1. Mexico
  2. Quintana Roo
  3. Cancún
  4. Contoy Island

Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres: Paradise Islands Combo Tour

Product ID: 66931
Discover 2 of the most beautiful islands of the Yucatan Peninsula on a speedboat tour to Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres. Look for nesting birds in the protected reserve of Isla Contoy National Park. Explore the streets and local stores of Isla Mujeres.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Pickup included

Pick-up from major hotels in Cancún and the Riviera Maya. Please note, the supplier will contact you by email to confirm your exact pick-up time. If your hotel/accommodation is not included in the available pick-up locations, you will be provided with the nearest pick-up point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the 2 best-known islands of the Yucatan Peninsula
  • Snorkel in the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea
  • Ride around the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef by speedboat
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional ingredients
Full description
Start your tour at the pier of Punta Sam in Cancún, where you will board a comfortable speedboat to Isla Contoy about 40 minutes off the coast. Stop at a reef just south of the island for an optional 40-minute snorkeling session at the tip of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef barrier system in the world.

Continue to Isla Contoy taking in the breathtaking views along the way. Then, disembark at the pier next to one of the island's beaches with a natural pool of crystal-clear water. Take a 30-minute guided walk around the island and make an optional stop at the museum. Discover an internal lagoon where many bird species nest, a set of trails that lead to the other side of the island, and a tower where you can get a magnificent view of the entire island.

Next, enjoy a delicious lunch of Tikin Xic fish (a traditional Yucatan recipe), grilled chicken, guacamole, salad, bread and seasonal fruits. Water and sodas are available on the speedboats at all times, as is beer after your snorkeling session. Relax on the beaches for 90 minutes after lunch, and swim in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea or play with the friendly manta rays.

Return to Punta Sam to cross to Isla Mujeres. Discover a paradise island full of history. Stroll around the small streets and pop into the local shops for about 1 hour. Then, take the boat back to Punta Sam in Cancún at around 16:00.
Includes
  • Transportation by speedboat
  • Bottled water and soft drinks
  • Lunch (jackfish, chicken, guacamole, salad, bread and fruit)
  • Snorkel gear and life jackets
What’s Not Included
  • Nature reserve and dock fee ($10 per person)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Please bring a towel, your sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, a hat and sandals
• Children from 0 to 4 years old cannot occupy a seat in the bus. The child price will be for children between 5 and 11 years old.
• Please bring comfortable lightweight clothing, walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a swimsuit and extra change of clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The tour was really great. The group size was optimal and for each language there was a group with an extra guide. We got a lot of information and still had enough time to explore the islands and enjoy the beach. Breakfast and lunch were also delicious. Unfortunately, snorkeling had to be canceled due to the strong current, but of course nobody can help. We would recommend this tour to everyone! A big thank you to our guide Lilly!

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December 18, 2019

very well organized tour! punctual pickup from the very professional team! on the boat enough to drink! The only point that we did not like so much is the one before snorkeling and also on the first island no sunscreen may use! I understand though to protect the environment but either write in the description or mention in one of the confirmation mails sodas At least in the hotel can still protect a bit because the sun is already very intense!

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November 20, 2019

A nice day, exactly as described. After the punctual pick-up in the hotel, it goes to the boat dock. Short breakfast, pastries, coffee, tea, cold drinks and fruit. After a 40 minute drive we arrived at Isla Contoy. Snorkel tour, invest on the island, long stay, tour and delicious food. Always free drinks, alcoholic drinks and soft drinks. After a total of 3.5 hours we drove 40 minutes to Isla Mujeres. There again 1.5 h stay. For us too touristy but still worth seeing. Then 10 minutes drive to the jetty and back to the hotel. Highly Recommended!

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October 25, 2019

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Product ID: 66931