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Isla Contoy Eco Adventure provided by Contoy Adventures

Isla Contoy Eco Adventure
4.5
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from AU$151.73 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Join us in this eco-adventure snorkeling tour to the only virgin island in the Mexican Caribbean the national park and ecological reserve of Contoy Island. Experience its unique flora and fauna with our certified bilingual guides, and snorkel at the scenic Ixlache reef which marks the start of the 2nd largest reef barrier in the world. This also includes a gastronomic experience during lunch, the famous Tikinxic fish will be served, fresh out of the water, broiled and marinated in local spices along with grilled chicken, salad and your favorite drink, an open domestic bar is also included in the tour (soft drinks, beer and cocktails). After Contoy Island and before returning to our marina we will make a 45 minute stop in downtown Isla Mujeres, this is the perfect time for souvenirs or just walking around in it's beautiful "malecon". Expect a very joyfull return to Cancun with our fantastic crew!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 70244P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Roundtrip ground transportation from your hotel or Airbnb in Cancun and Playa del Carmen • Light breakfast and sterilized snorkeling gear • 2 Snorkeling spots, Ixlache Reef and Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres • Tour of the island with certified guide • Domestic open bar (water, soft drinks, beer and cocktails) • Lunch at Contoy and free time • Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres visit
Exclusions
15 USD per person dock fee and Marine Park Federal Tax • 20 USD per person charge for people coming from Akumal and Tulum (meeting point)
Duration
9h
Departure details
Punta Sam ferry terminal, Punta Sam, Quintana Roo, Mexico Departure Point: Our own private marina is conveniently located in Punta Sam right next to the Isla Mujeres ferry terminal and the Villa del Palmar hotel Return point: Tour ends when our vans take you back to your hotel or condo
Inclusions
Roundtrip ground transportation from your hotel or Airbnb in Cancun and Playa del Carmen • Light breakfast and sterilized snorkeling gear • 2 Snorkeling spots, Ixlache Reef and Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres • Tour of the island with certified guide • Domestic open bar (water, soft drinks, beer and cocktails) • Lunch at Contoy and free time • Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres visit
Exclusions
15 USD per person dock fee and Marine Park Federal Tax • 20 USD per person charge for people coming from Akumal and Tulum (meeting point)
Departure details
Punta Sam ferry terminal, Punta Sam, Quintana Roo, Mexico Departure Point: Our own private marina is conveniently located in Punta Sam right next to the Isla Mujeres ferry terminal and the Villa del Palmar hotel Return point: Tour ends when our vans take you back to your hotel or condo
Duration
9h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is casual and please do not forget your swimsuit!
The tour is operated by a multi-lingual guide and crew
Stroller accessible
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
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4.5
50 reviews
Excellent
36
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Curtis Z
5 contributions
A trip to remember!
Apr. 2021
I can't fully put into words how great our experience was! First of all, the boat staff were great - they make for an entertaining, safe and amazing trip! My highlight was snorkeling after a stop in the shallow part of the ocean, although every other part of this trip is just as awesome and memorable. Isla Contoy is beautiful! There were half a dozen perfect starfish right on the beach. The water was perfectly clear, and they serve a tasty lunch amongst the indigenous hermit crabs and iguanas. It was an anniversary vacation and the crew made it fun for us, complete with many tequila shots! Thanks guys - you rule!!
Written 23 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Caribbean A
Dear Visitor, Thank you very much for taking the time of writing this review, we are glad to hear that our Contoy Eco-Adventure was so much more than you expected! We hope to see you back soon in this or any other of our Adventures, remember, the only Contoy tour is with Contoy Adventures! Best regards Roberto del Castillo Contoy Adventures
Written 1 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jerry J
1 contribution
Very bad experience
May 2021 • Friends
What a terrible day. Picked up at 8:30, arrived at the pier and checked in by 9:15 and then the wait started. No boat. Boats finally arrived at 11:30 and we boarded. Snorkel part of the trip was cancelled. Claimed it was due to weather but we passed the other half of our group that had been put on the other boat enjoying their time on the reef. Got to Contoy and tried to explore the island but were told we couldn’t do that. Observation tower closed as well.
Got to Isla Mujeres when the day tourists were leaving so the terminal there was a zoo.
Late getting back to Cancun and missed dinner reservations.
This trip was awful.
