SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Tulum Mayan Ruins

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 7 hrs

    Come experience the world famous, magnificent ruins of the walled city of Tulum, the only Mayan city built right on the blue Caribbean Sea! After a 45-minute ferry to Playa del Carmen, your guide will lead you to an air-conditioned motor coach for a scenic and informative one-hour drive to Tulum.


    Once there, your guide will escort you through the ruins giving a complete narration along the way. See the restored temples and some of the mysterious hieroglyphic writings still visible today. Visit the temple of the frescos, famous for the detailed carved figures and original paints. And perched on the edge of the Caribbean and rising high above all of the other ruins is “El Castillo” with its breathtaking view of the aqua-colored water below.


    Once back in Playa del Carmen, you may have free time for shopping etc., depending on the ferry schedule. There will be a stop on the way to Tulum to purchase food, refreshments, souvenirs and use of the restroom.


    Need to Know:

    Note: There is approximately 1 mile of walking over rocky uneven terrain. Ferry ride across may be rough at times and guests who suffer from motion sickness should take this into account.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $75.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
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    Chichen Itza by Airplane

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 4 hrs

    Visit the most popular cultural tourist attraction in Mexico, the archeological site of Chichén Itza comfortably by airplane avoiding the crowds and hot sun.


    Chichén Itza is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


    Your tour guide will welcome you at the pier and transfer you to the Cozumel International Airport, where you will meet your pilot. Enjoy a 50 minute flight to Chichén Itza enjoying views of the beautiful Caribbean water and the Mayan Riviera’stropical jungle.


    Upon arrival at the ruins, your private guide will be waiting for you at the archeological site and guide you through this impressive “must see” ancient Mayan city.


    At the end of the tour, our pilot will fly you back to Cozumel and on to the pier. Shopping time is available.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Time at the ruins is approximately 1.5 hours.
    • Adult from: $499.00 USD
    • Child from: $499.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Dolphin Swim & Ride All Inclusive

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    This tour was awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years - 2011, 2012 and 2013! Swim with the world’s most fascinating creatures in a tropical atmosphere for a 40-minute dolphin swim, complete with an exciting belly ride, enjoy unlimited food and drinks, snorkel with tropical fish in the natural aquarium and venture out to the ocean for kayaking and paddle boarding.


    You’ll meet your guide outside your cruise ship for an approximate 5-minute taxi ride along the coast to the facility. Upon arrival, you’ll attend a 10-minute interactive orientation session so you can learn more about the dolphins’ history, physiology and anatomy. Then make your way to a waist-deep platform in the waters of the lagoon to immerse yourself in the magical underwater world of the bottlenose dolphins. As you head into deeper water, you’ll be given a snorkel mask to see how the dolphins turn, glide and hurl themselves high into the air. Hold on tight during the famous belly ride! You can grab onto a dolphin’s fins while racing across the water at top speeds for a thrilling experience.


    Relax after your dolphin swim and take full advantage of everything the facility has to offer. Stop by the palapa restaurant for lunch with the family and cool off with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Kids and adults alike will love Serenity Cove, a safe inlet with snorkel equipment where you can swim through an underwater aquarium filled with tropical fish, rays and starfish! Head out to the ocean for fun-filled activities like kayaking and paddle boarding. Tour includes all food, beverages, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. Photos, videos, souvenirs and lockers are at an additional charge. After your tour, you can walk into downtown Cozumel for some shopping before heading back to the dolphin entrance where your transportation will take you back to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 4 feet tall. Minimum age to snorkel is 8 years old and minimum age for kayaking and paddle boarding is 10 years old. Guests with neck or back injuries or pregnant women are not allowed. For the safety of the dolphins, remove sunscreen, jewelry, hats and glasses. Guests must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol.
    Cameras are not allowed while participating in the water. Snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding activities are offered at the site on a first come, first serve basis and are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. The optional activities have no monetary value in the event of weather cancellation. Dolphin observer ticket available for purchase onboard.
    • Adult from: $155.00 USD
    • Child from: $125.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Height
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Exclusive Dolphin Swim All Inclusive

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Embark on a premium dolphin adventure on the exciting island of Cozumel! This 40-minute dolphin swim includes an exciting belly ride! Snorkel with tropical fish in our natural aquarium and venture into the ocean for the water activities. Enjoy the Premier lounge area overlooking the dolphins and the turquoise water of the Caribbean Ocean, while being pampered by your personal host. Enjoy a delectable lunch with all-inclusive premium beverages.


    Your host will welcome you and bring you to the Premium Lounge where you will receive your towels and lockers keys. They will reserve any of the water activities you may wish to enjoy. Your host will give you a 10 minute orientation session and escort you to your platform and introduce you to the trainer. At the end of your program they will escort you to the video and photo shop.


