A group of people is boarding five speedboats to embark on a jungle tour adventure.

How does a speed boat work?

Driving a speed boat in Cancun is very easy and safe, our guides will explain the best way to drive our boats.

Welcome aboard, captain!

Navigate & Control Your Own Speedboat

Jungle Tour Adventure Marina is where your cruise and snorkeling boat tour begins. Our guides will teach you everything. They'll review safety and trip routes. It's time to board our speedboats! Before departure, our guides will teach navigation.

Start the engine of your speedboat!

The fun begins when we clear our marina. We will head south through the Nichupté Lagoon. When we cross under the bridge that goes to the airport, we will arrive at the national park in Punta Nizuc.

Snorkeling in shallow areas

Mexico's Department of Natural Resources manages Punta Nizuc National Park, Mesoamerica's second-largest reef. Divers of all levels love "Punta Nizuc" in Cancun. Our guides will always accompany your "MUSA" reef visit.

Return to your starting point

The group will climb aboard their boats for the return trip to the marina after swimming. In the vastness of the lagoon, enjoy your speedboat. You may have become addicted to your speedboat at this point and want to do it all over again.

Speedboat operating instructions

To learn how to reduce the risk of accidents, read the following sections of this guide before operating your boat:

If you are driving a speedboat for the first time, this information will help you and your passengers stay safe on your speedboat. Sailing safety rules on the water make sailing safer and more enjoyable for everyone. Zero accidents for you and all your passengers should be your goal. Remember that you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of your passengers.

You will be sitting on a comfortable, padded bench situated in the center of the speedboat. You steer the wheel like a car and have a throttle on your side with three positions (forward, neutral, and reverse). The boat’s hard fiberglass hull makes it stable and comfortable. This speed boat can’t flip over or sink.

Warning:

While operating a boat, do not use drugs or consume alcohol. Driving a boat, like driving a car, requires sobriety and focus. Keep an eye out. Attempting to operate a boat while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs is not only dangerous; it is also a federal crime in Mexico, punishable by prison. Using drugs and alcohol, alone or together, slows your reaction time, makes it harder to make good decisions, blurs your vision, and makes it harder to drive a boat safely.

How do you drive a speedboat?

1) Steering Wheel Control:

The steering wheel controls the direction of the boat. The boat is steered to the right by turning the steering wheel clockwise and inversely.

2) Throttle / 3-position lever:

  • Forward.
  • Neutral or stop.
  • Reverse.

The lever moves through two stages: the first lets you change gears, and the second lets you speed up. If the lever is in the forward position, the boat moves forward. If the lever is in the reverse position, the boat moves backward. To unlock the control lever from the neutral position, lift the lever handle and move the lever forward or backward.

NOTE: Boat speed, load, current, and wind also play an important role in affecting braking distances.

Warning: Do not use the boat’s reverse to stop. This can cause further engine damage.

Hand signals for speedboat tour you should know

When you drive your speed boat through the canals of the lagoon in Cancun, Mexico, you must know the hand signals that we use to communicate. The tour guide must be able to communicate with the boat driver using these signals. With hand signals, you will be able to communicate properly during your journey on the water. The passenger must repeat the hand signals to the other people in the group behind them. These are some of the hand signals for driving your speed boat that you should know about.

Arm up in circles

Arm up in circles:

This means that you must accelerate by pressing the control stick down.

Move your hand up and down

Move your hand up and down:

It means you need to slow down by reversing the control lever.

Arm up:

This means you have to stop the speedboat by placing the control lever in the center.

Arms up, opening and closing like applause

Arms up, opening and closing like applause:

This means you should accelerate a little further to come closer to the speedboat in front of you.

Crossing your arms in front of your face indicates that you require assistance

Crossing your arms in front of your face indicates that you require assistance:

you must repeat this sign until the tour guide sees it and returns to assist you.

Drive your own speedboat and be your own captain!

Speedboat caravan

It’s time to go.

After learning to drive your speedboat, begin your experience by following your tour guide in a straight line, as if you were in a caravan. This is because you are unfamiliar with the waterways you will be navigating, and some parts of the lagoon have shallow seas.

Distance between speedboats

Avoid collisions.

Maintain a space of at least 50 or 60 feet between your speedboat and the forward speedboat to avoid collisions.

speedboat driving inside the guide

You’ll be driving through mangrove canals.

You must slow down because the speed limit is 4 knots or 8 kilometers when navigating through the mangrove canals, but you may view the wildlife of the Nichupté lagoon.

speedboat driving in a zigzag

Avoid reckless maneuvers.

Breaking the caravan, driving in a zigzag, overtaking another speedboat, or changing speed unexpectedly are all prohibited to avoid accidents.

speedboat group at the reef

Arrival at the reef.

