Cozumel Jeep Tour Excursion Reviews
We did a jeep tour, booked through Shore Excursioner. It hit all the main points on the island but it just wasn't for us. If we return to Cozumel we'll probably just head to the beach instead.
This non cruise line shore excursion worked great for us. We were a half hour late getting into port but they waited for us at the designated spot. There were 3 jeeps behind our tour guide Alan who was in a bright dune buggy. He was easy to follow and we had a great time touring the island. We stopped at a park that had a lighthouse and then had lunch there (which was included). Then we went to a place where we saw some alligators. Then drove around the island and stopped at a tequila tour. This was a 4 hour tour and was well worth it. The island felt safe and we would enjoy going there again.
Private Jeep tour allowed us to dictate time. Fantastic personalized service.
Had a great time. Make sure there is someone in your party that knows how to drive a stick. They may advertise having an automatic jeep, but there is no guarantee it will be available. Otherwise your party will probably be split up riding with others.
Nice drive to Punta Sur, the Southern part of Cozumel. On the way there are a couple stops, crocadile lagoon and a small Mayan Ruin. Then we get to our own private beach for snorking, laying out, and lunch. Lunch isn't quite gourmet, but it is delicious. There is a bar for drinks. A store for shopping, bathrooms are clean. Staff super friendly.
Our last stop is the lighthouse and museum. If you are not in good shape do not try to climb the stairs! Very steep! Loved the museum , they put a lot of money and thought into it.
Busy port with lots of other cruise ships all doing everything at the same time. Great diving location. Busy town with lots of local flavor with dining, drinking and shopping options. Plenty of excursion for whatever interest you. Just expect everything to be busy and ultimately rushed (unless your on the water excursion).
We had a great time taking the Jeep excursion, with one exception. The snorkeling portion was not really snorkeling. All the snorkel gear is so old it leaks (mask and snorkel). Every time I took a breath in, I got water, and yes, my snorkel tip was out of the water. The elbow of the snorkel leaked at the connections. They weren't made of one piece. No biggie, we had fun.
Driving for a long time just to stop at an area that sold trinkets. I thought that was a waste. But the area overlooked the ocean it was beautiful. I didn't like the fact that we just drove around only to com back by the ship a little ways to snorkel. We did get to drive with a really nice couple.
Our tour guide, Memo, was very good. He was informative and did the best he could, with the cards that he was dealt. Namely, the previous days weather had left the water too rough to snorkle over the reef (which was the part I was looking forward to) so instead, we snorkled behind a hotel/resort area. Though it was nice, it was no different than if I snorkeled at home (in Florida).
Memo was very accommodating to us wanting to spend more time at the beach (so we didn't go see the crocs).
Jeeps and Tequila tour in Cozumel. Very hot but still fun. Learned everything we needed to know about tequila and then some. Always look for 100% agave on the bottle. If you shake it and it foams, it's not 100% agave. 100% agave does not need extra sugar. Sugar causes the foam. We left the Mayan village and headed to Punta Sur beach. It was beautiful and very peaceful. On a scale of 1-10, I'd say 6. Probably wouldn't do it again.
This was overall a great tour. Lorenzo was our guide - he was very fun and playful. It is was nice being able to see the whole island. You must know this is NOT a pick up at the port! They meet you there but there is brisk walk to get to the location where the jeeps are. probably 1/2 mile. So be prepared to walk. The jeeps are adequate. Our vinyl roof was torn so while we sat in the back seat, our heads were whipped with the torn piece. We held it most of the way. They need to omit the Mayan Replica - it is a joke. You stop along the main road to get out and see a tiny replica of a Mayan temple and learn its history.
The tour was nice but i wouldn't recommend it. 1st - the jeep was in poor condition. 2. they advised us to drive in a way were not comfortable with, with our child in the back. 3. They didn't advise us upfront we would not be able to swim in the ocean and we were suppose to have 90 minutes of beach time. 4. They tried to up sell us tequila at the last location. I will say the lunch they provided was fresh and very delicious.
We rented a jeep with a tour guide, maybe 6 jeeps total. Drove all around the island. It was very entertaining.