If you want to enjoy the supreme luxury of your very own memorable private taxi tour of Cozumel - then THIS is for YOU...
Here’s Why Your Private Taxi Tour Will Be The Jewel In The Crown Of Your Cozumel Visit!
Imagine being treated like royalty during your trip to the beautiful island of Cozumel … taken to wherever YOU choose, whether it is the fascinating Mayan ruins, buying exotic handicrafts in the colorful local market, snorkeling the reefs of secluded beaches only known by locals, crocodile watching, making your taste-buds dance with delight on delicious seafood or guacamole with plenty of ice-cold beers - or even seeing how tequila is made (and enjoying a sample or two!).
And all this will be at the start time and to the pace that YOU set, because this is a totally private tour, laid on JUST for you and your party.
Does that sound too good to be true?
That’s what Robert Anderson of LOUISVILLE, Colorado thought – until he experienced our service...
"Forget Cruise Organized Port Excursions..."
We booked a three hour tour of the island after a snorkel trip in the morning.
Alberto, our driver, was excellent and gave us a wonderful tour of the island and a great restaurant on the east side of the island for fish tacos.
With a Family of eight, I like booking tours outside the cruise lines and research the companies thoroughly before I sign up.
The recommendations given by Cozumel Taxi Tours were spot on and very accurate. Their email communications were easy to follow and very professional. In summary, you feel comfortable in booking with this company ...you will enjoy your trip!
Hello ... my name is Alberto Novelo and – along with my brother, Jorge, and my cousin, Sandy – it’s my pleasure to welcome you to beautiful Cozumel where we have been providing the best private tour services in Cozumel for 20 years, with a total of 50 year’s driving experience between us.
What’s more, we are unique among all the private drivers in Cozumel, being the ONLY private hire drivers in the whole area who have all been awarded the coveted Federal Tour Guide License from the Mexican Tourism Board.
This involves a grueling one year certification process and is your assurance we possess extensive knowledge of Mexican culture – both past and present – as well as having intimate knowledge of both the local archeological sites and museums.
In addition, your day won’t be spoilt by a driver who struggles to communicate in broken English. That’s because all 3 of us speak fluent English and hold an American English ‘Test of English as a Foreign Language’ certificate – unlike any other drivers in Cozumel.
And it’s important for you to know that – whether I or my brother, Jorge or my cousin, Sandy is your driver, you are being chauffeured by one of the owners of the business – not merely a disinterested employee.
That means we are very proud of our reputation and will work extremely hard to ensure your total satisfaction and enjoyment.
Unlike some private tour drivers, who hire vehicles on a daily basis, we own our vehicles, which are carefully maintained and valeted to the highest standards of reliability, safety and comfort.
Meeting up to begin your memorable tour
This is a totally private tour for you and your party alone (we NEVER combine two parties in the same vehicle). So you alone decide the time you want to be picked up – which can be any time from 6.00.am. And you can choose to finish as late as you wish.
We will meet you at the time you specify at one of these five convenient locations:
- If you’re on a Carnival or Royal Caribbean cruise ship we will meet you at the Carl´s Jr Burger Shop at the Royal Village Shopping Mall. That is situated directly across the street from the Cruise Pier. Arrange to meet your driver at least 30 minutes after you are scheduled to dock to allow for embarkation.
- If you are on a Disney or Norwegian Cruise ship we will meet you at the Starbucks Coffee Shop at the Punta Langosta Shopping Mall. That is situated directly across the street from the Cruise Pier. Arrange to meet your driver at least 30 minutes after you are scheduled to dock to allow for embarkation.
- If you’re coming from Playa del Carmen we ́ll meet you directly at the Ferry Pier in downtown where you will dock. Arrange to meet your driver at least 30 minutes after you are scheduled to dock to allow for embarkation.
- If you are staying at a hotel in Cozumel we ́ll meet you right there in the lobby or the main vehicle entrance.
- We can even meet you at a downtown meeting point by prior arrangement.
Wherever you’re coming from, you’ll receive full directions with your Confirmation Voucher that will be instantly emailed to you when you book your tour.
Where would you like to visit?
Our extensive knowledge of the area is second to none and is entirely at your disposal. So you can choose to either make a circular tour of our wonderful island or visit specific attractions, such as...
- Shopping in the colorful El Mercado local market.
- Checking out the exotic handicrafts in the downtown area.
- Snagging some over the counter medicines at a nice discount in the local pharmacies.
- Give your taste buds a holiday treat at our local Chocolate Factory (chocolate originated in Mexico, so you can be sure of getting the REAL thing!).
- Or choose the ‘Tequila History and Tasting Tour’ at the historic Hacienda Antigua.
