Skip to Content

This Popular Cancun Excursion Is Trending With American Travelers This Year

Share The Article

Last Updated

Cancun’s busy summer season is in full swing as thousands of travelers flock for a taste of the city’s gorgeous beaches.

With Cancun’s white-sand shores quickly filling up with sun-seeking Americans, a growing number of travelers are renting catamarans to explore the city’s azure waters.

A catamaran tour with people diving in Cancun

While much of what Cancun is known for is best explored on foot, renting a catamaran offers a unique way to enjoy the Caribbean Sea without the crowds.

As Cancun gears up to welcome up to 150,000 weekly visitors, here’s why catamaran rentals and tours are trending with travelers this summer. 

Catamaran Bookings Up As Temperatures Soar

A vacation in Cancun isn’t complete without enjoying the city’s mesmerizing turquoise waters. That’s why thousands of travelers flock to the city’s shores each year to soak up the rays and partake in all sorts of aquatic activities. 

@helgavanesssa Gotta do this again #catamaran #boattour #cancunmexico #tulum #openbar #baecation #viajestiktok ♬ The Thrill – Wiz Khalifa & Empire Of The Sun

But this summer, catamaran tours have become all the rage and are selling out amid skyrocketing demand, primarily among American travelers, who are seizing the opportunity to discover a new side to Cancun. 

According to Alejandro Bernal, head of sales for a local catamaran rental firm, bookings have soared since the beginning of the year, with summer expected to see even greater demand. 

Catamaran tours are just one of the many ways travelers are cooling down this summer. With soaring temperatures, Cancun’s crystal-clear tropical water is proving to be an irresistible way for tourists to escape the heat. 

Top 5 Travel Insurance Plans For 2023 Starting At $10 Per Week

Easily Earn Points For Free Travel

@highontrice All Inclusive Catamaran Boat Tours 🛥 #mexico #playadelcarmen #cancun #cancunsailing #fyp #viral #solotraveltips ♬ Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) – Doja Cat

And unlike the hotel zone’s increasingly packed beaches, catamaran tours offer peace and quiet far from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. Another benefit: travelers can choose from various price points, each offering different levels of luxury and comfort. 

The Perfect Venue For Unique Occasions

Cancun is the perfect destination to celebrate special events like honeymoons or birthdays. And to make those once-in-a-lifetime events even more special, travelers can book from a wide selection of memorable activities – including catamaran tours.

Catamaran and Boat on the Turquoise Blue Water in Cancun.

Many of the city’s rental firms operate vessels that are specially equipped to accommodate larger parties. Complete with comfortable toilets and plenty of outdoor areas for lounging and soaking up the tropical heat, there’s no better place than Cancun for your next catamaran trip. 

Check Out These Top-Rated Firms

A handful of catamaran rental firms and tour companies operate in the Cancun area, but not all offer an equally good product. That’s why we’ve chosen several top-rated tours that provide travelers that bucket-list-worthy experience.

aerial view of cancun hotel zone

This 6 to 7-hour trip on board a luxury catamaran is the perfect way to spend an afternoon exploring Cancun’s beautiful coastline. The trip kicks off from Cancun’s hotel zone, after which guests make their way to Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres. 

@thecaribeguide Luxury catamaran tripppppp 🌴🌊🐠🦋 relax, take it easyyyyyyy #thecaribeguide #caribe #tulum #summer #cancun ♬ Remedy – Shaq Rayes

There, they’ll have the chance to enjoy a premium beach club and swim and snorkel to their heart’s content. At $61 per person, the all-inclusive tour is a great deal for travelers on a budget who want to enjoy a premium experience without breaking the bank.

Travelers that want to splurge can opt for this private and customizable catamaran tour. Although pricier – a half-day trip starts at $967 – this tour is ideal for larger groups or a romantic getaway with your loved one. Being a private tour, guests are allowed plenty of flexibility in deciding what to see and do.

A white sand beach in Isla Mujeres with palm trees

A professional crew is on board at all times to ensure a safe and hassle-free experience, and an unlimited open bar serves up refreshing drinks as needed.

Plan Your Next Cancun Vacation:

Traveler Alert: Don’t Forget Travel Insurance For Your Next Trip!

Choose From Thousands of Cancun and Riviera Maya Hotels, Resorts and Hostels with Free Cancellation On Most Properties

↓ Join the community ↓

The Cancun Sun Community FB group has all the latest travel news, conversations and tourism Q&A’s for the Mexican Caribbean


Subscribe to our Latest Posts

Enter your email address to subscribe to The Cancun Sun’s latest breaking news affecting travelers, straight to your inbox.