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

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

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. Begin 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 light breakfast that includes sweet bread, fruit, cereal, coffee, and juice. After breakfast and check-in, 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. Then, try snorkeling with your guide before boarding the ship and heading to Contoy Island. In the event of bad weather, you will do the snorkeling activity on 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 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. Next, enjoy a lunch of Pescado Tikinxic, a broiled fish with achiote and other local species as well as broiled chicken, rice, and salad, accompanied by your favorite drink with access to an open bar. Finally, enjoy free time on the beach before boarding the boat and heading to Isla Mujeres. Visit the fishermen’s village or do some shopping, then head back to Cancun.

Contoy and Mujeres Islands Tour with Transfer Options

Contoy and Mujeres Islands Tour with Transfer Options

Discover Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres from Playa del Carmen or Cancun for a fantastic day of island life in the paradise of the Mexican Caribbean. Visit two gorgeous islands, each with their own unique vibe, snorkel the reef full of marine life, and enjoy maximum relaxation in this all-inclusive excursion for a day of fun in the sun. Set sail for adventure with an expert captain and crew dedicated to your safety and enjoyment of the journey. Navigate to the island of Isla Contoy, a deserted nature refuge of untouched beauty and home to hundreds of species of wildlife, a bird watcher’s dream come true. Along the way you’ll stop to do some snorkeling on the vibrant reef Embark on an Isla Contoy ecological tour of the island and admire the natural beauty of the nature reserve up close. Next, choose from several optional activities, including a 30-minute hike or a visit to the local museum. Get stunning views from an amazing viewpoint or look for some of the 140 different bird species that live on the island. Enjoy lunch with an open bar on the beautiful sandy beach. Relax under the palm trees and watch the birds fly by. Back on board your boat you will make your way to North Beach on Isla Mujeres for a swim in the crystal clear waters of the sea.

From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

Head out to sea and visit two of the most beautiful islands off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Enjoy a 1-hour snorkel and see the vibrant underwater world of the reef. (subject to weather) Stop at Isla Contoy, a nature reserve known for its variety of tropical bird species. Wander the colorful streets of Isla Mujeres and see its world-famous beaches. After being picked up from your hotel, transfer to the jetty in Cancún, where you will board a comfortable speedboat to travel about 40 minutes to Isla Contoy. Your first stop is a guided 1-hour reef snorkel tour where you will enjoy spotting brightly colored corals and the plentiful tropical fish. (subject to weather) Next, visit the protected nature reserve of Contoy Island which boasts an incredible population of bird species, and clear shallow water perfect for snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing Caribbean-style. After a delicious lunch on the beach, you will have some free time on the island before we leave for Isla Mujeres. Once at Isla Mujeres, enjoy one hour of free time on this charming Caribbean island to wander the colorful streets and see the postcard beaches. Then, take the boat back to the pier in Cancún and upon arrival on the mainland, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Cancun: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Combo Tour

Cancun: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Combo Tour

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.

Contoy Island

Contoy Island

Isla Contoy is a small island that operates as a National Park and a natural refuge for both endemic and migratory birds. It is the ideal tour for nature lovers since it is a 100% virgin island where we can snorkel in its reef, one of the richest. and diverse of the area, we will tour the island with a guide who will give us an explanation of the importance of the mass and we will taste an exquisite meal in a small restaurant on the island, in the same way we will have free time to take photographs as well as swim with the manta rays that reach the shores of the beach, in short if you want Reconnecting with nature Isla Contoy is your best option.

Tulum-Akumal: Swimming with Whale Sharks Tour

Tulum-Akumal: Swimming with Whale Sharks Tour

Embark on a remarkable 11-hour journey from Tulum-Akumal to swim with the largest fish in the ocean – whale sharks. The adventure begins with convenient transportation from your hotel or condo in Puerto Aventuras-Akumal or the Tulum hotel zone. As you arrive at the marina, a light breakfast awaits before setting out for this awe-inspiring experience. The package includes all the necessary equipment for the whale shark swimming excursion, providing you with snorkel gear, life jackets, and onboard refreshments. Please note that the whale shark marine park fee of $10 per person is not included in the prices. Our team will take you from your accommodation to our private marina in Puerto Juarez, approximately 2 hours away from Cancun, where our boats are docked. If you're staying in Tulum, the pickup is at your hotel's lobby. For those in the hotel zone, the pickup is downtown at the San Francisco-Bancomer shopping mall at 5:30 am. A taxi ride to the pickup point is required. Following the incredible whale shark encounter, we'll visit the reefs in Isla Contoy or Isla Mujeres for an additional 40 minutes of snorkeling before heading back to the marina. Please be aware that open waters may sometimes be rough, and weather conditions can vary. The safety of our guests is our top priority, and if conditions are deemed too rough or dangerous, the tour will not proceed. This is a natural activity, whale watching is not assured, but the activity and the places visited are made to be able to find them.

