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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs

Cozumel, Mexico

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  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Free drinks included
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide


Make your way to the pier for your half-day snorkeling tour. Hop aboard your glass-bottom boat, where your skipper and guide shows you the amenities on board, including a restroom and an open bar of fruit juices, bottled water and beer. After a safety briefing, speed off to three fantastic snorkeling locations off Cozumel.

Sit back on your cushioned seat and relax as the boat heads to El Cielo, or ‘Heaven’ in Spanish. Slip on your gear and jump in! Spend about 20 to 25 minutes exploring the shallow and clear waters here, and discover gardens of sea stars on the white sandy sea floor.

Back on the boat, your skipper takes you to an excellent snorkeling location in the shallows of Columbia Reef. With visibility of nearly 200 feet (61 meters), delight in sighting sea turtles, communities of coral and a variety of fish, including barracuda, eagle rays and bar jacks.

After about 30 minutes at Columbia Reef, motor off to Palancar Reef, a star snorkeling attraction of Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park (Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel). As you drift-snorkel here for 30 minutes, your underwater tableau includes coral reef, turtles, rays, nurse sharks, moray eels, lobsters and a trove of tropical fish.

Your snorkeling forays complete, sail back to the pier. Enjoy access to its luxurious facilities; freshen up and then perhaps grab a bite to eat or drink (own expense). Or cap off the day with a final swim around Dzul-Ha Reef, steps away from the beach club.


  • Professional guide
  • Snorkel gear
  • Life vests
  • Snorkeling at 3 different locations
  • Unlimited drinks (fruit juices, bottled water and beer)
  • Access to the  Marina Fonatur facilities after the tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Marine fee, US$3
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to snorkel is 5 years
  • Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years
  • Passengers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum weight is 127 kg (280 lbs)
  • Please bring cash to pay the marine fee
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or people with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • It is recommended that you wear a swimsuit and bring sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen and a towel
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Note: Time spent at each of the reefs is approximate and depends on weather conditions and group size.

Meeting Point

Tour departs from Marina Fonatur. Check-in takes place 30 minutes prior to departure.
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
  • Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
  • Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
  • Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
  • Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
  • Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs


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