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

1. 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: VIP Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkeling 3 Reefs Tour

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

Meet the crew at the Hotel "El Cid la Ceiba", located within walking distance from the cruise ships at the Puerta Maya pier and the International pier, and it's only 5 minutes taxi distance for passengers coming from Punta Langosta pier and 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. Once your tour is over, you will be taken back to the hotel "El Cid la Ceiba", you're welcome to use the facilities simply by paying for your meals or a drink.

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.

Cozumel: Reef Adventure with Snorkeling and Lunch

4. Cozumel: Reef Adventure with Snorkeling and Lunch

Cruise away from the coast of Playa del Carmen for a beautiful day of adventure on the island of Cozumel. Once your boat has anchored, meet your guide and climb aboard the boat. Enjoy snorkeling in the breathtaking Caribbean waters, shimmering with all sorts of marine life. Do some reef-hopping as you visit three amazing and different reef locations, Dzul Ha, Casa Blanca, Dalila, Finally, rest at Palancar Beach and enjoy its white sand. After discovering what each of the different reefs have to offer, take the chance to relax and enjoy a comforting lunch at Casa Habano. Here, you will be treated to your choice of drink and a very fulfilling meal with a wide variety of food and beverages to choose from. Finally, once the day is through, head back to the ferry and make your way back to the rest of your vacation.

From Cancún: 1-day Snorkel Tour in Cozumel

5. From Cancún: 1-day Snorkel Tour in Cozumel

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your hotel and then driven to Cozumel. Once there, enjoy an incredible 2-hour snorkeling tour in a glass bottom boat. See the colorful marine species that inhabit the reefs near the islands. Dine at one of the best traditional restaurants on the island. Explore the downtown Cozumel. Return to Quinta Avenida in Playa del Carmen for the best shopping in the Caribbean. Afterward, return to your hotel.

Cozumel: Private Charter Boat and Snorkel Day Trip

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

7. 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.

Cozumel: Thriller Jet Boat Adventure

8. Cozumel: Thriller Jet Boat Adventure

Buckle up and embark on a seriously exciting adventure on the infamous Thriller Jet Boat. After a quick safety briefing with your captain, who explains what signals to look out for on the tour, it’s time for the fun to begin. Whiz around the turquoise waters of Cozumel on board the boat, which reaches speeds of up to 72 km/h, and watch out for the waves that crash all around you. Get drenched in the refreshing waters as the boat combines crazy 360 degree spins and sudden stops. Prepare yourself for a bumpy ride, as the captain makes a series of stomach-churning maneuvers that leave you screaming for more and feel your adrenaline push itself to the limits on this unforgettable boating experience.

Cozumel: Dance & Salsa at Playa Mia

9. Cozumel: Dance & Salsa at Playa Mia

Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience, where you’ll learn to prepare a variety of authentic Mexican salsas, including the world-famous guacamole, pico de gallo, and more, followed by a salsa dance lesson that will fill your day with joy and your life with unforgettable memories. Sample your freshly made salsas with quesadillas, corn chips and “taquitos dorados”, paired with salty Margaritas brought straight to you from our bars. Following, you’ll participate in a salsa dance lesson in which you’ll learn to dance salsa in a way you never knew you could! After the dance lesson, get ready to enjoy the best of the Caribbean, let loose, and let us pamper you with our top-notch services, only available at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park. This beach club is the ideal spot to swim through the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, lounge on the white-sand beach and have as much fun as you want! Watch your kiddos have the time of their lives shooting water cannons across “Buccaneers’ Bay” kids’ pool and going down the slides. You can also relax at the Hydro-Massage Tub, swim in all of our pools, or if you are an adrenaline junkie, go all the way down the Twin Twister Waterslides or dare for the Adventure Floating Park located on the sea! Your tour includes access to lounge chairs, “La Cantina” pool, shopping area, underwater Mayan city, organized games, non-motorized water toys, and much more. There are several optional services such as massages, spa services, scuba diving, WaveRunners and much more for an additional fee; we can assure you they’re all totally worth it!

Cozumel: Private VIP Glass Bottom-Boat and Snorkeling Tour

10. Cozumel: Private VIP Glass Bottom-Boat and Snorkeling Tour

Start your private adventure by meeting the crew at the "Hotel Barracuda", located in downtown Cozumel. Climb aboard a comfortable glass-bottom boat and discover 3 famous Cozumel reefs. Snorkel among the marine life or stay dry on board and enjoy the view below. Relax on the sundeck, where even non-swimmers can join the party. Sip on water and sodas during the snorkeling portion of the tour and have a cold beer after the swimmers return from the water. Finish the day back at the "Hotel Barracuda" with your family and friends.


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What people are saying about Cozumel

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 25 reviews

It was great overall and with good organization, which is not obvious in Mexico. Loved the crew and how they managed the crowd. I was hoping for a stop ad Cielo beach but we ended up at the crowded Mia Grand beach park, but this is because of food/lunch options. The food was actuallly the only downside as it was basic and pre-cooked and came in cold. Also not too much time on the beach ( only 50 mins including eating)

This trip was amazing!! The crew was beyond fabulous! We took off to our first reef and snorkeled then got back on the catamaran and went to our next spot about 10min away. We saw starfish and other fish. We then headed to another beach only waist deep. We then went to playa Mia for lunch and fun. The trip back was filled with music, dancing, beverages and so much fun. I highly recommend this trip!

We didn't get to the tour at 12 noon due to the current situation of the ferries which are very congested. However, thanks to the tour manager's goodwill, we were able to start the tour at 4 p.m. The tour was very nice. And the crew was very nice. Great experience!

Mega good tour! Small group of 6 people! The crew spoke English. Got drinks on the boat and clean gear! We had a little delay due to the ferry, the guide had called me and was waiting for us! I would do it again and again! Thank you so much!

It was great! Everything worked out and although there were only two of us registered for the tour, it took place. A very private snorkeling tour! The organization and the team were very nice, helpful and personable. We loved it!