Sailfish Adventure

  • Destination: Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Runs On: Dec. 20th to Apr. 1st, Tuesdays, Fridays
  • Tour Type: Tour partner

Enjoy an amazing day and have an unforgettable experience in the underwater world of the Caribbean Sea! Snorkel and swim with one of the fastest fish in the ocean under the guidance of a naturalist and biologist! During the winter months, Sailfish migrate to the Mexican Caribbean off the Island of Contoy! This snorkeling adventure is a sustainable tour that aims to educate visitors about marine life and protect sailfish through this observation program.

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Tour itinerary

• 08:30 Arrival at Puerto Juarez, Cancun
• Complimentary coffee, juice, fruit and snacks
• 08:45 Depart marina in comfortable, safe, fast boats
• Briefing on sailfish behavior and enviromental overview
• Snorkel with sailfish 2 at a time!
• Box lunch, fruit and refreshments served on board
• 13:00 Return to marina and transportation back to resort
Tour Price
Adults: $185
Children 9 yrs or less: $130
Recommended minimum age 6 yrs.
Prices are in U.S. Dollars.
What's Included
Professional bilingual guide and boat captain – each guide is either a biologist or naturalist, Nature Reserve entrance fee, snorkel equipment, box lunch (veg. op.), snacks, water and sodas. Comfortable round trip air-conditioned transportation.
Group Size
Small groups: Maximum 10 people per group/boat.
Tour Pick Up
Pick up/ drop off included at most hotels between Tulum and Cancun. Approx pickup times: Tulum – 6:00 AM, Playa del Carmen – 7:00 AM, Cancun – 8:00 AM. You will receive detailed pickup information along with your tour confirmation upon booking.
How do I book?
Click on the “Book Now” button, fill out the booking form, and simply follow the instructions to make your secure tour payment via PayPal. Your tour confirmation will include pickup details, what to bring and other info you’ll need for the day.
Private Tours?
If you have a group and prefer something more exclusive, we can schedule a private tour for almost any day that suits you. Ask for a quote.

A Caribbean snorkel experience of a lifetime!

Snorkel and swim with one of the fastest fish in the Caribbean Sea! During the winter months, sailfish migrate to the Mexican Caribbean coast near Isla Contoy, a small island close to Cancun. Known as the fastest marine predators on earth, Sailfish can reach a top speed of 68 miles per hour.

Isla Contoy – A National Park and Wildlife Reserve

Isla Contoy National Park is located 30 km north of Isla Mujeres where the Caribbean Sea meets the Gulf of Mexico. The island waters are a rich source of nutrients that support plankton and more than 234 species of fish including sailfish, manta rays and whale sharks. Like other marine life, sailfish migrate to the area of Isla Contoy to feed. There is an abundance of sardines in the waters off this island, a favored species of sailfish. To top off your day in the Caribbean, Isla Contoy is well known for its beaches, often regarded as the most beautiful coasts of the Yucatan Peninsula! Have a look and see the beauty of this remote island.

Understanding the magic of the Sailfish

Sailfish are an incredible fish to observe. Their long and powerful bodies coupled with their large dorsal fin help them create speed and confuse their prey. Their tactic is to circle and disorient schools of fish until some inevitably fall victim to their predator. Sailfish feed on fish, crustaceans, octopus, and squid; sardines and anchovies a staple of a sailfish diet. Observing the movements and habits of the sailfish in their natural habitat is an experience you will never forget. Go on this exciting adventure, jump into the amazing sea surrounding Contoy Island, and see these amazing creatures!