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Columbia Reef Tours and Tickets

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Columbia Reef is famous for its complex architecture of caves, arches, and coral spires. Here, you can find schools of snapper, barracudas, sea turtles, scorpion fish, and even the rare passing nurse shark. With both shallow coral gardens and deep ocean-floor caverns, the reef is accessible to snorkelers and scuba divers alike.

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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and El Cielo Reefs

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and El Cielo Reefs

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Whether you're an experienced snorkeler or an absolute beginner, fully trained guides let you make the most of Cozumel's famous reef on this half-day snorkeling tour. Hit three of the island's hottest snorkeling spots: Palancar Reef, Columbia Reef and Playa el Cielo, known for the starfish that decorate its white sands. Your package includes drinks and snorkeling gear; marine fees are payable in cash on the day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD59.00
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs

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Sail the shimmering sea on a glass-bottom boat and snorkel at specular reefs off the coast of Cozumel on this half-day guided tour of the National Marine Park. At El Cielo, named after heaven itself, marvel at the sea stars that decorate the sandy ocean floor. Float beside sea turtles at Columbia Reef then plunge into the crystal clear waters of Palancar Reef to discover fascinating fish, nurse sharks, and colorful coral reefs. Between sublime snorkeling stops, refresh with complimentary beverages as the warm sun soothes your skin on this unforgettable ocean odyssey.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Invisible Boat Snorkeling Adventure in Cozumel

Invisible Boat Snorkeling Adventure in Cozumel

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Admire the underwater wonderland of the Caribbean Sea without getting wet on an invisible boat tour. Unlike traditional glass-bottom boats, this vessel is entirely transparent, to enhance you views of marine life—you'll also have the chance to swim and snorkel in the water, which is home to a plethora of tropical fish. Plus, you can choose from several start times to suit your schedule.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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El Cielo reef by Catamaran with Beach Club

El Cielo reef by Catamaran with Beach Club

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Combine a visit to Quintana Roo’s most famous underwater reefs with complimentary snacks and drinks at a relaxing beach club during this two-for-one combo adventure. Hop aboard a motor-powered catamaran and explore Palancar, Columbia and El Cielo reefs using provided snorkeling gear. Then, get exclusive pool, lounger, and umbrella access at the wifi-equipped beach club, where you’ll also enjoy snacks and alcoholic drinks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Catamaran Snorkel to El Cielo and Tortugas Beach Club
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Catamaran Snorkel to El Cielo and Tortugas Beach Club

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Hop on board our comfortable Catamaran to visit Cozumel’s Landmark: El Cielo. Sunbathe while sailing along the beautiful coastline of Cozumel on way to its world famous coral reef barrier, the second largest in the World. Enjoy of music and a spectacular views while working on your tan or just relax before arriving to the first of two snorkeling stops. Every snorkel trip is different, so be ready to spot multicolor fishes, turtles, sea rays, dolphins and many more species. Then is off to the breathtaking El Cielo. A natural bay of crystal clear waters, named after the sea stars you may find at the sandy bottom. Enjoy refreshments, seasonal fresh fruit, snacks and freshly made fish ceviche during this stop. Now is sail back to the starting point, The Coolest Beach Club in Cozumel: Tortugas. A funtastic inflatable water park, music, beach lounge chairs, umbrellas, bathrooms and more!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cozumel Reef Snorkeling Tour

Cozumel Reef Snorkeling Tour

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The island of Cozumel is famous for its abundant coral reefs, making it an ideal place to snorkel. Join a small group and head out onto the water for a day of swimming and snorkeling. Board a speedboat and discover several reefs where you can observe marine species like tropical fish, sea turtles, and even stingrays.
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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El Cielo Cozumel

El Cielo Cozumel

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Travel to Cozumel for a day of maritime exploration with this excursion. You'll spend time visiting beautiful beaches and reef areas, with plenty of time to snorkel among colorful tropical fish. You'll also have free time to explore at your own pace. Also, lunch at a local restaurant is included in the tour price.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cozumel Snorkeling El Cielo, Palancar and Columbia Reefs All Inclusive

Cozumel Snorkeling El Cielo, Palancar and Columbia Reefs All Inclusive

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Cozumel Sky Tour plus Snorkel, discover marine life in one of the most recommended places to do it, the island of Cozumel. Start your adventure aboard the boat. When you arrive at the pier you will receive directions to start this activity. Enjoy knowing two reefs, Paradise and Colombia, areas where you can observe the abundance of fish and marine creatures, starfish, fish of the Caribbean marine fauna. You will have approximately 30 minutes to snorkel in each section. You will also have free time to swim in the Sky, a beach known for its crystalline waters and bottom with sea stars.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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El Cielo Cozumel Snorkeling by Private Boat

