Private Boat Tour with Snorkeling

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Private Cozumel Boat Tour to El Cielo with Snorkeling

Experience the best spots of Cozumel on a private boat tour to El Cielo. Whether romantic just with a partner, as a family or with good friends, our private boat tour El Cielo with snorkeling shows the island from its most beautiful side.

Enjoy the impressive view of the Cozumel coast and lean back while our boat brings you into the National Park of Cozumel. Various stops on the way invite you to snorkel:

  • Snorkeling at the famous Cozumel Reef Palancar  and Colombia with the impressive underwater world of Cozumel
  • The crystal clear water of El Cielo with starfish, rays and white sand
  • Beach Break in the shallow waters of El Cielito

El Cielo is a sand bank off the coast of Cozumel that can only be reached by bot. EL Cielo is famous for its crystal clear water and the numerous starfish. A little further is El Cielito, which means little sky. We serve a picnic made from guacamole and fresh fruits in waist-high, clear water.

Relax in the shallow water, experience the reefs of Cozumel through snorkel goggles and enjoy a meal in waist-high water - all of this is included in the private boat tour El Cielo with snorkeling.

Private Cozumel Boat Tour to El Cielo with Snorkeling

  • Private boat charter for a maximum of 14 people (there are other options for larger groups)
  • Flexibility within the 4 hours booked
  • Possibility to snorkel
  • Experienced, English-speaking guide
  • Experienced captain, English speaking
  • Complete snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, life jacket, buoy)
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Food (guacamole / tropical fruits)
  • Beer

  Not included

  • Gratitudes

  Meeting Point Cozumel Port Caleta

Private Cozumel Boat Tour to El Cielo with Snorkeling

Cozumel Snorkel Excursion: Colombia reef – Palancar reef – El Cielo – El Cielito

Daily Cozumel Boat Tours to the Cozumel National Park

Make the most of your day in Cozumel with our Private Cozumel Boat Tours. This excursion takes us to the National Park of Cozumel, with a breathtaking underwater world and coral reefs. Enjoy the peaceful and crystal clear waters of El Cielo, an excellent break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.   Ever wanted to see starfish or snorkel with sting rays? Discover an amazing underwater world during our Cozumel boat tours to the famous El Cielo, Colombia and Palancar National Park in Cozumel.

Our Privat Cozumel Boat Tours start every morning at 10:00 am and in the afternoon at 2:00 pm and takes 4 hours. We take our guests to the best snorkel reefs in Cozumel, the Colombia and Palancar National Park as well as El Cielo.

Our first stop will be the reefs Colombia and Palancar. We spend about 40 minutes snorkeling these amazing reefs. Then we continue to the starfish beach in El Cielo. Next to El Cielo is El Cielito, where you can swim in the clear water, have beer and snacks and enjoy the magnificent Caribbean. We include the following stops in our Private Cozumel Boat Tour:  

Snorkeling in Cozumel Colombia & Palancar Reef

The Cozumel reefs Colombia and Palancar are located directly behind each other and are several kilometers long. The shallow part of the Colombia Reef is perfect for snorkeling. At a depth of about 6-7 meters / 20 feet, amazing coral formations are waiting for us and with some luck we will find some big parrot fish or sea turtles.

The Colombia Reef runs parallel to the island of Cozumel for over a mile and offers enough space for a fantastic Cozumel snorkeling experience.

Snorkeling in Cozumel El Cielo In Spanish, “El Cielo” means “Heaven”. It is one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Cozumel, if not in the entire Caribbean. The white sand shines in the turquoise-blue water. Here we see various starfish.  


Beach Break Cozumel El Cielito El Cielito is the shallow part of EL Cielo and means “little heaven”. Sometimes stingrays are swimming or hiding in the sand. Here we are having a snack of Guacamole and fresh fruits, something to drink and enjoy the water.  

What should I bring?

