Escape the cattle boat crowds, board a spacious 40-foot catamaran (two hulls) with no more than 40 guests, and set sail for the barrier reefs of Cozumel.
Unlike the big group tours with one set itinerary, this Cozumel Sail and Snorkel Tour takes its direction from the weather that day. Based on sea and water conditions, your captain will head for the location that will give you the best experience. You will have up to three hours of navigating, with two stops for snorkeling with your guide along the way. Snorkel gear is included. Flotation vests are available; just ask one of the crew members onboard, if needed.
The bar is open with complimentary beverages such as bottled water and soft drinks before snorkeling. After snorkeling, enjoy the music onboard, along with ice cold draft beer, refreshing rum punch and house-made margaritas. The crew will also have some light snacks available for you on this Cozumel excursion.
In addition, the boat has shaded and open-deck areas to spread a towel out or just sit back and enjoy the views. There is a restroom on the vessel. Taxi fare from the Punta Langosta cruise pier is approximately $8 US each way (not included in the tour price).
Our Sail & Snorkel tour was thru Playa Mia, one of the favorite water park companies in Cozumel. Great snorkeling! Beautiful catamaran! Clean equipment. Fun crew. Experienced dive team. -- Notes: The tour usually departs off the docks in back of the hotel. Since we were the only 2 signed up for our tour, they offered us an upgrade to a bigger reef, bigger boat, & lunch buffet at the water park. Great deal! The new tour left from the downtown pier, so the Playa Mia rep paid for our taxi rides (there and back). My husband is not too comfortable in the water, so the crew gave him an extra life ring, which gave him the confidence he needed to enjoy snorkeling. They served complimentary drinks on board. Wonderful experience. Great day.
Reviewer: Audrey McConaghy
We had a great time from start to finish. The crew was a lot of fun and very professional when it came time for explaining what we needed to do to get the most out of our experience. They brought us to a few different spots and we saw some cool fish. Even Dory was there! Make a reservation today, you won't regret it! Just keep swimming...
Reviewer: Bruce Beisler
We snorkeled at two spots fairly close to the cruise ship and enjoyed lunch and beverages after the snorkeling. Saw many tropical fish and one manta ray while snorkeling. It was a great time. I would recommend it.
Reviewer: Tony A
The tour guides took great care of everyone. It was really easy to find the meeting point. I was a little worried at first, but they give great directions for what to do once you leave the cruise ship. Once on the tour, everything is explained clearly. The tour guides were friendly and funny. Then after the snorkeling, we were able to have a nice lunch on the boat with some drinks. Then once on-shore we were able to hang out near the water on hammocks until we needed to be back on board.
If you're a true sailor, the "sail" part of this is likely to be disappointing; it was more of a power cat with a small reefed main. That being said, the snorkeling was excellent, and the crew was awesome. We really enjoyed ourselves!