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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Q: what's the catch? are these the same tours the other guys sell, or are they modified versions?  do i have to attend a timeshare presentation?
A:
There is no catch! These are the same tours everyone else sells (except some that are exclusive only to Cozumel Tours), we just sell them for less. On top of that, we give you a free Cozumel Discount Card! There is no timeshare pitch or other trap that the other guys sometimes spring on you, just real discounts, all the time.

Q: can i trust you?  why should i pick you?
A:
Well, no tour provider can answer this objectively, of course - you should pick us because we're the best!  Couple our responsive, honest and friendly english-speaking customer service with our best-in-Cozumel prices and our exclusive Cozumel Discount Card and why would you use anyone else?  In addition, we are certified members of IATA and the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), the most trusted and prestigious travel association on the planet.

Q: IS RESERVING ON THE INTERNET SAFE?  IT MAKES ME NERVOUS...
A:
Pre-reserving on the internet is actually the safest thing you can do.  Here's how we protect you:

1. When you place an order online, your credit card information is encrypted using the highest level of encryption on the market.  No human eyes will ever see your credit card information - it's all automatic.  Compare this with the lady at the ticket booth who takes your credit card, goes in the back room, then comes back out after a while holding your card in one hand and a receipt with all your credit card information in the other.  Did she take notes while she was in the back room?  With us, you know your information is safe.

2.  When purchasing with a credit card, you are protected from fraud by your credit card company.  If for any reason you didn't receive the goods or service you paid for, your credit card company will refund your money.  What is your security blanket if you pay cash on the street or beach in Mexico? Do you think you'll see your money again?

3.  If you are nervous placing your order on line, you can always call us toll-free and place your order over the phone.

RESERVATION QUESTIONS

Q: WHY SHOULD I BOOK WITH YOU? CAN'T I JUST WAIT UNTIL I GET TO COZUMEL?
A:
Well, there are a few reasons....

   
Reason #1: Lower Prices Reason #11: Better Selection
Reason #2: Safe and Secure Reason #12: Honest Recommendations
Reason #3: No Timeshare Reason #13: No Port, No Pay Guarantee
Reason #4: Exclusive Discount Card Reason #14: ASTA Certified Safety
Reason #5: We all speak English Reason #15: Years of Experience
Reason #6: At-Home Convenience Reason #16: We Think Like Tourists
Reason #7: No pressure sales Reason #17: More Vacation Less Planning
Reason #8: Fraud Protection Reason #18: Less Sold Out Dates
Reason #9: Local Expertise Reason #19: Customized Tours
Reason #10: Toll-Free Service Reason #20: Responsive Service
 
You want more?  Isn't That Enough?!?

You're sure demanding!  Okay - here's the lowdown on how it works in Cozumel: When you get to Cozumel, you will have two ways to book tours. One is through the timeshare hawks at the airport or on the streets. Many of these operations are shady, and you don't know what you'll get if anything. If you don't want to spend a day of valuable vacation time in a chair getting slammed with a sales pitch for four hours, then don't talk to the folks on the street or at the airport.  Also never give money to a guy on the beach or street who walks up to you and tries to sell you tours.  It has happened many times that these guys are not authorized to sell tours and you find out too late that you have been scammed out of your money.  Some are legitimate, some are not.  Will you know the difference?

The second is through your hotel tour desk.  This is also normally accompanied by an invitation for a "welcome package" which means timeshare presentation.  If you say no, they often will still try to push you into the tours that they get the best commission on.  You'll also pay more than you will through us.  We offer a discount on every tour or activity in Cozumel. We have no pressure sales (you choose the tours you want in private without anyone pressuring you), and discounts on every tour we sell.  Plus we give you a discount card!  We're the only place you can get the card - your hotel can't get you one. 

