The third day of our Caribbean cruise was spent in the lovely Mexican island of Cozumel. I have been to several parts of Mexico before as it is an extremely popular winter escape for Minnesotans however I had never been to Cozumel. Once again there was an enormous variety of fantastic excursions to do in Cozumel ranging from visiting nearby ruins to spending a day enjoying the surf and sand. We selected to do a catamaran snorkeling trip to a kid-friendly beach run by Fury Catamaran, the tour outfitter we used. It was a fantastic day and we had a blast.
Cozumel is a popular port destination thus getting off the ship was easy and our 65-foot catamaran was waiting. It was a beautiful ride to our snorkeling destination about twenty minutes away. At first glance, the snorkeling did not look like it would be good. It was right off the shore and not the gorgeous, picturesque small island reef around Rendezvous Caye in Belize. However, once inside the warm ocean water I was instantly impressed. It was sensational! Fish were everywhere and although the water was rough, visibility was still good. We snorkeled for about 45-minutes and none of us wanted to quit especially my nine-year-old son who had found a new passion.
After snorkeling, we boarded the catamaran and sailed over to our own private beach for a few hours. The beach was a child’s paradise as it had all sorts of fun inflatable slides and water toys that could have entertained them for hours.
After the beach, we climbed aboard the catamaran and headed back to the ship dancing with the crew members and riding the big waves. It was a fabulous day!