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    Donnafay Guest

    Question about shore tours in Belize, Progresso, Cozumel

    We are taking our 4th Carnival cruise in March on the Glory. I've been reading the posts here for several weeks and have learned alot new stuff. I am trying to decide what to do in these 3 ports. I am considering the Goff's Caye snorkeling tour or the Catamaran Snorkel & Key Beach break in Belize...the Passion Island tour in Cozumel (we did Chakanaab the last time here) and maybe the Kayak tour or just walking around in Progresso. We don't want to break the bank on shore tours either. Does anyone remember how much these tours were and have an opinion about any of them? And, do you really get hounded by merchants in Progresso if you walk around and hit the beach? (are there facilities at the beach there?)
    I do prefer booking tours on the ship because we would be too nervous about a private tour company not getting us back in time. Thanks.

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    SandyBeach Guest

    Re: Question about shore tours in Belize, Progresso, Cozumel

    The Catamaran Snorkel & Beach Break at Rendezvous Key and Passion Island Adventure were $75.00 pp last October. (I don't know how often prices change on their excursions.) I can't tell you how good they were...as we didn't take them - I just still have my price sheet. The Caramaran one I've heard was lots of fun...I can't remember what I've heard about Passion Island. The Kayak Adventure was $69.00 pp. The only thing I remember hearing about that one was the it involved some work....but whoever I heard that from enjoyed it all the same.

    We took other Carnival excursions when we were on the Glory last October...one I was on did get back 15 minutes after we were supposed to be on board already.

    There were shops on the pier in Progresso that seemed very inexpensive compared to what I had seen elsewhere...unfortunately, that was the port we were late coming back to so there was no time to shop.


  3. #3
    bklynfrat Guest

    Re: Question about shore tours in Belize, Progresso, Cozumel

    The following is a list of shore tours currently being offered. Shore
    tours
    can only be purchased on board the ship at the Information Desk. All
    tours,
    descriptions and pricing are subject to change and may not be available
    on
    every ship and/or saildate; the duration of the tours are approximate
    times
    only. A child is considered 2-12 years of age unless otherwise noted.

    BELIZE CITY, BELIZE

    City Walking and Shopping Tour

    Price per person: $15.00

    Duration: 2 hours



    For the visitor who does not care to board a vehicle or a boat
    to go on a tour
    somewhere, but simply wants to see a little of the port, this
    tour taken with
    a walking guide will show you some of the flavor of old colonial
    Belize within
    a relatively short distance. And then, the shopping takes place
    - there is the
    National Handicraft Center or the Bazaar at the Memorial Park or
    perhaps gifts
    of gold or silver from downtown Belize City. NOTE: The tour
    covers 7 to 8 city
    blocks.





    Mangrove Wonderlands and City Tour

    Price per person: $45.00

    Duration: 4 1/2 hours



    A comfortable water taxi will start you off just right - into
    the great
    Haulover Creek at the bay's entrance, through Belize City, under 3 of
    its
    bridges; one bridge is so low that you better duck! Soon, you
    will enter a
    canopy of mangroves whose roots and odd shapes create a
    cathedral-like atmos-
    phere. Angry complaining King Fishers will zoom ahead, objecting
    to the
    invasion of their hunting turf. The herons will swoop off with a
    nod of their
    heads and a honk. Look out for the elusive Morelet's crocodile
    or the land
    based Coatimundi and iguana. Then, the boat breaks out of the
    mangrove cathe-
    drals and into the great Belize River where you will meet your
    bus for a tour
    of Belize City and shopping. Included: Air-conditioned buses;
    bottled water.




    City and Shopping Tour

    Price per person: $28.00
    Duration: 3 hours



    Belize City is the grand lady of the colonial era of Belize when
    the English
    baymen decided to establish themselves firmly on the coast in
    spite of
    attempts by the Spaniards to dislodge them. Old wooden colonial
    homes, mixed
    in with modern cement structures and the narrow streets typical
    of ports of
    that day, combine to give the city a flavor that has attracted
    many - it now
    boasts a population of 70,000 people. Of course, the many
    landmarks, such as
    the 200 year old cathedral where Mosquito Kings were crowned,
    the famous
    lighthouse marking the grave of a Portuguese baron who left a
    great deal of
    his fortune to Belize, and others, are great attractions to
    visitors. Shopping
    is excellent. Included: Air-conditioned buses; guides; bottled
    water.




    Goff's Caye Snorkeling

    Price per person: $48.00

    Duration: 5 hours



    Can this be Gilligan's Island, a mere 12-miles east of Belize
    City? Well, it
    is a little small, about half the size of a football field but a
    magnificent
    coral island complete with coconut trees and it sits right on
    top of the great
    barrier reef of Belize. The snorkeling from the island takes
    place right from
    the beach. Abundant reef life, great coral formations, crystal
    clear water,
    combined with wind and sun, and there you have paradise found!
    Your guide will
    take you on a snorkeling tour practically around most of the
    island - you
    may want to have that waterproof camera handy and ready.
    Included: Snorkel
    gear; bottled water.





