates up to 7 people.

This private catamaran to Isla Mujeres also includes: Use of snorkeling equipment and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ If you’re traveling with a bigger group, this Private Catamaran in Cancun, Mexico can accommodate up to 15 people. You’ll have access to unlimited drinks from the open bar, and have the choice to either head to Isla Mujeres or just sail in the Caribbean waters and have fun on board.

Snorkeling equipment is also available to discover the reefs and marine life of the bay, and you’ll benefit from having the undivided attention of the crew.

This Cancun catamaran rental also includes: A driver and private guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Private Catamaran from Cancun to Isla Mujeres can be customized to last half a day or a full day, and accommodates up to 12 people. You’ll sail to Isla Mujeres and get to snorkel on beautiful spots along the way, cruising past a turtle reserve and an ancient temple, all the while sipping cocktails from the open bar.

This catamaran tour in Cancun also includes: Snorkeling equipment, unlimited drinks, spinnaker, and a driver/guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Best Cancun Booze Cruise

If you’re a party animal, then this is a no-brainer; you should join the Party Cruise from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. Not only will you meet like-minded travelers, but you’ll also enjoy an open bar, live entertainment, dips in the ocean, and some free time to explore the beaches and bars at Isla Mujeres.

Definitely the ultimate Cancun catamaran cruise for party lovers!

This Cancun catamaran booze cruise also includes: Buffet lunch at a private beach club, snorkel equipment and Spinnaker Flight if the weather is good. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Quick Catamaran Cruise from Cancun

If you don’t have enough time to go on full-day Cancun boat tours, check out the Half-Day Sailing Trip to Isla Mujeres.

In this tour you’ll get to relax onboard and indulge in the refreshments as you sail toward the island, and snorkel among colorful fish and a coral reef in prime locations. You’ll then have free time to discover the island before heading back.

This catamaran excursion from Cancun also includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, snacks, open bar, and snorkel equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Pirate Catamaran Cruise: Perfect for Kids

The classic Caribbean catamaran cruise sounds a bit too…well, classic for you? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a super fun, themed Cancun catamaran excursion, taking the sailing experience to a whole new level. 

In the Pirate Show and Dinner Cruise, a 3-hour Captain Hook dinner cruise, you’ll embark on a Spanish galleon to enjoy a gourmet meal served by pirates, listen to epic pirate tales, dance on the open-air deck, and witness a live-action battle at sea. 

It’s pirates we’re talking about, so of course you’ll get access to the open bar (is suggesting rum way too cliché?) and you’ll benefit from the air-conditioned indoor seating after all that dancing. Since the cruise departs in the evening, it’s the perfect choice for some sunset sailing in Cancun!

This tour also includes: Contests and shows for entertainment and an ample selection of menus. ➥ BOOK IT HERE   

Dinner Cruise in Cancun

The Romantic Dinner on a Galeon is a beautiful way to celebrate with your significant other while in Cancun. You’ll set sail on a Spanish-style galleon and indulge in your choice of dinner, which includes beef, seafood, and vegetarian options, while listening to live sax music.

You can choose between simple or deluxe dinner alternatives, and upgrade the ticket to include transfers from your hotel. It’s one of the best Cancun cruises for couples!

This tour also includes: Bottled water, coffee/tea, dinner, and alcoholic beverages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Combo Tour: Catamaran Cruise + Chichen Itza

If you’re looking to visit the best attractions near Cancun, you can get this Combo Tour: Chichen Itza and Catamaran that includes a Catamaran cruise to Isla Mujeres and a visit to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. 

On the first day, you’ll head to Chichen Itza and explore the archaeological site with a professional guide. On the second day, you’ll hop on a catamaran from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. You’ll get to swim and snorkel on the way, relax at the beautiful beaches and shop around the island, and finally head to a beach club for lunch before returning. 

This tour also includes: Lunch on both days, transportation to Chichen Itza, hotel pickup and drop-off on the second day. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cancun Catamaran Cruises: FAQ

What are the best Catamaran Cruises in Cancun?

The best Catamaran Cruises in Cancun are: 
Sailing Experience in Catamaran to Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch and Open Bar
Isla Mujeres All Inclusive Luxury Catamaran & Snorkel

How much is it to rent a catamaran in Cancun?

A private catamaran rental in Cancun costs 520 dollars at the time of writing. 

How long is the catamaran ride from Cancun to Isla Mujeres?

The catamaran ride from Cancun to Isla Mujeres takes about an hour. 

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  • Virginia Bello

    Virginia is a writer originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. She left her career as a TV Producer to gain more freedom and never looked back. She's been traveling the world full-time ever since! Virginia has traveled extensively through Latin America, Europe and Asia. You can currently find her gallivanting through Southeast Asia.

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