Isla Mujeres

Think sandy white beaches, turquoise waters, marine life aplenty, and scenic seabeds for swimmers and snorkelers alike.

Isla Mujeres: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cancun: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to/from Isla Mujeres

1. From Cancun: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to/from Isla Mujeres

Pre-book a quick 25-minute round-trip ferry service between Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Get max flexibility with continuous daily departures from Cancún and a 6-month ticket validation period. Ride in comfort with on-board air conditioning, leather seats, restrooms, a snack bar, and other amenities.  On the day of your chosen departure, hop on board a high-speed 157-foot JETLINE Class catamaran type ferry, constructed of aluminum and with 3 decks with a capacity between 150 and 800 passengers. Enjoy new generation gangways for express boarding and carry-on baggage handling. On board, take advantage of covered and open-air decks, panoramic windows, a children's play area (KIDS ZONE), TV screens, a snack bar, electrical outlets, live music, and underwater illumination. As you head to your destination, take some time to relax with plenty of legroom in ergonomic leather seats of the highest quality, designed and constructed in Europe by the same high technology companies that provide Porsche and Ferrari.  The immeasurable beauty of the islands, coupled with the comfort and quickness of the boats, make this the preferred trip for visitors to this area. Experience a ferry transfer focused on passengers who wish to make their journey something even more special.

Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch and Open Bar

2. Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch and Open Bar

Cruise from Cancun to Isla Mujeres aboard a catamaran. Relax on a picturesque beach and snorkel in tropical waters. Sip on drinks from the open bar. Taste local flavors with the option to select a tour that includes lunch buffet, or pick a tour that includes hotel transfers. Enjoy the views as you cruise along the sea, stopping at a coral reef park along the way for an hour of snorkeling. Swim in the crystal-clear waters while admiring beautiful coral formations, tropical fish, and other fascinating creatures of the sea. Your guide will sprinkle fish food into the water so that you’re surrounded by schools of colorful exotic fish. After snorkeling, head to the beach where you can relax and take in sweeping ocean views while savoring a delicious lunch buffet. Relax under palm trees with your favorite drink and marvel at the beauty of your surroundings.

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

3. 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.

Full-Day Sail in Luxurious Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

4. Full-Day Sail in Luxurious Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

Sail on the gorgeous Caribbean Sea to Isla Mujeres in a 45-foot catamaran with an open bar on this tour from Cancun. Uncover the underwater world with a snorkeling stop and visit Playa Norte beach. Savor authentic Mexican food with a buffet lunch at a beach club. Depart from Cancún and sail to Mujeres island. Soak up some sun with a drink from the open bar as you cruise along. Snorkel above the world’s second-largest coral reef. Admire its incomparable biodiversity, colorful marine life, and vibrant coral formations.  Stop at Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres, where you can relax on the soft sand and swim in the turquoise waters. Head to a beach club for a delicious Mexican buffet. After lunch take advantage of amenities like lounge chairs, kayaks, swings, and paddleboards.  Finish your adventure back aboard the catamaran which will release its spinnaker sail as you travel back to Cancún in the light of the setting sun.

Isla Mujeres: Catamaran with Snorkel, Open Bar, and Transfer

5. Isla Mujeres: Catamaran with Snorkel, Open Bar, and Transfer

Hop aboard a catamaran bound for Isla Mujeres, a picturesque island off the coast of Cancun known for its gorgeous beaches and snorkeling. After departing from the port, stop to snorkel at a plentiful coral reef. Your onboard guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment and show you the best spots on the reef. Set sail once more for Isla Mujeres to enjoy the soft white sand of Playa Norte beach, lined with palm trees and washed by the blue turquoise sea. After relaxing in the sun, head to the traditional downtown area of Isla Mujeres, a favorite of the locals. Stroll down the picturesque and friendly streets, rent a golf car, or buy a fun souvenir to remember your trip to paradise.

Cancun: Dolphin Swim and Garrafon Reef Park Tour with Buffet

6. Cancun: Dolphin Swim and Garrafon Reef Park Tour with Buffet

Ride from Playa Langosta in Cancun to Isla Mujeres on a ferry. Discover the joy of swimming and interacting with dolphins. Relax with water activities, an open bar, and a buffet lunch at the Garrafon Reef Park. Meet your guide at the tour office and embark on a ferry ride from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. Head to Dolphin Discovery-Isla Mujeres and listen to a short briefing to ensure your are comfortable during your swim with the dolphins. Put on your life jacket and hop into the water for 50 minutes with these delightful creatures. Touch, caress, and hug these magnificent animals. Find out how skilled they are as they give you a handshake and perform a hand target exercise. Feel the thrill of experiencing a dolphin belly ride and an exciting boogie push. During your time with the dolphins, have access to lockers, showers, lounge chairs, and a pool. Continue to the crystal-clear waters at the Garrafon Reef Park which is located at the heart of Isla Mujeres. Enjoy fun water activities like snorkeling, kayaking, or swimming. Kick back and relax in a hammock on the beach with a drink from the open bar that serves mouth-watering national beverages. Satisfy your hunger with the rich variety of fresh food at the Garrafon Reef Park buffet. At the end of your relaxing day, hop aboard the ferry and return to your starting point in Cancun. 

