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
Tour returns to original point of departure
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Playa Del Carmen Departure
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Departs from central meeting point in Tulum
Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun: Small-Group Snorkeling Tour
- Bilingual biologist/naturalist guide
- Use of snorkel equipment
- Water and soft drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Optional wet suit rental ($15USD per person)
- 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.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Neil H, September 2016
This was an amazing adventure. From the moment we were picked up until we were dropped back at the hotel we were made feel so welcomed, all members of the team excelled at their given tasks, very well informed and so helpful to all no matter of their swim skills. We were very lucky that it only took 30 minutes to find these amazing sharks and there was quite a few of them. My only complaint was the length of time plus we did not keep a camera handy as there were great opportunities above water to take photos.
Reviewed by: kayla, August 2016
Fantastic experience. Best adventure tour we did during our week stay. If you are slightly nervous about swimming in open water, choose to wear a life jacket. I had no snorkeling experience and would have been more confident with a life jacket on my first jump. You get 2-3 jump ins to swim with the whale sharks. Your guide will take pictures with your water proof camera for you if you ask. About half of our group got nauseous, so take Dramamine to help well before to have the best time. Lunch - ceviche was DELICIOUS. Great group of people running this tour.