Mexico City

Xochimilco: Boat ride and Mexican party

Ciudad de México, Mexico

From USD 69.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours to 2 hours 40 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cruise along Xochimilco's floating canals and gardens in a traditional trajinera canal boat. Enjoy beer, tequila and mezcal onboard and learn to make fresh guacamole, which you can enjoy with tortilla chips. Additional food and mariachi music can be purchased from other boat vendors along the way. Stop at the replica Island of the Dolls and end the tour at the Handicraft Market.
  • Explore Xochimilco by traditional trajinera boat tour
  • Includes beer, tequila, mezcal, guacamole, chips and snacks
  • Stop at replica Island of Dolls and Handicraft Market
  • Small group size of 10 ensures a more personalized experience

Sample Menu


Healthy snacks

We will bring crudités (jicama, cucumber and carrot)



We will bring the ingredients (avocado, tomato, onion and chili) so that you can prepare it to your liking. We accompany it with tortilla chips, Doritos and pork rinds.

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • *Speaker to sync with any device. *Cooler and utensils.
  • *Hand sanitizer. *Masks.
  • Cash for: tips, extra food, micheladas, mariachis, souvenirs, and other expenses.
  • Mariachi or other musical groups charge +/- 220MX per song (we can negotiate a better price).
  • Transport from your hotel to the meeting point. In case you are interested, let us know and we can help you.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Canal 237
    Canal 237, San Jerónimo, Xochimilco, 16420 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

    Uber: write "Canal 237, San Jerónimo, Xochimilco, 16420", (Please double-check that it indicates San Jeronimo) The best reference is a Purple Arch. We will meet under those Purple Arches (we will send you a picture) We DON'T include transportation.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • To get on board the trajinera, you need to make a "small jump". Recommend using comfortable shoes to avoid risk of falling.
  • Tolerance of 15 minutes
  • Xochimilco doesn't have ATM, we recommend to bring cash with you. Some vendors accept payments with card.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Great crew, Plentiful drinks, Good times
    Matthew_R, Mar 2023
    Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to float the canals of Xochimilco - Dana and everyone on the team were fantastic! We had a nice spread of snacks and plenty to drink on our trip. Go on a Saturday if you can, it is a wonderful experience.
    Such a fun experience!!
    Callie_L, Mar 2023
    Had so much fun! Dana and staff were wonderful. Met lots of fun people on the tour and enjoyed good food and plenty of Mezcal! would definitely recommend :)
    Worth it
    Lorelei_C, Mar 2023
    Husband and I had a lot of fun. The guacamole and mezcal were wonderful. Our host Diana was so nice and knowledgeable.
    So much fun!
    Denisse_L, Mar 2023
    We had so much fun! Great hosts and great people in our group. I liked that the hosts took the time to have everyone introduce themselves and share a fun fact which really opened us all up for conversation and connection. Lots of great (and unlimited) snacks and drinks. There was a bit of a hiccup because I had two kids join me and another group was having some adult fun, but the hosts quickly re-arranged the groups, communicated the change and we had a great experience. Really easy to take an Uber to the meet-up point and catch one back to Centro.
    Awesome way to start the day!
    Christine_L, Mar 2023
    The ride was a great way to start the day. MJ was so friendly and helpful. Seeing the colorful boats and listening to the mariachi bands was a lot of fun. They provide all drinks and food during the ride as well. This was more of a “day in the life of” experience instead of a tour. Just something to keep in mind as there was not a lot of education on the floating gardens or how they got there.
    Great trip!
    Melissa_F, Feb 2023
    Paola was an excellent host and we had so much fun! Would highly recommend taking these boat tours it was such a great experience!!!
    History and a party!
    Elise_N, Feb 2023
    This was such a fun way to learn the history of Xochimilco! Paola and the whole team were amazing. Me and my friend felt so well taken care of. An amazing experience!
    Canal Boat Fun
    Sandra_S, Feb 2023
    We were a family of 9 on this trip including 3 children. It was a wonderful experience. All the snacks were plentiful. The stop with the snakes and other animals was great. Our guide, Santiago, was fabulous ❗️I highly recommend this canal boat experience ❗️
    A good trip
    Pedro_V, Feb 2023
    The tours guides were definitely sweet & out going people. Very great host. They provided great info on the canal.
    Fun Times!
    Mark_H, Feb 2023
    Great time! Fun tour guides, and just long enough (2 hoursish). Easy to catch Uber back, no problems at all.
    Beautiful experience
    ClaudiaAV, Feb 2023
    Pepe and staff were wonderful!! Made the ride a beautiful memory! They treated you like family! Highly recommended them!!
    A must try while in CDMX
    Julius_L, Feb 2023
    MJ was an excellent guide/host. Highly recommend this tour. Fruit snacks and the guacamole were perfect. Short tour but not too short, just right.
    A real Mexico experience
    Jeffrey_W, Feb 2023
    Great pre-trip communications and meet up instructions. Super hospitality. A real cultural experience. It's crowded and can be a bit loud with all the mariachi and food vendor boats hawking their wares, but that is part of the charm. Santiago was a great host. Snacks, soda, water, tequila, mezcal and beer included.
    Great Sunday at Xochimilco!
    Alice_M, Feb 2023
    Our guide Paola was so enthusiastic and friendly. She really added to the experience. It was perfect to go on a Sunday, when so many families are out enjoying the day. We loved the Mariachi musicians!
    Best tour ever! So much fun
    Janina_K, Feb 2023
    We really had an Amazing time with Pepe, Manuel & Octavio! It was a small intimate group of participants and throughout the whole trip, the crew took very good care of us with snacks, drinks, toilet breaks and entertainment. Definitely worth to go if you fancy a fun & boozy day out in beautiful xochimilco.
    Just book it!
    Bryan_S, Feb 2023
    Great experience! Highly recommend as an excursion. My group was assigned the tour guide Paola and she’s a beautiful/fantastic individual with a lot of knowledge. Overall, I would do this again if I were in town again.
    Paul_L, Jan 2023
    The tour was great fun. Our guide, Denia was terrific. We really enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended.
    Jose_B, Jan 2023
    The service was excellent Lidice and her husband did an amazing job. I’ll definitely try it again with friends and family.
    Loved these canals! Must see
    Eric_L, Jan 2023
    Our guide Andy was incredible. We really clicked with her and she told us a lot about the canal and the city. This was a great value. They provide delicious snacks, unlimited beer, water, tequila and mezcal.
    Fun on Canals
    Kelly_H, Jan 2023
    We loved this trip and our hostess! They were fun and informative. I would definitely recommend this trip.