Cozumel Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

What's really beneath Cozumel's waters? You may encounter some of the island's unique vibrant colored fish on a snorkeling adventure.
Went to a beautiful reef and then the starfish sanctuary, water was gorgeous, boat crew very ...
Went to a beautiful reef and then the starfish sanctuary, water was gorgeous, boat crew very concerned for safety and once back on the boat we had a party! The crew was dancing and got us to join in, drinks flowing included in the price ... Read More
Went to a beautiful reef and then the starfish sanctuary, water was gorgeous, boat crew very concerned for safety and once back on the boat we had a party! The crew was dancing and got us to join in, drinks flowing included in the price (quite a bargain). Lots of fun! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
great price of $29 per person, we were taken by taxi to a beach with chairs and umbrellas.
great price of $29 per person, we were taken by taxi to a beach with chairs and umbrellas. We did the snorkeling tour (not on a reef as told, but the price made up for that) we saw beautiful fish and paid for the photos of our group and ... Read More
great price of $29 per person, we were taken by taxi to a beach with chairs and umbrellas. We did the snorkeling tour (not on a reef as told, but the price made up for that) we saw beautiful fish and paid for the photos of our group and they were great. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Booked at one of the kiosk stations as you leave the ship.
Booked at one of the kiosk stations as you leave the ship. They offered a two hour boat ride on a glass bottom boat with two stops for snorkeling. It was a great little trip and first time snorkeling. The perfect amount of time . They ... Read More
Booked at one of the kiosk stations as you leave the ship. They offered a two hour boat ride on a glass bottom boat with two stops for snorkeling. It was a great little trip and first time snorkeling. The perfect amount of time . They provided all the equipment needed and even a snack and drink. Would highly recommend only $40 each. What a Bargain! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Star fish snorkel and reef snorkel.
Star fish snorkel and reef snorkel. The most amazing snorkeling we have ever done. Thousands of fish and starfish! Sea turtles, sting rays,and crystal clear warm water with deliscous drinks waiting onboard for you after 2 hrs of ... Read More
Star fish snorkel and reef snorkel. The most amazing snorkeling we have ever done. Thousands of fish and starfish! Sea turtles, sting rays,and crystal clear warm water with deliscous drinks waiting onboard for you after 2 hrs of snorkelling. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We were taken by boat to the Starfish Sanctuary for snorkeling; then snorkeling over a coral reef.
We were taken by boat to the Starfish Sanctuary for snorkeling; then snorkeling over a coral reef. Good experience, free drinks afterward. Incredibly friendly snorkeling crew - boat crew were wonderful as well. Great time!
We were taken by boat to the Starfish Sanctuary for snorkeling; then snorkeling over a coral reef. Good experience, free drinks afterward. Incredibly friendly snorkeling crew - boat crew were wonderful as well. Great time! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Received info on this independent excursion from a fellow cruiser.
Received info on this independent excursion from a fellow cruiser. They provided safe transportation to and from and we even got to use amenities of a nearby resort for meals, drinks and beach time after our excursion
Received info on this independent excursion from a fellow cruiser. They provided safe transportation to and from and we even got to use amenities of a nearby resort for meals, drinks and beach time after our excursion Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Fun day, nice catamaran and beach.
Fun day, nice catamaran and beach.
Fun day, nice catamaran and beach. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We got off the ship and booked at the information desk inside the "mall" when you get off the ship.
We got off the ship and booked at the information desk inside the "mall" when you get off the ship. We did a 2 hour snorkel close to the shore. The driver and guide were very nice and we did see pretty fish but on the small ... Read More
We got off the ship and booked at the information desk inside the "mall" when you get off the ship. We did a 2 hour snorkel close to the shore. The driver and guide were very nice and we did see pretty fish but on the small side. We had one member of the family who was not too excited to snorkel so it was fine for us but to see the bigger animals, book the three reef 4 hour snorkel in advance online. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Cozumel cruise excursions was an amazing company to book through and half the price of carnival!
Cozumel cruise excursions was an amazing company to book through and half the price of carnival! I highly recommend snorkeling with them! They make fresh guac and pico in front of you! And you get to snorkel in 3 different locations!
