Swim Whale Shark Tour

USD  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 : 6 hours

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Mathieu Delisee
Mathieu Delisee
Took my PADI test there with Eduardo and Chino 2 months ago —what an incredible experience! Their expertise and patience shone through, especially during a thrilling cave dive. Chino's exceptional explanations made it all a breeze. Highly recommend this center for a perfect dive and PADI journey!
Francesco Rusui
Francesco Rusui
Simply great! everything was well oganized and professional. We got our Openwater certificate with Acuacaribe and we had a great experience with this diving center. Prices are incredibly fair for the service provided. Highly recommended
Mariana Ordonez Prieto
Mariana Ordonez Prieto
Increíble experiencia, El Chino fue excelente instructor y los capis se portaron muy bien 🙂
Michelle Chang
Michelle Chang
Acuaticaribe Team was AMAZING! I have been out on boats for snorkling in the past, and I can say hands down that this team of people are one of the most organized and attentive. They made me feel safe during the whole open water diver certification process. To be honest, I was afraid at first to be going to Mexico for my certification, but I am SO glad I did, especially with this team of people because it is such a positive experience in my trip to Cancun. Prior to arriving, Eduardo was so responsive and responsible. He answered all my questions and concerns about being in Mexico for my certification. Also, Andrew (my dive instructor) was FANTASTIC! He was so attentive, patient, and encouraging throughout the whole process. He made sure my brother and I were comfortable with the skills and showed us some cool things underwater. He also was especially helpful when I started to ascend due to the surges and helped me troubleshoot during the rough currents. I would recommend coming to Acuaticaribe for your scuba adventure. I plan to be back next time for cenote dives!
I took a rescue diver course with instructor Chino. The whole experience is fantastic! I learned a lot and had so much fun at the same time. 👍👍
H Schultz
H Schultz
Eduardo helped me get the PADI open water certificate. Super awesome experience. Saw some awesome stuff down at the reef. Best part is that after the whole experience of us practicing the drills for the certification in the pool, I got to enjoy 4 beautiful dives at the reef where we also went through the drills inbetween exploring the amazing reefs. Big thank you to Eduardo and his team. I will be back next time I'm in the area.
Soomi Jeong (Valentina)
Soomi Jeong (Valentina)
The cenote views were amazing. DO NOT miss out! Our dive instructors were so kind and attentive. It made our experience unforgettable.
Aljaž Berginc
Aljaž Berginc
Instructores: 5/5 Mi instructor era muy profesional y amable, me explicó todo antes del buceo y estuvo a mi lado todo el tiempo. Equipo: 5/5 Todo funcionó bien, el BCD era casi nuevo y no tuve ningún problema con el equipo. Experiencia general: 5/5 La comunicación fue rápida en WhatsApp; primero hice un depósito y el resto lo pude pagar en pesos. Fueron muy puntuales, todo fue como lo planeado. En el buceo con tiburones me sentí muy tranquila, vimos muchísimos que se nos acercaron, también la caguama, la tortuga y la morena verde. Nos dieron snacks y en el segundo buceo vimos muchísimos peces en el arrecife. Muy contenta con la experiencia, los puedo recomendar al 100%.
Dimitri Chorvoz
Dimitri Chorvoz
J’ai plongé avec eux pour voir des requins bulldogs, les guides etaient top, on est resté un peu moins de 40min à admirer les requins et j’ai pas trouvé de meilleur prix a playa del carmen. Gracias 👌
Zhechao_Frank Xu
Zhechao_Frank Xu
Small but great group. My wife and I got the AOW and Enriched Air certifications here. Really appreciate instructor Chino! He is enthusiastic and has lived in the area for many years. Since it was our first time in Mexico, he was very helpful in recommending local food and restaurants. We will definitely dive here again next year!

Snorkel Whale Shark 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

*If you need transportation from Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Tulum, Cancún, don’t worry we will arrange it, it is only

From Tulum $35 US per person or  $ 600 pesos. Round Trip

From Playa del Carmen $20 US per person or $ 300 pesos. Round Trip

From Cancun $15 USD per person or $ 200 pesos. Round Trip

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

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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