The Mexican resort city of Cancun is located in the peninsula of Yucatan, right in front of the Caribbean Sea. Once the center of the flourishing Mayan empire is renown for its incredible coastlines in its proximities to the second largest barrier reef.
Once a fishing village, now millions of visitors come each year to pay homage to the Yucatan peninsula sand, Cancun beaches have an unique sand, no matter how hot the weather, the sand remains cool, we locals call it “air conditioned sand”. Visiting the museums Step ashore at Capitan Dulche maritime museum, discover the famous pirates and explorers and vessels that navigated this water.
Museo maya visit the newest attraction in the hotel zone, the Mayan museum is right at the hotel strip and enjoy the thrill of the zip lines and a nice cultural growthat the museum.
Ruinas el rey
The Mayan ruins of “El Rey” are situated is located in the 18th Kilometer mark of the Boulevard Kukulkan in the hotel zone of Ca
ncun, the visitor can enter from 8am to 5pm, its worth the visit.
El Galeon del Caribe, this is an excellent restaurant quite hidden in the hotel zone but worth it for its famous “pescadillas” even so it’s a relative easy dish to elaborate, the pescadillas of this place have something special and its not expensive, quite folklorical location between a mangrove below of a Palapa, a place you need to visit when you come to Cancun.
The Mexican delicatessen, we are known for worldwide for our famous “tacos” and here for we present you our top best restaurant.
Located in Av. Nader #23 Manzana 13 Lote 7 Supermanzana 2, 7750
of Cancun, Quintana Roo. Is the best taqueria without being presumptuous with all the style and flavor and its directly at the heart of downtown Cancun and its thematic comes from “Villa Coapa” the real Mexican flavor of the biggest flavor city of the planet.
The small touristic and fishermen island village, considered a “Pueblo Magico” of Quintana Roo, offer a wide variety of tours, but if you visit this Island on your own, we definitely recom
mend you visit our friends at Wing Diving or give them a call at +529983919864 they goy the amazing Subwing experience there orhead to the local fishermens hutt and the local Cooperativa de Pesca for a nice cheapboat ride, they’ll include you the food at a local spot called Playa Tiburon and not that bad buffett the huge companies offer.
MUSAor sink in the snorkel on the musa (museo subacuatico de arte) consists of life size sculpted scultpures that change overtime due they are meant for artificial reef growth.
If you like to visit the nautical route of one of this local attractions, give us a shout at Nautik Adventours
You are planning your vacations, destination Cancun Mexico and you have, that ticklish feeling of what else can I provide of fun experience to my kids, friends or family, well enter the Wakeboard and watersports lifestyle.
Picture yourself as the do it all on your travels, you want to take the most out of your voyage, you can literally count how many times you have already visited the famous destination theme parks, like Xcaret or Xelha among some, yes we are local and they are our favorites too, but realize the following; how many times you and your family have taken advantage of your all inclusive resort and not gone out at all, well congratulations you have done the basic typical stuff you do in Cancun, destination of excellence of beach and party goers, but why not stop and try something new, then team up with us, don’t look further; with world class resorts, beautiful beaches, exciting night life and exotic tours, Cancun is the perfect location for your waterski vacation.
Go Wake Cancun
Our ski school is located in the south end of the Cancun Hotel Zone right at the Km. 15+600 just in front of the Hotel Oasis Pyramid, in between the most awesome tex-mex restaurant bar called the Blue Gecko and our top diving school at our marina we call home, Manta Divers, easy as thats, is our location.
Where do we Wakeboard
We waterski and wakeboard ride on the beautiful warm waters of the Nichupte lagoon. Whether you are a beginner skier, advanced slalom course skier or wakeboarder, you will have a great waterski or wakeboard vacation on the water here in Cancun Mexico.
At Nautik Adventours we offer the ultimate ski vacation, for kids and families to enjoy alike, couples or singles, 12 months, 365 days a year, yes even with port harbor closed the lagoon is our water park so its up to you to enjoy, might be choppy but when you live the watersports lifestyle, you will just want the water.
Our wakeboard and waterski school is up to the task on training all level of riders, skiers and wakeboarders alike, our vessel is a Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV our endless wakesurf boat and on the process of finishing 2 more for our wake school fleet, a Master Craft Pro Star 19 our “flat wake” boat and a Ski Nautique 19, “the vintage” the golden age of watersports boat.
Our watersports paradise, is the place where you can find all the watersports adrenaline you want while visiting the beaches of Cancun. Learn while you explore the lagoon with our thrilling watersports boat ride through the bay of Cancun, enjoy a private snorkel tour, with personalized attention and the add on activity of the Subwing (Read about in our blog section of the Subwing). Or our premium 6hr boat tour to Isla Mujeres.
The most important thing for us is that you enjoy the experience of spending one of your vacation days with us and have fun with the watersports experts.
