Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Snorkeling Tour and Cozumel Beach Party. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
We were picked up on the pier at our resort, instructed on how to wear the snorkeling gear and taken to the first reef. The water was somewhat rough but once you looked into the water, the reef was full of beautiful sea life. The crew was helpful and ready to assist you even in the water. There was a photographer onboard who even went in the water to take photos of you snorkeling. That was a special memento. Then the beach party was a welcome rest from the water, the food was good and the kids played on the inflatable water toys. Then we boarded the catamaran and they dropped us off back at our resort's pier. We'd take this tour again!
It was a great time. The beach was great, wish we could have stayed longer. The water was so blue and pretty.
The trip was a lot of fun, and we greatly enjoyed the snorkeling, the music, and the food. However, the tour was delayed in leaving, so we ended up eating at about 430 pm and we got back to the ferry landing about 40 minutes late and missed the boat we needed to take back to Playa del Carmen. We had to wait two hours until the next ferry, which also happened to be last one out for the day. You may want to consider earlier tour times for this activity.
I was really disappointed with the snorkeling. Palancar reef does not have the numerous fish I was expecting. We went out on a smaller boat later in the week where there were many more fish. The "Hamburger in Paradise" was good though.
Tour was OK, saw some see turtles, but the coral was so far below the surface we couldn't see many fish. I also found it quite crowded in the water, you couldn't swim without kicking someone or being kicked. The beach we went to for the beach party was beautiful. Pure white sand, plenty of water activities--kayaks, water trampoline, aqua glide. In San Miguel, you can get this type of trip for less and it comes with a full Mexican buffet not just a hamburger and tiny salad bar. The guides, however, were very helpful and friendly.