Soaking up the sun with a cold drink, completely disconnected from technology is by far one of the best ways to enjoy a relaxing cruise day. Whether on the ship or on land, you’ll find beautiful beaches, amazing sunsets and hidden treasures of Cozumel will make you smile.
Cozumel located on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula is the perfect place to enjoy a full day in the water after spending a few cruising happily through them aboard your Norwegian Cruise. You’ll find fishing, snorkeling, diving, swimming, sunbathing and more to fit any vacation need you have at the moment.
Does your perfect day include relaxing under a palm tree or building sand castles while fighting off the waves? No matter what you prefer these sandy beaches will have you mesmerized.
To up your relaxation game, head out to Passion Island for a private quiet white sand beach away from the crowds. You’ll board a motorized catamaran for a pleasurable sail, enjoy tropical music and discover colorful sights along the way to your oasis for swimming, paddling or simply walking along the sore.
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, consider a snorkeling trip to the Palancar Reef in the National Marine Park, which is home to a Starfish Sanctuary. You’ll encounter colorful coral reef formations, exotic fish and marine life.
If you’d rather do a shorter day trip, consider skimming over the coral reef in a clear-bottomed 2-person kayak. It’s another fun way to get out on the water without needing to get quite as close and personal.
You’ll be at the helm and can paddle through the crystal-clear waters on this smooth aquatic journey to see more amazing underwater tropical fish and fascinating coral reef formations. It’s what makes this part of Mexico so fascinating.
Cozumel has some of the best fishing in the Caribbean with what you can catch changing by season. Enjoy a day of deep sea fishing with an experienced captain for a chance to hook a marlin, sailfish or mahi mahi. Or try your hand at fly fishing for yellow jack, snapper and even small sharks!
You don’t need to be an experienced fisher to have a great time on any of these tours. You’ll find trusty, laid-back captains ready to guide you, bait your hook and provide you with all the gear you need. Once you’ve snagged your catch, it’s often possible to get it grilled up for dinner as well.
Cozumel is home to lots of fascinating underwater creatures which you can explore through snorkeling, diving, fishing or a trip to the well-known String Ray Beach. The sting ray exciting is one of the friendliest and most playful underwater creatures, providing even the skittish a chance to give them a pet.
Stingray Beach is designed entirely around providing you a comfortable atmosphere to interact with the southern sting ray. Wade in to the waters and slowly they’ll begin to swim nearby allowing you to “pet” them and of course feed them! They know you come bearing gifts and that’s part of the allure.
However, there’s no pressure to touch or even wade in the water if you prefer to observe them from a distance, you’ll still get an incredible view and experience to write home about! After feeding the rays, you can go back to working on that tan on the white sand beaches of Cozumel crossing off “swimming with the stingrays” from your bucket list.
Or of course, you can spend your day in the water meeting friends of Flipper at a dolphin swim experience. You can even grab onto a dolphin’s fins while racing across the water at top speeds for a thrilling experience.