    Community Baboon Sanctuary

    Price per person: $45.00

    Duration: 4 1/2 hours



    A number of farmers of the Belize District living in villages
    with names like
    Bermudian Landing and Lemonal, came together and with the
    assistance of the
    Audubon Society, created an excellent concept - the Community
    Baboon Sanctuary.
    Currently, Howler Monkeys live in a perfect habitat in the wild,
    the riverine
    forests of the fertile Belize River area. Prepared jungle paths
    take the vis-
    itor on a tour of the world of the Howler who often come down
    near the ground
    and may be feet away from your camera. Shy they are not and
    quiet they cert-
    ainly are not - their howling can be heard for miles. A great
    wildlife tour!
    Included: Air-conditioned buses; guides; bottled water.





    Crooked Tree Wildlife Boat Tour

    Price per person: $58.00
    Duration: 6 hours



    The Audubon Society once documented over 90 species of bird life
    at this wild-
    life reserve in one morning. This village is surrounded by a
    lagoon with abun-
    dant bird life, fish and flora that have all made it a must for
    preservation
    enthusiasts. A riverboat with a guide will take you on a
    wildlife tour that
    will also try to catch sight of crocodile, Howler and Spider
    Monkeys, hawks,
    herons, Northern Jacanas and the magnificent and endangered
    Jabiru Stork, the
    largest stork of the Americas, standing 5' tall with an 8' wing
    span.
    Included: Air-conditioned buses; guides; bottled water.





    Canoe Exploration

    Price per person; $55.00

    Duration: 4 1/2 hours



    After a short stint by road into the cashew wine land of the
    Belize District
    of Burrel Boom, grab your canoe and paddle up the Belize River
    with its abun-
    dant bird life, iguana, Howler and Spider Monkey and the
    occasional manatee.
    Look out for the rare and endangered Morelet's Crocodile (most
    likely quite
    small and shy) and enjoy the great combination of farmland and
    rainforest
    along the riverine areas of this important and historical river
    which was
    called the Rio Wallace by the invading Spaniards after a famous
    English
    captain of that name. The great Maya civilization used this
    river as a main
    passageway to the sea. Included: Guides; bottled water.





    Reef Dive - Certified

    Price per person: $99.00

    Duration: 5 1/2 hours



    A 2-tank dive along the great barrier reef off Goff's Caye in
    the Belize
    District. This pristine, uninhabited coral island a few miles
    away from where
    your ship is anchored will convince you that this is world-class
    diving of the
    finest order. The numerous species of sea life of the most
    incredible colors
    and shapes, the living barrier reef, the occasional turtle and
    dolphin, the
    unbelievably clear waters of the area all combine to give you
    the best diving
    you will ever have. You will also drop in on the coral island
    just so you get
    the best of both worlds - under the sea and on the islands of
    the barrier
    reef of Belize. Included: Tanks; weights; towels; divemaster;
    bottled water.
    NOTE: Must be a certified diver to participate.





    Rio Wallace and Altun Ha Maya Site

    Price per person: $49.00

    Duration; 6 hours



    A double treat awaits you in the Belize District - a river boat
    trip along the
    coast and then on the Belize River called the Rio Wallace by the
    Spaniards
    during their Conquistador Rule of the New World. This river
    contains croco-
    dile, manatee and even dolphin as well as bird life. Then hop
    aboard a bus
    to the Mayan Ceremonial Centre of Altun Ha, where the famous
    Jade Head of the
    Sun God "Kinich Ahau" was found within the main temple of the
    masonry altars
    by a team led by Professor David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario
    Museum in
    Canada. This site has 2 plazas and 13 structures within its
    epicenter, was a
    vital trade center during the classic period (250-900 AD) and is
    surrounded
    by an original, pristine rainforest. There is some shopping at
    the site as
    well as in Belize City by the marina, as you return. Included:
    Air-conditioned
    buses; guides; bottled water.





    Rainforest Trekking and Caving

    Price per person: $45.00

    Duration: 5 hours



    About 33-miles up the Western Highway and a short drive into the
    cacao and
    orange farms of this area of the Belize District places the
    trekker on the
    southern hills of the Sibun River. You will be guided through a
    series of dry
    caves (check out the jaguar paw prints on the floor of the cave)
    and explore
    the great Sibun Valley and the rainforest beauty of this green
    haven of flora
    and fauna. After your carving and trekking adventure, you will
    return to
    Belize City and your ship. Natural Belize at its best! Included:
    Air-
    conditioned buses; guides; gear; bottled water.





    Inland Blue Hole and St. Herman's Cave

    Price per person: $81.00

    Duration: 6 hours



    The Audubon Society has set out natural trails leading to one of
    the many
    famous caves of Belize - St. Herman's, in the broadleaf
    rainforest of the
    Cave's Branch Sibun River area of Belize, about 12-miles south
    of the new
    capital of Belize, Belmopan, in the scenic Cayo District. Enjoy
    the flora and
    fauna along the path to the cave, explore the inner caverns and
    then, splash
    into the cool spring waters of the Inland Blue Hole. On your
    return, visit
    Belmopan and especially the market place where you are sure to
    find something
    exotic, made either in Belize or one of the surrounding
    countries, before
    returning to Belize City and your ship. Included:
    Air-conditioned buses;
    guides; caving lights; bottled water; NOTE: Bring along a towel
    and swimsuit.




