Originally posted by TONICA:
Looking to find the best shore excursions in both locations (Costa Maya and Cozumel). The Dolphin Swim looks fun.....we like snorkeling also. Anyone want to chime in with suggestions. My husband and I and our 12 year old daughter are going on our first cruise on the Fantasy out of New Orleans in March 2007.
Our friends did the Dolphin Swim in Cozumel through the ship and had an excellent time.
Another option is the snorkeling through Paradise Beach. It leaves around noon...lasts for 2 hours and takes you to 2 sites. I believe it is $35.00 per person which includes all the equipment. Taxi for 4 to PB will be around $14.00 one way. There are always taxis there to take you back to the ship. Snorkeling in Cozumel is not good right from the beach....you have to get out to the reefs.
Cozumel is very safe and very fun. You will have a great time.
Costa Maya has a nice port with lots of shops and a pool with swim up bars etc. And you can pay $3 a person one way to grab the bus to the "downtown" area. We laugh because it is very undeveloped. Beach streets etc. They do use purified water in the ice so the drinks and food are fine.