Columbia & El Cielo Reefs Snorkeling and Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park
- El Cielo Reef: This beautiful reef is highly regarded for its huge array of aquatic tenants including damselfish, rays and snappers.
- Columbia Reef: A shallow coral reef that doubles as a resting ground for turtles: they need vacations too.
- Onboard open bar: Toast to your snorkeling successes with a variety of draft beer, rum punch, margaritas, sodas and bottled water
- Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park: The largest beachfront attraction in Cozumel has sailing, jet skis, sports and plenty of room for beachside lounging.
- Stargazing: If you are lucky enough you can find "starfish”. The reef is named El Cielo (The Sky) because of the presence of "stars".
About this Cozumel tour
Scuba divers and snorkelers have been flocking to Cozumel, surrounded by thousands of miles of barrier reef on all sides, for decades. The famous Jacques Cousteau was the one who spread the word about it, after he took an unforgettable diving excursion there in 1960.
You'll soon find out what old Jacques was talking about when you come face-to-face with El Cielo and Columbia reefs. These reefs are second only to the Great Barrier Reef in size and second to none in fun.
Swim carefully as you explore this teeming underground treasure of sea life and color, because the coral here isn't just pretty: it's also the home to a wide variety of creatures like angelfish, black groupers, and octopi.
Experience an attraction that is equally beautiful for very different reasons: the open bar on board your snorkel boat. Celebrate your snorkeling trip through the water by drinking in your adult beverage of choice.
You can see the water from a very different perspective at the Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park, where you will enjoy attractions like parasailing, a hydro massage tub, and the island's only floating obstacle course that features water trampolines and aquatic icebergs. Please consider that some of these optional amenities, such as á-la-carte menu, sodas, cash bar, massaging, snorkel gear rental, wave runners, parasailing, and others, are available for an additional fee at the park. Ask your host for prices.
From Mother Nature's beauty to man-made water attractions, all the excitement and tranquility you want is waiting for you there.
Coral formations off the island of Cozumel are a part of the Mesoamerican Reef, the largest in the western hemisphere. Though it may seem like one formation, coral is actually composed of millions of small dead and living animals known as polyps, each of which is roughly the size of a teacup. Because it feeds on photosynthesis using the sun's energy, coral is more prevalent in shallow waters.
Puerta Maya Pier Meeting Point, International Pier Meeting Point, Punta Langosta Pier Meeting Point, Fiscal Ferry Pier. The park is open from 9 AM to 6 PM from Monday to Saturday, local Cozumel Time. Service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Major Credit Cards are accepted for extra charges for goods and services such as wave runners rental, parasailing, boat reef snorkel, massages, hair braiding, shopping, memorabilia, snorkel gear, towel rentals, locker and umbrella rentals, framed pictures, and more.
A domestic open bar on the beach is included.
Participants will return to their docking pier by taxi, not by ocean and should plan accordingly.
Participants must be able bodied to embark and debark the boat. Should also be able to snorkel without assistance. Vessels are not wheelchair accessible.
Water Sports, Beach, Scenic, Boat Tour, Food and Wine
Lunch - Buffet
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Travelers must be a minimum of 8 years of age to snorkel; younger children may accompany a parent in all other aspects of the tour program.
Suitable for travelers weighing up to 250 lbs.
Special Medical Restriction
If you have neck, back, knee or hip problems, cardiac or respiratory issues, or you are pregnant, this tour may not be suitable for you, due to the physical nature of the activity required. Participants who have been drinking alcohol will not be permitted to snorkel.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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