A Full-Day Trip to Isla Contoy – Cancun’s Hidden Gem

Located a few miles off the coast of Cancun, Isla Contoy is a tropical island that forms the part of the largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere - The Great Mayan Reef. The island is 8.5 km in length and has an area of 1.22 square miles. Situated on the confluence of the cold waters of Gulf of Mexico and the warm waters of Caribbean Sea, Isla Contoy has an abundance of marine species and is a nesting place for sea birds. Home to the amazing Ixchale Reef, this island destination of Cancun is popular among adventure seekers for world-class scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. From the mesmerizing white sandy beaches to the underwater treasures, customize your scuba diving Cancun charter excursion to Isla Contoy to enjoy this natural paradise in all its glory.

Isla Contoy Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Tour

The Ixchale reef of Isla Contoy has an abundance of beautiful coral formations and numerous varieties of tropical fish species. As it forms the part of the Mesoamerican Reef, the waters surrounding Ixchale reef has rich nutrients and plankton and all marine animals depend upon this. It boasts more than 234 species of fish including the majestic whale shark, manta rays, hawksbill turtle, lobsters, snails, loggerhead turtle, leatherback turtle, and green turtle to name a few. Take your private scuba diving Cancun boat charter to the beautiful Ixlache Reef and enjoy your adventurous excursion at this gorgeous reef site.

Isla Contoy Island Eco Tours

  • Isla Contoy is a tropical oasis of stunning white sandy beaches, dense tropical vegetation and a rich biodiversity. When you decide to get out of the water, you can start exploring its forests that are home to hundreds of marine birds. With over 150 species of migratory & resident birds, Isla Contoy is called the island of the birds in the Mexican Caribbean region. Here, you can see and admire various sea birds including brown pelicans, booby birds, the American Flamingo, white egrets, sea swallows, double-crested cormorant and the roseate spoonbill.
  • The island is 70% covered by mangrove forests, which provide shelter for 14 species of reptiles and numerous types of crustaceans. During your Eco Tour, your professional guide will provide you an ecological explanation of the place so that you can better understand its natural beauty and marine life.
  • You can spend some time in the lap of nature at the Turtle Beach of Contoy that boasts incredible natural wealth. At the Turtle Beach, you can just relax, go snorkeling or admire seagulls, pelicans, herons, hermit crabs & iguanas. If you have free time, you can also check out its souvenir shop.
  • After your Eco Tour, you can enjoy a delicious buffet meal on board your chartered boat consisting of special Isla Contoy cuisine such as fish Tikin Xik style, lasagna bolognese, and chicken fajitas to name a few.

Isla Contoy is an uninhabited island that is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Contoy is located 30km north of Isla Mujeres. So, you can extend your one day trip from Cancun to Contoy and discover the amazing beauty of the Mujeres' reefs – Garrafon Natural Reef Park and Lighthouse reef – to make your scuba diving Cancun charter excursion a memorable one.

Isla Contoy is a nature preserve that offers great snorkeling & diving opportunities as well as wonderful bird watching activity for nature lovers. The Isla Contoy excursion is a full day trip. So, next time when you plan your scuba diving Cancun vacation, do include Isla Contoy to your charter itinerary.

An exciting day awaits you at Isla Contoy! Get ready for the adventure!