Cruise ships on Cozumel: Shore excursions, interesting facts, ports
More than 3 million visitors and 1,111 cruise ships have made Cozumel the largest cruise port in the world in 2017. Due to Cozumel's famous attractions, a stay on Cozumel is very popular for cruise ships. Cozumel is strategically located near Miami, Belize, Jamaica or the Cayman Islands. Therefore, Cozumel is an integral part of cruise routes of the inner Caribbean.
For many cruise ship guests, Cozumel is the first contact with Mexico. Various Cozumel shore excursions give a great impression of the culturally rich country of Mexico. They offer something for everyone, whether you are interested in Mexican culture and history or the coral reefs and beaches. A little further down we put together the most beautiful Cozumel shore excursions.
Cozumel harbor for cruise ships
Cozumel has a total of three ports for cruise ships. Here is an overview of the ports usually used by the cruise line companies on Cozumel. However, the respective port on Cozumel can change at short notice. Therefore, check the cruise ship for the final destination port on Cozumel. Sometimes the cruise ship companies do not announce the port of arrival. Thus, they ensure that the guests of their cruise ships do not independently book Cozumel shore excursions. However, the three cruise ports on Cozumel are only 5 minutes seperated by taxi. So it is no problem to book Cozumel shore excursions outside the cruise ships.
Cruise Ship Port Cozumel Punta Langosta
The only cruise port on Cozumel right in the city center of San Miguel de Cozumel. It belongs to the Mexican government. This is where the cruise liners of the Disney Cruise Lines, the MSC Cruises and the Norwegian Cruise Line dock. The Cozumel Cruise Port Punta Langosta is closed to the ferry to Playa del Carmen on the mainland. Our Cozumel shore excursions by boat start there. The crossing to Playa del Carmen is very easy and does not have to be booked with the ships.
Cruise Ship Port Cozumel International Pier
The Cozumel Cruise ship port International Pier belongs to the Royal Caribbean Organization. It is located just outside the city center. There are numerous shopping opportunities in the harbor for guests of the Cozumel cruise ships. Ships docking at the Cozumel International Pier include the world's largest cruise ships, the Oasis class, the Freedom class and the Voyager class. From Cozumel Cruise Port International you can easily reach the ports of Caletta and Fonatur, from where our Cozumel shore excursions by boat depart. If you want to go to Playa del Carmen, you have to take a taxi to the ferry to the mainland, the trip takes about 10 minutes.
Cruise Ship Port Cozumel Puerta Maya
The Cozumel Port Puerta Maya belongs to the Carnival Cruise Line. This Cozumel harbor offers many shopping possibilities for cruise passengers on Cozumel. Cozumel Puerta Maya is normally used by cruise ships of the Carnival Cooperation shipping companies, such as Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, AIDA and Costa Deliziosa Cruise. The Cozumel Cruise Port Puerta Maya is located next to the International Pier.
Cozumel shore excursions - Discover Cozumel and the Yucatan Peninsula
For many cruise ship guests, their stay on Cozumel is also their first visit to Mexico. Most take part in one of the Cozumel shore excursions to discover Mexico and the Yucatan peninsula. They quickly fall in love with the Mexican way of life and the fantastic landscape. Guests of the Cozumel cruise ships enjoy the cleanliness and safety of the island. Many do not know that Cozumel is the safest place in Mexico.
Cozumel Shore excursions - Where to book?
Cruise ship guests wishing to book a Cozumel Shore excursion have two options. You can book the shore excursions directly on the ship. Mostly, these trips have a lot of participants and are not very authentic. Or you support local providers and book an offer in advance online or locally.
If you want to escape the crowds and get to know the authentic Cozumel, you should book a Cozumel shore excursion outside of the cruise ships. These are more private and individual and the providers can easily respond to personal wishes through small groups. In addition, the cruise operators demand a significant part of the price as a commission and distort free competition through their monopoly position.
Especially in the high season between November and April, Cozumel can be very busy. Then most of the taxis and rental cars are fully booked and shore excursions on Cozumel can no longer be booked or are crowded. Therefore, it is worth booking Cozumel shore excursions before the cruise starts. Usually there is no or only expensive internet during the cruise on the ships, so that online bookings are no longer possible during the journey.
Leon Tours Cozumel works directly with local partners who always provide very good and personalized service. Our guests can be sure that they will support local families with their fee for Cozumel shore excursions. We've put together some of Cozumel's most interesting shore excursion tours and are happy to answer any questions you may have about your cruise ship stop on Cozumel.
Cozumel shore excursions by boat
The biggest attraction of Cozumel are the surrounding reefs of Cozumel. Our Cozumel shore excursions take half a day and are usually compatible with Cozumel cruise liners.
Shore excursion Cozumel snorkeling 3 reefs: Our half-day Cozumel snorkel tours are great Cozumel shore excursion for water lovers. We start in the morning at 10:00 am and in the afternoon at 2:00 pm. In small groups we ge by boat to the famous reefs in the national park in the south of Cozumel. The we go snorkeling on 3 different reefs. Snorkeling on Cozumel
Shore excursion Cozumel private boat tour: Make your stay on Cozumel special. Experience the island well away from the crowds and take a private boat tour. We can respond to personal wishes and ideas in a very individual way. For example, we drive to the national park in the south, to the north or into the sunset. Private boat tour
Cozumel Shore Excursions trial dive: Go for a fantastic Cozumel shore excursion and try out diving. In half a day you can try breathing underwater and explore the most beautiful reefs on Cozumel. A trained instructor teaches you important basics of diving, then we practice breathing underwater. And off you go for your first dive. Trial dive on Cozumel
Cozumel Shore Excursions diving - for certified divers: Our dive excursions include two dives in the beautiful Cozumel reefs. Of course we consider personal wishes which location to choose. Diving on Cozumel
Cozumel shore excursions on land
Most of the island of Cozumel is uninhabited. Fantastic beaches, untouched nature and a lot of history can easily be discovered during the cruise on Cozumel.
Cozumel shore excursions private Tulum Tour: Private tours to Tulum to one of the most beautiful Mayan ruins in the Yucatan peninsula, asa they are the only Mayan ruins located by the sea. Other attractions such as cenotes or other Mayan ruins can be flexibly integrated in this shore excursion. Private excursions to Tulum
Cozumel shore excursion private Chichen Itza Tour: Private tours to the Mayan UNESCO World Heritage site Chichen Itza. Avoid the big tour groups and visit the famous pyramid of Kukulkan in a nice and private tour to Chichen Itza. Other attractions such as cenotes or other Mayan ruins can be flexibly integrated in this Cozumel shore excursion. Private excursions to Chichen Itza
Cozumel shore excursions with a rented jeep: Explore the island of Cozumel on your own and rent a jeep or scooter. We are happy to provide a list of possible destinations for a successful day on Cozumel. Jeep rental Cozumel
Cozumel shore excursions jeep tour: Offroad in the national park, beautiful coastal roads, lagoons and crocodiles, snorkeling from the beach and a typical Mexican lunch. The Cozumel Jeep Tour goes to the most beautiful spots on Cozumel and is something for real nature lovers and beach fans. Cozumel Jeep Tour
Cozumel shore excursions private island tour: The best way to discover Cozumel in just one day is a private island tour with a personal tour guide. So you can escape the masses and design your shore excursion on Cozumel according to your desires. Whether you are interested in the history of the Maya, Mexican food or national parks, we have many insider tips. Private island tour
Cozumel shore excursions horse back riding: Discover one of the most beautiful jungle trails of Cozumel on a horse and ride past caverns and a small Mayan ruin. Cozumel Horseback riding
Cozumel shore excursions photo shoot out: This Cozumel Shore Excursion is just perfect for professional shots. Because we spend the holidays with our loved ones - and so we unite them for a photo shoot on Cozumel. We deliver the perfect background - Caribbean clear water, fabulous sunsets, beautiful plants and gardens. Cozumel photo shoot