Snorkel El Cielo and Colombia Reef with Playa Mia

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Snorkel El Cielo, Colombia Reef & Playa Mia Beach Excursion in Cozumel

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 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.
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 Stars4.8 / 5  |  150 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great time!
March 28, 2020
Highly recommend! The crew was great! Drinks were plentiful! The snorkeling spot they took us to was terrific, I have never seen so many kinds of fish. Playa Mia food and facilities were top notch.
Reviewer: art flokos
5 Stars
My favorite part of the trip
March 05, 2020
Snorkeling was by far my favorite part of my entire trip. There were lots of fish to see that came up close to us. Our guides were amazing. Would definitely recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Vaughan
5 Stars
Great day on the water
March 04, 2020
Had a great time on the boat trip out. Saw a turtle and nurse sharks. First time seeing either of these animals in Cozumel. Thanks for the great day. We look forward to going to Playa Mia again.
Reviewer: Tom Sobkowicz
5 Stars
Snorkel El Cielo
February 06, 2020
Had a great Time. The Crew were very good in their help with the Equipment and off and on the Catamaran. The Excursion to and from the Reef was Exceptional. Highly Recommend!
Reviewer: John T Mohler
4 Stars
Super Fun!
December 30, 2019
I have never seen more beautiful waters. We were in excellent hands with plenty of dive masters who were very attentive and fun. It was a wonderful experience. After we went to two reefs, then we went to a resort that was wonderful. Everything was SO CLEAN and everyone very welcoming. It was a great time.
Reviewer: Janey Nieboer
5 Stars
A good experience.
December 17, 2019
The listed reefs are no longer available for tourists. We were taken to a few different reefs instead. The guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. The free drinks were plentiful. But you cannot enjoy them before entering the water. Playa Mia had lockers for rent.
Reviewer: Eric Hallett
4 Stars