The Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Snorkeling Tours will take you on a day trip around this paradisiacal islands.

Jump into our private speedboat to snorkel in the Mesoamerican Reef Barrier before reaching our first destination.

The Isla Contoy tour starts with a journey to the internal lagoon, where many birds nest. Contoy Island is a National Park and protected natural reserve, so there are no buildings other than the museum and the tower, where you can appreciate the magnificent view of the entire island.

Lastly we reach Isla Mujeres, a delightful island with tons of history. Isla Mujeres beaches are truly out of this world and the town has many thing to do.

This is a Private Tour

This means that all transportation (including ground transportation and boats when applicable) are exclusive to your group, and so are the guide, driver, and captain when applicable. The itinerary and time table mentioned in this tour include the suggested times and durations of each activity, but they can be changed to fit your group's preference within reason and availability.

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About the Isla Contoy Tour & Isla Mujeres Tour

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Isla Contoy Tour & Isla Mujeres Thing to do:

Activities included

Speedboat Ride

Fish Spoting

Bird Spoting

Relax Time

Beach Swimming

Family Friendly

In our Contoy Island and Isla Mujeres day trip, we will take you to two of the most beautiful and best-known islands in the Yucatan Peninsula: Contoy & Isla Mujeres. Contoy Island is a National Park and a protected natural reserve since it is a very important shelter and nesting area for maritime birds.

Isla Contoy is a beautiful Caribbean island north of Cancun with spectacular beaches. Because of its natural reserve status, the only building on the island is a small museum dedicated to the beauty of its flora and fauna. For its fantastic biodiversity Contoy Island is a magnificent spotting place for pelicans, storks, sparrows, cormorants, and many other bird species.

  • The Snorkel Tour

    On our large, comfortable speedboats, we can get you to our snorkel area in just 40 minutes. Before reaching Contoy, we will make a stop at the reef just south of it for an optional 40-minute snorkeling session at the tip of the largest second coral reef barrier in the world, the "Mesoamerican Reef Barrier".

    After snorkeling, Contoy is just 10 minutes away. While we enjoy the breath-taking view, we will disembark on the pier next to one of the beaches where a small tranquil bay is formed, resembling a natural pool with crystal-clear waters!

  • Contoy Island Tour

    The guides will lead a 30-minute walk around the island to visit the museum (optional), an internal lagoon where many bird species nest, a set of trails that lead to the other side of the island, and finally the tower, where you can appreciate the magnificent view of the entire island.

    After all that, we will probably be starving, so we will go for a nice lunch. We prepare a delicious "Tikin Xic" fish (a traditional recipe from Yucatan), grilled chicken, guacamole, salad, bread, and seasonal fruits.

    Water and sodas are available on the boats at all times, and after snorkeling, so is beer. After lunch, we will rest on the beaches of Contoy for 90 minutes, where you will get a chance to get a nice tan, swim in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, or play with the friendly mantas.

  • Isla Mujeres Tour

    isla mujeres things to do: We will then star the "Isla Mujeres Excursion", a delightful island with tons of history. For one hour, we will walk (and maybe shop) around the small streets in the central part of the island before we take the boat back to the Punta Sam pier in Cancun around 4 PM.

Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Tour Time Table

  • 7:20 AM We will pick you up at your hotel in Playa del Carmen, 6:15 near Tulum, 8:30 for Cancun hotels.
  • 9:15 AM We take the boat to Contoy Island.
  • 9:50 AM Snorkel time!
  • 10:40 AM Arrival at Contoy Island.
  • 12:00 PM Lunch.
  • 2:00 PM We board the boat, this time to Isla Mujeres.
  • 2:50 PM Arrival at Isla Mujeres.
  • 3:50 PM We board the boat back to Cancun.
  • 4:00 PM Arrival in Cancún.
  • 4:30 PM Back at your hotel.

What's Included in the Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Tour

This tour includes:


Bottled Water and Soft Drinks

Lunch: Jackfish. Chicken, Guacamole, Salad, Bread, Fruit

Snorkel gear and life jackets

Certificate bilingual guide

Round trip transportation with AC

What to bring:



Corfortable, fresh clothing and long-sleeved-cotton shirt

Change of clothing


Hat or cap

Sunglasses & Biodegradable sunscreen (please apply prior to tour)


Money for photos souvenirs and tips

Important: The nature reserve fee (13 USD per person) is not included in the price.

Available Extras


Guides & Boats

Professional Guides

  • Most of our guides are diving instructors or dive masters, and have all been hand-selected by Ocean tours for their passion and care for nature, awesome attitude and exceptional empathy.

  • Our first concern is to give our clients a unique experience that they can remember for years to come. At all times, our team is there for you with knowledge, motivation, attention, and trust.

  • We truly provide the Mayan Riviera's best quality in service and tours, and we always ensure the total satisfaction of our clients. We love what we do and we want to share these amazing experiences with you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

    About Contoy Island:

  • Contoy and the World's 2nd largest coral reef barrier

    South of Contoy Island is "Ixlaché", which is the name of the beginning of the Mesoamerican Reef Barrier, the sedond largest on the Planet, with almost 1000 km in length along the Caribbean coasts.

  • Contoy, refuge for maritime birds.

    The lagoons, mangroves and low-level jungles are home to 152 recorded species of birds. Starting in winter, more than 10.000 birds concentrate on the island, including pelicans, storks, sparrows, cormorants, and many others.

  • 3 different Sea Turtle species.

    Of the 7 species of Sea Turtles in the World, 3 of them have chosen the white sandy beaches of Contoy to nest and lay their eggs. These species are the Carey Turtle, the White Turtle, and the Caguama Turtle.

  • Great diversity of flora and fauna.

    Contoy Island is home to 98 identified species of plants, 234 species of birds, 14 species of reptiles on both land and water (one of them endemic to the Island, known as Star Gecko – Aristelliguer georgeensis), 17 species of hard coral, 14 species of soft coral, and 173 species of birds.

  • There are no mammals on Contoy Island

    Because there’s no fresh water on the island, it cannot support mammals.

  • Nutrient-Rich waters.

    The water around Contoy is is very rich in nutrients that serve as food to the plancton that makes up the diet of more than 234 species of fish that have been identified in the area, including the majestic Whale Sharks and Manta Rays that feed off it’s shores.

Why do it with Us

Our first concern is the total satisfaction of our clients!

  • We strive to be the Best

    We are rated excellent on TripAdvisor, Google, and other rating platforms thanks to our commitment to excellence.

  • We are the Tour Operator

    Every service and every part of the tour is directly operated by Ocean Tours. We guarantee an excellent high quality service to ensure the total satisfaction of our clients.

  • We are Experienced

    We have over 10 years of experience in operating tours as Ocean Tours started in year 2005.

  • We are Professional

    Our guides are enthusiastic, experienced and knowledgeable. The whole team will make your tour unforgettable.

  • We are Dedicated

    Working with small groups of clients, max. 12 people per van ensures you a familiar private tour feeling.

  • We want you to remember your tour forever!

    One professional photographer per group!

  • We are Safe

    Our professional guides are certified in First-Aid.
    Our transportation is very safe and comfortable, and our drivers are very experienced.

  • Professional Photographers Team

    Our professional photographers team will come with you on the tour and get the best shots at these fantastic locations.