The goal of the watersports world
In Cancun the main goal is to expand the watersports education and exercise to the younger generations, due they are always being impacted of the fast paced way of life of a touristic destination, what better way to provide an exercise routine and a family friendly environment on board a wakeboard boat that is a nest in the water, the fun and relaxing atmosphere guaranteed for all levels of water sportmanship, from boom bar, short line training, water side by side coaching and pro clinics through our endless summer season, our wake school provides professional couching and also we bring the best wakeboarders of Mexico or the United States for riding with the real deal of hardcore wakeboarding and slalom courses, always with the best friendly and family focused attitude. Is the lagoon dangerous for watersports
As locals we have been practicing watersports with our family, since we lived in Poktapok, right at the Bojorquez lagoon, the good old days of Cancun, where there were no cocodrile warnings banners all around the hotel zone, when there were held amateur contests motivating the locals to get involved in the watersports lifestyle, but since 2005 and forth the now Bojorquez lagoon hotel zone is filled with signals of “dangerous cocodrile zone” this due a few restaurants change the behavior of some cocodriles by providing them with free food, but still to the majority of locals and watersport goers, is a fame that is nothing to be feared of even with all the signals, watersports activities like kayaking and the popular trend of the paddleboarding tours thrive on, even flyboard and jungle tour activities go on the water of the lagoon. And with all this navigation, noise and disturbance the cocodrile as a scar
ed reptile goes away to the mangroves of the Love and English lagoons situated afar of where we practice watersports, feeling still frightful just stop over thinking it, there has never been a cocodrile on a
waterskier, its not like the apex predator is going to chase you over the water at waterskiing speed,worry more on the coconuts of the coconut boulevard.
Developing a sense for a new watersport, called wakesurfing is a challenging task, specially if this sport only appeared on the last decade. In the late 80’s a surfer in the USA got tired of waiting for the waves and anchored his surfboard to a boat to get some exercise by towing the boat to create an artificial wave. Those were the beginnings of the wakesurfing watersport known to this day is the watersport that increases its popularity for the closeness to the boat, the wakesurf rider is like part of the pack of people on board the wake boat ,when waterskiing and wakeboarding is like riding solo. Also the lesser speed creates a louder noise of music coming out of the wake boat and music on means party on.
Wakeboarding is a compound sport. This means that it incorporates features of other activities or extreme sports like Surf, Skate or Snowboard. So it is a complete sport that allows you to work your entire body. Whether to tone or exercise your arms, step up the game with tricks and jumps, wakeboarding in Cancun is one of the best activities you can do in the city. While you can practice on the sea, which sometimes due our caribbean weather contains a slight chop, the ideal is always to practice in lakes and lagoons. That’s why it’s already usual to see some people practicing wakeboard on the Nichupte Lagoon by the day.
Tips and tricks to wakeboarding:
So now you know, if you love extreme sports and outdoor activities, Wakeboarding is a highly recommended activity. If you come to Cancun paradise, practicing Wakeboarding in Cancun is undoubtedly an activity that will allow you to enjoy your vacations in Cancun in a different way. What better way than to have this experience recorded, filmed or shot, well our team will also be your paparazzis so you can jump, do the tricks you have learned with us and show them of in your social media or to your families back home, we use a GoPro Hero 5 Session and Nikon Coolpix T610 as our professional photo package, the whole lot not your slightly edited footage, we focus on your advance and learning experience and what better way to improve than to see yourself on video. So what are you waiting for and book the experience now.
We recommend you to try the Kite Surfing activity, undoubtably will help you improve the tricks on your sleeve on the wakeboard or the other way around, let the wakeboard practice improve your kite surfing skills, even so it’s a different angle of attack and a wider board the form is quite similar, there is no doubt it will help you a lot, so here is the option we mentioned earlier of the lagoon being with a chop, change the boat for a kitesurfing chute. Our staff choice for learning kite surfing is Wind & Wave.
For all wakeboarders and watersports lovers in the Mayan Rivera, last year the Mayan Water Complex opened its doors, There is a new watersports theme park in town, the Mayan Water complex is a Cable park this means a round and round on an artificial water pond with 3 lagoon filled with colorful caribbean tones, somehow confusing as mentioned by the last W.W.A. held there by some pros that tuned in the color of the water to the skies.
They work with a set of towers towing a rope around the set of kickers, sliders that go around the artificial lagoon, at there you have to rent the gear equipment, helmet, lifejackets and more per the service of counted hours, but no worries, you can also contact us and we count with a special deal package specially for the Nautik Adventours clientele for the M.W.C.
Are you ready for the Subwing.
The location is the country of Mexico, the Yucatan peninsula and the magnificent state of Quintana Roo announces on its city of Cancún, the underwater flight activity known as the Subwing.
