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The star attraction of Cozumel Reefs National Park (Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel), Palancar Reef is a rich underwater landscape ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. Aquatic species thrive amidst these colorful corals, including sea turtles, rays, nurse sharks, barracudas, moray eels, and a kaleidoscope of colorful fish.

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Parque Marino de Cozumel,One mile off the southeastern coast
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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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$60.00
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Colombia and El Cielo Reefs

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Colombia and El Cielo Reefs

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TRAVELER’S FAVORITE! Set off for a great Adventure to the Caribbean and admire the Spectacular marine life in the most amazing Snorkeling tour. Enjoy Cozumel's top attractions and most visited reefs in the Caribbean. Palancar reef, known by it's variety of abundant sea life, Columbia reef, full of brightly colored fish, turtles and coral formations and El Cielo reef, surrounded by amazing starfish all over it's white sandy bottom, considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the Mexican Caribbean. This Tour Start and ends within close proximity to Main Cruise ports, making it the perfect excursion for all travelers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Cozumel Shore Excursion: 3 Reefs Snorkel & El Cielo Experience

Cozumel Shore Excursion: 3 Reefs Snorkel & El Cielo Experience

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Enjoy a hassle-free excursion to some of Cozumel’s most striking natural attractions during this comprehensive full-day trip. Let the professionals deal with the day’s logistics while you relax with a cocktail in the shallows of El Cielo Beach, snorkel at the Palancar Reef off Cozumel, and visit Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Private Boat Charter Tour in Cozumel

Private Boat Charter Tour in Cozumel

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Customize your time on the water off Cozumel with this private boat charter. Choose where you'd like the captain to take you (depending on conditions and weather) and if you'd like to focus on beach-hopping, snorkeling, fishing, or just hanging out. Scuba diving is welcome for certified scuba divers only. All equipment for water sports included, as well as beer, nonalcoholic beverages, and snacks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$717.95
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Try Scuba Diving - No previous experience!

Try Scuba Diving - No previous experience!

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To many the thought of going beneath the waves can be very intimidating, especially when thinking about trying for your first time. This Cozumel Marine Park Scuba Diving Experience takes things slow, which is perfect for beginners. First, you’ll start in a private pool to practice before you go on two dives in the marine park. See fish and other marine life, as well difference species of coral.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.49
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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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$75.00
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Invisible Boat Snorkeling Adventure in Cozumel

Invisible Boat Snorkeling Adventure in Cozumel

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PERFECT FOR ALL TRAVELERS! Hope on aboard a unique experience in the only 100% transparent boat in the World. This is definitely one of the most original snorkeling tours in Cozumel. Discover shipwrecks, multicoloured fish, coral reefs and watch everything from above the surface or dare to discover the underwater world and be part of this Cozumel snorkeling adventure on a 100% Crystal-clear boat. This Cozumel snorkeling trip Start and ends within close proximity to Main Cruise ports, making it the ideal excursion for all travelers.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour from Playa del Carmen

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour from Playa del Carmen

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Combine snorkeling at two fantastic sites on this day trip from the Riviera Maya to Cozumel. After a ferry ride from Playa del Carmen, you’ll take a boat to Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park. Explore the warm waters of this protected coral reserve located off Cozumel’s southern coast. Marvel at the abundance of butterflyfish, parrotfish, snapper and more. Snorkel gear, buffet lunch, refreshments and round-trip hotel transport from the mainland are all included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.13
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El Cielo Palancar and Columbia Snorkeling Tour

El Cielo Palancar and Columbia Snorkeling Tour

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We focus on providing a unique experience to each visitor from the moment they book until the end of the tour. This Boat has a glass floor in the center so you can see the bottom of the sea while we move from one reef to another. We are a Cozumel native company passionate about serving all tourists who want to explore the beauties of the Caribbean.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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El Cielo in Cozumel

