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Day Trip to Contoy Island and Isla Mujeres, Snorkeling and Bird Watching Tour

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Cancun, Mexico
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

With habitat for more than 150 species of migratory birds and a pristine coral reef, Contoy Island has been a protected reserve since 1961. Explore Contoy Island with a marine biologist on a full-day snorkel and bird watching tour from Cancun that includes round-trip transport, breakfast, lunch, drinks, and equipment, with time to visit Isla Mujeres on the return trip to Cancun.
  • Full-day trip to Contoy Island
  • Snorkel and bird watch on an island reserve
  • See native wildlife in a natural environment
  • Shopping stop on Isla Mujeres
  • Round-trip hotel transfer
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Boat Round-trip to Contoy
Breakfast
Lunch & drinks
Snorkel Tour (weather permitting)
Guide
Dock fee and Ecology tax (13 USD)
Round transportation $10 usd from Cancún, $15 usd from Playa del Carmen, $20 usd From Riviera Maya

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up in the hotel lobby, depend of the hotel location the time of the pick up.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Begin with pickup at your Cancun hotel, then travel to the waterfront to board a boat for Contoy Island. Enjoy views of the coast during the hour-long trip to Contoy, and meet a marine biologist for an orientation to the island’s plants and animals.

Break for a Caribbean lunch of freshly-caught grilled fish, delivered by fisherman from a nearby island, then spend the afternoon exploring the island. Head to the beach for a swim in pristine coastal water, soak up the sun on the beach, and spot some of the manta rays that cluster along the waterline. Bird-lovers should bring their binoculars for an afternoon of spotting some of the migratory species that travel along the coast, and snorkel equipment is available for exploring the coral reef.

On the return trip to Cancun, make a short detour to Isla Mujeres, where you’ll have time to visit the small downtown shopping area before continuing to the mainland. This tour concludes with drop-off at your Cancun hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Isla Mujeres
 On the way back you will go to Isla Mujeres to enjoy a little island shopping in their picturesque “downtown” area.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The following are recommended:
  • To wear a hat
  • Bring and use Biodegradable sunblock
  • Wear a swimsuit
  • Bring a towel
  • Bring a water-resistant camera
  • Bring cash for tips, Semarnat fee, and dock fee.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ecoturismo Cancun y Cancun Playa Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Trip to Contoy Island and Isla Mujeres, Snorkeling and Bird Watching Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to Contoy Island and Isla Mujeres, Snorkeling and Bird Watching Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Day Trip to Contoy Island and Isla Mujeres, Snorkeling and Bird Watching Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip to Contoy Island and Isla Mujeres, Snorkeling and Bird Watching Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Day Trip to Contoy Island and Isla Mujeres, Snorkeling and Bird Watching Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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Very Little "Bird Watching"
Voyager01334546555
, Mar 2019
We thought from the description and title that we combine two things we like to do. From the description one would expect more than 15 minutes to see nesting Frigate Birds. We were also told that access to most of the island was restricted and that there was an age limit for snorkeling. So the whole trip was a complete waste of time. If you go for snorkeling and are under 60 this might be a great tour. But don't expect any bird watching.
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We started the day being picked up...
Steve S
, May 2018
We started the day being picked up in an air-conditioned van and delivered to the port. There was a small selection of free breakfast items there, such as fruit, croissants, and juice. Be aware that you will have to pay 10 cash per person or the equivalent in pesos at the port that is not included in your tour package price. After we boarded the boat and got under way, the crew did introductions and we all signed a log so that we could visit Isla Contoy. They did announcements in English, Spanish, French, and Italian. We were given snorkeling instructions as we cruised out to the reef. Only strong swimmers were allowed to swim out to the reef because it is quite a distance and the currents are strong. However, for the rest of us we were able to swim and snorkel around the boat and see plenty of fish. Everyone was required to wear a life jacket around their waist. Back on the boat, we took the boat trip to Isla Contoy which I believe was about 45 minutes. The crew offered us lots of alcoholic beverages as well as water and soda. If you like to drink, there was a lot of alcohol available throughout the trip. Isla Contoy was unbelievably gorgeous and they limit the number of people allowed on the island. There were only about 50 of us there. We had about an hour and a half to swim or explore the island before lunch. I brought my own mask and snorkel with me and saw several barracuda and a sting ray. The water was so clear you could also see the fish from shore or on the pier. Lunch was fantastic and included fish, chicken, and yummy sides. It was one of our favorite meals on vacation. After lunch, you could either take a guided tour or return to the beach to swim. There were also plenty of palm trees if you preferred a nap in the shade. The guide, Alexis, was very knowledgeable about the island and the wildlife there. He was able to answer all of our questions and kept the tour interesting. I think we were on the island for about 4 hours. We chose to change into regular clothes before we left. There is no water on the island, but the crew washed our feet off as we got back on the boat. We then took another 45 minute boat ride to the island of Isla Mujeres. I wasn't too excited about that, but if you are looking for a safe place to shop other given the travel warnings, then this is your opportunity. We spent an hour there, which gave us time to walk around a bit and get some ice cream. The boat trip back to Cancun was a great time as the crew dressed in costumes and danced to music the whole way. They were amazing and we decided to tip them 10 from each of us because they worked so hard. I would definitely recommend this tour!
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The crew of the ship was a hoot and...
Margaret B
, Apr 2018
The crew of the ship was a hoot and just great with there talent and attention. The nature guides were also quite good. The snorkeling bit was much too chaotic and rushed for me and I chose not to participate. Contoy Island was beautiful in all ways. The contrast of Isla Mujeres was stark to say the least.
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The guides and boat crew were...
lfbeierbach
, Dec 2017
The guides and boat crew were fantastic. They were very entertaining while being efficient with drinks and lunch was excellent. Lots of excellent info given with ample time to lay back on the beautiful private beach and have a siesta after lunch. Beautiful island to observe the wildlife. Saw many birds, lizards, hermit crabs and a beautiful snake. Definitely recommend this to any nature lover. Then visited beautiful but busy Isla Mujeres with time to shop and have a cafe latte.
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Nigdy więcej
Compass29277734879
, Jan 2019
Wycieczka nie odbyła się .Zmarnowane 2 dni urlopu,bo najpierw przełożyli następny dzień , potem w ogóle się nie odezwali.Bardzo trudny kontakt z agencją.Mam nadzieję, że uda się odzyskać pieniądze.Nie polecam!
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