Cozumel Reef Snorkel with Playa Mia

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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeWater/Beach, Active
Shore Excursion Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Cruise Pier Area. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedOn the boat, water and soft drinks are provided prior to snorkeling. After snorkeling, an on-board beer and margaritas open bar is included. At Playa Mia, an international buffet featuring entrees, side dishes, and desserts, and a domestic open bar with alcoholic drinks and soft drinks is included.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing a swimsuit under comfortable beach wear. A towel, sunglasses, protective UV clothing, and sandals are recommended. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the rising epidemic of a coral disease called White Syndrome, which is affecting the coral from Florida to Central America, the Environmental and Local Authorities have asked guests to refrain from applying any sort of sunscreen (regular or biodegradable) prior to entering the waters of Cozumel, in an effort to stem the spread of the disease among healthy coral. We kindly ask that guests who are wearing sunblock rinse it off before entering the ocean. As an alternative, guests are encouraged to wear UV protective clothing, such as long sleeve shirts and hats.
RestrictionsAll participants must sign a waiver. The minimum age requirement is 4 years old to go on tour and 8 years old to participate. The maximum age allowance is 70 years old; no one older is permitted. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Guests must be 18 years of age or older with a photo ID as proof of age to consume alcohol. The maximum weight restriction is 250 pounds (110 kilograms). Participants must be self-sufficient, proficient swimmers able to keep afloat for 90 minutes or more, as the snorkeling is off of a boat. The use of a life vest during the snorkeling portion is mandatory, without exceptions. All guests must be able to pull themselves from the water via the boat's ladder, walk at least 200 yards, and climb more than 20 steps. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Pregnant women and guests with asthma, heart conditions, diabetes, seizures, respiratory conditions, blood pressure conditions, back or neck injuries, limited motor skills, or those who are on medications such as: antidepressants, lithium, beta-blockers, or base (vein) constrictors, will NOT be allowed to participate. Local authorities are encouraging guests to wear UV protective clothing and not use sunscreen (regular or biodegradable) in an effort to prevent the spread of the coral disease known as White Syndrome.

Cozumel Reef Snorkel with Playa Mia

After arriving at the downtown pier, you will board your boat and set sail on the shimmering water for one of Cozumel's best reef areas, Palancar and Colombia reefs, located inside the National Marine Park. In transit, your crew will prepare your snorkeling equipment and give instructions on its use during the approximately 45 minute trip.

Jump in with both feet and begin your Cozumel excursions. Follow your experienced guide as you enter the water from the boat and take in the wonderful underwater world of Cozumel as it appears below you. You will spend approximately 35 to 40 minutes in the water at each vibrant reef. Palancar Reef is an incredibly beautiful site with turquoise waters and shallow areas where you may spot turtles, baby nurse sharks and fish. Take a close look at the sand and you may even be able to spot the Caribbean South Ray--a creature known to inhabit this reef.

For the next part of your Cozumel tour to the reefs, you will snorkel over Colombia Reef- a beautiful snorkeling spot among other important sites in the Cozumel reef National Marine Park. Mild currents greet you where the coral heads rise around 10 to 30 feet above the sandy ocean floor. With excellent visibility and a diverse variety of marine life, this place is perfect to spot coral communities, barracudas, eagle rays and diverse schools of shimmering fish.

From here, you will climb back aboard your boat and make your way to Playa Mia, which is only 15 minutes away. Upon arrival at Cozumel's most popular full service beach, you will have approximately 1 hour of fun.

Playa Mia offers something for everyone. In addition to the white sand beach and beautiful Cozumel water, there is a shopping area, swimming pool, lounge chairs, beach volleyball and soccer courts, ping pong tables, restrooms, kayaks, paddle boats, water bicycles, floating mats, and a relaxing oasis island pool and hydro massage tub.

Your time at Playa Mia also includes the delicious buffet at the main restaurant with international and national specialties. For an additional fee, the following activities and items are also available at the park: drinks at the espresso bar, beach umbrellas, snorkel gear, other water sport equipment, outdoor massage, hair braiding, a fish spa, parasailing and more.

For the younger kids, there is Buccaneer Bay, complete with a pirate ship, water cannons and slides. For the older kids and kids at heart, there are two 200-foot water slides in addition to the pool and ocean. Under the ocean, there are sunken Mayan relics you can snorkel over and discover.

At the appointed time and place you will meet for your return trip.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  15 ReviewsReview This Tour
Amazing excursion for the money
March 25, 2020
This excursion was fantastic. We received a paid taxi ride from our port to the boat that was taking us to go snorkeling. When we arrived on the boat the crew was nice and informative. They also had snacks and drinks. Both snorkels were amazing and the staff was great for first time snorkelers. They also each lasted about 25 mins. After the second snorkel we got back onto the boat where we were told we could have as much rum punch, margaritas, and beer as we wanted. They also got some of the boat to dance and have a good time to the music that was playing. The final boat ride took us to a nice resort where we had a provided buffet and another open bar. They also had a water park and a nice beach with things like paddle boats and snorkeling that you could do there as well. We had about an hour and a half at the resort before we needed to catch our last provided taxi ride back to the port where our ship was. We arrived back at the ship with plenty of time to spare.
Reviewer: Bailey Hamblin
5 Stars
excursion with Paya Mia
March 14, 2020
We enjoyed the boat, snorkeling and personnel on board. This was a great excursion that anyone would love.
Reviewer: Patty Heller
5 Stars
Great snorkelling
March 12, 2020
Guide was good and thorough. Very safe and comfortable. Had drinks after snorkelling. Then went to Playa Mia where we could have had more time but a bit rushed. Food was ok but not great
Reviewer: Bev Sagert
4 Stars
Great time!
March 05, 2020
This is the 2nd time I've booked this tour, and both times were great. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable, and the first snorkeling stop was great. I would have preferred 1 longer snorkeling stop and then go directly to Playa Mia than have 2 short stops. Also, both times I've booked this there were passengers that were very late and everyone else was made to wait at the dock. We've always been warned that the tour will leave without us if we aren't on time, so I'm not sure why so many passengers who are on time are made to wait for a few people that don't bother to show up on time (and not even close to being on time).
Reviewer: David Whitecross
4 Stars
Girls Trip 2020
February 26, 2020
First off the water is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Juan and his crew were amazing at making sure our every need was met by offering us cold drinks. He also made me very comfortable as I never go more than waist deep in the shark's house. He was extremely informative and made sure everyone understood the rules in order to keep everyone happy and safe. Playa Mia was a very clean resort. The food and drinks were wonderful after an exciting snorkel. Only suggest would be to maybe limit the snorkeling to one place in order to spend a little more time at the resort, otherwise a very good deal for your dollar!!!!
Reviewer: Roberta Goedecke
5 Stars
Spectacular Excursion!
February 24, 2020
This was one of the greatest adventures of our trip! Thank you to the crew for keeping us safe and showing us the beautiful reefs; not to mention the food and drinks included in the package were awesome!
Reviewer: Jim S
5 Stars