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Chankanaab Reef

Cozumel, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked our tour through Carnival Cruise lines which made finding a tour guide so easy. our guides were Luis and Dejesus .,,, absolutely wonderful and so very patient. I can't swim but really wanted to try snorkeling. they came equipped with boogie boards for...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great shore dive, this is in front of Chakanaab Park. A great beginner dive, this is shallow with mild currents. A sandy floor with small coral head formation, you'll see French Angels, Lionfish, Bar Jacks, Groupers, Hogfish, crabs, Moray eels, Grunts, Parrot fish, Snappers...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great setting and beautiful waters, Chankanaab was recommended to us as a must see site by the hotel and it was a great choice

1  Thank brianmcclay2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I snorkeled here and it was amazing. Everything was so blue and clear. We saw lots of fish that included barracuda, surgeon, trigger, parrot, and even saw some rays. I can't say enough, it was excellent!!

Thank MichelleSteven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chill by the bar. In the pool. Walk around the short trail. Do some solo snorkeling or jump of the platform into the water.

Thank Enobaria L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I snorkeled here. It's a very easy spot to snorkel, especially if you don't have a lot of experience. It's within an enclosed area that is managed by a sea park, kind of like a Sea World. You do have to pay...More

Thank ellendesign
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this as an excursion through our cruise ship. We paid $89 per person for an entire day at the park, all you can eat food and drink, snorkeling, guided tour through the Mayan/botanical garden , tequila tasting and a sea lion show. It...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Very beginner friendly! Neat to see the sunken statues & caves! Can get awfully busy due to cruise traffic when ships are in port! Grab a spot under a hut early!!

Thank Ruby1329
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My wife and I age 60 were there with a tour group called Cozumel Jeep Experience we book through our hotel with Nexus Sunwing for $110.. Jeep, tikila factory, Punta Sur, then lunch then swim.. Chankanaab Reef is full of wild life. Water is clear....More

Thank Rockon99
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had a great time snorkeling at this reef. It was probably on of the longest and best guided snorkeling gigs we have been on. Our guide was Nelson from the Palace Resort Hotel on Cozumel. He took us all around the reef, stopping to...More

Thank midoplay
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You mention that you can snorkel at public beach, do you know if you can rent equipment at any public beaches?
22 January 2017|
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Response from Annabelannabel15 | Reviewed this property |
We went to Chankanaab as a 'day trip' and the snorkel equipment was included in the entry fee.
HI we loved snorkelling here is there a weekly rate or multi day pass?
20 November 2016|
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of free access
Where did you book your tour from? I am confused on this is a part of Chankanaab park. I am not seeing any tours that can be booked for snorkeling.
7 September 2016|
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Response from Chavonne S | Reviewed this property |
When you enter the park, there are various huts and stands that offer snorkeling tours.