Cancun, Q.R. — The monopoly of UltraMar is about to end as two new boat companies enter the Carribean Sea to take passengers to and from Cancun and Isla Mujeres.
The director of the Port Administration of Quintana Roo (Apiqroo) Alicia Ricalde Magaña, announced that two new shipping companies will begin to provide crossing service between Cancun and Isla Mujeres as of December 1.
With the entry of the two shipping companies, Marinsa and Naveganto, the monopoly that currently exists is broken, she said, referring to Ultramar which for years, has maintained the exclusivity of the route.
“They will be the same as Cozumel, with three companies.”
Ricalde Magaña explained that each of the new companies are based out of Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche and will begin their crossing service with three boats.
There are an estimated 4.5 million crossings each year between Isla Mujeres and the mainland of Cancun. The new companies, Marinsa and Naveganto, will begin offering their services as of December 1.