This was a day excursion for my family on the Celebrity Constellation cruise ship, and one of the reasons we signed up for it was the clear kayaks. Unfortunately, when we landed, we were informed by Luis that the waters were too rough for the kayaking part, but that we could still take a taxi over to Playa Uvas and go snorkeling. We were very disappointed, but ended up agreeing to do that. The weather seemed perfectly fine that day, so I'm not sure why it was judged too rough. But Luis did give us a discount on the excursion we got.
We were met by Mario, who was our guide and took us out snorkeling. I have to say, even though there were very people who had ever snorkeling in our group, including some ladies much older than I, I was the biggest wimp! I couldn't get used to the idea of breathing through a tube under water. And I wasn't familiar with how to walk in flippers, especially over the rocky reef from the beach into the water. But from the start, Mario was as nice as could be; he had me hold onto a boogie board and he dragged me around with him, the whole time! It really helped to make me feel more comfortable, and I finally relaxed and could enjoy seeing the aquatic sights below.
There weren't as many sights as I'd assumed I see, but near the end we did see an octopus, a sting ray, and several angel fish. The fish were not shy to come near us!
After snorkeling for about an 45 minutes (?) we came back and got a coupon for a free drink; I had a pina colada. And we had some delicious guacamole and chips. I have to say, having visited Cozumel in college, years ago, and having gotten Montezuma's revenge then, I was very wary of eating or drinking anything, but the cruise officials assured me that all approved excursion sights had food that would not be a problem for Americans. And that ended up being true.
Other than the disappointment of missing the clear kayak experience, we had a great time.
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January 30, 2013
Thanks very much for your review! We are glad that you had a great time at playa Uvas! We are sorry that you weren´t able to do the clear kayaks as you had planned. We do hope that you will be able to come back again sometime and visit us! Saludos
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