Cozumel: Private VIP Tour by Van (up to 12 passengers)

Quintana Roo, Mexico

From USD 339.00

per group (up to 12)

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the best that the island of Cozumel has to offer on this half-day sightseeing tour. With a private guide, create your own itinerary based on your group’s interests, or let your guide take you to the island’s top attractions. Some points of interest include the municipal market, the downtown area, the eastern part of the island, and Chankanaab Beach Park.
  • Get a comprehensive overview of Cozumel
  • Combine culture, history, and nature in one tour
  • Observe local flora, fauna, and aquatic species
  • A private tour means a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Friendly tour guide
  • Fees to Parks or Beach Clubs
  • Guide inside San Gervasio Ruins

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Cruise Terminal Meeting Point Instructions: - Puerta Maya Cruise Terminal: Is the Hard Rock Cafe at the Royal Village Shopping Center. To get there, go through the pier terminal to reach the pier's outside sidewalk on Melgar Avenue and turn left. Without leaving the pier's sidewalk, walk 100 yards past the traffic lights until you see the pedestrian yellow stripes crossing zone by the Royal Village Shopping Center, which you will easily recognize. Get across the street. The Hard Rock Cafe is a few feet from the end of the pedestrian yellow stripes on the other side of the street. Our guide will be waiting with your name on a sign. Open link to see meeting point - - SSA International Cruise Terminal: The meeting Point is the Hard Rock Cafe located at the Royal Village Shopping Center. To get there, simply exit the pier, reach the outside gate and walk across the street by the pedestrian yellow stripes crossing zone, to the Royal Village Shopping Center. Your driver will be a few feet from the end of the pedestrian yellow stripes on the other side of the street with a sign with your name on it. Open link to see meeting point - - Punta Langosta Cruise Terminal: Is by the lighthouse (Beside Hooters) located at the Punta Langosta Shopping Center. To get there, simply exit the pier, walk across the street by the bridge to enter the mall. Look for the stairs that are at the end of the hall to go to the ground floor. Your guide/driver will be expecting you by the lighthouse wearing a blue hat and will have a sign with your name on it Open link to see meeting point -

