Cancun Snorkeling Tours

Contoy Adventures – Caribbean Connection

Isla Mujeres and Isla Contoy All-Inclusive Snorkeling Tour Description

Caribbean Connection – Cancun Snorkel Tours

Isla Contoy is truly a nature lovers paradise, designated as a National Marine Park by the Mexican Conservation Authority in 1998, this virgin island located right in the edge of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican Caribbean is a hidden gem. A well-kept secret so very close to the hustle and bustle of Cancun. Our all-inclusive tour takes you to this unique island in a snorkeling and sightseeing expedition.

Explore its lagoon, a most for all bird watching lovers and it’s secret passages with our certified guides or just relax on it’s a beautiful virgin beach, become one of the lucky 200 people allowed daily in this ecological reserve.

Contoy Eco-Adventure Video
Isla Mujeres + Isla Contoy
Day Trip Pricing
  • Per Adult $96 USD
  • Per Child (5-11) $72 USD
Hotel Transfers
Pickup Region Price
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro +$10 USD per Person
Airport South to Playa del Carmen +$20 USD per Person
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum +$30 USD per Person

It is recommended to add round-trip transportation to your reservation

Light breakfast, sterilized snorkeling gear, 45 minutes snorkeling at Ixlache reef, snacks after snorkeling, activities at Contoy buffet lunch at our beach club, domestic open bar, 2nd snorkeling point at Playa Norte beach for 45 minutes and Isla Mujeres downtown visit.

$13 USD per person Deck and National Park Bracelet fee due in cash at check-in.

Tour duration is approximately 9:45 AM to 5:00 PM.

At your hotel, condo or Airbnb, south of Playa del Carmen from 7:00 to 7:45 AM, Playa del Carmen from 7:45 to 8:30 AM and Cancun downtown, Hotel Zone and Costa Mujeres 8:30 to 9:15 AM

At Contoy Adventures we care about our customers and we keep you safe, this is what you can expect during your visit-Face masks required for travelers and guides and employees in confined areas (Vans, Marina, and Restaurant)-Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff at all times-Social distancing throughout the experience and regularly sanitized areas (Vans, Marina, Boats, and Beach club)-Temperature check with thermal cameras for visitors and staff

  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable shoes/sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Biodegradable Sunblock
  • Insect Spray
  • Camera
  • $13 USD in cash per person for Deck and National Marine Park Entrance Fee Bracelets
  • Cash/Credit card for Tips, souvenirs, etc.
  • Dramamine, Patches, Ear Buttons, and Ginger etc to PREVENT seasickness.
  • Other items: Long sleeve shirt, shorts to change into, wetsuit or shorties (available to rent).

Isla Contoy + Isla Mujeres Tour Photo Gallery

Isla Contoy + Isla Mujeres Tour Video Gallery

Additional Information

Isla Mujeres + Isla Contoy Tour

Contoy Eco-Adventure Trip Description

Isla Contoy is truly a Nature Lovers Paradise! Designated as a National Marine Park by the Mexican Conservation Authority in 1998, Isla Contoy is a hidden gem. A well-kept secret so very close to the hustle and bustle of Cancun. It’s a rare find in the Gulf Of Mexico.

Explore its amazing Marine Museum, walk the secluded nature trails thru the mangroves, and observe the Flora and fauna on Isla Contoy.

This BEST All Inclusive full day tour also includes a stop to the Magical Island of ISLA MUJERES. So much fun and adventure in one day – and some relaxation time!

Full Day of Fun!

Sun, Snorkeling, Exploring, Relaxing and Shopping on 2 Amazing Islands!

Isla Mujeres + Isla Contoy Tour Includes

  • Continental breakfast at our marina
  • Snorkeling gear by National Geographic Snorkeler*
  • Reef snorkeling at Punta Sam reef for 45 minutes
  • Trip to Isla Contoy
  • Snorkel experience at Ixlache Reef
  • Tour around the island
  • Mayan Style Buffet Lunch
  • Open bar (domestic)
  • Visit to Playa Norte beach
  • Time to Relax on the Beach
  • Visit to Isla Mujeres downtown
  • Shopping or exploring Isla Mujeres
  • Party time on the trip back to the marina!

