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Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun: Small-Group Snorkeling Tour

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  • Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3467WHALE

Go for a snorkel with Mexico's gentle giants - whale sharks! Cruising the Gulf of Mexico with an expert guide, you'll snorkel with the biggest fish and maybe spot dolphins, manta rays and turtles on this small group snorkeling adventure off the Yucatan coast.

Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is one of the few places in the world where you can share the water with the world's largest fish, the whale shark. Your personalized, small group cruise sets out in search of these gentle creatures for a snorkeling experience you'll never forget.

After having spotted a whale shark, you'll have the chance to jump in the water and snorkel alongside it (conditions permitting) for a wildlife encounter few people ever experience. Found in the world's tropical and warm-temperate oceans, the majestic whale shark glides peacefully through the clear waters along the Yucatan coast during the summer months, feeding on the microscopic plankton which thrives in this environment.

You'll then have time to have lunch, relax and unwind off the coast of Isla Mujeres, in Playa Norte, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Be on the lookout for dolphins and manta rays as you enjoy the warm, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The Yucatan coast is also known for its abundance of bird species, including the brightly colored native flamingos.

A biologist/naturalist will be onboard throughout the day to answer questions you may have about whale sharks or any other wildlife you'll see during your adventure. They will also provide you with information on how to interact with the local marine life to ensure you have a safe and fun experience.

With a maximum of 10 participants, the Mexican Whale Shark Snorkel Adventure is an intimate experience which will leave you with memories lasting a lifetime.

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Tour departs from major hotels around Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and from the San Francisco de Asis SuperMarket in Tulum

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8 hours (approx.)
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Tour returns to original point of departure

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Cancun Departure

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USD $164.99
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Playa Del Carmen Departure

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USD $174.99
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Riviera Maya Departure

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Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun: Small-Group Snorkeling Tour

Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun: Small-Group Snorkeling Tour


  • Bilingual biologist/naturalist guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Lunch
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Optional wet suit rental ($15USD per person)
    Additional Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate. There is a possibility that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be provided the option to take the tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full.
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    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Hannah T, July 2016

    What an amazing experience! I would highly recommend anyone in the Cancun area do this. It's about an hour boat ride out to where the whale sharks are, a couple people got sick so I definitely recommend Dramamine we did have any but Hector found some for us and we had a much more enjoyable time because of it. Don't forget to apply sunscreen before and during the trip, you are out in that sun for a long time! Our tour guide, Hector, was awesome!

    Reviewed by: tbear, July 2016

    This was an amazing tour and our guide Barna was great! They picked us up at our hotel, took us to the marina on time. They were very polite, helpful and careful to teach us all about respect for the environment and the whales. The Captain was excellent and everyone in the boat had several opportunities to safely get in the water and up-close to these amazing creatures! I highly recommend it!

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