Get ready to shake, rattle and bump as you set out from downtown San Miguel in your four-person stick-shift Jeep and head out of town to the north and roads less traveled. For the next 40 minutes you will be bumping and bobbing your way between rocks and through mud and sand. Enjoy the landscape and feel the energy that emanates from the natural environment on your Cozumel port tour.
After your Jeep ride, you will come to Blind Bay where you will board a small, open air long boat for the 20 minute crossing to Passion Island (the boats accommodate approximately 15 guests each). Here you will have approximately 3 and a half hours of free time to unwind on one of Cozumel's most beautiful beaches. A delicious beach buffet and open bar of select beers, cocktails including margaritas, tequila sunrises, and rum punch, soda, and water enhance your day in paradise. A cash bar is also available with premium spirits and blender drinks. Beach activities are offered throughout the day and snorkel equipment, boogie boards and aquacycles can be rented from the gift shop. In addition, massages can be purchased right on the beach.
All too soon, it is time to take the boat back to the mainland where you will drive your jeeps back to the downtown starting point.
Please Note: This tour operates rain or shine, within safety guidelines. All jeeps will have four guests and the guide will match small groups with less than 4 people upon arrival. Drivers must be able to drive a stick shift. For guests who cannot drive a stick shift, the guide will try to match you up with guests who do. All guests must be able to wear seat belts and car seats are not permitted. There are seat belts for a maximum of 4 guests per jeep. This tour departs from just outside the Punta Langosta Cruise Pier. Guests docking at the Puerta Maya or International Piers will need to take a 5 to 10 minute taxi ride (not included) to the meeting point.
First, be sure that you can drive a stick shift! Second, you are renting the Jeep so have your insurance info with you as well. The jeep trip was nice and takes you through a mud trail,but the jeep is closed with A/C so you will be fine. The island is very nice and the service was good. The food was good as were the drinks. The water is fantastic and there are parts of the island that you can go to on the beach to be less crowded. All in all, great excursion and worth the money.
We started this excursion off kind of slow waiting on the rental company to get the jeeps to us. Once we got them and we got started we took off thru the city and then went off road on a drive to meet the boat. The drive over wasn't much but it was something different. The roads were more up and down and not anything I would have needed 4 wheel drive for but it was nice to drive through the edge of the beach and trees. Once we made it to the beach we had a small boat waiting to take us across to the island. Once there we were shown around and our guide told us he would be checking on us from time to time as he helped around the island. There were hammocks in the water, water toys(trampoline, wall to climb), beach chairs, umbrellas, food, drink, volleyball, and games like limbo to play. We relaxed on the beach and we also got massages that were very good and much cheaper than on the boat. The food was good and we really enjoyed it not being too crowded.
Our guide was great. Unfortunately, there was a one hour delay in getting the Jeeps ready but once we had them the off roading was fun and the Passion Island food, drinks and activities were amazing. White sand beaches and plenty of sun and shade to suit your needs. Beautiful water and slides, kayaks and water tricycles to play with in the water. Our guide compensated us for the delay with a purchase of water and snacks to pass the time.
This was a wonderful excursion. The jeep ride was fun and Isla Pasion was awesome. Great food,attentive waiters, and wonderful beach and bathrooms. We thoroughly enjoyed our day.
First time on an independent excursion and definitely not the last!!