    Equestrian Trails and Banana Bank Ranch
    Price per person: $85.00

    Duration: 6 hours



    Hi Ho Silver...well almost! Located near the new capital, Belmopan in
    the
    Cayo District, this splendid ranch and lodge offers excellent horse back

    riding for every level of rider through the most pristine rainforest
    trails
    of the Belize River area. Truly discover Belize! The second activity is
    a
    boat ride on the river itself with its abundant bird life, iguanas,
    occasional
    troops of Spider and Howler Monkey and of course, the wide variety of
    flora
    along the riverine forest. Included: Air-conditioned buses; guides;
    bottled
    water.





    Cave Tubing and Rainforest Exploration

    Price per person: $79.00

    Duration; 6 1/2 hours



    Heading up the Western Highway into the rainforest, you will prepare for
    the
    exciting cave tubing experience at the fabulous Cave's Branch of the
    Sibun
    River. After a briefing by your guide and an exploratory walk through
    the
    broadleaf rainforest, you will splash into the cool waters of the Sibun
    River
    aboard a flotation tube with a caving light on your forehead and float
    lazily
    downstream for 1 1/2-hours. Enjoy the cave formations of this Cretaceous
    period limestone cavern formed by the Sibun River long before the dawn
    of
    mankind on the planet. Included: Air-conditioned buses; gear;
    bottled water.
    NOTE: It is recommended that you bring a towel and change of
    clothing/shoes;
    waterproof cameras only.





    Shark Ray Alley

    Price per person: $66.00

    Duration: 5 hours



    Approximately 4-miles south of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye in the
    Belize Dis-
    trict, lies the Hol Chan Marine Reserve which holds within its
    boundary the
    famous Shark Ray Alley, one of the most popular snorkeling sites
    along the
    150-mile barrier reef of Belize. You will travel by a
    comfortable speedboat
    along the mangrove channels north, passing Caye Chapel and Caye
    Caulker and
    on to the reef. Cavort with friendly sting rays and nurse sharks
    to your
    heart's content - watch the adrenaline flow! A visit to the
    shopping areas of
    this northernmost island resort will be made before returning to
    the ship.
    Included: Snorkel gear; guides; bottled water.

    KEY WEST, FLORIDA
    Historical Key West Trolley Tour

    Price per adult: $23.00 - child: $12.00 (ages 2-15)

    Duration: 1 hour



    This tour is a must for all first time visitors to Key West.
    Enjoy a full
    1-hour narrated tour of over 100 historical points of interest
    in your choice
    of either a comfortable trolley bus or the unique conch train.
    Your driver/
    guide will point out famous sights such as Ernest Hemingway's
    Home and Museum,
    Audobon House and the retreat referred to as "The Little White
    House", where
    Harry S. Truman relaxed from the pressures of the presidency.
    Next on your
    tour, you will pass the famous marker indicating the Southern
    Most Point of
    the Continental United States. Many other sites can be seen as your
    trolley
    or conch train drives through the historical residential areas
    of this quaint
    city. After your tour returns you to the pier side area which is
    very handy
    to the town center, you may decide to take your own personal
    tour to one of
    the many locations previously pointed out or just wander around
    the many shops
    within walking distance of the dock.





    Glass Bottom Boat Tour

    Price per adult: $26.00 - child: $13.00 (ages 5-12)

    Duration: 2 hours



    Visit the only living coral reef in the Continental United
    States! This fully
    narrated excursion aboard the comfortable Fireball will take you
    7 1/2-miles
    to the eastern dry rocks reef. Numerous colorful tropical fish
    and an array
    of coral species can easily be viewed from the comfort of the
    glass bottom
    boat. The Fireball experience is a beautiful introduction to the
    fascinating
    wonders of the Caribbean.





    Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour

    Price per person: $40.00

    Duration: 3 hours



    Your sailing adventure begins as you board the Fury, a 65'
    state-of-the-art
    catamaran, the finest, most luxurious sailing catamarans in Key
    West. Feel
    the excitement as you sail out to North America's only living
    Coral Reef,
    where the wonders of Mother Nature await your arrival. For the
    ultimate in
    sailing comfort, the Fury catamaran features a stairway to the
    sea, spacious
    bathrooms, fresh water showers, shaded lounge area and a large
    sun deck. Your
    snorkeling adventure will be complete with first-class
    snorkeling gear and
    professional instruction by the friendly crew to make your time
    in the water
    most enjoyable. Complimentary beverages will be served on the
    return trip.




    Ripley's Believe It Or Not Tour

    Price per adult: $10.95 - child: $7.95 (ages 4-12)

    Duration: at guest's leisure



    Enter a world of the unusual, the odd and amazing. This is an
    entertaining
    passage into the macabre, the bizarre and the mutated. Over 40
    years, the
    adventurous Robert Ripley explored the uncanny and amazing mysteries of
    the
    earth. His travels took him around the world, from New Zealand
    to Tibet in
    search of the unbelievable and inexplicable. This fun-filled
    adventure will
    peek your curiosity, awe and amaze you. Incredible displays of
    craftsmanship,
    record setting collections and things never imagined...all
    awaiting you at
    Ripley's Believe It Or Not!





    Key West Bike Tour
    Price per person: $25.00

    Duration: 2 hours



    This tour is approximately 2 hours and covers roughly 2
    1/2-miles. It goes
    over the very flat terrain of Key West's historic "Old Town".
    The highest
    point on the island is only 16'. Many stops are made to discuss points
    of
    interest and the stops take about 40% of the time. Although the tour is
    exten-
    sive, it is considered to be of moderate exercise. Learn unique
    tidbits of
    history on the bike tour of "Old Town". Wind your way through
    tree-shrouded
    streets and quiet lanes. Pass through picturesque neighborhoods with
    tropical
    flowers, fruit trees, grand mansions and small cottages. Feel the
    breeze, smell
    the air and hear the quiet sounds. Learn how cigar making,
    sponging, piracy,
    treasure salvaging and the Civil War all contributed to Key West's
    unique
    history. You will hear of the times when Key West was the wealthiest
    city per
    capita in the United States and when it was the poorest.





