Cozumel Chankanaab National Park Tour Excursion Reviews

If you're looking for a day in the sun, venture into Chankanaab National Park. With scuba, snorkeling, a historical walking trail, and not to mention great food, Chankanaab provides the perfect relaxing atmosphere for your time in Cozumel.
Sail Date: January 2019
Great beach, snorkeling food and drink. The water is SAFE to drink so don't be afraid of ice in your drinks. There's also a starbucks on site for those who need a caffiene fix. The Tequila Tour was a highlight and the tour ... Read More
Great beach, snorkeling food and drink. The water is SAFE to drink so don't be afraid of ice in your drinks. There's also a starbucks on site for those who need a caffiene fix. The Tequila Tour was a highlight and the tour operators were very accommodating and informative. The snorkeling was top notch!! highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
We relaxed on the beach and walked through the park to see some mayan ruin replicas. We went snorkeling int he ocean and saw lots of fish and some statues under water. We went to the sea lion show and ate lunch while watching dolphins do ... Read More
We relaxed on the beach and walked through the park to see some mayan ruin replicas. We went snorkeling int he ocean and saw lots of fish and some statues under water. We went to the sea lion show and ate lunch while watching dolphins do tricks. We were disappointed that swimming with dolphins was not available the day we were there. It was a great park with lots to do. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: January 2019
The park was ok. Because we were late getting in to the port our excursion time was bumped back from a departure time of 10:30 to now leaving at 12:00. It was a 5 min. drive from check in. we arrived at check in at 11:45. By the time we ... Read More
The park was ok. Because we were late getting in to the port our excursion time was bumped back from a departure time of 10:30 to now leaving at 12:00. It was a 5 min. drive from check in. we arrived at check in at 11:45. By the time we go to the facility it was 12:30. Our schedule was to snorkel as soon as we got there then the sea lion show was at 1:30 tequila tasking was at 2. then we had free time until we had to be back at the taxi station at 3:45. Because we had not eaten since breakfast and it was an all inclusive and the kids had not been able to swim on the whole vacation yet we opted to not do the snorkeling. So we ate and then went swimming. By this time the sea lion show had already started so we had just started swimming so we missed that. My husband and I decided to do the tequila tasting while the rest of our group went swimming. The tequila tasting was great. When we got done the rest of our group was packing up because the park closed at 3. Instead of sitting at the taxi station looking at each other we decided to go back to the trip. When I called Carnival when we got home to complain about the excursion they said they would contact the ship to see what happened. The ship emailed back and said everything went as planed and nothing was wrong. It was supposed to be a 5 hour duration so because our pick up time was scheduled for 12 and we did not have to be back on the ship until 5:30 then it fulfilled even though we could only use the facility we went to from 12:30-3. Even with travel time that does not equal 5 hours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Absolutely the best excursion of the trip. The staff (Cesar and his team) were awesome, the cabanas were super clean Food was absolutely fresh and it a 30 foot walk water where we snorkeled with the fish. I highly recommend it.
Absolutely the best excursion of the trip. The staff (Cesar and his team) were awesome, the cabanas were super clean Food was absolutely fresh and it a 30 foot walk water where we snorkeled with the fish. I highly recommend it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
Absolutely LOVED Cozumel. Excursion was amazing my first time ever snorkeling and it was worth the money.
Absolutely LOVED Cozumel. Excursion was amazing my first time ever snorkeling and it was worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
We booked the Chankanaab Beach Park & Snorkel which was fun and interesting but a “do once”. It included snorkel gear but no food or drinks. Was a very regimented 4 hrs with a guide taking you from place to place. If you lost your ... Read More
We booked the Chankanaab Beach Park & Snorkel which was fun and interesting but a “do once”. It included snorkel gear but no food or drinks. Was a very regimented 4 hrs with a guide taking you from place to place. If you lost your guide you missed out on activities but you could relax at the beach on a lounger until departure time. About 20 minute van ride from pier, then snorkel first off. Not bad, some reef and many fish by the pier, water comfortable. Couldn’t snorkel again as we turned in our gear. Next was guacamole making so you got a few bites, very good. You could purchase food and drinks then. Afterwards a 30 minute sea lion show, then back on the van. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: October 2018
Nice day at the beach snorkeling and exploring. Included lunch was good.
Nice day at the beach snorkeling and exploring. Included lunch was good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: October 2018
snorkeling was so so. Still it was nice. The sea lion show was average except the part where it kissed you. Insane price to buy the photo so we skipped buying it. I would have preferred a different shore snorkeling site but I don't ... Read More
snorkeling was so so. Still it was nice. The sea lion show was average except the part where it kissed you. Insane price to buy the photo so we skipped buying it. I would have preferred a different shore snorkeling site but I don't know the island. I suppose after the Cayman islands it would be hard to beat Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
In the park they have this beautiful area i'm not sure exactly was it was but was some sort of ancient ruins.
In the park they have this beautiful area i'm not sure exactly was it was but was some sort of ancient ruins. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
Very nice place really organized. Jose and Chino very nice person explain everything when we snorkeling, sea lion show love it, buffet was good. My son forget his bag when we get out the cruise but somebody back to security everything is ... Read More
Very nice place really organized. Jose and Chino very nice person explain everything when we snorkeling, sea lion show love it, buffet was good. My son forget his bag when we get out the cruise but somebody back to security everything is in the luggage. Thanks for the experience we are ENJOY!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2018
Expensive pictures with all animals you take photos with, but the park itself is a great place for families. Especially, the dolphin swim.
Expensive pictures with all animals you take photos with, but the park itself is a great place for families. Especially, the dolphin swim. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2018
It was a short activity but is was enough for my family. We did snorkeling, watched a sea lion show and tequila tasting.
