Cozumel Chankanaab National Park Tour Excursion Reviews

If you're looking for a day in the sun, venture into Chankanaab National Park. With scuba, snorkeling, a historical walking trail, and not to mention great food, Chankanaab provides the perfect relaxing atmosphere for your time in Cozumel.
All inclusive, excellent experience, however we were the only ship in port and I could see the ...
Sail Date: June 2019
All inclusive, excellent experience, however we were the only ship in port and I could see the facilities being overrun if there were a number of ships in port.
All inclusive, excellent experience, however we were the only ship in port and I could see the facilities being overrun if there were a number of ships in port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Typical Chankanaab day.
Sail Date: June 2019
Typical Chankanaab day. Did the dolphin experience, swam in the pool, open bar, buffet lunch, snorkeling afterwards. Showered off and caught the bus back to the port for 3 hours of strolling and shopping.
Typical Chankanaab day. Did the dolphin experience, swam in the pool, open bar, buffet lunch, snorkeling afterwards. Showered off and caught the bus back to the port for 3 hours of strolling and shopping. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Went on our own at recommendation of The Cruise Geeks.
Sail Date: April 2019
Went on our own at recommendation of The Cruise Geeks. $23 for basic admission and we had the best snorkeling experience ever! Staff was great, welcoming us right away and showing us the lay of the land, then checking on us regularly. ... Read More
Went on our own at recommendation of The Cruise Geeks. $23 for basic admission and we had the best snorkeling experience ever! Staff was great, welcoming us right away and showing us the lay of the land, then checking on us regularly. Man made beach area was immaculate (as was entire park) and had shaded seating, sun loungers, hammocks... all included in f as or and first come first serve. We got a bucket of beers that came with 2 margatitas for $25 and order of guac for $10. All delivered to you. We didn't have to move. Snorkeling was AMAZING. Lots of varieties of fish. They have gear for you to use. We had our own snorkels but used one of their vests. Enjoyed massage for 2 2 30 minute massages) for $60. Got a little teaser (shoulder massage) right on beach. Services provided in a larger hut just behind beach area. Slightly sandy, but very relaxing with the sounds of the birds, the breeze... and a bargain CV compared to shop spa prices! No pressure sell at end FB or product. We did quick walk through on our way out to see what else there was. Saw features, lobsters in lagoon, part of walrus show, gift shop, dolphin area. All top notch. Very clean. Staff helpful and friendly. We know there are costs associated with other activities, but the beach and snorkel experience we got for a mere $23 has us chomping at the bit to return. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Paid for the swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery and everything was so rushed and then they ...
Sail Date: April 2019
Paid for the swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery and everything was so rushed and then they wanted $200 US for code for some pictures not even the printed pictures.
Paid for the swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery and everything was so rushed and then they wanted $200 US for code for some pictures not even the printed pictures. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We decided to spend the day at Chankanaab Park.
Sail Date: March 2019
We decided to spend the day at Chankanaab Park. We did an all inclusive package that gave us entrance to the park, snorkeling gear, and a buffet. The Park was absolutely beautiful! Plenty of places to set up camp. We went down the far ... Read More
We decided to spend the day at Chankanaab Park. We did an all inclusive package that gave us entrance to the park, snorkeling gear, and a buffet. The Park was absolutely beautiful! Plenty of places to set up camp. We went down the far end and was able to find 2 loungers under a big canopy for 2. It was very nice and comfortable. We snorkeled, which was fun and exciting, although I did have some issues with the inflatable life vest - I tried not to let that ruin my experience. The buffet was pretty good - we found some stuff to eat, though it was a very random assortment of food. The overall experience was very good and we would go back! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Snorkeling was nice but not spectacular, really enjoyed the lounge chairs under the palapa.
Sail Date: March 2019
Snorkeling was nice but not spectacular, really enjoyed the lounge chairs under the palapa. A lotof walking for those with mobility issues. Enjoyed the guacamole making demonstration.
Snorkeling was nice but not spectacular, really enjoyed the lounge chairs under the palapa. A lotof walking for those with mobility issues. Enjoyed the guacamole making demonstration. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
No time for anything.
Sail Date: March 2019
No time for anything. You basically show up and leave right away. Do not go unless you are comfortable with very strong waves
No time for anything. You basically show up and leave right away. Do not go unless you are comfortable with very strong waves Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Chankanaab was great.
Sail Date: March 2019
Chankanaab was great. We played laser tag in the jungle and went snorkelling. Great fun!
Chankanaab was great. We played laser tag in the jungle and went snorkelling. Great fun! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took a taxi to Chankanaab and spent the day relaxing.
