We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Everything is arranged!

Best trip I've ever taken! Shout out to Gerardo and Pedro! No ways to critique, very need was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
maggiemcguire0
,
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
Amazing trip!!!!

This man makes it happen! Everything is arranged! I found no way to critique, and needs were always... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
josilad
,
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Read all 287 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“boat ride” (13 reviews)
“day trip” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
Celestun, Mexico
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (287)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 110 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Best trip I've ever taken! Shout out to Gerardo and Pedro! No ways to critique, very need was always meet.

1  Thank maggiemcguire0
Reviewed 4 days ago

This man makes it happen! Everything is arranged! I found no way to critique, and needs were always met.

Thank josilad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cost ran about $1600 pesos per boat and each boat had seats for six to eight passengers, our group of nine were divided into two boats. From the time we purchased our tickets it was about a fifteen minute wait for a boat, but...More

1  Thank GreggnLucy
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

The flamingos and birds are amazing! The guide was good but the boat motor kept dying. $1500 pesos is a bit steep but worth it for our family of 5.

Thank Christo1010
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We took the boat with locals from the Palapa beach. It costed us 300 pessos per person since our boat was not full. The ride was pretty long and our boat had some technial problems, but those were quickly fixed. We saw several different bird...More

Thank Santa P
Reviewed 31 October 2017

There is not a specific company I can suggest, but we took two of the little boats out four a group of ten. The boats all sit about eight people and are quite comfortable. In our case the "captain" spoke little English, but we did...More

Thank cr8it
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Make sure to bring pesos the boat tours don't accept cc or usd. Very fun and informative. We saw plenty of flamingos!

Thank Blanca C
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We went on the boat tour from the bridge. Guide Henry was a nice guy but admitted to us as soon as we left the pier that we might not see any flamingos because most of them had already migrated north and þ the tide...More

Thank Thrudur H
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Boat ride to see the flamingos. Line to pay is under organized. You need 6 people per boat so you need to get together with other people if you are not 6 before you pay. Thousands of flamingos in April. Amazing but yiu need a...More

Thank losinginla
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We stayed at Hotel Xixim for two nights - 20 minutes from town of Celestun expressly to take a boat trip out and see the flamingos. We came into the little town, went down to the beach and were soon gathered up to wait for...More

2  Thank LeavingSeattle
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Celestun Hotels
Hotel Manglares
62 reviews
2.77 km away
Hotel Xixim
369 reviews
11.56 km away
Hacienda Santa Rosa, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Santa Rosa
201 reviews
42.26 km away
Chable Resort and Spa
35 reviews
57.49 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Restaurante Los Pampanos
257 reviews
1.87 km away
Restaurante Gutierrez Dolphin
50 reviews
1.73 km away
El Lobo
49 reviews
1.77 km away
La Palapa
183 reviews
1.77 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve
174 reviews
.31 km away
Mangroves of Dzinitun
118 reviews
6.68 km away
Jaltun Parque Recreativo
5 reviews
2.42 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Gonca A
23 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from barefootmart | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can see them as there are hundreds of them, but if its too rainy it may not be a pleasant boat experience. The Flamingos are well feed and hang out in this protected area.
1
Vote
Chris K
19 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from barefootmart | Reviewed this property |
No you can not walk. The flamingos are at the far end of a sanctuary or a large shallow bay. You will need to hire a boat or share one with other or join a tour. This area is protected so the guides are trained not to get... More
1
Vote
Chris K
19 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Estragon2001 | Reviewed this property |
Not unless you can walk on water! They feed in the estuary which is only accessible by boat. You might be able to see you some from the dock on your way into the Celestun but it will be at a great distance.
1
Vote