It was a short activity but is was enough for my family. We did snorkeling, watched a sea lion show and tequila tasting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2018
Snorkeled at Chakanaab National Park. The park does offer towel rentals if you don't want to lug one from the ship. Had lunch at one of the in-park open air restaurants which was non-remarkable. The place was full of both cruisers and ... Read More
Snorkeled at Chakanaab National Park. The park does offer towel rentals if you don't want to lug one from the ship. Had lunch at one of the in-park open air restaurants which was non-remarkable. The place was full of both cruisers and local school trips, but the area did not seem packed. Sea lion show is worth a watch if you can make one of the three showings. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
Beautiful gardens, snorkeling at the beach was amazing. very touristy and gift shop over priced
Beautiful gardens, snorkeling at the beach was amazing. very touristy and gift shop over priced Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: May 2018
Wonderful park with sooo many things to do!
Wonderful park with sooo many things to do! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2018
Flour was an amazing tour guide at the Chankanaab National Park Tour, she and her assistant guided those that wanted to snorkle through the reef, and we saw some awesome fish. The Sea Lion show was cute, and the lunch was edible (not ... Read More
Flour was an amazing tour guide at the Chankanaab National Park Tour, she and her assistant guided those that wanted to snorkle through the reef, and we saw some awesome fish. The Sea Lion show was cute, and the lunch was edible (not anything to write home about). Overall it was a nice combo -- I didn't take part in the tequila tasting however heard from others on the excursion it was amazing with awesome homemade guacamole and the Mini Mayan Ruins were most informative. Overall it was a good excursion for my whole family Grandma and 2 young children 6 & 11 yrs old and myself 34 yrs. They did have a photographer in the water when I snorkeled and they captured some cool pictures of myself and my daughter ($25 for 2 photos). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: April 2018
We did the Royal VIP swim and it was truly a special experience. Chankanaab was a wonderful park and we'll be back.
We did the Royal VIP swim and it was truly a special experience. Chankanaab was a wonderful park and we'll be back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: April 2018
Amazing ! Best experience swimming with dolphins, we did not like the food at the buffet.
Amazing ! Best experience swimming with dolphins, we did not like the food at the buffet. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: April 2018
This park was so much fun! There is so much to do that we didn’t even get to do a quarter of it.
This park was so much fun! There is so much to do that we didn’t even get to do a quarter of it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: April 2018
First I will tell you that we did not book this excursion through our cruise line, but decided to go and spend our day there. A man in a Chankanaab booth at the port authority was selling passes - it was $35 per person. We foolishly paid ... Read More
First I will tell you that we did not book this excursion through our cruise line, but decided to go and spend our day there. A man in a Chankanaab booth at the port authority was selling passes - it was $35 per person. We foolishly paid this man $105 for myself, my wife and our teenager. We had to pay for the taxi ourselves too (Another $12 both ways). When we arrived, we saw the admission price at the gate was $21 for adults and $15 for children. That's a difference of $48. In addition, the taxi driver conveniently didn't have singles for change, so we had to give her $15. That's a cute stunt - so remember to bring smaller bills. Chankanaab is beautiful. Its not a white sand beach; its rocks with ladders leading down to the water. Not ideal but it was suitable. They had a swimming pool for kids. I will tell you, that never in my life have I been to a swimming pool in the US where you cannot see the bottom. This water was so dirty, you could see about half way down until a brown hue took over. The most disgusting part was watching parents let their kids swim in it. The nearby fountains were spewing brown water, and the poolside bar had a "human waste" aroma wafting from it. Lastly, every other activity inside this park ALSO costs money. So you pay to get in, and you pay for activities $$$. We will not repeat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: April 2018
Booked from Australia directly with the park...Had a lovely day. WIFI was a bit iffy at best, but the food was great and the beach beautiful.
Booked from Australia directly with the park...Had a lovely day. WIFI was a bit iffy at best, but the food was great and the beach beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: April 2018
met family from another line at this location.. great snorkling .. wish i had scuba upto date .. could have dived off beach .. food good ,, beach nice .. not crowded for ships in port .. would do again, again , again.. best stop we have ... Read More
met family from another line at this location.. great snorkling .. wish i had scuba upto date .. could have dived off beach .. food good ,, beach nice .. not crowded for ships in port .. would do again, again , again.. best stop we have been too on cozumel.. since every ship stops every week at cozumel. more to see we missed Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: April 2018
The park was beautiful and well-maintained and there was a full itinerary of activities that were included as part of the all inclusive pass, or you could just opt-out of them and lay on the beach and drink. You did not have a server, ... Read More
The park was beautiful and well-maintained and there was a full itinerary of activities that were included as part of the all inclusive pass, or you could just opt-out of them and lay on the beach and drink. You did not have a server, which saved money on tips, but also meant that you were always walking back and forth between the bar and beach area. They would only give you one drink at a time and the beers were small and the margaritas tasted like sugar syrup. The beach area is very small, but you can enter the water through any of the various staircases that are used for snorkeling. The snorkeling tour with Alex was really good. We spent awhile in the water and got to see tons of tropical fish, coral formations, and underwater statues. It was a great opportunity for people new to snorkeling or scared of the open ocean to get a glimpse of life under the sea. The park was pretty big and not all of the drink stands and activities were included in the all-inclusvie pass, so I found that a little confusing. I ended up paying an extra $16 for margaritas from one of the vendors. They were really, REALLY good and I got to the keep the hand-painted cup that they were served in, but had i known before i ordered them that there was an additional change, I probably would not have. The tequila tasting and guac cooking lesson were great, also. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: April 2018
Good, clean, safe, plenty to do, rented glass bottom kayak,
Good, clean, safe, plenty to do, rented glass bottom kayak, Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line