    After the introduction, make your way to a waist-deep platform in the waters of our sparkling lagoons to immerse yourself in the magical underwater world of the bottlenose dolphins. During the swim, you’ll see first-hand how dolphins respond to their trainer’s signals and positive reinforcement and have the chance to witness the unbelievable underwater communication system that dolphins use with each other naturally. Experience one-on-one time with the friendly dolphins as they greet you with a fin shake and an unforgettable kiss; you’ve just found your new best friend!


    Next comes the most mind-blowing part of all: swimming with the dolphins! As you head into the deeper water of our bright blue ocean coves, you’ll be given a snorkel mask to see how the dolphins turn, glide and hurl themselves high into the air from an underwater point of view. Hold on tight with the famous belly ride! You can grab onto a dolphin’s fins while racing across the water at top speeds.


    After your program is completed and if weather permits your host will bring you down to snorkel at the snorkeling aquarium, a safe inlet with snorkel equipment where you can swim through an underwater aquarium filled with tropical fish, rays and starfish! Head out to the ocean for fun-filled activities like kayaking and paddle boarding.


    Following this unforgettable moment, enjoy the Premium lounge area with a private infinity pool overlooking the dolphins and the turquoise water of the Caribbean Ocean, while being taken care of by your host enjoying a delectable lunch with all-inclusive premium beverages.


    These unforgettable magical moments are captured on both photo and video by the professional staff. These memories can be purchased in our gift shop along many more special items.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age. This tour is not recommended for guests with neck or back problems and pregnant women.
    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $159.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • Age
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    Dolphin Encounter All Inclusive

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    This tour was awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years - 2011, 2012 and 2013! Interact with the world’s most fascinating creatures in a tropical atmosphere for a 40-minute dolphin experience, enjoy unlimited food and drinks, snorkel with tropical fish in the natural aquarium and venture onto the ocean for kayaking and paddle boarding.


    You’ll meet your guide outside your cruise ship for an approximate 5-minute taxi ride along the coast to the facility. Upon arrival, you’ll attend a 10-minute interactive orientation session so you can learn more about the dolphins’ history, physiology and anatomy. Next, step onto a waist-deep platform in a sparkling lagoon to experience a world of dolphin excitement! Greet your new dolphin friend with a “fin shake”, a hug and a kiss. Time in the water with the dolphins is 40 minutes.


    By the end of this unforgettable experience, you’ll even be able to feed the dolphins - just like their trainers. Relax after your dolphin interaction and take full advantage of everything the facility has to offer. Stop by the palapa restaurant for lunch with the family and cool off with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Kids and adults alike will love Serenity Cove, a safe inlet with snorkel equipment where you can swim through an underwater aquarium filled with tropical fish, rays and starfish! Head out to the ocean for fun-filled activities like kayaking and paddle boarding. The Dolphin Encounter program includes all food, beverages, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. Photos, videos, souvenirs and lockers are at an additional charge. After your tour you can easily walk into downtown Cozumel for some great shopping before heading back to the dolphin entrance where your transportation will take you back to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years old. Children under 4 feet tall must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Minimum age to snorkel is 8 years old and 10 years old for kayaking and paddle boarding. Guests with neck or back injuries or pregnant women are not allowed to participate. For the safety of the dolphins, remove all sunscreen, jewelry, hats and glasses.
    Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years old. Snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding activities are offered at the site on a first come, first serve basis and are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. The optional activities have no monetary value in the event of weather cancellation. Dolphin observer ticket available for purchase onboard.
    • Adult from: $125.00 USD
    • Child from: $115.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Meal
    • Family Recommended
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    VIP Sea Lion & Manatee Encounter - All Inclusive

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 4 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Interact in the water with sea lions and manatees, two of the friendliest marine creatures that inhabit the enclosed pools within Chankanaab National Park. Following an introduction on how to maximize the experience, you will watch the sea lions perform entertaining antics on stage. You will then ease into a nearby swimming pool, where the sea lions will show off with acrobatic leaps and zip through the water at remarkable speeds. If one of these sociable animals approaches, the trainer will show you the best way to interact with it while describing typical sea lion behavior. Similarly, you will have the opportunity to get close to a manatee and learn about its characteristics while in the water with one of these docile mammals. You may even get the chance to feed one of these large, slow-moving herbivores. Following your animal encounters, you will be served lunch and have free time to enjoy the park’s other amenities.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Interact one-on-one with sea lions and manatees in a national park.
    • Learn fascinating facts about the animals’ behavior, diets and anatomy.
    • Enjoy a sumptuous lunch and amenities that include a relaxing beach.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: Bring your own snorkel gear or rent on-site. There are limited beach chairs & umbrellas. Showers & restrooms available with changing rooms. Bring cash or credit cards for optional purchases (activities, souvenirs, photos). This tour is not recommended for pregnant women in their 3rd trimester.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Dolphin True Connection

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Get closer to dolphins than ever before…


    Are you ready to discover the magic of a dolphin connection? During your day on Cozumel, we’ll show you how to communicate one-on-one with these awe-inspiring marine animals in a way that’s sure to open your mind and warm your heart. Starting with a virtual reality experience followed by a 40-minute swim, Dolphin True Connection places you in direct contact with the dolphins, giving you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear them communicate via sonar and feel their heartbeat at your fingertips.


