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Snorkel El Cielo and Colombia Reef with Playa Mia

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Snorkel El Cielo and Colombia Reef with Playa Mia

After arriving at the pier downtown, you will board your boat with a maximum capacity of 75 guests 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 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 referain 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 sunblack, 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.
Restrictions
All participants must sign a waiver. The minimum age requirement is 8 years old, no one younger allowed; the maximum age allowance is 70 years old, no one older allowed. 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.
5 Stars5Based On 143 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsSnorkeling November 22, 2019

Reviewer: JACQLEEN MARIN
The reefs had great clarity and a great array of different species of fish. The crew onboard was amazing, helpful, and fun!

4 StarsGreat experience November 11, 2019

Reviewer: Julia
We enjoyed this snorkeling experience, especially the last stop. The water is so pretty that we felt like we were in an artificial swimming pool. The only disappointing thing is there was barely any time to try Mia facility.

5 StarsDidn’t get to snorkel.November 07, 2019

Reviewer: Susan Schwartz
But they more than made up for it they treated us like royalty we got a cab to and from with no cost to us the food was excellent they kept the free drinks coming the place was beautiful two pools the beach all the play equipment it was something that I would do again!

5 StarsSnorkelingNovember 06, 2019

Reviewer: Diane Dowell
Great excursion!

5 StarsFun, fun, fun!November 02, 2019

Reviewer: Shelly
Great time!! Beautiful fish, fun guides and easy to navigate. Take your time getting back on the boat if it's full. Would go again in a second. We were a group of 7 from age 11 to 70.

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