Live a once in a lifetime experience swimming with the world's largest fish!


Whale Shark Tour

Live a once in a lifetime experience swimming with the WORLD BIGGEST SHARK! Definitely, this is a unique adventure, near Contoy Island we will find the largest congregation of Whale Shark in the world, making this area the Whale Shark capital of the world.

When is Whale Shark Season in Cancun?

The Whale Shark season in Cancun from June to September.

About the Whale Shark Tour

The Whale Shark Tour leaves every day during the season from the all-new private marina located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal, in 33 ft boats with a maximum capacity of 10 passengers, (this is the- largest length permitted in the Whale Shark area for security reasons.) One bilingual guide and a- Captain will be part of your crew, the use of a life vest is mandatory, and our guides are certified- for this specific activity.

We have pickups in every hotel in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum area, then we will head to the Marina, where you will have coffee & bread, and before boarding, you will be introduced to your crew and a short briefing instructions will be given to you, this to perform this activity in the safest way possible and also to follow the rules for the protection and conservation of this marvelous creature, this way we can guarantee that this will be one of the best experiences of your life. Once in the boat, life vests and full snorkeling gear will be provided.

After the instruction briefing, we will board the boats to leave at 07:45 am and navigate for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to the whale shark area north of Contoy Island. The adventure starts right here, where we start searching for the whale shark in a vast area of 120,000 hectares of water, once we find them, the swimming will take place; from 2 to 3 immersions per person, always with 2 people plus the guide in the water.

But the adventure does not end here, after swimming with the whale sharks, we will have a final stop in beautiful Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres, which is simply the nicest beach of the island, here we will spend about an hour for you to relax on the beach or do some more snorkeling. Soft drinks and snacks will be served on board! Then we go back to our Marina in Cancun around 1:30 to take you back to your hotels.

Types of Whale Shark Tours

Shared Whale Shark Tour

This tour includes a shared ground transportation from your accommodation to the tour location and back. The Shared Whale Shark Tour also consists in a shared boat.


07:15 AM - Check in at new Marina at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal

07:45 AM - Boarding and departure to the Whale Shark area

09:00 AM - Arriving at the Whale Shark area

09:15 AM - Swimming with the Whale Sharks!

11:15 AM - Navigating to Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres

12:00 PM - Relaxing at the beach, snorkel and ceviche time!

01:00 PM - Arrival at Cancun port, and ride back to hotel.

Recomendations for
the Whale Shark Tour

  • Sandals or comfortable shoes
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Bathing suit
  • Towels
  • Cash
  • Camera

What's included on
the Whale Shark Tour

  • Round trip transportation
  • Comfortable 36-foot boats
  • Life Vest (mandatory)
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Certified guides
  • Bilingual crew and guides
  • Coffee & Bread
  • 2 to 3 dives per person with the whale shark
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Visit to Playa Norte beach, snacks

the Whale Shark Tour

  • Dock and Marine Park federal tax $15 usd or $300 pesos per person in cash
  • Children: Over 4 years old, younger children cannot swim
  • Operates: Every day from June 1 to September 17 (Except on June 30, July 30 and August 30)
  • Duration: 6 hours approx.
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