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El Cielo Cozumel Snorkeling by Private Boat

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Have fun aboard your Private boat and experience Cozumel water treasures in this incredible snorkeling adventure. This 4 hours family-friendly Private tour will take you out to the most renowned reefs and spectacular locations in the mexican coast including famous El Cielo Beach named after its white sandy bottom surrounded by beautiful starfish, definitely a true paradise on earth! Snacks, beers, soft drinks and fresh Ceviche are included and served while you enjoy the refreshing waters at your stop at El Cielito, a shallow beach area with baby rays around. This Private tour starts and ends very close to main cruise ports making it the ideal excursion for All travelers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD386.10
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USD429.00
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USD429.00
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Full-Day Cruise in Cozumel Island with Snorkeling

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Full-Day Cruise in Cozumel Island with Snorkeling

The Caribbean Sea is completely fascinating, the turquoise color of its waters and its clarity will make you marvel at this scenery. If you are thinking of visiting Riviera Maya, you have to enjoy a tourlike this one. The island boasts incomparable views, in and out of the water. It is one of the preferred destinations for snorkelling thanks to the fact that it is part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Its reef is one of the most famous in the world (and extensive with more than 30 km), especially promoted by the oceanographer Jean Jacques Cousteau, We will visit the three most beautiful places on the entire island, where we can immerse ourselves in the crystal clear sea full of life and colors. two spots of the second largest reef in the world and playa el cielo which is home to thousands of starfish. an incredible view, sun, beach and lots of fun await you
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD139.50
USD155.00
USD15.50 savings
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USD155.00
USD15.50 savings

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour, (El Cielo, Palancar and Columbia Reef)

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour, (El Cielo, Palancar and Columbia Reef)

The Caribbean Sea is completely fascinating, the turquoise color of its waters and its clarity will make you marvel at this scenery. If you are thinking of visiting Riviera Maya, you have to enjoy a tour in Cozumel. To get there you must take a flight to Cancun and then the ferry to this enchanted place. The island boasts incomparable views, in and out of the water. It is one of the preferred destinations for snorkeling thanks to the fact that it is part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Its reef is one of the most famous in the world (and extensive with more than 30 km), especially promoted by the oceanographer Jean Jacques Cousteau, who recorded a documentary on underwater life in 1961. Mayan settlement related to rites of worship to the gods, the island of Cozumel was sighted by Juan de Grijalva in 1518 but was not continuously inhabited for centuries. Corsairs like Jean Laffite used it as a point of refuge, or a docking point for trade to Europe.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD150.00
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Cozumel Sky Private Catamaran Tour with Snorkeling

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Cozumel Sky Private Catamaran Tour with Snorkeling

You and your companions will be able to enjoy the wonders of Cozumel's reefs aboard the Zeus catamaran. You will be attended by a professional and responsible crew, who will make sure you have a great day. On the tour we will visit three different places of interest in Cozumel. You and your companions will be able to visit the Colombian reef, a wonderful snorkeling site where we can see a lot of marine life. We are going to visit the star sanctuary in El Cielo and enjoy El Cielito with its beautiful turquoise blue.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD1,080.00
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USD1,200.00
USD120.00 savings
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USD1,080.00
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USD1,200.00
USD120.00 savings

Full-Day Snorkeling Tour in Cozumel with Pick Up

Full-Day Snorkeling Tour in Cozumel with Pick Up

Its reef is one of the most famous in the world (and extensive with more than 30 km), especially promoted by the oceanographer Jean Jacques Cousteau, who recorded a documentary on underwater life in 1961. Mayan settlement related to rites of worship to the gods, the island of Cozumel was sighted by Juan de Grijalva in 1518 but was not continuously inhabited for centuries. Corsairs like Jean Laffite used it as a point of refuge, or a docking point for trade to Europe. The Caribbean Sea is completely fascinating, the turquoise colour of its waters and its clarity will make you marvel at this scenery. If you are thinking of visiting Riviera Maya, you have to enjoy a tour in Cozumel. To get there you must take a flight to Cancun and then the ferry to this enchanted place. The island boasts incomparable views, in and out of the water. It is one of the preferred destinations for snorkelling thanks to the fact that it is part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD155.00
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