Contoy Excursions - Private Day Adventures

Contoy Excursions - Private Day Adventures

Scuba & Snorkelling • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Archaeology Tours • Day Trips
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
We are a tour operator agency located in Cancun Quintana Roo Mexico, we provide guided tour to the main nature, archaeology and cultural attractions in the Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya. We are specialized in wildlife encounters like the whale shark, marine turtles, sailfish and guided tours to the most important archaeological sites of the south of Mexico.
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Conrado
Boston, MA2 contributions
Mar 2020
Carlos was an unbelievable bird-guide, extremely knowledgeable and quick to identify numerous species in seconds. Before the trip, he asked me if there were any species, in particular, I wanted to see, I told him I would like to see a Turquoise Browed Mot Mot: He planned the trip accordingly, and within 5 minutes of arriving at our first spot we found several turquoise browed motmots, along with tons of other species: Black-headed Trogons, Gartered Trogons, Scarlet Pigeon, several species of hummingbirds and orioles. Within the first half an hour of birding, we were already well over 30 species. We went to three different spots, all of which had different species of birds, he planned the trip so that we would be at each spot at the perfect time and maximize our species list for the day. Everything was extremely well planned and executed, I had never seen so many birds in one day before. We ended the day with 72 species, including several endemic species (Yucatan woodpecker, Yucatan Vireo, etc), 8 different species of orioles, 2 different species of Tucans, 2 species of Trogons, over 10 species of warblers and even ran into some spider monkeys!
Overall, I HIGHLY recommend booking a birding trip through Contoy Excursions, but more specifically, I advise requesting Carlos: I'm sure the other guides are great too, but Carlos made the experience unforgettable!
Written March 21, 2020
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Michelle_Your_Belle
Lahaina, HI12 contributions
Feb 2021
We visited Cancun in Feb 2021 and booked a Sailfish Tour with Contoy Excursions. They were prompt with their responses, picked us up from our hotel, everything was very well organized, all of the staff were friendly, service overall was exceptional!

We were able to see Sailfish along with dolphins, barracuda, and spend a fun day out on the boat. The Captain was very knowledgeable and Carlos our guide was great!

Would recommend and would book again!
Written April 14, 2021
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ContoyExcursions
Thank you for your comments and was an amazing day to swim with the sailfish!
Written June 15, 2021
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Sibylle R
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
We had the best experience with Contoy Excursions! We decided to go for 3 adventurous days - camping and exploring in the jungle.

We had the chance to see many wild animals throughout this trip : manatees, crocodiles, exotic birds, monkeys, and a few fascinating insects!!

Our two guides Carlos and Lougos were amazing! Thanks to them we really got to experience the Mexican culture which made our trip memorable!

