Buggy Island Overview and Snorkel
Sale Price: $89.00
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.
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.
Cons: 1. You will have to walk through the cruise port to get outside. Once outside you're less than a 5 minute walk to the pick-up spot. (not too bad) 2. The buggies are manual, not automatic. If you have leg problems this might not be for you as the driver. 3. You must be able to climb in and out of the buggy, no doors. I'm 68 with back problems. I made it but it was struggle. Pros: Omar was our tour guild and he has to be one of the best. He was patient with me getting in/out of the buggy. He explained everything we needed to know at each stop. Being of Mayan heritage he was able to explain and tell of the Mayan culture with passion and authenticity. He also got in the water and gilded us snorkeling. If you take this tour ask for Omar.
Reviewer: Liz Hodge
Loved the snorkeling, lunch, driving around Cozumel & tour of the Mayan home, etc. Best excursion I’ve ever done!
Reviewer: Kim Hayes
All tour guides were fabulous-Omar, Ronnie, Jose, Hernie-were all so nice and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed the buggy ride and Mayan house, but, since we are not alcohol-drinkers, we personally did not appreciate the tequila tasting/lesson. Really enjoyed the snorkeling-so beautiful. Wish we could rate the food at the restaurant because it looked great, but we felt the need to return to our ship before the rest on the tour group (who were from another ship leaving later), fearing we would not get back in time, but Omar was kind enough to guide us back to where we started ahead of schedule. Would highly recommend this excursion. While other reviews referenced climbing through the windows, our buggy actually had doors others didn't. We were provided a bottle of water after the first stop and then we had the snack at the house, which included either soft drink or water. So, no other money was needed - except to tip your excellent tour guides!!
Reviewer: Victor Dume
The guys were a lot of fun and driving around the island was a blast. would defiantly recommend and do it again.
Reviewer: Laverne Varian
Yeah, ok, there weren't any doors on the buggies, but at 69, 63, 53 and 34 we 4 girls managed to pile in and out multiple times. It wasn't pretty. Omar, Ronny and Juan were very professional hosts and very concerned for our safety. They were funny and fun, very proud of their Mayan culture; lunch was really good, driving was a blast, snorkeling and beaches were beautiful.. Thanks for a great day!