When we got to Cozumel we asked which was the best place to go snorkeling and we were told Sky Reef beach resort. They charged us $27 for a 10 minute drive in which the driver never said one word to us and then another $27 to drive back. Sky Reef resort was terrible. The food had no taste, the drinks were terrible and they really gyped us. The price to get in was ridiculous for what you got. In terms of snorkeling, I saw maybe 3 different fish and that was about it. It was a disappointing experience.
we paddle boarded and snorkeled. It was just off shore and just okay. Would have liked to paddle board longer and snorkel out in the sea, but this was in a fenced in area. Pretty expensive for about 1 hour of time.
Open bar (beer, margarita, coke)..YAY. Snorkeling fun but short. The music on the catamaran was too loud and distorted...small weather beaten speakers. Beach time on a private beach was great...again open bar. Over all...it was fun. 4 hrs. long.
Walked about 15 minutes to a shop where we met the catamaran. We snorkled twice in the same area just off the International pier where the Liberty was docked. Great water and a good crew but too many boats, snorklers, and divers. Find a tour that gets you out away from the ships and crowds.
The excursion as fun. It took too much time to get everyone checked in and shortened the time we had to snorkel to only about 15 minutes. We arrived at the designated meeting point at 12:15PM but didn't board the bus to leave for the excursion until 12:50PM due to filling out the release forms and other paperwork. It was a 25 minute trip to the excursion site, so that could have all been done on the way. By the time we arrived, watched the safety video, and got our boats assigned it was already 2:15 so we have just over an hour to boat and snorkel. We were supposed to have closer to 2 hours. The boats were a lot of fun, so definitely worth doing, they just need better time management.
Provider:PalMar SMALL Snorkel Beach Club/Cozumel Insider
I do not remember the name since my Aunt booked it, but it was three people taking us out on a sail boat and snorkeling. They made fresh guacamole, salsa and chicken, served margaritas and rum punch. They were very friendly and it was great value and fun for the day.
Our crew was great. Alan was in charge with three other guys. Took us to three great reefs. They were very careful about safety and giving out information. Had lots of bottled water too. Saw lots of fish and coral in different settings. When someone wanted to go back to the boat, they went with them and made sure they got on board. They kept our group together and pointed out neat things under the water. Highly recommend these guys!!
We went to the Corona Beach Club and the Money Bar to do our own snorkeling adventure. The water was rough that day, but we got to see some beautiful coral and tropical fish. We especially enjoyed hiring a guide at the Money Bar to take us out, bait the fish with food for photos and videos, and point out some really cool fish that I would have missed otherwise. We also went into San Miguel to eat at La Mission, and do some shopping before heading back to the ship.
Reef Snorkel Cozumel - This excursions leaves late morning direct from the same pier that the cruise ship is docked at. We were combined with guests from the NCL Epic, with about 60 people on the motor vessel that takes you to the reefs in the marine reserve, about a 20 min sail from the pickup point. We loved this trip as it resulted in a lot of time in the water (likely close to 90mins) at three different sites, each that offered something unique with regard to reef depth and sea life. The large group was well managed, and the equipment provided was good, although we had our own with us. There is a strong current along the reef, but the staff ensure the group is always moving with the current which makes it an easy event effort wise. Although Roatan offered the most beautiful reefs of the trip, this was our favourite snorkeling excursion given the amount of time we got to spend in the water.
Very long time in the ocean-probably not for beginners. Group size wasn't bad. Nearly half of the trip is spent organizing the group to the boat and to and from island and reef. Crew is very nice and quick to point out cool things to see. Open bar was great-lime margaritas, Dos XX and rum punch. Resort had lots of toys. The only disappointment was lunch. It was good and plentiful but we were served ham sandwiches! Imagine eating in Mexico and not having Mexican food! Truly disappointing.
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