Isla Mujeres + Isla Contoy Tour Itinerary

You’ll meet your fellow Adventure seekers at our Luxury Marina Punta Sam where you’ll enjoy a Pre Departure Juices, Coffee, snacks of fruit and sweet-rolls, followed by a briefing of the day’s activities. Then you will board our Ultra-Modern Fully equipped High Speed Boats and head out for adventure.

Snorkeling Ixlache Reef

First stop will be the Ixlache Reef which is the actual start of the famous Mesoamerican Reef system that extends down the Caribbean . You’ll be provided Professional Grade Snorkel and Flotation vest certified by National Geographic. (Other tour Companies charge EXTRA for Snorkel Gear….your gear is included at NO EXTRA CHARGE!)

You’ll easily enter the snorkeling area from the rear step-deck section of our specially equipped boats for easy in and out access….No ladders or jumping overboard as you’d be forced to do on “other” tours.

Isla Contoy Trip

After approximately 45 minutes observing the Colorful fish, turtles, etc., you’ll head to Isla Contoy with its White Powder Sugar beach and Virgin Crystal-Clear waters. You’ll be able to visit the Amazing Marine Museum operated by the “Amigos De Isla Contoy”, as well as checking out the nature trails and observatory overlooking the island.

Mayan Style BBQ and Isla Contoy Beach and Isla Mujeres

Then it’s “LUNCH TIME”. You will enjoy an Amazing Caribbean BBQ featuring Fresh Fish prepared “Mayan Style” or Tik n Xic, which are Fresh Fillets marinated in secret Mayan Spices charcoal broiled over native hardwood. Also featured is Charbroiled Chicken, Rice, Vegetables, Salad, Potatoes, fruit, Water Soft Drinks & Beer!

Then RELAX on the beach after which we’ll re-board the Fast Boats and head to ISLA MUJERES where you’ll have an hour or so to do some shopping, etc. When you depart on Isla Mujeres and return you’ll receive a Special Fun Cocktail. On the return trip to Marina it’s “PARTY TIME”!!!! The Bar is Now open Rum, Tequila, Vodka and the Music is “Cranked Up”. Hit the Upper Dance-Deck & “Shake your Booty”!!!

You’ve now enjoyed a Full Day of Fun – Sun Snorkeling, Exploring, and shopping on 2 Amazing Islands all for the cost of a 30-Minute Encounter with a Trained Dolphin.

AVAILABILITY: Isla Contoy Marine Park Adventure is available every day except Sunday and when the port is closed due to bad weather (refund or rebook).

About Isla Contoy

Isla Contoy is in the State of Quintana Roo and is located at the point of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 30 kilometers north of Isla Mujeres. The island is only 8.5-Km in length. Isla Contoy is also considered the most important nesting place of sea birds in all of the Mexican Caribbean.

Protected by the Mexican government since 1961, and declared a National Park in February 1998, the island is jointly run by the Isla Mujeres-based Non-Governmental Organization, Amigos de Isla Contoy A.C.“ and the National Comission for Natural Protected Areas CONANP who depends of the Secretary of Environment, Natural Resources and Fishing (SEMARNAT).

Besides its unparalleled beauty, secluded sandy white beaches and lush palm trees, the island boasts more than a hundred and fifty migrating and resident bird species. The most easy to observe are the frigate, the brown pelican and the double-crested cormorant. Isla Contoy is also an important nesting place for Sea Turtles!

There is also snorkeling locations close to Isla Contoy, where visitors can stop and snorkel the beautiful Ixlache Reef, home to countless marine species.

Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkeling Tour

Caribbean Connection – Cancun Snorkel Tours

Enjoy an all-inclusive full-day snorkeling tour to Isla Mujeres from Cancun & Riviera Maya. Snorkel around this magical island discovering spectacular beaches, incredible marine life, and hidden spots that you wouldn’t find on other tours. In Contoy Adventures we have adapted to our new normality, following all hygiene protocols issued by the government and always thinking in our customer’s safety.

