Here's a Cozumel cruise excursion with EVERYTHING: sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling and sampling local Mexican cuisine.
After meeting your guide, you will be matched up in groups of four and assigned a manual drive vehicle (Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Patriot - four guests per Jeep) and set out following the lead vehicle. As you drive by Cozumel Town, you will get an insight into the local life.
Your tour will continue with a drive around the island on a scenic, paved road full of breathtaking views. Your professional guide will give you interesting information during the different stops, when guests can trade off driving if they choose.
You will access the Punta Sur State Refuge via a long, sandy road, which welcomes you to this unique ecological reserve. You will visit El Caracol, a small ancient Mayan ruin, once used as a weather alarm. You will also see the Columbia Lagoon, a magnificent and incredible ecosystem that feeds and provides balance to the reef formations. Watch for saltwater crocodiles in their natural environment, and visit an observation tower that overlooks the lagoon.
You will then head to the beach to enjoy the year-round crystal-clear waters. Follow the lead vehicle along sand paths to reach Punta Sur Bay, where you will have the option to swim or snorkel. The snorkeling is along the protected and shallow reef, 100 yards off the beach. It is full of colorful tropical fish and incredible sea life. Guests not up to the swim to the reef can walk, swim or just relax on the beach. Don't worry about your belongings, beach lockers are available for $5 US.
After your beach stop, it's back to the Jeeps and a 10-minute drive to visit the Navigation Museum inside the Punta Celarain lighthouse.
You will start the drive back towards town, but the tour is NOT OVER. You will make a quick stop at an exclusive beach resort to enjoy a delicious late-afternoon Mexican lunch of chicken, beef or fish fajitas! Sodas, beer and mixed drinks are available for purchase. Guests wishing to remain longer may do so and will be responsible for their own transportation back to the pier. Taxi from downtown to the meeting point is approximately $3 US per person.
Reviewer: L. Modzelewski
Such a fun excursion! Our family of 4 loved being on our own yet with the group as we saw the coastline of Cozumel! It was a beautiful area to tour! The tour guides were great! Highly recommend!
Great experience ! We got to drive in our own Jeep in Mexico ! Visited many attractions ! Our guide, Carlos , was exceptional !
Reviewer: Judee Pezzotti
Tour guide was exceptional, sites were wonderful!
Reviewer: Theresa MONICA
The tour was fantastic, we were able to see several different areas of the island including beaches, nature and places. The tour guides were great! Very laid back, fun, and took us to several spots that great for photos and experience. My daughter unfortunately was sick during the trip and the tour guide went out of his way to take us to a pharmacy and help me buy some medicine. Great people! would definitely do this again! Thank you!
As a single mom of two, I was hesitant to do this excursion, but committed to it have reading more positive than negative reviews. Doing the earlier time (I was given two) was the best choice as the places we went seemed to get busier as the day went on. There's little gift shops we stopped by and saw some neat wild life, the lunch was decent. Ate at the beach where you could either snorkel or just relax by the water, just note that you have to pay for your drinks. We went on a neat little Tequila tasting tour and then rode through the hustle and bustle of the town. A lot of scooters to watch out for, and while some reviews said the town was sketchy, I wasn't fearful. People seemed to be used to the jeep tours.