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Tim September 1st, 2003 07:29 AM

shore excursions in Cozumel
 
We are going on the Conquest in November. Carnivals web site shows deepsea fishing as a tour . Has anybody done this and if so how much.

The Passenger September 1st, 2003 08:08 AM

Re: shore excursions in Cozumel
 
Here is the complete list of shore excursions that I receieved via email from Carnival:

Thank you for visiting Carnival Cruise Lines on the World Wide Web. In
regards to your query, the shore tour information is below:

Shore Tours



Shore tours are available for purchase on board at the Shore
Excursion 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. Slightly lower prices for children may
be offered
on some tours. A child is considered 2-12 years of age unless
otherwise
noted; with few exceptions, infants 2 and under are free of
charge if they
do not occupy a separate seat.

KEY WEST, FLORIDA

Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour

Duration: 2 1/2 hours

Price per person: $48.00

Activity level: Moderate



Imagine sailing the Florida Keys on the 60' catamaran Fury,
where you will be
escorted to one of the many beautiful reefs in the area. Key
West's surround-
ing waters are teeming with adventurous dolphins, flying fish
and America's
only living coral reef. Your expert staff will provide
instruction as well as
all the equipment necessary for a spectacular snorkel experience
of a life-
time. Refreshments are available during your return to the ship
while you
relax and watch the coastline unfold. Note: 1 1/2-hours of
sailing time.




Certified Two-Tank Dive

Duration: 4 hours

Price per person: $89.00

Activity level: Moderate



Enjoy this spectacular 2-tank dive experience in the Florida
Keys. A shuttle
will transfer you from the pier to the dive boat, where the
dive-masters will
brief you on your dive. Dive sites consisting of barrier reefs,
patch reefs,
or shallow wrecks, will be decided the day of the dive based
upon prevailing
weather conditions. Each dive is approximately 50-minutes in
duration with
refreshments served during the surface interval. More than 200
species of
colorful fish and eleven different types of coral make this a
two-tank dive
a must for any diver. In addition you may spot a dolphin, sea
turtle or ray
while diving. Note: All divers must present a valid "C" card and
photo I.D.
in order to participate. Divers must have dived within the past
24 months or
have taken a refresher course signed off by an instructor, no
exceptions.
Equipement is available for rent by the operator - BCD and
regulators - $4.00
each; shortie wetsuits - $4.00; 3 mil full wetsuits - $8.00. If
you need to
rent any equipment, please notify your Shore Excursion Manager.





Glass-Bottom Boat

Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Price per adult: $29.00 - child: $15.00

Activity level: Easy; Camp Carnival Recommended



Imagine being able to see straight through to the bottom of the
ocean and
view all the spectacular wonders that are on display! Now
imagine being able
to do this in the comfort of an air-conditioned glass-bottom
boat. Through
the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, countless bright
coral reefs
and different varieties of flora and fauna are yours to see!
Don't forget
your camera - you might just spot a shark, dolphin, or manta
ray.




Historical Trolley Tour

Duration: 1 hour

Price per adult: $25.00 - child: $15.00

Activity level: Easy; Collapsible Wheelchair Accessible



You have heard about Key West and all of its eccentricities. Now
it's time
to see what it's all about! If you are visiting Key West for the
first time,
you will definitely not want to miss this 1-hour narrated tour of over
100
historical points of interest. Climb aboard a comfortable
trolley bus or the
unique Conch Train to begin your journey. This excursion will
take you past
such famous landmarks as Ernest Hemmingway's home and museum;
the Audubon
House; the infamous Harry S. Truman retreat, "Little White
House"; and the
famous marker indicating the southern-most point in the
continental United
States. At the conclusion of the tour, you may decide to take
your own tour
around town or simply return to the ship.





Key West Bike Tour

Duration: 2 hours

Price per adult: $29.00

Activity level: Moderate; Camp Carnival Recommended



Discover Key West's magical qualities while cycling through Old Town's

shrouded streets and picturesque neighborhoods. With the breeze in your

face, a very knowledgeable and colorful Key West local will guide you

through the grand mansions and small cottages of this unique area, all
the
while educating you in the delights of cigar making, sponging, piracy
and
treasure salvaging. Learn about the Civil War's impact on Key West's
unique
history and the ups and downs of the local economy. Rain or shine this
is
one of the most colorful tours in Key West. Your tour covers
approximately
2 1/2-miles of relatively flat terrain.





