Home port: El Cid, Puerto Morelos (roughly midway between Playa del Carmen to the south and Cancun to the north).
Ceviche, guacamole, salsa and totopos (tortilla chips), rum, gin, vodka, whiskey, tequila, popular mixers, beer, wine, soda, juice, and bottled water are included at no charge.
The base price includes taxes, marine park entrance fees, and equipment. A $12 USD per person docking fee collected by the marina will added to your total cost.
Steak, Chicken, Shrimp, and Veggie Fajitas (per person price, 4-guest minimum)
Premium Open Bar (per person price)
We can also arrange round-trip transportation. Pricing will depend on your location.
Follow Our Tour from Start to Finish
1. Marina El Cid
Marina El Cid is located about two kilometers south of Puerto Morelos.
2. Comfortable Transportation
Whether you select the transportation option on our web site or arrange your own, you'll ride in comfort to our marina.
3. Billowing Sails
As you chart a course to our snorkeling site, our crew enjoys showing off its sailing skills.
4. One More Step
All ages can enjoy the water.
5. Underwater Action
Our snorkeling site abounds with marine life. You never know who might show up.
6. Hand in Hand
Our crew will help you identify the fish and other sea creatures you'll come across.
7. Sun and Sandbar
What a spot to enjoy the water!
8. A Taste of the Yucatan
Our complimentary snacks and drinks make every outing a party.
9. Cocktails are Served
Our open bar option features a range of cocktails and premium brands of alcohol.
10. Time to Celebrate
You and your guests will jump with joy as well!
Our six-hour tour gives you an opportunity to take full advantage of the inviting waters of the Mayan Riviera. Our 46-foot catamaran will take you to two choice spots in the Mexican Caribbean -- one ideal for snorkeling and the other perfectly suited for a relaxing swim. If you're hosting a wedding, family reunion, corporate event, or other special occasion, a full day of togetherness will create memories to last a lifetime.
The Mexican Caribbean is our home, and we'll treat you to an experience you won't find anywhere else. The fun begins as soon as you step aboard our 46-foot catamaran. We've customized our boat for your comfort and convenience, with plenty of room to stretch out and easy access to the water. With a full day available, we will show you two of the Riviera Maya's aquatic treasures.
"Each and every person could not have said better things about the trip! The crew was amazingly skilled and friendly, the boat was gorgeous, the food was delicious, the snorkeling was beautiful, and they had a few fun and considerate surprises up their sleeve in honor of our wedding!"
For your first stop, we've picked a pristine location off Punta Maroma. While the beach at Punta Maroma is famous for its powdery white sands, the turquoise waters offshore offer snorkelers and swimmers a crystal-clear view of one of the most extensive reef formations along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The area is sheltered from strong currents, providing a natural sanctuary to a wide array of tropical marine life and an underwater playground for visitors of all skill levels.
You'll swim at your own pace above the seabed below, with an unhurried view of the coral reef and marine life, under the supervision of your snorkeling guide. A "Fish Identification Card" is available upon request to help you better understand the diversity of the Riviera Maya ecosystem. Whether you are snorkeling in the shallows or exploring deeper areas that extend down to 25 feet, you'll enjoy every minute of your time in the water.
Because safety always comes first at Paradise Catamarans, our English-speaking host will conduct a safety briefing as we set sail and provide snorkeling instruction once we reach the reef. We employ professional snorkeling guides with CPR and first aid certifications. One of our guides is assigned to supervise no more than twelve snorkelers.
Our top-quality equipment complements the professionalism of our guides. You'll appreciate our semi-dry, high-performance snorkels. Unlike the cheaper models commonly provided to tourists, the purge valves in semi-dry snorkels minimize the amount of water entering the breathing tubes. Moreover, all of our equipment is sterilized after each use. (For the sake of the environment, we encourage our guests to use the sterilized, high-performance snorkels we stock. However, new single-use snorkel tubes are also available.)
Our second water activity features swimming in the waters that have made the Caribbean famous -- clear, sparkling, and relaxing. We think it's a place that will please everyone in your group.
In addition to the fun in the water, relaxing on the Paso Doble has its own rewards. Our guests are welcome to enjoy complimentary ceviche, guacamole, salsa and totopos (tortilla chips), rum, gin, vodka, whiskey, tequila, popular mixers, beer, wine, soda, juice, and bottled water. As an option, you may request a premium international open bar and/or our flavor-packed fajita spread. The menu features marinated skirt steak, chicken, shrimp, and grilled vegetables served with warm corn tortillas. Complementing the fajitas are fresh guacamole, Mexican salsa (pico de gallo), and refried beans. Groups of 10 or more guests will be joined by their own personal chef on board. The Paso Doble also features a shaded seating area, a high-quality sound system, and bathroom facilities. We invite our guests to plug in their smartphones or other USB-enabled devices, or play their own CDs.
Charter schedule: Please click our tour schedule calendar (see the link below) to find a date that fits your plans. Our charter rates feature six full hours aboard the Paso Doble.
How to Meet Us: We can arrange transportation as an option from many of the leading hotels and resorts between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Otherwise, you can meet us at Marina El Cid in Puerto Morelos. Puerto Morelos is roughly midway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. You will access Puerto Morelos from Highway 307, the main north-south road along the Mayan Riviera. As you approach Puerto Morelos, turn east toward the ocean onto Calle Jose Maria Morelos. Continue for about 2.5 kilometers until you reach Puerto Morelos. Turn south on Niños Héroes and continue for about 2 kilometers until you reach Marina El Cid. At the gate of the marina, please inform the attendant that you are a guest of Paradise Catamarans. Parking is available inside the marina.
14 days before your tour, we will send you an email to remind you of where and when to meet us.
What to Bring: We will provide high-quality snorkeling equipment. You may want to bring the following items:
Biodegradable reef-safe sunscreen.
Swimsuit and cover-up.
Hat and sunglasses.
Refunds and Balance Payments: You will receive a full refund if you cancel your reservation at least 7 days in advance. We also ask that you submit any changes to your guest list at least 3 days before your charter so we can finalize our preparations for transportation, food, and staffing. Needless to say, you will receive a full refund if weather conditions or other factors force us to cancel your reservation. Balance payments in Mexico must be paid in cash with U.S. dollars or Mexican pesos. If you wish to pay your balance in advance by credit card, a surcharge of 4 percent of the payment amount will be charged to your credit card.