Isla Contoy Day Trip: Snorkeling at Ixlache Reef and Eco-Paradise Tour


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From $137.00

76 reviews   (4.16)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: cancun, mexico

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Cruise on a comfortable vessel north of Cancun. On our way to Isla Contoy you will be able to admire Isla Mujeres which on the  way, the boat will stop here for an hour visit. The be prepared to soak up the beauty of Ixlache Reef and Isla Contoy. At Ixlache Reef, snorkel near coral, sea turtles, and fish of every color. Then join the privileged few allowed to visit Isla Contoy, a national park and wildlife refuge to various turtles and more than 150 species of birds. A certified guide takes you on a tour of the island, after which you have plenty of time to wander on a trail, visit a nesting lagoon or lounge on the beach. A continental breakfast and domestic open bar on the boat, along with a buffet lunch on the island, ensure you’ll have the energy to enjoy the day.


What's Included

Buffet lunch

Continental breakfast

Domestic open bar

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Use of snorkel gear

What's Not Included

Dock fee / park admission (US$15 per person)

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Child life jackets not provided
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Child life jackets not provided
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

The meeting point is at Marina La Amada, here you will make your check-in and you will be served with a continental breakfast before leaving towards Isla Mujeres.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Parque Nacional Isla Contoy
We sail from Isla Mujeres to IXLACHE REEF.

55 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

memorable experience
Haoyi_S, 18-10-2021
The Isla Contoy is amazing and the crew made the whole ship a party, impressive atmosphere and truly memorable experience
Beautiful Island.
Arlaharris, 10-05-2018
Such a beautiful beach. We felt like we had the place all to ourselves. Snorkeling on the way there was amazing. Saw large barracuda , tons of large fish and purple coral. Lunch and drinks were great. Stopped at Isla Mujeres on the way back for some shopping. Had a great day!
Isla Contoy
MIchael_K, 19-07-2021
Very relaxing...lots of beach time on Isla Contoy on a secluded beach. Also enjoyed leisurely snorkeling on the reef, and some down time on Isla Mujeres. Crew was very friendly and accommodating.
Great lunch, tour co, beautiful island
Gmomma35, 13-07-2019
Note that I actually took this tour in May 2013 but TA doesn't allow a date that far back.
This tour is not for folks that want to shop - there is none on this island. But this tour company is excellent. We found the birds rather uneventful, but the snorkeling was great, the history is interesting (knowledgeable guides), the island/beach is beautiful and what a grand lunch we had! I'm considering taking this tour again when I go back to Cancun in Nov.as it is a very relaxing, fun tour. I'm glad to see it is still getting good reviews.
Great beach but trip was not as defined in brochure
llee32018, 10-10-2018
We had signed up because we were told you could snorkel off the beach( due to leg injury cant climb in and out of boat) but when we got to the trip we first went to Isla Muejuers (which was fine but was not told about this and did not bring money to enjoy the shopping) for an hour and then to the snorkeling - off the boat - not at the beach. We stayed on board and enjoyed a few drinks but I really had wanted to snorkel. The Isla Contoy was a beautiful, untouched, unspoiled island. They grilled fish for our lunch and we had plenty of time to enjoy the georgeous beach. The few other boats left and we were the only group on the island at that location so had the entire place to ourselves. Wonderful place to go and water was very shallow so children could play safely if desired. Would do it again - this time knowing what to expect. The crew were very friendly and made great effort in explaining in all languages. Great time.




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