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Isla Mujeres Tours and Activities

Take an Isla Mujeres tour from Cancun and enjoy a boat trip across the Bay of Mujeres to explore a beautiful island in the Mexican Caribbean. Your Isla Mujeres day trip can include open bar, buffet lunch in a private beach club and adventures like snorkeling, shopping in the colorful town center and a visit to the famous beach at Playa Norte, named one of the best beaches in Mexico by Trip Advisor!

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Just a short ride on the ferry or a fun cruise on a catamaran and you’ll find yourself on this beautiful Caribbean island. With turquoise waters and a laid-back pace, a tour to Isla Mujeres is the ideal way to leave stress behind and discover another facet of the Mexican Caribbean. 

How do I get the Isla?

In Cancun you can simply take the ferry from El Embarcadero, located at km 4 of the hotel zone beside the Teatro de Cancun or you may choose to take the ferry from the Gran Puerto maritime terminal in Puerto Juarez (this option is convenient for those staying in the Playa Mujeres hotels).  

For a lot more fun and convenience, we recommend a tour that provides all you need for a day full of island adventures, boat ride, delicious food, refreshing drinks and lots of other activities.

A tour to Isla Mujeres from Cancun is the ideal way to enjoy this tropical paradise to the max! 

What are the top things to do in the Islan?

Enjoy an Isla Mujeres dolphin swim with the whole family or embark on a party cruise with all inclusive catamaran tour ! We recommend a visit to the incredible Garrafon Park with its endless aquatic activities and breathtaking views. 

Snorkeling is a must, crystal-clear waters, tropical fish and impressive coral formations make it a favourite island activity. No experience necessary to enjoy snorkel tours, with life jackets and expert guides you’ll be an expert in no time! 

Stroll along the vibrant streets in the town center of the Islan, rent a golf cart to explore, soak up the sun on Playa Norte or visit the turtle farm, these are just a few of the incredible things to do here! 

Many of these activities are included in our tours, contact us today for details!

What is there to see and do in downtown?

We always recommend to travelers that they visit vibrant downtown Isla Mujeres. Along narrow streets lined with colorful houses you’ll find the local artisans creating and selling their wares. You can shop for authentic souvenirs to bring home or pick up a few things that will add to your day trip. Explore downtown while sipping on a freshly opened cold coconut, a delicious coffee or an ice cream treat made by hand! 

Relax! All our Isla Mujeres tours include free time in downtown . 

Should I rent a golf cart?

Renting a golf cart is a super fun experience! If you have enough time, you can explore the island from end to end, observe the daily life of the island residents, discover spectacular sights and take lots of photos and video! There are various golf cart rental companies on Isla Mujeres, most of them right in front of the ferry pier. We recommend you compare prices and contract conditions before deciding on the rental company of  golf cart rentals near of the Excellence Playa Mujeres Hotel whti the blue water and turquoise sea

Reserve our Isla Mujeres Pleasure tour and you’ll have two full hours to rent a golf cart and explore the island! 

What’s the best beach on Isla Mujeres?

You must visit Playa Norte! Also known by some travelers as North Beach , it has been voted one of the best beaches in the world by Trip Advisor! A long stretch of soft white sand and tropical Isla Mujeres beach clubs, you’ll enjoy music, refreshing cocktails, lounge chairs and umbrellas. You can also just lay down your beach towel and relax under the sun to the sound of the gently lapping waves with dips in the crystal-clear waters to refresh. The ocean at Playa Norte is super shallow, you can walk far out to sea in water that only reaches your waist! Getting to Playa Norte is easy, it’s just a few short blocks from the main ferry dock.

Almost all of our tours include free time to visit the beach, but only the Isla Mujeres Pleasure tour gives you a full two hours! 

Can you swim with dolphins in the island?

Of course! Dolphin Discovery has incredible facilities with pools, kid’s area, kayak, delicious lunch buffet, open bar and a bike tour to the Isla Mujeres turtle farm! All of that in addition to swimming with dolphins, sea lions and manatees! Your dolphin swim will teach you all about the magnificent bottlenose dolphin, you’ll watch them jump, dance, sing and twirl, you will touch them and enjoy many interactions with them in the water! The program options range from the basic Dolphin Encounter Isla Mujeres to the most complete Sealife Discovery Plus which has it ALL! 

Reserve your  Dolphin Swim Adventure , an intermediate program for less than the price of the basic encounter! 

What is there to do at Garrafon Park?

Garrafon Park  is located at the southern end of the island, set upon a sloping cliff which gives unparalleled views of the Mexican Caribbean Sea and the hotel zone of Cancun. At Garrafon Island you’ll enjoy a perfect tropical island day with zero stress, this Cancun theme park is all-inclusive fun! Snorkel, kayak, float in the infinity pool and savor the delicious lunch buffet and open bar. For an extra fee, you can fly over the sea on one of the most incredible ziplines in the area! 

If you love all-inclusive adventures, hammocks under a palm tree and refreshing tropical cocktails, Garrafon Park is just for you!

How do you choose a catamaran tour?

Enjoying a sail on a  catamaran is a MUST DO Cancun activity that everyone dreams of, but there are so many options! What are the differences between the various catamaran tours? If you are looking for the most economic option, you can’t beat the Samba Essential tour or Isla Mujeres Escape , just keep in mind that these do not include snorkeling or drinks at the beach club . With the Isla Mujeres Escape , in addition to snorkeling and open bar all day long, you’ll fly on the spinnaker over the sea (weather permitting). The catamaran tour with the perfect blend of quality and price is the Pleasure Tour which includes continental breakfast and drinks on board, snorkel, lunch buffet and drinks at the Dolphin Discovery beach club and a full two hours to explore the beach and downtown! There are other Cancun boat tours with private transfer to discover

Live a day full of exotic tropical fun with a catamaran excursion from Cancun to Isla Mujeres ! 

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While vacationing or road tripping in the Yucatan Peninsula, a day trip to Isla Mujeres is one of the most rewarding extensions you can add to your travel itinerary. This small island is accessible via a short boat ride from Cancun and is rich in sights and activities to fill a day. 

Translating into ‘Island of Women’, Isla Mujeres was named in honor of Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility, medicine, water, and the moon. Ixchel is also associated with happiness which explains why this tropical haven is such a joy for solo explorers, couples, and families alike.

Getting to and from Isla Mujeres and navigating your way around the island is a piece of cake once you have all the correct information to plan your visit. That is exactly where this blog post comes into the picture to help!

The following guide is going to tell you everything you need to know in order to plan the perfect day trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun including how to get there, what to do, and where to eat on the island.

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Day Trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun: Everything You Need to Know

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Reasons to Take a Day Trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun

In a region blessed with so many incredible sights and attractions, you’re probably wondering whether it’s worth visiting Isla Mujeres. Let me help you make up your mind. 

First and foremost, Isla Mujeres is overflowing with beautiful nature while the laid-back atmosphere offers an attractive contrast to the busier hub of Cancun.

During your day trip to Isla Mujeres, you can look forward to lounging on pristine beaches, snorkeling in coral-filled waters, wandering past palm trees, and checking out heritage buildings. 

Secondly, the island is small enough that you can explore it in its entirety without needing to plan an overnight. However, if you do have more time on your hands then you can always choose to stay for a couple of nights at one of the resorts or guest houses.

But if you are traveling with a limited timeframe or as part of a Yucatan Peninsula road trip then a day trip from Cancun to Isla Mujeres is the far more logical option. 

Last but not least, Isla Mujeres is accessible via a short boat trip from Cancun, and overall getting there is a straightforward affair once you’ve got all the right information at your fingertips. This makes it one of the easiest day trips from Cancun.

Punta Sur on Isla Mujeres

How to Get to Isla Mujeres from Cancun

Option a: ferry ride with ultramar.

Isla Mujeres is located around 13 kilometers (8.1 miles) of the Yucatan Peninsula coastline and is accessible via a short ferry ride from Cancun.

Boats operated by Ultramar depart from Gran Puerto Cancun in Puerto Juarez and take 15 minutes to reach the island. The pier is a 10-minute drive from downtown Cancun.

In case you arrive with your rental car, there is a multi-story parking house as well as a small parking lot near the ferry. Parking costs 25 MXN (1.2 USD) per hour or 150 MXN (7.4 USD) for a full day.

Ferries to Isla Mujeres start at 5 am and run every half hour until 9.30 pm. The final two crossings are scheduled for 10.30 pm and 11:30 pm. For your return journey, boats depart every half hour from 5.30 am until 9.30 pm after which they are scheduled for 10 pm, 11 pm, and 12 am.

A single fare costs 240 MXN (11.8 USD) while a return ticket is 450 MXN (22.2 USD).

If you are starting your Isla Mujeres day trip from the Hotel Zone (Zona Hotelera) then the drive to the pier will take between 15 and 40 minutes depending on which part of the island your hotel is situated on. 

Alternatively, you can take a boat from one of the three jetties located in the Hotel Zone but crossings are less frequent and cost slightly more. You can check the schedule for each of these piers on the Ultramar website. 

Ultamar ferry to Isla Mujeres

Option B: Booking a guided tour

In case you don’t feel like planning your whole day trip to Isla Mujeres by yourself, you’ll be pleased to know that there are tons of guided tours from Cancun and Riviera Maya to Isla Mujeres.

The most popular option is taking a full-day Catamaran tour to Isla Mujeres . This excursion includes an open bar with drinks and a delicious buffet lunch as well as transportation from and to your hotel, snorkeling at a coral reef park, and visiting the beaches on Isla Mujeres.

If you’re short on time, this half-day whale shark snorkel tour is also a great option. During the tour, you can enjoy complimentary food and beverages, snorkel with whale sharks then have a delicious lunch at Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres.

Last but not least, you can also book an Isla Mujeres sunset cruise . This one doesn’t include any snorkeling but in exchange, you can swim in Playa Norte, walk through the colorful streets of downtown Isla Mujeres and witness a spectacular sunset over the Caribbean Sea.

Turtle Sanctuary Isla Mujeres

How to Get Around Isla Mujeres 

It is possible to take your rental car to Isla Mujeres. However, as the island only registers 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) in length, it really isn’t necessary for your day trip to Isla Mujeres.

The best way to get around the island is by hiring either a bicycle, scooter, or golf cart. All types of vehicles are readily available close to the ferry terminal near Playa Norte. 

Golf carts are the most popular and novel option and this is what I would recommend doing as well. For a one day hire you should expect to pay around 700-800 MXN (35-50 USD) for a two-seater. Prices tend to fluctuate during high and low seasons.

You can either look for a golf cart rental when you arrive at the island or you can rent directly with Ultamar when you board the ferry. In this case, you can pay when boarding the ferry and you can pick up the golf cart when in Isla Mujeres.

Once you have your golf cart you can comfortably traverse your way around the island and stop off at beaches and towns as you please. 

Bicycle hire is significantly cheaper and is suitable for travelers on a budget. You can expect the cost to fall around 200 MXN (10 USD) for a day rental. Bear in mind that you will get pretty hot as you cycle around the island so take a lightweight bag and plan to carry lots of water to stay hydrated. 

Scooter rentals are only available to those with experience and the correct license. If that’s applicable, then you should budget around 400 MXN (20 USD) for a full-day moped hire.

Guy in a golf cart on Isla Mujeres

Best Things to Do in Isla Mujeres 

Over to the most exciting part of my guide! Once you make it to the island, here are my tips on what to do there as part of your Isla Mujeres day trip itinerary.

Relax at Playa Norte

Playa Norte (North Beach) is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico. It occupies the northernmost point of the island and is blessed with warm shallow water and soft sand.

As the beach is within close proximity to the pier (a 10-minute walk away) you can schedule an hour or two out of your Isla Mujeres day trip itinerary for a dip and time to soak up the sunshine.

Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres

Roam the streets of Centro

The main town on Isla Mujeres, Centro, is located at the north of the island close to the ferry port and Playa Norte. The area is buzzing with places to eat and drink as well as stock up on any essentials that you might need for your day out. For example, if you need surplus cash then you will find ATMs here.

Head over to the Parador Fotográfico for panoramic views across the Caribbean Sea which is dreamy whatever time of the day you visit. You can also wander along the promenades on the east and west side. 

Before venturing beyond Playa Norte and Centro you can seize the opportunity to swing by the Mercado Municipal where you can stock up on fresh fruits to keep your energy levels up as you explore the rest of the island. 

Colorful streets of Centro on Isla Mujeres

Take in the views from Punta Sur

Down at the southernmost point of the island, Punta Sur is a dramatic stretch of coastal cliffs with enchanting ocean views as the waves crash 20 meters (65.6 feet) below.

While you’re roaming the cliffs you can pay a visit to the Sculptural Park and the ruins of the temple dedicated to the Mayan goddess Ixchel, the patron deity of the island.

If you organize your time carefully then this is the perfect setting to catch the sunset on your Isla Mujeres day trip but it’s a magical sight to see any time of the day. Entrance to Punta Sur costs 30 MXN (1.5 USD) per person.

In case you’re feeling hungry or you’re in need of a cold drink, you can sit down at Acantilado , a small restaurant located right by the entrance of Punta Sur.

Girl in blue dress at Punta Sur on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Admire the Sea Walls Murals

In an effort to raise awareness of endangered marine species in the Yucatan Peninsula, a series of murals have been added to the island’s main center. Established street artists created the murals as a part of the worldwide initiative, Sea Walls Artists for Oceans.

Most of the murals are dotted around the Centro district and you can wander around them on foot. Bursting with color and intrigue, these artistic representations of aquatic life serve as a crucial reminder about the importance of sustainable and responsible travel.

Isla Mujeres used to be home for a Turtle sanctuary as well but sadly they closed their doors in September 2021. Despite them being featured in most Isla Mujeres guides, unfortunately visiting the turtle farm is no longer an option.

Go Snorkeling or Scuba Diving

The crystal clear water off Isla Mujeres makes it one of the best snorkeling and scuba diving destinations in Mexico. This is where you will find the Underwater Museum of Art (Museo Subacuático de Arte, or MUSA), a collection of around 500 sculptures created by the British artist Jason deCaires Taylor.

The installation is accessible via snorkeling but if you want to swim closer to the statues and are open water qualified then you will want to book a scuba diving excursion instead. 

Underwater Museum of Art Isla Mujeres

Visit Crayola House

Make a quick pit stop at this funky house in the Meteorológico neighborhood which is painted in all the colors of the rainbow. It isn’t possible to go inside but you can stop outside and take a quick photo as you head south.

You can coincide your stop here with a visit to the nearby Isla Mujeres Sea Glass Gallery if you fancy picking up a quirky souvenir from your Isla Mujeres day trip.

Swim with Whale Sharks

During the summer months, the warm water off the coast of Isla Mujeres attracts whale sharks to linger. As they favor a solitary lifestyle, having the opportunity to see them in volume is a unique experience.

These docile giants are the world’s largest fish and can reach lengths of 46 feet (14 meters) and weigh up to 15 tons. Whale sharks are filter-feeders, swimming with their wide mouths open, collecting plankton algae, krill, and sometimes small squid or small fish.

It is only possible to swim with the gentle creatures between May and September. It is not permitted to scuba dive alongside them (only snorkel) and you must respect a boundary of at least two meters.

In terms of the cost, you should expect to pay 2,520 MXN (125 USD) for the experience as determined by the Mexican government. If a tour agency charges less than the specified rate then they might not be legitimate.

Note that it is also possible to arrange this activity from your base in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and other popular Mexican resort towns. That means you can always plan this excursion for another day and keep your Isla Mujeres day trip itinerary focused on the island itself. 

If you’re interested in this activity, check out this top-rated swimming with whale sharks experience ! With this tour, whale shark sighting is guaranteed from early June to mid-September (or you’ll get a refund!) and professional guides will help you find the best possible views of the whale sharks.

Whale shark on Isla Mujeres

Volunteer at Isla Animals

Located in the heart of the island, Isla Animals is another option for animal-loving travelers! This sanctuary sterilizes the stray dogs and cats on the island and pledges to find each animal a forever home.

As a tourist, you can pay a visit to the shelter and offer to take one of the resident dogs for a walk. This is free and works on a casual basis so you can just turn up at the center as suits your schedule. One of the volunteer coordinators will brief you on what to expect and set you up with one of their dogs. 

Visit Isla Contoy

Visiting the nearby Isla Contoy is one more activity that is trickier if you’re planning a day trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun yet is ideal for a longer stay so I’ll mention it in case you’re considering staying for a night or two.

Accessible via a one-hour boat ride, Isla Contoy is a national park and home to a bird refuge. Most tours include a couple of stops for snorkeling throughout the day as well as the opportunity to try your hand at fishing from the boat.

If you’re set on visiting both islands in one day, it’s best to book an Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres day trip that takes care of all the transportation issues and lets you enjoy your time to the fullest.

White sandy beach on Isla Contoy, Mexico

Where to Eat in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is the setting of all manner of places to eat ranging from sleek restaurants to cool beach clubs and local taquerias. These are my recommendations for where to eat during your day trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun.

  • Café Mogagua : Start your exploration of the island with a coffee from this lovely cafe. Besides excellent coffees, Café Mogagua also excels at breakfast and brunch with a menu that spans everything from pancakes and bagels to the classic Mexican breakfast and any style of eggs. 
  • Lola Valentina : Set in the heart of Centro, Lola Valentina is famous for its creative Mexican and Caribbean meals, as well as their trendy swings at the bar. They also offer plenty of vegan and gluten free options.
  • Mango Cafe : Said to be the best breakfast spot on Isla Mujeres, Mango Cafe definitely does not disappoint. The cafe has a cozy and friendly atmosphere and their Coconut French Toast is seriously to die for!
  • Mar-Bella Fish Market and Raw Bar : Located on the west coast, the Marbella Fish Market and Raw Bar is a beachfront setting where you can indulge in all varieties of seafood fresh from the ocean with a glass of wine while you watch the sun sink on the horizon. 
  • Taqueria El Cachirul : This low key, friendly taqueria serves wholesome and flavorsome tacos at a wallet-friendly price and is perfect for hungry travelers on a budget planning a day trip to Isla Mujeres.
  • Madera Food and Art : Situated on the east side of the island, Madera tempts with burgers and rice bowls alongside light bites. Even if you eat elsewhere, this is a great spot for grabbing a refreshing cocktail. 
  • Acantilado : The most southerly restaurant on my list is located close to Punta Sur. The menu is diverse and covers seafood, burgers, salads, and traditional Mexican fare. The partially open restaurant offers a stunning view of the surrounding cliffs and ocean.  

Interior of Mango Cafe on Isla Mujeres

What to Pack for Isla Mujeres

When it comes to packing for your day trip from Cancun to Isla Mujeres, the following items are essential. 

  • Sunscreen: Pack a high factor sunscreen to protect your skin from the intense Caribbean sun. If you intend on swimming or snorkeling then you need to pack biodegradable sunscreen that will not damage the corals or interfere with the aquatic life.
  • Hats and sunglasses: Protecting yourself from the harsh sun is really important when taking a day trip to Isla Mujeres. You will appreciate a having a pair of sunglasses and a sunhat for the hottest points of the day as well. 
  • Mosquito repellent: If you intend on staying until the evening then you will benefit from bug repellent in time for when the local mosquitoes appear at dusk time. 
  • Swimsuit: Another essential if you intend on jumping into the gorgeous turquoise water! For instance, I love this ruffle yellow swimsuit and this classic one piece in white .
  • Beach towel: Beach towels and deckchairs are available for hire on the island beaches however if you want to save some money during your Isla Mujeres day trip then it’s worth carrying your own towel. I recommend bringing a microfiber towel as it dries quickly and occupies minimal space.
  • Snorkel mask and fins: Again, it is possible to hire snorkeling gear while on the island. But if you have your own set (or have already hired one from your hotel in Cancun) then you can make a saving. 
  • Comfortable shoes: You will be on your feet a lot during your one day in Isla Mujeres so it is important to wear comfortable sneakers or walking sandals that will not hinder you. It’s also worth packing water shoes if you plan to spend lots of time in the water.
  • Splash proof bag: This ALOHA Collection Day Bag is perfect for holding all your essential items for your day trip to Isla Mujeres and it’s also splash proof so it works perfect on the beach as well. If you’re interested in snorkeling or diving, you might want to bring a dry bag as well.

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Thinking of visiting Isla Mujeres during your stay in Cancun? The easiest and most fun way to visit the island is to join one of the Isla Mujeres tours from Cancun.

Isla Mujeres is an idyllic island a short distance off the Mexican coast. It offers visitors a laid-back vibe, fantastic shopping, Mayan ruins, incredible snorkelling locations and one of the best beaches in Mexico, Playa Norte . Plus, it is only a 30-minute boat ride . 

If you are looking for a Cancun Isla Mujeres tour, you are sure to find your perfect trip from the recommendations in this article.

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Isla Mujeres Tours From Cancun At A Glance

Most Isla Mujeres tours from Cancun include snorkelling.

Isla Mujeres tours from Cancun last either all day or half a day (4 – 5 hours). All tours include a return boat crossing, and most tours include lunch, drinks, free cancellation (with conditions), and snorkelling stops with the use of snorkelling equipment. 

Some tours offer transportation to and from your hotel and additional activities , such as a salsa lesson or a golf cart ride on the island. Always check what is included or excluded in your tour and how long you will spend in each location.

Before booking the best Isla Mujeres tour Cancun has for you, it is important to decide what you want to get out of the trip.

Do you want to spend most of your time on the island, or do you want to visit other locations during your day trip? Would you prefer a relaxing, leisurely sail with a small group or a vibrant party boat with a large group ? 

Making the right choice of the Isla Mujeres boat tours on offer is essential to your enjoyment of your day. Once you have decided on your preferences, you will be able to source the right tour for you.   

TOP PICK Of Tours To Isla Mujeres From Cancun

#1 isla mujeres catamaran tour with snorkeling at musa, buffet lunch & open bar.

Cancun Isla Mujeres tour

WHY BOOK THIS TOUR?

This Isla Mujeres Cancun tour lasts around 7 – 8 hours . It is my pick of all the Isla Mujeres tours from Cancun, as it includes the best that Isla Mujeres has to offer –  with the added bonus of a fun, brilliant crew!

Plus, it allows free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance and has a maximum group number of just 16 people. 

WHAT’S PROVIDED?

The bi-lingual catamaran tour departs from the dock next to the Cancun Bay Hotel. From here, you will travel across the Caribbean to MUSA (the underwater art museum), enjoying a complimentary open bar during the one-hour crossing. 

At MUSA, you will be fitted with your snorkelling equipment and receive safety instructions before spending 35 – 60 minutes snorkelling around this otherworldly and unique underwater art gallery. 

You will then travel onwards to Isla Mujeres, where you can relax at a beach club before enjoying a freshly cooked buffet lunch. 

After lunch, you can choose to relax on Playa Norte , go shopping for souvenirs or explore the island. You can enjoy four hours on the island on this Isla Mujeres day trip. 

The varied itinerary and included features make this one of the best Isla Mujeres tours Cancun has to offer. 

Book this tour at the best rate here!

Isla Mujeres MUSA

Boat Tours From Cancun To Isla Mujeres

The following recommended Isla Mujeres tours from Cancun include snorkelling on a tropical reef and free time on Isla Mujeres to relax and to explore. 

However, the focus on these Isla Mujeres trips is as much on the journey as it is on the destination. Each of the following Isla Mujeres day trips from Cancun offers a relaxing and scenic sail across the sea on a catamaran . 

In my experience, Cancun boat tours that involve sailing on a catamaran add an extra special element to day trips from Cancun.

#2 Isla Mujeres Catamaran With Snorkel, Open Bar & Buffet Lunch

Isla Mujeres tour from Cancun

WHY BOOK THIS TOUR

This seven-hour tour includes snorkelling and time for exploring Isla Mujeres. This is one of the largest catamaran cruises Cancun has to offer (it can host a maximum of 70 guests ) and is best for people who don’t mind large groups. 

However, the large group size is reflected in the low tour price , so it is a good option for anyone travelling on a tight budget.  

WHAT’S PROVIDED

After setting sail on the luxury catamaran, you can enjoy an open bar whilst crossing the sea to your first snorkelling stop at a protected coral reef . You will snorkel amongst the tropical fish for around one hour before heading to Isla Mujeres and a buffet lunch on the beach. 

After lunch, you will have two hours to spend on Isla Mujeres, either exploring, shopping, or just lazing under a palm tree before sailing back to Cancun.

#3 Isla Mujeres Sailing Adventure From Cancun

tours from Cancun to Isla Mujeres

The tour starts at a family-friendly time of 10 am and lasts approximately seven hours . It is one of the more intimate Cancun sailing catamarans, with a maximum of 20 people on board. 

This tour does not offer free cancellation but will provide another tour should the tour be cancelled due to bad weather. 

Enjoy a leisurely sail along the Cancun coastline before crossing the Caribbean to Isla Mujeres. On route, join the crew in a guided snorkel on a protected reef before arriving at the island for lunch at a local beach club . 

After lunch, you have free time to explore the island before sailing back to Cancun. 

#4 Catamaran Isla Mujeres From Cancun

tours from Cancun to Isla Mujeres

If you want one of the best party trips on a catamaran Cancun has to offer, this tour is for you. 

The seven-hour tour hosts a maximum of 35 passengers and offers free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour. 

You will enjoy a scenic sail on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean to Isla Mujeres, stopping at a coral reef en route for snorkelling.

After lunch at a local beach club, you will have free time to explore the island before sailing back to Cancun. The entire trip will last around seven hours.  

Snorkeling Trips To Isla Mujeres From Cancun

If snorkelling is higher on your agenda than shopping or sightseeing, you need to find a tour that offers at least one of the best snorkelling spots around the island. 

The following recommendations are the best Isla Mujeres snorkelling tours available from Cancun.

#5 Isla Contoy And Isla Mujeres Tour With Snorkeling From Cancun

Isla Contoy

This full-day trip from Cancun is perfect for birdwatchers as it also visits Isla Contoy , which is considered to be the most important bird sanctuary on the Caribbean coastline. 

Isla Contoy measures just 8 kilometres long and has been a protected nature reserve since 1961. It gained National Park status in 1998. 

Isla Contoy is beautiful, but I highly recommend packing mosquito repellent for the mosquitos.

After a breakfast snack at the marina, you will board a high-speed catamaran for the crossing to Isla Contoy. 

On Isla Contoy, you can join a boat trip, explore some of the tiny island’s nature trails or snorkel on the coral reef before enjoying an outdoor buffet lunch . 

You will then continue to Isla Mujeres for some free time exploring, snorkelling or shopping before returning to Cancun.  

#6 Snorkeling And Catamaran Sightseeing Tour To Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres trip from Cancun

This highly-rated tour offers hotel pick-ups and free cancellation up to 24 hours before departure. 

The tour has a party vibe , so if you don’t like drinking and loud music, this Cancun to Isla Mujeres day trip is not for you. If you do, it’s perfect!

The tour departs from the marina opposite the Hotel Riu Palace and sails on a catamaran through the Nichupte Lagoon, a journey of around 40 minutes. 

You will then stop at Maya Reef for around one hour to snorkel amongst the coral and tropical fish before arriving at Isla Mujeres. 

After lunch at a beach club , you will have 1.5 hours to explore the island before setting sail back to Cancun. 

#7 Isla Mujeres Snorkeling Full Experience From Cancun

day trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun

This Isla Mujeres day trip from Cancun offers free cancellation up to 24 hours before departure and optional hotel pick-ups . There are a maximum of 30 guests on this tour.

After setting sail from Cancun on a double-decker trimaran , you will cross the Caribbean before stopping at a coral reef for snorkelling . You must be a confident swimmer, as you can expect depths of up to nine metres. 

You will then continue to Isla Mujeres for lunch at a beach club , after which you will have a few free hours to explore the island before sailing back to Cancun. 

#8 Excursion Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres From Cancun

Isla Mujeres day trips from Cancun

This eco-conscious tour asks guests to use reef-safe sunscreen and biodegradable mosquito repellent. The tour is up to eight hours long and accepts a maximum of 50 guests. 

The trip starts with a sail to Isla Contoy , where you will spend several hours swimming, hiking, birdwatching or snorkelling . 

After a buffet lunch, you will continue to Isla Mujeres , where you will have around one hour for sightseeing before returning to Cancun.

Sunset Trips To Isla Mujeres From Cancun

The crossing from Cancun to Isla Mujeres is short – the high-speed Cancun Isla Mujeres ferry does the crossing in just 30 minutes – so if you are restricted on time, it is possible to make shorter trips to the island. 

Several tour operators offer half-day Isla Mujeres trips from Cancun and even sunset tours. You can visit Isla Mujeres from Cancun but still have time in your day for other Cancun attractions. 

The following tours to Isla Mujeres from Cancun offer afternoon departures with evening returns so you can experience the Caribbean at cooler times and with stunning sunset and dusk colours. 

#9 Isla Mujeres Sunset Cruise And Tour From Cancun

Isla Mujeres snorkeling tour from Cancun

This four-hour Isla Mujeres trip from Cancun departs Cancun at 4 pm , so you will have plenty of time in your day for other activities.

There is live music on board this party board, and the crew has excellent customer service. 

This highly-rated tour travels directly to Isla Mujeres, where you will spend three hours sightseeing , swimming at Playa Norte or shopping . 

Don’t miss the sunset at Playa Norte before boarding the boat back to Cancun.  

#10 Sunset Catamaran Isla Mujeres From Cancún

catamaran Cancun to Isla Mujeres

This six-hour evening tour from Cancun to Isla Mujeres offers free cancellation 24 hours before the trip and has a maximum of 50 guests on board. 

The boat heads directly to Isla Mujeres, where you will have around five hours to explore the island before boarding the boat to return to Cancun. 

If spending time on Isla Mujeres is a priority for you, this trip is a great option. 

#11 Catamaran Sunset Cruise To Isla Mujeres From Cancun

Cancun sailing Isla Mujeres tour

This five-hour tour to Isla Mujeres includes a guided walking tour on the island, so if you are a solo traveller, this tour is ideal for you. It offers free cancellation and has a maximum of 50 guests. 

This tour departs from Punta Sam and travels to Isla Mujeres in around 30 minutes. 

Upon arrival, you can either join the guide for a walking tour or explore on your own for two hours.  

You will then meet up on Playa Norte for two hours of swimming and snorkelling before travelling back to Cancun at sunset. 

Party Tours Isla Mujeres Cancun

Cancun is known as a party destination, so it is easy to find Isla Mujeres tours from Cancun that offer a party atmosphere . 

Party tours from Cancun to Isla Mujeres are lots of fun and are a great way to meet new people. 

However, these Isla Mujeres Cancun tours usually involve large groups, unlimited drinks and loud pumping music so if you don’t like these things, choose an alternative tour from the list above. 

#12 Snorkeling And Dancing Catamaran Cruise

Cancun sailing Isla Mujeres

This 7- 8 hour tour features live music , dancing, snorkelling and sightseeing . It is a fun-packed day trip from Cancun to Isla Mujeres, which also offers alternative activities for non-swimmers. 

After boarding the boat, you will receive a continental breakfast whilst leaving Cancun. The first stop of the day is El Meco Reef, where you will make three different stops. If you don’t want to snorkel or swim, you can stay on the board for a salsa lesson or enjoy the boat’s water slide . 

After a buffet lunch, you will arrive at Isla Mujeres. If you have booked an all-inclusive tour, you can join a golf cart tour of the island and spend time relaxing on Playa Norte before returning to Cancun. 

#13 Party On Sailing Cruise To Isla Mujeres From Cancun

Cancun sailing tour Isla Mujeres

This eight-hour day trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun is for adults only and is guaranteed to be a party! It offers free cancellation and has a maximum of 100 guests. 

The open bar and live entertainment start as soon as the boat departs Cancun . The first stop is for snorkelling on a coral reef , after which you will enjoy a buffet lunch at an Isla Mujeres beach club . 

After lunch, you will have around 1.5 hours to explore the island or soak up the sun on Playa Norte before boarding the boat and partying your way back to Cancun. 

#14 Catamaran Party Cancun To Isla Mujeres

tour Isla Mujeres Cancun

If you are travelling on a budget, this tour is surprisingly good value for money . It offers free cancellation and has a maximum of 60 guests. 

After departing Cancun, the catamaran sails to MUSA, where you can spend 45 – 60 minutes snorkelling over the underwater art installations. 

From MUSA, you travel to Isla Mujeres for a buffet lunch . You will have around three hours to explore the island before heading back to Cancun. 

#15 Isla Mujeres Tour In Catamaran! From Cancun

day trip Isla Mujeres

The tour uses a stunning sailing catamaran and lasts around eight hours . 

This day trip to Isla Mujeres makes its first stop at El Meco Nature Reserve for guests to swim and snorkel on the coral reef. 

You will then travel to Isla Mujeres for lunch at a beach club . After lunch, you can either stay at the beach club or explore the island for a few hours before departing for Cancun. 

