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Captain Dulche's Museum

Carretera a Garrafon Km 4.5, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
998 8497589
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Museums
Owner description: Isla Mujeres Museum Capitan Dulche.This Museum is dedicated in loving memory of Captain Ernesto Dulche Escalante, founder or the 5th Naval Region... more » Owner description: Isla Mujeres Museum Capitan Dulche.This Museum is dedicated in loving memory of Captain Ernesto Dulche Escalante, founder or the 5th Naval Region (Isla Mujeres). Captain Dulche´s Maritime Museum treasures a big part of Isla Mujeres history, this is documented in a great photo collection of over 150 that have never been seen before. The Museum also contains an excellent collection of anchors, buoys, chains and lanterns, maritime tools and two projection rooms, showing one video of the famous mexican diver Ramon Bravo and the even more famous Jacques Cousteau. It also has the largest collection of model ships and metates in the whole mexican caribbean. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very interesting to see some island history and... it's air conditioned! So a great little stop for cooling off and learning a little too.

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Seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

So I pirate gets kicked off his current island and comes to Isla, falls in love with a MUCH younger local girl.....but she doesn't love him back and marries someone else. He then goes mad and never recovers from her. Haunting story - the attraction is fun, not a lot to see. But just hearing the story makes it worth... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

neat place to visit. i have never spent enough time here to really give it an entirely fair review. we had a couple drinks which were good. the view is amazing!

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
46 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nice place to relax have a beer and some apps, nice long dock to walk out on, and decent snorkeling as well.... Boat bar wioth sail is a nice focal point and some great rustic cabanas as well...worth the stop to check it out, and its free!

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Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We paddled down from our resort with some other guests. Love all the pictures and models they have. Found out some interesting facts about the island. Grounds were interesting.

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Spooner, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not much to see, the area is cool, seems like a lot wasn't open, the bar there was nice, the area underneath was damp and musty, it made me feel closed in. My husband enjoyed it.

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fun place, the bar is an old sail boat, and they have a really interesting museum tour with a history of the island. Kind of out of the way, but everyone should stop to check it out.

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Senior Contributor
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12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Watch your bill 6 beers is not $5 as sign says. Sat and enjoyed nice eating area wondering why no one was there. We soon found out when we got our check. This is a typical bait and switch sign that gets you in and then the price is very high.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went here early one day and it was really neat. The museum was interesting and there is no charge as long as you eat of drink something. The beach is nice and the pier is cool. The bar and service were good and the food was great. The drinks are a bit pricey but we overlooked that since we... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The museum was pretty cool featuring a lot of pictures and history of the island. The bar area is very nice but the drinks are on the more expensive side.

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