Oct 02, 2019

Top 5 things to do by Yacht in Cancun







Cancun is one of the most popular Caribbean hotspots for winter charters. From Cancun it is possible to cruise the picturesque Riviera Maya coastline or sail to Isla Mujeres and spend the day lounging at Playa Norte. Or, for a longer cruise, even sail to Holbox and Cozumel which are considered some of the most picturesque areas for diving and exploring by boat and should not be missed.

Cancun is a Mexican city located on the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea and is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and amazing nightlife. It’s beachfront Zona Hotelera houses all of its high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops, such as Plaza la Isla, and restaurants, we recommend the Japanese restaurant, Tora.

Please note that your YachtLife charter specialist will be able to assist in planning your bespoke itinerary in Cancun, so the below should be considered as inspiration for your Cancun yacht charter. Additionally, we have created a 7-day Riviera Maya yachting itinerary you may enjoy.

Enchant yourself with the Sea Turtles

Apart from being beautiful, Cancun’s beaches are some of the best spots in the world to see sea turtles. Cancun’s beaches actually serve as one of Mexico’s turtle nesting places. From May through October female turtles come ashore every night to dig nests and lay dozens of eggs. From July through December the eggs hatch and the babies swim out to sea.

Swim with Whale Sharks

If you travel here between June and September, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to swim withWhale Sharks as the Yucatan coastnear Cancun is a worldwide famous spot for swimming with whale sharks; the largest fish in the world. Despite being a shark, the adults are completely docile and harmless to humans and the younger sharks are extremely playful.

Explore the neighboring islands

The advantage of having a yacht in Cancun is that you are easily able to access its nearby islands such as Isla Mujeres. On your cruise over to Isla Mujeres, make sure to snorkel atMUSA, an underwater museum with over 500 sculptures by six artists. The museum’s main goal is to encourage the growth of coral and replenish the once existing habitat of tropical marine life. As you arrive at Isla Mujeres, enjoy lunch at Marbella for the best seafood on the island, and later take a walk through town where you will be able to go shopping before returning to Cancun.

Swim in Cancun’s natural ponds

As you cruise the Riviera Maya’s coast, you will find that it is dotted with natural ponds, known as cenotes, formed from collapsed limestone with impressive sapphire, turquoise and emerald waters. Drop anchor and go for a swim or snorkel to explore these impressive natural structures as you explore the nearby islands and beaches.

Visit Holbox

A more distant cruise would be from Cancun to Holbox, where you will find the Instagram-famous hammocks in the seas. As you arrive, head to Raíces for one of the best seafood lunches in town, and later spend the afternoon basking under the sun in crystal clear waters.


Yachting in and around Cancun will prove to be an experience not to be missed and will make for lifelong memories for you and your guests. Enjoy this stunning part of the world as it was meant to be seen – by the water.

How to Charter a Yacht in Cancun?

Chartering a private yacht in Cancun should be simple and stress-free.

Whether we are working with you to create the perfect itinerary, or you would like water toys or provisions, at YachtLife, we do our absolute best to ensure your yacht charter in Cancun will be one to remember.

We spend so much time and focus on the smallest details so you can focus on what matters most – enjoying your Cancun charter vacation.

If you are looking to charter tomorrow or you are planning your next vacation, YachtLife is here to help you find the perfect yacht for any occasion.

Go onto our website or mobile apps (Android and iOS) and browse browse our hand-selected inventory of yachts to charter in Cancun. View photos, specs and pricing, and reserve without having to call a broker.

If you have any questions, or need help planning, our team of professional yacht brokers are more than happy to assist in finding the perfect yacht for your charter vacation.

You can contact our team here to charter a yacht in Cancun or anywhere in the world you desire.


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