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A Day in Cozumel

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.

The port in Cozumel

The port in Cozumel

The port in Cozumel

Me, Max and Sophia in Cozumel

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.

Fury Catamaran

Fury Catamaran

Max checking out his gear. I liked that the company provided life jackets for everyone as the water was very rough.

Max checking out his gear. I liked that the company provided life jackets for everyone as the water was very rough.

Sophia is ready to go too.

Sophia is ready to go too.

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.

Fury Catamaran

Coming ashore on Fury Catamaran’s private beach

Fury Catamaran

My husband Paul on the right keeps his eyes on the kids while I sneak a photo before going out to play.

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!

Fury Catamaran

CozumelThat night we even got a special surprise…..

Rainbow at sea

Rainbow at Sea

Related posts:

Un”belize”able Belize: A Day at Rendezvous Caye

Tips to Make a Family Cruise Run Smoother

28 comments

    • Thanks! We all loved snorkeling and saw tons and tons of fish. We were in about 20 feet of water and it was nice that the kids were able to wear lifejackets since it was rather rough.

    • Thanks! I have been lucky to have visited many parts of Mexico over the years as my grandparents lived on the border of Mexico and Texas. We used to drive all over the place. It is a huge country with so much to offer.

    • Sounds like a wonderful vacation. I would really like to go and stay for a week. I have been to several parts of Mexico, Puerta Vallarta being one of my favorites. It is a warm culture.

  1. vastlycurious.com

    Great post! Nice to see your family , snorkels and all. I got a great piece of silver jewelry at the end of jewelers row and the offer of Tequila at each store. We finally caved at the end. I still love it! I was tickled pink with my new necklace and on the elevator some woman whispered to her friend” Who does she think she is, Elvis?” Is was not garish but complex. : )))

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