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Palancar Reef Tours and Activities

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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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Cozumel Snorkel Tour: Columbia, Palancar and El Cielo Beach

Cozumel Snorkel Tour: Columbia, Palancar and El Cielo Beach

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Thanks to a glass boat, this Cozumel snorkeling trip is the perfect choice for travelers in groups with a mixed interest in snorkeling. Though you head out to three spectacular snorkeling locations known for their active reefs, you can also choose to relax and enjoy looking at the tropical fish, starfish, and more from on board the boat.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Colombia and Cielo Reefs

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Colombia and Cielo Reefs

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Set off for adventure to the caribbean and admire the spectacular marine life in the most incredible Cozumel snorkeling tour, explore the caribbean sea and its underwater treasures while you snorkel at 3 of the most spectacular marine attractions: Palancar reef, Columbia reef and the magical El Cielo Beach surrounded by beautiful starfish and sandy white bottom. PLEASE NOTE: El Cielo Beach recently opened its waters to public for a limited time, don't miss your only chance to visit one the most amazing attractions in the caribbean!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.99
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$49.99
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El Cielo reef by Catamaran and Beach Club

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El Cielo reef by Catamaran and Beach Club

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Hop on aboard your catamaran for a fun sail to magnificent reefs and great snorkeling and after, head back to a signature Beach Club to relax and enjoy the beauty of Cozumel and it's crystal clear waters. At your arrival our Staff will lead you to board our party catamaran with music and the most friendly crew you’ll find in the island. After a short sail, plunge in the turquoise waters of Cozumel to discover the beauty of the underwater world and amazing sea life. After visiting two reefs, we’ll head to El Cielo, Cozumel’s landmark and most wanted location due it's natural sand bars and starfish area in the sandy bottom. Once your snorkeling fun is over enjoy of music, refreshments and snacks served aboard specially prepared for you. Once back to shore, enjoy the Beach Club and it's amenities which will make you feel like home!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.55
$69.00
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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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Invisible Boat Snorkeling Adventure

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Invisible Boat Snorkeling Adventure

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Hope on aboard a unique experience aboard the only Clear boat in the Caribbean and discover Cozumel in the most amazing way. Shipwrecks, multicoloured fish, coral reef and abundant marine life to be discovered while you snorkel or simply from aboard the boat. Watch everything from above the surface, discover the underwater world and be part of a fun snorkel trip in a 100% Clear boat.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.54
$46.16
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Cozumel Reef Snorkeling Tour

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Cozumel Reef Snorkeling Tour

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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.55
$89.00
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Complete Tour to "El Cielo" at Cozumel with transportation included!

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$154.18
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 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Complete Snorkeling tour to El Cielo at Cozumel from Cancun and Riviera Maya

Complete Snorkeling tour to El Cielo at Cozumel from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.32
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$155.32
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Try Scuba Diving - No previous experience!

Try Scuba Diving - No previous experience!

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Our expert staff will get you comfortable in our private pool before taking you to the reef. Once you are ready we head to the boat and go diving ont he amazing reefs of Cozumel!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.49
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Cozumel Heaven

Cozumel Heaven

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.00
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$114.00
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Come to visit

Come to visit "El Cielo" at Cozumel with this complete Snorkeling Adventure

Come to visit "El Cielo" at Cozumel.and be part of an unforgettable experience! 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$157.60
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$157.60
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Arrecife el Cielo, Palancar and Colombia Tour in Cozumel with Snorkel All Inclusive

Arrecife el Cielo, Palancar and Colombia Tour in Cozumel with Snorkel 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$487.18
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$520.00
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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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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. See all 16 Palancar Reef tickets and tours on Viator.
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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 44.00. Guided Palancar Reef tours start around USD 44.00 per person. See all 16 Palancar Reef tickets and tours on Viator.
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