Whale Shark Snorkeling Experience 6 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Shared tour
  • Small group
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

This is a seasonal tour from June 01st to September 17th every year

Embark on a thrilling Whale Shark watching and swimming adventure with our passionate guides! We'll pick you up from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel, take you to our pier, and treat you to a continental breakfast.

Board our boat for a one-hour ride to the prime Whale Shark spot. Dive in for two unique encounters with these gentle giants, guided by our experienced team. Weather permitting, we adapt for an optimal experience.

After the whale shark adventure, snorkel at Isla Mujeres' coral reef, then relax at "Playa Norte" for lunch. We'll return to our Cancun pier, and your guide ensures a comfortable journey back to your hotel. A day filled with marine wonders and breathtaking landscapes awaits!

Times can vary depending on the conditions.

This is a seasonal tour from June 01st to September 17th

Embark on a full-day adventure with us, beginning with a seamless pick-up from your hotel lobby between 05:00 and 07:20 AM, ensuring a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned van. Our professional and friendly staff will be there to make your morning as smooth as possible.

As the sun rises, we'll transport you to our designated location and pier in Flamingos, arriving at 07:30 AM. Before the excitement unfolds, indulge in a delectable breakfast that will tantalize your taste buds and prepare you for the day's extraordinary experiences.

At 07:50 AM, step onto our speedboat and set sail towards the Whale Shark Cancun Snorkeling area. Your Certified Bilingual guide will provide essential safety information before the exhilarating speedboat ride begins, ensuring your peace of mind throughout the journey.

By 09:30 AM, we'll reach the spot where the majestic Whale Sharks gather. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters and witness these gentle giants in their natural habitat, guided by the expertise of our knowledgeable guides. The exact duration of your underwater encounters may vary, offering a unique and personal experience with these awe-inspiring creatures.

As the clock approaches 11:30 AM, bid farewell to the Whale Shark area as we navigate back on our speedboats towards the enchanting Isla Mujeres Coral Reef. Arriving at 12:30 PM, delight in a mesmerizing snorkeling session, exploring the vibrant underwater world of the reef.

At 01:30 PM, refuel your energy with a satisfying lunch, with vegetarian options available upon request. With your appetite satiated, we'll depart for the pier in Flamingos at 02:30 PM, where transportation will be ready to conveniently take you back to your accommodations.

Anticipate a 03:30 PM arrival at hotels and accommodations in the Cancun area, ensuring you have ample time to unwind and reflect on the day's incredible experiences. For those staying in Playa del Carmen, expect to reach your accommodations between 04:00 and 05:00 PM, while guests in the Tulum area will enjoy a picturesque arrival at 05:30 PM.

Your day filled with marine wonders and scenic beauty concludes, leaving you with lasting memories of a truly immersive Whale Shark encounter and a captivating exploration of Isla Mujeres Coral Reef.

What's included

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  • Free round trip ground transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum (air conditioned)
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or lodging is included in the tour's price
  • Whale Shark sighting guarantee
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bottled water and soft drinks
  • Lunch with fish or shrimp ceviche, totopos, guacamole and fruits and sandwiches (vegetarian and gluten free only available with prior notice by reservations)
  • Snorkel equipment and life jacket (required for swimming with whale sharks)
  • Prescription snorkeling mask, if you need glasses we provide prescription mask (please let us know in the reservation)
  • Seasickness prevention: Dramamine
  • Experienced, bilingual guides: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Polish
  • Snorkeling on Isla Mujeres coral reef
  • Stop at Playa Norte, named in the TOP 10 best beaches in the world


  • $15 USD dock and marine fee per person
  • Souvenirs
  • Picture and HD video collection (taken by your guide with a GOPRO camera)


Available in

Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Available for

Children, Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Cancun , Quintana Roo, Mexico

Pick up times available: 5:30

Pick up location: Hotel pick up at Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen or Cancun

Ends at: At the same place at your picked up

Nearest airport: Cancún International Airport (CUN)

Eco Features:

  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 2 days or more before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-1 days before the travel date

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from $219 per person