Cancún being a top touristic destination in the world for beach goers, springbreakers, summerbreakers, retirees, families and visitors of around the world it known basically for its party, turquoise waters and theme atractions, beaches and more, but there is more than that, there is a small family business that will open your eyes due Cancún is more than that.
Starting with the turquoise waters, I bet you have always wanted to feel like an astronaut or to fly like a dolphin or a mermaid, well enjoying the Subwing in Cancún turquoise waters delivers just that and what a better way than at an affordable price and at a trustworthy family business, in other words without breaking the bank, or falling into one of the numerous tourist traps.
If its your first time you come to Cancún or that you have even heard the word Subwing, then you are in for the time your life, of course you are going to be boarded with a lots of activities being the Jungle Tour, Chichen Itza and Xcaret one of the most common around the “tour sales” those have been the trends of our local concierges and tour agencies, and among the other top 10 best Cancun Activities, the typical all inclusive which gill offer you the favorite among the all inclusive goers “lounging on the beach, all you can eat & drink”, but as we mentioned earlier, there is more than that in Cancún and if you are looking just that, “beach, drinks, snorkel, turquoise waters and something new” enter the Subwing experience for you.
Be one of the lucky first in the world to practice the new underwater sport, now a days in Cancun its gaining demand and popularity as we speak, so you might find some others already offering it and selling it, we were the first to bring it into Cancun, or even to Mexico and we for sure have to tell you, you have to try it, coloquially and with the casual modism of “subwinging” come take the experience of underwater flight like a dolphin soaring below the surface of the ocean turquoise waters, the feel of an unique experience of freedom and adrenaline in the underwater word, it will bring the common snorkeling tour to its knees, and we offer it at Nautik Adventours.
What is a subwing?
An underwater wing is a plane built for underwater maneuvers
Consisting of a board composed of two carbon hydrodynamic, plastic or fiberglass shaped and thought as aleron wing tips that can move independently of each other by a gyroscopic shaft built and engineered in and a rubber swivel ball in the center allowing distance within each wing to turn in different directions. This board is connected to a long rope, fastened to a motorized boat. The device can also float, even its hydrodinamic shape, due to its hollow design and use of poliestirene foam filling.
Subwings can also be constructed from fiberglass, and come with a wide variety of lacquers and finishes, both glossy and matte. Ours are the nicest colors to acocompany the turquoise waters, its meant to be used with accessories such as the GoPro camera mount, which we have and will allow you to fasten your GoPro, or one of our GoPro water-proof camera in front of the subwing to capture your entire adventure on film and pictures.
This camera is usually attached to the accesory that allows a personal overview of your flight and the ropes tense and fasten the device to the boat.
How does the subwing work?
The Subwing is attached to the back of our boat
Using long, sturdy ropes, and pulled along behind it. The Subwing rider simply grabs hold of the subwing from the middle of the wings, where the rubber handbar is located for precise measurement and is towed behind the boat at 2 to 5mph, slightly slow this for the resistance of the water, both over and underneath the ocean’s surface. our boards include gripping pads for the subwing rider to hold on to. To turn, dive, and make other maneuvers, a subwing rider manipulates the hydrodynamic wings with his hands. It’s that simple— and it’s incredibly delightful, peaceful, thrilling, the experience of flight at your grasp!
As you are pulled behind the boat, you can relax on the surface and float slowly along, or dive underwater with a simple downward swivel of the wings. You can reach speeds of up to 5mph, once you get the hang of it. 5mph may sound a bit slow, but since water is 800 times denser than air, it is actually an incredibly thrilling velocity underwater. Most people can decompress to a depth of about three meters under. However, after practice and training, many subwing rider enthusiasts have accomplished even deeper diving.
What is that special about the subwing?
The stamina of your breathhold and total control over your underwater experience
Depending your level of comfort on your breathold, you choose when to plunge into the turquoise waters of the ocean mid water depths, and when to rise to the surface. subwing or apnea mask is required for your usage on the experince, however soon we will embark on the scuba diving gear or snuba hoses to greatly enhance your ride, this due you are breathing continously underwater with no need to go to the surface, however since the activity requires little energy of stamina breathhold, most subwing riders can stay under the surface for about 15 seconds before rising for air, nonetheless even those who can only hold their breath for a few seconds can still enjoy the underwater views.
On our boat, a Sea Ray sundeck 24 footer, you may even be able to subwing dual flight alongside your friend or family member, experienced subwing riders can even fly side by side on a single subwing.
You’ll be able to gaze at colorful reef and sandbar fish while you fly mid water effortlessly, as if you were a dolphin or a mermaid. After a few minutes of mastering the technique, you can perform twists, turns, dives, and barrell rolls.