What To Expect

Cozumel (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Visit Cozumel Transfers & Tours Co.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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145 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Private tour lives up to expectations
famoclay, May 2023
We had a nice day with our guide Ricky. Went to ruins, beachside lunch and scenic view of the ocean. The van was nice, good air conditioning, clean. Very happy with the tour.
Cut the commercialized excursions and go with these guys!!
Rachel_H, May 2023
Our family of five from North Carolina and another couple that were traveling with us got the pleasure of enjoying our time in Cozumel! Anna, our tour guide, and our driver were absolutely wonderful! Anna was so informative and such a pleasure to have with us. We had an amazing time and were so grateful for the opportunity to bypass the commercialized excursions and get a more authentic view of Cozumel, meeting some locals and enjoying a culturally rich experience. We had brought our own snorkeling equipment so we were able to enjoy several hours at Punta Sur and get a chance to drive around the perimeter of the island stopping at some local spots. Recommend 100%!!!
Customized and relaxed tour of the island
Michelle_H, May 2023
Oscar and Jesus were accommodating and friendly which made the day exactly what we wanted...custom and relaxed! Booking the tour was easy through Viator. Vendor responded quickly. Communication was good leading up to tour and we found our guide easily. The ONLY reason for 4 instead of 5 starts is while we did everything we requested; we would have appreciated knowing the expectations of tips for the vendors - at each location beforehand. Perhaps this was our naivety. The cost of each experience matched the ticket price and we thoroughly enjoyed each stop, but felt we were empty pockets at the end of the tour. I want to emphasize we were not pressured by our guide. We just were unaware of the expectation and was really required. We would recommend this tour company and guides regardless.
Excellent experience
Arianne_R, Apr 2023
We all had a wonderful time! Ricky and Mr. Christian was very knowledgeable, respectful and an excellent tour guide. If we ever go back to Cozumel, we will definitely booked them again!! It was a really pleasant and one of a kind experience!! I highly recommend them.
Professional company
James_O, Apr 2023
Christian was our driver and Ricky was our tour guide. They collected us from the port on time and the vehicle was cleaned and airconditioned. They were both very professional and informative of Cozumel and the island history. They arranged a lovely native lunch that we all enjoyed tasty tequila to sample and to bring home with us. Gladly recommend you use this company for your next tour visit to Cozumel.
Great trip private tour with Allizon and Christian
Natesha_G, Apr 2023
We had a great experience overall. It was easy to communicate with the company. The directions from the port was simple to follow. You do have to walk all the way out past security. Alizon, our guide, met us and we waited just a few minutes for our driver, Christian, to arrive. She provided history of the island and some options that we could go see. We had the opportunity to go to the other side of the island which was quiet and peaceful. Christian always helped ensure the children came out of the van easily and provided a step to do so at each stop. Overall it was a great experience.
Perfect day in Cozumel
Lauren_S, Apr 2023
This was the best way to experience Cozumel. Our tour guide Alizon (with driver Heysar) was incredibly knowledgeable and helped us have a truly fabulous and memorable day. She provided the perfect combo of sightseeing and relaxation, showing us the sights and taking us to an absolutely beautiful beach. It was a perfect day!
Oscar is the best
Mindy_M, Apr 2023
Oscar was excellent and I have done the same tour 2 other times and will be back I would highly recommend this
Cozumel is Perfect
Kim_B, Apr 2023
Alizan was awesome! There were 6 of us adults eating & drinking at every stop. We got to create our own tour with No scheduled amount of time at each location. Awesome time. This is our 10th trip to Cozumel & 5th time on this tour.
Cozumel/Punta Morena Beach
Corina_Z, Apr 2023
We had a wonderful experience! Our Tour Guide Ricky was excellent in explaining the history of the Mayan Culture. Our trip began at the Hard Rock Cafe where we were picked up. He pointed out historical buildings on our drive to the Ruins where he explained Mayan rituals. We then headed out to a tequila tasting. Then off to Punta Morena beach where we enjoyed a nice meal. Only wished we could’ve stayed longer at the gorgeous secluded beach. Our Driver and Tour Guide were very respectful, assuring we were well taken care of at every stop.
Perfect fully-customized tour of Cozumel
Stuart_R, Apr 2023
Unimaginably perfect day! We had very specific educational goals for our day in Cozumel. Oscar was engaging and wildly knowledgeable. He taught us history, geology, biology, culture, religion, etc. He could answer any question about Cozumel, from the Mayans to the flora and fauna, and he made it fun and engaging (even for my teenagers). The driver, Jesus (Chewy), was also knowledgeable and fun. He drove safely, kept the van cold, and would trail us so that we were comfortable and our time was spent efficiently. They made sure they checked off all of our bucket list items, plus some. Both Oscar and Jesus spoke perfect English, and they kept us safe, comfortable, and happy. Truly, I cannot imagine a better day!
Because you have a...
Valerie_B, Apr 2023
Because you have a limited time, it’s good to know what you want to do before you got on the fan. We did a tequila/chocolate tour. That was interesting. We went to a very nice speech.
Enjoyed our tour!
Carol_C, Mar 2023
Ricky and Jesus were PHENOMENAL tour guides. We had a couple of older ladies that needed to go slow and extra help getting in and out of the van. They were most helpful and VERY patient with them. They answered all of the questions that we had (and there were a LOT of them) and told us lots of details about the island. The two of them went above and beyond what we could have expected.
Would like to thank Alizon our tour guide and Hazler our Van driver. They were amazing. Provide very nice information ab
Moez_S, Mar 2023
Would like to thank Alizon our tour guide and Hazler our Van driver. They were amazing. Provide very nice information about Cozumel history, Mayan culture. We visited flee market and ruins.
A fantastic way to see the island with excellent tour company and tour guides
Cathyann_L, Mar 2023
We arrived in Cozumel via cruise ship but hadn't settled on what type of excursion we would like until the last minute. Ultimately, we wanted to get past the beach club and actually see the island. This tour can hold up to 12 people and if you have that many, it is a super bargain! Even for the four of us (two adults, one 17 yo and one 10 yo), the cost was still on par with anything the cruise line offered but with more flexibility. Even though we booked the evening before the excursion, the communication was wonderful. We received crystal clear instructions on where to meet, which was only a block outside of the port area and a very easy walk. We were greeted very timely by tour guide Juan and our driver Jesus. We were very comfortable in an oversized, air conditioned van. I'll say, we weren't the easiest passengers. We had only done brief research and didn't have a clear idea of what we wanted to do other than get a taste of Cozumel. Juan was incredible despite this, digging down into our interests. Ultimately, we got to sightsee most of the island, including the less populated side. We also learned so much about the Mayan history on the island and culture, and Juan had so many facts about the island's size, population, economy, and more! He shared with us his own Mayan descent and his pride and sincere passion were evident. He even helped my high schooler practice his Spanish. You can't get a better tour guide. Jesus was awesome as well. He was funny and personable and so easy to talk to or ask questions of, even as he drove us around. We got to see many free highlights in our tour and they took care to bring us to lunch in one of the best places on the island- Punta Morena I believe. It was really great and we easily spent 90 minutes there enjoying great food and incredible views before being dropped off right at the port. This was a really great tour with amazing tour guides. I'm certain that if you had specific locations you wanted to see or activities to try, they'd know the best place to do it. The company is professional, reliable, and has good communication. I'd highly recommend this tour.
Wonderful day in Cozumel
Michal_G, Feb 2023
My three teens and I loved our tour that was catered to what we wanted to see. Ricky was super informative and the places that he took us too were fabulous
Amazing time in Cozumel
Donna_M, Feb 2023
Thanks to Viator and our guide, Juan and driver, Jesus we were able to surprise our family from Slovakia with a visit with their son currently in Australia. We enjoyed a great tequila tasting, lunch (complete with serenade, on the beach and a group picture by Cozumel sign. Thank you for all of the patience with our big group of 9 and their uncontrollable excitement of the day and surprise visit.
The driver and tour guide...
Tatessica_C, Feb 2023
The driver and tour guide were very knowledgeable and kind to our family. We will definitely book with them when we return.
Great Experience
Paulette_S, Feb 2023
We had a great time. With a small group, we could decide what we wanted to see and could do it much faster than waiting for a bus load of tourists. Our gyide was good and her suggestions were great.
Amazing Experience
Rogelio_A, Feb 2023
The private VIP tour was absolutely great! Alison and Christian were incredible and so knowledgeable about Cozumel. Alison was a great guide and gave us a good history lesson about the island that was very interesting. We did the very touristy things (the beach & shopping) and Alison was spot on with the type of beach we needed for our kids. My family and I had a blast on this tour and cannot recommend it enough. I’m so grateful we tried this tour and will continue to book with Alison every year.

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