Cancun Whale Shark Snorkel Tour

From $159 USD
Tour code: 698512

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Experience overview

Whale sharks will visit this unique spot where the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea meet. Just about the three islands Holbox, Contoy and Isla Mujeres. Gems of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Come and swim in small groups with this graceful fish! The largest one in the world!
This singular event takes place only a few weeks of the year, so do not miss out this great opportunity of a lifetime. These amazing creatures go from 2.5 to 10 Meters. Rich plankton brings them here. From the end the month of May to mid-September. Reservations available from June 1st to September 15. Occasionally whale sharks aggregate by hundreds.
After main activity, visit Playa Norte Beach, famed as one of the 10 top beaches worldwide. Located in Isla Mujeres.

Transportation charged separately upon boarding, according to your hotel area.


Duration: 8 hours
Age: 4+
Level: Moderate

  • Swim along the magnificent fish:  Our expert guides will bring you to a close encounter with Whale Sharks. They visit us very year from traveling in a global scale and follow the rich nutrient and warm waters of the Mexican Caribbean during summer.
  • Observational, Small groups noninvasive activity: This visit takes palace in separate small groups, supervised by Marine Park conservation authorities and with professional environmentally trained tour guides.
  • Unique Experience Worldwide: Take with you some of the most memorable times, in connection with nature from a unique perspective in regard to sea life. A real privilege and celebration in your deserved vacation time!
  • Safety is important to us.  Even though whale shark is the largest fish, it only feeds off plankton, is characterized for a very slow motion and amiable character (this is a non-mammal and very calm vertebrate creature)
  • Covid and health measures:  All our equipment is perfectly sanitized. On our tours, we want travelers to relax. and have fun knowing that we are following strict Covid guidelines. If we must change our itinerary for any reason, we will communicate that to you in advance.

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  Light Breakfast

  Sterilized snorkeling gear,

  Snorkel and sightseeing of whale shark

  Snacks and nonalcoholic drinks

  Professional Tour Guide

  Use of Private Marina Facilities

NOT included

  Transportation to/from Cancun Downtown, Hotel Zone, Costa Mujeres and Moon Palace hotel (Pick-ups from 6:20 to 7:15 am) $10.00

  Transportation to/from Royalton Riviera Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen (Pick-ups from 6:00 to 6:40 am) $20.00

  Transportation to/from Xcaret, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Gran Bahia Principe Tulum hotel (Pick-ups from 5:15 to 5:50 am) $30.00

  Transportation to/from Hotels in Tulum with meeting point at SUPER AKI in downtown Tulum (Pick-ups at 5:00 am) $40.00

  Marine Park Preservation and Pier Tax $ 20 us

  Pictures and Souvenirs

  Gratuities ( At your discretion)

Start your day with Hotel Pick Up
Expect to be picked up right at your hotel door, in the early morning. Your climate-controlled vehicle is equipped with hand sanitizers for your comfort and safety.
Arrival to Private Marina
Breakfast and Check in, use facilities
Whale Shark Experience
Get On your snorkeling gear and start your swim along with our certified guide who will share with you some interesting facts on the whale shark movements, habits, believed migration routes, and much more.
Playa Norte Beach at Isla Mujeres
Relax and enjoy the shallow turquoise blue waters of the northern part of this small island part of Mexico`s Pueblos Magicos or magic Towns. This label is only attained to small towns in this county which have a history heritage and maintain the cultural representation flavors that have been preserved trough out the years.
Return to marina
Enjoy the ride and the beautiful sights of the Mexican Caribbean Horizon and get ready to board your transportation to your hotel

  Sunscreen swimming shirt / Rash guard T-Shirt ( Rather than chemical sun screen lotion )

  Swimming suit

  Flip Flops or water shoes



  Extra money for souvenirs and Photos

Basic swimming skills are required.

Health Restrictions: Not suitable for children under 4 years, persons with serious medical conditions, Pregnant women, Motor problems or Cardiac Conditions.  Anyone under the influence or alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participant. (No refunds Apply)

COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures

Face mask required for travelers in required areas.

Hand sanitizer available

If a full refund is required, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the activity.

How long will we be with the whale shark?

Once the boat arrives in the Whale Shark area, our group will remain there from two to three hours . The guide will accompany two persons at a time . taking from two to three different turns.

What’s the light lunch

Ham and Cheese sandwich or baguette, Ceviche, bottled water and pop soda.

Can I bring a companion to just observe the activity?

Yes you may . But your companion would pay the same rate as this experience is for small groups and spaces are very limited

How many people go in the boats.

Each group boat carries 10 people maximum

What is the boat size?

Each boat is 32 ft long / 10 meters

Do you provide any seasickness medication ?

As tour operators we would not recommend or prescribe any medication, please make sure to check with your doctor any seasickness medication before participating in this tour. Once we arrive in the whale shark area and the boat remains still some visitor would feel seasick so we suggest you take preventive measures.

Is the water cold?

No the water is not cold as this activity takes place in the summer.

Does the tour provide life vests?

Life vests are provided along with the snorkeling gear. It is important to know that life vests provide some reduced mobility as it always keeps you up floating on the surface. There are neoprene wet suits available at $15 rental cost . Wet suites provide you with more mobility and flexibility.

Do you plan to make reservations for 10 or more people?

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