    Key West Nature Kayak Tour

    Price per person: $55.00

    Duration: 2 1/2 hours



    This is a soft adventure and is suitable for all ages. One can
    see many
    species of birds, including white herons, egrets, eagles and
    marine life such
    as bone fish, star fish, sponges and even an occasional manatee. After
    leaving
    the marina, you will paddle the short distance across Cow's Bay Channel,
    the
    main channel that separates Key West from the rest of the Keys. As you
    proceed
    into the Riviera Canal, a great many homes can be seen including the
    home of
    the famous Jimmy Buffet. A short paddle into the narrow winding
    mangroves and
    the famous salt ponds of Key West is the highlight of the trip. There is
    a
    selection of single and double kayaks; included in the fleet are 2
    canoes for
    those who like the traditional experience. These large sea kayaks are
    equipped
    with rudders capable of multi-day rough water trips. Experienced and
    profess-
    ional guides will provide you with an educational and fun kayaking
    adventure.
    This short kayak tour is a great way to enjoy a little light physical
    exer-
    cise, explore the waters of Key West and still have lots of time for
    shopping.
    Each person will be provided a bottle of water. NOTE: Guests should
    bring an
    extra pair of shorts, a hat and sunscreen; personal belongings will be
    locked
    at the marina; there are restrooms/changing rooms available at the
    marina.




    Key West Cup Regatta

    Price per person: $65.00

    Duration: 3 hours



    Experience the most exciting sporting event in Key West featuring some
    of the
    fastest racing catamarans in the Caribbean. You will be competing in an
    actual
    yacht race under the watchful eyes of your captain. Participants
    need no prior
    experience, just the desire to win! Whether it is sheeting in,
    guarding the
    winch, manning the helm or watching the clock, you will be part
    of the team.
    Your captain will explain the positions in detail and then set
    out for a
    practice session. When the horn is sounded, it's race time. Be
    sure to reserve
    your crew spot in the Key West Cup for a unique adventure.
    Beverages will be
    served on board. NOTE: Must wear white-sole shoes.



    COZUMEL, MEXICO



    Atlantis Submarine

    Duration: 1 1/2 hours

    Price per adult: $71.00 - child: $36.00

    Activity level: Easy; Camp Carnival-Recommended



    This 48-passenger submarine will take you between 60' and 100'
    below the
    ocean's surface in order to explore the wonders of "Chankanaab",
    part of
    the world's second largest reef. Chankanaab's underwater marine
    park was
    established in order to protect the delicate balance of coral
    reefs, not to
    mention countless species of tropical fish that call these reefs
    home. Until
    now, only divers were able to explore this unique attraction but
    now you
    can see all of this without ever getting wet! After a short bus
    ride to the
    pier, you will board a U.S. Coast Guard-certified submarine and
    tour the
    ocean in dry, air-conditioned comfort. Note: Minimum age of 3
    years and
    minimum height of 3' is required in order to participate;
    40-minutes of
    dive time.





    Beginners Scuba Diving

    Duration: 2 hours

    Price per person: $78.00

    Activity level: Moderate



    This is an amazing opportunity to scuba dive without having to
    be certified.
    Join PADI-certified dive instructors for a 30-minute
    instructional orientation
    before testing your skills and gaining some confidence in
    shallow water. Once
    your dive master has you prepared, you will be taken up to 20'
    below the sur-
    face where you will encounter schooling fish and brilliant coral
    formations
    indigenous to the Mayan Caribbean. Don't miss out on this
    incredible exper-
    ience! Note: Minimum age of 10 years is required in order to
    participate.




    Catamaran Sail and Snorkel

    Duration: 3 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $45.00

    Activity level: Easy



    What a better way to enjoy the beautiful island of Cozumel than
    on board
    a 65' ocean going catamaran sailing off the coast and snorkeling
    in the
    area's pristine waters. After outfitting you with first-class
    snorkel gear,
    certified instructors will accompany you into the water to
    snorkel over
    some of the areas many fantastic reefs. You will see beautiful
    coral
    formations as well as a multitude of colorful fish. After
    snorkeling, enjoy
    complimentary beer, margaritas or sodas while you make your way
    to one of
    the island's beautiful beaches. Beach volleyball, sea kayaks and
    beach
    floats are available to you, or relax in a hammock, sipping a
    beverage and
    watching the world go by! After your beach party, the catamaran
    will return
    to the ship.





    Certified 2-Tank Dive

    Duration: 4 hours

    Price per person: $65.00

    Activity level: Moderate



    Enjoy the opportunity to dive in the crystal waters of the
    Mexican Caribbean
    with one of Mexico's premier dive operators. Your dive boat will
    be waiting
    for you right on the pier. The world famous Palancar reef at 80'
    will be the
    site of your first dive. Your second dive will be a shallow dive
    of 50'; the
    site will be decided the day of the dive. Refreshments will be
    served at the
    surface interval. Tanks, weights, and weight belts are provided;
    Equipment
    is available for rent; BC and regulators are $5 USD each.