Cozumel cruise excursions was an amazing company to book through and half the price of carnival! I highly recommend snorkeling with them! They make fresh guac and pico in front of you! And you get to snorkel in 3 different locations! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Reef was not great, but the guide on the snorkel showed us a lot and was great.
Reef was not great, but the guide on the snorkel showed us a lot and was great. The clear kayak portion was a little disappointing. Nothing really to see under the kayak during it.
Reef was not great, but the guide on the snorkel showed us a lot and was great. The clear kayak portion was a little disappointing. Nothing really to see under the kayak during it. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Short time to snorkel not the best fish to see.
Short time to snorkel not the best fish to see. Spent time on beach, nothing to write home about.
Short time to snorkel not the best fish to see. Spent time on beach, nothing to write home about. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Exceptional excursion.
Exceptional excursion. It was the easy snorkeling excursion. It was my son's first time and the team at the sight were awesome with him. It was the highlight of the cruise for him.
Exceptional excursion. It was the easy snorkeling excursion. It was my son's first time and the team at the sight were awesome with him. It was the highlight of the cruise for him. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful town if you walk past the main tourist joints and find the owner-operated shops and bars.
Wonderful town if you walk past the main tourist joints and find the owner-operated shops and bars. Snorkling wasn't great near the cruise ship docks evidently because of hurricane damage; I've heard that better snorkling is ... Read More
Wonderful town if you walk past the main tourist joints and find the owner-operated shops and bars. Snorkling wasn't great near the cruise ship docks evidently because of hurricane damage; I've heard that better snorkling is further away, so be inquisitive. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
FREE snorkeling in an amazing reef, very relaxing and not overran with tourists!
FREE snorkeling in an amazing reef, very relaxing and not overran with tourists! AMAZING food. Seriously...so good! Very cheap too!
FREE snorkeling in an amazing reef, very relaxing and not overran with tourists! AMAZING food. Seriously...so good! Very cheap too! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Used my $50 excursion credit.
Used my $50 excursion credit. Good time, guides were great, folks at Chankanaab were great! Glad to see several of our bartenders were able to get off of the ship for a little time away of their own!
Used my $50 excursion credit. Good time, guides were great, folks at Chankanaab were great! Glad to see several of our bartenders were able to get off of the ship for a little time away of their own! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was Snorkel and Chankanaab excursion.
This was Snorkel and Chankanaab excursion. The guides, Arturo and Adrian, did a great job of meeting, transporting us, arranging gear quickly, touring us around for a snorkel, taking to resaurant (though too much time spent on how to ... Read More
This was Snorkel and Chankanaab excursion. The guides, Arturo and Adrian, did a great job of meeting, transporting us, arranging gear quickly, touring us around for a snorkel, taking to resaurant (though too much time spent on how to make guac), tequila tasting, and back to taxi van to port. They got our gear right away and another guide was told to come back in 30 minutes.. The water entrance was just down some stairs into cold, deep water in March. It was a fairly crowded dive spot but they did a good job keeping the groups together. If you inflated your vest at all it was hard to bring feet down from surface and avoid bumping and kicking others a bit on accident. But saw some cool fish and sights including submersed huge Jesus statue. My 8 y.o. loved it with his own mask. Guides were super kind and allowed my 4 yo to wear a lifevest and try bringing him out. I thought I'd be responsible for keeping him on and ensuring he was ok but 1 of their two guys, Adrian, stayed with me the whole time and pretty much ensured he was ok- he was very sweet. Completely unexpected but nice I could look down and we could go as a family. Had planned to just have an adult and kid stay on beach during snorkeling part. As a family we wanted to see sea lion show too and couldn't make it if we stayed for lunch by time we were personally organized. So, we left, went to sea lion show in park, and came back to restaurant during tequila tasting. Met group at spot to leave together. Well done! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This excursion was soooo worth it!
