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Manatee Swim Encounter in Cozumel
Activities in Cozumel

Manatee Swim Encounter in Cozumel

  • English English
  • 45 minutes

Did you know that manatees are as lovely and friendly as they are large? Meet, play and swim with sea cows off the coast of Cozumel Island. An unforgettable experience!

Swimming with manatees: what to expect?

On the west coast of the Mexican island of Cozumel, you'll find yourself at Chankanaab Beach Park, the ideal natural space to enjoy an encounter with one of the most curious creatures in the oceanmanatees! Before you take the plunge into the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea, you'll first have a brief lesson about the animals, learning the best way to swim with them safely, as well as fascinating facts about them.

Then, you'll make your way over to the area where the manatees live, where you'll be able to meet them and play with them safely and comfortably for you and them. You'll soon discover why they're also known as sea cows as you watch them slowly and peacefully swim around. The enormous animals, which can weigh up to 1,300 lb (590 kg), are super friendly and you'll be able to get up close to them! A truly unique encounter.

You'll even have the opportunity to feed them the algae and other sea vegetation that they like to eat, while you watch them move about in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean.

Important information

  • For safety reasons, women more than 5 months into pregnancy are not permitted to participate in this activity.
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


Adults Children between 6 and 12 years old Children under 6 years old
US$ 69
US$ 69
  • Adults

    US$ 69
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    US$ 69
  • Children under 6 years old


More Information


45 minutes.

Language English

The tour includes a multilingual escort that speaks English.


Entrance to Chankanaab Beach Park.

Manatee encounter.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Cozumel local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 69
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Chankanaab Beach Park.


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.