Sail Date: February 2019
We took a taxi to Chankanaab and spent the day relaxing. The park has a lot of different features, but we most enjoyed lounging in the hammocks at the beach. There is a small area to swim/wade, but most of the beach is snorkeling-only ... Read More
We took a taxi to Chankanaab and spent the day relaxing. The park has a lot of different features, but we most enjoyed lounging in the hammocks at the beach. There is a small area to swim/wade, but most of the beach is snorkeling-only area. There was a lovely replica garden with a bunch of Mayan art which I thought would be cheesy, but was very nice and educational. There was even a class there learning on a school trip while we were there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a taxi to the park.
Sail Date: February 2019
We took a taxi to the park. Cheap and easy. Has a little bit for everyone. If you need a beach where you can walk into the water from the beach this is not it. Swimmers should have some confidence as the actual frontage is rocky, bring ... Read More
We took a taxi to the park. Cheap and easy. Has a little bit for everyone. If you need a beach where you can walk into the water from the beach this is not it. Swimmers should have some confidence as the actual frontage is rocky, bring your water shoes and waves can knock you around a little. There is beach sand inland and walkway with stairs that get you into waist deep water. Lots of fish, some coral but not a walk into the water place. Beach area has nice beach chairs as well as canopies for shade. Food and drink was good. Myan replicas were interesting. We did not swim with dolphines or zip line. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Urban was our tour leader, and he did a great job of keeping our group organized and moving through ...
Sail Date: February 2019
Urban was our tour leader, and he did a great job of keeping our group organized and moving through the activities at Chankanaab. He led us on a wonderful snorkle, and I felt very safe, even though it had been 13 years since I last ... Read More
Urban was our tour leader, and he did a great job of keeping our group organized and moving through the activities at Chankanaab. He led us on a wonderful snorkle, and I felt very safe, even though it had been 13 years since I last snorkeled. The tequila tasting was surprisingly good! This excursion was better organized, and much more fun than I thought it would be! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great beach, snorkeling food and drink.
Sail Date: January 2019
Great beach, snorkeling food and drink. The water is SAFE to drink so don't be afraid of ice in your drinks. There's also a starbucks on site for those who need a caffiene fix. The Tequila Tour was a highlight and the tour ... Read More
Great beach, snorkeling food and drink. The water is SAFE to drink so don't be afraid of ice in your drinks. There's also a starbucks on site for those who need a caffiene fix. The Tequila Tour was a highlight and the tour operators were very accommodating and informative. The snorkeling was top notch!! highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We relaxed on the beach and walked through the park to see some mayan ruin replicas.
Sail Date: January 2019
We relaxed on the beach and walked through the park to see some mayan ruin replicas. We went snorkeling int he ocean and saw lots of fish and some statues under water. We went to the sea lion show and ate lunch while watching dolphins do ... Read More
We relaxed on the beach and walked through the park to see some mayan ruin replicas. We went snorkeling int he ocean and saw lots of fish and some statues under water. We went to the sea lion show and ate lunch while watching dolphins do tricks. We were disappointed that swimming with dolphins was not available the day we were there. It was a great park with lots to do. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The park was ok.
Sail Date: January 2019
The park was ok. Because we were late getting in to the port our excursion time was bumped back from a departure time of 10:30 to now leaving at 12:00. It was a 5 min. drive from check in. we arrived at check in at 11:45. By the time we ... Read More
The park was ok. Because we were late getting in to the port our excursion time was bumped back from a departure time of 10:30 to now leaving at 12:00. It was a 5 min. drive from check in. we arrived at check in at 11:45. By the time we go to the facility it was 12:30. Our schedule was to snorkel as soon as we got there then the sea lion show was at 1:30 tequila tasking was at 2. then we had free time until we had to be back at the taxi station at 3:45. Because we had not eaten since breakfast and it was an all inclusive and the kids had not been able to swim on the whole vacation yet we opted to not do the snorkeling. So we ate and then went swimming. By this time the sea lion show had already started so we had just started swimming so we missed that. My husband and I decided to do the tequila tasting while the rest of our group went swimming. The tequila tasting was great. When we got done the rest of our group was packing up because the park closed at 3. Instead of sitting at the taxi station looking at each other we decided to go back to the trip. When I called Carnival when we got home to complain about the excursion they said they would contact the ship to see what happened. The ship emailed back and said everything went as planed and nothing was wrong. It was supposed to be a 5 hour duration so because our pick up time was scheduled for 12 and we did not have to be back on the ship until 5:30 then it fulfilled even though we could only use the facility we went to from 12:30-3. Even with travel time that does not equal 5 hours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Absolutely the best excursion of the trip.
