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Whale Shark Experience

Cancun / Riviera Maya / Cozumel

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From: $225.00

  • Swim among whale sharks – gentle giants that can reach up to 40 feet in length!
  • Visit Isla Mujeres and snorkel off its beaches (time permitting)
  • Nosh on ceviche and sandwiches as you sail home on a comfortable boat
  • Activity duration: 7 hours (not including transportation time to and from activity)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included

Description

Setting sail to swim with whale sharks

To start your adventure, a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle will pick you up from your resort to take you north to the port of Punta Sam. As you pull up at the port, you'll be met by a professional crew before boarding your comfortable boat.

They will take you through everything you need to know, setting a course through the beautiful blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean. There, of course, you'll do what you came for — taking the plunge to swim with the gentle giants of the ocean.


Before diving into your Cancun whale shark experience...

Know that these whale sharks are some of the biggest creatures in the deep, blue sea. They can grow up to 32 feet wide, yet are very tame, and can live up to 70 years. The crew will tell you this and other fun facts about whale sharks in Cancun so you know what to expect when you get up close and personal.

Once you’re briefed, get ready to feel that rush as you jump in and the whale sharks swim right by you, safe in the knowledge that you’re definitely not its preferred snack — whale sharks are filter feeders, meaning they eat only plankton and krill-like substances.

Keep your eyes open, you won’t want to miss a moment of this unique experience.


Post-swim lunch at Isla Mujeres

After your excellent Cancun whale shark encounter, you’ll make a pit stop at Isla Mujeres’ beautiful northern shore. Once you’ve anchored up, you can enjoy a freshly prepared lunch with some well-deserved refreshments, including beer, before sailing back to your port of origin.

Afterward, you'll be transported back to your resort with your mind full of memories of your wonderful whale shark encounter in Cancun.

Included In The Excursion

  • Round trip transportation
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Life jacket
  • Bilingual guide
  • Bottled water and sodas
  • Beer after activities
  • Lunch

Practical Information

  • Wear bathing suit and bring towel
  • Bring a swimsuit, towel, biodegradable sunscreen, sunglasses, and extra money for photos
  • Times and duration may vary due to weather conditions
  • Not recommended for expectant mothers or guests with back and/or neck problems
  • Basic swimming skills are required
  • 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
Please note: Although wildlife sightings are very common, they can’t be guaranteed. In case of no sightings, your excursion may be rescheduled free of charge, or if circumstances don’t allow this, a partial refund may apply.

Good To Know

Tour Language: English / Spanish
Tour Location(s): Cancun
Season: June to September
Duration: 7 hours
Minumum Age Requirement: 8 years old
Maximum Weight Permitted: 250 lbs (113 kg)
Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
Good Physical Condition Required: Yes
Suitable For Children : Yes
Suitable For Elderly: When in good physical condition
Pregnant Woman Allowed: No