Cancun Journals

Speedboats and Snorkeling

A January 2005 trip to Cancun by Suzanne715

Sunrise in Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Speedboats and snorkeling near Cancun at El Garrafon National Park in Isla Mujeres

El Garrafon National Park, Isla Mujeres

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Sunrise in Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico
Thorpe, my husband, and I sip coffee on an open-air deck of the Norwegian Dream, admiring the glorious, clouded sunrise. The ship anchors outside of the port of Cancun, where an enormous Mexican flag waves over the skyline of resorts, casinos, and shops. In the last 20 years, what once was a small fishing village has become a favorite destination for tourists on the Yucatan Peninsula. After a quick, tender ride to the pier, we catch a taxi to Marina Blue Ray, where we have reservations for the speedboat and snorkeling jungle tour. Each boat holds two passengers. There are 10 boats in a group. We follow Marco, our guide, across the Nichupte Lagoon, along the shoreline of the Moon Palace Resort...Read More