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San Miguel de Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel Coral Reef Snorkeling by Glass Bottom Boat with Guide

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Safety measures
icon2 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the waters off the coast of Cozumel in just a couple of hours on this stress-free snorkeling excursion, a great choice for first-time visitors with limited time. Board a glass bottom boat and enjoy easy transportation to shallow underwater reefs, stopping to snorkel and see colorful tropical fish and maybe sea turtles or stingrays. Plus, snorkeling equipment and chilled beers, soft drinks, and water are provided.
  • Cruise along Cozumel’s coastline aboard a glass bottom boat
  • Ideal for a shore excursion or for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Snorkel at underwater reefs with a guide; snorkeling equipment included
  • Choose from multiple departure times to easily fit this tour into your schedule
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Beer (available after the snorkeling activity)
Soft drinks and Bottled purified water (available during the entire trip)
Bilingual guide
Snorkel tube (free to take as souvenir)
Use of snorkel equipment (fins, mask and life vest)
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Marine and Pier fees ($5.00 USD cash per passenger)
  • El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel , Km 4.5, Av. Rafael E. Melgar, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

    This is our main meeting point, but please remember that we have two alternative meeting points within walking distance for cruise ships and mainland passengers; please contact Safe Tours Cozumel to inform us where you will need to be welcome.

  • Hotel Barracuda , Av. Rafael E. Melgar 628, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

    The "Barracuda" hotel is located just across the street from "La Mega" grocery store, it's walking distance from the Ferry pier and the Punta Langosta pier at Cozumel downtown.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
    • Arrive 30 minutes before the departure time
    • Recommended items: shoes which can get wet, biodegradable sunscreen, bathing suit under clothes, extra t-shirt to protect yourself while swimming, towel and dry changing clothes
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • $5 USD per passenger need to be paid in cash for the Marine and Pier fees
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • We have two additional meeting points within walking distance for cruise ships and mainland passengers; please contact Safe Tours Cozumel if you'd like to be met at one of them.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • For mainland passengers: Remember this activity starts at Cozumel. We recommend you arrive at the ferry pier in Playa del Carmen an hour before your ferry departs so that you can make it on time. If you fail to show up on time and miss the ferry, we won't be able to help you and can't provide a refund.
    • For cruise ship passengers: This activity follows Cozumel Time which is not always the same as your cruise ship's time. Please be mindful of this.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Safe Tours Cozumel
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cozumel Coral Reef Snorkeling by Glass Bottom Boat with Guide?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Cozumel Coral Reef Snorkeling by Glass Bottom Boat with Guide.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Cozumel Coral Reef Snorkeling by Glass Bottom Boat with Guide?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    See all safety measures taken by Cozumel Coral Reef Snorkeling by Glass Bottom Boat with Guide.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Cozumel Coral Reef Snorkeling by Glass Bottom Boat with Guide?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Cozumel Coral Reef Snorkeling by Glass Bottom Boat with Guide.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cozumel Coral Reef Snorkeling by Glass Bottom Boat with Guide?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Cozumel Coral Reef Snorkeling by Glass Bottom Boat with Guide.

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    • "Friendly and professional staff help beginners who need it, and let experienced swimmers explore on their own." See review
    • "For people who are experienced, with your own gears, you may want to look for another tour." See review

