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Swim with Whale Sharks Tour

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Meet the Biggest Fish in the World

How to swim with whale sharks around Playa del Carmen? Easy, just book your private tour with us! Experience something you will never forget.

How many:

10 People max.

How long:

Full day

What will you experience on this tour?


The tour starts in the morning. Our first destination is Cancun's maritime terminal. There, you will offered a continental breakfast, and then, we will depart to the water surroundings of Isla Mujeres, where the Caribbean Sea meets the Gulf of Mexico.


The area where the Caribbean Sea meets the Gulf of Mexico is where the whale sharks feed themselves with plankton. The whale shark season starts around May and lasts until September. During this period, you have the great opportunity to observe whale sharks, and swim or snorkel with this giant animals.


Depending on certain conditions, you may also have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with whale sharks - a truly unforgettable experience. During the snorkeling activity, it is necessary to be accompanied by your guide.


After swimming with whale sharks, we will have a little lunch break. We will offer you a sandwich with a beverage.

Then, we will continue our tour and head straight to Isla Mujeres's Northside Beach (Playa Norte), where you will have some free time. You can do some snorkeling at the coral reef, or just relax on the beach.

Finally, we will depart back to Cancun and take you back to your hotel.


Keep in mind that it's impossible to control the nature, which means we cannot guarantee snorkeling with whale sharks or even seeing them.

These animals come to this area in order to feed on plankton. If there is little to no plankton, the chances of seeing whale sharks are lower.

To increase the possibility to see them, we recommend to book your tour somewhere between mid-June to August.

What is included in this tour?

  • Pick up time 6:00 am to be confirmed. Pick up time will be confirmed the day before of the tour
  • Pick up: Hotel
  • Round-trip transportation (boat for 10 person max.)
  • Certified guide in your language
  • Continental breakfast
  • Beverages, snacks, sandwiches and ceviche (marinated raw fish and seafood dish) on board
  • Guaranteed sighting of whale sharks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Free time at the Punta Norte, Isla Mujeres
  • Duration of this tour approximately 9 hours
    • Season: May 17th - September 17th
  • ** This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, children under 4 y.o. and anyone with back problems

What should you bring with you?

  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Swim suit and beach towel
  • Slippers
  • Extra money (souvenirs, tips)

How much will it cost?

Book your private tour right now so we can create a custom package adapted to your budget.

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