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The star attraction of Cozumel Reefs National Park (Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel), Palancar Reef is a rich underwater landscape ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. Aquatic species thrive amidst these colorful corals, including sea turtles, rays, nurse sharks, barracudas, moray eels, and a kaleidoscope of colorful fish.

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Parque Marino de Cozumel,One mile off the southeastern coast
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and El Cielo Reefs

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and El Cielo Reefs

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Whether you're an experienced snorkeler or an absolute beginner, fully trained guides let you make the most of Cozumel's famous reef on this half-day snorkeling tour. Hit three of the island's hottest snorkeling spots: Palancar Reef, Columbia Reef and Playa el Cielo, known for the starfish that decorate its white sands. Your package includes drinks and snorkeling gear; marine fees are payable in cash on the day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Invisible Boat Snorkeling Adventure in Cozumel
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Invisible Boat Snorkeling Adventure in Cozumel

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Admire the underwater wonderland of the Caribbean Sea without getting wet on an invisible boat tour. Unlike traditional glass-bottom boats, this vessel is entirely transparent, to enhance you views of marine life—you'll also have the chance to swim and snorkel in the water, which is home to a plethora of tropical fish. Plus, you can choose from several start times to suit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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El Cielo reef by Catamaran with Beach Club
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El Cielo reef by Catamaran with Beach Club

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Combine a visit to Quintana Roo’s most famous underwater reefs with complimentary snacks and drinks at a relaxing beach club during this two-for-one combo adventure. Hop aboard a motor-powered catamaran and explore Palancar, Columbia and El Cielo reefs using provided snorkeling gear. Then, get exclusive pool, lounger, and umbrella access at the wifi-equipped beach club, where you’ll also enjoy snacks and alcoholic drinks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs

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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 Columbia 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Catamaran Snorkel to El Cielo and Tortugas Beach Club
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Catamaran Snorkel to El Cielo and Tortugas Beach Club

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Combine a snorkeling adventure with time at a beach club on this multi-activity tour. Travel by comfortable catamaran along the coast of Cozumel, with stops at two reefs, Palancar and Columbia, and Playa El Cielo, where you can snorkel with colorful starfish. Enjoy music, drinks, seasonal fruit and freshly made ceviche onboard. Afterwards, relax on the beach or play in the inflatable water park at the Tortugas Beach Club.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.99
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Cozumel Reef Snorkeling Tour

Cozumel Reef Snorkeling Tour

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The island of Cozumel is famous for its abundant coral reefs, making it an ideal place to snorkel. Join a small group and head out onto the water for a day of swimming and snorkeling. Board a speedboat and discover several reefs where you can observe marine species like tropical fish, sea turtles, and even stingrays.
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  • 3 to 7 hours
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$89.00
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Catamaran Snorkeling to El Cielo and Beach Break

Catamaran Snorkeling to El Cielo and Beach Break

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Visitors flock to Cozumel for its idyllic landscapes and pristine beaches and this half-day catamaran tour helps you to explore it all. Join a small group and climb aboard your vessel for hours of swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the sun. Explore coral reefs, relax on the sandbanks, and enjoy time to play on the inflatable water park at Tortugas Beach Club.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour from Playa del Carmen

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour from Playa del Carmen

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Combine snorkeling at two fantastic sites on this day trip from the Riviera Maya to Cozumel. After a ferry ride from Playa del Carmen, you’ll take a boat to Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park. Explore the warm waters of this protected coral reserve located off Cozumel’s southern coast. Marvel at the abundance of butterflyfish, parrotfish, snapper and more. Snorkel gear, buffet lunch, refreshments and round-trip hotel transport from the mainland are all included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Boat Charter Tour in Cozumel

Private Boat Charter Tour in Cozumel

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Customize your time on the water off Cozumel with this private boat charter. Choose where you'd like the captain to take you (depending on conditions and weather) and if you'd like to focus on beach-hopping, snorkeling, fishing, or just hanging out. Scuba diving is welcome for certified scuba divers only. All equipment for water sports included, as well as beer, nonalcoholic beverages, and snacks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$717.95
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El Cielo Cozumel

El Cielo Cozumel

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Travel to Cozumel for a day of maritime exploration with this excursion. You'll spend time visiting beautiful beaches and reef areas, with plenty of time to snorkel among colorful tropical fish. You'll also have free time to explore at your own pace. Also, lunch at a local restaurant is included in the tour price.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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El Cielo and Snorkel Private Excursion

El Cielo and Snorkel Private Excursion

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Cruise along Cozumel’s coastline aboard your own private boat on this personalized snorkeling excursion. Opt to snorkel around the barrier reef or to shallow sandbars, and customize the itinerary to your preferences, choosing from locations such as El Cielo, Palancar Reef, and Colombia Reef. Your crew can recommend stops and adapt the itinerary to fit the needs of your group, so kids can enjoy this excursion too.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$520.00
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour to Palancar Reef and El Cielo

