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Whale Shark Adventure Tour

Cancun / Riviera Maya / Cozumel


Make your Cancun summer vacation extra memorable by swimming and snorkeling with the biggest fish in the ocean — the whale sharks! These creatures are as enormous as they are gentle, so swimming with them is a massively delightful experience. Don’t miss this fascinating, limited-time experience, available only during the summer months.
  • Set off on a boat ride from Cancun to a place in the Caribbean Sea where whale sharks abound
  • Swim and snorkel next to the gentle whale sharks for a unique experience at sea
  • View an unforgettable underwater universe with colorful fish and coral reef
  • Enjoy lunch and soft drinks on your boat
  • Activity duration: 8 hours (not including transportation time to and from activity)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off available


Swim with the whale sharks of Cancun

Your whale shark adventure tour begins with round-trip transportation from your resort or meeting point to the Cancun dock, where you’ll board a boat that takes you to an area in the Mexican Caribbean with the highest concentration of whale sharks in the world. Expert English-speaking guides will accompany on your boat as you explore these beautiful turquoise waters far away from civilization. Once your boat’s crew spots a whale shark, jump right into the water to begin snorkeling and swimming next to the mythical whale sharks in a calm and natural way.

Although the words ‘whale’ and 'shark' might sound a bit intimidating, the whale shark feeds off of plankton, krill, fish eggs and fish larvae. So there’s really no need to worry about these gentle behemoths who only want to swim peacefully next to you. Simply go with the flow as you snorkel, encountering an undersea universe below you next to your sweet-tempered giant friend.

Relax as sea life surrounds you

As you’re snorkeling in the clear and wonderful waters of the Caribbean Sea, keep your eyes wide open for turtles and colorful fish that can sometimes be seeing gliding along side the amazing whale sharks. And the colorful coral reef is also a sight to behold, giving you even more sights than just the whale sharks.

After you’re done swimming, return to your boat and enjoy a delicious lunch and snacks on board. Then return to the dock, where the return ride to your resort awaits. This whale shark adventure is seasonal and takes place from May to September. If you’re in Mexico during this time, don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime eco-adventure that will leave you mesmerized for years to come!

Included In The Excursion

  • Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation
  • English-speaking marine biologist guides
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Lunch, snacks, soft drinks and water

Practical Information

  • Wear swimsuit, comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear
  • Bring towel, biodegradable sunscreen, change of clothes, waterproof camera and sunglasses
  • Bring money for tips and souvenirs (tipping is optional)
  • Pick-up and drop-off times will vary according to resort location
  • Be aware that this is an outdoor activity and external weather conditions can impact the smoothness of your sailing experience
  • Motion sensitive guests are encouraged to take medication as recommended by their physician

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English
  • Tour Location(s): Cancun / Riviera Maya
  • Season: May to September
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Minumum Age Requirement: Suitable for all ages
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
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