One of the greatest advantages of coming to our subwing experience is our photo package because what a better way to increase the popularity and trend of the Subwing platform than in the most iconic and touristic destination called home, well the passion of the watersports experiences is not our only main passion, we are certified freedivers and professional photography moment capturers, either you choose to purchase an underwater camera for your footage experience or call it and let the photos be taken by us, professionals.
Likewise other tours that offer their subwing footage experience, they let themselves edit your pack and sell you only a few with the “top quality”, this because their main purpose is not spending time on the whole lot, but refrain you at a high price and low benefit, the most common mistake is the typical over editing that looses the natural lightning and ambiance with the real moment. thats what we differ, so be aware.
However, this family business company Nautik Adventours offers professional photography services with editing as part of their subwing tour photo package deal.
Can anyone use a subwing
Yes and no, NO due we are a little bit more responsible on the issues concerning the no ability to swim experience, this due, that with even lifejacket on, like some of our competitors promote and have done, they do not take in account a simple panic attack, when the physically handicap will choke on water trying to swim and float with the subwing. So not being able to swim is a big no for us, so on that the subwing is non that physically demanding the water is to be respected and the families to be concientized about the importance of learning to swim.
And yes, its suited for families and even children manage the subwing fun in water experience, they just need to trust their instincts of swim, lear the maneuverability of the subwing and to hold their breath little by little this with our guide for beaking a new barrier and onto the fantastic underwater world, in summary once the child subwing rider is in complete control, learnt that he can easily tilt the wings when he is ready to go underwater, and tilt them again when he is ready to resurface for air then he is one of the qualified anyone percent that can use the subwing. Tricks and maneuvers follow later and are easy to learn, and most subwing riders catch on quickly. Once they have done it, they’ll be dying to go back for a second turn or even come back with Nautik Adventours for its attention.
Subwing Tricks and Tips
Subwing is still new, tricks are limited by only your imagination, we have seen them all due as we mentioned before, we were the first ones to bring it to Mexico, the amount we have see varies of: twists, flips, turns, waking over the sandy ocean floor, fly in duo, grabbing the subwing leash with your feet, sharing the subwing, come and try a trick of your own but in the meantime check out these awesome pictures of subwing riders that have come to Nautik Adventours and fly underwater with us.
Purchasing your own subwing
We are direct dealers with the headquarters in Norway, but if you are willing to invest, we definitively will support you, a small shopping list and you are ready; ropes, mask, and a boat to put it to use and on that we can help you too, as boat builders , check out our fleet at Llanos Custom Made Boats. But at the end of the day, booking with us a subwing tour at $50 Usd. is much less expensive than buying your own subwing, motorboat and gear, so give it a try, book now.
How and when was the subwing invented?
Simon Sivertsen was 18 back in 2010, when the idea for the subwing occurred to him. He was sailing in the Mediterranean Sea with his father and brothers, hoping to circumnavigate the globe.
The crystal clear waters surrounding the Greek Islands inspired him to come up with a way to see the ocean floor in a more thrilling manner. He wanted to know what it might be like to “fly” through the water just as dolphins and other marine animals do. So, Sivertsen grabbed a piece of driftwood, attached a waterski rope to it, and tied the other end to his small boat.
Weeks later, Sivertsen toyed with ways to improve his invention, eventually settling on a two-winged prototype with a rotating center joint. His original design was made out of boards, gardening hose connector links, and fiberglass.
Nowadays (and years of testing and new prototypes later), the subwing is sold online and in sports stores, and Sivertsen has won extensive awards for his invention. Subwinging caught on first on the European continent, and now has expanded to the Americas. (We brought it first to Mexico).
Some vacation tour packages in various Mediterranean and Caribbean islands include this activity, although it is certainly not as well-known as snorkeling and other traditional underwater pastimes.
Companies offer subwing excursions
In the Mexican Caribbean there are only 2 worth mentioning, one is in Isla Mujeres being hosted by our friend Hanna, called Wing Diving, if you are staying or planning to visit and stay at Isla Mujeres, we recommend you with them and of course us, Nautik Adventours.
Cancún bay and Isla Mujeres are the spots
You arrived to Cancun, then we welcome you to where the map turns blue, the crystal clear turquoise waters of Cancun and isla Mujeres bay awaits, then onto north beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in whole Mexico, where the vibrant ambiance of yachts and nautical culture awaits, or if its your choosing onto a secluded beach on the lagoon.
But once you are with the subwing, underwater flying everything else wont matter, your pending issues are left in the surface, issues as the shops, the souvenirs to bring back home, the stress of the crowded resorts and their chlorine full pools and over priced dollar accounts checking you out like a face with dollars, so that said you just relax and enjoy the ride, be a certain you are in the best go local hands to experience the best way to experience the Subwing in Cancun, team up with us for the most accesible loyal competition fare and square the friendliest option of a married team couple available here.