  • Swimwear and things to change
  • Hand towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sun protection: To protect the corals and the water quality, it is no longer desirable to use sunscreen on Cozumel. Please apply sunscreen BEFORE the tour starts. If possible, use biodegradable sunscreen on your vacation. To protect against the strong sun, we recommend wearing a lycra or a light T-shirt
  • Camera / underwater camera
  • Final payment in cash
  • Gratitides

Minimum age

The minimum age for this excursions is 6 years

Availability The availability of our excursions can only be guaranteed after confirmation by us. If an excursion is not possible on your desired date, we will suggest another date or refund any payments already received.



For a binding reservation we charge a deposit of 20% of the tour price. The remaining payment will be made in CASH on site. Please note that payment on site by credit card is not possible. If you would like to inquire about the tour without a binding reservation, please contact us.


Customization of Excursions

Under special circumstances we adapt our tours to external conditions. We discuss this individually with our customers. Adjustments will be made, for example, if the weather changes at short notice. We also adapt excursions for cruisers to the berthing times of cruise ships.


Cancellation policy

  • With the reservation we charge a deposit. We keep these as administration fees for “no-show” guests.
  • We value small group sizes. Therefore, we use smaller boats for our excursions for a maximum of 13 people. These boats do not have a toilet on board!!! For those who prefer snorkeling tours in larger groups on bigger boats or catamarans, we will be happy to make an alternative offer.
  • It can happen that our boat excursion on Cozumel has to be cancelled due to bad weather (strong wind and waves). Typical season for this is between November and March. This may be at the direction of the port captain or may be a safety decision by our captain. If the tour cannot be rescheduled to another day, we will of course refund any deposits made. Unfortunately, we cannot pay for any other costs incurred. However, we will gladly make every effort to provide substitute services. In addition, we do everything in our power to inform about such cancellations as early as possible.

  We refund the deposit, if

  • You cancel the excursion at least 24 hours before
  • If you have to cancel the excursion for whatever reason, please inform us as soon as possible. We might be able to sell the excursion elsewhere and will refund the deposit.
  • This excursion was cancelled by Leon Tours
  • If your cruise ship does not dock in Cozumel on the day you booked, we will be happy to provide you with a voucher for a future visit or refund 50% of your deposit.

We ask for a phone number for each reservation to contact you in case of any changes.


Your desired date is not available? Contact us!

Why Leon Tours?

  • Small or private groups Our tours are either private or small group excursions.
  • Certified tour guides Our tour guides have the required SECTUR (Secretary of tourism in Mexico) certifications
  • Quality Service and Support Enjoy our excellent customer service. We have local knowledge and love to give you recommendations
  • Locally owned family business If you book through Leon Tours, you will support local businesses. We use local guides wherever possible
  • Book with confidence We spent many years in building up our online presence. Follow us on Trip Advisor or Facebook
  • Small refundable deposit We charge only a small deposit to secure your reservation
  • Mexico Experts We strive to give you the best service and bring you to the most beautiful places.

17 reviews for Private Boat Tour with Snorkeling

  1. Rustem P.

    We booked a beautiful excursion with a private boat. After several stops we arrived at El Cielo. This is how you imagine the original Caribbean. An excursion that I can only recommend to everyone.

  2. Maraike M.

    The tour yesterday was GREAT. The two guides were very eager. We went south and had a great day snorkeling at El Cielo. Food was deliciously prepared with a lot of effort and the swimming and snorkeling was of course a blast.

  3. Raul A.

    Top snorkeling tour
    It was a very great trip. We visited 3 reefs (Columbia, Palancar and El Cielo) and afterwards we went to a remote beach. It was a very successful trip. The crew members took great care of us. At the last point we even had guacamole and nachos. Very tasty. It was a great trip and I can only recommend it to others.