Cancún: Dolphin Swimming Program on Isla Mujeres with Buffet

7. Cancún: Dolphin Swimming Program on Isla Mujeres with Buffet

Enjoy swimming and interacting with friendly dolphins at the Dolphin Discovery center on Isla Mujeres, departing from Playa Langosta in Cancún. After you enjoy some time frolicking with the dolphins in the water, enjoy a hearty buffet lunch with open bar service. Board the ferry at Playa Langosta in Cancún and sail to Isla Mujeres. Upon arrival proceed to the Dolphin Discovery center for your swimming program where you will meet your instructor. Get ready for your experience by learning about dolphins as a species, specifically about their behavior and diet. Hear more about the reproductive and nursing programs taking place at the center, as well as special tips to protect our environment. Once in the water, say hello to your new friend in a relaxed and joyful setting. Shake hands with them, and then participate in a variety of exciting activities, including giving them a hug and a thrilling boogie push movement through the water. After your experience, enjoy the rest of the day at the center by taking a dip in one of the pools, or with some sunbathing. Enjoy a delicious buffet and sip on some drinks from the open bar onsite. After relaxing in the afternoon, board the ferry back to Cancún in the late afternoon.

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

8. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

Spend the day on an all-inclusive snorkeling tour to Isla Mujeres. See colorful marine life, stunning beaches, and vibrant downtown as you explore the island. Start your tour with a prompt air-conditioned van transfer to bring you safely from your hotel to the private marina inside Cancun's Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Listen to a briefing about the day as you enjoy a quick morning snack of coffee, juices, water, fruit, and sweet rolls. Hop onto a boat and make your first snorkeling stop for 45 minutes en route to Isla Mujeres at the Punta Sam Reef. Then the boat will navigate around the island from South to North. Explore the hidden canals of Isla Mujeres, finding places that you cannot access on other tours. After this, head over to the Beach Club for a delicious buffet lunch served along with your favorite drink. Next, cross over to Playa Norte beach, considered one of the world's nicest beaches, and enjoy its crystal clear waters as you try some more snorkeling. Make your last stop in Isla Mujeres downtown for 1 hour of free time to walk around. The colorful town is considered a "Pueblo Magico" because of its natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts, and great hospitality. Head back and enjoy music, drinks, and dancing on the boat ride back to the Marina in Cancun. Return to the private facility at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal, and take a comfortable return transfer back to your hotel.

Cancún: Dolphin Encounter on Isla Mujeres with Buffet

9. Cancún: Dolphin Encounter on Isla Mujeres with Buffet

Interact with friendly dolphins at the Dolphin Discovery center on Isla Mujeres, departing from Playa Langosta in Cancún. Suitable for all ages, this program is suitable for non-swimmers. After you spend some time with your new friend enjoy a hearty buffet lunch with soft drinks service. Board the ferry at Playa Langosta in Cancún and sail to Isla Mujeres. Upon arrival, proceed to the Dolphin Discovery center where you will meet your marine mammal specialist who will guide you through the experience. Next, proceed to the underwater platform, which you will be standing on at all times, so the dolphin can come and meet you. Your specialist instructor will teach you some interesting facts about dolphins, their diet, and their behavior. Also, hear about nursing programs taking place at the center. After your encounter, enjoy the rest of the day at the center by taking a dip in one of the pools, or with some sunbathing. Enjoy a delicious buffet and sip on some soft drinks from onsite. After relaxing in the afternoon, board the ferry back to Cancún in the late afternoon.

Cancun: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Isla Mujeres

10. Cancun: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Isla Mujeres

Embark on a day of fun in the sun aboard a double-decker catamaran. Swim and snorkel in coastal reefs, slide down the waterslide and jump from the trampoline into beautiful, clear waters. Breakfast and lunch are included onboard along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  Meet the group near the Cancun hotel zone and let the adventure begin, learning some salsa moves on the way to Isla Mujeres. Choose the snorkeling or all-inclusive options and explore the Musa and El Meco Reef areas underwater, or just enjoy jumping and sliding off the boat in the sun.  After the snorkeling, the bar will open, serving a selection of national alcoholic beverages. The party continues while your crew prepares a full lunch of ceviche, beef and chicken fajitas, quesadillas, salad, rice, and guacamole.  Next, disembark on Isla Mujeres and explore the island on foot or by golf cart (all-inclusive option only). For those exploring on foot, make sure to check out the lively streets full of handicraft shops, bars, restaurants, and friendly locals. A trip to the beautiful North Beach is also a must. For those exploring by golf cart, travel up the rocky coast and check out Ixchel’s temple, the Mayan goddess for fertility. At the end of the day, return to the boat where the party continues with drinks, dancing, and music until just before sunset.

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What people are saying about Isla Mujeres

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,409 reviews

We enjoyed this activity. The dolphin trainer was very detailed on instructions, made everyone with comfortable and had a great sense of humor. The receptionist Nayeli with the braces did not make us feel welcomed. Her attitude was unprofessional as if she was bothered. Armando was cool. From the beginning to the end. He helped us find the souvenirs we needed and had a great attitude.

The staff was amazing and made the sailing so much fun! They turned the boat into a party cruise after we left Isla Mujeres. During our snorkeling we saw the most beautiful fish and statues. We will be doing this again next time we come to cancun!

Great trip, the main event is going to Isla Contoy. There you will have a great lunch and a beautiful Island to discover. The crew was amazing and super friendly. Highly recommend this to anyone

Went with my family and had a blast. The activity was awesome and the staff were as well. Shout out to our waiter Abel. He was the best!

On time every 30 minutes nice clean Ferry and fast