Cozumel Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Cozumel Cruises & boat tours

El Cielo and Palancar: Snorkelling with Open-Bar and Ceviche

1. El Cielo and Palancar: Snorkelling with Open-Bar and Ceviche

Board the boat or 45 ft yacht (if available) at 12 pm to sail the coast until arrival at Palancar reef. Meet with friendly staff and be provided with all the necessary snorkel equipment and lifejackets to safely enjoy one of the most beautiful sites in the Caribbean. Marvel at the corals and colorful marine life at Palancar Reef, known for its corals, rays, sponges, sea turtles, and tropical fish. See a dreamlike view of the ocean floor at El Cielo, known for its basket stars and sea stars. Snorkel the shallow clear waters of El Cielo, before returning to the boat and traveling to El Cielito beach to relax with a drink, ceviche, and fruit. Arrival back at the port between 4 and 4:30 pm.

Cozumel: El Cielo, Palancar Reef, and Beach Party with Food

2. Cozumel: El Cielo, Palancar Reef, and Beach Party with Food

Join one of the most luxurious catamaran tours in the Caribbean and discover the two best parts of Cozumel's marine park: El Cielo Beach and Palancar Reef. Later, relax or play on the pristine white beach while enjoying unlimited beer, margaritas, and lunch. Set sail on board a first-class 65-foot Fury Catamaran, with shade, fresh-water showers, bathrooms, sanitized snorkeling gear, and a brand new snorkel pipe for you to keep. Explore one of Cozumel's finest snorkeling sites, Palancar Reef. Then, get ready to discover the world-famous El Cielo Beach: a secluded sandbar that can only be reached by boat. Snorkel and swim in this pristine paradise and play in shallow waters surrounded by starfish. An ultimate beach experience comes next: sail to a private white-sand beach. Enjoy an Angus cheeseburger, unlimited margaritas, beer, sodas, and purified water. Relax on a lounge chair or hammock, play on a floating water park, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard.

Cozumel: Snorkel By Catamaran, El Cielo Bay And Beach

3. Cozumel: Snorkel By Catamaran, El Cielo Bay And Beach

The tour begins with a scenic cruise sailing along the coastline as your snorkeling Catamaran is on its way to a Cozumel Reef system for drift snorkeling. Then the helm is set to the most secluded treasure in Cozumel, El Cielo Bay, a heaven on earth paradise, sanctuary for starfish and other protected species. Receive snorkeling instruction and gear and then follow your PADI certified guide for drift snorkeling over famous Palancar Reef. You will discover an infinite array of colors and forms of exuberant marine life. Then owe at El Cielo named after the incredible blue and starfish. After the adventure, you will enjoy a satisfying lunch at one of Cozumel´s most relaxing and beautiful beaches. Then it is up to you, take a splash into the ocean, or engage in any of the services and attractions included. Later on, it´s time to navigate back to the pier for you to return to the comfort of your stay after a memorable day.

Atlantis Submarine Expedition in Cozumel

4. Atlantis Submarine Expedition in Cozumel

We invite you to experience why Cozumel is one of the top five dive destinations in the world. Go to 100 feet (30 meters) underwater and enjoy the magic onboard a real US Coast Guard Certified submarine as you make the underwater journey to Chankanaab. An environmentally protected marine park, Chankanaab is home to a huge variety of sea life until now seen only by divers. Your submarine dive adventure begins on board ferry vessel that will take you on a 12-minute cruise along Cozumel west coast. Upon arriving at the Chankanaab dive site you will be transferred to the Atlantis Submarine where you will have the opportunity to view this underwater paradise through large windows in air-conditioned comfort. Marvel at the huge variety of tropical fish including parrotfish, grunts, and groupers as your captain expertly navigates through magnificent 30 foot coral heads, all in air-conditioned comfort. Throughout your voyage an informative, live narration is provided by an experienced co-pilot who will be happy to answer any questions. You will not want to forget your cameras for an once-in-a-lifetime glance into this amazing undersea world.

Cozumel: VIP Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkeling 3 Reefs Tour

5. Cozumel: VIP Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkeling 3 Reefs Tour

Meet the crew either at the Hotel "El Cid la Ceiba" by the cruise ships at the Puerta Maya pier and the International pier, or at Hotel Barracuda for visitors from the mainland. Climb aboard a glass bottom boat and take part in a 3 reefs snorkeling tour perfect for those who want to swim or those who want to stay dry. The boat has bathroom facilities, a sundeck, and a glass bottom that will allow the non-swimmers of your group to be part of the party just as the ones that decide to do the snorkeling. The crew will make sure to keep you safe and of course, help you have a blast. During the activity, water and sodas will be available at all time, and after the snorkeling, beers will be provided.

Cozumel: Pirate Ship Cruise with Dinner & Show

6. Cozumel: Pirate Ship Cruise with Dinner & Show

Enjoy the first pirate show and dinner tour in Cozumel with more than 15 years of giving joy, excitement, and delicious dinners to its guests. Be entertained by the pirate stories, sword fights, games, & dances as you cruise the Caribbean aboard the 17th centurty replica galleon and feast on gourmet food options for your dinner. Sail the beautiful caribbean sea with the pirate crew, win prizes, dance, laugh, and have a drink always in hand with a premium open bar. Delight in a gourmet dinner including: salad with artisan dressing, vegetables, rice, baked potatoes, lobster, and uniquely seasoned steak. Feel the sea breeze and experience the best landmark of the island. You can also give a boost to the night with a Deluxe Open Bar ticket that includes bottles like Don Julio, Johnnie Walker, Zacapa, Grey Goose, Champagne, and more.

Cozumel: Clear Boat Ride and Snorkeling Trip

7. Cozumel: Clear Boat Ride and Snorkeling Trip

Take a trip in one of the world’s first transparent boats to experience the coastline of Cozumel. Admire the ocean scenery and stop to swim and snorkel in the blue sea. Meet your guide at the waterfront and board the boat. Head out to see and start exploring the beautiful waters of this UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve. See colorful coral formations, local marine life, and sunken ships. During the cruise, relax on deck and enjoy a drink. 2 beers, 2 sodas, and 2 waters per person are included. Dive into the water to snorkel and swim, as you visit the most impressive locations around the island.

Cozumel: Private Charter Boat and Snorkel Day Trip

8. Cozumel: Private Charter Boat and Snorkel Day Trip

Head to a private marina for an exclusive charter boat cruise over the crystal-clear Cozumel waters. Enjoy complimentary drinks throughout the trip, including ice-cold beers, tequila, rum, Coke, Sprite, and bottled water. Appreciate the stunning view of Cozumel’s southern coastline while you cruise to a pristine and secluded reef for a private guided snorkeling adventure with all necessary instructions and well-maintained equipment. Choose to add an optional complimentary bottom fishing stop or simply head straight to El Cielo. You'll understand where El Cielo, meaning “heaven,” gets its name as soon as you arrive on the smooth white sand beach and wade through knee-deep crystal-clear waters. Use your time to swim and relax on the beach. Do more snorkeling to spot friendly stingrays swimming around you as well as the numerous starfish the beach is famous for. Or seek out solitude on secluded nearby Punta Sur. Enjoy a snack of seasonal fruit and delicious homemade guacamole. Dig into freshly prepared ceviche, caught onboard your charter boat that day. Then head back to the marina in Cozumel. 

Cozumel: Snorkel Tour, El Cielo Bay & Playa Mia Beach Day

9. Cozumel: Snorkel Tour, El Cielo Bay & Playa Mia Beach Day

Brace yourselves and jump in, as you’re going to indulge in some of the most enchanting aquatic sights and beach activities that Cozumel has to offer. The best way to start a wonderful day filled with adventure and relaxation in Cozumel is with the breathtaking sights of the brilliant coral reefs of the Palancar Reef and snorkeling with friendly aquatic animals. Set sail on a catamaran through the clear waters of El Cielo Bay and look at the gorgeous starfish at the beach. Because every good beginning has to have a good ending, we will end the day with an exquisite lunch at Playa Mia Beach Club enjoying the white sand and the beach.

Cozumel: Snorkeling Trip to 3 Reefs by Glass-Bottom Boat

10. Cozumel: Snorkeling Trip to 3 Reefs by Glass-Bottom Boat

Departing from the southwest side of the island, this Cozumel shore excursion gets you to the reef in no time as you discover an underwater world of reefs, sea life, and colorful tropical fish, all surrounded by the stunning, turquoise, crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Your friendly professional crew will take care of you every step of the way, no matter if you are an expert snorkeler or trying it for the first time. All equipment and safety gear will be provided, allowing you to enjoy your snorkeling with absolute comfort and certainty. Your captain will look for the very best spots based on the day's weather and water conditions. Typically, three stops will be made at some of the many stunning reefs that dot the coast. If you’re not a confident swimmer, you can view the beauty of the underwater world through the glass-bottom panel that lets you see the world beneath the boat. The viewing area has seats around it allowing you to sit and take turns looking down through the two windows in the hull. In addition to the three reefs, a stop at a sandy beach is included in your excursion. Once the snorkeling is over, refreshments such as ice-cold purified water, soda, and local beer will be served along with seasonal fruit while you enjoy the magnificent views of the beautiful coastline.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Guide Adriano and Captain Lola did a great job, really cool guys. Have explained a lot, were funny and have given a super good instruction. Totally worth the tour, we saw the reef, El Cielo with the starfish is super cool and at the end we spent time eating and drinking in the shallow water. Again and again rays swam past, great experience! I would do the tour again anytime and it was worth every penny!

Best tour ever! Adrian, the tour guide was great, made sure everybody has a good time. At the last stop at El Cielito, Adrian and the captain prepared snacks, cocktails and a delicious fish ceviche. I'd definitely book this tour again

The high energy crew really made this a fun excursion. I had a really true laugh. The food was excellent also.

We totally enjoyed the clear boat ride and snorkeling. Being able to see everything so clearly was amazing.

The experience was a lot of fun, it's mostly geared towards adults so I'd think twice on bringing my kids.