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This is a link to 2018 Cruise Critic post on Cruise on the 7 Lagoon tubing on the Enchantment (Celebrity).

7 Color Lagoon

 

It didn't sound like classic tubing to me--like in Texas, Jamaica, or Belize. Based on two posts on Trip Advisor, I think this is a float in a calm lake on a pontoon boat, with minimal rapids at one point where a canal enters the lake. The rest of the actitivity is 3 swimming stops. One post said some people found it difficult to get back into the pontoon. Kayaks were mentioned much more than any other water travel.

 

Never the less, the online descriptions and high praise of this beautiful, warm, sandy-bottomed lake is enough for me to sign up for the excursion. We probably will book a Chacchoben Extreme Ruins + 7 Color Lagoon from Native Choice to get less people and cost.

 

 

 

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PLEASE READ!!!!!! I would hate to have anymore vacationers ruin their time in Costa Maya with this excursion. My family and I took the River Tubing at Seven Color Lagoon excursion a week or so ago on the Allure of The Seas (great ship by the way). Now, I booked the excursion online because the description said it was a 5 hour excursion, and essentially made it sound like you spend a couple hours tubing down a nice river into the lagoon and have a beach day for a few hours there. THIS COULD NOT BE ANY LESS ACCURATE!!!! I do admit, the tour guides were very informed and friendly and the lagoon and river are both absolutely beautiful, but that is almost made irrelevant. For starters, the ride to the location where you first enter the water IS AN HOUR AND A HALF bus ride, and nowhere online was this mentioned. When you finally do get to the area by the river, there is time to use the bathroom, put sunscreen on, etc. and I feel it is necessary to note that neither the ladies or men's rooms ("rooms" were pretty much wooden stalls) had toilet seats. There were people who ended up going in the woods instead, so heads up for that one! Before you actually begin any tubing, everyone gets in their own tube and is attached to a rope in a line and is pulled slowly by a tiny fishing boat through the water to the opening of the river. When you finally get there, you are detached from the rope and are actually allowed to float down the river, but its not as simple as it sounds. Now you may think of a relaxing float down the river, but it really isn't that. Before you enter the water you are given a paddle to keep yourself in the center of the river, so you can never really just sit back and relax in the tube because you are almost constantly paddling to keep yourself away from the edges of the river. You eventually make it down the river into the lagoon where you are re-attached to the rope and pulled by the fishing boat again to an area on the lagoon where you can take some photos, and possibly swim for a LITTLE while because you do not have very much time there, it is NOT a beach. It is essentially a hut in the woods, on the water, ran on a generator. They make you an authentic meal, which I thought was very good, but it did give my mother food poisoning later on. After this, you have another hour and a half bus ride BACK to the port. So to sum up the "5 hour" excursion: 3 hours of it are spent on a bus ride, and it is not some tour or vista filled ride, it is pretty much a straight shot, roughly 45 minutes are spent being pulled by a fishing boat that was never mentioned in the description, about a half hour is spent actually tubing down the river (with a paddle in hand), and the rest of the time is spent in the area on the lagoon with the hut and the meal. You are also in a life jacket for the entire time you're on the water. I do not recommend this excursion, do yourself a favor and find one of the many other things to do in Costa Maya.

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