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9 BEST Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tours [2024]

Looking for Isla Mujeres catamaran tours? Read my comprehensive list of the ultimate experiences that will make your search much easier! 

Isla Mujeres is a small island located off the coast of Cancun. It’s a beautiful destination known for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and vibrant marine life. It’s no surprise that it’s one of the most popular day tours from Cancun!

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of Isla Mujeres is by taking a catamaran tour. You can choose from private catamaran tours and sunset cruises to combo tours to go beyond the famous island.

With so many catamaran tour operators available, choosing one can be challenging. To help you plan your perfect trip, we’ve narrowed down the best Isla Mujeres catamaran tours based on overall experience and value for money. 

👉 Why can you trust my choices? With over 6 months exploring Mexico and a decade of handpicking the best activities for my readers, I know what makes a trip memorable. Isla Mujeres and its catamaran tours are a must-do. Using my expertise, I’ve carefully selected the top catamaran experiences around this stunning island.

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Limited time? These are the best options 👇

THE BEST TOURLuxury Catamaran and Snorkel, Lunch & Open Bar
PRIVATE TOURPrivate Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour
SUNSET CRUISE Catamaran Sunset Cruise to Isla Mujeres

OUR PICK: Luxury Catamaran Tour To Isla Mujeres

Set sail on a half-day adventure with this Luxury Catamaran and Snorkel, Lunch & Open Bar Onboard and Visit to Isla Mujeres. You’ll enjoy stunning views of Cancun’s Caribbean coastline as you make your way to the famous island.

You’ll snorkel in crystal-clear waters at prime snorkeling spots, and sip on complimentary drinks from the open bar as you relax on the deck.

After a gourmet lunch on board, explore the charming Isla Mujeres either on a guided tour or on your own. And don’t worry about transportation – hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

👉 Why is this our pick? The Luxury Catamaran adventure offers a great combination of all the water activities you can enjoy in Cancun, so it’s not only a trip to Isla Mujeres.

You’ll have time to enjoy the sought-after island, but you’ll also go snorkeling in the reef, indulge in an onboard meal, and drink from your cataraman’s open bar. You’ll get the best of a sailing trip plus the visit to Isla Mujeres, all in one.

👇 Read what the reviews say:

”Carlos and the crew were phenomenal. First off, CARLOS! He was soooo fun, attentive to everyone, and spoke THREE languages. Every single person on the catamaran was happy and had clear instructions at each stop. The crew ALWAYS came around for drinks. They also made us an amazing lunch before we got to Isla Mujeres. It was top notch the best excursion we booked while in Cancun.”

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📝 This Isla Mujeres luxury sailing tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, lunch, open bar, snorkeling gear, and a professional crew. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

3 Other GREAT Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tours

▶️ This Half-Day Sailing Trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun starts in your hotel lobby, where you’ll be picked up by a professional driver and taken to the port.

Set sail toward the island of Isla Mujeres, and enjoy snorkeling stops along the way, as well as snacks such as chips, guac, and salsa, and an open bar. 

Once in Isla Mujeres, you’ll enjoy free time to explore, shop, or sunbathe in Playa Norte before being whisked away back to the mainland. 

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, snorkeling equipment, open bar, snacks, free time en Isla Mujeres, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE


▶️ Prepare for a wild ride on a triple-decker when you join this Snorkeling and Dancing Catamaran Cruise with Lunch from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. With a water slide and diving board, and amazing snorkeling stops, your day is guaranteed to be a success. Plus, there’s an open bar!

You’ll also learn to dance salsa, and have free time for shopping in Isla Mujeres. Or, you can always choose to soak up the sun on the deck while sipping cocktails and watching the day unfold.

Breakfast pastries, fresh fruit, and a delicious fajita lunch are included in this Isla Mujeres booze cruise!

📝 This tour includes: Open bar, snorkeling gear, breakfast and lunch, free time in Isla Mujeres, and salsa dancing. ➥ BOOK IT HERE


▶️ Set sail with this fabulous Isla Mujeres: Catamaran Tour with Open Bar & Optional Lunch. You’ll get to bask under the sun on one of the world’s most stunning beaches and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of this paradisiac island.  