Written 5 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Caribbean A
First of all let us thank you for taking the time of writing this review, in Contoy Adventures we take all of our customer's opinions to get better day by day. This been said, let me start by apologizing for the bad time you had but unfortunatelly sometimes things like the weather (wind mostly) are totally out of our control, going into Contoy is no easy and it most be done on authorized and certified boats, just like ours, what happened was that one of our boats was not alowed to navigate that day because of wind conditions and this changed our whole Itinerary. Once again we are sorry that you felt this was a bad service from our side but all actions taken were to guarantee your safety in the water. Weather, specially wind in the Caribbean is a very tricky thing and conditions change from 1 hour to the other without notice. We hope that, if you come back to Cancun, you give us the chance to take you in this or any other of our tours so we can give you a very special treatment, thank you. Best regards Roberto del Castillo Contoy Adventures
Written 1 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maria Jose
Aldie, VA7 contributions
Beautiful Island!
Dec. 2020
Contoy Island is beautiful and a must! however the trip was longer than expected. The snorkeling stop is very short and the equipment they provide is not of the best quality. Unfortunately the boat was quite full and no room for social distancing. The stop at Isla Mujeres was not necessary since there was no time to explore the island itself, we only stopped there to eat a buffet style meal at a very crowded place. The crew members were very nice, professional and attentive.
Written 17 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Caribbean A
Dear Maria, Thank you very much for your review, we are happy to hear that overall you have a good time, we are sorry if the tour was not as you expected, the snorkeling time at the reef has always been of 45 minutes and the snorkeling equipment eas delivered to you esterilized and sealed in plastic bags and the quality of it is certified and it's the same equipment you get in parks like Xcaret or Xel-ha, sorry if it wasn't what you expected but you are always welcome to bring your own equipment. The time in Isla Mujeres is for lunch because of the new regulations of isla Contoy which is a National park, we are not alowed to eat at the island because of the new normality and that is why we stop at isla Mujeres at the end. We will pass your kind words to all of our crew and we hope that, if you come back, you let us take you in another adventure in this or any other of our tours. Best regards Roberto del Castillo Contoy Adventures
Written 18 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Oscar Cardona
Houston, TX1 contribution
Amazing Contoy Tour
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Isla Contoy is a beautiful island that many do not know. It is every bit worth it. The ride there was awesome with amazing views. The staff is very attentive and make it enjoyable to and from the island.
Written 26 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hunter S
Houston, TX11 contributions
Contoy and Snorkeling Were Great
Sep. 2020
We had a fun trip but the entire thing felt a little chaotic and way too long. We didn't really understand what was going on when we first got to the marina and had different employees tell us different things about what lines to get in and what boats to get on, but it all worked out. The first stop, the Island of Contoy was beautiful we got to see lost of cool wildlife and learn about the island. Unfortunately, due to COVID, parts of the Islands walking tour were close so we did not get to see everything you normally would. Next, we went snorkeling which was great. Hands down the best part of the trip. the reef and the sea life are beautiful and amazing to see. The only problem is with such a large group the staff has to kind of heard everyone like cattle which makes it a little hard to enjoy. I wish the trip has stopped here and taken us back to the marina because the last part was pointless. After snorkeling its a 1 and half hour trip to Isla Mujeres for your 4:00 pm lunch. The food was good but not amazing and you are only on Isla Mujeres long enough to eat the lunch and then go to the bathroom before the 30 min trip back tot he marina. There is one overpriced tourist shop at the place you eat but you don't get to go explore and walk around.

The trip was fun and we enjoyed Contoy and the Snorkeling but it felt way too long and I wish we had been able to go back after the snorkeling.
Written 14 September 2020
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Denise O
1 contribution
Amazing!!
Aug. 2020
I had a great time swimming with Whale Sharks with Captain Joseph and guide Willy Wonka. Just make sure you go with an empty stomach or else you might get seasick but they too great of our group and made sure we were safe and comfortable. Thank You so much!
