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Island Routes Expands to Mexico

Tour Operator | Brian Major | June 07, 2016

Island Routes Expands to Mexico

PHOTO: David Shields, general manager of Island Routes. (Photo by Brian Major).

Caribbean tour provider Island Routes Caribbean Adventures has added Mexico to the countries in which it offers adventure themed experiences and tours for land-based and cruise ship travelers. The company announced an agreement with Dolphin Discovery in Cancun to offer six new tours.

The new Dolphin Discovery Cancun tours available via Island Routes will include the Dolphin Encounter and Dolphin Royal Swim VIP programs along with programs that offer visitors interactions with manatees and sea lions.

Other new tours include a zip line adventure that transports guests nearly 100 feet above sea level past cliffs and above the sea as part of a Cancun Reef Park tour. The excursion is designed to showcase Cancun’s natural beauty and offers panoramic views of Isla Mujeres.

“I am immensely proud to announce this new offering,” said Adam Stewart, Island Routes’ CEO. “The launch of Mexico reaffirms our commitment to providing our customers with new products and services that continuously exceed their expectations, whilst delivering seamless, unforgettable experiences.”  

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Mexico is the twelfth destination now offered by the seven-year old tour company. Island Routes serves more than 500,000 customers per year said Stewart, offering tours in Antigua, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Grenada, the Turks & Caicos, the Dominican Republic and St. Maarten.

Island Routes’ expansion across Caribbean destinations mirrors the growth pattern of its parent company, Sandals Resorts International. Just as Sandals expanded from its origins in Jamaica to operate in several new Caribbean countries, Island Routes has expanded is planting its flag in new destinations.

A Sandals spokesperson told earlier this year that the company “is in high level discussions to build a resort in Riviera Maya,” which would be the company’s first Mexican resort property.

“Island Routes exists in locations that have not yet considered Sandals,” said David Shields, the company’s general manager. “I am sure our parent company will be following us to some those paths that we are already creating.”


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