Swimming with Whale Shark Tour

Swim with whale sharks in Cancun! This extraordinary adventure in nature brings you up close and personal with the biggest fish in the sea.

The whale shark is the biggest fish in the sea, growing up to 12 meters in length these gentle giants congregate in the warm waters around Cancun every summer from May to September. This predictable migration allows us to share an incredible experience in nature, swimming alongside these massive creatures is a huge adventure!

Your friendly captain and crew will help you aboard the boat for the trip to the open sea. They’ll give you all the gear you need and instructions on how to get the most out of your swim with whale sharks in Cancun. Lunch and drinks included!

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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Light Lunch: Sanwhiches and Fish Ceviche. Vegetarian options
    • Snacks
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Transport by air-conditioned miniva
    • Breakfast - Continental
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Environmental Management Charge 10 USD per person (Reef Tax)
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Isla Mujeres
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Isla Blanca 17, Salinas, Isla Mujeres, Q.R., Mexico

    The whale shark tour operates daily between June 1st and September 17th. Whale shark watching is guaranteed! If you don't see whale sharks, you will receive 100% of your money back.

    In the summertime hundreds of whale sharks swim to the Caribbean Sea, near Cancun, to stay and feed themselves on plankton. The power boats leave daily from Cancun to get to the whale sharks area between Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox. Experienced bilingual guides will make your whale shark swimming or watching experience the highlight of your holiday.

    You can swim as many times as you want with the whale sharks and stay in the whale shark watching area for approximately 3 hours.

    The professional guides will make sure you feel safe and you have the best view of the whale sharks. Even if you are not such an experienced snorkeler or if you are not so comfortable swimming the guide will make your swim with the whale sharks experience unforgettable, they will make you feel safe, secure and adapt to your level.

    You will be taken out on the best boats, all 4 strokes ecological engines, with very experienced captain. They will make your boat ride very pleasant and they will try to spot dolphins, turtles and manta rays on the way. If you are lucky and spot manta rays you will be able to snorkel with them and enjoy these beautiful animals in their natural habitat.

    Duration: 6 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: From your hotel lobby or aparment doors. Some hotels and aparments in Playa del Carmen Down Town have a meeting point to pick you up. We`ll provide to you the afternoon before your pick up time and pick up point. Check your email the afternoon before to the tour from 15:00Dates: See AvailabilityReturn point: Same place where you will be pick upIf your hotel or aparment is in Tulum Down Town or Tulum Hotel Zone you must arrive by your way to our meeting point in Super Market Super Aki at 05:30 am
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by Bambu Tours

Activity ID: V-70982P13

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