Costa Maya Reef Snorkeling
Your Costa Maya snorkel tour takes part just off the shores of Mahahual where our experienced snorkel guides will locate the best snorkeling site for the day. Onboard your boat you will be provided with all necessary equipment and life jackets for the excursion, after a safety briefing you will enjoy supervised snorkeling making this adventure a memorable one.
This area of the barrier reef is extremely rich in marine biological diversity and a highly productive breeding ground for many species of tropical fish and nesting turtles, Eagle rays, eels, and lobsters are commonly sighted, and is home to them all in beautiful, thriving coral gardens.
If you've never snorkeled before, this Costa Maya excursion is the place to start. Extremely well protected from the open ocean, this location offers a safe and comfortable environment for novice snorkelers. You will have several types of flotation devices at your disposal to help you get your confidence up. Experienced snorkelers will be dazzled by the variety of marine life and coral. You will snorkel in small personal groups, and a guide will always be in the water with you. When you have finished snorkeling you will be taken to a beach area for some relaxation time before you are returned to the pier area.
Please Note: Minimum age to participate is 4 years old, guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Guests should be comfortable in the water and know how to swim, guests will have to use a ladder from the boat to enter and exit the water. Bottled water is provided.
Doing an independent excursion seemed a little risky, but we liked the itinerary and are really glad that we gave it a shot. The departure point is a short walk outside of the very touristy cruise point pier. Our party of five was taken to the beach in an air-conditioned van after a very short wait, and went straight to the boat. Nothing fancy - just wade in and hop into a small boat comfortably sized for us plus the captain and our guide. We snorkeled at the reef that's several hundred yards offshore for about an hour, which was plenty! Saw tons of fish, lots of interesting reef formations and 5 or 6 sea turtles. We had time to relax and shop at the beach afterwards, followed by a van ride back to the depot. Super-enjoyable excursion at a very reasonable price. Much different than the overcrowded excursions organized by cruise lines. Highly recommended!
Reviewer: Just Sharon
We were completely pleased with the level of service and support on our adventure and snorkel trip. The van used for our transportation was in excellent condition, we had our own gear but the supplied equipment looked great. The water was a bit rough but we had a great swim and saw lots of sea life. As with all of the tours that we booked through Costco Travel, we received more that we expected.
Reviewer: Shelly Torniainen
We were looking for a shorter snorkeling tour since my 8 yr old son had never been before. This was perfect for that reason. The guide didn't speak much english but pulled me and my son with a floating device so he was comfortable and we could see quite a few fish. The biggest thrill was seeing 3 large sea turtles and a baby! It was awesome!
Reviewer: T. Buser
Followed the meeting instructions and the tour guide was waiting for us. My first time snorkeling and I really enjoyed it.I would like to go again.
Reviewer: Heather Earhart
With a 6 year in tow, I was concerned about her getting around to see all the water life. The guide pulled her around with a float and made our trip fantastic. We saw lots of turtles, fish, and reefs.