My mistake was to purchase a ticket on the Ultramar ferry from viator. Upon arrival at the Ultramar office to exchange my voucher for a ticket to Isla Mujeres, the staff could not find my reservation. After 15 minutes of searching, I gave up, and purchased a ticket right there. I lost the money I had paid for a voucher, but gained knowledge in the future, to pay on the spot.
There isn't much to review about this trip. It was a simple ferry ride from the mainland to the Island. It was a nice, warm, sunny day that made for a pleasant ride. We rode both ways on the upper deck to take advantage of the beautiful weather.
The seating area that we were in was nice and clean. The seats were as comfortable as you could expect for a ferry.
A couple things that stood out in my mind:
Once we got up to full speed, there was quite a bit of wind to deal with so keeping your hat on or your hair in place was a struggle... something to think about before electing to ride on the upper level.
On the way back, there was a singermusician playing a guitar and singing songs and taking requests. It was a nice touch to accentuate our trip back to the mainland. We never knew if he was an employee of the ferry, or just another passenger who was performing for tips... we tipped him a few bucks.
I can't think of anything about the ride, either way, that I was disappointed or upset with. From what I can remember, the price wasn't anything outrageous.
Sortie sympathique même si le site est envahi de touristes.
A la sortie du ferry, de nombreux taxis vous attendent pour vous conduire sur les plages. Ne sachant pas où elles se situaient, nous en avons donc pris un. Presque pour rien car l'une d'elles ne se trouvait qu'à 500 mètres à pied à la sortie de l'embarcadère à gauche.
Après la baignade, il est possible de faire un petit tour sur le marché où on peut acheter des souvenirs, mais également se restaurer. Pour les adeptes ou amateurs du snorkeling, n'oubliez pas votre matériel car les plages de l'île aux femmes se prêtent bien à cette pratique.
Not cool! Overpaid by 15 USD per person. Paid 23.98 roundtrip per person. When we went to exchange our vouchers for tickets, the price listed on the actual tickets was 146 pesos8.71 USD. I suggest you buy your tickets at Puerto Juarez. No need to worry about them running out as they have multiple boats every half hour.