Cozumel Best of Cozumel Excursion Reviews

Cozumel welcomes more than one million cruise passengers annually, with an array of offerings from the avid shopper to the sports enthusiast. Whether it's finding great deals on jewelry and Mexican handcrafts, or delving into the rich island history, there is something for everyone.
Not much at this stop but we did our own thing in a taxi to see something different and left it to ...
Sail Date: January 2019
Not much at this stop but we did our own thing in a taxi to see something different and left it to him as we had seen plenty of temples/ruins. $60 for 4 people, Bargain.
Not much at this stop but we did our own thing in a taxi to see something different and left it to him as we had seen plenty of temples/ruins. $60 for 4 people, Bargain. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The guide was knowledgeable and spent the entire day touring us around the island for $20 US per ...
Sail Date: January 2019
The guide was knowledgeable and spent the entire day touring us around the island for $20 US per person (4). In spite of the rainy day it was an enjoyable time.
The guide was knowledgeable and spent the entire day touring us around the island for $20 US per person (4). In spite of the rainy day it was an enjoyable time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We booked a snorkel trip which was cancelled due to rain so we went on this and it took us to an ...
Sail Date: December 2018
We booked a snorkel trip which was cancelled due to rain so we went on this and it took us to an art museum with Mayan pyramid replicas, a chocolate factory where we got to see how it's made which was very cool and we got to try ... Read More
We booked a snorkel trip which was cancelled due to rain so we went on this and it took us to an art museum with Mayan pyramid replicas, a chocolate factory where we got to see how it's made which was very cool and we got to try samples, a tequila farm where we saw the agave being grown and got to taste tequilas. We also went to a scenic point by a beach. Over all it was nice and educational. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
This excursion gives you a city tour and a beach break.
Sail Date: December 2018
This excursion gives you a city tour and a beach break. Really enjoyable...allows you time for shopping and relaxing.
This excursion gives you a city tour and a beach break. Really enjoyable...allows you time for shopping and relaxing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We went on a horse and buggy ride that lasted just over an hour.
Sail Date: September 2018
We went on a horse and buggy ride that lasted just over an hour. It was a wonderful experience and we learned a lot. I think that children would enjoy it also.
We went on a horse and buggy ride that lasted just over an hour. It was a wonderful experience and we learned a lot. I think that children would enjoy it also. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We rented a car to view the beaches of the island.
Sail Date: September 2018
We rented a car to view the beaches of the island. We are glad we did it but were not impressed with the beaches.
We rented a car to view the beaches of the island. We are glad we did it but were not impressed with the beaches. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great guide but mostly consisted of shopping stops.
Sail Date: September 2018
Great guide but mostly consisted of shopping stops.
Great guide but mostly consisted of shopping stops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Entertaining guide, but not much to tour.
Sail Date: June 2018
Entertaining guide, but not much to tour. Chocolate tour and tequila tasting. I liked those, but could have done them cheaper and closer to the ship.
Entertaining guide, but not much to tour. Chocolate tour and tequila tasting. I liked those, but could have done them cheaper and closer to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Bus tour included stop at a family tequila factory with such delicious samplings of tequila!
Sail Date: May 2018
Bus tour included stop at a family tequila factory with such delicious samplings of tequila! Mmmm. Bus driver and staff were SO helpful with my elderly friend.
Bus tour included stop at a family tequila factory with such delicious samplings of tequila! Mmmm. Bus driver and staff were SO helpful with my elderly friend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The actual name of our excursion was "Ancient Culture/Mayan Ruins & Island Sightseeing".
Sail Date: April 2018
The actual name of our excursion was "Ancient Culture/Mayan Ruins & Island Sightseeing". It was $64.99 per person, and it was not worth it. We always book our excursions through the cruise line, just to insure that the ship ... Read More
The actual name of our excursion was "Ancient Culture/Mayan Ruins & Island Sightseeing". It was $64.99 per person, and it was not worth it. We always book our excursions through the cruise line, just to insure that the ship will wait for us, if we are late returning to the ship. Our tour guide was very extensive about the history of the ruins, but then he would go into detail about things that were off-subject of the ruins, and we were standing in like 90 degree heat, even though most of the areas were shaded, and we spent hours and hours standing and listening, and listening. When we arrived at the ruins, it was almost like it was a sales pitch to buy things from the small shops that were there. They also made us leave our water bottles on the bus, and then if we wanted any water, we had to buy bottles of water from their small shop for $2.50 per bottle. We stopped at a beach on the way back, where you would have time to get a drink, and take some photos, and then it was back on the bus. I would have rather spent more time at the beach (even though it wasn't a beach you could swim at), and less time at the ruins. Knowing what I know about the excursion, if I had to do it over again, I would not have paid this much for this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
tour guide Luis was the best!!
