Aquatours Cancun - Drive your own Boat!
This was the first time that the entire family had gone to Cancun so we were looking for fun family activities in Cancun. My 11 year old son saw the Jungle Boat tour that Aquatours offered and wanted to do this Cancun excursion. The Jungle Boat tour is a 2.5 hour boat ride in the mangrove channels in the Hotel Zone area. You get to drive boats that hold two people and do some snorkeling in the middle of the tour. Since transportation wasn’t included in the price of the tour, Martha from Cancun-BestDiscounts.com, arranged private transportation for us through AGI. Our driver, Moses, was very friendly and an extremely safe driver.
Aquatours is in the Hotel Zone and right on the main highway. From the minute we were dropped off by Moses to the minute we got picked up after the tour, we felt extremely safe at Aquatours and the immediate area. Aquatours is set on the water and has beautiful grounds. The boats are docked on site and all the staff were extremely helpful.
Enrique was our guide for the tour and was very nice. We drove the boats for about 30 minutes and ended up by a reef. We all then went snorkeling for about 60 minutes. Enrique got in the water also and made sure we all saw the beautiful fish and plants. After snorkeling we drove the 30 minutes back and concluded the tour.
Overall the tour was fun and worth the money spent. As I said earlier, the entire staff at Aquatours was friendly and helpful. They do take some pictures of everybody and you can buy them after the tour. They only cost us $15 and were some good photos. I highly recommend spending the $15 to get the pictures.
One thing I wished we had done was have lunch at Aquatours. They have a restaurant and bar that overlooks the boat dock. We just ran out of time! There is always next time though!
Information about Mazatlan can be found at http://www.mexonline.com/cityguide-cancun.htm.
Adventure courtesy of Aquatours CancunEditor's Note: Contributor Jeff Raybould and family travel throughout Mexico a couple times a year. His stories and accounts of family adventures in the country appear periodically in our blogs and websites.