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, 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 snorkelling 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 time to wander around and enjoy the gorgeous beaches.
This 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 though 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.
This tour also includes: Snorkeling equipment, hotel pickup and drop-off. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
The Best Party Cruise from Cancun
If you’re a party animal, then this is a no-brainer; you should join the Cancun Party Cruise 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 tour also includes: Buffet lunch at a private beach club, snorkel equipment and Spinnaker Flight if the weather is good. ➥ 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 get 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 tour also includes: Use of snorkeling equipment and guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
▶ If you’re traveling with a bigger group, this Private Catamaran in Cancun, Mexico can accommodate up to 25 people.
A Quick Catamaran Cruise from Cancun
Looking for more adrenaline? Get the Snorkel, ATV, Zipline and Cenote Adventure. In this full day tour you’ll combine the most exciting activities in the Riviera Maya that include sailing in a catamaran to snorkel in two beautiful coral reefs. After snorkeling and swimming, you’ll head to Puerto Morelos to ride an ATV into the jungle, and try cliff jumping and ziplining in a fresh-water cenote.
This tour also includes: Roundtrip transportation, insurance, lunch and drinks. ➥ 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
Themed Catamaran Cruises from Cancun
The classic Caribbean catamaran cruise sounds a bit too…well, classic for you? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with these super fun, themed Cancun catamaran excursions, taking the sailing experience to a whole new level.
▶ Go on the Sightseeing, Snorkeling, and Dancing Catamaran for a day filled with activities, music and fun. The triple-decker catamaran boasts a slide and a diving board from where you can jump into the ocean, and it also offers an open bar and a Mexican fajita feast onboard.
During the tour you’ll get to snorkel, explore the beaches and attractions of Isla Mujeres and take salsa lessons while you cruise the Caribbean Sea. This Cancun catamaran booze cruise also includes live entertainment to keep you amused the whole trip.
This tour also includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, snorkel equipment, use of golf carts in Isla Mujeres. ➥ BOOK IT HERE
▶ For an even more unique experience, check out the Pirate Show and Dinner Cruise. In this 3-hour Captain Hook dinner cruise you 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
Cancun Catamaran Cruises: FAQ
The best Catamaran Cruises in Cancun are:
• Sailing Experience to Isla Mujeres in Catamaran with Open Bar
• Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch and Open Bar
• Isla Mujeres All Inclusive Luxury Catamaran & Snorkel
A private catamaran rental in Cancun costs 520 dollars at the time of writing.
The catamaran ride from Cancun to Isla Mujeres takes about an hour.