    Cozumel Bike and Snorkel Adventure

    Duration: 4 hours

    Price per person: $59.00

    Activity level: Moderate



    Experience the natural beauty, scenery and culture of Cozumel
    riding along
    the coast to the area's premier national park, Chankanaab. Enjoy
    the jewel
    of the Caribbean's coastal views and white-sand beaches as you
    pedal along
    on your mountain bike. You will be met at the pier and ride
    south along
    the paved roads past restaurants, beaches, and the magnificent
    coastline
    before arriving at Chankanaab Nature Park. After an approximate
    30-minute
    bike ride, you will enjoy the next 2-hours at the park, where
    you can snor-
    kel, swim, enjoy the beach and visit the botanical garden or the
    replica of
    a Mayan village. A complimentary soft drink is provided for you
    at the park;
    the park's restaurants are available at an additional cost.
    After you have
    enjoyed paradise, it is time for the return journey to your
    ship. Note: This
    is an active tour. Two Jeeps will follow the riders and personal
    belongings
    may be transported in the Jeeps. Snorkel gear is provided.


    Dolphin Encounter

    Duration: 3 hours

    Price per person: $89.00

    Activity level: Easy; Camp Carnival-Recommended



    Don't miss the opportunity to meet one of the ocean's most
    amazing creatures!
    Tursiops truncatus, otherwise known as the bottle-nose dolphin
    is a very
    social animal and waiting for a visit from you! You will be
    transported to
    Chankanaab National Park for a short orientation and then it's
    time to meet
    the dolphins. Spend approximately 30 to 40-minutes on a platform
    with the
    dolphins where you can touch and pet the dolphins and learn all
    about their
    behavior as well as going through selected exercises with them.
    After the
    encounter, you are free to roam about Chankanaab Park to
    experience the
    beautiful beach, lagoon, botanical garden, ruins and other
    exciting features
    that make this a superb tour. Note: This is an encounter
    program, not a swim
    with the dolphins program; approximately 30-minutes spent in the
    water.




    Eco-Adventure By Jeep

    Duration: 4 hours

    Price per person: $68.00

    Activity level: Easy




    If you think all jeep tours are the same, guess again. From the
    pier, you
    and your fellow guests (4 per jeep) will be led to the
    ecological reserve
    of Punta Sur, one of the most significant parks of its kind in
    all of
    Mexico. After a 20-km ride along the access road, you will enjoy
    a 2-km
    off road adventure viewing the spectacular wildlife and tropical
    vegetation
    indigenous to the park. After arriving at Colombia Lagoon, your
    guides will
    explain the significance of this natural lagoon before leading
    everyone by
    boat to Punta Sur Beach. Enjoy your time at this incredible
    beach, white
    sand, beautiful scenery, crystal waters and one of the most
    protected
    natural shallow reefs in the area. All of this combines to make
    one of the
    best jeep tours in Cozumel. Note: Snorkel equipment can be
    obtained on
    board for an additional cost.





    Fiesta Party Boat

    Duration: 3 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $39.00

    Activity level: Easy



    Be a part of the most famous party cruise in all of Mexico!
    Climb aboard the
    triple-decker Fiesta, where live music and tropical punch flow
    freely. Your
    exotic Caribbean voyage takes you to Playa Sol, Cozumel's
    popular beach club.
    Once there, you can lie by the pool, maybe enjoy a beach
    volleyball game, use
    some of the non-motorized water sport equipment or just spend
    the afternoon
    on the beach. Once the Fiesta starts her journey back to the
    pier, the fun
    really starts. Enjoy the music, open bar and party of a
    lifetime!




    Fiesta Sunset Cruise

    Duration: 2 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $39.00

    Activity level: Easy



    View one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Caribbean aboard
    the Fiesta
    Party Boat! The original party boat of Mexico is equipped with
    3-decks, open
    bar, dance floor and a "moon deck" that is perfect for a
    romantic view of
    the starlit sky and the lights of Cozumel's shoreline. Enjoy
    complimentary
    drinks as you listen to the live band. Join in the great dancing
    and games
    as the staff gets the party started. Cruising along Cozumel's
    shoreline, you
    will enjoy a view of the city lights as the party progresses.
    Midway through,
    you will see one of the most spectacular sunsets ever as the sun
    goes down
    over the vividly colored Caribbean. The Sunset Cruise is the
    perfect way to
    begin your evening in Cozumel. Note: Available on select ships
    only.




    Island Adventure Snorkel

    Duration: 2 hours

    Price per person: $31.00

    Activity level: Moderate



    Enjoy some of the best snorkeling that Cozumel has to offer! You
    will be
    picked up right at the pier and board a first-class snorkel
    boat. Your
    crew will take you to Villablanca Reef where you will experience
    beautiful
    soft coral as well as an amazing variety of tropical fish.
    Instructors will
    be with you to provide assistance with equipment and technique.
    Refreshments
    will be served upon your return. Note: All equipment provided.





