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Day Trips

Our most recommended Cozumel Day Trips

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: VIP Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkeling 3 Reefs Tour

2. 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. 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.

Atlantis Submarine Expedition in Cozumel

3. 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: One Tank Scuba Dive and Full Chankanaab Park Access

4. Cozumel: One Tank Scuba Dive and Full Chankanaab Park Access

Experience Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park's underwater world on a one tank scuba diving introductory dive. You will see the marine life of the second largest reef barrier in the word firsthand as well as the ancient caves and underwater sculptures. This is the perfect diving tour for certified and noncertified divers. You can easily enjoy the tropical fish, underwater sculptures, and coral reef formations that make this the best Cozumel diving experience. Once your dive is over, relax and stay as long as you like at the park. Enjoy full access to the amenities including the beach, hammocks, shaded palapas, sea lion show.

Cozumel: Jeep Adventure and Beach Snorkeling with Lunch

5. Cozumel: Jeep Adventure and Beach Snorkeling with Lunch

The adventure begins at Cozumel Ferry Dock where you’ll meet your guide and get acquainted with your Jeep for the day. Drive to Punta Sur EcoPark, admiring views of the city and its sights along the way. At the park, enjoy some free time to relax on the shore of El Cielito, a beautiful white sandy beach with glistening blue waters. Next, head to Chankanaab Park and cool off in the refreshing water as you snorkel in search of colorful marine life with an expert guide. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a hearty buffet lunch to set you up for an afternoon of exploring. After lunch, head off on your own to discover the wonders of the park, including the fascinating archaeological area and if time allows, the sea lion show.

Cozumel: Clear Boat Ride and Snorkeling Trip

6. 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: Snorkel By Catamaran, El Cielo Bay And Beach

7. 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.

From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

8. From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

Start your adventure by meeting your tour guide right in front of the swallows’ statue so that you can take the ferry ride to playa del carmen and enjoy a scenic 45 minute ride in the blue waters of the Caribbean. After that, you will take an air conditioned van/bus to the walled city of Tulum, in which you’ll explore the magnificent and restored temples rising above the Caribbean Sea. Tulum is an archeological site that offers one of the most beautiful sceneries of the world. You will be guided by a local expert through the secrets, facts, myths and wonderful legends of the ancient Mayan civilization, getting the opportunity to admire the detailed carved figures and frescoes on the walls of prominent buildings such as “El Castillo” (The Castle), The Temple of the Descending God and The House of the Columns, in which you will be able to shoot amazing photos during approximately 2 hours. After this unforgettable experience, you will return to your transportation in which you will enjoy a delicious light snack while getting back to Playa del Carmen, where you will catch the ferry just in time to be back to Cozumel.

Cozumel: Private Charter Boat and Snorkel Day Trip

9. 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: ATV Adventure to Jade Cavern

10. Cozumel: ATV Adventure to Jade Cavern

An opportunity to venture into the jungle of Cozumel onboard thrilling ATV’s. Let your senses guide you through your adventure as you traverse dirt paths surrounded by an abundant nature, with your experienced and enthusiastic team taking care of you while teaching you many fun facts about the cenote of Jade Caverns. The cenote is connected to several underground tunnels on the island, and once in the cenote, you will have the opportunity to take a dip with plenty of time to admire all of the incredible nature. During your adventure, you will admire the Coral Cove cave system, cross El Cedral village, travel over several rocky trails, swim in a cenote, and travel through many mud pits that will test your driving skills. You also have the option to bring back many wonderful moments after they are captured by a team of paparazzi throughout your journey.

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What people are saying about Cozumel

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 8 reviews

The three of us arrived in Cozumel that morning on the ferry. Our guide Tricia was patiently waiting for us in a little shop on one of the side streets off the harbour. She gave us bikes, helmets, and a little tutorial on how to turn them on and get going. Almost immediately after that we were on full vamanos! For the next four hours we followed Tricia's lead through the town, via the backstreets, across highways, along the beach - all the while never straying from the bike lane nor losing track of Tricia. It was a wonderful way to see the island in a pinch. Tricia took us for a dip in a cenote, snorkelling amongst some reefs at the beach, and lastly Tequila tasting. At each spot Tricia would explain things to us in exquisite detail. As a local, she spoke not only about the places we were visiting but of her own travels, experiences, and ambitions. It felt personal and genuine. Tricia was a wonderful guide. At the end of it was kind of sad to say goodbye. Thank you Tricia!

July 2022. Super fun snorkeling tour. Definitely good value for money. Duration about 4.5 hours and you will snorkel along 2 reefs where you will see a lot of fish/stingrays and if you are lucky a sea turtle. Then a beautiful part where you often see sea stars and then a stop at clear blue water with a tasty lunch where the rays swim in between. Definitely recommend. In addition, a nice guide who entertains you and knows how to show you all the beautiful things.

The trip was amazing! I recommend it for everyone. Super professionals, friendly. They allow US to Stay in the Water for a long time, we Saw dozends of fish,mantas,star fish. If you want to explore the ocean and see the ocean they are your guys!

Enrique was very patient and thorough in training my girls scuba diving. William clicked great photos. It was a wonderful experience.

It was a lot of fun to tour. If you get a guide, choose Tommas!