- And speaking of history: be sure to see the amazing San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site (and keep a sharp eye out for the site's resident iguanas, basking in the sun).
- Or you could go sightseeing on the spectacular East Side of the island (known locally as ‘The Other Side’) , with its wonderful seafood restaurants. Where you can taste authentic Mexican fare at the famous Coconuts Beach Bar, indulge in some delicious fish tacos at the Punta Morena Beach Restaurant, or try the mojitos or ice cold coronas at Bob Marley's Bar.
- And if you love snorkeling, bird watching, or watching crocodiles then we’ll head straight for the Punta Sur Ecological Park.
- Or you can enjoy even more water activities, including snorkeling (and more shopping) at the Chankanaab National Marine Park.
Now all you need do is sit back, relax and enjoy yourself - because
Your comfort is assured
Your vehicle is a spacious, reliable micro-bus Van capable of transporting up to 11 passengers in perfect comfort. It is fully equipped with highly effective air conditioning throughout the vehicle.
Beaufort, South Carolina
"Much more than just Transportation..."
Our Family of six enjoys having our own personal tour guide so we can explore what we want to see! Alberto was very pleasant and knowledgeable of the island.
After a few minutes of talking in the morning, he quickly realized what we were interested in seeing and doing on the island and made for a very enjoyable and exciting day for us on Cozumel!
If you're looking to learn about the island and see all of its hidden jewels, I highly recommend this tour! It was much more than just transportation around the island!!
If you have children between the ages of one to three, we can supply a maximum of two child sets for an extra charge of $15USD per seat – just let us know when making your booking.
And while other private tour companies will charge you to supply a cooler and water, you can enjoy our unique ‘Welcome Pack’ of a cooler with ice and a large case of purified bottled water completely free of charge.
Your ‘Welcome Pack’ has a value of $15USD, but is given to you with our compliments because we treat our clients as the VIPs they are.
For all types of parties - we are the best ...
... but don’t take OUR word for that – here’s what our happy clients say ...
"Best Tour for Families with Children..."
Sandy was amazing, took us to great places that were affordable, brought us to the east coast that is GORGEOUS. He had a lot of connections and really knew a lot about Cozumel.
We went to the Chocolate tasting, Tequila Tour, Mayan Ruins, Sightseeing & Swimming the Beaches on the east side of the Island.
Sandy was great with our 5 year old twins. It was honestly a truly personalized tour. Will definitely book again when we return to Cozumel.
"Amazing Family Trip that even Teenagers will love..."
We do not like taking the excursions offered by our cruises so we look for local and personalized tour companies.
Cozumel Taxi Tours was great in every way. Their website, their responsiveness, and especially the driver/guide Alberto, who was just outstanding.
"Awesome Way to see the Island - Especially with Seniors"
We had Jorge as our driver. I had a brief overview of what I wanted to do, and he had ideas to compliment that.
We stopped at the Mayan ruins where we were guided by Jorge himself as he is a licensed guide.
Once at the beaches on the east side, we stopped to see the turtle nests. And had lunch at Punta Morena (fish tacos to die for), and cocktails at Bob Marley's house.
Back in town we went shopping and had cocktails again, this time on the rooftop of the Museum with a view to Cozumel’s bay area. Then dropped back off at the cruise ship.
And for ladies too!
Los Alamos, New Mexico
"Four Separate Cruise Excursions for the Price of One..."
We were ten ladies and were met right at the Cruise Pier.
We went to have fabulous margaritas at Buccanos. Then shopping at the local mercado and plaza (where we got discounts because our driver knew a lady there).
Then we stopped by the pharmacy to buy cheap meds, and had delicious fish tacos by the ocean front.
Our guide Alberto was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this company.
You might be wondering this
You can easily see what a wonderful memory-filled day we can offer you, but you’re concerned if the cost of your trip is within your budget.
Fortunately, we are a small, privately owned business so, by booking direct with us, you cut out the middle man and instantly save approximately 40% compared with making a booking via your cruise ship.
We trim the cost further by having all our bookings on line, which gives you the key advantage of being able to immediately see if your choice of a particular day for your trip is available.
We offer three lengths of tour of 3, 5 or 8 hours, which can start at any time from 6.00 am and finish as late as you wish.
Because our goal is your total satisfaction, we ONLY ever take ONE party on EACH trip.
That means that where we go and what we do is entirely YOUR CHOICE – you don’t have to risk spoiling your trip of a lifetime by making compromises to accommodate the different choices of another party.
So whether you are a party of just 1 or a party of 11 passengers the charge is the same ...
- For a 3 hour trip our rate is $295 USD
- We charge $325 USD for 5 hours
- And for a full 8 hour trip all you pay is $375 USD.
