Bioluminescent night snorkeling tour in Cancun
Bioluminescent night snorkeling tour in Cancun
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, Spanish
  • Duration
    2.5 hrs
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Snorkel under the moonlight along with other nocturnal sea creatures, turtles, and a dazzling bioluminescent show from sea particles.

Let the moon illuminate your path and snorkel in these warm shallow Caribbean waters covering a route of almost 3,000 ft. This Great Mayan Reef is filled with a living coral reef, playful turtles, and colorful fish. Before your arrival, the Total Snorkel team prepares the path with light buoys used as reference guides once the darkness settles in. Upon your arrival, the team will brief you on safety measures including how to wear the equipment, swim with fins, breath through the snorkel properly, and defog the mask. You will be provided with a submersible lamp that will enable you to watch the coral reef and sea life in detail.

The first stop in your adventure will be a well-conserved reef where you can admire coral formations and the nocturnal sea life like octopus, moray eels, squid, lobsters, and crabs. With a little help from the Caribbean’s current, you will swim towards a second area where you will find turtles and rays. Swimming with the turtles at night will be an experience you will truly never forget! The best is yet to come, your guides will ask you to turn your light off and shake your hands and feet. Millions of tiny particles will begin to light around you for a bioluminescent display sure to take your breath away. The Total Snorkel staff likes to call this lighting the Tinkerbell experience!

minimum 12 y/o
Starting time: 8:00 pm,
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Offer Description

Snorkeling equipment includes special snorkeling life vest, mask, snorkel, fins, and submersible lamp.

Activity requirements

Dock fee and reef conservation tax (total $10.00 USD per person). Payable at check-in.


Special terms

Hotel pickup/drop off with air conditioned vans from any hotel in Cancun (Hotel Zone or Downtown). 

Photo and video service are optional and with extra cost: SD Card with 20-25 pictures and ​5-​10 videos (Full HD), 20 pictures of underwater fauna and landscape aerial views. Link by email to download pictures and videos (back up for 1 month). Printed picture with a souvenir frame. Please contact instructor for more information. 

  • Pickup/return transfer from Cancun
  • All snorkeling equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Shower
  • Towel
  • Locker
  • Dock fee and reef conservation tax ($10 USD)
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Dry clothes
  • Towel
Meeting point
Hotel pickup (to be arranged), Total Snorkel: Marina Punta Norte. Carretera Puerto Juarez - Punta Sam Km 2,+ 050 sm 86, Cancún, Quinana Roo, Mexico Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Definitely check this out if you want a different snorkeling experience
  • 5 / 5

If you are looking for a different type of snorkeling experience, this is definitely something you should check out. It's really amazing to be out under the stars and snorkeling in the middle of the sea. You get to see things that the day crowds aren't privy too and it's a much more intimate atmosphere with the surrounding ecosystem.

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