4.5 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

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  • Location:Cozumel, Mexico
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Cozumel Shore Excursion: Jeep and Snorkel Adventure

Maximize your Cozumel shore excursion time when you jump on a Jeep-and-snorkel combination tour! You'll drive through town and around the island, visit an ancient Mayan ruin, then head to the beach to relax and snorkel in Cozumel's tropical waters.


  • 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

Your Cozumel shore excursion begins when you board your Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Patriot, taking off on an exciting drive around town for insights into local life. The scenic route provides breathtaking views of tropical Cozumel and you'll keep in contact with your tour guide via a state-of-the-art radio system installed in every Jeep.

From Cozumel, you’ll follow a long sandy road to the Punta Sur State Refuge ecological reserve. Here you'll visit El Caracol, an ancient Mayan ruin once used as a weather alarm. At Columbia Lagoon, watch saltwater crocodiles basking in the sun in their natural environment. Then, explore the observation tower which overlooks the lagoon before heading over to the beach to enjoy the year-round crystal-clear waters.

The second feature of your Cozumel shore excursion takes place in a bay protected from sea currents; its calm, shallow waters make it the ideal place for snorkeling. You might see turtles, lobsters and tropical fish on your guided snorkeling tour. While you snorkel, your guide will always be nearby to help you out and answer any questions you may have. If you want to give snorkeling a miss, feel free to simply relax under the shade of your beach umbrella.

Jumping back into the Jeeps, you'll head over to the Navigation Museum inside the Punta Celarain lighthouse, with the option to climb to the top. Your shore excursion concludes with a drive over to a beach resort to enjoy a delicious Mexican lunch of fajitas, rice, beans, chips, real tortillas and Mexican salsa. Beach chairs, a freshwater swimming pool, showers and towels are included in the price.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

The excursion was great. It was a small group of 10. It was nice when we saw the other tours with many more people, we knew we made the right decision by choosing this tour. The guide was great he made sure we were all having a great time. Would definitely recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The tour was great and our guides Phillip and Alberto were even greater.
We would recommend them to everyone. We might go back just to see them.

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