Costa Maya Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Dive deep into Costa Maya's deep blue waters, a perfect excursion for both beginners and experts. You'll see beautiful coral formations and check out tropical fish.
Be prepared for heavy marketing from the locals.
Sail Date: March 2019
Be prepared for heavy marketing from the locals. To get into town, walk out past the transportation area, through the exit to get a taxi. They are 1/2 the price of the tram. Went snorkeling with Dr. Dive. They did a great job, no issues ... Read More
Be prepared for heavy marketing from the locals. To get into town, walk out past the transportation area, through the exit to get a taxi. They are 1/2 the price of the tram. Went snorkeling with Dr. Dive. They did a great job, no issues with them or their service. The reef is ok, not many fish but we were able to swim with the turtles which is pretty cool. It is cheap and if you have not snorkeled before most vendors up and down the beach would motor you out to the reef for $25 making it worthwhile. We also stopped at Lobster something or another beach and had drinks and a free margarita. Again, be prepared to say no thank you to all the vendors, but the view was amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Snorkeling not as good as in Grand Cayman.
Sail Date: March 2019
Snorkeling not as good as in Grand Cayman. Crew tried a bit too hard to be funny, and it didn't always work.
Snorkeling not as good as in Grand Cayman. Crew tried a bit too hard to be funny, and it didn't always work. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The snorkeling guide was wonderful and I loved getting to see the coral reef!
Sail Date: March 2019
The snorkeling guide was wonderful and I loved getting to see the coral reef! Gorgeous.
The snorkeling guide was wonderful and I loved getting to see the coral reef! Gorgeous. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good crew and equipment.
Sail Date: January 2019
Good crew and equipment. Good experience.
Good crew and equipment. Good experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took a cab ($8) to Mahahual to Doctor Dive where we had prearranged a snorkel boat tour ($25 pp).
Sail Date: January 2019
Took a cab ($8) to Mahahual to Doctor Dive where we had prearranged a snorkel boat tour ($25 pp). It was okay, not great. We had better snorkeling at the other ports.
Took a cab ($8) to Mahahual to Doctor Dive where we had prearranged a snorkel boat tour ($25 pp). It was okay, not great. We had better snorkeling at the other ports. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Lot's of fun and added value after excursion by way of free beach break and drinks.
Sail Date: December 2018
Lot's of fun and added value after excursion by way of free beach break and drinks.
Lot's of fun and added value after excursion by way of free beach break and drinks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was good.
Sail Date: December 2018
Was good. Not a really nice snorkeling area but the guide did point out some cool things.
Was good. Not a really nice snorkeling area but the guide did point out some cool things. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice guide, only snorkelled in inner reef.
Sail Date: November 2018
Nice guide, only snorkelled in inner reef. Saw turtles but lack of coral. Lot of seaweed and jellyfish.
Nice guide, only snorkelled in inner reef. Saw turtles but lack of coral. Lot of seaweed and jellyfish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Took us out but no fish or underwater activity to see...
Sail Date: November 2018
Took us out but no fish or underwater activity to see...
Took us out but no fish or underwater activity to see... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We booked this online and it was less than 30., way cheaper than the ship.
Sail Date: September 2018
We booked this online and it was less than 30., way cheaper than the ship. There was tons of seaweed which was nasty and stinky. However, we saw great fish, an eagle ray, and lots of turtles, which made it worthwhile. Took a taxi to Krazy ... Read More
We booked this online and it was less than 30., way cheaper than the ship. There was tons of seaweed which was nasty and stinky. However, we saw great fish, an eagle ray, and lots of turtles, which made it worthwhile. Took a taxi to Krazy Lobster beach; they do not charge for loungers and umbrellas. We ate tacos which weren't very good but they didn't make us sick. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Costa Maya – Catamaran Cruise and Snorkel.
Sail Date: August 2018
Costa Maya – Catamaran Cruise and Snorkel. This was a great snorkel excursion. The crew, dressed in pirate outfits, were great! The catamaran was “o.k.”, there was a forward net to sit on and there was free soda and beer (after ... Read More
Costa Maya – Catamaran Cruise and Snorkel. This was a great snorkel excursion. The crew, dressed in pirate outfits, were great! The catamaran was “o.k.”, there was a forward net to sit on and there was free soda and beer (after snorkeling). The crew divided the group in to beginners, intermediate, and advanced snorkelers. For the beginners, they really took a lot of time and effort to make sure everyone had a great and safe experience. For the advanced group, they guide moved the group over the maximum amount of reef and then turned us loose at the end. The reef was beautiful with lots of tropical fish. There was a lot of Saragossa seaweed at point (common in the area). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Had an independent snorkel trip with a personal guide.
Sail Date: July 2018
Had an independent snorkel trip with a personal guide. Saw lots of stingrays, turtles barracudas, the very best snorkelling on our trip. Interesting because last time we went we didn't see anything on the reef. This was a small ... Read More
Had an independent snorkel trip with a personal guide. Saw lots of stingrays, turtles barracudas, the very best snorkelling on our trip. Interesting because last time we went we didn't see anything on the reef. This was a small Padi certified instructor. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked a beach day and snorkeling onshore.
Sail Date: July 2018
We booked a beach day and snorkeling onshore. It was easy and a very relaxing place. Go early because beach chairs are first come first serve.
We booked a beach day and snorkeling onshore. It was easy and a very relaxing place. Go early because beach chairs are first come first serve. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Pirate snorkel.
Sail Date: July 2018
Pirate snorkel. Nice operator. Did a great job. Corny but fun
Pirate snorkel. Nice operator. Did a great job. Corny but fun Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked a day pass at the Yaya Beach Club.
Sail Date: July 2018
Booked a day pass at the Yaya Beach Club. Had an hour-long snorkeling excursion where we got to see some sea-life and sea turtles. The beach club's lounges were excellent and the dining area was excellent, but we were constantly ... Read More
Booked a day pass at the Yaya Beach Club. Had an hour-long snorkeling excursion where we got to see some sea-life and sea turtles. The beach club's lounges were excellent and the dining area was excellent, but we were constantly harassed by beach vendors and saying "no thank you" about every five minutes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the catamaran/snorkeling excursion.
Sail Date: July 2018
We did the catamaran/snorkeling excursion. The tour guide "pirates" were a lot of fun. They took the time to fully explain how to snorkel and broke us up into beginners and experienced snorkelers. They were so patient and kind ... Read More
We did the catamaran/snorkeling excursion. The tour guide "pirates" were a lot of fun. They took the time to fully explain how to snorkel and broke us up into beginners and experienced snorkelers. They were so patient and kind to those who were scared. I would do this one again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was a catamaran with a pirate theme.
Sail Date: July 2018
It was a catamaran with a pirate theme. It was fun and reasonably priced.
It was a catamaran with a pirate theme. It was fun and reasonably priced. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took the Barrier Reef Snorkel excursion.
Sail Date: June 2018
We took the Barrier Reef Snorkel excursion. The ride out was about 45 minutes and very nice. Big boat and friendly people. The reef was beautiful! the water awesome. The snorkeling was not so great. It had rained the week before and ... Read More
We took the Barrier Reef Snorkel excursion. The ride out was about 45 minutes and very nice. Big boat and friendly people. The reef was beautiful! the water awesome. The snorkeling was not so great. It had rained the week before and the water was a little cloudy and not much to see. I think it would be worth trying again but i'd check the weather patterns from the previous 4-5 days. The people who hosted the excursion were very nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Guides were knowledgeable and great , area is shallow and the waters are more cloudy in this area.
Sail Date: May 2018
Guides were knowledgeable and great , area is shallow and the waters are more cloudy in this area. Still had a good time.
Guides were knowledgeable and great , area is shallow and the waters are more cloudy in this area. Still had a good time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Only one spirit felt sufficiently comfortable in the water to attempt this.
Sail Date: April 2018
Only one spirit felt sufficiently comfortable in the water to attempt this. Conditions were rough and even strong swimmers seemed to be struggling. The 'pirates' who organised it were very capable and friendly.
Only one spirit felt sufficiently comfortable in the water to attempt this. Conditions were rough and even strong swimmers seemed to be struggling. The 'pirates' who organised it were very capable and friendly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Pleasant boat ride to the snorkel area - but very very few fish to see.
Sail Date: April 2018
Pleasant boat ride to the snorkel area - but very very few fish to see. Quite uneventful.
Pleasant boat ride to the snorkel area - but very very few fish to see. Quite uneventful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked Costa Maya Reef Snorkeling through Costco / Shore Excursions Group.
Sail Date: April 2018
We booked Costa Maya Reef Snorkeling through Costco / Shore Excursions Group. Toucan Tours did a great job, greeting us shortly after we exited the port gates, providing shuttles for the short ride to/from the beach and setting us up with ... Read More
We booked Costa Maya Reef Snorkeling through Costco / Shore Excursions Group. Toucan Tours did a great job, greeting us shortly after we exited the port gates, providing shuttles for the short ride to/from the beach and setting us up with Rafael and Roberto. We went out on a small boat as with our family (5 people), anchored just off the reef and were taken on an extended snorkel tour that featured a handful of large sea turtles in their natural environment. Nothing fancy, but it was great having a guided personalized tour of the reef for the family. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
My daughter was impressed with the tour.
Sail Date: March 2018
My daughter was impressed with the tour. We saw some fish and turtles. I would like to have seen some more coral,. Was nice because my 6 year old grandchild was able to snorkel. Was promise a ride back for free if we didn't stay at ... Read More
My daughter was impressed with the tour. We saw some fish and turtles. I would like to have seen some more coral,. Was nice because my 6 year old grandchild was able to snorkel. Was promise a ride back for free if we didn't stay at beach we didn't stay at beach afterwards but had to pay for a taxi. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Average reef, expected more.
Sail Date: March 2018
Average reef, expected more.
Average reef, expected more. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went to Jamie's Blue Reef which was awesome.
Sail Date: March 2018
We went to Jamie's Blue Reef which was awesome. From there we went snorkeling. We saw fish, coral and sea turtles. It was awesome.
We went to Jamie's Blue Reef which was awesome. From there we went snorkeling. We saw fish, coral and sea turtles. It was awesome. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises