Isla Contoy on Asterix Boat

Day tour to Isla Contoy with Isla Mujeres

The national park “Isla Contoy”, it’s located in the municipality of Isla Mujeres, state of Quintana Roo and it’s, in fact, the limit between the gulf of Mexico and the Caribean Sea.

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Contoy Island is the perfect place for a bird watching tour.

It´s decreed in 1961 during the administration of the  Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Isla Contoy like area of natural park and refuge of the national fauna. Later on, in 1986 for a federal ordinance, it was declared natural area for the protection of the species of marine turtles; also, for its geographical position, “Contoy” is the ideal refuge for a great number of birds and marine turtles in the risk of extinction.

Experience the fun of visiting three of the five islands of the Mexican Caribbean.

The adventure starts with a short tour around the island of Cancun, and then on to the picturesque port of Isla Mujeres, where you will have an opportunity to get a glimpse of the folklore of the place and have time for shopping local crafts stores. From there, we will sail to a place that few have had the privilege to discover, Isla Contoy. This virgin island, barely 5.2 miles long and only 70 feet at its narrowest point. It is located about 45 minutes north of Isla Mujeres, situated at the beginning of the second largest coral reef chain in the world. The beaches are shallow, clear, and calm, with an abundance of aquatic life that will thrill any snorkeler.

Isla Contoy is internationally recognized for its flora and fauna, especially the birds, of which more than 90 species are considered either resident or migratory.

This natural paradise is a quality tour, uniquely and exclusively for Cancun and those visiting the island aboard The Asterix vessels.
There is no more comfortable way to enjoy it.
Because of federal environmental regulations, the quantity of people that can visit Contoy is limited.

Isla Contoy tour with departures every day from Tuesday to Sunday from  PLAYA MUJERES.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast is served on board, as we set sail for Isla Mujeres.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Free time in ISLA MUJERES. You can rent a golf cart, a motorcycle, or just do some shopping.

10:35 a.m. – 11:15 a.m We sail from Isla Mujeres to IXLACHE REEF. 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Snorkeling on IXLACHE REEF. Gear and guides are included.

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Transportation from the reef to ISLA CONTOY.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free time in Contoy’s National Park. If you like, you may enjoy a relaxing tour made all the more memorable and interesting with explanations by professional bilingual guides.
We arrive to Contoy Island to develop the optional activities which are: walking by the dunes, visit to the central aviary, to rest in the manta rays beach and finally visit to the Pajareras (bird-houses) de Puerto Viejo (that last one “optional” with an additional contribution to the park of $200.00 pesos for person).

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch will be served on the island, and last chance to visit the beauty of the place.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Return to The Marina.

Isla Contoy Tour with Transportation from Cancun
Adult: $110.00 USD
Children (5 to 12 years old): $90.00 USD

Isla Contoy Tour with Transportation from Riviera Maya
Adult: $130.00 USD
Children (5 to 12 years old): $110.00 USD

Without Transportation
Adult: $100.00 USD
Children (5 to 12 years old): $80.00 USD

Infant from (from 0 to 4 years old) Free

Isla Contoy tour include
– Bilingual host
– Continental breakfast
– Tasty island buffet lunch
– Open bar all-day
– Bilingual host
– The best snorkeling, weather permitting. Gear is included

Isla Contoy tour doesn’t include:
– Dock Fee and Taxes: $ 12.00 USD per person

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Birds at Isla Contoy Ask for a Bird Watching tour at Contoy Island

Birds at Isla Contoy Ask for a Bird Watching tour at Contoy Island

Birds at Isla Contoy Ask for a Bird Watching tour at Contoy Island

Birds at Isla Contoy Ask for a Bird Watching tour at Contoy Island