    Jeep Adventure to Paradise

    Duration: 5 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $79.00

    Activity level: Easy



    An adventure unlike any other! Join your fellow guests (4 to a
    jeep) as
    you are led through the town of San Miguel, at the end passing
    through
    jungle mangroves, large trees, spectacular greenery and exotic
    wildlife.
    Your adventure continues once you reach Bahia Ciega and cross
    over to Isla
    Passion by canoe or catamaran. Upon arrival, you will receive a
    welcome
    drink and be introduced to a world of white sand beaches, palm
    trees, picnic
    tables, palapas, beach volleyball and other games. Your hosts
    provide a
    delicious buffet lunch of grilled fish, chicken and salads as
    well as liquid
    refreshment. Note: Snorkel equipment can be rented on board for
    an addition-
    al cost.





    Marine Park Unlimited Snorkel

    Duration: 2 hours

    Price per adult: $32.00 - child: $20.00

    Activity level: Moderate



    A great experience for beginners and experts alike! No visit to
    Cozumel is
    complete without seeing the incredible marine life of the second
    largest
    barrier reef in the world. This is the only tour that takes you
    to a reef
    inside a protected area. A short ride takes you to the snorkeling site.

    After being outfitted with your snorkeling equipment, a dive
    master will
    provide a short orientation and then it is time to enter the
    warm, crystal
    waters of the Mayan Caribbean. Spectacular coral formations as
    well as many
    colorful and friendly fish are waiting to share the ocean with
    you. Note:
    All equipment and transportation provided. Shower, changing
    facilities and
    a cash bar available.


    Mayan Ruins of Tulum

    Duration: 6 1/2 hours

    Price per adult: $75.00 - child: $34.00

    Activity level: Moderate



    In ancient times, the Mayans developed a paradise kingdom that
    rose high
    above the magnificent crystal blue Caribbean Sea. This
    ceremonial center
    is protected on all sides by 3 towering walls and a steep cliff.
    Within
    the walls of over 60 restored temples lie secrets revealed only
    by mysterious
    hieroglyphic writings. Your adventure begins with a 40-minute
    ferry ride to
    Playa del Carmen where you will board air-conditioned buses for
    your
    informative 1-hour ride to Tulum. Once you arrive at the ruins,
    your guide
    will escort you through the Mayan City explaining the storied
    history and
    significance of these ruins. You will visit many amazing sites
    such as the
    Castle on the Cliff, the Temple of the Frescos, the Temple of
    the Descending
    God, the House of the Chultun and the House of Columns. You
    won't want to
    miss the breathtaking view of the Caribbean from the towering
    cliff that
    separates the land from the sea. Once your tour of the ruins is
    complete, you
    will make your way back to Playa del Carmen where a private
    ferry awaits to
    transport you to Cozumel. Note: There is a significant amount of
    walking
    involved. Anyone wishing to use video cameras at the Ruins will
    have to pay
    a $10 USD government imposed tax. Lunch is not offered on this
    tour but
    snacks can be purchased at the Ruins.





    Passion Island Adventure

    Duration: 5 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $64.00

    Activity level: Easy



    Escape to a private island beach paradise for a day of fun in
    the sun. A
    short ride from the ship takes you to Bahia Ciega Pier where you
    will cross
    over to Passion Island either by canoe or motorized tender.
    Enjoy Passion
    Island's white-sand beaches and majestic charm while playing
    beach volleyball,
    lying on the beach, an ocean float or swinging in a hammock. A
    traditional
    grilled lunch including Mexican fare, chicken and fish, as well
    as an open
    bar will be provided for you to enjoy!





    Playa Sol Beach Break

    Duration: At your leisure

    Price per adult: $19.00 - child: $14.00

    Activity level: Easy; Camp Carnival-Recommended



    Spend a day on the beach at one of Cozumel's newest beach clubs.
    From the
    ship, you will be responsible for your own taxi ride
    (10-minutes) to Playa
    Sol, which is approximately $12 USD one-way. Upon arrival at
    Playa Sol,
    make your way to the activity desk for information about the
    amazing
    activities available to you. Spend the day at the beautiful
    private beach,
    fresh water pool, beach volleyball courts or try some
    non-motorized water-
    sport equipment and apparatus available. You may also wish to
    simply have a
    drink at the domestic open bar and hang out. Food is available
    at an addit-
    ional cost.





    Snuba

    Duration: 2 hours

    Price per person: $59.00

    Activity level: Moderate



    Are you ready to try something new? Snuba is a combination of
    snorkeling
    and scuba diving - a way to explore the under water world
    without the
    cumbersome equipment required for scuba diving and without the
    surface
    limitations associated with snorkeling. After a 15-minute
    instructional
    orientation, test your skills in shallow waters before
    proceeding from
    15' to 18' below the surface. Your dive will be approximately 20
    to 30-
    minutes in length, allowing you to explore some of the brilliant
    coral
    formations and interesting schools of fish not viewable from the
    surface.
    Note: Minimum age of 12 years is required in order to
    participate.




    Sub-Ocean View

    Duration: 1 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $39.00

    Activity level: Easy



    Board the Ocean View Explorer for an unforgettable ride through
    the crystal
    waters surrounding the island of Cozumel. This vessel features
    44 individual
    seats, submerged 4' below the water line, each with its own
    viewing window
    providing access to all the sights of the Caribbean underwater
    world. Your
    adventure will take you to the location of a sunken plane where
    you will
    view all the colorful fish and various marine life that now call
    this habitat
    home and on to Paraiso Reef to observe the beautiful coral
    formations.