What To Pack For Your Isla Mujeres Tour From Cancun

Make sure you pack cool, quick-drying clothes , a towel or sarong, flip flops or water shoes and your swim gear for your Cancun to Isla Mujeres tour. Don’t forget your sunglasses and a close-fitting sun hat that won’t blow off your head. 

You will not need snorkelling equipment as all the tours in this article include equipment as part of their tours however, if you wish to bring your own gear, you can. 

If you are doing a sunset or evening tour, it is worth packing a shirt or a light sweater for the cooler evening temperatures. 

It is important to pack effective mosquito repellent if you are visiting Isla Contoy .

A high-factor sunscreen is also essential. You will get a lot of sun exposure on boat trips from Cancun to Isla Mujeres, especially if you are snorkelling.  

Make sure you pack reef-safe screens to protect the Riviera Maya’s vulnerable coral reefs; in fact, some tours will only allow reef-safe sunscreens on their boat. For extra protection – particularly for children – pack a UV swim top. 

And of course, don’t forget your camera to capture the views and the fun! 

Isla Mujeres Tours From Cancun: FAQ

Is a day trip to isla mujeres worth it.

If you are wondering – is Isla Mujeres worth a day trip, then the answer is yes, it is. The small island boasts one of Mexico’s best beaches and offers incredible and unique snorkelling. 

The Isla Mujeres tours from Cancun are a great introduction to the island, and if you spend a few hours on Isla Mujeres, you will get to see most of its major attractions. 

Is one day enough for Isla Mujeres?

One day is enough to get a flavour of the island, and as boat trips or the ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres only take around 30 minutes, you will have lots of time to spend on the island. 

You could snorkel at MUSA in the morning, followed by a sunbathe on Playa Norte. Spend an hour shopping before grabbing lunch and exploring the rest of the island in the afternoon.

Isla Mujeres is only eight kilometres long and 650 meters wide, and to drive the whole island in a golf cart takes around two hours. You will be able to fit a lot into one day. 

Is there much to do on Isla Mujeres?

Isla Mujeres offers something for everyone. You can sunbathe on white sand beaches, snorkel in MUSA (the underwater sculpture park), go snorkelling on a coral reef or visit ancient Mayan ruins.

If that doesn’t keep you busy enough, you can go deep-sea fishing, kayaking or join a dolphin and whale spotting trip. If you are visiting in July and August, you can join one of the Isla Mujeres whale shark tours. 

Alternatively, shop for locally made souvenirs or party the night away in a local bar. Most people spend a day on the island, but you could easily spend a week here and not get bored. 

What is the best month to visit Isla Mujeres?

The best months to visit Isla Mujeres are from January to April. The island will be busy with tourists, but you will enjoy the best weather conditions. 

If you are visiting Isla Mujeres to see whale sharks, the best months are July and August. 

Why is Isla Mujeres popular?

You will know why the ‘island of women’ is popular as soon as you see it!

Apart from its pristine beaches and scenic landscapes, Isla Mujeres offers world-class snorkelling and memorable animal encounters. 

Plus, its laid-back vibe is contagious, and many visitors fall in love with the island after visiting for just one day. 

Isla Mujeres Tours From Cancun Final Word

If you are staying in Cancun, visiting Isla Mujeres is a must-do trip. It is one of the best – and easiest – day trips in Cancun. 

After a short 30-minute sea crossing, you can explore the tiny island on foot or by golf cart and will enjoy a very different experience to busy, bustling Cancun. 

Isla Mujeres has so much to offer – so don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit! 

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There is a common saying amongst Cancun’s inhabitants that goes “There is no way to have a bad time in Isla Mujeres”, and that’s because this paradisiacal island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Dozens of yachts, catamarans, and ferries cross every day from Cancun to Isla Mujeres, and in addition to its beaches, its charming streets full of handicraft shops, as well as open-air bars and restaurants make Isla Mujeres a very special place. Walking through these streets is something you must not miss.

Sail Away to Isla Mujeres Tour

Sail Away to Isla Mujeres

Sail to Isla Mujeres on a stylish catamaran from Cancun. Enjoy an open bar, stunning Caribbean views, and fun activities. Discover the beauty and charm of this paradisiacal island on an unforgettable day trip.

Departs from: Cancun

Duration: 7 hours approx.

Xcaret Catamaran - Isla Mujeres Tour

Xcaret Catamaran - Isla Mujeres

Sail over the clear, turquoise waters, snorkel amidst vibrant coral reefs, and wander through the charming streets of Isla Mujeres. This tour offers one of the most enchanting ways to spend a day in the Caribbean.

Duration: Around 6 hours

Isla Mujeres Sailing Tour

Isla Mujeres Sailing Tour

If you visit Cancun don't miss out the chance to sail through the Caribbean Sea in a Catamaran and visit the paradisiac Isla Mujeres, a charming island that combines the Caribbean and Mexican styles.

Duration: 6 hours approx.

Dolphin Swim Adventure Tour

Dolphin Swim Adventure

Enjoy an unforgettable day at Isla Mujeres, a beautiful island at 20 minutes from Cancun In this program a dolphin will push you across the water surface while you ride a boogie board.

Departs from: Playa Langosta in Cancun

Duration: Half day

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Sea Life Discovery Plus

Live a magical experience in the Caribbean Sea in contact with Dolphins, Sea lions and Manatees. This is the most dynamic and complete program of all our dolphin activities.

Duration: 5-6 hours approx.

Royal Garrafon and Swim with Dolphins Tour

Royal Garrafon and Swim with Dolphins

Enjoy all that Garrafon Natural Reef Park has to offer and the unforgettable experience of swimming with the most loving marine creatures, the dolphins.

Duration: 7-8 hours approx.

Royal Garrafon Tour

Royal Garrafon

Set sail for Isla Mujeres aboard our ship and explore the islands natural beauty.

Departs from: Marina Aquatours in Cancun

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A day trip to Isla Mujeres From Cancun Mexico: 3 Ways to Visit the Beautiful Caribbean Island

Isla Mujeres aerial view.

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Planning a day trip to Isla Mujeres? In this post I will tell you the options you have to enjoy the spectacular Caribbean Island at only 30 minutes ferry from Cancun.

A day trip to Isla Mujeres is possible if you don’t have the time to spend a few days. If you do, you can read my posts on all the things you can do and where to stay in Isla Mujeres.

If you still want to go on a day trip, keep reading because in this post you will find how to get there and have a time of your life.

I live in Cancun and I have been to Isla Mujeres multiple times and in many ways. So you can trust me that I know what I am talking about 🙂

Aerial view of Isla Mujeres Playa Norte.

Isla Mujeres at a glance

Isla Mujeres is a Mexican island located right off the pristine Cancun beach at only 20 minute ferry ride.

The island, which is only 5 miles long and half a mile wide, is so-called because, according to an interesting legend, the prehispanic population would leave women-shaped objects as offering to Ixel the fertility goddess which was thought to be living on the island.

Because of those findings, when the Spanish conquerors arrived on the island, decided to call it “island of women”, but this is just a literal translation.

The name of the island is Isla Mujeres, pure and simple. Any other variations of the name are inaccurate.

Nowadays Isla Mujeres is one of the most touristy places to visit in the Yucatan peninsula, and yet you should not miss it if you have never been, actually for the very same reason. If it’s touristy it means it’s worth checking it out.

Despite being so popular and, therefore very crowded, most of the time, there are so many interesting things to do in Isla Mujeres including a spectacular beach, and the Ixchel park, where you will find the iconic statue of the goddess, watching over the island.

I would try to stay a couple of nights in Isla Mujeres to enjoy the spectacular sunsets over the sea, something that you cannot enjoy so much in Cancun unless you go to Plaza la Isla (insider tip).

There are many great hotels and Airbnb in Isla Mujeres where to spend the night and get pampered, with spectacular views over the ocean.

However, if you have limited time and you want to see as much as you can in the Riviera Maya or the Yucatan Peninsula, it’s totally fine to go to Isla Mujeres just for the day. And you will still be able to see tons of things.

Isla Mujeres sunsset Over cancun

A day trip to Isla Mujeres: the best way to visit the beautiful island

1. isla mujeres day trip by ferry.

If you don’t like organized tours so much and prefer a DIY trip instead, this is your best option.

Isla Mujeres Ferry offers the best way to get to Isla Mujeres from Cancun, actually, the only way if you don’t choose to join an organized tour. But getting to Isla Mujeres from Cancun by ferry is super easy and very convenient for the following reasons.

