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Whale Shark Tour

Swim with whale sharks in the area of Isla Mujeres

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Riviera Maya
1 day
English & Spanish
Starts: From your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya between 06:00 and 08:00 a.m.
Ends: To your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Free cancellation!

Get ready to enjoy swimming with the largest fish in existence, in the Whale Shark Tour. With pick up at your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya, you will embark on a boat that will take you to these incredible creatures. Equip yourself with snorkeling gear and accompany your guide on this unique experience. Get your strength back with a delicious meal in Isla Mujeres. Want to know more? Keep reading, we'll tell you all about it!

Tour details


  • Transport by minibus
  • Certified marine guide
  • Boat/launch transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Snack after snorkeling
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

Not included

  • Wharf tax payable at destination ($15 USD)

Important information

Hotel pick up includes all hotels in the Cancun Hotel Zone and throughout the Riviera Maya. These hours may vary, they are approximate depending on the location and operation of each day. Pick-up times in Cancun range from 06:00 to 06:45 a.m., depending on hotel location. In Riviera Maya, pick-up time is between 07:00 and 08:00 a.m.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

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Season: from June to September
Duration: 10 hours approximately
Group size: 10 travelers maximum
Departure: Every day

Hotel pick up

This day starts with the pick up at our hotel, this will be between 06:00 and 08:00 a.m., depending on the location of the hotel, we will let you know the approximate time. Once in the minibus, we will head to the north coast of the Riviera Maya where we will enjoy the breakfast included in this tour. With a full stomach, it's time to get on the boat, let’s start looking for whale sharks!

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Swim with whale sharks 🤿

During the journey in search of these incredible animals, the guide will tell us all about them, their habits and most characteristic features. When we spot the first whale sharks, we will be given snorkeling equipment. In pairs and with the guide, we will enter the water to swim and admire these gigantic fish. On many occasions, we will also be able to see manta rays and whale shark calves. At the end, we will be offered snacks and drinks so we can recharge our batteries.

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Reef and lunch at Isla Mujeres 🐠

Our next stop is a coral reef where we will be snorkeling for the second time. We will be able to see the great diversity of flora and fauna in the Caribbean bottom. After this swim, we will go to the North Beach of Isla Mujeres, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch, crystal clear water and white sand.

🍴Lunch. Shrimp or fish ceviche + guacamole + fruit. Vegetarian menu available upon request.

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After enjoying the beach of this paradise, it is time to return to our hotel and end this whale shark tour. Around 3:30 p.m. we will take the boat that will take us to the minibus and from there, to our hotel.

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What to bring to Whale Shark Tour

  • Beach shoes
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Cap or hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash

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