• Location: Cozumel, Mexico
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Sail the shimmering sea on a glass-bottom boat and snorkel at specular reefs off the coast of Cozumel on this half-day guided tour of the National Marine Park. At El Cielo, named after heaven itself, marvel at the sea stars that decorate the sandy ocean floor. Float beside sea turtles at Colombia Reef then plunge into the crystal clear waters of Palancar Reef to discover fascinating fish, nurse sharks and colorful coral reefs. Between sublime snorkeling stops, refresh with complimentary beverages as the warm sun soothes your skin on this unforgettable ocean odyssey.

Highlights

  • 4-hour snorkeling tour at three locations off the island of Cozumel
  • Gaze at groups of sea stars in the shallow waters of El Cielo
  • Discover the abundant marine life teeming around Columbia and Palancar Reefs, including turtles, rays and colorful fish
  • Refresh yourself with unlimited drinks on board, including beer, juices and bottled water
  • Choose between a morning and an afternoon departure
  • Enjoy access to the facilities of the popular Money Bar Beach Club after the tour

What You Can Expect

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs

Admire abundant marine life during your tour

Depart from the pier and dive headfirst into your ocean adventure. Embark your stylish glass-bottom boat and follow your skipper and guide as they offer a tour of the onboard amenities and explain important safety information. Then, set sail to the first of three incredible snorkeling locations. 
Sink into your cushioned seat and soak up the sunshine as the boat propels you towards your first destination of El Cielo, a place so beautiful it directly translates as ‘heaven’ in Spanish. Don your snorkeling gear and sink into the inviting water, investigating the sea star colony that inhabits the ocean bed.   
Next, journey to Colombia Reef, a sublime snorkeling spot hailed as one of the Marine National Park’s finest. With excellent visibility and diverse variety of marine life, Colombia Reef is a perfect place to spot sea turtles, coral communities, barracudas, eagle rays and schools of shimmering fish. 
Cruise to Palancar Reef to discover a submerged showcase of underwater wonders; gaze upon nurse sharks, lobsters, moray ells and kaleidoscopic tableaus of tropical fish. Return to the boat to enjoy a complimentary onboard bar of chilled beer, zesty juice and purified water as you revel in the soothing Mexican sunshine. 
Once your boat has returned to the pier, you can spend some time at the Marina Fonatur which features restrooms, showers and a convenience store to purchase snacks and sodas if needed.

Customer Reviews

salvatore s t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great time! Make sure you bring a towel and something warm. The day we went it was chilly.

Dawn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

My husband and I had a lovely time snorkeling! The crew were professional and informative. Good for both experienced and beginners along with all-ages. The reefs were quite a wonder! Recommend this trip.

Dawn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

My husband and I had a lovely time snorkeling! The crew were professional and informative. Good for both experienced and beginners along with all-ages. The reefs were quite a wonder! Recommend this trip.

Diego B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great experiencie!! The tour guides were pretty knowledgeable of the place, ask for Juan and Macaco!!

Chris L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

I read all of the reviews prior to booking this trip and cannot agree with any of the negative ones. For me and my two teenage daughters, it was a perfect afternoon. The snorkeling was tremendous and memorable. The staff was friendly and helpful. They did not bombard us asking for tips. At the end of the trip, we ranked this afternoon as our 2nd favorite thing we did in Playa/Cozumel.

Brian W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Great snorkeling on these 3 reefs. True, it may take longer to get to them but its worth it. We saw turtles, beautiful spotted rays, starfish, lobster and lots of fish. The crew is very attentive and easy to work with. We missed our AM tour, they took us out in the PM, no problem. Unlimited beers!

KAREN L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

The boat was easy on and off for snorkeling. The guide was excellent and we kept together as best we could. I hadn't snorkeled for a long time and was hard for me to keep up but I had a great time and my travel companion had a great time too. Great tour when in Cozumel.

Whitney S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

We really liked the tour. It said unlimited beers and I was skeptical, But they really did offer us coronas/water/juice the entire tour. We sat up on top of the boat. It was nice! It took 45 min boat ride to get to the sand bar and reefs. We saw star fish, sting rays, sea turtles, fish, a lobster.

Brad D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Awesome experience! Tony and the entire crew were extremely professional, very friendly and took great care of everyone on the tour. The tour was amazing- we saw sea turtles, starfish and a wide variety of fish. Also highly recommend obtaining photos from their photographer not sure if he accompanies every tour-ask in advance- he is very professional and his photos of our group are excellent. The beer at the end was the frosting on the cake!

Beth D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This was a fun tour with experienced folks who also knew how to have a good time. We swam in 2 reefs and one starfish bed and saw a variety of fish and marine life underwater as well as dolphins on the boat ride back. One down side was that we picked up and dropped off tour members at 3 other docks along the way, so some of our swim time was taken up by that activity. In all, a great tour though. We had children from about 3 yrs old to 75 yr old retirees on our tour. Everyone seemed to enjoy it! Great time, would do again.

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