You want to see a tropical Paradise? You are adventures and you seek close contact to nature? Then you have to go to the Biosphere of Sian Ka’an. There are 859 different plants and 326 species of birds, many of them endangered species. Sian Ka'an is a bird sanctuary and the second most important place for the reproduction of endangered bird species such as the American stork, the long hair heron, and the peregrine falcon. You can see in the nature reserve many birds, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, manta rays, barracudas and tropical fish.
What will you see?
Sian Ka'an is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, 528,147 ha large and home to 96 different mammal species, including 39 species of bats, two species of dolphins, six species of sea turtles, four species of whales, manatees, pumas, jaguars, spider monkeys and the largest number of saltwater crocodiles in Mexico.
You go by jeep or A/C Minivan 40 miles deep into Sian Ka’an. In the fishing village Punta Allen, once founded by the Pirate Blackbeard, you’ll embark in small fishing boats for max. 6 Persons and go to the bird’s island, where I will explain everything about the birds nesting there.
On the boat ride to the bird’s island and later on to the snorkeling place at the reef, we will have a look for the Dolphins, Manatees, Manta Rays and big sea turtles. Once we find that, we stay a while with the animals in order to give you time to shoot a few photos and listen to my explanations about the animals.
At the reef you go snorkeling in an environment, where you’ll have the feeling you are in an aquarium. You will see lots of corals, like brain coral and fan coral, tropical fish like the parrot and angel fish and you may observe the occasional manta ray, barracuda, or turtle.
See more photos in our gallery.
What is included?
- entrance fees
- snorkel equipment
- lunch and drinks
What is not included?
What to bring?
- bathing suit
- sun lotion
- bug spray
- pocket money for shopping and tips
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All prices are calculated for pick ups in Playa del Carmen. For pick ups from hotels north of Playa del Carmen an additional charge of 30,- US, pick ups from Cancun 50.- US, Playa Mujeres 75,- US and Costa Mujeres 100,- US per tour applies, payable at pick up.