Sail Date: April 2018
tour guide Luis was the best!! cultural & fun air conditioned bus tour ever. Nice stop to sample tequila ... :)
tour guide Luis was the best!! cultural & fun air conditioned bus tour ever. Nice stop to sample tequila ... :) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Much better than Jamaica.
Sail Date: April 2018
Much better than Jamaica. Still too rushed to get much shopping done. Tour guides were great.
Much better than Jamaica. Still too rushed to get much shopping done. Tour guides were great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tortugas Beach!!!
Sail Date: April 2018
Tortugas Beach!!! A must see and experience! Little fish clean your feet, follow by the best foot message I’ve ever had! Excellent message is done here...just a GREAT overall experience.
Tortugas Beach!!! A must see and experience! Little fish clean your feet, follow by the best foot message I’ve ever had! Excellent message is done here...just a GREAT overall experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
we booked Panoramic City Tour through RCCL.
Sail Date: March 2018
we booked Panoramic City Tour through RCCL. Wasn't too impressed. Even though our guide Cesare was amazing and gave a lot of info, we didn't see much of the city. There was some roadworks happening, we had to take back roads, ... Read More
we booked Panoramic City Tour through RCCL. Wasn't too impressed. Even though our guide Cesare was amazing and gave a lot of info, we didn't see much of the city. There was some roadworks happening, we had to take back roads, etc. Tequila tasting was amazing and fun :) it did feel, however, that it was the main focus of the excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was supposed to be a city tour with a tequila tasting.
Sail Date: March 2018
This was supposed to be a city tour with a tequila tasting. However, our guide got our tour mixed up with another. We went 25 minutes out of our way to a chocolate factory, but when we got there, we couldn't go in because we we on a ... Read More
This was supposed to be a city tour with a tequila tasting. However, our guide got our tour mixed up with another. We went 25 minutes out of our way to a chocolate factory, but when we got there, we couldn't go in because we we on a different tour! So, we had to backtrack. Because we were now 50 minutes behind due to going 25 minutes out of our way and back, the rest of the tour was VERY rushed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Dave was a great tour guide.
Sail Date: March 2018
Dave was a great tour guide. We visited the museum, chocolate factory, tequila plantation.
Dave was a great tour guide. We visited the museum, chocolate factory, tequila plantation. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Mayan Cocoa Company and Mayan Village Tour Instead of this tour, I recommend the Island Highlights ...
Sail Date: March 2018
Mayan Cocoa Company and Mayan Village Tour Instead of this tour, I recommend the Island Highlights and Shopping tour, which I took the previous year. Today's tour was similar but did not include as much, and the other is a better ... Read More
Mayan Cocoa Company and Mayan Village Tour Instead of this tour, I recommend the Island Highlights and Shopping tour, which I took the previous year. Today's tour was similar but did not include as much, and the other is a better bargain. Plus, the other tour gives you the option to be dropped off at Pancho' Backyard, a great Mexican restaurant about 8 blocks from the cruise port, which then lets you walk back to the ship past lots of great souvenir shops on the way. My original tour of the Amazing Secret River in the Mexican mainland was cancelled, due to a terrorist incident on the Cozumel ferries the past week, so I had to make a last minute decision of remaining available tours. We were taken by bus from the Cozumel Punta Langosta cruise port to the Mayan Cocoa Company, about 20 minutes southward. Clouds were gathering and the weather looked threatening. At the entrance, we received a traditional blessing from a Mayan shaman, dressed as a jaguar. This was a new feature of the tour, which I really liked. We then got to see how cocoa is processed into chocolate, and try a sample of the original drink. We never saw a recreation Mayan village, as advertised as part of this tour, so I was dissappointed. In the gift shop, I got to purchase several kinds of Mexican chocolate and cocoa soap. The chocolate here is very good, and I recommend buying some if you can. I think their products are sold throughout Cozumel as well. We were then taken by bus tour around the perimeter of the island, past low lying jungles and beaches, to El Mirador, which is a rocky photographic point that sticks out the west side of the island. There are also some local souvenir vendors here. Our bus took us back to the Punta Langosta shopping mall and cruise port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Enjoyed seeing the ruins, didn't see any beaches, the Tequila factory didn't really show us how it ...