El Cielo in Cozumel

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Cozumel, island chosen for its beautiful crystalline beaches and its beautiful starfish, come and enjoy a beautiful day in the beautiful waters of the Mexican Caribbean. Enjoy this beautiful boat ride to the fullest, visiting the coasts of the Island and admiring its beautiful nature full of vegetation, if you are an expert in snorkeling then prepare your aquatic camera and explore every corner of these reefs that we are going to explore, we will find starfish, multicolored fish that will come to you to welcome you to its beautiful coral reefs that are part of the second largest barrier in the world and we have it in Mexico, if we have your luck we will be able to see manta rays, barracudas and more. Our boats have a controlled capacity of 6 people, in order to offer you a personalized service and enjoy the activity, so we recommend that you reserve your place in advance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Catamaran Snorkel to El Cielo and Tortugas Beach Club

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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$59.99
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El Cielo and Snorkel Private Excursion

El Cielo and Snorkel Private Excursion

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Cruise along Cozumel’s coastline aboard your own private boat on this personalized snorkeling excursion. Opt to snorkel around the barrier reef or to shallow sandbars, and customize the itinerary to your preferences, choosing from locations such as El Cielo, Palancar Reef, and Colombia Reef. Your crew can recommend stops and adapt the itinerary to fit the needs of your group, so kids can enjoy this excursion too.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$520.00
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El Cielo Cozumel

El Cielo Cozumel

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Our experience begins with transportation from your hotel to the Maritime terminal of Playa del Carmen where we will take the ferry to cross the island, when a glass bottom boat arrives we will be waiting to take us to travel 2 reefs (Palancar and Colombia), we will continue our tour and we will go to the beautiful beach “ The sky ”where you can see dozens of starfish at a depth of no more than 3 meters, We will continue the journey to El Cielito beach where the depth of the sea is not more than 1 meter there you can see manta rays and fish that cross your feet, an experience that you can not miss, we will end our tour in a restaurant where you can delight your palate With a unique seasoning, we finish the tour at the doors of your hotel again.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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Catamaran Snorkeling to El Cielo and Beach Break

Catamaran Snorkeling to El Cielo and Beach Break

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Visitors flock to Cozumel for its idyllic landscapes and pristine beaches and this half-day catamaran tour helps you to explore it all. Join a small group and climb aboard your vessel for hours of swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the sun. Explore coral reefs, relax on the sandbanks, and enjoy time to play on the inflatable water park at Tortugas Beach Club.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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Cozumel Reef Snorkeling Tour

Cozumel Reef Snorkeling Tour

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Explore some of Mexico’s top snorkeling locations on this comprehensive adventure to beautiful Cozumel. World-famous for its diving, the island boasts great snorkeling spots and fascinating underwater sights. This complete tour takes you to you five different coral reefs, Cozumel’s best and most important ones. Upon arriving on the island, board a speedboat and head to El Cielo, the popular national park on the southern tip. Put on your snorkel gear and plunge into the cool waters of the Caribbean to take in the incomparable beauty of the marine flora and fauna you are witnessing. Colorful coral formations, playful tropical fish, and with some luck, graceful sea turtles and stingrays, form the breathtaking seascapes. In addition, you will discover the Palancar, Columbia, Chankanaab and Paradise Reefs—each representing a unique experience. Back on the island, enjoy a lunch on the beach, before continuing to San Miguel, Cozumel’s main town.
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to El Cielo at Cozumel from Cancun
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Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to El Cielo at Cozumel from Cancun

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Enjoy the most complete tour to one of the most beautiful places in Mexico, "El Cielo" in Cozumel. El cielo is one of the most beautiful beaches in mexico and its name is due to the large number of starfish that you can find at this part of the caribbean sea, an unforgettable place To start this tour we will pick you up at your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya to go to Playa del Carmen to take the ferry to Cozumel (Ferry ticket included) to set sail on the 4-hour tour to swim and snorkel in three places, El cielo , Colombia reef and Palancar reef, We include life jackets, fins, visor and a new snorkel tube. These places are a wonder of nature and swimming in these places is a unique and unforgettable experience, during the boat trip you can enjoy water, Soda or Beer. Then we will visit "El Cielito" a beautiful beach at Cozumel, here we will enjoy a buffet lunch with a refreshing drink and at the end we will have 2 hours to walk around the island before to return to your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day El Cielo Tour in Cozumel with Transportation
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Full-Day El Cielo Tour in Cozumel with Transportation