Booking Online is very straightforward with the key advantage that you can instantly see if the day you want for your trip is still available.
at least 48 hours in advance so we can obtain clearance (from the Local Transportation Office) to pick you up at our designated meeting point.
Please note that all bookings must be made
Immediately after your payment is processed you’ll receive a Confirmation Email with full directions explaining where to meet our driver, and all your Reservation details.
If you don’t have access to a printer, simply make a note of the directions and arrive at our meeting point with your passport or any other photo ID.
Nor do you need to be concerned about bad weather making your Cruise Ship arrival by sea impossible. In that unlikely event, you’ll receive an immediate FULL Refund.
But there is some bad news
Although you will be able to enjoy the many advantages of dealing with a local family owned business, it does have one severe downside.
Because we only have 3 drivers, each of whom can only undertake 1 trip a day and most of our clients come from the Cruise Ships, which bring in around 20,000 Cruise Visitors daily. Consequently, we get booked up lightening fast 7 days a week.
Which means you now have a crystal clear choice
You can either go away to think about it and then come back later and find your choice of days has already been taken, so you have to settle for a second best trip with another business where you probably won’t enjoy the personal attention of a joint owner and even have to pay extra for your water and struggle to understand your driver’s broken English ...
You can make the smart move and immediately decide which day you want to take your tour on and instantly be able to check if we are available.
Then, once you’ve made your booking, you can relax and enjoy the warm feeling of knowing you’ve made a wise choice and start to plan your trip to make it a truly FIVE star memory.
I and my family are really looking forward to meeting you and showing you our wonderful island first hand!
Cozumel Taxi Tours
P.S. Because we focus on giving you the highest possible experience, thanks to our uniquely qualified and highly experienced fluent English speaking drivers, we are strictly limited to only three trips in any one day.
I’d hate for you to be disappointed and miss out on your chosen day, so I urge you to...
Check availability right now...
P.P.S. I’ll leave the last word to Barbara Miller ...
Traverse City, Michigan
"Book with Cozumel Taxi Tours - You won´t regret it!"
I booked 2 Private Drivers with a Van for an 8 hour tour for 21 people. Alberto helped me with the booking since we had a large group. He was very helpful throughout the process.
Alberto and Jorge were our drivers and they were excellent. Before we headed to our first stop they took us downtown to point out historical landmarks and history on Cozumel. It was nice getting to know the history of Cozumel.
Our driver played different music in the bus that got all of us singing including him. He made the trip from place to place extra fun. We never knew what he would play next.
I will book directly with these guys every time I visit Cozumel. if you are looking for a professional company to take you on a tour, book with Cozumel Taxi Tours - you won't regret it!
Frequently Asked Questions
We are arriving on a cruise ship. Do you pick us up at the Cruise Pier?
YES. The meeting point for cruise passengers is located directly across the street from the Cruise Pier at the Carl´s Jr Burger Shop.
We are staying in a hotel in Cozumel. Can you pick us up in the lobby of the hotel?
YES. We can meet you right in the lobby of your hotel.
How do I check if you are available on a certain day?
You can check our website at any time, night or day, and get a constantly updated completely accurate picture of our availability.
But please note, that can change in a heartbeat.
So – if you see a slot you want – book it right away. Because, with 80% of our bookings coming from the 20,000 daily Cruise Visitors, available slots tend to disappear very quickly.
My Cruise Ship docks in Cozumel at a certain time. When should I arrange to meet your driver?
As you are coming by Cruise Ship, please set the time for us to meet you at least 30 minutes AFTER your scheduled docking time to allow for the delays in embarkation (remember there will be plenty of other folks all trying to disembark at the same time!). Fear not, you are our client for the day, so we won’t disappear if you’re a bit late!
What happens if my Cruise Ship is diverted away from Cozumel because of Bad Weather or some other reason and I cannot meet you as arranged?
In that very rare event, we would immediately issue you with a FULL Refund.
I see your minimum pricing is for a group of up to 11 passengers, but we are a party of 4. Can you give us a discount or offer us a smaller vehicle?
NO. Because our trips are all based on the same 11 seater vehicle and the driver’s time. But you do enjoy the advantage of being able to really spread yourselves in our large, luxurious vehicle.
We are only four people. And, as your vehicles take 11 people comfortably could we cut the cost by splitting the charter with another similar sized group?
NO. We run private trips only for a very good reason. As a private group, YOU have total control of the day’s program and timings. But, just imagine how that would dramatically change if you had to adjust your preferences and timings to accommodate another party’s different demands.
Do your fees include entrance fees and other incidentals?
No. Our very reasonable fees cover the day’s hire of the vehicle, driver and all his vast expertise and local knowledge. If you choose to visit any attractions with an entrance fee, these are for you to pay.