• 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.


  • 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

Rahul Vasant N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Amazing experience! It was our first time snorkeling and we were super excited for this activity. The Chac Choc Snorkel Tour providers were very professional. Great instructor, underwater photographer, on-board drinks juice, water, beer, fresh cut fruits. There was an eco-bathroom on the boat no toilet paper in flush, as well as a glass bottom section to view the sea floor, which was pretty cool.
They also provide pickup points from selected Resorts Secrets Aura, Iberostar, but you need to call/visit them to confirm that.
Had a trouble finding the exact location of Chac Choc tours at Marina Fonatur language barrier plus not visible on Google Maps. Restrooms/ showers available at Marina Fonatur after the snorkel tour.
Also, the photographer emailed us all photos the same day, which was great!
Highly Recommend this one!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The Cozumel Snorkeling Tour was enjoyable with each reef offering a diverse environment in fish and depth. The boat staff were very attentive to every snorkelers swimming ability and exercised caution to assure we were all safe in the water as a group.

Sarah Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a first rate excursion from start to finish. Taken to the dock, supplied with gear, and taken to three amazing places to snorkel. The guide spoke English, so everything was easy to understand. The reefs were beautiful and we had plenty of time to look at everything! A must do!!!!!

Randall B. R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a great time!!!! The Guides we awesome and we got to see a lot of marine life. I would recommend this trip to anyone. If you do not want to get in the water the glass bottom boat allows you to still see everything.

Megan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our group of 8 had a fantastic time on this tour! We are college students with little experience snorkeling, and this was a great tour for beginners like us. We were able to see a sting ray, sea turtles, starfish, and many other fish. Since it was a tour with people outside of our group of 8 we were swimming into people often really the only downside to things. The boat and crew were amazing!! There was a photographer that got amazing pictures of us and sold them for a fair price. There was plenty of beer to go around and the crew even dropped us off at a restaurant for lunch at the end of our tour! Everyone was very friendly and we would definitely do it again if given the chance!

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.

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