Excursion to Bacalar: Boat Tour Lagoon of Seven Colors

1 Ratings
Duration 6 hours
Difficulty easy
Max. participants 12
Language English, Spanish, German


Private Excursion to Bacalar: Boat Tour Lagoon of Seven Colors

The lagoon of seven colors is a very special jewel near the pirate town Bacalar. It is actually a lake and was named after the many shades of blue that shimmer in the sunlight. The water of the lagoon feeds from underground cenotes. We take a boat tour on the Bacalar lagoon and visit various spots. In addition to cenotes and the bird island, we have the opportunity to swim in the shallow areas of the so-called pirate island. There you can refresh yourself in cristal clear water and enjoy the turqoise colors.


Our Excursion to Bacalar and the lagoon includes

  • Experienced chofeur, English speaking
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Note for cruise ship guests: In order to have enough time, the ship must be at least 8 hours in Costa Maya.
  • Boat tour on the Bacalar lagoon with an experienced guide
  • Life jacket
  • A maximum of 12 participants
  • Insurance
  • Water, soft drinks, beer

Excluded features

  • Tips


Private Excursion to Bacalar: Boat Tour Lagoon of Seven Colors

The meeting point is right near the cruise port.

From our meeting point we drive together in an air-conditioned van to the Bacalar lagoon. From Costa Maya, this trip takes about an hour and twenty minutes. Once we arrive, we notice the breathtaking colors of the Bacalar lagoon.

At the jetty of the lagoon, the boat is already waiting for us. We take a boat tour on the Bacalar lagoon for about 2,5 hours. It takes us to different cenotes, we drive along the beautiful coast and stop for a swim. We will see various types of birds during our journey. After the boat tour, we have some time to get changed and for a snack. The next stop is in the pirate town Bacalar where we can take some pictures.

On the way back we stop in the little village Pedro Santos, also known as the pineapple town.

Meeting place

At the exit of the cruise port.

What should I bring?

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Swimwear and things to change
  • Thongs or flip flops
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat for the boat trip
  • If necessary a light rain coat
  • Sun protection: On the Yucatan peninsula biodegradable sun protection is recommended to protect the corals and water quality. Please use sun protection BEFORE starting the tour.
  • Camera / underwater camera
  • Money for souvenirs / meals
  • Final payment in cash
  • Tips

More Information

Our excursion to Chacchoben and Bacalar for cruise ship guests may be adjusted to meet the dock times of the ship.

The travel time from Costa Maya to Chacchoben is about one hour. Please take this into account when planning your shore excursions.

For a reservation, we charge a deposit of $ 14 per person. This can be done via our reservation page . The remaining payment is made in cash. Please note that payment on site by credit card is not possible. ATMs to withdraw dollars charge high fees.

Cancellation policy

For a reservation, we charge a deposit of $ 17 per person. We keep this as an administration fee for "no-show" guests.

We will refund the deposit in the following situations:

Cruise ship does not dock at Costa Maya.

Cancellation of the vacation (information at least two weeks before the excursion date) If the tour cannot be started for any reason, please let us know immediately. If we can allocate the places to someone else, we will refund the deposit

We would like to store a cellphone number with your booking so that we can contact you in case of any changes.

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Amazing lagoon by Marcus S.

The Bacalar lagoon was absolutely gorgeous and the boat trip was the most wonderful experience of our whole vacation.