Cozumel Catamaran tour Excursion Reviews
The rating for the Fury Catamaran is a 5.5. Rating for the shopping area of Cozumel is a 1.
We have been here many times and the shopping area in the older port of the two available is starting to show its age. Besides, the vendors are outside the shops on each side and it is like running the gauntlet. I have NO desires to return here again for shopping.
5 members in our group did the Fury Catamaran and Snorkel adventure booked through NCL. They had the best time and had rave reviews for the crew.
Best tour experience ever. Catamaran ride to a reef near the port for snorkeling. Get back on board to enjoy Margaritas and Beer. Get dropped off on a beach to swim, sit in the sun, or kayak. Drink some more. Get back on the catamaran for a fun filled ride back to port with more drinks, music, and dancing with the crew. Definitely worth the price of admission.
Gotta love the beaches of Cozumel. We did the Isla Passion catamaran. They list it as 5 hours: 1 hour to get there, 3 hours on the beach, 1 hour back. All you can eat and drink. Read the reviews.
As for us we liked it a lot..didn't love it but liked it. Food was OK and beer a plenty. Hard drinks not so hard but tasty. Very limited number of blue beach chaise lounges quickly snapped up - be the first off the boat to get them. Otherwise you only get a white sand chair or sit a regular table and chairs. Beach is nice and relaxing; however as you walk up and down the beach you will notice the sand is trashy with hundreds of bottle caps and plain ole trash. Stay on the main beach where its nice. We would do it again.
TIPS!! Staff is very nice. Expect to tip the food staff, the waiter, the tour guide from the boat and the boat staff!!
Ride was fun, food was inedible
We booked catamaran /snorkel with Royal Caribbean. When you get off ship you go half way up dock and to the right you will see all the excursions listed. They sign you in and then you get on the catamaran. The minute you step on the boat its fast paced. They hand you your gear and you have to get ready while they are moving and giving instructions. They then send you jumping off the boat single file like (cattle lol). The time your in the water you have to follow the guy with the red flag. The first reef we only went five minutes from cruise ship. There were fish but not the greatest area. The equipment was very worn and my daughters snorkel broke in the water, and my mask leaked no matter what I did. The crew was very helpful and efficient. We went to two different reefs. The hole thing took about two hours. When we got back on they had drinks for adults and pop and water. The beer was in dixie cups and so was margaritas so we chose not to drink it because of the water. We weren't sure . it cost $180 for five people. I would not do again but my kids like it. Good for beginners, and not expensive.
We took the catamaran tour to Passion Island. I loved everything about this except it was too short. The island is beautiful and has great service. We enjoyed the grilled fish and chicken. The chips were fresh and the salsa and guacamole were awesome. We had margaritas and very cold beer and amazing service everywhere we went - the restaurant hut, the bar, and even in the water. Another couple in our party got pretty far out and tipped their kayak over. They were struggling but an employee was watching and paddled out quickly to help them. We were not bothered by anyone to buy anything or for tips. Tips were only mentioned at the end and very clear to tip based on the service which we did. This one should be longer but it was the best thing about our otherwise HORRIBLE cruse on the Pearl on 2/3/2014 - 2/7/2014 !
Cozumel: Totally enjoyed the Fury Catamaran and Snorkel tour. We motored out to where we could snorkel, drifting along in a pretty significant current. It was nice to just float along and see amazing fish and eels hanging out around these rocky piles on the sea bottom, in about 10-15 feet of water. Saw lots of cool fish and coral in ~45 minutes and our daughter finally got the hang of snorkeling. My daughter and I get seasick and were worried about the boat, but it was really stable and we had no problems.
Cozumel – As mentioned earlier we’ve spent time on the beautiful beaches of Cozumel and we’ve enjoyed driving the island. This visit we opted for the Isla Pasion power cat excursion for something different. We were disappointed in the beach after seeing the hundreds of 4 and 5 star reviews. It was just a typical beach with the sea grass and nothing special at all, many of the beaches along the west coast of Cozumel are much nicer. We grabbed a table and spent all of our time there. The drinks were ok and the buffet was just ok as well. They had a hard time keeping up with the number of people they were serving. The staff from the boat was great and the ride there and back very nice. I would not recommend this to someone looking for a very nice beach experience as there are much nicer beaches on Cozumel or along PDC.
Power catamaran to Isla Pasion
Great trip. Last time we went to Cozumel, we took the Twister to Isla Pasion. It's a bit more organized and "formal," now (the island), but it's still a great beach with great amenities. The husband did the 30 min deep tissue massage there. Said it's the best massage he's gotten yet.
Booked a Catamaran Snorkeling Trip (Fury Tours). Fury Catamaran tours did a great job at keeping all passengers comfortable and happy. After the snorkeling, they offered plenty of drinks (we're not drinkers, so we enjoyed some cold punch) and cranked up some good beach music.
I have been to Cozumel multiple times for dive trips and cruise ship stops. This time we did a catamaran trip to passion Island (private island). I'd been there before, so I knew what to expect, and it is a lovely time at a very nice beach with a buffet and an open bar. The catamaran was a motor cat, not a sail cat, but it was probably a good thing since Passion island is all the way to the north end of Cozumel and you would rather get there and enjoy then spend time on the boat. The only downside to Passion Island is that I believe this was a kind of expensive tour, and the island is isolated, and that once you are there, you are there till its time to go back, so other than the services and shops there, you are out of luck. But it is a private island and that is nice as people aren't bugging you during your beach time, and they have a small assortment of shops if you wanted to buy something plus massages etc.
We docked at the older International pier, which is very nice in my opinion since its within easy walking distance of downtown and the square. And when we got back from our excursion, we still had time to have a leisurely stroll down to the square, people watch and have a drink before heading back to the dock. Like the newer cruise ship dock, the international pier now has that same sort of a gauntlet of shops that you HAVE to go by in order to get out of the pier area, I find that a bit annoying, but what can you do, its the same from both piers.