One of the best things to happen to a group of ten friends vacationing together was to find out about chartering a private yacht for the day. Lucky for us, a local told us about Riviera Elite, a group that charters yacht tours out of Puerto Aventuras, just 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. Boy did we score!
We took the “El Cielo” (Heaven) Tour to the southern part of Cozumel Island. El Cielo is the most amazing and heavenly place and we wouldn’t have seen it if we didn’t jump on this tour. It is a secluded beach area (with no seaweed!) where you can wade in waist-deep, turquoise water with a cocktail in hand or go snorkeling or swimming. Most of us just floated around in awe, enjoying the most beautiful water and view ever!
During this time the chef’s onboard whipping up delicious margaritas and preparing freshly made ceviche with the mahi mahi we caught along the way. Yep, you can fish on the tour too and what you catch could be your lunch! The crew is awesome by the way, very attentive and professional and always making sure you’re having a good time.
After our dip in the water (and dipping into the open bar!) for a few hours, the captain lit up the onboard grill and started preparing our cheeseburgers. As a guest, you just relax, enjoy cocktails and the mesmerizing view. The ultimate in VIP treatment!
In a nutshell, this tour was the highlight of our trip. Whether you are a local in need of something to do with guests in town, want to celebrate a big occasion or just friends on a vacation together, what a great way to spend one of your days.
Here’s what you get for an experience to remember for a lifetime: 8-hour tour with a view that never quits! Open bar with tequila, rum, vodka, Mexican beer, bottled water, soft drinks, and juice Chips and snacks for anytime you feel hungry between meals Freshly prepared fish and shrimp ceviche lunch A delicious cheeseburger dinner Tour includes: beach towels, snorkel and fishing gear, floating noodles and life vests Plus an underwater camera and free edited photos at the end of the tour!
We paid $2,160 USD for the tour (that is for up to 15 people) and we were told about a deal for locals -Riviera Elite gives a 10 percent off discount to “Playenses!” You can find them at www.rivieraelite.com. Plan a trip to Heaven, Riviera Maya style, you won’t regret it!
“El Cielo” Tour in Cozumel is a heavenly place / Photos: Riviera Elite