    The Mayan Frontier By Horse Back

    Duration: 3 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $71.00

    Activity level: Moderate; Camp Carnival-Recommended



    Travel back in time through the sacred land of the Mayans, one
    of the oldest
    and most mysterious civilizations in the world. Once transported
    by bus to
    the serenity of the Buena Vista Ranch in the heart of the
    tropical savannah
    where the Mayans used to worship their Gods. Ride through ruins
    that are
    more than 1500-years old and take notice of the sights and
    sounds around
    you! This area has survived past the Mayan age and now lives in
    harmony with
    the lost remains of a once great civilization. You will visit a
    ranch stocked
    with cattle, ponies, turkeys and other native creatures. Upon
    your return to
    Buena Vista, you will enjoy a cold complimentary beverage to
    wrap up your
    adventure. Note: Maximum weight limit of 220 pounds. Minimum age
    of 12 years;
    anyone less than 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent.
    Long pants and
    sturdy shoes are recommended.





    Tropical Jeep Safari Tour

    Duration: 7 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $85.00

    Activity level: Moderate



    Hidden deep within the tropical savannah of the Yucatan
    Peninsula lies a
    natural beauty that has been mystically touched by the influence
    of both
    Mayan and Spanish cultures - this beauty is yours to discover.
    After a 40-
    minute tender ride into Playa del Carmen, your guide will lead
    you away from
    civilization toward the southeastern side of the peninsula in a
    rugged jeep.
    Prepare yourself for an adventure as you travel over bumpy
    terrain, passing
    endless lush, green vegetation as well as encountering the odd
    iguana or
    rare tropical bird. At your first stop, Aktun Chen, a natural
    cave, you will
    be guided through this hidden, mystical underground world. Your
    next stop is
    beautiful Xpu-Ha Beach which creates a perfect atmosphere for a
    quiet relax-
    ing retreat. Enjoy the beach or just relax while your
    Mayan-style lunch is
    being prepared on the open grill right on the beach. Your tour
    concludes
    with a ferry ride back to Cozumel and your ship. Note: The jeep
    travels
    along uneven, bumpy roads. This tour is not suitable for
    pregnant women or
    people with back injuries. Since driving responsibilities can be
    rotated,
    guests planning to drive must bring a valid driver's license.





    Cozumel Country Club

    Course description: Par 72; 6,724 yards



    A very exciting addition to the golf excursion offerings is this
    brand new
    golf and country club located in Cozumel and just minutes away
    from down-
    town. This is Cozumel's first and only World Class Championship
    18-hole golf
    course. It was created by the Nicklaus design team and
    incorporates the nat-
    ural habitats of the island in its design and construction. This
    course is
    built around Cozumel's native trees, red mangroves and natural wetlands
    in
    order to preserve ecologically sensitive areas. There are only three
    areas
    on the golf course where golfers playing another hole are visible,
    allowing
    the golfers to enjoy the peace and quiet of the natural surroundings. We
    feel
    it is a "must play" for the vacationing golfer.



    PROGRESO/MERIDA, MEXICO



    Chichen-Itza Mayan Ruins Tour

    Duration: 8 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $75.00

    Activity Level: Moderate



    Chichen-Itza is one of the most important archeological sites on
    the American
    continent and was once the home of the great Mayan Empire. This
    Mayan site
    was the chosen city of Kulkulcan and the remains of its perfect
    construction

    and awesome monuments were left as a reminder of the incredible
    Mayan Culture.
    Your journey begins with a scenic and informative 2 1/2 hour bus
    ride. Upon
    arrival at the ruins, you will be led through the legendary
    city, which
    extends over 6-square miles and contains hundreds of structures
    throughout
    the area. You will explore the pyramid of Kulkulcan, the Ball
    Court, the
    mystical cenote, the Temple of the Warriors and the observatory,
    just to
    name a few. After your exploration, a delicious Yucatan lunch
    will be served
    at a nearby restaurant. Note: This is an active tour involving a
    lot of
    walking and stair climbing. The Mexican government charges a $10
    fee for the
    use of video equipment inside the ruins.





    Kayak Adventure at Chelem Lagoon

    Duration: 3 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $69.00

    Activity Level: Moderate



    Welcome to beautiful Chelem Lagoon where you will have the
    opportunity to
    experience the beauty of the Yucatan's amazing Eco-System. After
    a 30-minute
    drive to the lagoon, you will undergo a short orientation before
    setting off
    on your kayak adventure. Your first destination is a small
    island where
    flocks of flamingos are regularly seen resting and feeding. As
    you continue
    on, there will be a rest stop near the two fresh water springs
    where you
    will break for a snack. Throughout your adventure, enjoy the
    peaceful
    serenity of the beautiful coastal mangroves and enchanting
    scenery found at
    Chelem Lagoon. Note: Approximate kayak time is 2 hours. This is
    an active
    excursion and guests should be in reasonable shape to
    participate; minimum
    age is 12 years. It is suggested that you bring extra clothing
    in case you
    get wet.





    Merida City and Mexican Rodeo Show

    Duration: 4 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $65.00

    Activity Level: Easy



    This excursion offers the opportunity to visit the beautiful
    city of Merida
    as well as experiencing the incredible Mexican folkloric and
    equestrian
    shows at Rancho Tierra Bonita. An approximate 45-minute ride
    takes you to
    Merida where guides will show you the most important sites that
    this
    magical city has to offer. After a tour of the city, it is on to
    Rancho
    Tierra Bonita where you will be entertained by a colorful
    folkloric ballet
    while enjoying a delicious Mexican buffet. Afterwards, it is
    time to witness
    an incredible equestrian show in which famous Mexican charros
    show off their
    skills with their lasso's and fine horses while accompanied by
    the music of
    the mariachis. Before heading back to Progresso, be sure to
    check out the
    various goods on display by the local artisans.





