Mexico City

Xochimilco: Boat ride and Mexican Party

Ciudad de México, Mexico

From $72.00

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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 or drinks, mariachis, souvenirs, and other expenses (No ATMs are in the area).
  • Mariachi or other musical groups. 220 MX per song, but we can negotiate a better price.
  • Transport from your hotel to the meeting point. If you are interested, let us know so 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

Embarcadero Nuevo Nativitas Xochimilco

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

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 non-slippery shoes to avoid the risk of falling.
  • Tolerance of 15 minutes.
  • No ATMs in the area; we recommend bringing cash (preferably local currency). Some vendors accept payments with cards.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers

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 travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    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.


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    Turned my frown upside down!
    Kiana_B, May 2023
    This was the best tour I could have asked for. I was in a funk for my partner leaving me alone in MC and me finding out last minute. I showed up late to the tour but Sam (our tour guide) was sweet enough to help me get to the next stop to be with the group and have a great time. We drank mezcal (my personal favorite, beer and tequila were provided too mezcal is just very good) laughed, listened to amazing music to dance to, went to see and hold some reptiles and then was wonderfully serenaded by the mariachi band to end the tour. It was a beautiful day on the canal thanks to Sam! I highly recommend everyone check it out. I will definitely be back and try to figure out how to have Sam as my guide again! Thank you Sam!
    Meeting new friends!
    Fanny_A, May 2023
    We had never done a tour before for the trajineras and we were missing out! We will absolutely be back. This was so much fun and a good value since snacks and drinks are included. MJ, our host, was super cool and gave us some back info on the area. I loved meeting people from all over.
    Great experience!
    Shawna_J, May 2023
    Truly wonderful experience! This is a great way to spend part of your day traveling. Our host Manuel was kind and knowledgeable. The instructions to get to the meeting point were clear. I appreciated the food and drinks available as well! Would definitely recommend.
    Great Experience!
    Samantha_R, May 2023
    This experience was very fun. Dania - our hostess - was great and ensured the party kept going. We were on the boat with 7 other people but it didn't feel crowded at all and everyone was super fun. My only complaint is that there are so many boats on the canal that it takes a very long time to get out and you're constantly hitting other boats. The experience is longer than an hour, contrary to what some of the reviews say. Plan for at least 2 hours! I definitely recommend this experience, especially if it is your first time visiting Mexico City.
    Amazing experience!
    Tony, May 2023
    Super, amazing and experience. I am sure there are a few options for this trip, but this is the one you want to take. Awesome guide and overall amazing time.
    Fun day on the canals
    Namya_M, May 2023
    Andy was our host and she was really great. She arrived on time, had everything prepared, was very fun on the boat, and told some fun stories!
    Great event and Andy was an amazing host!!
    Jonathan_H, May 2023
    Andy was an amazing host and did an unreal job of making keeping the energy high on our boat and making everyone feel comfortable. This was a great experience that I would recommend to everyone - especially with Andy!
    Must go if you visit CDMX!
    Dorothy_N, May 2023
    The boat ride party was so much fun! My fiancé and I went to celebrate my birthday early. Manuel was so much fun! We loved making the guacamole and tasting it was even better! The food items that we were able to buy from vendors during the ride were amazing as well. Everything was very organized and super fun. Overall an amazing experience. Thank you so much!
    Fantastic Boating afternoon
    Debra_J, May 2023
    We had a fantastic time. The tour was very well organized with detailed WhatsApp communication. Andi, our guide, was fantastic. Lovely and Super knowledgeable. She made sure everyone had the best experience!. Lots of fun was had by all. PS If you go, hop off to visit the reptile sanctuary.
    Don’t think twice on this tour!
    Sarah_L, May 2023
    Great tour with an even better host- Dana! Highly recommend if you’re looking for a good time and not wanting to commit to a 6-8 hour tour like some of the other combo packages offered. We visited some of the other sites independently (such as Casa Azul), which worked well for us. Affordable, very helpful instructions prior to arrival, and a fun way to see a UNESCO world heritage site. Thank you again, Dana!!
    Great tour guides
    jose_h, May 2023
    Andrea and Manuel made this whole experience enjoyable! Our group was so much fun! Very laid back atmosphere.
    A perfect day at Xochimilco!
    Karen_C, May 2023
    What a treat this experience was! Manuel was a wonderful guide - he looked after us beautifully and created a warm and hospitable atmosphere. Highly recommended!
    Unforgettable experience!
    Gabriela_R, May 2023
    I booked this tour for my 9 friends and I. Even before the tour started Andy was very attentive and informative. She gave me clear instructions and useful information for our meeting point. Upon arrival she introduced herself and made us feel welcomed. We had a boat to ourselves and it was prepped with fruits and snacks. As we were getting situated she overheard it was my birthday. She quickly put up a happy birthday banner. I thought that was a very sweet detail of her. As soon as we commenced the ride she gave a quick introduction of the place and had a speaker ready for us to connect our music to. Pretty soon she was making us drinks and letting us get excited and take in our surroundings. She answered any questions we had and pointed interesting things along the way. I could tell she was very knowledgeable and I would have loved to have her tell us more but my friends and I were in a celebratory mood so she catered more to that. At one point she even had a snack cake with a little candle for me and got some Mariachis to sing happy birthday for me. Again another beautiful detail of her. My friends and I had the best time of our lives. We didn’t want the boat ride to end because we were having such a wonderful time. Totally recommend this tour. Specially if you are looking to have a great time with a group of friends. Andy is the best!
    Must do
    Jennifer_B, May 2023
    An absolute must see while visiting Mexico City! Such a unique and authentic experience. Our tour guide Manuel was very knowledgeable about the history of the canals.
    Sunday Funday
    Joanne_R, May 2023
    Santiago was a great guide. We had a lot of fun. Tequila, beer, and guacamole in bumper boats! What more could anyone want.
    Dive in to this one!!! It’s great!!
    Sarah_N, Apr 2023
    We had a great day! Dania was an efficient & welcoming host and we felt like she had invited us to a celebration!! Plenty of information & culture, also great music and space to dance if you felt inclined. Special attention was paid to a Birthday guest, which was incredibly thoughtful & added to the joyous atmosphere. The tasty & healthy treats to compliment the Tequila/drinks were plentiful. At the end of the boat ride, it was hard to say goodbye, our group had wonderful chemistry and we really partied 🍹🍹🍹 Also child friendly as my son enjoyed the experience & was surrounded by a fun, safe & respectful vibe. We had a ball. Hey Dania “Express Yourself” ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Massive shout-out to you girl, you are a credit to CDMX & Mexican hospitality. Thank you so much. Sarah & Tim.
    Fun party boat
    Stephanie_O, Apr 2023
    Our guide Dana was super hospitable and we had the best time with our newly made friends. We enjoyed the friendly competition of the guacamole contest as well as the quick introduction to our boat mates. We organized a ride back in town with our new friends. Food highly recommended before the ride as chips are enjoyable but light. I loved learning the history of the area while hanging out on the boat! It was a great day!
    Fun trip for couple
    Laura_H, Apr 2023
    Fun. Be aware a long drive from city center - around an hour. Relaxing and fun at the same time. Expensive as you can get much cheaper there but easy and Andy our hostess was awesome!
    Gevorg_G, Apr 2023
    Very fun, great tour. Our guide (Manuel) went above and beyond and the group also was great. Snacks, tequila, mescal!!! And guacamole!
    Making memories on a trajinera
    Isela_C, Apr 2023
    Andy was our tour guide, she was sweet, friendly, informative and welcoming. My kids loved making guacamole using the molcajete during our canal tour, we had chips and fruit with unlimited water, non and alcoholic beverages. We went during Pascua holiday week so the canal wasn't as packed as it could be. We enjoyed the mariachi and vendors as well. The entire trajinera ride as about 2 hours which was perfect. Highly recommend booking with Andy and/or her associates.

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