Sail Date: December 2018
Absolutely the best excursion of the trip. The staff (Cesar and his team) were awesome, the cabanas were super clean Food was absolutely fresh and it a 30 foot walk water where we snorkeled with the fish. I highly recommend it.
Absolutely the best excursion of the trip. The staff (Cesar and his team) were awesome, the cabanas were super clean Food was absolutely fresh and it a 30 foot walk water where we snorkeled with the fish. I highly recommend it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Absolutely LOVED Cozumel.
Sail Date: December 2018
Absolutely LOVED Cozumel. Excursion was amazing my first time ever snorkeling and it was worth the money.
Absolutely LOVED Cozumel. Excursion was amazing my first time ever snorkeling and it was worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked the Chankanaab Beach Park & Snorkel which was fun and interesting but a “do once”.
Sail Date: November 2018
We booked the Chankanaab Beach Park & Snorkel which was fun and interesting but a “do once”. It included snorkel gear but no food or drinks. Was a very regimented 4 hrs with a guide taking you from place to place. If you lost your ... Read More
We booked the Chankanaab Beach Park & Snorkel which was fun and interesting but a “do once”. It included snorkel gear but no food or drinks. Was a very regimented 4 hrs with a guide taking you from place to place. If you lost your guide you missed out on activities but you could relax at the beach on a lounger until departure time. About 20 minute van ride from pier, then snorkel first off. Not bad, some reef and many fish by the pier, water comfortable. Couldn’t snorkel again as we turned in our gear. Next was guacamole making so you got a few bites, very good. You could purchase food and drinks then. Afterwards a 30 minute sea lion show, then back on the van. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice day at the beach snorkeling and exploring.
Sail Date: October 2018
Nice day at the beach snorkeling and exploring. Included lunch was good.
Nice day at the beach snorkeling and exploring. Included lunch was good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
snorkeling was so so.
Sail Date: October 2018
snorkeling was so so. Still it was nice. The sea lion show was average except the part where it kissed you. Insane price to buy the photo so we skipped buying it. I would have preferred a different shore snorkeling site but I don't ... Read More
snorkeling was so so. Still it was nice. The sea lion show was average except the part where it kissed you. Insane price to buy the photo so we skipped buying it. I would have preferred a different shore snorkeling site but I don't know the island. I suppose after the Cayman islands it would be hard to beat Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
In the park they have this beautiful area i'm not sure exactly was it was but was some sort of ...
Sail Date: September 2018
In the park they have this beautiful area i'm not sure exactly was it was but was some sort of ancient ruins.
In the park they have this beautiful area i'm not sure exactly was it was but was some sort of ancient ruins. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very nice place really organized.
Sail Date: August 2018
Very nice place really organized. Jose and Chino very nice person explain everything when we snorkeling, sea lion show love it, buffet was good. My son forget his bag when we get out the cruise but somebody back to security everything is ... Read More
Very nice place really organized. Jose and Chino very nice person explain everything when we snorkeling, sea lion show love it, buffet was good. My son forget his bag when we get out the cruise but somebody back to security everything is in the luggage. Thanks for the experience we are ENJOY!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Expensive pictures with all animals you take photos with, but the park itself is a great place for ...
Sail Date: August 2018
Expensive pictures with all animals you take photos with, but the park itself is a great place for families. Especially, the dolphin swim.
Expensive pictures with all animals you take photos with, but the park itself is a great place for families. Especially, the dolphin swim. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was a short activity but is was enough for my family.
Sail Date: July 2018
It was a short activity but is was enough for my family. We did snorkeling, watched a sea lion show and tequila tasting.
It was a short activity but is was enough for my family. We did snorkeling, watched a sea lion show and tequila tasting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Snorkeled at Chakanaab National Park.
Sail Date: July 2018
Snorkeled at Chakanaab National Park. The park does offer towel rentals if you don't want to lug one from the ship. Had lunch at one of the in-park open air restaurants which was non-remarkable. The place was full of both cruisers and ... Read More
Snorkeled at Chakanaab National Park. The park does offer towel rentals if you don't want to lug one from the ship. Had lunch at one of the in-park open air restaurants which was non-remarkable. The place was full of both cruisers and local school trips, but the area did not seem packed. Sea lion show is worth a watch if you can make one of the three showings. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful gardens, snorkeling at the beach was amazing.
Sail Date: June 2018
Beautiful gardens, snorkeling at the beach was amazing. very touristy and gift shop over priced
Beautiful gardens, snorkeling at the beach was amazing. very touristy and gift shop over priced Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises