Water activity

El Cielo and Palancar: Snorkelling with Open-Bar and Ceviche

4.2 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Barco Pirata Cozumel

El Cielo and Palancar: Snorkelling with Open-Bar and Ceviche

Activity provider: Barco Pirata Cozumel
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 52.31 per person

Enjoy a drink and ceviche at starfish-filled El Cielo while you swim with stingrays. Be marveled by giant corals at Palancar reef with a high chance of viewing turtles and exotic marine life alongside the most knowledgeable and friendly snorkel guides.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Private or small groups available


  • Experience the at the turquoise-clear waters of paradisiacal beach, El Cielo
  • See the aquatic life up close with the turtles, stingrays, and giant corals of Palancar Reef
  • Snorkel with the starfish of El Cielo
  • Have a drink and ceviche always in hand with the open bar
Full description

Board the boat or 45 ft yacht (if available) at 12 pm to sail the coast until arrival at Palancar reef. Meet with friendly staff and be provided with all the necessary snorkel equipment and lifejackets to safely enjoy one of the most beautiful sites in the Caribbean.

Marvel at the corals and colorful marine life at Palancar Reef, known for its corals, rays, sponges, sea turtles, and tropical fish.

See a dreamlike view of the ocean floor at El Cielo, known for its basket stars and sea stars. Snorkel the shallow clear waters of El Cielo, before returning to the boat and traveling to El Cielito beach to relax with a drink, ceviche, and fruit.

Arrival back at the port between 4 and 4:30 pm.

  • Soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Ceviche
  • Fruits
  • Tostadas
  • Music
  • Lifejacket
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts. Look for the sales post of Caballito del Caribe at the pier, you can ask for Raul.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Touching marine life

Know before you go

  • Use of a facemask is mandatory to access the main ferry pier.
  • Tour lasts between 4 and 4 and a half hours, the staff is the most friendly and experienced on the island with over 15 years of service.
  • Tour may be canceled due to weather conditions.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

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The tour is great and fair for the price paid. The meeting point is easy to identify and is close to the arrival deck of the island's ferry boats. The professionals are punctual and guide us correctly about diving and information about the region. The diving is done in great spots and we really go to El Cielo (many times the tours don't take us to the region). I saw many starfish!! The drink and food was great, they made both available to us on the sandbar after the dive and served us drinks until the end of the tour. The only point of attention is that the boat is very small, we ended up getting very wet until we reached the dive points so it was very cold until the beginning of the dive. Anyone who feels seasick or afraid of the sea should think twice before going. My mother didn't have the courage to go on the walk.

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April 4, 2022

The activity was great, very well supervised with friendly and welcoming staff! The equipment at our disposal was of good quality and safe for covid. The price is totally worth it and the people doing the activity with us were really fun and warm! We saw lots of marine species during the activity and the snorkeling lasted enough time to have fun. I totally recommend the activity

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March 4, 2022

Plan for a half day of in the water, best time of your life snorkeling tour!! They fed us fresh cerviche, fresh pineapple with all the bottle water, sodas and alcohol we wanted!!! We saw barracudas, sea turtles, stingrays, and all sorts of colorful fish but the most amazing stop was the finale with so many STARFISH!!!! OMG!! Highly recommend!

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February 22, 2022

Product ID: 410415