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“If you like to pay to get hit in the head with a propeller then this is the trip for you” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Caribbean Funday - Isla Mujeres

Caribbean Funday - Isla Mujeres
Caribbean Carnaval Pier | Playa Tortugas, Cancun, Mexico
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Ranked #143 of 263 Activities in Cancun
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Cincinnati
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“If you like to pay to get hit in the head with a propeller then this is the trip for you”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

A group of five adults and four children paid a bunch of money for the day trip to Isla Mujeres with the intention of all but one adult and one child (3 year old) not snorkeling. After we were on the island and filling out paperwork we found out that the minimum age for snorkeling was ten. Therefore, another adult and child had to go sit on the beach. (This turned out to be a lifesaver.) We took a smaller boat down the coast to an area with a lot of other boats and snorkelers. Our guide said something about a lighthouse in the distance but we could not understand him. Apparently what he said was that the current was going to drag everyone to the light house and that many people would get lost along the way. The guides were going to help us by yelling at us the whole way and that anyone who was new to snorkeling was going to suffer because there was no way for the boat to fight the current and pick anyone up before the light house. Oh and apparently you might get run over by boat. Luckily two of us were proficient snorkelers so we were able to superviise the 12 and 16 year old while enjoying the abundance of fish below us. Unfortunately, we were not able to assist my sister who got whipped around too much by the waves and current to get a glimse of any fish. Oh ... and the woman who got hit in the head by the propeller - she was the last person on the boat because no one noticed her missing - except her husband and crying daughter. Her husband had to raise his voice to get the guides to find her and help her back to the boat. Also, Roberto (leader of the tour) refused to reimburse anyone any money. Sweeeeeet.

Visited March 2011
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“This trip is a scam”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

First of all, I am absolutely certain that the positive reviews of this trip were written by people affiliated with the company. This trip absolutely SUCKS. The so called open bar is full of watered down alcohol and skunked keg beer. They drop you off at an abandoned, ugly resort with no shade and a terrible beach. There is nothing to do there unless you want to pay more additional money on top of what you already paid. The only free activity is biking, which me and a couple of my friends did. It is mostly along a highway, on really bad bikes and our "tourguide" was extremely unpleasant and tried to convince us not to go and basically sped ahead of us the entire time. The only nice part of it is that you arrive at a cliff where you can look out onto the ocean. The company told us we would get to swim with sharks... they have one tiny shark that we didn't even get to see. Many of the staff were rude or unhelpful. The main announcer was extremely obnoxious in a salesman like-way. The food was subpar and made me feel nauseous. For the second part of the trip they drop you off at the main part of the island, which is much prettier. They have no planned activities there- they tell you to just wander around and shop. Me and my friends decided to explore, and as we had brought our own snorkels, we found a reef far away from were the trip's ferry was. We did our own snorkeling, for free, which was by far the best part of the trip and had nothing to do with this company. If you want to go to isla de mujeres, take one of the 15 dollar shuttles. Absolutely do not waste your money on this.

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Dallas, Texas
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“A Miserable Experience....”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

This is by far, the worst day cruise we have ever taken anywhere in the world! As soon as we got on the boat to cruise to the island, the obnoxious announcer began talking over the intercom, but we were unable ti understand him because of the distortion of the intercom system. It sounded like Charlie Brown's teacher at a high volume the entire time of the cruise to the island.

Once we got to the island they dropped us off at, what seemed like, an abandoned resort from the 70's that was literally falling apart. There was no beach and no pool...just a nasty dock to jump off of into the seaweed filled water below. The dock was literally falling apart and some had fallen into the water already. Also there were boats parked all around the dock, which you were just supposed to swim around too. The bathrooms were a mess and very hot. With no decent place to swim most people just sat underneath the shade, drank and was miserable while complaining about how unbelievable horrible this place was.

Since it was hot and sticky I drink a limited abount of beer and I wanted some water too to stay hydrated. Unfortunately, they had no bottled water. It was very hot that day and since we could not swim in this nasty dock water, we decided to chance it and try some of the normal water they had there.Big mistake! I got a major stomach bug which took about a week to recover from.

Anyway, we decided to stick it out until lunch since we were hungry. They provided a very sub-par meal that was bland and disappointing, but we just wanted to eat something at that point.

After lunch we decided we would not stay there another two hours before they took us out of this old "resort" to the downtown area, so we informed the staff that we were going to leave. They said we would have to take a cab and pay for our transportation back on the ferry. I said "fine".... we just want to get out of this miserable place. We then were asked to sign a book they had with our names and reason for leaving. A lot of other people had did the same thing before! There were hundreds of names in that book.

We walked out to the road and hailed a passing taxi who took us to the ferry. The taxi cab costs 5 dollars and the ferry ride back to Cancun cost us 10 dollars each. That was the best 25 dollars I have ever spent! It got us out of that miserable place and back to our resort in Cancun and we were able to salvage the afternoon!

I was upset I paid the $140 for the two of us for this miserable experience, but unfortunately you sometimes get ripped off on vacations. I just hope no one else has to suffer through this miserable experience too! Stay away from this horrible "FunDay"!!

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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“A MEXICAN SCREWING”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

This is the worst part of a great vacation. I purchased the plus, no kyaks,no snorkeling and had to pay extra for bycycle. island was closed pretty much every one sat around and waited for the boat to leave. food was served if you like cold pork. I rec. no one to take this cruise unless you plan to drink the whole time non stop at least for $75.00 worth. oh yea dont take small children no activities no play ground other than a bandstand for them to run up and down on.

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Charlotte, NC
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“Caribbean Funday - This is my favorite excursion for Cancun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2010

What a fabulous day! Caribbean Funday is a great time for families or singles. A double decker boat takes you to Isla Mujeres where you get to choose activities or just hang out. All the food and drinks are included. The staff is fabulous! There is a water slide on the island that my daughter loved.

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