Indulge in unlimited free drinks and choose the option to feast on a delectable buffet lunch. Swim among beautiful coral reefs and exotic sea creatures, and enjoy free time to wander around the island. 

📝 This Cancun to Isla Mujeres tour includes: A guide, open bar, optional lunch, and hotel pick-up and drop-off (if option is selected). ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

▶️ Get ready for an adventure with this Private Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour from Cancun. Visit the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres, and snorkel in the stunning coral reef.

As you sail past a turtle reserve and an ancient temple, make the most of the open bar. Nothing beats sipping cocktails while gliding on turquoise waters!

The catamaran can host up to 25 people, and allows you to bring your food, so you can plan your own picnic. Choose the duration of your trip (half or full-day), and tweak the itinerary to your liking.

It’s a fantastic option for big groups of friends or family looking for a day out in the sea! 

📝 This catamaran from Cancun to Isla Mujeres includes: Catamaran rental with crew, an open bar, use of snorkeling gear, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE


 ▶️ Get boozy and cruise the Caribbean Sea on this Private Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour from Cancun with Open Bar. The excursion provides unlimited drinks for you and your friends, so you can get the party started!

Snorkeling is optional, and all equipment is provided. It’s up to you if you’d rather stay on deck soaking up the sunshine, or dive into the cool waters of the sea to swim with tropical fish. This private tour ensures top-notch service from the crew and an unforgettable day.

📝 This tour includes: A guide, all activities, an open bar, snorkeling equipment, and a guarantee of a small group. ➥ BOOK IT HERE


▶️ Explore the Caribbean Sea on this Private Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour – Pachaga Boat. Your captain will take you to prime snorkeling spots and secluded beaches aboard a spacious 32-foot catamaran. 

You and up to nine friends will get to enjoy unlimited drinks and use of snorkeling gear, plus an amazing time exploring Isla Mujeres. The best part is that you can customize your itinerary to suit your fancy, and let the good times roll on the high seas!

📝 This tour includes: Catamaran tour, unlimited drinks, snorkeling equipment, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Sunset Cruise To Isla Mujeres

Depart Cancun on a leisurely Catamaran Sunset Cruise to Isla Mujeres and soak up the island’s rich culture and natural beauty.

You can either enjoy a guided walking tour or explore Isla Mujeres on your own. Then, chill on Playa Norte (North Beach) and swim in its crystal-clear waters. 

As you make your way back to Cancun, you’ll get to sip on cold drinks and watch the Caribbean sunset from the deck. It’s a fantastic trip!

📝 This Cancun to Isla Mujeres tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Cancun, free time in La Isla Mujeres, alcoholic drinks, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Combo Tour

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Riviera Maya’s cities with this Beach Escape: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Snorkeling, Breakfast and Lunch. Snorkel with colorful fish, meet the incredible birds that inhabit a nature sanctuary, and work on your tan as you relax on the beach. 

Lunch is included,  ensuring a completely hassle-free excursion to these natural paradises. Don’t forget to check out the shops on Isla Mujeres for souvenirs to take home, or explore the island on foot while you’re there!

📝 This Isla Mujeres boat tour from Cancun includes: Roundtrip transportation, a guide, snorkel gear, free time on both islands, lunch, and drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tours FAQs

What do you wear on a catamaran to Isla Mujeres?

If you’re going on a boat tour to the island, you can’t forget your swimsuit, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Wear light and comfortable clothes that you can easily take off to go for a swim, and will keep you protected from the sun.

How long is the catamaran ride to Isla Mujeres?  

The boat ride to the island takes approximately 15 minutes, although if you join a Catamaran and Snorkel Tour to Isla Mujeres with Lunch & Open Bar, it will probably take longer, as you’ll stop for snorkeling and swimming along the way. It’s a much more fun way to make the journey though! 😉

What are the best  Isla Mujeres excursions from Cancun?

In my opinion, the ultimate Isla Mujeres boat tours that you can join are: 
Luxurious Catamaran and Snorkel Lunch & Open Bar with Visit to Isla Mujeres
Half-Day Isla Mujeres Sailing Trip
From Cancun to Isla Mujeres: Snorkeling and Dancing Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.