Key West Cup Regatta

Duration: 3 hours

Price per person: $65.00

Activity level: Moderate



Imagine being part of a team competing in a real yacht race! The most
exciting
new sport in Key West features some of the fastest racing catamarans in
the
Caribbean. Compete in an actual yacht race with an experienced captain
who
will show you the ropes. You need no experience as your captain will
explain
each position and you will set out on a practice session before
the race
begins. When the horn sounds, it is race time and you and your
crew will be
in the middle of an actual yacht race! Reserve your spot on the
ultimate
racing experience in Key West - you won't forget this tour! Note:
Refresh-
ments served on board; bring a towel and camera.





Nature Kayak Tour

Duration: 2 1/2 hours

Price per person: $55.00

Activity level: Moderate



Explore Key West from the seat of your own kayak! Experience the
world's
fastest growing sport in the calm, protected salt ponds of the
Florida Keys.
Suitable for all ages, this tour gives you the opportunity to
view many
species of birds as well as a variety of different marine life
in their
natural habitats. Paddle a short distance across Cow's Bay
Channel into
Riviera Canal, along the way viewing some famous homes including
Jimmy
Buffet's. Paddling through the narrow winding mangroves and into
the famous
salt ponds of Key West is the highlight of this trip. Single and
double
kayaks are available as well as two canoes. This is an
educational and fun
adventure for the entire family and you will still have plenty
of time for
shopping. Note: Water is provided. An extra pair of shorts, sun
block and
a hat are recommended. Changing facilities and lockers for
valuables are
available at the marina.





Key West Country Club

Course Description: Par 72; 6,500 yards



The southernmost golf course in the continental United States,
this course
encompasses over 200-acres of beautiful Florida Keys foliage and
wildlife.
Golf legend Rees Jones masterfully designed this layout with
stately palms,
dense mangroves, serene lakes and rolling fairways. The
signature hole, "The
Mangrove Hole" plays only 143-yards over a field of thickly
intertwined
tropical mangroves but can be intimidating with the swirling
tradewinds.


COZUMEL, MEXICO

All Terrain Truck Eco Adventure and Snorkel

Duration: 4 hours

Price per person: $77.00

Activity level: Moderate



Prepare yourself for one of the most amazing Eco tours in the
Caribbean,
featuring the tropical and mysterious atmosphere of Punta Sur
Ecological
Park. Your exclusive adventure begins on the pier as you board a
specially
designed all-terrain truck and head off towards Punta Sur.
Crossing between
a fresh water lagoon and the ocean, you may spot some of the
locals, inclu-
ding crocodiles and different types of tropical birds. Your
experience will
continue as you cross through mangroves and short tropical
jungle before
visiting the Punta Sur lighthouse. Here, you will learn the
history of the
lighthouse and have some great photo opportunities before
heading to the
secluded white sandy "Selva Baja" beach. Enjoy a swim in the
protected waters,
a stroll along the sand or snorkel right from the beach. Your guide
will keep
you informed along the way, by explaining the area's intricate
Eco System and
pointing out some rare plant life and helping you to identify
some of the
wildlife that you may observe on this tour. Note: This is an
active excursion
and there is some walking involved. Comfortable shoes, swimsuit,
sunglasses,
sunscreen, a hat and insect repellant are all recommended.
Snorkel equipment
will be provided.





Atlantis Submarine

Duration: 1 1/2 hours; dive time is 45 minutes

Price per adult: $85.00 - child: $55.00

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.