    Your experience begins with a refreshing natural drink as your Seaguard guide welcomes you. Each of our Seaguards is a highly-trained expert on issues relating to dolphins and the oceans, making them the ideal guide on this journey of discovery. The Seaguard will then take you to the terrace, where you will receive your towels and locker keys. After a brief orientation, follow your Seaguard to the upper level for a virtual reality experience where you’ll embark on an ocean voyage and explore the depths of the sea alongside a dolphin friend.


    Once your virtual reality tour comes to a close, Seaguards will guide you to the dolphin habitat as your 40-minute swim begins in the deeper waters of our lagoons, the best place to fully immerse yourself in the dolphins’ environment and establish a lasting bond with these majestic creatures as they swim freely. Meanwhile, the trainer will give you insight on how dolphins communicate and behave.


    Next is something that will truly blow you away: communicating with the dolphins in their own personalized way! Put on your dark-lens goggles and float face-up in the water. With your ears submerged, you’ll be able to hear first-hand how the dolphins talk underwater via sonar… an experience you won’t find above the surface! Afterwards, you can deepen your bond by placing your hand over the dolphin’s heart to feel its heartbeat, giving you an even more profound understanding of how humans and animals are so closely connected.


    You and the dolphin will get to complete your connection near the end of the experience, when you’ll get face-to-face for an unforgettable dolphin kiss as the dolphin says goodbye to you in its own personal way. Finally, the dolphin will dive down to a treasure chest at the bottom of the lagoon and bring you a special gift: a dolphin fin charm made out of recycled materials.


    Once the experience is completed, head to the terrace area, where you’ll strengthen your dolphin bond by making a pledge to care for the ocean environment, stamping your fingerprint onto your dolphin fin charm as a promise. We join you in this commitment and will strive to protect the oceans alongside you in spirit once you’ve returned home.


    After you’ve enjoyed a flavorful lunch, where you’ll have the chance to see all of your candid photos and videos presented to you on a tablet, you can spend the rest of your time indulging in the rest of the amenities found among the calm ocean coves: access to the Exclusive Lounge with a private infinity pool plus included food and drinks, a swim in the snorkeling aquarium with tropical fish and other surprising sea creatures, and activities like paddle boarding and kayaking on the Caribbean Sea.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age. This tour is not recommended for guests with neck or back problems and pregnant women.
    • Adult from: $169.00 USD
    • Child from: $169.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • Age
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    Chankanaab National Park Day Pass - All Inclusive

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 4 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Spend the day doing whatever you please in Chankanaab National Park, a tropical setting with boundless amenities to keep you entertained. The park’s name refers to a Mayan word for “little sea,” which is appropriate since many of the activities revolve around the enclosed lagoon. You might swim in the crystal-clear waters, bask in the sun on the powdery beaches and relax in the shade of a towering palm, doing nothing more energetic than watching the world go by. Be sure to save time to watch the sea lion performance, as these marine animals love to show off with acrobatic leaps and by zipping through the water at remarkable speeds. There are also exhibits with manatees and crocodiles, allowing you a close-up view of these vastly different creatures. Other entertaining options include exploring the archaeological site and discovering how tequila is made. You will also enjoy a hearty buffet lunch of traditional Mexican dishes.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Enjoy the abundant amenities at Chankanaab National Park at your leisure.
    • Watch sea lions perform entertaining antics in an enclosed pool.
    • Enjoy a sumptuous lunch and amenities that include a relaxing beach.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: Bring your own snorkel gear or rent on-site. There are limited beach chairs & umbrellas. Showers & restrooms available with changing rooms. Bring cash or credit cards for optional purchases (activities, souvenirs, photos).
    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Coral Interactive Reef Restoration Program

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 3 hrs

    It’s time to give back to the sea! Help us to restore the coral reefs of Cozumel with a group of local marine biologists. One of Cozumel’s Reef Restoration experts will provide you with a brief introduction to coral reproduction and coral restoration concepts. Part of your class includes an up close look at coral spawning and reproduction at our shore side aquarium along with a hand’s on program that includes assisting in coral fragment planting. Afterwards your guides will take you on a snorkel tour of our coral gardens where you’ll see coral transplanting or coral gathering and identification. You may also participate in beach clean-up activities, depending on the area’s needs.


    After your participation in the restoration program you’ll have time to rinse off and relax on the beach. There is a restaurant and bar at the location with great local food and drinks (at guests own expense). Your guides and coral restoration team will be available afterwards for any further questions you may have.


