Swim With Whale Sharks 7 hours

  • Shared tour
  • Small group
  • Solo friendly

We were the first organization providing this Whale Shark Adventure Tour. Nowadays, we have more than 19 years of experience running this tour.

During the whale shark season (May to September) there´s a daily opportunity to participate in this great adventure! We will depart from Cancun, Tulum or Playa del Carmen (see pick up details) to the water surroundings of Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Holbox, exactly where the Caribbean Sea meets the Gulf of Mexico. This is where the whale sharks feed themselves with plankton. You will have the remarkable opportunity to snorkel and swim with this friendly giant, in a beautiful area with a bustling sea life.

Your private Cancun whale shark tours are supervised by a professional and certificated guide. All our guides are naturalists and biologists. They will tell you a lot about the whale sharks and their environment. The boats which we will use for the tour have a limit of 10 people.

5:00 / 6:00 / 7:00

Pick up at your hotel in Cancún (06:00 am Playa del Carmen, 05:00 am Tulum - please select the relevant price option on booking)


Informative briefing at Marina V & V (before called La Amada) about the Whale Sharks.


Depart from the Marina in search of the whale shark reserve in the Caribbean sea. Once we found them, you will have the

unique opportunity to snorkel with the biggest fish in the world.


Lunchtime on the boat just off the coast of Isla Mujeres.


Back to the marina, to go back to your hotel.


Arrival time in Cancun (3 pm Playa del Carmen, 4 pm Tulum). This is an expectation; times can vary a little bit.


We recommend to bringing: T-shirt with long sleeves, towels, swimming suit, comfortable shoes, impermeable jacket, hat, sunglasses, own wetsuit, camera, your own bottle of water (plastic, glass or recycle, NO pet), ask your doctor if you can take seasickness pills before your tour and extra money.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions

Inclusions and exclusions

  • English speaking driver/ guide
  • Continental breakfast (Juice, tea, coffee, bread and fruit)
  • Lunch (Ceviche)
  • Snacks (Sandwiches and fruit)
  • Drinks (Soda and water)
  • Snorkel equipment and lifejackets
  • Comfortable transportation with air-conditioning from pick up point in Tulum/ your hotel in Playa del Carmen DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Comfortable transportation with air-conditioning from your hotel in Cancun DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • An environmental dock tax of 5 USD per person

Available in

English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Available for

Students, Adults

Departure & Return

Start city: Cancun , Quintana Roo, Mexico

Pick up times available: 05:00,06:00,07:00, 07:30

Pick up location: “Super Aki” Supermarket in Tulum**, your hotel in Playa del Carmen, your hotel in Cancun or V&V Marina (Marina la Amada) in Cancun (if you come without transportation)

Ends at: Same as pick up point

Nearest airport: Cancun Airport

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 190 days or more before the travel date
10% cancellation fee - between 151-189 days before the travel date
20% cancellation fee - between 121-150 days before the travel date
30% cancellation fee - between 91-120 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 61-90 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-60 days before the travel date

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Overall rating:


10 August 2019

We have the most amazing tour with Omar and the crew, sorry i forgotten their names. He was extremely knowledgeable and so friendly. Any question anybody had was answered almost immediately. Seeing 60+ sharks was icing on the cake. Thank you guys so much. Life time experience.

10 August 2019

Really enjoyed our day out swimming with whale sharks and swimming at the beach at Isla Mujeres. The guide Karen was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Great day out.

10 August 2019

What an amazing sight to see! We went the first week of August and there were so many whale sharks around!! Incredible animals! So majestic and so beautiful! Edgar who was our guide in the water was so awesome, he would grab my arm if I was moving slow or heading the wrong was and speed forward to the sharks so helpful! He even helped direct my awful GoPro filming to make sure I was pointing it as the direction it should! The whole procedure of jumping in and seeing the sharks is very quick and fast moving. No time to adjust or dilly dally. It's go go go chase after the sharks, get your filming on and then back on. So expect to be quick and a bit tired for swimming fast. Cindy was our main guide and was so accommodating and spoke 5 other languages perfectly which was a treat. After the sharks we stopped at the shore of Isla Mujeres which was so clear and breathtaking. The water was so beautiful, no sargasso or seaweed in sight. We got to play and swim around and they served us sandwiches and freshly made (right from the boat) ceviche and guacamole which was by far the best ceviche and guacamole that we've had on our trip hands down. They even removed the cushion from the boat and we used it as a floaty table for our food so we could eat it in the water!! The crew was amazing. The tour was absolutely amazing. Cons: no sunscreen allowed. They really care for the Marine life in Mexico which I appreciate greatly, so wear a sunshirt, hat and glasses! And make sure to bring a waterproof camera!

from $169 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour


* Free cancellation until 190 days before departure

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