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Rio Lagartos Adventures

Birdwatching,Flyfishing,Photography, Flamingo &Crocodile boat trips in Rio Lagartos,Yucatan

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Diego and Matildés Posada
Ria Maya Waterfront Lodge
 
Rio Lagartos,Yucatan is the home to Mexico's largest flock of Flamingos 40,000+  and 395 species of birds have been identified here.
We are the most experienced and recommended tour operators in
the Ria Lagartos Biosphere reserve.
All of our guides are licensed,trained and experienced.


Tours are by reservation and
you decide the starting time
We use Paypal to prepay your trip.
 
We  recommend scheduling
the Deluxe and Standard Tours
to start before 9.00 am or after
1.30pm

We offer three  different tours especially for Flamingos.


Descriptions of the tours below


 
 

 

Standard Flamingo Tour


A standard  Flamingo Boat tour
is more than just flamingos !
There are many species
of birds to be seen,crocodiles,a mud bath
 
and a swim at a beach nearby

Includes 

BOAT,LICENSED AND EXPERIENCED GUIDE,STOP AT The MUD BATHS AND A SWIM   AT A NEARBY BEACH.We carry binoculars  and a bird book to share.We also carry a cooler with bottled water free of charge


PRICE IS PER BOAT(6 People Max) $ 90.00 usd

Reserve Entrance Fee (per person) $ 2.50

2 hours


Deluxe Flamingo Tour


The Deluxe flamingo boat tour gives you the opportunity to go further back into the mangroves and see more wildlife ,many more species of birds and enjoy more time at the beach or in the mud baths.We suggest an early start if possible.119usd 3 hours


Sunset flamingo Tour

The Sunset Flamingo Tour starts about three hours before sunset and you will see the sunset
after visiting the Flamingo feeding grounds.
This is an excellent choice to make good photos.
Check with us on the starting time as the sunset time changes.This tour does not include the mud bath
or swim because we are returning in darkness
 3 hours 119usd


PRICE IS PER BOAT(6 People Max) $119 usd

Reserve Entrance Fee (per person) $ 2.50

Both Sunset and Deluxe Flamingo tours also include:
 Binoculars  and a bird book to share.We also carry a cooler with bottled water free of charge.


PRICE IS PER BOAT(6 People Max) $ 119.00 usd

Reserve Entrance Fee (per person) $ 2.50

These trips are slower and give you more time to explore the mangroves and  see more wildlife and species of birds (3 hours)


The sunset flamingo tour does  not include a

stop at the mud baths or the swim because we are returning in darkness.



Flamingos can always be seen in Rio Lagartos.In the spring(Late April)

they gather by the thousands to

mate and nest in the biosphere reserve.After the nesting season they disperse along the coast in search of feeding opportunities.They do not migrate to and from the Yucatan.They are residents here.They  move along the Yucatan coast.They are Carribbean

flamingos-phoenicopertus ruber 

They rear their young in Rio Lagartos during the summer.During the winter many feed in the Bio Reserve. This is one of the major feeding areas in the Yucatan and flamingo can always be seen here. 

 

The flamingos can be seen all day but the best time (and best photos) is usually early in the morning(7.00am) and in the evening around sunset.



The Boats meet all Mexican Coast Guard safety requirements,We are allowed to carry only 6 passengers and the captain and we have commercial grade# 1 life jackets  on board for all persons .

All of our guides are licensed,trained and experienced



Pick up is also available from Cancun to Tulum

Click here !Guided Flamingo tours from Playa del Carmen,Tulum and Cancun



More  Flamingo information and flamingo photos-Click here


FOR TRIPS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND BIRDING

CLICK BELOW
Birding and Photography tours link

                          




 

 

 
  Jose Neptuno appearing after a mud bath(Bano Maya) in the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve
 
 
 

                                   

 

Flamingo Boat Tours In Rio Lagartos,Yucatan

 

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The flamingo boat tours begin at the "Ria Maya" restaurante,on the waterfront in Rio Lagartos.

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The well maintained launches are captained by experienced bird guides who will take you on a memorable boat ride to the feeding grounds of the flamingos(40km total).

43,000 Flamingos have been recorded in the Yucatan, the majority of which nest and feed in the Rio Lagartos area.

Along the way, your guides will point out and identify many of the species that live and visit the area such as:

Great Blue Heron,

Tiger heron,

Snowy Egrets,

Roseate Spoonbills,

Anhingas, Frigates

Common Black Hawks,

Osprey, Woodstorks,

Kingfishers and White Ibis.

A total of 395 species

 have been

counted in  Rio Lagartos.

Crocodiles are normally spotted each trip.

The return trip includes a stop at the salinera

(salt ponds) in

 Los Coloradas,

followed by a¨Baño Maya¨with white clay mud and the choice of a swim at a nearby beach or in a fresh water spring.

The trip ends at the restaurante"Ria Maya" Where you may enjoy fresh, locally caught, seafood and ceviches.Beer,wine and liquors are served in our Palapa roofed second story restaurant with the best views in Rio Lagartos

 

  Anhinga in the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve.Anhingas are  relatives of cormorants

 

 

 

For flamingo and crocodile tours we  require payment in full with Paypal. Upon confirmation, we'll send you an invoice through Paypal in USD   for your reservation. You can pay us through your own Paypal account (preferable), or pay with a debit or credit card using the Paypal system. We take care of the 5% handling fee through PayPal.

Your PayPal receipt is your confirmation. We accept credit cards if you arrive without a reservation but much prefer cash in dollars or pesos.

Rio Lagartos Adventures
is a Pay Pal Verified Merchant.
Cancellation Policy:

In case of cancellation, there will be no refund but
with two days advance notice you can reschedule your Flamingo trip.