Written 26 August 2020
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Caribbean A
Dear Visitor We are so happy you could join us for this AMAZING EXPERIENCE. You have just joined our family of over 300,000 adventure seekers we've helped since 2003 in the thrill of swimming with these GENTLE GIANTS! I will pass your kind comments to Joseph & Willy which are one of our best crews. Tell your friends to join us for the BEST WHALE SHARK EXPERIENCE from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya only with CONTOY ADVENTURES! Best regards Roberto del Castillo Web Marketing Manager
Written 7 September 2020
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Gilda adler
1 contribution
wrong photos
Aug. 2020
while the trip was great, the photos/videos that I fully paid for where of OTHER people!!!!! Not my family. We took the trip on Aug 2, our captain was Omar and Diego was our tour guy. Can you please contact me asap and provide me with the right photos and videos? Thank you!!!!
Written 21 August 2020
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Caribbean A
Hello Gilda, First of all sorry for the inconvinience, I was told you have already fix this directly with the photograph people, on the other hand we thank you for taking the time of writing this review and hope that your experience with Contoy Adventures was great! Best regards Roberto del Castillo Web Marketing Manager
Written 7 September 2020
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HQmadison
Alexandria, VA30 contributions
Whale Shark Snorkel Session Worth It
We had a great trip with Go-Pro photographer Willy and Captain Joseph. When we arrived around 7:00 AM at the marina, Dr. Suares explained to us the covid-19 procedures - including the temperature checks. After a thorough briefing, we boarded the vessel. It took about an hour to get out to whale shark spot. We were treated to up close viewing of these beautiful creatures. Then we took turns snorkelling alongside them. Afterwards, we made our way to Playa Norde @ Isla Mujeres. Though the beach was closed, there was a nice sandbar to wade on. We were back around 1 PM. We really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it.

Pro-tip: take dramamine before you go. Even when waters appear calm - you will not regret it.
Written 12 July 2020
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Traveler037
1 contribution
A must!!
Aug. 2019 • Family
This trip was amazing. The crew was really fun and engaging. They spoke multiple languages,so nobody was left out. They served an amazing lunch and provided drinks thought the entire trip. Isla Contoy is very beautiful and well preserved. We had the entire beach to ourselves.
Written 5 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

elcin13
Berkeley, CA5 contributions
A wonderful trip to Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres
Dec. 2019 • Couples
The tour was very well organized and timely. Our boat had about 18 people and it didn’t feel crowded. The guides are really nice and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. And the scenery was spectacular, especially Isla Contoy. I highly recommend this company!
Written 31 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Diego and Omar are the “real deal”!
Today, I had a once-in-a-lifetime adventure seeing the whale sharks in a boat crewed by Diego and Omar. The boat di
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WHALE SHARK AND MANTA RAYS!!
This was such an AMAZING experience! Our guide, Willy, and our captain, Jonathan, were great. I would 100% recommen
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Vacation
EXCELLENT VALUE!! Excellent service - Eddie was constantly checking on us to make sure we didn’t need anything. The
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Excellent experience
I had Whale Shark Swimming tour with Contoy Advantures on Jun 5th. Very exciting trip. My guid Willy Wonka is exc
KandyKane056
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Playa Norte was beautiful!
We did this tour to escape the invasion of sargasso in Playa del Carmen and we have heard good things about Playa M
391barbs
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Loved it!
I loved Diego’s energy and his positive attitude. The whale sharks were amazing and we even saw a manatee. Loved
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Greatest Excursion on Earth
If you don’t sign up for this excursion you’ll miss out on one of the greatest adventures of your life! Don’t read
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Not unlimited snorkeling -Save your money
I would give zero if I could. Worse experience ever. Was late to pick me up at hotel. You arrive at crowded docks a
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Horrible
This trip was horrible. If you like getting fired up do not do this. If you like puking then do this. The people on
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Omar and Diego made our day amazing!
My wife and I have done numerous "excursions" in Cancun and this was by far the best experience we've ever had. The
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An amazing day with a sour ending.
My husband and I went went and the trip was amazing. The guides were very nice and helpful taking pictures of you t
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Top notch!!!!!
Willy “Wonka” was a wonderful host and tour guide!! Top notch ran facility and very professional. We saw probably 3
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A great time!!
Great day! Great trip! Lots of fun! Amazing team on board! If you want a fun time that suitable for couples or for
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Off the Charts-Whale Sharks and Rays
Wow, just wow. Willie Wonka (guide) and Joseph (Captain) delivered in spades. Early in the season but they found
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You have to do this.
You NEED to swim with the whale sharks. Omar and Diego were our guides and they were spectacular. Swimming with the
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