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Cozumel's Reef Snorkeling Plus Glass-Bottom Boat Excursion



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Sail the waters of beautiful Cozumel Island and snorkel along the second-largest barrier reef system on the planet. This 3 reef snorkel adventure takes you on a glass bottom boat around Cozumel so you can snorkel with colorful sea life in the legendary Cielo, Colombia, and Palancar reefs. It’s a great way to pack three highlights of Cozumel into one single outing.
  • Explore the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second longest coral reef system in the world
  • Sail on a glass-bottom boat over waters with 100 feet visibility to see marine life beneath you
  • Snorkel in the shallow Cielo Reef, the sea turtle friendly Columbia Reef, and the deep and caved Palancar Reef
  • Activity duration: 1.5 hours
  • Boat pick-up and drop-off available only at the piers of certain hotels


View Cozumel’s barrier reef from a glass bottom boat

The excitement starts before you even get into the waters of the Riviera Maya and its best snorkeling areas. That’s because your 3 reef snorkel by boat excursion begins with a glass-bottom boat ride on the Cozumel waters. With 100 feet of visibility, you’ll have a window into the underwater world by simply looking down.

Without getting wet, you’ll look at incredible coral formations and you might catch glimpses of rich sea life such as angelfish, gudgeons, pipefish, and sponges. This is a great preview of what you’re about to experience when you snorkel.

Feel heaven by snorkeling at Cielo and Colombia reefs

The first place you’ll visit is Cielo Reef, which has a depth of only 8 feet, making it ideal for both beginner and advanced snorkelers. The warm, crystal-clear waters of Cielo (‘heaven’ in Spanish) are the perfect addition to the colorful scenario you’ll explore further on as your outing continues.

Your second stop will be Colombia Reef. This is a phenomenal place with corals that reach from depths of 30 feet under the surface to only 5 feet. Colombia Reef is also home to an incredibly diverse array of vibrant sea life forms such as turtles, rays, and many other rare and beautiful creatures.

View underwater caves and more wonders at Palancar

Finally, your last snorkeling spot will be the world-famous Palancar Reef. It will astound you with its coral mountains, its great size, its immense depth, and even its impressive caves! And at this magnificent spot, you might see hawksbill turtles, seahorses and even harmless nurse sharks. They’re all there waiting to be witnessed!

Note: The glass bottom boat will pick up guests in Cozumel resorts that have their own piers.


  • Certified PADI bilingual guide
  • Snorkel equipment and life jacket
  • Beverages (water, beer, and soft drinks)
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Music and entertainment

Practical Information

  • This excursion has direct boat pick-up from the piers of the following resorts:
    • Fiesta Americana
    • Iberostar Cozumel
    • Occidental Allegro Cozumel
    • Occidental Grand Cozumel
    • Secrets Aura Cozumel
    • Sunscape Sabor Cozumel
  • There is an additional $10 USD reef protection fee that must be paid cash in destination
  • A $15 USD dock fee is not included, so please bring additional cash
  • Excursion is subject to weather conditions
  • Guests must arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before pick-up time
  • Bring a towel, bathing suit, biodegradable sunscreen, a water-resistant camera, and extra money for photos and other souvenirs
  • Snorkeling is not recommended for pregnant women
  • Guests with any medical conditions that could affect the excursion, such as heart conditions or epilepsy, must inform us upon reserving
  • The total duration of the excursion depends on the location of the guest’s hotel
  • People under the influence of alcohol will not be allowed to participate

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Cozumel
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 6 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: No
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
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