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“Excellent day trip to Isla Contoy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Captain Tony Garcia's Guadalupana Tour Boat

Captain Tony Garcia's Guadalupana Tour Boat
Calle Matamoros #7A, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
(011) (52) (998) 877- 0229
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Ranked #25 of 46 Activities in Isla Mujeres
Type: Water sports, Sightseeing Tours
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Chicago
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Excellent day trip to Isla Contoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Arrived at 8:30 & after snorkel gear/life jacket fitting we were on the way. The agenda was to head directly to Isla Contoy to see the birds, followed by lunch and a reef snorkel trip.

We were led by Noah & Alberto, Tony's nephew & brother. They were both friendly and able. After a one hour bumpy ride through 2 ft waves, we made it to Contoy. We were the first boat there and as it turned out, the smallest boat. At least the boat had a canopy & padded seats.

The strategy was sound. Our group of 7 was able to thoroughly check out the sights before the large tour boats from Cancun arrived. Although, we were a little disappointed in the limited amount of trails on the island, we were able to get very close to nesting frigate birds near the small boat dock. It was a cool sight to see them up close in their natural habitat. Also, the views from the tower were great.

By the time the other boats arrived, Noah & Alberto had prepared a delicious lunch. There are a lot of hermit crabs running around and we had some beach/shore snorkel/siesta time. On the way back, we stopped at a beautiful reef for snorkeling. Saw schools of literally thousands of fish. We also saw some large turtles on the way back..

Great way to spend the day.

Visited February 2014
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Laurel, Mississippi
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Nice guy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We went snorkeling with Captain Tony and enjoyed our morning. He was a careful captain and kind to our little children. We went to El Farito which was good snorkeling and well worth the trip.

Visited January 2014
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Had a great combo trip to swim with whale sharks, go to Contoy and then snorkel on our way back to Isla Mujeres. Tony was a great guy, friendly, fun and courteous. He provided necessary snorkeling gear drinks (water, soda and beer) and lunch on Contoy. Met some really nice people on the trip.

Visited August 2013
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best day of the entire trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Hands down the best decision we made on our trip was choosing captain tony.
He is extremely friendly and speaks english well. His tour provides more than the other boats, the value is incredible.
You start at 8am and get back at 4 pm. You get to swim with the whale sharks, then head to island contoy (beautiful small island with very few people, and an amazing beach) where tony and his brother make a delicious lunch. Afterwards we went snorkeling in a shallow reef full of coral and fish, and there wasn't another boat in sight!
Taking a trip with captain tony is a must.

Visited August 2013
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Fort Plain, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“this man is amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This man should be Mexico's man of the year, He is so outgoing, he made our wedding and honeymoon amazing. He picked up from Ixchel, (room 709 is amazing!!!) and he took us to see whale sharks, my wife and I were amazed at how careful and considerate he is of his passengers, and his guests on his boat. Waters were a little rough, but he navigated them with ease, and made us feel comfortable. Anyone who misses out on him, well missed out on Isla. Make sure and spend some time with him on Isla!

Visited August 2012
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