I would highly recommend going on a few days excursion with them. We feel very grateful 😊
Written November 20, 2022
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ContoyExcursions
Thank you for the opportunity, this help us alot to keep doing what we love!
Written November 28, 2022
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Julie S
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
We had a private birding tour. It was amazing. Our guide, Carlos, was so knowledgeable, friendly, and informative. He has an uncanny ability to spot and hear the birds. 54 in total!!!! Along with Manuel, we couldn’t have had a better day. 10 out of 10!!!!
Written November 16, 2022
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ContoyExcursions
Thank you for the opportunity, this help us alot to keep doing what we love!
Written November 28, 2022
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Cheryl W
Lowell, MI33 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
My husband and I earned a free vacation to the Cancun area in June of 2016. Not the best time to go to Mexico, but it was a free vacation. I looked for hours to find a birding guide. The only thing I located were these folks, who I found through the Viator site. My husband and I are accomplished birders, and have hired guides on several continents. This tour was $600 for up to 6 people - not including tips, so quite expensive since there were only two of us, but the only thing I could find. We spent about three hours with Cris and Antonio (a local Mayan guide), wandering around a little neighborhood and then in one of the lesser known Mayan ruin areas. It was HOT and humid, so not pleasant birding by any means. But it was a fruitful trip. We started out with 580 birds on our life list. Taking full advantage of Antonio's skills, we identified 42 different species. Thirty of those were life birds for us! Cris not only did some birding with us, he also took many photos of us and the birds, then emailed us the photo roll a few days later - an unexpected bonus. So, Cancun isn't the best place to bird, but if that's where you end up, give these guys a call!!
Written July 3, 2016
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Hayleycc91
1 contribution
Jun 2016 • Couples
This visit was our first trip to Mexico for me and my boyfriend. As a birthday gift to my boyfriend I pre booked online a swim with whale sharks with contoy excursions. It was an early start getting picked up by a mini bus from our hotel at 6.30am as we had to travel from riviera maya to cancun. Our guide Ricardo was excellent he was so friendly and chatty and on our long journey to the bay he told us all about the different hotels and locations that where good to visit. On our arrival at the bay we had coffee and fruit before getting on the boat, Rico suggested at this point we take anti sickness tablets as most will be prone to sea sickness on small boats. It took 50 minutes to get out into the open ocean where the whale sharks were feeding. I will recommend you use bio degradable sun block as u are not aloud to apply alot and still need to keep protected from the sun for most of the day trip. It did take quite a while to find the whale sharks as it was a cloudy day and sightings are harder when the surface water is cold. But Rico informed us of useful information while we waited, we also saw dolphins and a giant manteray leaping out of the water. We got to swim in small groups with the whale sharks once we spotted them, it was incredible! They swam underneath and around us at 7ft to 8ft long. They where beautiful and an absolute once in a lifetime experience. The trip out to sea was a long one but it is 100% worth it when u swim with these amazing creatures. After our swim we headed in to isla majeras to swim by the beach and eat lunch before heading home. We were very well taken care of and couldn't recommend the experience enough, although be warned you will probably experience motion sickness as most on our boat did even with taking tablets.
Written June 28, 2016
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reginaroos
Baden, Switzerland215 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
It was my daughter's and my god child's with to make " Swimming with the Whale Sharks" to an amazing and remarkable experience. And indeed it happened this way .
Before we talk about the Whale Sharks, let me quickly mention the outstanding ceviche which we got served as lunch. Here was Raul responsible, he caught the fish in the morning prior to our trip and prepared it fresh. So yummy .
Our whale shark swimming was a true success story . Firstly we saw so many, then secondly they had been so close to us that we truly could swim site by site with them .
Carlos explained very well the nature and biology of these mammals . He took any fear from my daughter away . Would truly recommend to wear the diving suits for 10 USD extra , Much more comfortable than the life vests for good swimmers.
Also either take your own underwater camera along or get a video done by Carlos

Wonderful day , very safe organized.

I like the aspect that is is not too professional, the personal touch is there and you feel welcome and attended.

Great day for us
Written August 4, 2018
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mel110278
Bucharest, Romania62 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
I did this tour from Tulum to Cancun where we took a boat for 2 hours in the company of Carlos, Pablo and the Captain.
The swim with the whale sharks was something new for me.
We had lovely and wonderful memories due to them.
On the way back we stopped to Isla Mujeres for a lunch on a floating table prepared by the Captain himself.
I hardly recommend this tour for adventurers who look for unusual and unforgettable experience!!!
Many thanks to the team! Melanie
Written July 13, 2018
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Collin C
Palatine, IL120 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We did both the turtle snorkeling and an all day archaeological private tour. Carlos & Eduardo were great, as were both of our drivers. They took care of our every need and made sure we got exactly what we wanted out of each of our adventures. In fact, the all day tour wasn't something they have done before, but they put it together specifically for us...that's service!
Written April 19, 2018
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Richard N
2 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
This snorkeling trip is a must do!!! Our tour guides, Fernando and Christain, made the trip especially amusing with an amazing chemistry, excellent humor, and exceptional personalities. In addition, the wildlife was incredible. We were able to spot and watch at least 6 turtles in addition to stingrays, incredibly bountiful fish, and even Brazilian long-nosed bats! Be aware that the last two excursions on this trip, the Akumal and the cenote, require you to wear a life jacket, and you will not actually snorkel in the cenote; however it is certainly one of the best parts. I cannot stress how worth it this tour was to me, in addition to it's superiority over the other snorkeling tours available in the area.
Written November 26, 2017
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