Nacho, was a great guide, we shore snorkled at a very nice place with bathrooms and changing areas, we had spectacular views while driving the back side of the island, then had an awesome lunch at a resort area.
We also did the dune buggy snorkel excursion in Cozumel and had a blast. The dune buggies are 4 person so if you are a party of 2 you will get paired with another party of 2. We saw a couple and asked them if they wanted to join us and had a fantastic time. We drove to the other side of the island and it was gorgeous. We stopped for about an hour at the beach but we could not go in the water because it was too rough. We hopped back in the dune buggies and went to our snorkel beach closer to town and saw some neat fish.
The beach buggy and snorkel was fun, and only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because we were unable to snorkel at the beach, without explanation. However, the included lunch and non alcoholic drinks at the beach make this excursion one of great value!
Beach Buggy & Snorkel included driving a buggy on the road (4 people per car) to the eastern side of the island at Explora Beach for a Mexican Buffet and some beach time. Of course, there were merchants selling their Mexican items. Then we traveled to Cozumel’s underwater national park to snorkel. I
Our favorite excursion! We drove the open topped, stick-shift dune buggies all over the island, including through downtown Cozumel and along the very scenic coastline. We followed one another, but we went fast! We also stopped at one resort to snorkel--the guides kept the group very close together and guided them through the process, so it was good for beginners, but a little frustrating for seasoned snorkelers. I chose to relax on the beach instead. The final stop was another beach for lunch, shopping, and relaxing. It was an absolute paradise. The food was fantastic and plentiful, the kids had a blast running in the waves, and there were hammocks to relax in. We didn't want to leave. The guides were exceptional--they stayed at the front and back as we were driving to help with any troubles on the road and went out of their way to make sure we had a good time. So well organized, we didn't have to worry about anything. Loved this excursion.
We took the dune buggy, snorkel and lunch excursion. Snorkeling was fun, but it is "wade into the water from the very rocky beach" snorkeling. I prefer snorkeling from a boat, but it was still fun. Lunch was okay. Spent a good time riding in the dune buggies.
Ask for Johnny!!!! We had our own private Dune Buggy Tour and it was AMAZING!!!! First question he asked was, what do you want to do? We had no idea so he said let's go drink some tequila! We said OK! We went to our first tequila tasting. He asked what we wanted to do next? We didnt know so he suggested that we go check out the beaches and they are unreal!!! he told us history of the island and showed us some of the really beautiful spots (not like the whole island isn't gorgeous! He made sure that we did not got to any of the spots that the group tours were going. He took us to this little shack on the beach were the bartender made us a mojito and Marguita from scratch, then invited us to lay in the hammocks. My husband was ready to take a nap he was so relaxed and Johnny was OK with it all. We didn't but then continued on to check out the light house. While we were up there we saw a mexican raccon. We were able to leave the light house fast enough to see him up close. I got some GREAT pictures of him. He showed us a brackish lake that had a crocodile. Being from Fla, this is the first time I've seen on of those up close. Then we had lunch and he took us snorkeling. He was amazing!!! He literally just hung out with us. I would totally do this tour again!
Super experience with Alan as our tour guide...great snorkeling, fun to drive (although the 4 speed clutch was a bit sloppy) and lunch on the windward side of the island on the beach with the surf and sand was very nice
This was a fun one, the snorkeling was nice and the dune buggy's were cool. They do not go off road but rather just drive all around the island so we can see the whole place. You must know how to drive a stick and must bring your driver's license if you want to drive.
Warning - you will get very dirty. Do not bring anything of value because it will get dirty and muddy. The tour guide does not tell you this. They do not offer lockers at the beginning of the excursion.
Pedro and KIKI did an excellent job. Started meeting right off the boat. Left area approx. 1140 due to late guest (as always expected). Headed a short walk to our dune buggies. All are stick shift- must be able to drive (someone in your party). Short drive to snorkel area for approx. 45 min -no sunscreen allowed due to marine restrictions-wear a shirt if need too. Bring towels for seat is hard and hot in dune buggy. Surprised by free tequila tasting. Didn't choose to buy photos at snorkeling that were taken/printed-however when we were at the car they cut the price in half and tried to sell again. Bring bottle water--sodas at that site are 5.00 each! Lockers for rent 9.00 with 4.00 returned with return of key. Long ride in buggy to other side of island to beach with pavilion with Mexican Food. I opted not to eat, did drink the soda and bottle water included in excursion price and decided to swim while the others pigged out under the pavilion. Nice ride through downtown-although a bit scary with area we were in. Told to stay in tight caravan- guides in front buggy and last buggy in case we got stopped at lights. They really did awesome job. They love what they do and are very knowledgeable. We did give tip and surprised how many people do not tip the tour guides. Would do this excursion again--need good weather. All buggies are convertibles!!
Not a lot of fun. A lot of driving. The snorkel area was decent, I guess, but I have been to much better areas to snorkel. The location we stopped at, after driving 45 minutes, for lunch was a dive and food was not good. The drive back to town was interesting because we went through the real Cozumel, not the glamorous part.
Was a great time!!! Felt very safe and it was our first time to Mexico so we Erie a bit nervous but was wonderful. Used the taxi with no problem. Dune buggy excursion was fantastic. Our guides were great!!! The water is so blue and the market at the port great to shop at for traditional souvenir's. The hammock's that they sell there are beautiful. Great place to visit but was very hot!!!
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