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

Activity provider: Contoy Adventures
Water activity

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

Activity provider: Contoy Adventures

From US$ 137.79 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.

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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


  • 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.


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.

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

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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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What to bring

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

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 188 reviews

Review summary

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We had a great time. US Mujeres was very crowded but sitting on North beach made up for it. Isla Contoy was the highlight of the trip. We could have skipped Isla Mujeres and spent all our time there. Beautiful beach. The crew were excellent. They took care of everybody and had us all singing on the way home. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.

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December 16, 2022

The tour was lovely, we had a two hour drive from playa del carmen to the dock where we took a boat to The snorkelling spot ( we saw many fishes and a few structures from the underwater museum), then we went to playa del carmen where we had one hour, it was nice but very touristy and crowded. Next we got two hour boat ride to contoy island which was my personal favorite, a paradise of lizards, crabs, soft sand and clear water, not to mention amazing food ( as a vegetarian I was really satisfied), plus a tour of the island with our amazingly informative guide who spoke at least 3 languages ( that I counted). The only thing that was not in my taste was that the breakfast was just a snack (a banana and a piece of cake) and so before taking this tour, if you’re a morning eater, I recommend you eat before because it’s not a satisfying breakfast. Enjoy!

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October 15, 2022

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

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