Full Day Nature Expedition to Contoy Island and Isla Mujeres

Full Day Nature Expedition to Contoy Island and Isla Mujeres

Board our comfortable boats on an incredible voyage to the Caribbean islands of Contoy and Isla Mujeres. Your first stop is a guided snorkel tour of the beautiful Islache Reef where marine life abounds and visibility is almost endless. Next stop is the protected nature reserve Contoy Island which boasts an incredible array of bird species, and clear shallow water perfect for snorkeling, swimming and just relaxing Caribbean-style. From Contoy journey on to the famous Isla Mujeres where you will be allowed time to wander through its quaint streets, shop for handicrafts or just share a drink with the locals at any of the small bars on the island. This is a trip that has limited capacity as Contoy Island only allows a limited number of daily visitors. So book quickly if you want to enjoy this unique opportunity.

From Cancun: Contoy and Isla Mujeres Day Tour

From Cancun: Contoy and Isla Mujeres Day Tour

Take a guided tour of Mexico's Caribbean coast with a day tour to Contoy and Isla Mujeres. Tour two scenic islands and go snorkeling on the Mayan Riviera. Get picked up from your hotel in Cancun and start your tour with a visit to Isla Contoy. Enjoy the lush scenery in this national park that's known as a haven for migratory and native birds. Discover the diverse flora and fauna and dreamlike pristine beaches. Sail out just a few kilometers off Isla Contoy for some snorkeling (if the weather permits). Swim at the tip of the second largest barrier reef in the world. Next, head to Isla Mujeres, known for its craft market and amazing beaches. Have some time to explore the island before returning to Cancun.

Cancún Whale Shark Tour

Cancún Whale Shark Tour

Dive into the incredible world of whale sharks with our Cancún Whale Shark Tour, a thrilling 7-hour adventure that promises excitement and awe. We will take you from your hotel to our private marina where our boats are docked. You will be back at your hotel after the swimming with whale sharks tour from Cancun by 2 pm depending on the weather conditions. It is important to be aware that in order to find and see the whale sharks we go out to open waters and sometimes it is rough. Most of the time the conditions are very good or perfect and everything goes well but as we all know the sea changes every minute and the conditions are sometimes not that good including rough sea and rain. When it is too rough or dangerous the port is closed by the Port Master and we never go out in this case but sometimes even when it does not look very good if we are allowed to run the tour we do go out as all the other companies do. After the excursion swimming with the whale sharks and before going back to the marina we go to the reef in Isla Contoy or Isla Mujeres to snorkel for about 40 minutes. This is a natural activity, whale watching is not assured, but the activity and the places visited are made to be able to find them.

Cancun: Contoy Island with Lunch and Open Bar

Cancun: Contoy Island with Lunch and Open Bar

Visit the hidden gem of Contoy Island on a full-day boat trip from Cancun. Explore its incredible Marine Museum, hike secluded nature trails through the mangroves, and observe the local flora and fauna. Savor a lunch buffet and open bar. After pickup at your hotel, make your way to the dock to begin your tour. Set off across the water to Contoy Island, a well-kept secret close to the bustle of Cancun and a rare find in the Gulf of Mexico. Upon arrival, spend the day soaking up the pleasures of a paradisiacal island that's protected by biologists and only allows 200 visitors per day. Discover the Marine Museum or trek along remote nature trails through the mangroves to admire the island's flora and fauna. Take some time to relax on the virgin beach, and enjoy a lunch buffet and an open bar throughout the tour. On the way back to Cancun, stop at the northern beach of Isla Mujeres before being taken back to your hotel upon arrival in Cancun.

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What people are saying about Contoy Island

Overall rating

4.5
(197 reviews)

Good experience! An hour for a shopping trip in Isla Mujeres, very touristy, perhaps a little long waiting time to leave with the group from the meeting point, the heat didn't help. Isla Contoy, pristine and beautiful, a paradise, absolutely not to be missed, worth the whole trip and the wait. Very good lunch. Fantastic guides, Ulisse speaks perfect Italian, very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you all!

One of the best days of my life. The entire team made the experience incredible from the beginning. We weren't able to snorkel, but it doesn't matter considering how beautiful everything was, even the trip was very fun, the drinks were very good and the lunch delicious. Contoy is the most beautiful place I have ever known!! Thanks to Steffan, Sasha, Pulpo and Uriel, to the entire crew!

The tour was absolutely fantastic from start to finish! The whole team was incredibly nice and always tried to make sure we were doing well. There was delicious food and cold drinks on the boat trip; the experience with the whale sharks was incredible. Finally, we took a detour to Isla Mujeres. Simply fantastic!!! Thank you for everything!

Very committed and fun crew! Speaks 4 languages. Isla mujeres could be optional in order to spend more time in the paradise of Isla Contoy but this day was magical. The included meal was delicious and the breakfast did the job. I recommend this company with my eyes closed.

The tour was well organized, very nice staff, I can only recommend an unforgettable day