Boating and Sailing Near Isla Mujeres

Make sailing a top priority for your trip to Isla Mujeres

Photo credit: © Maximovich Nikolay

Boating is an important part of life on Isla Mujeres, and many visitors look forward to the opportunity to get out on the calm waters that surround the island. If you're one such tourist, there are a few different ways to make it happen; from a tour to a journey through the Caribbean sea.

If you want to experience some time on the open water, without the complications and cost of sailing on your own you can take an excursion. See the table that follows to get contact information for area day sailing companies.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Contoy Eco Adventure Tour (844) 953-3738 Punta Sam Ferry Terminal - 2.0 mi. (3.2 km) Northwest of Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres

Boat Rentals and Charters

Whether a quick sunset sail or a few days spent on the waters is in the cards for you, there are several charter services that operate out of Isla Mujeres. Here, you can hire someone with experience to take you out and explore the sea for a package which typically include drinks, a meal, and on occasion, a few watersports.

If you're evaluating the option of chartering a boat, you can contact one of these firms:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Subsee Explorer Aquaworld (866) 210-1236 Aquaworld Marina - 7.9 mi. (12.7 km) Southeast of Cancun Mexico


There are a few marinas surrounding Isla Mujeres that tourists who are planning to sail to the island can utilize for a fee. These include Enrique Lima's Marina which is located downtown; El Milagro Marina, located at the entrance of the island's main lagoon; Marina Paraiso, also at the entrance of the lagoon; and Puerto Isla Mujeres Resort and Yacht Club on Laguna Macax. Amenities at most of the properties include electricity and water hook ups, wireless internet, laundry facilities, bathrooms, grocery and supply shops, and more.

Do you plan to visit Isla Mujeres using your own vessel, or a charter from another location? The following table contains a list of marinas in the area.

Name Phone Location
Boca Iglesia Cooperative Dock -- 0.9 mi. (1.5 km) Northwest of Isla Mujeres
El Milagro Marina (805) 698-8165 Colonias
Embarcadero Romeo -- 0.7 mi. (1.2 km) Northwest of Isla Mujeres
Marina Paraiso -- 0.9 mi. (1.4 km) Northwest of Isla Mujeres
Patria & Progreso Coop Dock -- 0.7 mi. (1.1 km) Northwest of Isla Mujeres
Yacht Club Marina -- 1.9 mi. (3.1 km) Northwest of Isla Mujeres

Before sailing to any of these marinas, you will first need to head to an official port of entry to gain clearance. The entry points are Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, and Majahual and you will need to present a crew list plus passport and tourist card for each person aboard, the boat's official documentation, and Pesca Fishing Papers even if you don't have any plans to do any fishing. In addition to all of this, you will need to read and sign an Import Form which states that you understand the rules of sailing in Mexican waters.

How you choose to get out and explore the waters that surround Isla Mujeres is up to you. What's really important is that you make it happen; otherwise you'll be missing out on an experience you may not ever have the opportunity to recreate.


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