- Round-trip transportation from the meeting point near your cruise ship terminal!
- English-speaking PADI-certified snorkel shore excursion guides!
- Snorkel at 2 locations - El Cielo Starfish Bay and Columbia Reef!
- Marine toilette on board the catamaran boat!
- Bottled water and canned soft drinks on board the catamaran!
- Complimentary draft beer, rum punch, and Margaritas after the snorkeling portion!
- The snorkel set includes varied-sized fins, a sanitized snorkel, a silicone mask, and a vest for the boat!
- Marine park fee!
- Entrance fee to Playa Mia Grand Beach Park!
- 1-hour Beach Break at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park afterward!
- The open domestic bar at Playa Mia!
Enjoy snorkeling at two of Cozumel's top stops - El Cielo Starfish Bay and Columbia Reef. Hop aboard the Aqua Dream Catamaran and enjoy snorkeling followed by a beach break at Playa Mia Grand Beach Club.
With a capacity of 60, pick a spot and relax during your ride to the snorkel sites. The catamaran crew will circulate on the deck to pass out cold beverages during the 1-hour sail. When you arrive at the famed Columbia coral reef, the shore excursion crew will pass out the snorkel gear and show you how to use it. They will then assist you into the water and lead you on a guided drift snorkel. This means that the gentle current will guide you over the reefs and you will not have to use your fins too much. There is a lot of beautiful marine life to see as you glide from one reef to the other. The time takes about 45 minutes to drift snorkel over Colombia Reef.
Then hop back on board the catamaran and head to the magical, El Cielo (in Spanish) or "heaven" in English about a 15-minute sail away. This special location is also known as Starfish Bay. This is a shallow white sandy bottom bay only accessible by boat. Starfish of many varieties are scattered along the bottom. Guests may use the snorkel gear to glide over the starfish or relax in the shallow water (on average the water is approximately 3 feet deep). Guests will have approximately 45 minutes to enjoy this special bay that not many guests ever get to see.
At the end of the snorkel part of this Playa Mia Catamaran Shore Excursion, you will be assisted back aboard the Aqua Dream catamaran boat. The excursion crew will have an open bar ready to refresh you! The captain will then set sail for Playa Mia Beach Club for your beach break. At Playa Mia, you will have about 1-hour to enjoy the lunch buffet and all the facilities at the beach club. There is a lot to choose from and do. You will also have an open bar!
At the end of your Cozumel catamaran excursions with a beach break, the staff will send you back to your pier via taxi. Guests may also have the option to stay at Playa Mia and return to the cruise ship at their leisure and at their own expense. Note the opening hours at Playa Mia Beach Club are 9:00 AM to 05:00 PM.
A Partial List of Playa Mia Beach Park Attractions: Restaurant, bars, beach, cantina pool, twin pool slides, Oasis Pool with Hydro Massages, kids pool, floating water park (in the ocean), underwater Mayan city snorkeling area (snorkel gear for rent).
A Partial List of Playa Mia Amenities, Games, Activities, and Services (included): Kids games, Wi-Fi internet (at a coffee shop), lounge chairs, Hobie Cat sailboats, kayaks, pedal boats, water tricycles, floating mats, and inner tubes, bungee trampoline, ping pong, snorkeling gear (at additional cost), beach volleyball and soccer, playground, shopping area, showers, dressing rooms, and restrooms, live vests, lifesaving service, and supervision, rescue boat, first aid center, and paramedic.
Cold Station Buffet: House salad, Caribbean salad, pasta salad, fish ceviche, vinaigrette, Caesar dressing, season tropical fruits, corn, beet, carrots, tortilla chips, guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapenos, red sauce, sour cream, croutons, Parmesan cheese, other cheeses.
Entrees: Breaded fish fillet, fried tacos, chicken fajitas, shrimp fajitas, beef fajitas, chicken wings, chicken BBQ, burgers, fish steak.
Side Dishes: fried potatoes, french fries, mashed potatoes, Mexican rice, fried beans, house bread, corn tortillas, mac and cheese, catchup, mayo, and mustard.
Desserts: Rice pudding, Jell-O (various flavors), and assorted cookies.
National Open Bar: Purified bottled water, soft drinks, draft beer, juice, mixed drinks with tequila, mezcal, brandy, rum or vodka (such as margaritas, pina colada, rum punch, daiquiris), house wine, coffee, and unlimited flavored water.