Beach Buggy and Snorkel Combo

Duration: 4 hours

Price per person: $89.00

Activity level: Moderate



Others may try to imitate it but this is the original! This excursion is

exclusive to Carnival Cruise Lines and will show you some of Cozumel's
most
beautiful areas in a customized buggy and take you snorkeling over one
of the
island's best reefs. From the pier, you will head off in your customized

buggy, making your first stop at one of the local beaches where you will
have
approximately one hour to snorkel, viewing a wide variety of colorful
fish
and beautiful coral formations. Jumping back in your buggy, it's time to
take
off around the island to the natural rock formations known as El
Mirador.
From here, your caravan makes its way to a secluded beach along the west

coast of the island where you will enjoy a buffet lunch and some time on
the
beach before making your way back to the pier. Note: Guests wishing to
drive
one of the buggies must be at least 21 years of age and present a valid

drivers license. There is an optional drop off downtown; in this case,
return
transportation will be at your own expense.



Beginners Scuba Diving

Duration: 2 hours

Price per person: $89.00

Activity level: Moderate



Enjoy an incredible 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 for participation is 10 years.





Caribbean Pirates Lobster Dinner Cruise

Duration: 3 hours

Price per Adult: $75.00 - Child: $55.00

Activity level: Easy



Enjoy one of Cozumel's most entertaining dinner cruises aboard a
105' replica
of an 18th century Spanish Goleta! The Caribbean Pirates Lobster Dinner

Cruise is a "must-do" experience complete with exciting flying
pirate fights
an open bar, a steak and lobster dinner as well as the
experience of sailing
along the coast on a pirate ship! Dance the night away under the
Caribbean
sky as your captain navigates the vessel through Cozumel's
beautiful coastal
waters and the crew serves and entertains you! Your pirate
adventure includes
a lobster and steak dinner accompanied by a domestic open bar.





Catamaran Sail and Snorkel

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Price per person: $49.00

Activity level: Easy



What 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: $75.00

Activity level: Considerable



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' and
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 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 sandy 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 National Park. After an
approximate 30-minute
bike ride, you will enjoy the next 2-hours at the park where you will
be able
to 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
and if you wish, 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 and guests must be in
reasonable physical
condition in order to participate. Two jeeps will follow riders
and personal
belongings may be transported in the Jeeps.





Cozumel Highlights and Shopping

Duration: 3 hours

Price per person: $49.50

Activity level: Easy



Cozumel is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean and is anxiously

awaiting the opportunity to show off her culture, history, and
scenic beauty
as well as inviting you along for a little shopping! Once a
sleepy little
island, Cozumel is now the most important cruise ship
destination in Mexico
and you will see the whole island departing from the cruise ship
pier. Enjoy
your guides informative narration as you pass the southern
resort area,
arriving at Cedral, the oldest settlement in Cozumel. Cedral
features the
island's first church as well as a small but signifcant ancient Mayan
ruin
that you will have a chance to see. Your guide will explain the
history of
the island as you travel east, passing some of the island's
natural beauty.
Arriving at El Mirador, you will have a great photo opportunity
looking out
over the unusual limestone rock formations. Pass by some of the
residential
areas before arriving downtown where you will be able to visit
the Cozumel
Museum and also take advantage of Cozumel's recommended shopping
program with
some free time to visit the many stores. Note: Buses will return
to the ship
from downtown at a designated time. Guests who wish to stay
downtown longer
will return to the ship at their own expense.





Deep Sea Fishing

Duration: 4 1/2 hours

Price per Adult: $135.00 - Child: $95.00

Activity level: Moderate



The nutrient rich Caribbean waters that surround the island of
Cozumel support
a vast array of sport fish, providing exceptional fishing
opportunities year
round. Sport fisherman from arround the world try their luck in
these waters,
searching for a prize Blue, Black, or White Marlin. Tuna, Sierra,
Dorado,
Wahoo and Barracuda are all common catch in the area, so bring
your sense of
adventure and a little luck with you. You will board one of the
six 31'
Island Hoppers right from the pier and head out to the area
reporting the
most activity for the day. All boats are rigged with down
riggers and out
riggers abd all lines will be rotated throughout the duration of
the trip.
Note: Destinations change daily based on weather conditions and
where fish
are being caught. The minimum age required for participation is
8 years and
children are considered between 8 and 16 years. Beverages,
snacks, all
equipment, bait, tackle and ice are included.