This excursion was soooo worth it! For only $50 we got to visit three snorkeling sports (Palancar, Columbia, and El Cielo) and went to a sandbar with beautiful colors where stingrays would swim around us.Carla picked us up at the meeting ... Read More
This excursion was soooo worth it! For only $50 we got to visit three snorkeling sports (Palancar, Columbia, and El Cielo) and went to a sandbar with beautiful colors where stingrays would swim around us.Carla picked us up at the meeting point and took us to the boat where Ricardo, the guide, and Eduardo the driver were waiting. We first went to the Palancar Reef, the second largest of the world, where we saw some sea turtles, stingrays, and barracudas. Then we went to Columbia Reef,, and Eduardo chose the perfect spot because when we jumped out of the boat we were surrounded by fish! It was amazing! Definitely an unique experience. Then we went to El cielo, where we saw hundreds of starfish! They then took us to a sand bar with the most beautiful water I've ever seen. We had a couple of hours to relax while Eduardo made a delicious fresh guacamole and pico! They also had drinks for us like beer, margarita, soda, etc. It was definitely an amazing experience and the guides were fabulous! We had a great time Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good guide.
Good guide. Water rough. No real beach to swim there
Good guide. Water rough. No real beach to swim there Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent service from the snorkeling company.
Excellent service from the snorkeling company. Very wonderful helpers and took us to three different sites to snorkel. Be careful at Port though... there was lots of free Tequila flowing at the local restaurants like Señor Frog. ... Read More
Excellent service from the snorkeling company. Very wonderful helpers and took us to three different sites to snorkel. Be careful at Port though... there was lots of free Tequila flowing at the local restaurants like Señor Frog. Their aim is to get people drunk and then they check pockets for any cash...very abusive. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Saw some nice fish and even some stingrays
Saw some nice fish and even some stingrays
Saw some nice fish and even some stingrays Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We liked the snorkeling excursion!
We liked the snorkeling excursion! The dive crew was great and made sure everyone stayed safe. The area has quite a strong current. Be aware that the reef is in terrible shape and most of the coral appears dead. The starfish snorkeling ... Read More
We liked the snorkeling excursion! The dive crew was great and made sure everyone stayed safe. The area has quite a strong current. Be aware that the reef is in terrible shape and most of the coral appears dead. The starfish snorkeling was much better and we were able to see rays as well as giant starfish. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the 3 Stop snorkelling excursion.
We did the 3 Stop snorkelling excursion. It was very well organized and staff very professional. It came with a snack which was beer and chips.
We did the 3 Stop snorkelling excursion. It was very well organized and staff very professional. It came with a snack which was beer and chips. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Starfish Sanctuary and Palancar Reef shore excursion was wonderful.
The Starfish Sanctuary and Palancar Reef shore excursion was wonderful. We boarded their boat within 300 yards of the Brilliance of the Sea. The boat ride out was a nice chance to relax and see the coast of southern Cozumel. We then ... Read More
The Starfish Sanctuary and Palancar Reef shore excursion was wonderful. We boarded their boat within 300 yards of the Brilliance of the Sea. The boat ride out was a nice chance to relax and see the coast of southern Cozumel. We then went snorkeling at the reef. It was pretty deep -- 20-25 feet. There were fish everywhere we looked. We saw sting rays, barracuda, sea turtles, and lots and lots of fish. We then reboarded the ship to go to the starfish sanctuary. The depth was less than 10 feet, and there were starfish everywhere you looked. Not as much to look at otherwise, though. If you like to snorkel on your own, this isn't the tour for you. The guides were safety-first oriented, and wanted to keep everyone in a manageable area. Manuel, the divemaster, was very knowledgeable and knew where to take us to see the best of the reef. The trip back? Two words: Open Bar. And it was a blast. They served unlimited beer, rum punch, margaritas, as well as soft drinks and water. The music blasted and everyone was dancing. We even got the people at the Dolphin Encounter to dance as we drove by. Manuel, Jose, Tomas and Manuel 2.0 were just like their boat: Magnifico. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We were on a glass bottom boat.
We were on a glass bottom boat. Some stayed on the boat to check the fishes and others went snorkeling. The employees were professional and very pleasant to be with. Fantastic excursion.
We were on a glass bottom boat. Some stayed on the boat to check the fishes and others went snorkeling. The employees were professional and very pleasant to be with. Fantastic excursion. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
too short; would have done the 4 hour with Shore Excursions.
too short; would have done the 4 hour with Shore Excursions. Good equipment, solid guides.
too short; would have done the 4 hour with Shore Excursions. Good equipment, solid guides. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International