✔️ The ferry schedule to Isla Mujeres is super flexible and you have a boat every 20 minutes from 6 am to 11 pm and from different departure points. To learn more and organize your trip to Isla Mujeres by ferry you should check out my dedicated post on how to get from Cancun to Isla Mujeres, which is super helpful and shows you all the timetables and departure points from Cancun to Isla Mujeres and return.

✔️ You can get to Isla Mujeres at any time but I would suggest you should get there early and stay until after sunset so you can make the most of your time on Isla Mujeres and squeeze in every drop of adventure.

Read on to learn about all the things you can do in one day in Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres if you visit on your own by ferry

✅ rent a golf cart and drive around the island.

First things first you should get yourself a golf cart so it will be easy to explore around. Golf cart rentals in Isla Mujeres are very common but there aren’t so many carts, so if you travel in the high season, or across the weekend you should consider booking one in advance.

Having said that, the island is really tiny and you can drive around and check out all the main sites in half a day, if you want, depending on what are your priorities. Golf Cart prices should be around 50 USD per day.

✅ Explore Punta Sur

Located on the very southern point of the island, hence the name, in Punta Sur, besides admiring some of the most breathtaking views, you can also see the famous statue of Ixchel, the goddess of fertility that is watching over the island like a caring mother.

Scattered around the manicured garden over the cliff, you can also enjoy some beautiful pieces of artwork. You can enjoy browsing around the small village and getting some drinks in the local restaurant Acantilado.

rugged coast with green and blue water

✅ Admire the spectacular views of the rough side of the island

On the way back from Punta Sur to town, make sure you ride along the eastern side of the island where you can find a spectacular rugged coast with a stunning view of the ocean.

There are a few small beaches but not swimmable, but very much instagrammable.

This side of the island is where you can also find the best Airbnb in Isla Mujeres with spectacular views over the ocean and great sunrises.

✅ Check out the unmissable Playa Norte

Playa Norte is one of the best beaches in Mexico. The shallow water and turquoise colors make it perfect for a long, endless swim and the white sand and spacious area are perfect to relax and chill.

You can decide whether to stay in proximity of the local beach bars which is more crowded or walk a little further and find some isolated areas all for yourself. Being very touristy this area of Mexico is quite safe.

✅ Watch the sunset from Playa del Sol

This is why I suggested taking one of the late-night ferries to go back to Cancun. Sunsets from Playa del Sol are just incredibly amazing and you should not miss one if you can.

Besides, it’s close to the ferry dock. So if you don’t want to be too late, you can just grab the first ferry to Cancun right after the sun sets, before it gets dark.

Playa Norte Isla Mujeres during sunset.

✅ Dive through the underwater museum

In the proximities of the Isla Mujeres coast, you can find a unique underwater museum .

It’s called MUSA and it is an underwater installation made of statues from different artists with the purpose of promoting sea conservation.

It’s really impressive and being in such shallow waters, you can dive there even if you are not certified.

Musa Isla Mujeres Snorkeling Tour

I have included it in this post for the sake of information but if you are in Isla Mujeres for one day I would just explore the island and maybe go for shorter snorkeling tours from the shore.

You can book this tour to the underwater museums from Cancun in one of the dive shops of your choice. It’s not necessary to be in Isla Mujeres to dive to the Musa.

However, there is one catamaran cruise from Cancun to Isla Mujeres that includes snorkeling over the MUSA. That could be another option too.

✅ Browse around the small town of Isla Mujeres

There is nothing more touristy than Isla Mujeres town but it’s also full of cute little shops and colorful cafes, restaurants, and ice-cream places.

It’s definitely worth strolling around, maybe after the afternoon on the beach before going back to watch the sunset from playa del Sol.

2. Day trip to Isla Mujeres by Catamaran

Now, joining a tour would be your best choice if:

  • you love to party and drink
  • you love being squeezed on a catamaran with a bunch of strangers for half of the day
  • you don’t want to be bothered organizing your day to Isla Mujeres
  • you are not interested in watching the sunset from Isla Mujeres
  • you just prefer tours to DO-IT-YOURSELF trips

If you check one or more of the above read on or just pick one of your catamaran tours to Isla Mujeres!

Isla Mujeres tours are normally on a catamaran or private yacht, you have quite a few choices.

All of them leave from Cancun but the majority of the tour companies offer to organize your pick-up from anywhere you are whether it is in Playa del Carmen or all the way to Tulum .

Unless you book a private tour, which is also a great option (see below), the regular catamaran tours to Isla Mujeres include free drinks all day long (but only after the snorkeling stop, for safety reasons), music and lots of fun, if you like this kind of things, of course.

Every company has its own variation of the tour, so when you book you should ask first about their detailed program, but in general the Isla Mujeres Catamaran tours include the following (not necessarily in the same order)

Isla Mujeres catamaran at sunset- a great day trip to isla mujeres

You will get back before sunset at the same point of departure.

3. Day trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun in a private yacht

If you don’t like crowds but you love boats and you are willing to splurge, this is the option for you. A day trip to Isla Mujeres on a private yacht is definitely one of the ultimate luxury experiences in Mexico.

Being a private tour, you can decide on the itinerary with the captain and make it tailor-made according to your interests. See some options here below.

4. Combined catamaran tour Isla Contoy + Isla Mujeres

If you want to squeeze in one day the best of both worlds and you don’t have motion sickness issues, you should definitely opt for a combined tour of Isla Contoy + Isla Mujeres.

You need to know that Isla Contoy has been open to the public only in the past few years but with restricted access.

It is still a protected island but back it was open only to biologists who were going there for scientific studies and volunteering to protect the environment and you could go visit only on private tours and with special permissions.

In fact, Contoy Island is home to over 150 tropical bird species and four types of endangered sea turtles. 

When I went to visit it was on a company private trip and we had to request permission to Semarnat , the Mexican institution for environmental protection.

Now, although the number of visits is still limited and the government still aims to protect the fragile environment, it is possible to visit this spectacular preserved island by joining an organized tour.

It is located further east of Isla Mujeres and if you are not really comfortable with sea motions just keep it in mind because you will spend a whole lot of time on the boat.

A day trip to Isla Mujeres FAQ

Is isla mujeres worth a day trip.

Totally worth it. In fact, it’s the most popular way to visit the island. But of course, if you can stay a couple of days or three, it’s even better.

How do I spend a day in Isla Mujeres?

There are so many things to do in Isla Mujeres, and I have covered all of them in my dedicated post.

How much time do you need at Isla Mujeres?

Half a day is enough to see quickly all its highlights, although I would suggest you stay about a couple of days to make the most of it.

How long is the ferry ride to Isla Mujeres?

A ferry ride to Isla Mujeres is about 30 minutes long by Ultramar.

What is the best month to go to Isla Mujeres?

Every month is a good month to go to Isla Mujeres, however from the end of April through May you will find the best climate and fewer crowds. However, in the summer Isla Mujeres can be a great option if the beach in Cancun is infested by Sargassum .

Is Isla Mujeres a party scene?

Although the best party ambiance is in Cancun , and Isla Mujeres is more laid back, you will find some nice tranquil party vibes in the town at night.

How much are ferry tickets from Cancun to Isla Mujeres?

The ferry to Isla Mujeres cost $231 MXN (11 USD) per adult and 176 MXN (9 USD) per child.

Is it safe to swim in Isla Mujeres?

It is relatively safe to swim in Isla Mujeres on the north beach and on the west coast. The east and south coast are rougher and not recommendable.

Is it better to go to Isla Mujeres or Cancun?

This question requires a long answer which you can find in my dedicated post “ Cancun vs Isla Mujeres “

A day trip to Isla Mujeres: final thoughts

We have come to the end of our post about visiting Isla Mujeres on a day trip. I hope it was useful and I look forward to hearing about your adventure to Isla Mujeres!

If you are anything like me, you are planning to rent a car and have already made yourself a spectacular itinerary filled with the most important sites, just make sure you include the cenotes . And of course, you must squeeze a day trip to Isla Mujeres into your spectacular trip.

That’s why I have thought about you and decided to write this post to show you that a day trip to Isla Mujeres can be done. I hope it was helpful. Let me know in the comments below.

