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UltraMar Ferry

Address: Ferry Dock, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Ranked #144 of 290 Activities in Playa del Carmen
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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berkhamsted
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very convenient way to visit the island from Playa del Carmen. As advised just buy a one way ticket so you don't get stuck with one of the two operators who travel back and forth. Good little band on ferry who help the journey go by. Beware that there are no ferries by either company between 2 and 4pm!

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Halifax, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Pleasant 45 minute water ride both ways. Best is to buy a 1 way ticket. If you buy a return ticket, you are stuck with the schedule of 1 of the 2 providers that leaves you less options for a return. Never a problem to get a ticket. There is some local music played on the boat that an individual... More

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la
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

you have 2 reasonable ferry choices to Cozumel and both are great. You will have musical entertainment both directions, making the ride always pleasurable

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Logansport, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My mom and I were going on a shore excursion to the Mayan Ruins and had to take the ferry to get to Playa del Carmen. This ferry crew are AMAZING!! From the moment, we stepped on the ferry, they greeted us, offered us drinks and I spoke to them in Spanish (I have been learning Spanish for six years... More

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Portland, Oregon
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is the best way to travel between the mainland and Cozumel. We took three trips to the mainland while in Cozumel and between Ultramar and Mexican WaterJets we much preferred the Ultramar ferry's, as their boats were better and cleaner. Just know that sometimes they have issues that cause the schedule to unexpectedly change (happened to us). So, make... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband and I are not ones to get seasick. We booked a tour of the local ruins through our cruise ship which included the 1/2 round trip on this ferry from Cozumel to the main land. We had a thunder storm the night before and the water was still quite choppy. We were told we would be fine and... More

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Shelton, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

You have to pay $26 USD for a round trip 30 minute ferry ride to Cozumel. They run pretty regular but the last one back to Playa de Carmen is at 7pm so don't miss the boat! You can buy snacks on board.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Day trip from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen. Ultramar is one of two companies that run between the two cities. Ultramar departs every other hour (refer to schedule) with the trip lasting between 40 and 50 minutes to cross the channel. The ticket offices take both Peso and American Dollars. The boats appeared to be in very good condition with... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

the only problem,, they ruined the open ocean experience with the loud musician playing guitar and singing something that was barely understandable...

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We traveled to Playa Del Carmen MX and had an easy walk to the ferry to go to Cozumel. There is some construction going on nearby so one should be careful walking around. The important thing to remember is to not buy round trip tickets. The reason for this is the two ferry companies work with each other on an... More

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