When you arrive at the reef, the group leader will halt the entire group to tie up their speedboat, then call each speedboat one by one to tie up.

Area for snorkeling.

When you enter the water, you will see many fish and corals from the great Mayan reef; also, if you are a good swimmer, you can swim to a part of the Punta Nizuc (MUSA) underwater sculptures; the tour guide will always be there to assist you.

Choose your Speed boat tour

We have the most popular Cancun activities, such as speed boating through lagoon canals or riding powerful jet skis at full speed.

A couple cruises by speedboat in Cancun.

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Speedboat & snorkel tour

The jungle tour adventure is a water activity in which you operate a speed boat and snorkel in Punta Nizuc; for more details, see the previous link.

 

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Speedboat Mangrove tour

The speed boat mangrove tour is a water activity in which you drive your own speed boat through the canals of the lagoon without getting in the water; for more details, see the previous link.

 

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Speedboat from Plaza la Isla

The Jungle Tour Adventure in Plaza la Isla shopping mall is a water activity that departs from this shopping center in Cancun and includes driving a speed boat and snorkeling in the Punta Nizuc coral reef; for more information, see the previous link.

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Our jet ski Cancun friends that are in the same location as us

The best personal watercraft rentals company in Cancun is right here, jet ski Cancun rentals and tours is your best option to have fun driving your own jet ski, no prior experience is required, our collaborators will teach you how to drive and will always look after you, click the link above for more details.

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Jet ski Rental 30 mins​

Drive your own jet ski and speed up your vacation with this 30-minute rental option in the Cancun lagoon.

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Jet ski Rental 60 mins​

Enjoy every moment. You can easily operate your own jet ski while on vacation if you choose this 60-minute rental option in the Cancun lagoon.

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Jet ski guided mangrove tour

Drive your own Jet Ski yourself, or if you prefer, someone can accompany you on our mangrove-guided tour through the canals for an hour.

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What our wonderful clients says
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Suresh Chandrasekaran
Suresh Chandrasekaran
1. January, 2024.
Great adventure . Awesome crew
Satish Vathare
Satish Vathare
1. January, 2024.
Wow! It was super awesome trip… con de mi familia… 😀 Our guide was Carlos and was so good and funny across the speedboat ride. He has provided detailed instructions and checked and taken care of the equipment properly which helped my snorkelling experience best ever. He also showed us beautiful colourful fishes, star fish, corals and iguana 🦎 too! Wow! What a trip experience it was.
yan wang
yan wang
29. December, 2023.
The actual content is basically same as it described beforehand. Two hours are very solid. Half an hour cross the lagoon and mangrove to the outside of Punta Nizuc. Then one hour snorkeling over a rope enclosed reef zone. The reef is a bit deserted but understandable, many other companies are also snorkeling at the same place.
Roland Lindner
Roland Lindner
25. December, 2023.
It was fun to ride the speed boats and we also enjoyed the snorkeling. All equipment was good and well maintained. The snorkel was new and wrapped in plastic. I recommend this activity and company.
Sakariya Vikas
Sakariya Vikas
24. December, 2023.
Amazing experience and the guide was really nice. Best photo by Aaron. Thank you guys for making it memorable.
Frequently Asked Question

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions

All of our tours are subject to availability, and most of our special offers and prices are for a limited time. So, the sooner you book, the better. Also, remember that you can reschedule at no cost and even cancel up to 48 hours before the date of the activity.

We are located in front of the J. W. Marriot Hotel on the lagoon’s edge in Hotel Zone 14.5 km, in the Freds House restaurant’s parking lot. Outside the check-in office, you’ll see a white speedboat. Click here for a more precise location or comprehensive directions.

Without a doubt, our activities are very popular, and we have many people who are looking for fun and adventure during their vacations in Cancun, Mexico.

To avoid disappointment, you must make your reservation in advance.

You can schedule your activity, tour, or rental on our website and reserve your place. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

If the harbormaster deems him unfit to leave due to inclement weather, he will be fully refunded or rescheduled on a different day or time if he so desires. Only workers have the authority to confirm or cancel a tour or rental due to inclement weather. If someone does not show up for the tour at the appointed time, there will be no refund for the people or groups who did not show up. It can rain for a second in Cancun, and then the sun can shine twenty minutes later, so make sure you are on time and prepared to go.

Cancun experiences a semi-tropical climate, with year-round average temperatures of 80 °F and summertime highs of 90 °F. Although it is impossible to predict the weather in Cancun more than a few days in advance, the average weather is a reliable weather indicator for your trip there.

Cancun occasionally experiences heavy rain, but it is doubtful that it will pour the entire time you’re there. Frequently, an hour after a significant downpour, there will be a brilliant sunny day.

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