  4. Peter B.

    On our 4 week round trip through México we had planned 3 days Cozumel and immediately got in touch with Birgit via WhatsApp ( boss of Leon Tours ).
    Birgit organized 2 fantastic snorkeling tours in the north and south. On the 3rd day then the jeep tour over the rest of the island. The weather conditions were also perfectly coordinated on which day which tour is best. So we had 3 wonderful days on Cozumel although we unfortunately landed in a bad hotel (Sunscape). Without the great organization of Birgit, who personally picked us up every day, the stay would certainly not have been so wonderful.
    Every German tourist who wants to experience something special in Cozumel or tulum on a cruise or round trip should choose Leon Tours. Also the photos you get for free what is not self-evident in México.
    You feel like you are being taken care of and not simply dispatched as is the case with other Mexican tour operators.
    We will recommend Leon Tours to all our friends

  5. Scott B.

    Thanks again! The trip was sooo nice!!! We had super fun on the boat with the two guys! They were really great! We will be happy to come back again.

  6. Sindy V.

    We have made a total of 3 tours with Birgit.
    – Boat trip to isla Passion
    – Snorkeling in the south of cozumel
    – Choice shark snorkeling

    All tours were super organized and we have had wonderful days ?
    Birgit took super care and gave us a lot of additional information about the country and the people.
    Overall a clear recommendation, we would do trips through Leon Tours again anytime ! ?

  7. Petra B.

    We booked a private boat tour to l Cielo on Cozumel totally spontaneously through Leon Tours and it was the best decision. The entire organization was top. We felt safe and comfortable at every moment.
    A big thank you to the captain and our guide.
    It was an unforgettable experience and we can absolutely recommend this snorkeling tour and especially Leon Tours, because of the organization.

  8. Noel M.

    The Cozumel boat trip was beautiful, we saw a giant lobster, baracudas, giant starfish and of course many other fish. Emir, our captain, really made the best ceviche we have eaten so far ?Lazaro is a super guide who knows his stuff. He always named the fish ? The reservation with Birgit worked wonderfully. I always have thousands of questions, which were answered patiently.

  9. Misa G.

    Absolutely recommendable private snorkel tour on Cozumel! We have done a few snorkeling tours in our lives, but no other tour even comes close to this one. You are literally in the middle of paradise, we have never seen such clear water in so many different shades of blue before. During our tour we saw, among other things, numerous rays and starfish. The guides take a lot of time, they are super nice, there are delicious cold drinks and snacks. An unforgettable day and our highlight on our three-week Mexico trip.

  10. Sandy P.

    We did the private island jeep tour as well as the private snorkeling trip Cozumel.
    Our whole family was thrilled, especially by the animals in the wild that we could admire.
    Thank you Birgit for the uncomplicated and very nice communication the whole time!
    We recommend you without reservation!
    Very dear greetings!

  11. Rabea H.

    The trip was really great, the two guys did a really great job! We will gladly recommend you

  12. Marc C.

    Booking and meeting worked perfectly. We were on dream beaches and visited 3 different spots. The guide was professional and very friendly and open. Birgit our guide is highly recommended

  13. Peter B.

    We booked and experienced a “Private” snorkeling tour on Cozumel at short notice. It was an unforgettable experience with many great moments in a friendly atmosphere with exciting information and many beautiful memories. For the great organization and care by our captain Alex we thank you very much.

  14. Rachel R.

    We were very lucky on our private Cozumel boat tour and saw starfish, small rays, two turtles and a giant eagle ray. It was a dream day.

  15. Maraike M.

    We booked this private snorkel tour on Cozumel spontaneously one evening before and were very excited! We were explained the entire tour in detail, so that nothing could go wrong?.
    During our tour we had two very friendly and open-minded captains on board, who were always helpful and still provided a good mood. We (girls 25 and 24) recommend Leontours in any case ?!

  16. Mohamad S.

    I would like to thank you very much for this great experience! Pato and his son are really so great people you could not have met better. You have given us an unforgettable morning! Thank you for your commitment and thank you for being so straightforward and trusting us! I will gladly recommend your company to others!

  17. Omar F.

    We booked a private snorkeling trip on Cozumel with Leon Tours. We had a wonderful day. The captain Milton and the guide Raul fulfilled our every wish!
    We saw turtles, rays and many other fish.
    We can recommend this trip 100%!
    Thanks again to Leon Tours!

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