This is not the usual everyday cattle car tour from Cancun to Isla Mujeres, this is the best all-inclusive and the only one with 2 different snorkeling points, first at El Meco Reef where the 3rd section of the Subacuatic Museum of arts is located and the 2nd spot at Playa Norte beach, considered one of the 20 best beaches in the world!Including: Light breakfast, sterilized snorkeling gear, 45 minutes snorkeling at El Meco reef, navigation from the south point of the island and through it’s channels, buffet lunch at our beach club, domestic open bar, 2nd snorkeling point at Playa Norte beach for 45 minutes and Isla Mujeres downtown visit.

Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkeling Trip
  • Per Adult $75 USD
  • Per Child (5-11) $60 USD

Hotel Transfers

  • Transportation to/from Cancun Downtown, Hotel Zone and Costa Mujeres
    • Pick-ups from 8:20 to 9:15 AM
    • +$15 USD per Person
  • Transportation to/from Royalton Riviera Cancun Hotel up to Playa del Carmen
    • Pick-ups from 7:40 to 8:30 AM
    • +$20 USD per Person

It is recommended to add round-trip transportation to your reservation

  • If transfer selected: shared roundtrip ground transportation from your hotel or condo in comfortable A/C vans
  • Continental breakfast at our marina
  • Snorkeling gear by National Geographic Snorkeler*
  • Reef snorkeling at Punta Sam reef for 45 minutes experience at Ixlache Reef
  • Tour around the island
  • Mayan Style Buffet Lunch
  • Open bar (domestic)
  • Visit to Playa Norte beach
  • Time to Relax on the Beach
  • Visit to Isla Mujeres downtown
  • Shopping or exploring Isla Mujeres
  • Party time on the trip back to the marina!

$13 USD per person Deck and National Park Bracelet fee due in cash at check-in.

Tour duration is approximately 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

At your hotel, condo or Airbnb, south of Playa del Carmen from 7:00 to 7:45 AM, Playa del Carmen from 7:45 to 8:30 AM and Cancun downtown, Hotel Zone and Costa Mujeres from 8:30 to 9:15 AM.

At Contoy Adventures we care about our customers and we keep you safe, this is what you can expect during your visit-Face masks required for travelers and guides and employees in confined areas (Vans, Marina, and Restaurant)-Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff at all times-Social distancing throughout the experience and regularly sanitized areas (Vans, Marina, Boats, and Beach club)-Temperature check with thermal cameras for visitors and staff

  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable shoes/sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Biodegradable Sunblock
  • Insect Spray
  • Camera
  • $13 USD in cash per person for Deck and National Marine Park Entrance Fee Bracelets
  • Cash/Credit card for Tips, souvenirs, etc.
  • Dramamine, Patches, Ear Buttons, and Ginger etc to PREVENT seasickness.
  • Other items: Long sleeve shirt, shorts to change into, wetsuit or shorties (available to rent).

Isla Mujeres Tour Photo Gallery

Isla Mujeres Tour Video Gallery

Additional Information

Isla Mujeres Unlimited All-Inclusive Tour

Isla Mujeres Snorkel Trip

The BEST All Inclusive full day tour offered to the Magical Island of ISLA MUJERES. So much fun and adventure in one day – and some relaxation time.

This is not the usual “everyday” cattle car tour from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. This is the BEST All Inclusive tour offered for tourists in Cancun & Riviera Maya areas to enjoy a Full Day Tour to the Magical Island….. ISLA MUJERES.

Isla Mujeres All Inclusive Tour Includes

  • If transfer selected: shared roundtrip ground transportation from your hotel or condo in comfortable A/C vans
  • Continental breakfast at our marina
  • Snorkeling gear by National Geographic Snorkeler*
  • Reef snorkeling at Punta Sam reef for 45 minutes experience at Ixlache Reef
  • Tour around the island
  • Mayan Style Buffet Lunch
  • Open bar (domestic)
  • Visit to Playa Norte beach
  • Time to Relax on the Beach
  • Visit to Isla Mujeres downtown
  • Shopping or exploring Isla Mujeres
  • Party time on the trip back to the marina!

Isla Mujeres Tour Itinerary

We start with prompt AC Modern transfer vans to bring you safely from your hotel/resort to our luxurious departure marina Punta Sam. We begin with a quick briefing/outline of the day including a quick morning snack of Coffee, juices, water, fruit & sweet rolls.

