Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Mexico & Central America
Reload this Page >

Could Motion Scikness be a Problem on the Ferry to Isla Mujeres or Cozumel?

Could Motion Scikness be a Problem on the Ferry to Isla Mujeres or Cozumel?

Old Mar 26th, 2005, 08:09 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,090
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Could Motion Scikness be a Problem on the Ferry to Isla Mujeres or Cozumel?

Has anyone experienced motions sickness on the ferry to Cozumel or Isla Mujeres?

I am very sensitive motion and worried that it might ruin our vacation. It has been eighteen years since I visited either island so I can not remember what the crossing is like.
sparklegem is offline  
Old Mar 26th, 2005, 02:28 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,066
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm not prone to getting motion sickness. That said I felt pretty rotton for a couple hours after our return to PDC from Cozumel. Lots of people on the ferry were vomiting during the transit. I was outside on the way over, I don't know if the water was smoother or the great outdoors was a factor, but I was fine going that way.

Never had any problems coming or going to Isla Mujeres. Always smooth, it's also quite a bit shorter.

Jean
JeanH is offline  
Old Mar 26th, 2005, 07:57 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 957
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi sparklegem,
I didn't feel anything, but my friend felt
very seasick on the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel and back. It took her awhile to feel better. Sorry...........
Jayne
Jayneann is offline  
Old Mar 26th, 2005, 09:44 PM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,090
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wow, that sounds awful. I am so glad that I asked. Thank you for your replies.
sparklegem is offline  
Old Mar 27th, 2005, 01:18 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 32
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yes you can get sick and I did, but it all depends on the weather.. To avoid that, you can buy at any Walgreens these wrist bands for motion sickness. It is amazing how they work well!! You won't feel anything using this..

Good luck!
PatSchenkel is offline  
Old Mar 27th, 2005, 03:12 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,658
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have been on both those ferries quite a few times.

I am not prone to seasickness but my DH is.

Never had or seen a problem on the one from/to IM. It's only 15 minutes and the water is not as rough as to Coz.

On the PDC/Coz one it is a different story. While I've never had a problem, I have seen others who have. It can get pretty rough. The people who sit outside in the back never seem to get sick. The worst place is inside downstairs in the front.

I don't think it would ruin your vacation, but it would not be much fun were you to have a problem.

Diana is offline  
Old Mar 27th, 2005, 11:26 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 12
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The ferry to IM takes all of 10 to 15 minutes and the water is generally pretty smooth. Plus the ferry moves fast so it is doubtful you would get seasick. In all the years we have been going to IM I really can't remember seeing anyone getting ill. Go and enjoy!!
cybergrandma is offline  
Old Mar 27th, 2005, 11:38 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 385
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Where motion sickness can also be a problem is from the drive from La Fortuna to Monteverde and from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio.

The roads are reallllllllllly bad.
Great views though.
dariow is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
tenthumbs
Mexico & Central America
14
Jun 30th, 2008 03:39 PM
Ying
Mexico & Central America
4
Apr 6th, 2004 03:26 AM
Normand
Mexico & Central America
6
Jan 26th, 2004 11:26 AM
Teri
Mexico & Central America
4
Jan 9th, 2003 05:00 AM
query
Mexico & Central America
2
Nov 20th, 2002 04:23 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -