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Cozumel Catamaran Marine Park Snorkel, Cielo Sandbar, and Playa Mia Beach Park Excursion

Cozumel, Mexico (Excursion ID S1595)

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  • Duration
    5 hours
  • Activity Level
  • Minimum Age
    6 Years Old
  • Languages
    EN | ES


  • Round-trip transportation from the meeting point near your cruise ship terminal!
  • English-speaking PADI-certified snorkel shore excursion guides!
  • Snorkel at 2 locations - El Cielo Starfish Bay and Columbia Reef!
  • Marine toilette on board the catamaran boat!
  • Bottled water and canned soft drinks on board the catamaran!
  • Complimentary draft beer, rum punch, and Margaritas after the snorkeling portion!
  • The snorkel set includes varied-sized fins, a sanitized snorkel, a silicone mask, and a vest for the boat!
  • Marine park fee!
  • Entrance fee to Playa Mia Grand Beach Park!
  • 1-hour Beach Break at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park afterward!
  • The open domestic bar at Playa Mia!

Enjoy snorkeling at two of Cozumel's top stops - El Cielo Starfish Bay and Columbia Reef. Hop aboard the Aqua Dream Catamaran and enjoy snorkeling followed by a beach break at Playa Mia Grand Beach Club.

With a capacity of 60, pick a spot and relax during your ride to the snorkel sites. The catamaran crew will circulate on the deck to pass out cold beverages during the 1-hour sail. When you arrive at the famed Columbia coral reef, the shore excursion crew will pass out the snorkel gear and show you how to use it. They will then assist you into the water and lead you on a guided drift snorkel. This means that the gentle current will guide you over the reefs and you will not have to use your fins too much. There is a lot of beautiful marine life to see as you glide from one reef to the other. The time takes about 45 minutes to drift snorkel over Colombia Reef.

Then hop back on board the catamaran and head to the magical, El Cielo (in Spanish) or "heaven" in English about a 15-minute sail away. This special location is also known as Starfish Bay. This is a shallow white sandy bottom bay only accessible by boat. Starfish of many varieties are scattered along the bottom. Guests may use the snorkel gear to glide over the starfish or relax in the shallow water (on average the water is approximately 3 feet deep). Guests will have approximately 45 minutes to enjoy this special bay that not many guests ever get to see.

At the end of the snorkel part of this Playa Mia Catamaran Shore Excursion, you will be assisted back aboard the Aqua Dream catamaran boat. The excursion crew will have an open bar ready to refresh you! The captain will then set sail for Playa Mia Beach Club for your beach break. At Playa Mia, you will have about 1-hour to enjoy the lunch buffet and all the facilities at the beach club. There is a lot to choose from and do. You will also have an open bar!

At the end of your Cozumel catamaran excursions with a beach break, the staff will send you back to your pier via taxi. Guests may also have the option to stay at Playa Mia and return to the cruise ship at their leisure and at their own expense. Note the opening hours at Playa Mia Beach Club are 9:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

    A Partial List of Playa Mia Beach Park Attractions: Restaurant, bars, beach, cantina pool, twin pool slides, Oasis Pool with Hydro Massages, kids pool, floating water park (in the ocean), underwater Mayan city snorkeling area (snorkel gear for rent).

    A Partial List of Playa Mia Amenities, Games, Activities, and Services (included): Kids games, Wi-Fi internet (at a coffee shop), lounge chairs, Hobie Cat sailboats, kayaks, pedal boats, water tricycles, floating mats, and inner tubes, bungee trampoline, ping pong, snorkeling gear (at additional cost), beach volleyball and soccer, playground, shopping area, showers, dressing rooms, and restrooms, live vests, lifesaving service, and supervision, rescue boat, first aid center, and paramedic.

    Cold Station Buffet: House salad, Caribbean salad, pasta salad, fish ceviche, vinaigrette, Caesar dressing, season tropical fruits, corn, beet, carrots, tortilla chips, guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapenos, red sauce, sour cream, croutons, Parmesan cheese, other cheeses.

    Entrees: Breaded fish fillet, fried tacos, chicken fajitas, shrimp fajitas, beef fajitas, chicken wings, chicken BBQ, burgers, fish steak.

    Side Dishes: fried potatoes, french fries, mashed potatoes, Mexican rice, fried beans, house bread, corn tortillas, mac and cheese, catchup, mayo, and mustard.

    Desserts: Rice pudding, Jell-O (various flavors), and assorted cookies.

    National Open Bar: Purified bottled water, soft drinks, draft beer, juice, mixed drinks with tequila, mezcal, brandy, rum or vodka (such as margaritas, pina colada, rum punch, daiquiris), house wine, coffee, and unlimited flavored water.

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Enjoy snorkeling at two top spots - Cielo Starfish Sandbar and Columbia marine park reef, then have a beach break at Playa Mia Beach Park. An amazing Cozumel catamaran snorkel excursion combo!


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San Antonio
Our family loved it!!
     5/5  (Visited on June 2023)
We booked an excursion and the team made the whole experience so much fun. It was the majority of my family’s first time snorkeling and they were very helpful. Not to mention the gorgeous views.
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Snorkel and Resort
     5/5  (Visited on January 2017)
It was a great experience! The guide was very friendly and informative. They had everything that was described on the website.
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Rochester, Michigan
Loved it
     5/5  (Visited on April 2017)
I can't say enough about how great this excursion was. We had a group of 80 on the boat and everyone loved it. The crew was fabulous. The boat ride plus the beach made for a perfect day.
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Slidell, LA
Great experience
     5/5  (Visited on February 2016)
This was an excellent tour. The boat crew and dive masters were excellent. The boat was very nice, clean, new and safe. The snorkelling was excellent and the dive masters were extremely helpful, even as a beginner I was very comfortable and they helped me have fun. I highly recommend this tour.
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Our Favorite stop!
     5/5  (Visited on April 2015)
My wife and I enjoyed this excursion back in April. The boat was great. The snorkeling was nice but the depth was a little too much (15-30 ft). The gear was great and the guides were excellent (the best snorkling guides I've had...sorry do not remember their names). My wife does not like to snorkel but the guides were able to get her in the water and she enjoyed the whole trip! The stop a Playa Mia is perfect, a little rushed but thats what excursions with multiple stops are like. The resort is really nice, the buffet had a large selection and was as good or better than the food on the ship. You are at the resort long enough to eat and relax...only you want to say :) The boat ride back was the best part, we enjoyed drinks and dancing on the deck. I will definately be back!
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Worth every penny
     5/5  (Visited on March 2014)
I wish there were more tours like this one. The boat is really beautiful and there is so much room - we liked hanging out in the very front. There were some people that just stayed on the boat to soak up the sun. Just the snorkeling part and the boat trip was great but then the boat took us to Playa Mia and the day got even better. Included was the buffet which we went back to a couple of time because there were so many choices. We would recommend this to everyone, even if you don't snorkel.
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Fun but kinda restrictive
     4/5  (Visited on February 2014)
We really enjoyed the snorkeling part but the whole tour was on a strict time schedule and we felt rushed.
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Oakland Bay area
Glad to see this offered
     4/5  (Visited on January 2014)
My family did this back at the middle of January and had a wonderful time. The snorkeling was good but not fabulous although everyone had a great time. We snorkeled for about an hour and then the boat took us to Playa Mia. We had open buffet and got to use all of the things at the beach club. The only negative things I can say is that it did not have open bar at the beach club (although there was open bar on the catamaran) and the minimum age is 10yrs old.
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