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Our most recommended Cozumel Sailing Trips & Tours

Cozumel: Snorkel By Catamaran, El Cielo Bay And Beach

1. 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.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

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. 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 Tour, El Cielo Bay & Playa Mia Beach Day

6. 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: Private Charter Boat and Snorkel Day Trip

7. 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. 

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: Clear Boat Ride and Snorkeling Trip

9. 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: El Cielo Cruise with Snorkeling & Beach Club Visit

10. Cozumel: El Cielo Cruise with Snorkeling & Beach Club Visit

Hop on board our comfortable Catamaran to visit Cozumel’s Landmark: El Cielo. Sunbathe while sailing along the beautiful coastline of Cozumel on way to its world famous coral reef barrier, the second largest in the World. Enjoy of music and a spectacular views while working on your tan or just relax before arriving to the first of two snorkeling stops. Snorkeling in Cozumel is the most popular activity among locals and visitors, as the shallow and turquoise waters create the perfect set up to enjoy the spectacular sea life of the Caribbean. The experienced crew will gear you up and guide you in a two reefs underwater adventure to admire the majesty of the “inner space”. Every snorkel trip is different, so be ready to spot multicolor fishes, turtles, sea rays, dolphins and many more species. Then is off to the breathtaking El Cielo. A natural bay of crystal clear waters, named after the sea stars you may find at the sandy bottom. You’ll be able to snorkel and also enjoy leisure time at one of its unparalleled sand banks just like a gigantic natural swimming pool. This spot is just perfect for kids and adults alike. Enjoy refreshments, seasonal fresh fruit, snacks and freshly made fish ceviche during this stop. Now is sail back to the starting point, The Coolest Beach Club in the island: Tortugas Cozumel. A funtastic inflatable water park, music, beach lounge chairs, umbrellas, bathrooms, delicious Mexican food, fresh sea food & incredible drinks await for you at this hearth welcoming place. Don’t miss out on this adventure and book it now!

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What people are saying about Cozumel

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Gabriel was amazing. If you’re worried about venturing off Cozumel on your own but still want to go tulum this is the way to go. Great people, told us exactly what to expect. Easy meeting place. Didn’t have to worry about taking the ferry. You meet right in front and they take care of everything. When we got there Gabriel handed us off to another tour guide what knew so much about the ruins. With out him we would not have known half of what he told us since there was only signs giving general descriptions. 10 out of 10 would recommend. If you are new to Mexico and never traveled or unfamiliar with the way excursions work. Have no fear. Choosing them you will be in great hands.

Very good experience. Ruben was our guide and he was so nice and was able to detail our trip very well. He gave us options on time we wanted to spend at the ruins and the little shopping area. We met up with Maria for the actual ruin tour and she was also very nice and patient, answering all our questions. Our little lunch was a great little perk. Would recommend the trip to others!

It was fabulous. Capitan & Adrienne(our guide) were amazing. Fernando our photographer got great shots of our party underwater with fish, starfish & stingrays. EXCELLENT value! highly recommend!

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

It was great, an activity full of surprises and discoveries