    Reviews

    5.0
    star-5
    188 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

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    star-5
    Best Snorkeling tour at the best price!
    Ximena_T
    , May 2022
    Me and my husband did this tour while we were on our cruise and we had a great time! We have some friends that did a snorkeling excursion through the cruise line and we had a better experience than they did! We went to the 3 locations, as described, and were given as many drinks as we wanted during the boat rides (water, lemonade, soda, beer). The guides were helpful at pointing out cool fish (I saw a sting ray!), and making sure that anyone who isn’t a confident/strong swimmer feels safe. You don’t have to wear a life jacket or fins, but they are available if needed. The tour guides are friendly and fun! And 2 hours is just the right amount of time for something like this- not too short to where you’re left wanting more, and not too long to where you’re exhausted after. I would say it’s the best snorkeling tour at the best price.
    star-5
    Just good salt of the Earth people
    Blair_B
    , May 2022
    Sorry for no pics, but I was wrangling 2 kids. I got to snorkel though! This crew went above and beyond to make sure my hubs and I got in the water. They held my 8 month old, got my 4 year old in the water close to the boat because she was scared, and didn’t blink an eye at anything my daughter needed from bathroom needs to beverages. There might be swankier invisible boats but this crew understands hospitality.
    star-5
    Highly recommended
    Gilbert_L
    , May 2022
    One word to describe the tour 'AWESOME". Good organzied staffs and responsible guides let you peace of mind to enjoy the trip
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Fun snorkling in Cozumel
    Sharon_M
    , May 2022
    We had a great time on this trip. I would highly recommend it- we went to three locations in two hours, saw a ton of fish, and our guide was terrific. The whole thing went very smoothly, including a last minute change we requested, and pleasantly agreed to by tour - the early trip at 9:30 was lovely, and sunny but not too much sun!
    star-5
    Would definitely do again!
    Karla_G
    , Apr 2022
    Excellent service from start to finish! Enjoyed the conversation we're had with owner and they explained everything we would be doing, even making sure we got on boat currently. Julian was our snorkle guide and I can guarantee you he loves his "job". Very informative and put us at ease with our excursion. I can say this was the most amazing day we've ever had!! We will for sure book with them again.
    star-5
    Great experience with an incredible team
    Toni_H
    , Apr 2022
    One of the best executed tours I ever had with an incredible team. You can pick a starting point that suits you best, where a friendly staff member picks you up & gets you a taxi (included in tour price) that brings you to the pier and back later. We were lucky and the only two guests for the day with our amazing guide Julian. If you're interested, you can learn tons of information about the work at the reef, the underwater world, diving in general, filming & pictures under water and much more. Everybody speaks great English, snorkeling gear is fine, price is super fair. There are no hidden costs - the team deserves the tips, though. We felt in the best hands during every minute of the experience and can only recommend it.
    star-5
    Well worth it
    Scott_L
    , Apr 2022
    Great tour guides on the boat, friendly family run business that get you transport to the boat and back.
    star-5
    Great time!!
    John_S
    , Apr 2022
    The 2nd stop to the north was outstanding snorkling. The crew was very friendly and even pucked up a couple that missed the boat when we first keft.
    star-5
    Great 5 star experience (good and bad things included)
    Prasad_N
    , Apr 2022
    I will share both the good and the bad about this experience. The bad is only for the owner to make this even better. Note to the readers that it is still a 5 stars experience and highly recommended. Good 1. Owner is very responsive to email and answers all the questions which gives you a lot of confidence. In my case, we were a party of 4 (me, wife and 2 kids). Me and wife did not know swimming but the owner assured us that we will still be able to do this. 2. The guides themselves were good and made us feel really comfortable in the water. Out of the 2 guides which came along with us, one was with the group of experienced swimmers and the other was with us, the non-swimmers and kids. Bad 1. We were in the middle of the ocean and suddenly a photographer appeared from nowhere. He took 1 photo of the kids and then started negotiating prices. Since we were not interested, we said we would pass. He again appeared on the second stop in the water and wanted to find out why we were not getting photos and gave new prices. At this time, we said ok just so that he leaves us alone to enjoy the trip. Although the photos are good and we do not regret it, we feel that it is wrong to get the customer in the middle of the water and seems like a pressure tactic. I have seen comments from the owner that the photographer is not related to them which i find it hard to believe. If that is the actual case, he should not be allowed to contact your customers again and again. I want to stress to the readers that this is just a small irritant and the trip by and large is really good.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Hello Prasad_N, I would like to thank you for leaving such a kind review and making it so detailed; we are thrilled to hear you had a good time and enjoyed our crew's assistance. As we've stated before, I feel the need to say that the photographer is not a part of our crew. He works in the area and takes pictures for all visitors that go to that reef. We are sorry about his insistence and how he made you feel pressured into buying from him, and though we know that wasn't his intention, we want to apologize for the annoyance it caused you while trying to have fun. We wish you the best and hope you get to take good memories with you of your time on the island and hopefully visit in the future. Best wishes, Bee Díaz
    star-5
    Great mini day out!
    Nathan_N
    , Apr 2022
    This is a great trip for people short on time/less experienced with snorkeling. We saw lots of tropical fish, a sting ray and an eel. There was only 3 of us on the trip, which made it really personalised and fun!
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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