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Isla Mujeres Sailing & Snorkeling

$ 139 USD -40%

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5 and a Half Hours

Min 8 years old

Small Groups

Your day begins with a hotel pick-up in an air-conditioned van that will take you to the marina. Upon arrival, our friendly and attentive crew will be waiting to greet you and help you aboard our luxury catamaran. When it's time to set sail, you’ll get to kick back, relax, and enjoy stunning views along the way to our first snorkeling location. Once we’ve dropped anchor, we’ll provide you with all the snorkeling gear you’ll need to explore the underwater habitats of some of the region’s most amazing marine wildlife. When you’re done snorkeling, our crew will welcome you back onto the boat with a gourmet lunch and open bar on board.

After lunch, it's time to set sail again and head to Isla Mujeres--the main attraction of this tour. While there, you’ll get to explore the island at your leisure, whether that’s spending the day snorkeling or visiting the town’s local boutiques & restaurants. When you’ve explored the beautiful island to your heart’s content, we’ll take you right back to the marina and then back to your hotel. This is an unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss!

  • Kick back, relax, and let us carry you from Cancun or Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres on a French-made luxury sailing catamaran.
  • Discover beautiful locations along the Caribbean on a luxurious catamaran.
  • Snorkel with some of the region's amazing marine wildlife.
  • Enjoy gourmet lunch and open bar onboard.
  • Explore Isla Mujeres at your leisure during your free time on the island.

Led by the region's top tour guides, our journey begins in Cancun, where we hop aboard a catamaran and set sail to Isla Mujeres . 

Whether you’re looking to take a stroll around this Mexican island's small town, snorkel with some of the region's amazing marine wildlife, or just sit back and enjoy sailing in a catamaran from Cancun, this excursion has something for you.

Take full advantage of all Isla Mujeres has to offer by booking a luxury sailing tour with Cancun Adventures .

Take a Boat Tour to Isla Mujeres

Our Isla Mujeres Luxury Sailing Tour will take you to paradise. Kick back, relax, and let us carry you from Cancun to Isla Mujeres on our luxury sailing catamaran .

This sailing tour will explore beautiful locations along the Mexican Caribbean and take you snorkeling in its warm waters. We'll stop at the magnificent Isla Mujeres, where you'll have the opportunity to walk around the town’s prominent locations or explore the island at your leisure.

Recline on the shores, shop at local boutiques, or taste a variety of foods and cultural cuisine. If you are looking for a relaxing Isla Mujeres catamaran trip and snorkeling adventure rolled into one great tour, this is the perfect option for you.

Indulge in a Delicious Lunch and Open Bar On-Board a Sport Yacht

This excursion provides you with the ultimate VIP experience. From the moment you board our French-made catamaran on the pier, you will be treated like royalty.

Gourmet lunch and an open bar are included onboard. Your meal will be prepared with only the freshest authentic Mexican ingredients, with a cold beer or made-to-order cocktail complementing well. For our younger guests, we have a variety of soft drinks to choose from so they can enjoy the ride to paradise as well.

This luxury small-group tour is the perfect opportunity to unwind as you sail across the Caribbean waters under the power of the wind.

Explore the Island

Once the boat docks at Isla Mujeres, located just 13 kilometers off the coast of Cancun, you will be able to explore this small 7-kilometer island and take in all of its rustic charm. Take your time and peruse through the shops on the humble streets beside the stunning Caribbean sea.

The traditional handcrafted items make the perfect gifts and souvenirs to bring home to your family and friends. It is impossible to miss the rich history of this town as you enjoy the beautiful island scenery.    Established 1,500 years ago by the Mayan people, this pre-Hispanic town was created as a sanctuary for Ixchel. This led the Spanish conquerors to develop the name Isla Mujeres, which means the Island of Women, when they found the town in the 16th century.

This cultural center now serves as the perfect escape from Costa Mujeres and Playa Mujeres' resort hubs. You will not want to miss this experience, and our boat tour is the ideal way to go!

Enjoy the White Sands of Playa Norte

When docked on the Island, you'll have time to visit Playa Norte, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. As one of Cancun's best beaches, Playa Norte is known for its white sands and calm waters.

Take time to soak in the sun, lay on the beach and take stunning pictures of the beautiful landscape. Located on the Northernmost terminus of the Island, Playa Norte, or North Beach, is a must-see on your next Cancun vacation.

Snorkel the Beautiful Coral Reefs

The fun doesn’t just stop at a luxury sail; hop in the water for a chance to explore some of the most renowned snorkeling spots in all of Cancun.

Take in the beauty of coral reefs and meet the marine life that lives in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second-largest reef in the world. We provide snorkel gear; all you have to do is follow our bilingual guides as you take in the wonders of the ocean, including colorful coral formations.

Snorkeling tour in Isla Mujeres is the perfect addition to your luxury sailing excursion.

An All-in-One Isla Mujeres Catamaran and Snorkeling Adventure

If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Cancun’s hotel zone and enjoy the pristine beauty of the turquoise waters from an out-of-the-way tropical island, Isla Mujeres is the perfect choice for you.

And when it comes to traveling to Isla Mujeres and enjoying everything this tropical island has to offer, there is no better choice than the Isla Mujeres Tour here at Cancun Adventures!

What's included in this experience

  • Professional bilingual crew
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Life jacket
  • Gourmet lunch onboard
  • Open Bar onboard
  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cancun.

What do you need to know before you book

  • Minimum Age: 8 years. Child pricing applies to ages 8 to 11 years.
  • Please be aware that a dock tax of $10 USD per person will be applied, and it will be charged directly at the dock.
  • For your safety, reef access is subject to age (8 to 60) and physical condition guidelines set by the Harbor Master's Office.
  • If you have respiratory problems, heart diseases, or conditions that can cause loss of consciousness, water activities are not recommended
  • Not recommended for guests with limited mobility
  • Round-trip transportation is included from select hotels exclusively for our guests who book their tours at least 24 hours in advance 
  • Please consider additional traveling time from your hotel to the pier of Isla Mujeres Luxury Sailing tour, depending on your hotel’s location.

What to bring

  • A change of clothes
  • Sun protective clothing
  • Extra money for photos and souvenirs

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Best Excursions and Things to Do in Cancun

Updated : June 27, 2024

AAA Travel Editor, Sherry Mims

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Beyond the white sand beaches and all-inclusive resorts, Cancun is known for cultural landmarks and traditions, scenic views and so many fun things to do and see, well, it's hard to know where to start in the destination. Luckily, we've built a list of excursions and activities in Cancun from various sources, including AAA Inspector 511 and my own experience as well as our list of AAA GEM® (Great Experience for Members) attractions.

First, you'll need to do some legwork. Decide when you want to go — whether peak, shoulder or off-peak season — so you can pick the best time to visit Cancun . Generally, the earlier you book, the better for your budget, but even if it's a last-minute trip in the off-season, you'll find plenty to do. Highlights include people-watching on iconic Playa Delfines, getting to know the culture of Cancun on a tour , or taking a day trip to beautiful Isla Mujeres or historic ruins. There are Cancun excursions and activities for everyone!

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Beaches in Cancun

It's a "shore" thing in Cancun, especially if your main goal is "beach." There are great places to go in Quintano Roo if you want to sunbathe, swim or play. For water sports enthusiasts, Playa Marlín and Playa Las Perlas are among the best beaches in Cancun , featuring currents perfect for surfing and other recreational activities. Families will appreciate the calm waters at Playa del Niño and Playa Tortugas, which offer safer wading environments and convenient amenities. Couples can enjoy the relaxed vibes at Playa Chac Mool and the Costa Mujeres, known for scenic beauty and sunset viewing. Lastly, for those seeking a livelier scene, a trip to Playa Delfines or Playa Forum (Playa Gaviota Azul) equals shore excursions with easy access to beach clubs and surf.

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2. Snorkeling or Scuba Diving in Cancun and Isla Mujeres

Snorkeling is one of the top things to do in Cancun, especially with impressive nearby sites like the Underwater Museum of Art and Garrafon Natural Reef Park , part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (aka Great Mayan Reef), off Isla Mujeres. In Cancun's Hotel Zone, Playa Tortugas and Playa Caracol are top spots to snorkel, offering easy access and interesting marine life. Basic swimming skills and precautions around beach conditions are necessary, while PADI certifications likely will be required for open-water diving. Snorkeling gear is often provided through tours or included at all-inclusive resorts ; always check with your resort or outfitter about local regulations or restrictions before you go.

