Explore the idyllic island of Cozumel on an action-packed half-day shore excursion. Jump aboard a powerful jeep to explore ancient Mayan ruins in the verdant jungle then head to the silken sands of the beach to relax. Plunge into the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea when you snorkel in search of tropical fish. Climb to the vertiginous vantage point of the Punta Celarain to enjoy panoramic vistas of Cozumel’s incredible coastline, and enjoy an authentic Mexican lunch on the soft sands of the shore.

Highlights

  • Cozumel shore excursion combining snorkeling and a Jeep trip to a Mayan site
  • Visit the Punta Sur State Refuge, El Caracol and the Colombia Lagoon
  • Guided snorkeling tour amongst a wide variety of tropical fish and turtles
  • Scenic drive through towns and rural countryside
  • Mexican lunch at a beach resort
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Cozumel Shore Excursion: Jeep and Snorkel Adventure

Jeep and Snorkel Adventure

Jump aboard your powerful jeep at Ceiba Beach Resort to begin your exciting shore excursion. Gain insight into local life as you tour the town, appreciating spectacular sights in exotic Cozumel. Listen to your guide’s narration through the high-tech radio devices installed in every jeep. 

Venture down a serene, sandy road to the Punta Sur State Refuge ecological reserve to visit the atmospheric Mayan ruin of El Caracol. Listen as your guide explains the social and spiritual significance of the relic then wander to Columbia Lagoon, at which a surprise awaits. Watch fearsome crocodiles laze languidly in the hot sun before ascending the observation tower for unrivalled views of the lagoon. 

Head to the beach and sink your toes into the soft sands. Watch the sun sparkle on the surface of the ocean as you put on your snorkeling gear and prepare for a swim. Follow your guide as you explore the underwater wonderland, looking out for turtles, lobsters an troves of tropical fish as you explore. If you’d rather recline beneath the cooling shade of a parasol, stay on the beach and enjoy the idyllic ambience. 

Next, jump back into the jeeps and journey to the Navigation Museum within the Punta Celarain lighthouse. Explore the informative exhibitions and climb to the top to enjoy spectacular views of Cozumel’s stunning seaside. Then, travel to a luxurious beach resort to enjoy an authentic Mexican lunch; savor the flavor of spicy fajitas, soft rice, tangy salsas, fresh tortillas and crunchy chips. Recline on a beach chair and refresh in the swimming pool before returning to your original departure point. 

Worry-Free Shore Excursion: 
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to Cozumel for your ship's departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

primepretty

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The snorkeling was great and we went on for a while. The clouds came in and it made it hard to see for a bit but once the sun returned you could see beautiful fish. The jeep did have some issues our hood popped up while we were driving, but I loved the ride. Punta Sur is a pretty park and is huge, there was a tequila tasting as well when you go to the lighthouse. The lunch we delicious and the guacamole was fresh.

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour! We party of 6 had a great time, we saw allot! enjoyed the water and had a good lunch!
Highly rec-amended!

Hans P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great Family Getaway!!! Our guide, Felipe, was awesome! He met us at the hotel, was cordial, polite, accommodating and very knowledgeable about the history of the island. Convenient access to the jeep. We saw most of the island, went all through the preserve, which is approximately half the island. Beautiful views of the ocean all along the way. We saw a wild crocodile. We toured the lighthouse. We went to a delightful beach destination with hammocks, drinks, etc. Felipe hooked us up with quality snorkeling gear, and took us out to a reef just off shore. Saw beautiful fish, crabs, sting rays, etc. Felipe pulled our 8 year-old on a tether so the parents got to enjoy the snorkeling too, rather than just corralling the little one. Showered up, changed clothes and drove down the way to another beautiful beach location for an authentic Mexican dinner next to the beach...very scenic with the clear water and gentle waves breaking near the beach. Several shopping opportunities along the way. We even had a little rain on the way back, but we were all just laughing. It made it more fun and memorable. The drive back through the island goes through the heart of the city so you see the non-touristy areas too. Was worth the money. Felipe was a great guide. Highly recommended. Price was much cheaper than the cruise ship version.

Caitlin I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This experience was amazing. We were able to travel through most of the island and talk to our guide who was a local. The only thing I didn't like was the price for the tequila on the tequila tour. When I got back at home I noticed it was also on sale online. Other than that, everything was awesome.

Tina K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

It was better than I expected! I loved the keep toir and the snorkeling and the surprise stop to the lighthouse. Miguel was the best! The only downside was that we didnt know their were no automatic transmissions. Thankfully one of us in oir groip could drive a stick so we had to be in one jeep

shirley

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had a great time!!!!!!! Our tour guide Tino was terrific. Tino was informative, helpful, great company, and managed to keep me alive while we were snorkeling. We enjoyed every bit of the adventure...Thanks

Kathleen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This is a must if you are visiting Cozumel. Not only are the guides super friendly and make the trip fun, but u truly get a taste of what the island has to offer. On this tour, you drive a jeep while following your guide around the island. It's the best way to see the island w/o the sun roasting u

ivonneromero

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour is a great option to explore the Island, you get a little bit of everything, beach, view, food and adventure.

migue_a_c_o

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

We had a great time! Maybe it could include some more Mayan ruins during our way, but unforgettable anyway!

Barbs44

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

All the other jeeps in the caravan had families or groups and after taking a look at my husband and myself, Moses decided to place us in the jeep with Phillipe, herding the others from the rear. It turned out perfectly for us, since I could drive the stick shift but didn't know how to put it into 4-wheel drive. I was worried about mud, as it had rained during the first part of the tour, but we never had to go into 4-wheel drive at all.

The national park was fantastically beautiful as the sun came out and everything had been washed clean. Phillipe was a terrific guide, showing us the wildlife and telling the history of the small building in the park used as a weather station. And the snorkeling was also amazing. Lots of fish, anemones, a huge lobster.

The food at the small restaurant afterward wasn't that great, but we were so hungry after the snorkeling, we would have eaten anything. There was a small group playing Mexican music when we arrived but they left while we were eating - I would have liked to have given them a tip.

We then drove along the coast, admiring the gorgeous vistas and then turned inland to stop at the tequila factory. I had no intention of buying tequila but when I tasted the "medicinal" tequila with almond oil, I knew I had to get it for my health. Amazing taste!

What a great day we had and this was the highlight of the entire cruise.

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