1. Mexico
  2. Quintana Roo
  3. Isla Mujeres
  4. Contoy Island

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

Product ID: 332646
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 cultural heritage and historic significance. Transport and lunch are included.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your hotel in Riviera Maya South
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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
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 09:45 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 (one for every 10 people). This activity will last around 45 minutes. Once the snorkeling is over, 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. 

Contoy Island is an uninhabited island that has been a protected area since 1961 and, due to its biodiversity, a national park since 1998. Once you disembark, you will be able to enjoy white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. You can also do some sightseeing by foot with certified guides, visit the museum, observatory, and the lagoon. There you will find a wide variety of birds, some of them endemic. You can also go to the dunes and learn about the flora and fauna species of the island. But, if relaxing is your goal, then you can also choose to stay and lay down below a Palmera on the beautiful beach or do some more snorkeling in the Caleta area.

Then it’s lunchtime. Enjoy Pescado Tikinxic, which is broiled fish with achiote and other local species as well as broiled chicken, rice, salad, accompanied with your favorite drink. Once lunch is over, you will have additional free time on the beach, before you 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.
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Federal dock fee (13 USD per person to be paid in cash at the check-in)
  • Gratuities
Customer reviews
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The trip was absolutely perfect. Pick up on time. Breakfast as described. The dive was also great. The boat trip was pleasant and the drinks were very good. Isla Contoy indescribably beautiful. The food there was typical, fresh and very good. The boat trip to Isla Mujeres was great again. Isla Mujeres small and typically Mexican. The crew was very helpful and made the boat trip fun and entertaining. Gladly again! great praise

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March 14, 2020

the tour was good, but the snorkeling activity was not done where it is mentioned due to weather conditions but also in another place as mentioned in the description, the beach is beautiful and lunch is good, it is a short time in Isla Mujeres if you plan to enjoy more .

February 25, 2020

Trip was amazing. All staff was very friendly, especialy Javier. On the boat we have had free drinks and afternoon meal. Both drinks and food were delicious. I will recomand this trip if you are in the area.

January 17, 2020

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Product ID: 332646