Tour lenght: 8 hours    Max People: 20
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Snorkeling at Colombia, Palancar & El Cielo by panga starting from Playa del Carmen

Snorkel at Cozumel with transportation coming from Playa del Carmen. View the different varieties of corals and colorful fishes and the amazing spots we can’t wait to show you. We’ll take you to “El Cielito”, a sand bank where you’ll get to chill and snack, locals favorite spot.

Another place you’ll surely love is “El Cielo”, one of the most well-known destinations at Cozumel, it has made its name due to the number of starfish that live there. The biggest reef formations on the island can be found at Colombia and Palancar Reefs, which is why it’s a must to visit them when coming to the island.

We have prepared nothing but pure fun for you!!!


  1. We'll meet next to the ferry pier, just outside “Señor Frogs” where a guide will give you a short debriefing of what to expect.
  2. After everyone that’s going to participate in the activity arrives, we’ll wait together for the ferry to dock and board. It’s important to note that beverages and snacks aren’t included in the ferry, so you’ll have to pay for them if you want some.
  3. Once we get off the ferry, a guide will collect your remaining balance and lead you to the panga.
  4. You'll board the panga and the guide on board will explain safety measures and protocol you'll have to follow underwater, as well as how to use your equipment correctly. It's essential to pay close attention.
  5. The boat ride to the first stop takes around 40-50 minutes.
  6. The guide will hand you your equipment with your new snorkel tube, courtesy of us at Safe Tours Cozumel, which is a sign that it is time to start jumping in the water.
  7. Your first stop will be Colombia and Palancar Reefs, where a photographer will offer to take some underwater photos of you and your family and where you’ll see the biggest coral formations. After around 30-40 minutes, you'll be asked to board back up.
  8. Next stop is “El Cielo” there, you'll spend another 20-25 minutes, and you’ll get to see by yourself if it truly lives up to its name.
  9. Afterwards, the boat will take you to the final destination where you’ll spend your remaining time at sea: “El Cielito”. Here you’ll get to sit back and relax while the guides bring out fruit snacks and drinks. The water here is so shallow that you can sit in the sand and enjoy your refreshments there.
  10. Once you’re done snorkeling, the boat will take you back to the Ferry Pier and a guide will take you to a traditional Mexican restaurant where you’ll have your lunch before heading back to Playa del Carmen after an amazing day at the island.

Duration: Approximately 8 hours
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Starting point: Outside “Señor Frogs”
Minimum # of passengers: 2 passengers
Tour operator: Safe Tours Cozumel

✅ Ferry tickets back and forth
✅ Small panga for 12 passengers
✅ Bilingual Captain and Guides
✅ Bottled water, soft drinks, and beer (after the snorkel activity)
✅ Snorkel tube (free to take as souvenir)
✅ Use of snorkel gear (fins, mask, and life vest)
✅ Fresh fruit
✅ Lunch

❌ 6 USD per passenger for Marine and Pier fees
❌ Souvenir photos (available for purchase onboard the boat)
❌ Gratuity Optional
❌ Drinks outside the panga

  • Most pangas come with a small glass bottom, but it depends on the one you’re assigned to on the date of your tour.
  • Important to be aware of the additional 6 USD for Marine and Pier fees that will be collected at the meeting point along with the remaining balance (best to do it in cash).
  • In case of intoxication, being under the influence of drugs, or not respecting the staff and their requests we won’t allow you to take part in the activity, and a refund will not be held.
  • This isn’t a private activity.


  • Wear your bathing suit under clothes
  • Biodegradable sunscreen (you can only apply it 30 minutes before the activity) o Bring a long sleeve T-shirt to protect yourself while swimming
  • Bring a towel
  • Bring a camera for photo opportunities
  • Bring comfortable shoes that can get wet

  • FREE cancelation and full refund if notified with a minimum of 24 hours of your tour time, if done with 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 reschedule or refund.


Special Price $ 109.99 p/p
Reserve with $ 24.99 p/p
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