Sail Date: February 2018
Enjoyed seeing the ruins, didn't see any beaches, the Tequila factory didn't really show us how it was made, as advertised, but they were more than willing to sell us stuff. Not impressed with this location. Now we know that in ... Read More
Enjoyed seeing the ruins, didn't see any beaches, the Tequila factory didn't really show us how it was made, as advertised, but they were more than willing to sell us stuff. Not impressed with this location. Now we know that in order to see beaches, etc. we need to pay EXTRA. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Enjoyed seeing the island...shopping was too prominent.
Sail Date: January 2018
Enjoyed seeing the island...shopping was too prominent. Chocolate and Tequila factory tours were just okay.
Enjoyed seeing the island...shopping was too prominent. Chocolate and Tequila factory tours were just okay. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the San Gervasio Ruins, Beach sightseeing and Chocolate Factory Tour.
Sail Date: December 2017
We did the San Gervasio Ruins, Beach sightseeing and Chocolate Factory Tour. Very interesting, especially the chocolate tour.
We did the San Gervasio Ruins, Beach sightseeing and Chocolate Factory Tour. Very interesting, especially the chocolate tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did a 5 hour private sightseeing tour of Cozumel.
Sail Date: December 2017
We did a 5 hour private sightseeing tour of Cozumel. Our driver/guide was very friendly and accommodating. He had a pre-planned itinerary but reviewed with us and we could customize or change any of the itinerary. We made stops at Mayan ... Read More
We did a 5 hour private sightseeing tour of Cozumel. Our driver/guide was very friendly and accommodating. He had a pre-planned itinerary but reviewed with us and we could customize or change any of the itinerary. We made stops at Mayan ruins, chocolate factory, and a tequila tasting, as well as toured most of the island by van. Had a fun time, great way to see the island and not be in a big crowd. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Free tour that went to San Gervasio Mayan ruins and a tequila "factory" (in quotes because it's ...
Sail Date: December 2017
Free tour that went to San Gervasio Mayan ruins and a tequila "factory" (in quotes because it's pretty clear they do not make it on the premises). The ruins were interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The ... Read More
Free tour that went to San Gervasio Mayan ruins and a tequila "factory" (in quotes because it's pretty clear they do not make it on the premises). The ruins were interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The tequila stop was very hurried because we had limited time in Cozumel. However, we did a short group tasting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
hired the taxi driver for 4 hours, really recommend Tours plaza.
Sail Date: November 2017
hired the taxi driver for 4 hours, really recommend Tours plaza. we went to a local market, to San Gervasio mayan ruins and to Punte Del Sur Nat'l Park to see the great beach and the lighthouse. Great view from the top of the ... Read More
hired the taxi driver for 4 hours, really recommend Tours plaza. we went to a local market, to San Gervasio mayan ruins and to Punte Del Sur Nat'l Park to see the great beach and the lighthouse. Great view from the top of the lighthouse. If we go back one day, we will try to do a beach break. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour was exceptional, and Alex our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the Mayan ...
Sail Date: November 2017
The tour was exceptional, and Alex our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the Mayan culture and explained all the artifacts in detail, including a tour of the replicas of all the different temples and buildings in Mexico. Again, ... Read More
The tour was exceptional, and Alex our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the Mayan culture and explained all the artifacts in detail, including a tour of the replicas of all the different temples and buildings in Mexico. Again, the only negative was that there was no golf cart service available at the landing area. Hopefully, all the cruise lines will recognize this and jointly supply golf cart service for those who have limited mobility. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Paco was amazing!
Sail Date: November 2017
Paco was amazing!
Paco was amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International