Snorkeling Isla Mujeres

We’ll then head out for the first snorkel stop en route to Isla Mujeres. Here the waters are a rainbow of Blue, Turquoise, & Transparent…..the Perfect combination for Snorkeling. We’ll snorkel approximately 40 minutes. You’ll enjoy complimentary Professional Grade Snorkel gear certified by National Geographic. A Certified guide will accompany all snorkelers – Safety 1ST Always.

Playa Norte: Isla Mujeres Beach

Next Stop will be “Playa Norte” or North Beach. This is considered by all travel guides & travelers alike to be the BEST Beach on Isla Mujeres. The Shallow waters & White Sand Beach is legendary. We’ll remain here approximately 1 hour, after which we’ll re-board the boat & travel to downtown where you’ll have 1 hour to visit Isla Mujeres many Shops & Sights.

Underwater Museum, Beach Club, Gato Shark and Mayan BBQ

We’ll then reboard the boat & navigate thru the “Hidden” Canals of Isla Mujeres seeing interesting homes, & related boat traffic. Let’s call it the “Venice” of Cancun! We’ll arrive to our “Beach Club” where you’ll have 2 hours to enjoy an Amazing Mayan Style BBQ Featuring “Pescado Tikinxic”, “Fresh Fish Fillets” Marinated in native Mayan (Not Hot) spices, served with Salad, Caribbean Rice, water, soft drinks, BEER & Open Domestic Bar!

Living here is the Famous GATO SHARK (Cat Shark). Very friendly & photogenic….you can even have your picture taken holding it! Kick Back & enjoy the relaxing Beach, Hammocks & Beach Chairs. Take LOTTSA PICTURES!

Returning to Cancun we’ll stop & visit the Temple of IXCHEL (Fertility goddess of the Mayans) & the Underwater Sculpture garden. The Music will be cranked-up to set the tone for the onboard party with continued OPEN BAR. Dance with our staff, & all enjoy the festive fun! After return to the new terminal at Marina Punta Sam, you’ll be returned in AC Comfort to your hotel/resort.

I’m sure you can now agree……This IS the BEST day tour to Isla Mujeres that’s TRULY ALL INCLUSIVE. You simply show-up we’ll do the rest.

Reasons to Visit Isla Mujeres

The Beaches

Isla Mujeres is home to one of the top rated beaches in the world, Playa Norte (North Beach). Calm and clear blue water that is shallow for almost 100 meters. Then, it becomes deep enough to swim! A pristine beach, but is not isolated. The island has the perfect amount of charming beach bars and restaurants visited by international visitors.

Laid Back Vibe

Hammocks everywhere! These hammocks are so inviting and are a perfect compliment for this island’s chill atmosphere. It is not uncommon to come to here for a day trip and changing your plans to stay longer.

Romantic

The unspoiled beaches are beautiful for long walks and the adult only hotels are ideal for relaxing lovers. The beachfront dining options are the perfect venues to view a starry sky. All inclusive adults only resorts, where each guests room often have in-room whirlpool tubs, a private black car and yacht service direct from the Cancun airport.

Water Activities

From swimming with whale sharks to snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, Isla Mujeres is the perfect place for underwater activities of all kinds. Home to a lighthouse reef, MUSA (underwater museum of art), and an ocean filled with brightly colored fish!

Sacred

Isla Mujeres was named for the abundant statues of Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of love, fertility, and medicine. These were found by Spanish conquistador Francisco Fernandez de Cordoba in 1517. There is a sculpture garden and incredible views of the waves crashing into the cliffs at Punta Sur (South Point). Although not much remains of the ruins of Ixchel’s temple, you can still feel the presence this Mayan mythological goddess.

Sunrise + Sunsets

Isla Mujeres has astonishing sunrises and sunsets. Go to the southern part of the island (most eastern point of Mexico) for the opportunity to be the first in Mexico to see the sun rise above the horizon. The best place to view the sunset is the west part of Playa Norte.

Uncrowded and Less Expensive

Isla Mujeres is more or less inexpensive because it doesn’t have glitz and glamour like the bigger and more popular destinations in Mexico. It has grown in popularity, but is still not overly populated with tourists. The charm of Isla Mujeres is that the local people are welcoming and friendly, especially if you ask them about local experiences!

