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Whale Sharks Cancun

badge+3 YearsRiviera Maya, México
Whale Sharks Cancun
Whale Sharks Cancun
Whale Sharks Cancun
Whale Sharks Cancun
Whale Sharks Cancun

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-Coffee and bread at the marina.
-36 feet speedboats.
-Bilingual crew.
-Life jacket.
-Snorkeling equipment.
-2 to 3 swims per person with the whale shark.
-Visit to north beach.
-Ceviche and sandwiches.
-Water and soft drinks.

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Whale Sharks in Cancun

Live a once in a lifetime experience swimming with the largest fish in the world!

Definitely this is a unique adventure, near Contoy Island we will find the largest congretation of Whale Shark in the world, making this area the Whale Shark capital of the world.

This wonderful and unique tour leaves every day from our all new private marina located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal, in 33 ft boats with a máximum capacity of 10 passengers, (this is the largest length permitted in the Whale Shark area for security reasons.) One bilingual guide and a Captain will be part of your crew, the use of a life vest is mandatory and our guides are certified for this specific activity.

We have pick ups in every hotel in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum área, then we will head to the Marina, where you will have coffee & bread, and before boarding, you will be introduced to your crew and a short briefing instructions will be given to you, this to perform this activity in the safest way possible and also to follow the rules for the protection and conservation of this marvelous creature, this way we can guarantee that this will be one of the best experiences of your life. Once in the boat, life vests and full snorkeling gear will be provided.

After the instruction briefing, we will board the boats to leave at 07:45 am and navigate for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to the whale shark area north of Contoy Island.

The adventure starts right here, where we start searching for the whale shark in a vast area of 120,000 hectares of water. Once we find them, the swimming will take place; from 2 to 3 inmersions per person, always with 2 people plus the guide in the water.

But the adventure does not end here, after swimming with the whale sharks, we will have a final stop in beautiful Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres which is simply the nicest beach of the island, here we will spend about an hour for you to relax on the beach or do some more snorkeling. Soft drinks and snacks will be served on board! Then we go back to our Marina in Cancun around 1:30 to take you back to your hotels.


What's Included?

  • -Round trip transportation.
  • -Comfortable 36-foot boats.
  • -Life Vest.
  • -Snorkeling gear.
  • -Certified guides.
  • -Bilingual crew and guides.
  • -Coffee & Bread.
  • -2 to 3 dives per person with the whale shark
  • -Water and soft drinks
  • -Snacks.
  • -Dock and Marine park federal tax $15 usd or $290 pesos per person in cash.

Important information

  • -All whale shark tour guides have passed certification exams under the standard: NOM-0.
  • Travelers must be in average physical condition.

What to bring?

  • -Comfortable shoes.
  • -Sunglasses.
  • -Cash.
  • -Camera.
  • Bathing suit.


  • Bring a hat or cap.


  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.


  • -Unique tour in the world.
  • -On Contoy Island we find the largest concentration of whale sharks.

Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, you can update the dates at no cost.

  • Warranty against bad weather: 1 year warranty against bad weather.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • No refund for cancellation



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starstarstarstarstarI loved it

Sasha L, Jun 2022

Very nice experience, our tour guide was friendly, we had a good time.

starstarstarstarstarIt is worthwhile

Luis T, Jun 2022

I waited several months to be able to live this experience for myself. But it was definitely worth every second of it. From the beginning, Xavier explained what we would be doing and asked us to be respectful of the marine life, which I thought was a nice gesture on his part. When we arrived, we were about 15 minutes waiting for a sighting, but the wait was worth it. While we were waiting, Xavier made jokes. He even told us several anecdotes about his experiences with sharks of all kinds. At the time of snorkeling, I was a little nervous, but then I saw that it was pretty safe, and I went for it. I will never regret this experience. It was beautiful; I can't describe how nice it was.