Dolphin Discovery

Duration: 3 hours

Price per person: $99.00

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 where you will have 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, pet and learn all about
their behavior
as well as going through selected exercises with them. After your
encounter
take some time to roam about Chankanaab Park and 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.





Dolphin Swim and Snorkel Adventure

Duration: 3 hours

Price per person: $145.00

Activity level: Moderate



Enjoy some of Cozumel's best snorkeling as well as the opportunity to
swim
with the dolphins! Your adventure begins with a short ride to
Chankanaab
National PArk; here you will have an orientation explaining
everything you
need to know in order to enjoy the dolphin swim. Experienced
dolphin trainers
will take you into the water with the dolphins and guide you
through an
incredible experience with these amazing creatures. The swim
portion is
approximately 30 minutes long and the rest of your time is yours
to enjoy
at Chankaanab Park. The park features a beautiful beach,
botanical gardens
a museum and some interesting replicas of Mayan ruins. Snorkel
right from the
beach enjoying the multitude of colorful fish, reef life and
coral formations.


Eco-Kayak Jungle Adventure

Duration: 4 hours

Price per person: $79.00

Activity level: Moderate



Enjoy the natural beauty of Cozumel as you kayak through
beautiful Blind Bay.
A short ride takes you to the kayak put in point, where after a
short orien-
tation, your Eco naturalist guide will lead you through the
shallow waters
of Blind Bay. Bordered by lush mangroves, you will enjoy the
area's natural
beauty with the millenary trees, exotic birds and iguanas. After
kayaking
through the mangroves, you will cross the magnificent bay and
arrive at a
deserted beach where you will be treated to a lunch buffet.
Relax on the
beach, walk along the sandy shores, go for a swim in the ocean
or just enjoy
the peaceful view of the Mexican Caribbean.





Eco-Adventure By Jeep

Duration: 5 hours

Price per person: $75.00

Activity level: Moderate



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 an approximate 20-mile ride along the access road,
you will
enjoy a short off road adventure viewing the spectacular
wildlife and trop-
ical vegetation indigenous to the park. After a short visit to a
lighthouse
along the way, you will be led to a small Mayan ruins site,
navigational
museum and crocodile viewing. Your next stop will be at one of
the best
snorkeling spots in Cozumel featuring one of the most protected
natural
shallow reefs in the area. Don't miss out on one of the best
jeep tours
available in Cozumel. Note: Snorkel equipment can be obtained on
board at an
addtional cost.





Fiesta Party Boat

Duration: 4 hours

Price per person: $43.00

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: $48.00

Activity level: Easy



Available on select ships only



View one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Caribbean aboard
the Fiesta
Party Boat! The original party boat of Mexico is equipped with
three decks,
open bars, a 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 complim-
entary 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.



Hideaway Powerboat and Beach Escape

Duration: 4 hours

Price per person: $95.00

Activity level: Moderate



Enjoy a unique experience as you spend the day at one of
Cozumel's most
beautiful beaches as well as getting behind the wheel of your
very own speed
boat! Blast through the waves of Cozumel's North Shore,
discovering hidden
lagoons and virgin beaches. A short bus ride brings you to the
beach where
the boats are located, after an orientation you will take the
wheel and head
out into the open sea! Cruise along the northern coastline,
passing hidden
lagoons and beautiful mangroves before driving your boat up onto
a pristine
and secluded white sand beach. Enjoy a delicious grilled buffet
lunch and
then take advantage of the sugar white sands and crystal clear
waters at
Hideaway Beach. Relax in the sun or in the shade, go fo a walk
or play a game
of volleyball. After approximately one hour at Hideaway Beach,
it's time to
get back in the boats and make your way back to your ship. Note:
An adult
must accompany guests under the age of 18, minimum age is 8
years, and guests
must be at least 18 years of age in order to operate a boat.
This is an
active excursion and it is not recommended for pregnant women or
guests
with back or neck injuries.





Island Adventure Snorkel

Duration: 2 hours

Price per person: $35.00

Activity level: Easy



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.





Jeep Adventure to Paradise

Duration: 5 1/2 hours

Price per person: $79.00

Activity level: Moderate



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
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
you with a
delicious buffet lunch of grilled fish, chicken and salads as
well as liquid
refreshment. Note: Snorkel equipment can be rented on board at
an additional
cost.





