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“Tourist trap” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ultramar

Ultramar
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$11.99*
and up
One-Way or Round-Trip Ferry between Cancun and Isla Mujeres
Ranked #9 of 141 things to do in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are always at your service
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Excelsior, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Ride the $3 Ultramar and not the $19 one. Taxi drivers like to make you think it is not an option. They must have a deal with other water taxis.

Visited April 2014
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Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good way to get to Isla Majuries”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

This wasn't to bad the parking was free at the terminal and the rate was fair. Buy the round trip ticket, just make sure you don't ruin it to loose it, if so you will be paying again. Good entertainment while on the ferry.

Visited March 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Be wary of who you buy your tickets from”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

The ferry ride to Isla Mujeres was fine. Felt safe and it was even fun. But make sure you buy your tickets to Isla Mujeres directly from the company- not from a vendor who jacks up the prices. Your price should only be $19 round trip (if going from the Hotel Zone), or $6 if going from the local zone, not $22.

Visited March 2014
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Columbia, Missouri
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81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Ferry to Isla Mujeres - Playa Tortugas stop only!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

The bus driver will try to dump you off at the wrong stop to buy your ferry ticket, as they get a commission on the sale that way. However, the ferry leaves from the Playa Tortugas stop ONLY, so that is where you want to get off the bus. The ferry is $19/person, air conditioned and comfortable. You'll get the bonus of live entertainment aboard.

Visited March 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Easy way to reach Isla Mujeres”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Relatively quick, easy, pleasant way to get to Isla Mujeres. Only thing I would caution is that you return on the same destination boat you went out on. I inadvertently went back on a boat that arrived at a different location, but was still able to take the city bus back into town.

Visited February 2014
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