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour to Palancar Reef and El Cielo

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Make the most out of your day in Cozumel and escape the crowds. On this tour to El Cielo with snorkeling, we go South to the Cozumel Marine Park. Snorkel the famous reefs Palancar and Colombia and see plenty of trropical fish, shallow corals as well as amazing sea creatures. After an extensive snorkel adventure we take you to the magificient El Cielo, where you can already see the starfish from the surface in the cristal clear waters. Snorkel along the white sand and enjoy the beautiful colors of the Caribbean. We will take you to shallower waters, called El Cielito and have a snack with guacamole and fresh fruits. Beers and sodas are also included in the tour. At this place, huge sting rays swim in the water, an amazing experience. Take your friends, family or partner on this exclusive excursion and enjoy Cozumel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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Cozumel Private 4-hour Boat Tour to El Cielo with Snorkeling

Cozumel Private 4-hour Boat Tour to El Cielo with Snorkeling

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Make the most out of your day in Cozumel and and enjoy the amazing Cozumel Marine Park. On this tour to El Cielo with snorkeling, we go South to the Marine Park. Snorkel the famous reefs Palancar and Colombia and see plenty of trropical fish, shallow corals as well as amazing sea creatures. After an extensive snorkel adventure we take you to the magificient El Cielo, where you can already see the starfish from the surface in the cristal clear waters. Snorkel along the white sand and enjoy the beautiful colors of the Caribbean. We will take you to shallower waters, called El Cielito and have a snack with guacamole and fresh fruits. Beers and sodas are also included in the tour. At this place, huge sting rays swim in the water, an amazing experience. This is a private tour, so you define the schedule and the stops. Take friends, family or partner on this exclusive excursion. We reserve the right to adapt the tour to current wind and weather conditions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$395.00
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Cozumel Shore Excursion: 3 Reefs Snorkel & El Cielo Experience

Cozumel Shore Excursion: 3 Reefs Snorkel & El Cielo Experience

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Enjoy a hassle-free excursion to some of Cozumel’s most striking natural attractions during this comprehensive full-day trip. Let the professionals deal with the day’s logistics while you relax with a cocktail in the shallows of El Cielo Beach, snorkel at the Palancar Reef off Cozumel, and visit Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cozumel Snorkeling El Cielo, Palancar and Columbia Reefs All Inclusive

Cozumel Snorkeling El Cielo, Palancar and Columbia Reefs All Inclusive

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Make the most of a half day with this guided multi-stop snorkeling tour. Meet at a convenient location near the ferry pier, then head out by boat to three of Cozumel's most famous snorkeling sites: Palancar Reef, Columbia Reef and Playa El Cielo, known for an abundance of starfish in the crystal clear waters. All equipment and refreshments provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cozumel Catamaran Experience with Snorkeling & Beach Club

Cozumel Catamaran Experience with Snorkeling & Beach Club

Spend a fun-packed half day in paradise, snorkeling and swimming on one of Mexico's top beaches. Cruise in a luxurious catamaran along the Cozumel coastline, and snorkel above the fascinating El Palancar Reef. The adventure continues on a private beach club in El Cielo, a national park famous for its pristine nature and spectacular beaches. Swim, relax, or play in the unique inflatable water park. You can even go kayaking and paddleboarding. A delicious lunch featuring an Angus cheeseburger and a salad bar is included, along with open bar. On your way back, sip your favorite drinks, enjoy the views or join the onboard party with your crew.
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  • 5 hours
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El Cielo Cozumel Snorkeling by Private Boat

El Cielo Cozumel Snorkeling by Private Boat

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Have fun aboard your Private boat and experience Cozumel water treasures in this incredible snorkeling adventure. This 4 hours family-friendly Private tour will take you out to the most renowned reefs and spectacular locations in the mexican coast including famous El Cielo Beach named after its white sandy bottom surrounded by beautiful starfish, definitely a true paradise on earth! Snacks, beers, soft drinks and fresh Ceviche are included and served while you enjoy the refreshing waters at your stop at El Cielito, a shallow beach area with baby rays around. This Private tour starts and ends very close to main cruise ports making it the ideal excursion for All travelers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$435.00
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Snorkeling tour in Cozumel Island. Get to know El Cielo, Palancar and Colombia

Snorkeling tour in Cozumel Island. Get to know El Cielo, Palancar and Colombia

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During this tour we will visit three beautiful places, the Palancar Reef, El Cielo Cozumel and Arrecife Colombia. You will be able to enjoy one of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world and see various marine species. We would also have the opportunity to snorkel and appreciate some wonderful caves, tunnels and caverns. During the tour you will have water, soft drinks and ceviche for lunch! available times 10am - 2pm Meeting Point - Meeting Point: At the exit of the main dock of Cozumel, where the ferries arrive, to the right you will see a mast. That will be the meeting point. Try to arrive 10 minutes before the tour departure time.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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El Cielo Cozumel Snorkeling Tour - All-Inclusive

El Cielo Cozumel Snorkeling Tour - All-Inclusive

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We provide transportation from cruise piers, hotels & ferry. Our family takes our guests to the very best Cozumel reefs, which are Palancar Reef and Colombia Reef. Our Cozumel Snorkeling tour takes you out longer than most, giving you an opportunity to truly experience the spectacular sights of each coral reef. Rated the #1 Snorkel tour operator in Cozumel for many years. What makes our snorkel tours unique, is the fact that we only provide small group tours for our guests. Allowing for a more personalized experience. We place around 12 snorkel guests in our snorkel boats that can fit 18 comfortably. Our family takes our guests to the very best Cozumel reefs, which are Palancar Reef & Colombia Reef. Other tour operators dont take their guests snorkeling there because the tour usually lasts 2 hours, compared to ours which is over 4 hours. Our Cozumel Snorkeling tour takes you out longer than most, giving you an opportunity to truly experience the spectacular sights of each coral reef.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Cruise in Cozumel Island with Snorkeling

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Full-Day Cruise in Cozumel Island with Snorkeling

The Caribbean Sea is completely fascinating, the turquoise color of its waters and its clarity will make you marvel at this scenery. If you are thinking of visiting Riviera Maya, you have to enjoy a tourlike this one. The island boasts incomparable views, in and out of the water. It is one of the preferred destinations for snorkelling thanks to the fact that it is part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Its reef is one of the most famous in the world (and extensive with more than 30 km), especially promoted by the oceanographer Jean Jacques Cousteau, We will visit the three most beautiful places on the entire island, where we can immerse ourselves in the crystal clear sea full of life and colors. two spots of the second largest reef in the world and playa el cielo which is home to thousands of starfish. an incredible view, sun, beach and lots of fun await you
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Double dive package in Cozumel - Scuba dive in the Mexican Caribbean

Double dive package in Cozumel - Scuba dive in the Mexican Caribbean

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Experience Cozumel’s brilliant Caribbean waters on this scuba adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel by boat with a multilingual certified scuba instructor and explore one of the largest reef systems in the world. Marvel at amazing coral heads and marine life, and enjoy complimentary snacks, fruit, bottled water, and access to scuba equipment.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half Day Private Yacht Tour and Snorkeling in Reef of Cozumel Quintana Roo

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Half Day Private Yacht Tour and Snorkeling in Reef of Cozumel Quintana Roo

One of the most valued trips in the Mayan Riviera, we offer these trips privately on a yacht, for greater comfort, so that you and your companions can enjoy an incredible experience in the best reefs of the Mayan Riviera. We assure you that your experience will be the best as we have the most experienced guides for your safety and your experience in this spectacular trip.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$615.55
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour, (El Cielo, Palancar and Columbia Reef)

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour, (El Cielo, Palancar and Columbia Reef)

The Caribbean Sea is completely fascinating, the turquoise color of its waters and its clarity will make you marvel at this scenery. If you are thinking of visiting Riviera Maya, you have to enjoy a tour in Cozumel. To get there you must take a flight to Cancun and then the ferry to this enchanted place. The island boasts incomparable views, in and out of the water. It is one of the preferred destinations for snorkeling thanks to the fact that it is part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Its reef is one of the most famous in the world (and extensive with more than 30 km), especially promoted by the oceanographer Jean Jacques Cousteau, who recorded a documentary on underwater life in 1961. Mayan settlement related to rites of worship to the gods, the island of Cozumel was sighted by Juan de Grijalva in 1518 but was not continuously inhabited for centuries. Corsairs like Jean Laffite used it as a point of refuge, or a docking point for trade to Europe.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cozumel El Cielo All Inclusive Tour from Cancun

Cozumel El Cielo All Inclusive Tour from Cancun

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This is an opportunity to get to know one of the jewels of the Caribbean Sea, without worrying about anything other than enjoying yourself, taking the best pictures and spending the day enjoying the sea in its maximum splendor, El Cielo Cozumel is one of the most beautiful places in the World where you and your companions will have the pleasure of swimming surrounded by reefs and fish of many colors, the crew in charge of providing this service has the certifications to provide a unique and quality experience, there are 3 coral reefs in a single day and an unforgettable walk along the Malecon in San Miguel de Cozumel. The total duration of the tour from the pick-up to the return to the same place is approximately 14 hours, pick-up from your hotel, the round trip land transfer: 3 hours, the round trip sea transfer from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel, 2 hours, the transfer from the port of cozumel to the reefs 2 hours round, 2 hours of food and 5 hours of swimming in reefs.
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  • 14 hours
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