Marine Park Unlimited Snorkel

Duration: 2 hours

Price per adult: $35.00 - child: $25.00

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 is provided. Shower, changing
facilities and
a cash bar available.



Mayan Ruins of Tulum

Duration: 7 1/2 - 8 hours

Price per adult: $79.00 - child: $39.00

Activity level: Moderate



Note: Tour not offered on ships also visiting Calica/Playa del
Carmen.


In ancient times, the Mayans developed a paradise kingdom that
rose high
above the magnificent crystal blue Caribbean Sea. Three towering
walls and
a steep cliff protect this ceremonial center. This walled city
was given the
honorary name of Tulum. Your adventure begins with a 40-minute
ferry ride to
Playa del Carmen where you will board an air-conditioned bus for
your inform-
ative one-hour ride to Tulum. An approximate 50-minute rest and
shopping stop
will be made along the way at the Lapis Jewerly Factory. Your
guide will give
an informative narration on the Yucatan and the Mayan culture
during the ride
to Tulum. Once you arrive at the ruins, your guide will escort you
through
the walled Mayan city and give you the history and significance of this
site.
Visit the Castle that is situated on a 40' bluff, the Temple of the
Frescos
known for its detailed carved figures of original paints and
writings, the
Temple of the Descending God, the House of the Chultun and the House of
the
Columns. Don't forget to view the breathtaking Caribbean Sea from the
tower-
ing cliff that separates the land from the sea. Once your tour
of the ruins
is complete, your will make your way back to Playa del Carmen where a
private
ferry awaits to transport you to Cozumel. Note: The Mexican government
will
collect $10 USD from guests wishing to take a video camera into the
ruins.
No tripods or professional video equipment are permitted. This tour is
not
recommended for wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties. It
is
recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes. A
light
snack is included.





Mayan Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Duration: 2 hours

Price per person: $49.00

Activity level: Easy



Don't miss the opportunity to experience the beautiful sunsets of the
Mayan
Caribbean as you sail along Cozumel's picturesque coastline aboard a
state
of the art 65' sailing catamaran. Enjoy the open bar featuring Mexican
beer
and zesty margaritas as you cruise along listening to the music, dancing
and
enjoying the view. As the sun sets, you will enjoy the lights all along
the
Cozumel coast as well as the lights in the sky as the stars come out to

light up the night.





Passion Island Adventure

Duration: 5 hours

Price per person: $68.00

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, beach closes at 6pm local time

Price per adult: $28.50 - child: $15.00

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,
approximately $14 US
dollars each way and about 10 minutes. Once you arrival at Playa
Sol, simply
make your way to the activity desk for information about the
amazing activ-
ities available to you. Spend the day at the beautiful private beach,
fresh
water pool, beach volleyball courts or try some non-
motorized watersport
equipment and apparatus available. You may also wish to simply have a
drink
at the domestic open bar and hang out. Note: Food is available
at an addit-
ional cost; bring a beach towel. Beach closes at 6 PM.





Sea Trek Helmet Diving

Duration: 1 hour

Price per adult: $89.00 - child: $69.00

Activity Level: Moderate



Enjoy the opportunity to explore Chankanaab Park's under water
wonders with-
out getting your hair wet! Sea Trekking is the easiest and most
comfortable
way to explore the underwater world and is as simple as walking
and breath-
ing. A space age helmet sits comfortably on your shoulders while
a continuous
supply of air flows into the helmet. You will be met at the pier
and a short
ride takes you to Chankanaab National Park. Upon arrival, Sea
Trek staff will
escort you to the dive site and provide a short demo and
orientation. The
underwater walk lasts approximately 25-minutes at a maximum
depth of 20'
with a guide and 2 safety divers. If you can't swim, don't
worry, all you
have to do is walk and breathe! After your trek, you will have
access to
Chankanaab Park where you can enjoy their facilities as long as
you wish.
Note: Transportation to and from the park is provided; however,
guests who
choose to stay at the park after the tour will be responsible
for their own
transportation back to the ship. Minimum age is 8 years.





