Swim Whale Shark Tour

$ 159

Location : Cancun and / or departures from Playa del Carmen and Tulum

Included : Snorkel with Whale Sharks, Free time at Isla Mujeres beach, Equipment, Lunch.

Duration : 5 hours

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Leonard Alvarez
Leonard Alvarez
My gf and I had a great time learning from Eduardo. He made us feel comfortable throughout our certification process and he is very knowledgeable in his field. Glad we went through a small shop and the open water dives were done right off playa.
Claudia Delgado
Claudia Delgado
Fuimos a hacer 2 inmersiones en Cozumel con Poncho y fue maravilloso. Nos hizo muy a meno el camino, disfrutamos muchísimo, vimos muchas tortugas, mantas, tiburón.. Además nos ayudó en todo, nos acompañó de vuelta. Es súper buen instructor (fuimos también por refresh) y fue increíble, gracias por todo Poncho!!!!!
Juan Pablo Puglia Guarneri
Juan Pablo Puglia Guarneri
Buenísimo el servicio de Lalo, lo recomiendo %100
Marie Ducos
Marie Ducos
Thank you very much to Alfonso for our amazing dive ! We had the chance to discover beautiful reefs and fishes !
Rick Dowda
Rick Dowda
I decided to choose Eduardo and his team earlier this month to get my Advanced Open Water certification. And I’m glad that I did. We had a total of six dives over 3 days. They were all great. Not only did Eduardo and JP take us to some terrific dive spots, they focused on safety and excellent instruction. I will definitely be coming back in the future.
Iris Adler
Iris Adler
Mein Mann und ich hatten 4 Tauchgänge mit Eduardo. 2x Cenote und 2x Conzumel. Wir haben uns immer sicher und gut betreut gefühlt. Cenote-Tauchen was unser erstes Mal, und Eduardo hat uns im Vorfeld sehr detailliert erklärt, was uns erwartet. Wir planen im Winter eine Rückkehr nach Yucatan, und werden dann auf jeden Fall wieder gemeinsam mit Eduardo tauchen. Vielen Dank für die schönen Erlebnisse!
Luca Redaelli
Luca Redaelli
Very good reservation experience, with an intuitive website, almost instantaneous and clear answers for enquiries and full honesty on bull shark dives (noticing us weeks before about low probabilities, so that we could change our plans accordingly). Very good quality of equipment, as well as kind and competent staff, always willing to go the extra mile and fulfill any potential need. The overall experience (we dove Cenotes and did a nitrox course) was even above expectations, so I couldn’t recommend more.
Dra. Florencia D'Antonio
Dra. Florencia D'Antonio
Ha sido excelente! Poncho fue mi instructor y fue excelente . Gracias por todo
Hugo Escobar
Hugo Escobar
Recientemente completé mi certificación PADI Open Water en Acuaticaribe y fue una muy grata experiencia. Todo el personal fue muy amable y el instructor fue muy profesional y paciente. Hicimos inmersiones en los arrecifes de Playa del Carmen y Cozumel y sin duda volvere para realizar mas. 100% recomendados

Whale Shark Tour Cancún

Whale shark tour is for all your family! Have a perfect day to enjoy the marine life and discover the Mexican Caribbean sea.

It’s the largest fish in the whole world and it has been around for over 5 million years. They can reach up to 12 meters long and visit the Yucatan peninsula from May to September.

There are more than 800 whale sharks in the Mexican Caribbean that comes every year crossing the seas in search of food, small organisms called plankton. Explore the Mexican Caribbean to learn about the whale sharks and live nature at its best.

This is an activity for the whole family or solo, to experience a close encounter with marine life.  Whale Sharks are gems of the Riviera Maya and we must care for them consciously to keep receiving their visit.

We ask you to be respectful and don’t get too close or touch the whale sharks during your tour.

The whale shark tour is for all the family, perfect day to enjoy the marine life and discover the Mexican Caribbean sea.

Swim and Snorkel with Whale Sharks in Playa del Carmen

What to expect? Learn about the whale sharks and swim/snorkel with them,  maybe even encounter devil manta rays beside them. Then, snorkel on a reef near Isla Mujeres to chill after this exciting experience of swimming with the largest shark in the world.

Itinerary: You will be picked up from your hotel between 4:40 am – 7 am depending on your starting location (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum – Akumal, Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres). Our boats are very close to Cancun.

We will give you an explanation of the tour while at your disposal you will have complimentary coffee, tea, juices and bread.

After the explanation and having answered all your questions we will leave in the boats, it normally takes about 45 minutes to reach the place of the whale sharks and there will be chances to see dolphins and manta rays on the way, you will be able to swim with the whale sharks two times and up to 3 or 4 if the conditions are perfect and the captain thinks it is safe to do it, the swim is done two by two in the water with our guide.

After swimming with the whale sharks we will go to Isla Mujeres.

During the journey, sandwiches, water and soft drinks are served. Once on the beach of Isla Mujeres while you relax in its crystalline waters, we will prepare a ceviche that you can enjoy with soft drinks or water.

Vegan or vegetarian food can be provided if you let us know in advance.

Included : Snorkeling equipment, Lunch.

¿Where will we meet?  Punta Sam Cancun

Not included : Marine Park Fee 15 us or 300 pesos

“Round-trip transportation from

Playa del Carmen is $25 USD or $425 MXN.

From Tulum, there’s an additional cost of $40 USD or $700 MXN

From Akumal, $30 USD or $500 MXN.

If you need transportation from any of these places, please specify in the reservation notes, including the hotel name, room number, and guest name.

This payment will be added to the final payment. Once the reservation is made, we will confirm the pick-up time via email and/or WhatsApp.”

Recommendations:The use of sunscreen is not allowed, we recommend wearing a long sleeve T-shirt or bringing a rash guard as sun protection, to protect your face you can use zinc oxide

Important to mention for the whale shark tour 

We want to mention that for this tour we cannot guarantee the sighting of the whale sharks, because nature cannot be controlled. Thus, we cannot make refunds if we do not see them. It is very rare for this to happen, and many times we see 20 or 50 or even more whale sharks but sometimes sea conditions do not allow us to see whale sharks despite all our efforts, please note that although unlikely that could happen to you. It is a federal rule since 2016 not to guarantee the sighting. This tour is not recommended for children under 4 years of age.

If there are no more than 2 sharks in sight we will not be able to swim with them, we will only be able to spot them from the boats. Whale Shark Federal Preservation and Conservation Rule

There will be no tours every day 30 of the season, on May 30, June 30. July 30 and August 30 will be closed to activity for all companies.

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