Q: DO I NEED TO PAY IN ADVANCE? DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
A:
Yes. You need to pay in advance because we have to pay in advance.  In order to reserve your spot on one of these highly popular tours, we have to pay the operator at the time of the reservation.  That's one way we're able to offer such incredible rates.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.  All transactions are processed using 128-bit SSL Encryption to offer you the highest level of security.  We don't accept cash or checks because we're looking out for you.  Credit Cards offer fraud protection for you, so you will feel more secure with your purchase, and we'll end up with happy customers.  We never add a surcharge to use a credit card when reserving our tours.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I MAKE A RESERVATION?  DO I GET A TICKET IN THE MAIL?
A:
Once you place an order online, here's how the process works:

1. You'll immediately receive a receipt of your reservation.  This is just to assure you that your reservation request was received.  If you chose to call us with your credit card, then you'll call us right away and finish the transaction.  If you paid online, you are done - you don't have to do anything else. 

2. Within 24 hours (in most cases), we'll send you an electronic ticket via e-mail (much like when you make an airplane or hotel reservation) that you'll print out and bring with you to Cozumel.  You'll use this ticket to gain entry to the tour.  Make sure to review the ticket for accuracy the moment you receive it!  If there are any corrections to be made, let us know right away.  Together with the ticket, you'll receive directions to our office to pick up your discount card, local contact information, and any other relevant information.

3.  Your ticket is your official documentation for meeting times for your tours and meeting place for your tours.  Follow these instructions exactly.  Times and places shown on the website are subject to change without notice - the only official meeting information is contained on your ticket.  If you are not at the meeting place indicated on your ticket at the time indicated on your ticket, no refunds will be issued, even if a different time or location is shown on the website, so be 100% sure to print your ticket and follow the instructions on it, and on your accompanying e-mail.

4.  Attached to your confirmation voucher, you'll receive the Cozumel Fun Card.  Just print it out, fold it and laminate it down at the local Kinko's and you're set to save!

Q: HOW DO I KNOW IF THE DATES AND TIMES I WANT ARE AVAILABLE?
A:
If there is any problem getting you the dates or times you request, we'll contact you right away to make alternate arrangements.  If nothing else works, we'll just refund your card and suggest a different tour that might work for you.

Q: CAN YOU MAIL MY DISCOUNT CARD TO ME? CAN YOU DELIVER TO MY HOTEL?
A:
No can do.  The mail in Mexico is not like it is back home.  You'd probably never see it, or if you did it would be two weeks after you got home.  The hotels won't allow travel agents to enter the property - they're worried you'll try to steal their business.  We can't get past security.  Plus, since it's a free gift, we don't have the ability to pay staff to deliver it to you.  To address these issues, we send all discount cards out via e-mail.  Just size them, print them, fold them, tape or laminate them, and you're good to go.  Very easy!  

ARRIVING ON A CRUISE SHIP

We get lots of questions from cruise ship passengers - so many that we've made a whole page just for you!  See our Cruise Ship Passengers FAQ.

TRANSPORTATION QUESTIONS

We get lots of questions from cruise ship passengers - so many that we've made a whole page just for you!  See our Cruise Ship Passengers FAQ.

Q: how long will it take to take a taxi?  how much will it cost?
A:
Taxi rates are shown from the cruise piers on each of our tour pages.

Q: IS THERE A BUS LIKE IN CANCUN?
A:
No, not really.  Most people get around in Cozumel via Taxi or by renting a car or scooter.

DON'T FIND THE TOUR YOU WANT?

Q: I'VE HEARD ABOUT A SPECIFIC TOUR, BUT I CAN'T FIND IT?
A:
The first step is to try the search box on the lower left of each page.  If that doesn't work, then contact us and we can book it for you.

OUR POLICIES

Q: what if it rains on the day of my tour?
A:
If it rains on the day of your tour, but the tour still goes out, there are no refunds.  However, if there is a storm, and the tour is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.  The rain is usually very short lived, and usually gives way to bright sunshine. The temperatures are still usually above 80F (26C), so the rain is very warm, and it actually feels quite good! There's almost never a need to cancel a tour in Cozumel because of the rain. 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for full details.

