November 22, 2021

Isla Mujeres Ferry

Ferry Isla Mujeres

Do you want to visit Isla Mujeres? As its name suggests, Isla Mujeres is an island and is located about 6 km off the coast of Cancun. Being the smallest island of the Riviera Maya, it does not have an airport, so the best option to get to the island from Cancun is crossing the beauty of the Caribbean Sea on a ferry and here we will tell you everything you need to know and not die trying.

Isla Mujeres Ferry

Where is Isla Mujeres?

Isla Mujeres is located in the Caribbean Sea, 6 km off the coast of Cancun and is part of the territorial extension of the Riviera Maya. It is the smallest island in the state of Quintana Roo and has a territorial extension of 7.3 km long and 800 meters wide.

Distance from Cancun to Isla Mujeres

The distance between the nearest marine terminal from Cancun (Puerto Juarez) to Isla Mujeres is 6 km away and the approximate duration of the trip is 25 to 30 minutes.

Isla Mujeres Ferry

The city of Cancun has 3 ferry terminals to Isla Mujeres and each of them has its own costs, schedules and of course their respective advantages and disadvantages. Let’s get to know them right now.

Puerto Juarez maritime terminal

The maritime terminal of Puerto Juarez is the busiest terminal for visitors and locals who have the purpose of going to Isla Mujeres, as it is the only port where the first ferry leaves at 5:30 AM to Isla Mujeres. Likewise, the first ferry arriving from Isla Mujeres to Cancun departs at 6:00 AM.

It is worth mentioning that every half hour there is a ferry to Isla Mujeres and Cancun and the last ferry leaves at 11:00 PM.

Here are the schedules.

Cancun to Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres to Cancun
5:30 am 6:00 am
6:30 am 7:00 am
7:00 am 8:00 am
8:00 am 9:00 am
8:30 am 10:00 am
9:00 am 11:00 am
9:30 am 11:30 am
11:00 am 12:00 pm
11:30 am 1:00 pm
12:00 pm 1:30 pm
12:30 pm 2:00 pm
1:00 pm 3:00 pm pm
1:30 pm 4:00 pm
2:00 pm 4:30 pm
2:30 pm 5:00 pm
3:00 pm 5:30 pm
4:00 pm 6:00 pm
5:00 pm 6:30 pm
5:30 pm 7:00 pm
6:00 pm 7:30 pm
7:00 pm 8:00 pm
8:00 pm 8:30 pm
9:00 pm 9:00 pm
10:00 pm 10:00 pm
11:00 pm 11:00 pm
12:00 pm

What is the cost of the ferry to Isla Mujeres from Puerto Juarez terminal?

The cost of the transfer service to Isla Mujeres varies depending on whether you are a local person or a national or foreign tourist. The costs are as follows:

Quintana Roo Plan

  • Single Trip for children: 46:00 MXN
  • Round trip for children: 90.00 MXN
  • Single Trip for adults: 78.00 MXN
  • Adult Round Trip: 155.00 MXN

Note: To validate these prices it is necessary to present your identification that certifies you as a resident of the city or state of Quintana Roo.

National Plan

  • Single Trip for children: 150:00 MXN
  • Round Trip for children: 300.00 MXN
  • Single Trip for adults: 190.00 MXN
  • Round Trip for adults: 380.00 MXN

Playa Tortugas Marine Terminal

The Playa Tortugas maritime terminal is located at km 6.5 of Cancun’s hotel zone and offers 6 different departure times from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. Please note that these schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Currently the departure and arrival times of the ferry to Isla Mujeres are:

Cancun to Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres to Cancun
9:00 am 9:30 am
10:00 am 10:30 am
11:00 am 11:30 am
12:00 pm 12:30 pm
1:00 pm 1:30 pm
2:15 pm 4:00 pm
4:30 pm 5:00 pm
5:30 pm 5:30 pm
6:30 pm 6:00 pm
7:00 pm

What is the cost of the ferry to Isla Mujeres from the Playa Tortugas terminal?

The cost of the transfer service to Isla Mujeres from the Playa Tortugas terminal has only established rates for domestic and foreign tourists. Therefore, if you are a local or resident of the state of Quintana Roo, it is not recommended to take the ferry to Isla Mujeres from here.

  • Single trip for children: 10 USD
  • Round trip for children: 15 USD
  • Single trip for adults: 15 USD
  • Adult Round Trip: 21 USD

Playa Caracol Marine Terminal

Playa Caracol Maritime Terminal is located at km 9 of Cancun’s hotel zone and offers 6 different departure times for the Ferry to Isla Mujeres.

Cancun to Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres to Cancun
10:00 am 11:00 am
11:30 am 12:15 pm
12:45 pm 1:30 pm
2:00 pm 4:30 pm
5:00 pm 5:30 pm

What is the cost of the ferry to Isla Mujeres from the Playa Caracol terminal?

The cost of the transfer service to Isla Mujeres from the Playa Caracol terminal only has established rates for local and foreign tourists. Therefore, if you are a local or resident of the state of Quintana Roo, it is not recommended to take the ferry to Isla Mujeres from here.

  • Single trip for children: 10 USD
  • Round trip for children: 15 USD
  • Single trip for adults: 15 USD
  • Adult Round Trip: 21 USD

What is the best terminal to take the ferry to Isla Mujeres?

The best option to take a ferry to Isla Mujeres is the Maritime Terminal of Puerto Juarez. It is the terminal that has the most departure and arrival times for passengers.