Ferry Services To Cozumel
From Playa Del Carmen on the Yucatan mainland on the Mayan Riviera, visitors have the option of three different ferries to reach the docks in Cozumel. Both Ultramar and Cruceros Maritimos offer one-way and round-trip tickets between Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel. These companies each run regular trips throughout the day at regular intervals between one and two hours. Trips with either of these companies cost around sixteen to twenty dollars (round-trip). Departure from Playa Del Carmen begins around five o'clock in the morning, while the ferries leave Cozumel at around six o'clock in the morning. The last ferry for Playa Del Carmen leaves Cozumel around nine o'clock at night while the final ferry of the day departs from Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel an hour later. Both of these large ferries offer usually depart at staggered intervals so if you miss one, you will not have to wait a full two hours for the next trip. Each one-way voyage takes between twenty-five and forty-five minutes. Each of these vessels offers plenty of comparable amenities at a similar rate, so choosing between these companies is really only a matter of timing. Tickets may be purchased at booths along 5th Ave in Playa Del Carmen or at the docks in Cozumel or Playa Del Carmen. The Ferry Terminal in Playa Del Carmen is conveniently located less than two blocks from the town's central square. The Ferry Terminal on Cozumel is also easy to find near the town square of San Miguel, Cozumel's main city. Both ferries offer on-board refreshments, including soft drinks, juices, and beer.
If you would like to take your car out to Cozumel, you can opt to take the Transcaribe Ferry from Calica docks, which is located just south of Playa Del Carmen at Punta Venado. The cost usually runs about eighty dollars one way, but varies according to the size of your vehicle. The vehicle ferry is also a lengthier trip, averaging around an hour and fifteen minutes. Vehicles are also available for rental in San Miguel.
The ferry ticket fees cited on this website may be subject to change. Also, ferry departure times may possibly be changed as a result of weather conditions or seasonal schedules.