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3. Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

A highlight of my own trip to Cancun was the Isla Mujeres Catamaran Luxury Sailing Experience . I liked that a catamaran offers stability and plenty of seating, as it's a type of boat with two parallel hulls, so you'll have plenty of space for your belongings or even room for an impromptu dance party. Setting sail from Cancun's Las Perlas Marina, you can take your time with breakfast before boarding for that day's catamaran adventure. The experience includes beverages, a snorkeling tour to explore vibrant marine life (purely voluntary) and a trip along the bay. Once docked on Isla Mujeres , an island that's one of the most popular excursions in Cancun, you'll have free time to shop for souvenirs, enjoy a buffet lunch at an exclusive beach club, stroll on the beach or order a frosty libation from a beachside restaurant with breathtaking views before your return to Cancun.

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If you want an excursion that features the best of both worlds, whether that's natural wonders or cultural spectacles, then be sure to save time for an exciting theme park. Xenses , found in the heart of Riviera Maya, is a great place that offers sensory experiences, such as optical illusions and interactive activities, as well as waterslides and other thrilling adventures. Arguably, the most popular park is Xcaret , also in the Riviera Maya, which features cenotes and underground rivers in addition to must-see cultural shows and performances; make sure you stay until evening to get the full effect. Nearby, Xel-Há , located just south of Playa del Carmen, is an aquatic eco-park, where visitors can enjoy kids' activities as well as snorkeling, wading in Ixchel Grotto and even cliff jumping. Xplor , also near Playa del Carmen, provides adventurous things to do, such as ziplining, amphibious vehicles and underground river exploration.

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Cancún Maya Museum

Located in the Hotel Zone at Boulevard 16.5, the Museo Maya de Cancún y Zona Arqueológica de San Miguelito — open Tuesday to Sunday — presents an amazing collection of artifacts from the Maya civilization as well as art, which you can admire promptly with your skip-the-line ticket . The entrance is adorned with sculptures reflecting the landscape, while the halls inside contain floor-to-ceiling glass that presents beautiful views of the jungle and Nichupté Lagoon. Your ticket also gives you entry to the ruins of San Miguelito, where Maya families lived before Spanish colonization.

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Cenote Swimming and Viewing

Excursions to Maya sites often incorporate cenote visits, combining history and recreation, which only makes sense. Cenotes, natural sinkholes with pure, soothing waters, had a special role in Maya civilization and remain a source of wonder and beauty for visitors. They're also great for swimming and snorkeling; however, swim only where permitted. Cenote Dos Ojos , between Tulum and Playa del Carmen, and Gran Cenote , outside Tulum, are good cenotes to visit. Aktun Chen Natural Park , north of Tulum, provides guided excursions of its underground rivers and caverns in the Aktun jungle. A rope swing at Ik Kil near Chichen Itza allows you to plunge into its refreshing waters. Check out AAA Trip Canvas for other tours of cenotes .

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Ruins and Historic Sites

The Maya civilization, renowned for advanced architecture, astronomy and mathematics, has left a lasting legacy in the Yucatán Peninsula, and it's worth booking the best tours early and ensuring one or more historic sites are added to your vacation itinerary. Bring water with you, and aim to arrive early on-site to have the best experience. El Rey is in the Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone), and you can pair a visit to El Rey with other local attractions in Cancun. On the tip of Isla Mujeres, the remnants of the Temple of Ixchel, dedicated to the Maya goddess of the moon and fertility, present interesting sightseeing just a short ferry ride from Cancun. Next, Tulum offers beachfront ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea — just 80 miles (131 km) south of Cancun and not far from Cozumel, making it popular for cruise lines and tour groups. Ek Balam , west of Cancun, is a less crowded site with a pyramid that visitors can climb to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding jungle; note that steps can be steep. Coba , located southwest of Cancun, was once a major Maya city; on-site is the tallest pyramid in the region, Nohoch Mul Pyramid, and fantastic paved white paths known as sacbeob. However, the most well-known, Chichén Itzá , is farther afield — a little more than 120 miles (197 km) west of Cancun; the UNESCO World Heritage Site features the awe-inspiring El Castillo step pyramid.

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Cancun's nightlife is legendary — with beach clubs and lively late-night bars attracting everyone from spring breakers to curious tourists and locals planning a beach day. To make the most of your time, have your cab or shuttle from the resort drop you off and pick you up at these spots for a safe and fun night. Remember to imbibe responsibly and assign at least one person to stay sober enough to make sound decisions.

For ages 18+, Coco Bongo Beach Club and Mandala Beach Club offer memorable beach club experiences with their exciting atmosphere, live acts and ocean views. Alternatively, bar and club hop along Boulevard Kukulcan (around km. 9). Most all-inclusive resorts also include nightlife opportunities for all ages, ranging from karaoke to tribute bands and dance parties.

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Cancun offers a diverse shopping experience. You'll meet vendors on the beach offering jewelry as well as more refined resort stores and shopping centers. Enclosed Plaza Kukulcán and open-air La Isla Shopping Village are standout destinations for those seeking a mix of boutiques and popular brands. Forum-by-the-Sea is perfect for a quick visit to Coco Bongo and Hard Rock Cafe , though its store selection is more limited. For more traditional souvenirs, head across the street from the Forum to the Mercado Coral Negro, where you'll find friendly but pushy vendors hawking T-shirts, shot glasses, jewelry and other goods. Remember to barter to get the best deals. Carrying American dollars can often help you secure the most favorable prices. I saw one ring go from $55 to $15 — just because the friend I was with had American dollars and was willing to walk out of the store. If negotiating or exploring on your own has you nervous, however, consider taking a private shopping tour in Cancun .

This tropical paradise offers something for everyone, from sunbathing and people-watching on Playa Delfines' beautiful beach to appreciating historic ruins and raucous nightlife. Before planning, clearly define your vacation goals, perhaps with a travel agent , who can explain the best time to visit based on your budget and travel preferences. It's wise to secure the best rates early, though this can be challenging if your dates are less defined. (Christmas is a lot easier to plan for than sea turtle nesting season, which is May – September but may extend into November.) Remember, holidays and school breaks likely will affect costs and crowd sizes.

Now that you have a list of the best excursions and activities, let's dive into some essential travel tips to make the most out of your Cancun adventure.

  • First, make a list of your must-dos in Cancun. Generally, visiting Cancun between December and April will allow you to enjoy perfect beach weather and avoid hurricane season, though you might also run into peak crowds or even spring breakers.
  • Prioritize safety by staying informed about local health precautions and carrying necessary medications. Your resort may have a doctor on-site, but follow best practices, such as drinking bottled (or filtered) water or doing the stingray shuffle at the beach.
  • Think about your money. How much are you willing to spend? Be sure to bring plenty of American dollars, especially if bartering since you will get better deals. If you decide to exchange your currency, do so at reputable locations, and keep an eye on your spending.
  • Finally, familiarize yourself with transportation options like buses, taxis and rental cars to navigate the city efficiently and safely. Be advised it can take 45 minutes to an hour or more to get between the Cancun airport and the Hotel Zone.

Sherry is an experienced #AAAEditor and former journalist who enjoys writing informative travel articles and reviews. Her commitment to making meaningful connections with people and places fuels her work for AAA. Favorite activities range from skiing to backpacking abroad and taking ghost tours.

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    Puerto Juarez Ferry. Run by a company called Ultramar, this high-speed ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres shuttles passengers in a comfortable, high-end ferry. It's a quick way to get to the island, with the boat ride to Isla Mujeres from Cancun taking just 30 minutes.

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  20. From Cancun: Catamaran Cruise to Isla Mujeres with Open Bar

    Full description. Experience the colors of the sea on an open-bar catamaran cruise from Cancun to Isla Mujeres with optional hotel pickup and drop-off. Live a memorable experience surrounded by colorful fish while snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea and stop on the beach for an optional buffet lunch. Immerse yourself in the beach vibes of Isla ...

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  23. Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour

    Half-Day Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour. Discover one of the most beautiful islands in the Mexican Caribbean with our Top Isla Mujeres Tours from Cancun. We have a wide variety of all-inclusive tours or private charters to fit your needs. $79 USD. See more!

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    On the tip of Isla Mujeres, the remnants of the Temple of Ixchel, dedicated to the Maya goddess of the moon and fertility, present interesting sightseeing just a short ferry ride from Cancun. Next, Tulum offers beachfront ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea — just 80 miles (131 km) south of Cancun and not far from Cozumel, making it popular ...

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