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Snorkel El Cielo and Colombia Reef with Playa Mia

Price: $75.00
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Children ages 3 and under are free.
This tour operates Monday through Saturday.
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After arriving at the pier downtown, you will board your boat and set sail on the shimmering water for one of Cozumel's best reef areas, Colombia and El Cielo, located inside the National Marine Park. In transit, your crew will prepare your snorkeling equipment and give instructions on its use during the approximately 1 hour trip.

Jump in with both feet and begin your Cozumel cruise excursions as you will first enter the water from the boat and drift snorkel (carried along by the tide) as the wonderful underwater world of Cozumel appears below you. You will spend approximately 35 to 40 minutes in the water at each vibrant reef.

At El Cielo, named after heaven itself, marvel at the starfish that decorate the sandy ocean floor. This sandbank in the southwestern tip of Cozumel is an incredibly beautiful spot with turquoise waters and shallow areas where the starfish are known to gather. The water depth at Cielo is very shallow, usually only waist deep, and is known as a sandbar. El Cielo is only accessible by boat and is about a half mile from the coast. The powder white sand will massage your feet every step you take.

For the next part of your Cozumel tour to Colombia Reef, a sublime snorkeling spot hailed as one of the Marine National Park's finest. Mild currents greet you in a protected bay like area where the shallow coral heads rise around 10-30 feet above the sandy ocean floor. Situated near Colombia Lagoon this area sometimes gets cool, fresh water coming from the lagoon. With excellent visibility and diverse variety of marine life, Colombia Reef is a perfect place to spot sea turtles, coral communities, barracudas, eagle rays and 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 availabile 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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Water/Beach, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Pier Area. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
On 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 Dress
We recommend wearing a swimsuit under comfortable clothing and non-slippery comfortable footwear. A towel, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen (biodegradable preferred) is recommended.
Restrictions
All participants must sign a waiver. The minimum age to participate is 8 years old; the maximum age to participate is 70 years old. 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 that can be accommodated 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.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 50 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsBe on timeJune 18, 2018

Reviewer: Mulloy Yvonne
We were late because it’s hard to get out from the boat on time, there was a long line. The guy at the booth just gave us a transportation and a pass to the resort.

5 StarsFunJune 11, 2018

Reviewer: Janel
The excursion directions were easy to follow off the cruise ship. The guides gave clear directions as well. The divers were fun and interactive. Lots of beautiful fish and starfish.

5 StarsPerfect day!June 02, 2018

Reviewer: Kim
We weren't really sure what we we're going to see on this excursion, but it turned out wonderful. Staff was very nice and attentive. If I could post pictures on this review I would have. The water was crystal clear and warm. We only saw one star fish but shortly after finding the starfish a sting ray swam by. (BONUS!). We stopped.and two places to snorkel.and we really liked both. Would definitely do this one again.

4 StarsGreat other than time managementMay 30, 2018

Reviewer: Morgan
This excursion was really fun and the tour guides were really entertaining. The snorkeling was great and the sand bar was gorgeous. The reason I am only giving 4 stars is because we showed up on time but had to wait around for an hour before they even loaded us on the boat. This made it so when we got to Playa Mia we didn't have any time and had to rush to get back to the cruise ship on time. We were really excited about spending time at Playa Mia and the Mexican food buffet that was described, but due to poor time management on the crew's part we were not able to enjoy this part of the excursion.

5 StarsSo much fun!May 27, 2018

Reviewer: Kent Folsom
The boat ride was so relaxing nd fun. Crew was friendly and knowledgeable. I will do this excursion again

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