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

Activity provider: Contoy Adventures

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

Activity provider: Contoy Adventures

From US$ 109.81 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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

4.4 /5

based on 154 reviews

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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

Great excursion, no hassle round trip transfer to hotel. Snorkeling great! Approximately 1.5 hour boat trip to Isla Contoy, short tour of the island, then time to swim, including lunch; then boat tour to Isla Mujeres, about 50 minutes free time and then return to Cancun; great day trip, but if you have a tendency to seasickness, make sure you take the necessary precautions, but with a tablet it's no problem for me!

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October 2, 2022

Everything is very well organized and the team members are very helpful. I had not taken the option for them to pick me up at my hotel when I made my reservation. I asked them the day before: they were super responsive and said "yes, no problem" (there is no public transport for Punta Sam). The driver was on time, vehicle in excellent condition. The reception at the pier is very well organized. The breakfast is very good (coffee, juice, cakes, banana, yogurt). It takes between 1h30 and 2h00 to reach Isla Contoy. During the trip, the crew offers drinks: water, coke, beer, tequila, rum... Arrival in Contoy: short discovery tour of the island with explanations in English and Spanish, we enjoy the beach, we lunch (good and plentiful). Departure to Isla Mujeres. 1h20 on site (a bit too short). I recommend: it was super nice!

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October 1, 2022

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