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10 Best Playa del Carmen Catamaran Tours & Cruises [2023]

Looking for the best Riviera Maya & Playa del Carmen Catamaran tours? Then you’re ready to have a blast on your trip! Keep reading to find the ultimate catamaran activities.

The Riviera Maya is much more than paradisiac beaches and all-inclusive resorts; it boasts adventurous and exciting activities that can be enjoyed in nature.

One of the best things to do in Playa del Carmen is to go on a catamaran cruise to marvel at the turquoise, warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.

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Read on to find the very best Riviera Maya & Playa del Carmen Catamaran tours!

I generally use Viator and GetYourGuide for booking activities during my travels, as both platforms are reliable and offer plenty of tours in pretty much every city around the world. They also have a great cancellation policy that allows you to get a full refund if your plans change, as long as you cancel up to 24 hours in advance for most activities.  

In this article, you’ll also find activities from Civitatis, a lesser-known but very good platform (I’ve used it myself in Rome) that offers tours especially in Spanish-speaking countries. Most activities on Civitatis offer a free cancelation up to 24 hours before the tour, but you can check the details by checking the “Cancellations” tab on the tour page.

Best Classic Catamaran Cruises from Playa del Carmen

➤ The Beach Escape: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour from Playa del Carmen is a full-day excursion that will take you sailing toward Isla Contoy. Once there, you’ll get to snorkel along a coral reef, and visit the bird sanctuary on the island. You’ll also be taken to Isla Mujeres, a popular island where you can do some shopping and relax on its gorgeous beaches. 

This tour also includes: Breakfast, Mexican lunch at a restaurant, snorkel equipment and life jacket, a professional guide, and roundtrip transportation to your hotel. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

➤ The Maroma Beach Reef Adventure takes you on a magnificent catamaran to sail on the Caribbean Sea, stopping at prime locations for snorkeling among tropical fish and colorful reefs.

You’ll get to learn about the marine life and ecosystems you’ll visit, and relax at Maroma Beach Club before heading back.

This tour also includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, and a $10 credit for food and beverages at the beach club. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Isla Mujeres Catamaran trip makes its way to the island stopping at phenomenal reef locations so you can enjoy some snorkeling among colorful schools of fish. At Isla Mujeres you’ll enjoy some time to shop, sunbathe at the beach and wander around the island. 

This tour also includes: An open bar on board the catamaran, a buffet lunch if the option is selected, an English speaking guide, and roundtrip transportation to your hotel. ➥ BOOK IT HERE  

Luxury Playa del Carmen & Riviera Maya Catamaran Tour

If you want to sail across the Caribbean Sea in a luxurious way, the Riviera Maya Luxury Catamaran cruise is the way to do it. This half-day sailing excursion will take you along the coastline in a spectacular boat with an open bar, and stop at a reef location so you can do some snorkeling.

You can also enjoy stand-up paddleboarding on the water and relax on the catamaran’s deck. 

This tour also includes: Roundtrip transportation to your hotel, a gourmet lunch, snorkel equipment and paddleboards, and beverages. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Playa del Carmen Sunset Cruise

To enjoy the spectacular views of the sunset from the water, check out the Luxury Sunset Sailing Cruise. You’ll sail along the Riviera Maya coastline, and relax with a cocktail as you witness the last rays of sunlight disappearing on the horizon. 

This tour also includes: An open bar, snacks and roundtrip transportation to your hotel. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Catamaran Tours Playa del Carmen 

➤ Looking for a private catamaran in the Riviera Maya? Check out 4-Hour Private Catamaran Rental in Playa del Carmen, which takes you and up to 14 other friends on a memorable cruise along the coastline.

The onboard staff will take care of all your needs, so all you have to do is relax on the deck, snorkel along a reef, and paddleboard in the glorious Caribbean Sea.  

This Playa del Carmen boat tour also includes: Lunch, an open bar with alcoholic beverages included, and the use of equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

➤ The 4-Hour Private 42′ Sea Ray Yacht Tour takes you sailing from Playa del Carmen to impressive reefs where you’ll have the chance to snorkel alongside turtles and manta rays. You’ll also have time to relax on the deck, explore a beach and sip unlimited drinks from the open bar. The crew, which will be at your complete disposal, will serve you a freshly prepared ceviche lunch on the catamaran in Playa del Carmen.     

This tour also includes: Snorkel gear and life jackets, snacks, towels, and the use of restrooms on board. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Private Half-Day Coast and Fun Tour offers 4 hours of pure diversion. You’ll sail along the coastline on a beautiful catamaran, and get to snorkel on a reef, try your balance while paddleboarding and swim in the Caribbean waters with your group of friends or family.

You’ll also enjoy unlimited drinks at the bar, and indulge in your choice of food from the a la carte menu. The tour is for up to 10 people.

This tour also includes: Chef onboard, snorkel and paddleboard equipment, an open bar, and a host. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Booze Cruise from Playa del Carmen

Looking for an unforgettable Playa del Carmen boat party? You can get that as well. The Adult-Only Party Cruise to Isla Mujeres is the ideal booze cruise as it features an open bar with unlimited drinks, live entertainment to get you in the mood, and like-minded party animals.

You’ll stop at reef locations for some snorkeling and swimming, and you’ll also enjoy some free time in Isla Mujeres, where you can sunbathe on the beach or go shopping. The tour only departs from Cancun, however, so you’ll have to make your way there to join it.  

This Playa del Carmen booze cruise also includes: A buffet lunch at a private beach club, use of restrooms and showers, spinnaker flight, and snorkel equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

Playa del Carmen Catamaran Cruise + Maroma Beach Club

The Riviera Maya: Catamaran at Maroma Beach takes you snorkeling in the Great Mayan Reef and to a beach, where you’ll get to swim in the gorgeous Caribbean Sea and cool off. After the water activities, you’ll head to Maroma Beach Club for lunch and some free time to relax. 

This tour also includes: Roundtrip transportation from your hotel, snorkel equipment, bottled water and drinks, and 3 menu options for you to choose. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Playa del Carmen Catamaran FAQ

What are the best catamaran cruises in Playa del Carmen?

In our opinion, these are the best catamaran cruises in Playa del Carmen:
Beach Escape: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres Catamaran trip
Riviera Maya Luxury Catamaran

Can I rent a private catamaran in Playa del Carmen?

Yes, you can certainly rent a private catamaran, Playa del Carmen being the perfect location to do so! The 4-Hour Private Catamaran Rental and the Private 42′ Sea Ray Yacht Tour are the best private Playa del Carmen boat tours in our opinion.

Can I book Playa del Carmen boat trips at sunset?

Yes, the Luxury Sunset Sailing Cruise is a fantastic Playa del Carmen catamaran charter that takes you sailing at the best time of day, with gorgeous views of the sunset.

  • 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.