    Merida City Overview and Shopping

    Duration: 4 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $27.00

    Activity Level: Easy



    Having razed the Mayan city of T'ho, the Spanish conquistador,
    Francisco de
    Montejo salvaged the debris and quarried the local pyramids for
    stone to
    construct the new city. The resurrected city named Merida was
    christened in
    1542 and a unique culture has evolved from Mayan roots, Spanish
    colonialism
    and long isolation. This culture is reflected everywhere, from
    the character
    of its architecture, cuisine and people. After a 45-minute ride,
    you will
    begin to explore the highlights of this spectacular city.
    Montejo's boulevard
    inspired by France's Champs D'elyse, the Cathedral, built in
    1774 from stones
    that once belonged to the pyramid of Xbacluum-Chaan, the
    Monument to the
    Country, which took 11-years to complete, the House of Montejo
    built in 1549
    and the 19th century Government Palace to name a few.
    Approximately 45-minutes
    will be reserved for shopping at the Bazaar in the main plaza
    before heading
    back to Progresso.

    Nature Bike and Ruins Tour

    Duration: 4 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $59.00

    Activity Level: Moderate



    Enjoy a leisurely bike tour starting on the sunny coast of the
    Gulf of Mexico
    and venturing into the heart of the Yucatan. Your adventure
    takes you through
    the wetlands to visit countless species of native birds which
    will amaze you.
    Experience a local village and discover the beauty and mystery
    of the ancient
    Maya civilization as you visit Dzibichaltun. You will enjoy the
    interesting
    history of this site as well as the opportunity to take a swim
    in the cenote
    Xlacah, one of the hundreds of natural limestone caves
    containing freshwater
    pools in the region. Note: Approximate bike time is 45-minutes
    with 2-hours
    at the ruins. This is an active excursion and guests should be
    in reasonable
    shape to participate; minimum age is 12 years. Don't forget your
    towel.




    Reef Club Beach Break

    Duration: 8 hours

    Price per person: $75.00

    Activity Level: Easy



    Reach the ultimate state of relaxation at the Reef Club Resort.
    After a 35-
    minute drive through 2 sleepy towns, you arrive at the Reef
    Club's beautiful
    resort property. Enjoy a generous array of Mexican food,
    desserts and drinks
    in a buffet display that you can visit as often as you like. All
    the facil-
    ities are available to you: swim in the ocean, swing in a
    hammock on the
    beach, ride around the resort on a bicycle, enjoy the swimming
    pool or try
    out the non-motorized water sports equipment. Whatever you
    choose to do is
    up to you at this private all-inclusive resort, Enjoy!





    Uxmal Mayan Ruins and Lunch

    Duration: 8 1/2 hours

    Price per person: $71.00

    Activity Level: Moderate



    Discover the beautiful Mayan City of Uxmal, considered one of
    the most
    beautiful cities of the Mayan world. The city is famous for its
    magnificent
    carved facades, terraces, gracious plazas and imposing pyramids,
    all of
    which characterize the classic epoch between 200 and 900 AD.
    After a scenic
    2 1/2-hour drive to Uxmal, you will have plenty of time to
    explore the magic
    of this ancient city. The main structures include the pyramid of
    the magician,
    the Nun's Quadrangle, the Palace of the Governor and the house
    of the turtles.
    The authentic Mayan architectural style and magnificent
    structures will surely
    amaze you. If you dare to climb the 114 steps of the Magician's
    Pyramid, you
    will be rewarded by a breathtaking view of the city. After your
    exploration,
    you will be treated to a delicious Yucatan style lunch at a
    local restaurant.
    Note: This is an active tour involving a lot of walking and
    stair climbing.
    The Mexican government charges a $10 fee for the use of video
    equipment
    inside the ruins.

  4. #4
    Cruzman Guest

    Re: Question about shore tours in Belize, Progresso, Cozumel

    Just booked the cave tubing tour with Reggie Trap at regtours.com. His price is $65 per person.

  5. #5
    Donnafay Guest

    Re: Question about shore tours in Belize, Progresso, Cozumel

    Thank you for all of these responses. They are very helpful. Some of these look like they leave VERY early! I appreciate it!

  6. #6
    ShannonB Guest

    Re: Question about shore tours in Belize, Progresso, Cozumel

    There is a neet little double decker bus tour of Progresso $2 per person, leaves from the shopping area where they drop you off. The beach is within walking distance.

  7. #7
    marvholly Guest

    Re: Question about shore tours in Belize, Progresso, Cozumel

    These prices seem very out of date to me. Altun Ha was this price 12/01/ Atlantis submarine I have recently seen listed at $79. Dolphin Encounter is up to over $100 directly thru Dolphin Discovery. Also, I have noticed that Carnival changes excursion prices at the drop of a hat. It appears to be based on how full the ship is at what price level. The more they discount the higher the excursion prices. Carnival is one of a few (only?) line not listing excursions online with prices. I know NCL and RCCI list with prices. Check out what they are offering and compare to board recommended private providers.


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