Easy to Navigate and Unique Finds

The center of town is only four by six blocks, which can easily be walked. The rest of the Island of Isla Mujeres is only four miles long, so there is no need for cars. The best (and most fun) way to travel around on the island is by renting a golf cart and discovering all the island has to offer. Enjoy the open-air carts and have fun driving. Local vendors and craftspeople sell beautiful merchandise. You can shop for goods on the beach and in vendor kiosks near Playa Norte and in town. Some examples of the best items are blankets, ceramics, hammocks, and beaded jewelry.

Caribbean Star Snorkeling Tour

Caribbean Connection – Cancun Snorkel Tours

For all those sea lovers searching for new experiences, CARIBBEAN STAR SNORKELING is a unique opportunity to discover all treasures the Mexican Caribbean hides…Like MUSA underwater museum and the coral reefs located in Bahia de Mujeres in this unique 3 hour snorkeling tour.

Availability

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Transportation

Tour departs from luxury newly expanded private 10,000 sq ft Facility @ Punta Sam Ferry Terminal in Cancun

Pickup Times

Pickup times at your hotel or condo only in Cancun, varies depending on where you are staying at, Cancun downtown and hotel zone from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM.

We HIGHLY recommend adding professional transportation/transfer service to your reservation

Cancún Hotel Zone +$10 USD per Person
Cancún Downtown/Centro +$10 USD per Person
Caribbean Star Snorkel
  • Adult $59 USD

    Per Person – Ages 12 and older

  • Child $45 USD

    Per Person – Ages 4 through 11

  • Infant Included

    Free for Ages 3 and younger

Hotel Transfers

  • Transportation to/from Cancun downtown, Hotel Zone, Costa Mujeres and Moon Palace Resort
    • Pick-ups from 10:30 to 11:15 AM
    • +$10 USD per Person

It is recommended to add round-trip transportation to your reservation

  • If transfer selected: shared roundtrip ground transportation from your hotel or condo in comfortable A/C vans
  • Continental breakfast at our marina
  • Snorkeling gear by National Geographic Snorkeler*
  • Reef snorkeling at Punta Sam reef for 45 minutes experience at Ixlache Reef
  • Tour around the island
  • Mayan Style Buffet Lunch
  • Open bar (domestic)
  • Visit to Playa Norte beach
  • Time to Relax on the Beach
  • Visit to Isla Mujeres downtown
  • Shopping or exploring Isla Mujeres
  • Party time on the trip back to the marina!

$13 USD per person Deck and National Park Bracelet fee due in cash at check-in.

Tour duration is from approximately 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

At your hotel, condo or Airbnb, from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM.

At Contoy Adventures we care about our customers and we keep you safe, this is what you can expect during your visit-Face masks required for travelers and guides and employees in confined areas (Vans, Marina, and Restaurant)-Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff at all times-Social distancing throughout the experience and regularly sanitized areas (Vans, Marina, Boats, and Beach club)-Temperature check with thermal cameras for visitors and staff

  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable shoes/sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Biodegradable Sunblock
  • Insect Spray
  • Camera
  • $13 USD in cash per person for Deck and National Marine Park Entrance Fee Bracelets
  • Cash/Credit card for Tips, souvenirs, etc.
  • Dramamine, Patches, Ear Buttons, and Ginger etc to PREVENT seasickness.
  • Other items: Long sleeve shirt, shorts to change into, wetsuit or shorties (available to rent).

Caribbean Star Tour Photo Gallery

Additional Information

Caribbean Star Snorkel Tour

The adventures start at your hotel lobby to take you on our A/C vans to our Marina to do a very brief check-in, here, you will receive the instructions briefing and activity rules. After this, we will board the snorkeling and scuba boat for our 3-hour adventure visiting 2 snorkeling points.

First stop, The Underwater Museum, with hundreds of sculptures submerged with a double purpose, to attract people away from the natural coral reefs and to create new reefs.

Second stop, The magnificent Coral reefs along the Great Mayan reef barrier, part of the 2nd largest coral barrier in the world, where you will have the opportunity to interact with colorful fish and other marine life in their habitat.Water and soft drinks are included throughout the whole excursion.