Q: what if MY SHIP IS LATE OR DOESN'T MAKE IT TO PORT?
A:
If during your sailing, your ship doesn't make port as scheduled due to weather, mechanical failure or other unforeseen circumstances, just give us a call or drop us an e-mail to let us know (please tell us as soon as you know!), and we'll be happy to refund your money 100% - no service charges or other hidden fees.  We know how to take care of our customers - after all, you're the ones taking care of us! See our terms and conditions for complete details.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
A:
Cruise passengers - see the above question.  For everyone, w
e're happy to assist you with your cancellation up until 36 hours before the tour.  We will cheerfully issue you a refund for your tour, less a small 5% processing fee to help cover the credit card fees we incur to process your cancellation. However, within 36 hours of the tour, all reservations are non-refundable, as we are unable to get our money back from the tour operator.  Without this policy, we'd be out of business!  Of course, if the tour is cancelled by the operator, you will receive a 100% refund.  Special conditions apply to large groups, private boat charters, and fishing trips.  Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for full details.

Q: i have a problem regarding a dvd, video or photo bought on my tour.
A:
All issues regarding DVDs, videos, t-shirts, photos, etc. must be taken up with the tour operator directly.  We have no involvement in these purchases, they are a direct transaction between you and the tour operator.  If you are having a problem finding contact information for your tour operator, please let us know and we'll give you the contact information you need, but please don't yell at us if you have a problem with these items, it's really not our fault.  We don't know anything about these items. 

COMMUNICATION

Q: When I call YOU, WILL THE PEOPLE ON THE PHONE SPEAK ENGLISH?
A:
Ah!  Glad you asked!  Yes!  Every one of us speaks fluent English.  No worries there.  We also all speak Spanish
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Q: I TRIED TO CALL YOU, BUT I GOT A STRANGE ANSWERING MACHINE OR NO ANSWER.
A:
In Cozumel, the phones aren't tremendously stable.  When our phones go out, they often revert to the default message that comes with the phone - "Leave a Message" or something weird like that.  Don't fear -
we'll get the message.  If you can't get through on the phone, just send us an e-mail and ask that we call you back.

Q: the phone keeps being busy or nobody answers.
A:
If you don't receive an answer at this number, we are likely just on the phone with other customers.  We don't have voice mail or call waiting, unfortunately.  Our phones are packed all day long - Mondays through Thursdays are the busiest days. It is also possible that are our phones may be down - this happens A LOT in Cozumel.  If you don't get through, you can either try back later, or you can shoot us an e-mail containing your phone number and we'll call you back just as soon as we can wrestle the phone from our ear for a moment.  Just try back soon.  We're sorry for any inconvenience. 

PRIVATE AND GROUP TOURS

Q: i HAVE A LARGE GROUP - CAN YOU SET US UP ON A PRIVATE TOUR?
A:
We can arrange for a private tour of almost all of our activities. We can even offer you a group discount, depending on the size of your group.  Most operators require at least 20 people in your group to be eligible for a group discount, though.  Just contact us at the phone number below and we'll set you up!  To set this up, just give us a call toll-free at 1-866-728-1438 or
Request a Custom Quote.

HOTELS, TRANSFERS AND OTHER SERVICES

Q: CAN YOU BOOK A HOTEL, RENTAL CAR OR AIRPORT TRANSFER FOR ME?
A:
We do sell discounted Airport Transfers. W
e don't offer the other services, however we can tell you who does.  For rental car reservations you can visit this site.  Just type in "Cozumel" in the box.  This is where we always book our rental cars through.

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

Q: IT SAYS "YOUR CART IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE"?!?
A:
Make sure you don't use the back button - just use the buttons.  If this happens to you, just close your browser and reopen it and try again.  It should work the second time.

Q: HOW DO I RESERVE A TOUR?
A:
At the bottom of each page is a form - just pick your date and time and number of people, and click "Book Now" to add your tours to your shopping cart.

Q: OK - DID THAT.  NOW HOW DO I ADD MORE TOURS OR MORE PEOPLE?
A:
To add more people on a tour, just change the number in the quantity box to the number of people that will be going on the tour and click "Recalculate".  The cart will update.  Now, if you want to add more tours, click "Continue Shopping" and start the process all over again for the next tour.  If you are done, then click "Check out" and you'll complete the process.

Still have questions?  Just contact us and we'll get you going.  Back to Top
 


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