Water activity

From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Mujeres Day Trip

Activity provider: Contoy Adventures

From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Mujeres Day Trip

Activity provider: Contoy Adventures

From US$ 106.12 per person

Enjoy the beautiful and uninhabited Contoy Island on this day-trip from the Cancun or Riviera Maya area. Visit Isla Mujeres' beautiful downtown area, which is rich with culture and heritage.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from your hotel south of Playa del Carmen, including Xcaret, Puerto Aventuras, Kantenah, and Tulum.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel at the Ixlache Reef, part of the second-largest reef system in the world
  • Experience the peace and tranquility of Contoy Island
  • Visit Isla Mujeres beautiful downtown area, which is rich with cultural heritage
Full description

Explore Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres on a day trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Experience rich cultural heritage and history, have fun snorkeling, relax on beautiful beaches, and enjoy a delicious lunch.

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in the Cancun area, passing through Playa del Carmen, and arriving at the new private marina, located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Benefit from fast check-in and enjoy a continental breakfast that includes sweet bread, fruit, cereal, coffee, and juice.

At 9:45 AM after breakfast and check-in, you will board the boat and head toward the Ixlache Reef. The reef is located off the coast of Contoy and right at the beginning of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest reef system in the world. Snorkeling gear is included and you will be accompanied by a bilingual guide. This activity will last around 45 minutes. After snorkeling, board the ship and head to Contoy Island. In the event of bad weather, you will do the snorkeling activity at the island in the safety of its shallow waters.  Disembark on Contoy Island and have the chance to sightsee with a guide and visit the museum, observatory, and the lagoon. Go to the dunes and learn about the flora and fauna species of the island. Alternatively, choose to relax on the beautiful beach or do some more snorkeling in the Caleta area. At lunchtime enjoy Pescado Tikinxic, a broiled fish with achiote and other local species as well as broiled chicken, rice, salad, accompanied with your favorite drink. Once lunch is over, have more free time on the beach.

Board the boat and head to Isla Mujeres, where there will be free time to visit the fishermen’s village or do some shopping. After Isla Mujeres, head back to Cancun, arriving at the marina at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal around 6:00 PM.

Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Cancun, Riviera Maya or Playa del Carmen (depending on option selected)
  • Continental breakfast
  • Snorkeling gear
  • 45 minutes of snorkeling at Ixlache Reef
  • Certified bilingual guides
  • Contoy Island tour
  • Lunch
  • Open bar (water, soft drinks, beer, and cocktails)
  • Isla Mujeres downtown visit
  • Federal dock fee (US$15 per person to be paid in cash at the check-in)
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at 9:10 AM at Contoy Adventures Marina located inside Punta Sam Ferry Terminal.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 133 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5

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The only thing that shocked me was how late was the driver to pick me up. He was 45 minutes late And whenever he was contacted to let me know the ETA he would be angry and scream at the agent from get your guide. I understand things happen but it is their unprofessional behavior. I would have appreciated if the driver would have let me know that I will have to wait for later for the pick up. He could have just made a phone call or email to lator email to let me know in advance. Overall It was great tour amazing islands and beaches. The staff on the boat was very friendly very helpful they were very fun and I had a wonderful time later in the day. The day. The only thing that I had a bad experience was the transportation that driver situation.

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September 27, 2022

Discovery of 2 very different islands. Isla mojeres very touristy, a bit too much. On the other hand, one easily falls under the unique charm of Isla contoye, calm, beauty, magnificent beach, fine sand. We are completely and totally out of place Crew of the boat very friendly, happy, dancing, with little care for everyone. Very nice guide

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August 19, 2022

Very nice visit. The islands are amazing especially isla contoy. A terrible atmosphere on the boat thanks to the crew. I really recommend this tour. The only negative point is that we traveled a lot (boat and car) and therefore, not enough time there for our taste. Isla contoy is not very close.

August 1, 2022

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