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Passenger Ferry

Two ferry companies operate the route between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen on the mainland: Winjet (orange) and Ultramar (yellow). The crossing takes about 40 minutes and departs from the Ferry Pier downtown.

Boat to Cozumel

Note: the ferries are running a slightly reduced service at the moment departing approximately every 2 hours with the first ferry to Cozumel usually at 9am and the last one back usually at 7pm. This is changing all the time though, so check with the ferry companies directly for the latest information, their contact details are below.


Cancun Airport can be hectic, especially when several flights arrive close together, so relax after you land in Mexico and enjoy the peace of mind of a pre-booked airport transfer to the Cozumel ferry.

Transfers to the ferry

Find more information and make reservations here.

One way ferry fares cost around $11 for adults and $9 for children. Round-trip fares cost around $22 for adults and $18 for children (depending which company you travel with and the offers available).

Ferry to Cozumel

*TIP* For flexibility, buy a single ticket because you may need to use a different ferry company going back and the tickets aren't transferable.

The boats are large, modern, stable boats that cross to the island in about 40 minutes and offer great views on the way. They have inside areas with air-conditioning and open air decks too. There's a bar service onboard and some even have live music.

Cozumel Ferry

Ferry tickets can be bought at the pier which is centrally located in Playa del Carmen. If you're staying in Cancun it's about a 1 hour transfer to the ferry by private van. If you need any advice on transfer or transport arrangements contact us and one of our Local Experts will be pleased to assist.

Ferry music

All ferry companies offer discounts for local residents, contact the ferry companies for further information. This information is intended as a guide only. The ferry companies frequently change timetables and fares at short notice, so please check with the ferry companies directly to confirm the latest information.

Find information about Cozumel car ferries.

Cozumel Ferry Company Contact Details

Winjet (formerly Mexico Waterjets)
Cozumel (987) 872-1588, (987) 872-1508 or (987) 872-4988

Cancun (998) 293-9092