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Snorkeling and swim in the three most famous islands of the Mexican Caribbean. Isla Blanca, Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres

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A great way to ensure that you and your family will have a grand yachting time is to book a private yacht charter and visit the top sailing destinations around the Cancun Isla Mujeres best known for their incredible beaches. We have this option on a yacht or with our speed boat island charter.

These places are also famous for their beautiful views, warm and transparent waters, and friendly local people.
It means there is plenty to be a happy yachting day on one of our boats and the perfect Island.
To top that off, when you book a luxury yacht charter Cancun for sure you will have a truly memorable and luxurious getaway.

The waters near Isla Contoy are very rich in nutrients that serve as food for the plankton that constitutes the food base of more than 234 species of fish identified in the area, including the majestic whale sharks and stingrays that feed near their coasts and the turtles that nest there.

The Ixlaché reef south of Contoy marks the beginning of the second-longest reef barrier in the world, the famous islands Mesoamerican Reef. Beautiful species of corals, fish, and organisms of great commercial value such as spiny lobster and pink snail abound.
Swim with rays and turtles, nurse sharks and a huge amount of fish. 
This area of Isla Contoy is good for a snorkel with rays and whale sharks

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Frigate birds wingspan can be up to 8ft. Each bird weighs approximately 3 lbs.
They glide for hours on end, usually in circles. There is no oil in feathers, so that is the reason, they prefer to fly. Their usual diet consists of sardines, but their favorite food is Flying Fish. They can have 1 chick every 2 years. Usual lifespan, 35 years.

Females identified with white bellies. Males have black bellies and inflate bright red gular sacs when the mating season, to attract females.
 Also, Turtles, come up on the shores of Contoy to lay eggs at night. The temperature determines whether or not turtles will be male or female. Turtles use the moon’s reflection off the surface of the ocean to find their way back to the sea.1% survive their first year. 1 in 500 turtles make it to adulthood.


There was a family of Manta Rayas at the Isla Contoy beach when I was there. A baby, and two older Mantas. A fourth one came racing up at one point and kicked up some sand. They were very friendly and enjoyed playing with each other in the shallow water.

There are hundreds of beautiful places to visit while on a luxury yacht charter. After considering a lot of factors including infrastructures, safety, sailing conditions, weather, and more.

You can anchor your yacht near one of the inlets and snorkel in and enjoy the clear seas.  Just like the other Caribbean islands, Isla Mujeres also provides white beaches with soft powdery sand, luxurious hotels, and a town you can explore.

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