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Swim and snorkel at El Cielo, Palancar, and Colombia reefs on this Cozumel day cruise from Cancun and the Riviera Maya. All transport including hotel pickup and drop-off and ferries are included, along with your lunch and drinks, meaning you have more time to focus on the sun and sea instead. White sands and reefs full of wildlife await.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$154.18
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Come to visit "El Cielo" at Cozumel with this complete Snorkeling Adventure

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Experience Cozumel’s reef on this small-group door-to-door snorkeling adventure from Cancun and Riviera Maya hotels. You’ll swim and snorkel at three separate spots: El Cielo, known for starfish, Columbia Reef and Palancar Reef, with full equipment provided, including a new snorkel tube. Enjoy water, soda or beer as you cruise, then savor a buffet lunch on the beach with a drink. A small dock fee is payable on the day.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.60
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour to Palancar Reef and El Cielo

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour to Palancar Reef and El Cielo

Make the most out of your day in Cozumel and escape the crowds. On this tour to El Cielo with snorkeling, we go South to the Cozumel Marine Park. Snorkel the famous reefs Palancar and Colombia and see plenty of trropical fish, shallow corals as well as amazing sea creatures. After an extensive snorkel adventure we take you to the magificient El Cielo, where you can already see the starfish from the surface in the cristal clear waters. Snorkel along the white sand and enjoy the beautiful colors of the Caribbean. We will take you to shallower waters, called El Cielito and have a snack with guacamole and fresh fruits. Beers and sodas are also included in the tour. At this place, huge sting rays swim in the water, an amazing experience. Take your friends, family or partner on this exclusive excursion and enjoy Cozumel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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Cozumel Catamaran Experience with Snorkeling & Beach Club

Cozumel Catamaran Experience with Snorkeling & Beach Club

Spend a fun-packed half day in paradise, snorkeling and swimming on one of Mexico's top beaches. Cruise in a luxurious catamaran along the Cozumel coastline, and snorkel above the fascinating El Palancar Reef. The adventure continues on a private beach club in El Cielo, a national park famous for its pristine nature and spectacular beaches. Swim, relax, or play in the unique inflatable water park. You can even go kayaking and paddleboarding. A delicious lunch featuring an Angus cheeseburger and a salad bar is included, along with open bar. On your way back, sip your favorite drinks, enjoy the views or join the onboard party with your crew.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Cozumel Private 4-hour Boat Tour to El Cielo with Snorkeling

Cozumel Private 4-hour Boat Tour to El Cielo with Snorkeling

Make the most out of your day in Cozumel and and enjoy the amazing Cozumel Marine Park. On this tour to El Cielo with snorkeling, we go South to the Marine Park. Snorkel the famous reefs Palancar and Colombia and see plenty of trropical fish, shallow corals as well as amazing sea creatures. After an extensive snorkel adventure we take you to the magificient El Cielo, where you can already see the starfish from the surface in the cristal clear waters. Snorkel along the white sand and enjoy the beautiful colors of the Caribbean. We will take you to shallower waters, called El Cielito and have a snack with guacamole and fresh fruits. Beers and sodas are also included in the tour. At this place, huge sting rays swim in the water, an amazing experience. This is a private tour, so our guests define the schedule and the stops. Some prefer less snorkeling and more time at El Cielito. Take your friends, family or partner on this exclusive excursion and enjoy Cozumel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$380.00
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Should I book Palancar Reef tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palancar Reef can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Palancar Reef 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palancar Reef costs USD 45.00. Guided Palancar Reef tours start around USD 45.00 per person.
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