I can't say enough positive things about my kayaking trip and the Yucatan Outdoor staff. I arranged this tour through my hotel (Posada Luna del Sur). My tour had a total of 4 people, my friend and another couple. Our tour started at 1:30pm. First thing was a quick dip in a cenote near the entrance of Sian Ka'an. No one else was at the cenote. It was so refreshing on a hot day. Then we went to their base camp where they had water (bring your own plastic bottle and they can fill it for u)' composting toilet, shower, snacks, hats. If you burn easily bring long sleeve shirt and biodegradable sunscreen. Alternatively you can use the Mayan clay to create a physical barrier from the sun.
I am a super beginner kayaker,and our guide Ricardo was a great teacher and very laid back. There's the option to use a 1 or 2 person kayak. They provided life jackets and the equipment is good quality. The area we went to is not very deep in water, which is great because there's no boats around to disturb the tranquil area. There's something so special about seeing nature when it's quiet and no people around, it's quite a rare and unique experience nowadays. Ricardo was very knowledgeable about the area plants and animals. It felt like a safari, but in mangroves. While kayaking, if you need to go to the bathroom or need to stretch, Ricardo is very accommodating. He even takes some pictures that they email you later. There were also snacks provided. And if you need to bring something with you and keep it dry, you can borrow a dry bag. When we got back, they made one of my best meals in tulum. They accommodate vegetarians too.
Yucatan Outdoors is so committed to showing people the beauty of Sian Ka'an and work really hard to try to protect the reserve. This isn't easy, as just outside of the reserve is a row of fancy resorts that would love nothing more than to develop the area. The staff of YO live at their base camp and people can come camp. They seem very accommodating of other excursion requests too. I am so grateful I got to see the beauty of the Yucatan outside of the touristy areas and get some great exercise!
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