Snuba

Duration: 2 hours

Price per person: $65.00

Activity level: Moderate



Are you ready to try something new? Snuba is a combination of
snorkeling
and scuba diving, it is 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 is 12 years.





Sub-Ocean View

Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Price per person: $39.00

Activity level: Easy



Note: Tour not offered on ships also visiting Calica/Playa del
Carmen.


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.




Sunset Snorkel Party

Duration: 2 3/4 hours

Price per person: $39.00

Activity Level: Considerable



Prepare yourself for a snorkel experience unlike any other.
Cozumel is home
to some of the best night diving in the Caribbean and now you
have a chance
for a sunset snorkel experience. Water depth at the chosen sites
will be
between 3-20'; there will be lighting and a chase boat and dive
master guides
will accompany you. From the pier, you will be transported to
the beach area
where you will be outfitted with gear and participate in a short
operational
and safety orientation. As the sun slips into the sea, so will
you! Explore
an entirely different kind of nightlife as your guide leads you
through the
water with a strobe light as you witness lobsters, octopus,
squid and eels
as well as the possibility of spotting a fluorescence show from
some other
marine creatures. Marine life is as plentiful at night as it is
during the
day, however, you will see it in an entirely unique and
different way. Note:
All equipment and transportation included; insect repellant is
recommended;
bathroom and shower facilities are available. Guests should be
in reasonable
physical condition to participate.





Tropical Jeep Safari Tour

Duration: 7 1/2 - 8 hours

Price per person: $89.00

Activity level: Moderate



Note: Tour not offered on ships also visiting Calica/Playa del
Carmen.


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
relaxing
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.





The Mayan Frontier By Horse Back

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Price per person: $73.00

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,
your guide will match you with a horse suited to your abilities
and provide
a short orientation. You will be escorted into the depths of the
low
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 is now
living 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.





Xcaret

Duration: 8 hours

Price per adult: $75.00 - child: $55.00

Activity Level: Easy; Camp Carnival-Recommended



Note: Tour not offered on ships also visiting Calica/Playa del
Carmen.


Xcaret Eco-Archaeological Park is one of the most important
natural theme
parks in the Americas. Your adventure begins from Cozumel where
you will
board a ferry for a 40-minute ride to Playa del Carmen on the
mainland of
Mexico. From here, you will enjoy a 15-minute scenic ride to the
park. A
multitude of activities awaits you once you arrive at the park
and you will
definitely want to do them all. Take a Mayan swim as you float
for 30-minutes
on the surface of an underground river. Enjoy swimming in the
lagoons, nat-
ural pools, channels and cenotes. Explore the under water
archeological site,
visit the museum of Mayan Cities, the aquarium, the butterfly
pavillion or
the bird-breeding aviary. Lunch is on your own but there are
many restaurants
on site to choose from, such as fresh seafood, authentic Mexican
dishes as
well as snack bar items. Once it is time to reboard your bus,
you will head
back to Playa del Carmen and then catch the ferry for your
return trip to
Cozumel.





Cozumel Golf and Country Club

Course description: Par 72; 6,724 yards



Welcome to Cozumel's first and only world-class championship
18-hole golf
course. Created by the Nicklaus design team, this recently built
course is
located just minutes from downtown Cozumel and incorporates the
island's
natural wetlands in order to preserve the area's ecologically
sensitive areas
as well as ensuring a challenging round of golf. There are only
three areas
on the golf course where golfers playing another hole are visible,
allowing
you to enjoy your natural surroundings peacefully.

Rachel September 1st, 2003 10:29 AM

Re: shore excursions in Cozumel
 
How were you able to get all of the pricing info from Carnival? If you could tell me how I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks!

Rachel

Jim Bragg September 1st, 2003 10:30 AM

Re: shore excursions in Cozumel
 
Rachel,
All you have to do is e-mail them and ask.
Jim


YankeesBrat September 2nd, 2003 08:50 PM

Re: shore excursions in Cozumel
 
We did X-Caret in Cozumel but it wasn't enough time. It seems like it would be a wonderful place to spend hours, but we felt very rushed and didn't have a spare minute to do anything other than the excursion.



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