    As you foster meaningful relationship with the community, you’ll celebrate marine life and help continue conservation efforts for generations to come. This is a great way to explore a destination, understand and preserve the local ecosystem, while protecting the environment.


    Activity would be in partnership with the local non-profit “Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration AC.”. Proceeds of this activity support the Coral Farms program in Cozumel, allowing Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration to continue their efforts to replenish coral reefs, as well as educate and empower others to take care and better our ocean.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Guests are welcome to stay at our location and enjoy the facilities. Our tour coordinator will organize return transportation when guest is ready. There will be time for the guests to interact with the staff post reef restoration activities. Minimum age to participate is 5 years old. Guests should know how to swim and snorkel. and should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Congestion, cold, ear infection, diabetes, a history of seizures, dizziness or fainting, respiratory problems such as asthma, emphysema, tuberculosis, a history of heart condition, ear infection, a nervous system disorder, any client that has a yes on the medical waiver, will need to bring a signed letter of authorization from a medical doctor to snorkel. Tour includes mask, fins, bcd, Snorkel & snorkel vest. Non-Biodegradable sunscreen is not allowed.
    • Adult from: $49.00 USD
    • Child from: $45.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Family Recommended
    • Age
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    The Cabana Beach

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 5 hrs

    Experience Cozumel Island gorgeous waters with a degree of comfort never seen before. Indulge in the ultimate relaxation beach day at “The Cabana Beach” Located in a prime private beach area at the Chankanaab national park in Cozumel Island, Relax in a private cabana while enjoying personal concierge service to help you with Food and Beverage service, recreational activities reservations, and anything else you may need while you sit back and enjoy the stunning views of the Mexican Caribbean waters and the soothing sound of the ocean.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Price listed is per cabana (not per person) therefore only one person needs to reserve the cabana. Cabana rental is good for up to 4 guests, with the ability to add up to two additional guests for $99 per person. Additional guests will be charged onboard. Cabana rental includes a Tropical fruit platter and 1 bottle of water or a soft Drink per person. Food and beverages are available at an additional cost. Guests with limited mobility will not be able to access the water from the cabana. The Cabanas are not wheelchair accessible.
    • Adult from: $499.00 USD
    • Child from: $499.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Passion Island Beach Day

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 5 hrs

    Visit one of the most beautiful private islands in the Caribbean and enjoy an unforgettable day of relaxation away from the crowds. Board a ferry for a pleasurable sail, as you listen to tropical music and discover colorful sights on your way to Isla Pasión.


    Upon arrival, a white sand beach and iridescent greenish, blue waters will greet you. Freshen up with a drink on the shoreline, while relaxing on a hammock or under a palapa. Savor the guacamole, barbeque chicken and grilled Mahi-Mahi fish at the lunch buffet while enjoying a pleasant view of the Caribbean Sea.


    Take a swim, paddle a boat, or jump on the water trampoline. Walk along the shoreline, go shopping, or get a massage. Comfortable walking shoes, hat, beach towel, sunscreen and sun glasses are recommended. Approximate time on the island is 3 hours.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol.
    • Adult from: $79.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Playa Mia Deluxe Beach Break

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 5 hrs

    Find everything you need for a fun-filled, carefree day with family and friends at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park. Enjoy the best of the Caribbean; relax and let loose with top-notch services, facilities and exciting activities for all ages. Your worry-free tour package includes round-trip transportation, international buffet, national open bar, access to waterslides, pools, non-motorized water toys and much more! This is the ideal place to swim in the crystal- clear waters of the Caribbean, sunbathe on the white-sand beach or have a blast in the largest floating park of the island.


    Explore the Buccaneer’s Bay kid’s area; a lagoon-pool chock-full of fun activities including a pirate ship, water cannons, water sprays and animal slides; relax with your favorite drink at the Oasis Island Pool and make a splash on the 200-foot long Twin Twister Waterslides. Your tour also includes access to lounge chairs, beach umbrellas, a large shopping area, underwater Mayan city, organized games, playground, kayaks pedal boats, Hobie cats, beach volleyball, and more. Other optional services and activities such as massage and snorkel gear rental are available for an additional fee.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Children 3 years of age and under are free, those 4 through 11 pay the children's rate and those 12 and over pay the adult rate. Participants must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. Guests with physical or mental disabilities must be assisted, supervised and cared for by a responsible relative, legal guardian or qualified legal adult. Some beach services and attractions may have specific restrictions and may not be suitable for use by all guests.
    • Adult from: $85.00 USD
    • Child from: $75.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • Family Recommended

Please note: The information in this document was current at time of printing. Tour descriptions and prices vary by ship and sailing date and are subject to change without notice. Log into My NCL for the applicable information specific to your cruise.

Printed on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 06:04am