Isla Mujeres

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

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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.

Cancun: All-Inclusive Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour

3. Cancun: All-Inclusive Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour

Hop aboard a catamaran bound for Isla Mujeres, a picturesque island off the coast of Cancun known for its gorgeous beaches and world-class snorkeling and scuba diving. After departing from the port, stop to snorkel at El Meco 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 and dock at its bustling downtown area. Eat lunch at a beach club fully equipped with lockers, showers, bathrooms, and dressing rooms as well as a volleyball court and hammock area. Enjoy a magnificent view of the Caribbean while snacking at the international buffet and sipping drinks from the open bar. At the end of the day, journey back to Cancun by catamaran as you dance on deck to the music or just relax and gaze at the incredible sunset.

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

4. 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.

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

5. Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla 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. The tour begins 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 continental breakfast that includes sweet bread, fruit, cereal, coffee, and juice. At 9:45 AM after breakfast and check-in, you will 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. Snorkeling gear is included and you will be accompanied by a bilingual guide. This activity will last around 45 minutes. After snorkeling, board the ship and head to Contoy Island. In the event of bad weather, you will do the snorkeling activity at 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 the 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. At lunchtime enjoy Pescado Tikinxic, a broiled fish with achiote and other local species as well as broiled chicken, rice, salad, accompanied with your favorite drink. Once lunch is over, have more free time on the beach. Board the boat and head to Isla Mujeres, where there will be free time to visit the fishermen’s village or do some shopping. After Isla Mujeres, head back to Cancun, arriving at the marina at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal around 6:00 PM.

Cancún: Dolphin Encounter on Isla Mujeres with Buffet

6. 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 open bar 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 drinks from the open bar onsite. After relaxing in the afternoon, board the ferry back to Cancún in the late afternoon.

Cancun & Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour + Playa Norte Beach

7. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour + Playa Norte Beach

Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with the largest concentration of Whale Sharks in the world, just north of Isla Contoy.  Start your tour with early morning pickup from any hotel or Airbnb in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, and Tulum. Head towards the all-new private marina located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal in Cancun for a quick check-in. Before boarding, enjoy pastries with coffee while listening to the instructions and safety briefing.  Once in the boat, get kitted out with mandatory life vests and full snorkeling gear. All boats depart at 8 AM and navigate for approximately 45 minutes to the whale shark area north of Contoy. Once you have found the sharks, begin the swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy 2 to 3 immersions per person always with 2 people and 1 guide in the water. Spend a full 2.5 hours in total with the Whale Sharks, also observing Manta Rays, Dolphins, and Turtles.  After swimming with the sharks, make a final stop in beautiful Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres, considered one of the 20 most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, the boats will remain for about 1 hour for you to relax on the beach or do some more snorkeling. Return to Cancun at around 1 PM where the transportation will take you back to your hotel or Airbnb.

From Cancún: Isla Mujeres Sunset Cruise

8. From Cancún: Isla Mujeres Sunset Cruise

Get picked up in Cancun and enjoy a magnificent sunset at Isla Mujeres. Discover the charm of Isla Mujeres by embarking on a Caribbean sunset cruise.  Walk through downtown Isla Mujeres and admire its colorful streets. Learn all of its history and legends, then head to Playa Norte beach. Go for a quick swim before sunset in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  Admire the amazing views of Cancun Bay and visit places like the church, the esplanade at City Hall, and the pier or “malecón,” located next to the Mexican Caribbean. Witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Mexican Caribbean. Take memories with you to last a lifetime.

Isla Mujeres Full–Day Sailing Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

9. Isla Mujeres Full–Day Sailing Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

Make your way to Terminal Marítima in Cancun's Hotel Zone at 09:00 AM and board a 45-foot catamaran for this full-day Isla Mujeres excursion. Enjoy a mixed drink or a beer during the hour-long sail to Isla Mujeres. Stop to snorkel along a coral reef and admire the schools of colorful tropical fish as you paddle through warm turquoise waters. Once you reach Isla Mujeres, enjoy access to a private beach club. Relax over a buffet lunch on a white sand beach and make use of the club's facilities. Sip your favorite drink from the boat's open bar on your way back to Cancun, and say farewell to your guide and crew at around 04:00 PM.

Cancún: Dolphin Swimming Program on Isla Mujeres with Buffet

10. 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.

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Entrance to Isla Mujeres is free, and you do not need a ticket or pre-booking to visit.

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What people are saying about Isla Mujeres

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 965 reviews

Definitely 5 out of 5 stars. Pick-up and drop-off directly at the hotel. Guides were super nice and humorous. Great atmosphere on the boat and especially the island of Contoy was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life! Definitely a recommendation

Trip to the top! Very nice guides and good atmosphere! Beware of sunburn, sunscreen prohibited on isla contoy. Only downside too little free time in islas mujeres. Test the massages on the awesome place!

The best boat experience ever! I had so much fun. The crew was very detailed and very caring. Jesus was the best. I totally suggest it.

Contoy Island is spectacular. A must in Mexico. The crew helped make the day round. Unforgetable experience.

I found the team and the tears very good, would go again