info@whalesharkincancun.com

☎ Phone:  +52 998 234 08 86

CANCUN WHALE SHARK
SNORKELING TOUR

Enjoy a fantastic adventure snorkeling with a Whale Shark in Cancun.
Swim with the world largest fish in their natural habitat, a once in a lifetime experience.

Snorkeling With Whale Shark Snorkeling With Whale Shark Snorkeling With Whale Shark
+17

THE BEST WHALE SHARK CANCUN SNORKELING TOUR

  • Small groups for a more personal attention.
  • Ample and secure boat for a gentle ride to our snorkeling location. Onboard storage and WC.
  • 100% Family friendly. No experience is required.
  • Professional snorkeling equipment. Expert, english speaking guides.

FREE CANCELATION

Up to 24 hours in advance

Regular price: $190.00 USD

Online: $180.00 USD

Seasonal

SEASONAL

From May to September.
Read more here.

Daily Tour

DAILY TOUR

8:00 a. m.
(7 hours duration)

Location

LOCATION

Carretera Puerto Juárez - Punta Sam
km 2+050, Sm 86, 77520, Cancun, MX.

Transportation

TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE

From all Cancun hotels. For AirBnB, we
provide a meeting point close to you.

COMING WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY?
TRY OUR PRIVATE TOUR

WE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING

Swimming with Whale Sharks is a wonderful experience, and our goal is to help you enjoy it fully.

Pickup & check In

CHECK IN

Start your Whale Shark adventure in Cancun with the check in at the marina, where you’ll receive a briefing.
We have comfortable transportation on an A/C van available from all Cancun hotels and meeting points for AirBnb.

Briefing

BRIEFING

Learn a little more about Whale Sharks, their behaviour and some interesting facts. Plus, snorkeling tips, safety recomendations and dos and don’ts.

Full Safety

SAFETY FIRST

Our priority is your safety. We snorkel on shallow waters with few to non sea currents. Our professional guides will be ready to assist you at all times and they carry a wheel (life preserver) that you can hold onto any time you want.

Boat Ride

BOAT RIDE

Enjoy a smooth ride from the marina to the Whale Shark snorkeling spot in a spacious 32 ft. boat, complete with onboard storage and WC for a comfortable trip. This ride takes about 1 hour.

Let's Snorkel

LET'S SNORKEL

Encounter from 20 to 50 Whale Sharks while snorkeling. It depends on the stage of the season and the weather, but we have found over 150 at one time. Keep an eye out for stingrays, sea turtles and dolphins as well.

Playa Norte

PLAYA NORTE

Once everyone is done swimming with Whale Sharks in Cancun, we’ll return to the boat to head back to the marina. We’ll make a stop at Playa Norte in isla Mujeres, ranked as one of the 5 most beautiful beaches in the world.

Return

RETURN

Get back to the marina and enjoy its top notch facilities to refresh yourself and prepare for your return trip.
If you requested transportation, the van will be waiting for you ready to take you back to your hotel or meet up point.

INCLUDE

  • Friendly english speaking crew.

  • Full professional snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, life vest).

  • Stop at Playa Norte.

  • Lunch (fish ceviche / vegetarian option).

  • Bottled water, soft drinks.

  • Shared transport

NOT INCLUDE

  • 10 USD dock fee per person (payable at check in).

  • Private transport

  • Tips (optional).

  • Photos and souvenirs.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Use an eco sunscreen or a long sleeve shirt to avoid sunburns. For conservation reasons non biodegradable sunblock isn’t allowed.

  • Bring a hat, sunglasses, towel and a change of clothes.

  • Carry some extra money for pictures, souvenirs or personal expenses.

  • The ride is quite smooth, however, if you tend to get seasick we recommend you take motion sickness pills.

  • You can bring your camera at your own risk. We won't be responsible for it.

BAD WEATHER

Reschedule your trip to any other date or get a full refund.

WHEN CAN YOU SEE WHALE SHARKS IN CANCUN?

IS IT DANGEROUS TO SWIM WITH WHALE SHARKS? HAS A WHALE SHARK EVER EATEN A HUMAN? HAS A WHALE SHARK EVER KILLED ANYONE?

No, it isn’t dangerous to swim with Whale Sharks. They are very docile and only eat plankton and very small fish.

Whale Sharks don’t eat humans and pose no threat to the swimmers that visit their habitat.

HOW DO YOU FIND WHALE SHARKS IN CANCUN?

The Whale Sharks come to the sea surface early in the morning to eat. That’s when the first boats go out to the known locations to try to spot them and broadcast where the Whale Sharks are.

Is it guaranteed you’ll see Whale Sharks? We can’t guarantee it a 100%, but there’s almost a 98% you’ll encounter them. During the peak of the season those odds increase, but still, we can’t guarantee a 100%.

Is there a chance to run into a dangerous marine life while in the water?

The chances are tiny, if any at all. Over the 15 years we’ve been doing this tour, we haven’t had any issue, so there is nothing to worry to about.

DO I HAVE TO GET IN THE WATER TO ENJOY THE WHALE SHARK TOUR IN CANCUN?

Not necessarily. We highly recomend you do so, but if you don’t feel comfortable snorkeling in any way, you can always stay onboard and look at the Whale Sharks from the boat. The view is great and you can get lovely pics.

HOW LONG IS THE BOAT RIDE TO THE WHALE SHARK ENCOUNTER IN CANCUN?

The ride to the snorkeling area is around 50 to 80 min. The boats are ample, steady and safe so you can relax and enjoy the trip. Plus, along the way you can spot sea turtles, stingrays and even some dolphins.

What do Whale Sharks eat?

Plankton, krill, tiny creatures, and fish eggs that drift freely on the water.

CAN I SWIM WITH WHALE SHARKS IN COZUMEL?

No, you can’t swim with Whale Sharks in Cozumel. The Whale Shark’s migration route goes between Cancun, Isla Contoy and Isla Holbox, but not Cozumel. If you are there and want to swim with Whale Sharks in Mexico, you’ll have to como to Cancun

WHY BOOK WITH US

Legal And Natural Habitat Tour

WHALE SHARKS IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT

We visit a National Protected area and follow all the required regulations for yours and the Whale Sharks’ safety.

Easy Reschedule Flexibility

RESCHEDULING FLEXIBILITY

Change of plans? Don’t worry, just give us a call 24 hours before your tour and change it for free.

Exclusive and personal attention

EXCLUSIVE AND PERSONAL ATTENTION

Small groups of 10 people max. Fewer people, more comfort and more personal attention.

Book With A Deposit

BOOK WITH A DEPOSIT

Pay your tour fully or save your seat for a small deposit and pay your balance at check in.