Buggy Island Overview and Snorkel

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This excursion will take you on a fun and entertaining journey around the island of Cozumel. Ride in a customized dune buggy and visit the most interesting spots. Snorkel in pristine water and enjoy a delicious Mexican meal by the beach.

Once you have met your Cozumel tour guide, you will be assigned to a 4-seater buggy and have a brief operational orientation before boarding. From here, you will drive to a beautiful beach where you will stop to walk on the white sand, work on your tan, swim in the beautiful Cozumel waters, have a quick snack at the local restaurant (at your own expense) or even play some beach volleyball!

After your beach stop, you'll drive along Cozumel's eastern coastline, where you will pass deserted natural beaches for breath-taking views and several photo opportunities.

Continue your Cozumel excursion towards El Cedral, a historic town in which traditional Mayan culture is still maintained. Admire the quaint and colonial town church before visiting an ancient Mayan ruin and the house of the town's first 19th century inhabitant. Immerse yourself in the authentic culture of the region by visiting a local Mayan family's home to eat a traditional snack that has been prepared on site. Learn about the lifestyle, festivities and culinary customs of the indigenous families that reside in the village.

Next, you will visit the SkyReef Beach Club for a great guided snorkeling tour from the shore. Here you will discover the colorful marine life in the crystal clear waters of Cozumel.

After your day of Cozumel cruise excursions, we're sure you've worked up an appetite. Get ready to savor a delicious Mexican lunch by the beach while enjoying a magnificent ocean view. Choose from sizzling chicken fajitas, quesadillas or fish tacos, and then take in the views of the ocean as your meal is served.

Once you have finished your lunch, you will be returned to the meeting location. For guests with a little extra time and nothing to do, stay and enjoy (at no extra cost) the facilities at the SkyReef Beach Club. If you choose to stay, you will be responsible for taking a taxi back to the ship pier (not included) and ensuring you are on time for your ship's departure.

Please Note: The order of the activities on this tour may change without notice.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours 30 minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship pier area. A taxi ride (approximately 5 minutes and $7 US, not included) may be required, depending on where your ship is docked. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon booking confirmation.
Food/Beverage Provided
Lunch is included. Bottled water and soda (up to 4 per person) are provided during the tour, except during lunch service.
We recommend wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Sunglasses, sunscreen (biodegradable preferred) and a towel are also suggested.
This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and folding wheelchairs can be accommodated. Guests must sign a waiver prior to participating in the tour. Guests unwilling to sign the waiver will not be permitted to take the tour.

The minimum age to drive is 21 years old and all drivers must present a valid driver's license. Buggies are standard transmission, hold up to 4 people and must be shared. The maximum weight limit is 250 lbs.

The minimum age for snorkeling is 5 years old. Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guests who are pregnant, suffer from heart conditions/asthma, are insulin dependent, or have epilepsy are not permitted to snorkel.
5 Stars5Based On 75 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsBuggy Island Overview and SnorkelMarch 11, 2018

Reviewer: Dawn M Carandang
This was an exciting scenic and interesting excursion. The people who ran this GT Riviera staff were so professional and really nice. the buggies were fun the food was great the mayan village was awesome. I would highly recommend!

5 StarsBuggy Island & snorkel ReviewFebruary 20, 2018

Reviewer: marilee lucassen
We had a great time on this excursion, the guides were friendly and helpful, we saw the entire island, stopped at 2 beautiful beaches, lunch was good, nice history of myan ruins. would highly recommend

5 StarsBuggy part fabulous, snorkel cancelled February 16, 2018

Reviewer: Gretchen McDaniel
We loved the buggy drives - but if you are a very large or frail person you might find it challenging to get in/extract yourself from the buggy! They were brightly colored and a blast to drive across the island enjoying ocean views and a couple of stops. Ronny was our guide - attentive, informative, and entertaining. The Mayan village stop included a brief language lesson and tasting of Mayan food plus opportunity to shop. The snorkel piece had to be cancelled due to high winds but clearly was the right, if disappointing, decision. You had to take a cab to the site (price for that seemed to vary considerably!) but Ronny let us drive the buggies back to the ship which was very cool and saved the cab fare.

5 StarsBuggy Island Overview and SnorkleFebruary 13, 2018

Reviewer: Cindy Wilson
This was a great excursion! The staff was friendly and very informative. We were taken to wonderful places. It was a true taste of Cozumel. The thing that made it more enjoyable and fun for us was the interactive part for us to drive the buggies and caravan; much better than just sitting on a tour bus/van.

5 StarsGreat time !!February 13, 2018

Reviewer: Joe
This tour was a lot of fun. The cars were really cool! They took us along the coast which was beautiful? We stopped at a beach and were able to enjoy the water and scarcer for a while before heading to the next stop. At the second stop we did some snorkeling which was really great! Had some excellent fish tacos and drinks before heading Back. The guides were really great and made the tour enjoyable.

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