Tour lenght: 4 hours    Max People: 20
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Snorkeling at Colombia, Palancar & El Cielo by Catamaran “Capitano”

Embark on a magnificent, comfortable, and fun experience on the Catamaran “Capitano”, the perfect option to discover the beautiful Island of Cozumel. With four thrilling stops, you will immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean and enjoy unforgettable moments.

Start by exploring the impressive Colombia Reef, where you will discover incredible underwater biodiversity. Afterwards, we will head to the second reef, Palancar, home to a fascinating variety of fish that will leave you in awe. The third stop is the most anticipated: "El Cielo", a unique place where you will dive into crystal clear waters to meet starfish. Finally, we will reach "El Cielito", a beautiful corner where you can eat snacks, ceviche and refreshing drinks.

As we return, you will be delighted with the spectacular sunset that Cozumel offers us. The fun continues until we reach the pier, closing this unique experience with a golden star. Embark on it and make your day in Cozumel an unforgettable adventure!


  1. We will meet under the Monument of the Swallows at the Ferry Pier, there you will receive a quick explanation and a guide will collect the remaining balance.
  2. You will board the “Capitano” catamaran and a guide on board will explain the safety measures and protocol you must follow underwater, as well as how to properly use your equipment. It is essential to pay attention.
  3. The trip from the boat to the first point takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
  4. The guide will give you his equipment with your new snorkel tube, courtesy of us at Safe Tours Cozumel, this indicates that it is time to jump into the water.
  5. Your first stop will be Colombia and Palancar Reefs, where you will see the largest coral formations and species. After around 30-40 minutes, you will be asked to board again.
  6. You will continue to “El Cielo”, there you will spend approximately 20-25 minutes and you will be able to see the beautiful starfish that adorn the sand.
  7. Afterwards, the boat will take you to your final destination, where you will spend the rest of your time on a beautiful sandbank known as “El Cielito”. Here you can relax and enjoy snacks and drinks. The water is so low that you can sit on the sand and enjoy your snacks or play a ball game.
  8. The boat will take you back to the Ferry Pier and that concludes this Catamaran snorkeling activity.

Duration: 4 hours

Meeting time: 30 minutes before the tour starts

Starting point:

Ferry Pier

Meeting point:

Under the Swallow’s Monument where an employee named CRISTIAN will welcome you with a sign that has the “Capitano” logo.

Minimum # of passengers: 2 passengers

Tour operator: “Capitano” Catamaran

✅ Comfortable Catamaran

✅ Captain and bilingual guides

✅ Use of snorkeling equipment (fins, mask, and life jacket)

✅ Snorkeling in Palancar and Colombia Reefs, Cielo, and El Cielito

✅ Regular open bar drinks: water, soft drinks, beers, and margaritas

✅ Snorkel tube (free, take it as a souvenir)


❌ 6 USD per passenger for Marine and Pier fees

❌ Gratuity Optional

  • It is important to consider the 6 USD for Marina and pier fees that will be collected at the meeting point along with the outstanding balance (it is best to do so in cash).
  • It is recommended not to use or carry sunscreen as its use will not be allowed inside the boat
  • You may bring extra snacks for personal consumption if you wish.
  • Women 7 months pregnant will not be able to partake in the activity.
  • If you are drunk, under the influence of drugs, or do not respect the crew and their requests, we will not allow you to take part in the activity and there will be no refund.
  • For cruise passengers: All reservations are based on LOCAL TIME, which is not always the same as your cruise, please take this into account when making your reservation.
  • For mainland passengers: It is very important that you arrive with enough time to board the ferry, if you do not do so and miss it, we will not be able to reschedule and there will be no refund.


  • Wear your swimsuit under your clothes
  • Bring a long-sleeved shirt to protect yourself while swimming
  • Bring a towel
  • Bring a camera to take pictures
  • Bring comfortable shoes that can get wet

  • FREE cancelation and full refund if notified within a minimum of 24 hours of your tour time; if done within less than 24 hours, the reservation fees cannot be refunded.
  • In case of showing up under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we won’t permit you to partake in the activity and will not issue a refund.
  • This activity is subject to adequate weather conditions; in case of bad weather, you’ll receive a full refund.
  • If you fail to show up at the meeting time established, there will be no rescheduling or refund.


Special Price $ 74.99 p/p
Reserve with $ 29.99 p/p
Ferry Pier