Whaleshark Tour from Cancun


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Sea sailing


Whale Shark Diving


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Experience an Unforgettable Adventure with Majestic Whale Sharks from Cancún, Mexico!

One of the greatest attractions of the Mexican Caribbean is the opportunity to interact with its stunning local wildlife. Among the most popular adventures is the whale shark tour, a unique experience that allows you to swim alongside these impressive marine giants and feel a deep connection with nature.

Our whale shark tour in Cancún not only offers you the chance to swim with these magnificent animals but is also highly educational. We have expert guides who will inform you about the biology and behavior of whale sharks.

After an exhilarating encounter with the whale sharks, we will take you to Isla Mujeres. Here, you can relax on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, enjoy the crystal-clear turquoise waters, and savor delicious snacks to recharge your energy.

Visiting Cancún is much more than just sun, sea, and sand. It is about experiencing unforgettable ecotourism adventures like our exclusive whale shark tour. Don’t miss this unique adventure and come discover the magic of the Mexican Caribbean!

Between 6 and 8 hours

Departure from Marina Xtabay in Puerto Juarez at 08:00 am

The tour ends at Marina Xtabay approximately at 1:30 pm

Arrival at the Dock

7:30 am  Informative talk at Marina Xtabay. our certified guides will provide you with interesting information about whale shark and ecosystems of the area 

Boat Departure

08:00 am departure from Marina Xtabay in Puerto Juarez to the whale shark reserve  area (surrounding Isla Mujeres). Once we found them you will have the unique opportunity to swim with the largest fish in the world. 

Lunch and leisure time

11:30 am to 12:30 Lunch on the boat off the coast of Isla Mujeres, where you can relax on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, swim in crystal-clear turquoise waters, and enjoy a delicious lunch.

Return to Marina 

13:30 - 14:00 approximately time to return to Marina Xtabay 

This tour is not suitable for children under 6 years old or recommended for pregnant women, the elderly, or people with spinal problems, as we cannot control the pressure produced by sea waves. Please consult your doctor ahead of booking should you be susceptible to injury or have an existing condition.

Unfortunately, we can never guarantee 100% the sighting of animals. However, we do guarantee that we will do everything possible that day to maximize your chances of swimming with a whale shark.

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-From May 15th to June 10th

Weather conditions: Acceptable
Whale shark watching: Occasional

-From June 11th to June 30th

Weather conditions: Very good
Whale shark watching: Frequent

-From July 1st to August 31st

Weather conditions: Excellent
Whale shark watching: Very Frequent

-From September 1st to September 17th

Weather conditions: Not so good
Whale shark watching: Frequent

We are permitted to get nice and close to the whale sharks due to special permission from the Department of ___ allowing us to interact with them. By approaching them as close as 30m on our boat, you will be able to enter the water with our experienced water guides and enjoy them as they swim close by while keeping a safe distance of 3m. We will do all that we can to maximise your chances of an epic swim with a whale shark.

All of our crew have participated in the Department of ___Whale Shark Training Program so they are very qualified and experienced in how to swim with Whale Sharks. The crew will explain to you how to best swim with your Whale Shark to increase our chances of a perfect experience.

Seasickness is always a risk when spending a day on the water. Ways that you can avoid illness from affecting your day are:

Avoid drinking alcohol the night before your tour

Get a good night's sleep

Eat a small non-greasy breakfast prior to arriving

Purchase yourself some sea sickness medication from a pharmacy and take it as per the instructions

Once onboard, sip water and keep your eyes on the horizon as much as possible

Sit out in the breeze, don’t confine yourself inside

Try not to think about it, sometimes your own mindset is the best preventative

We offer water and assistance on board to anyone who may feel unwell.

We recommend consulting your pharmacist for motion sickness tablets in the event you may get sick as we are unable to refund tours due to seasickness.

-From May 15th to June 10th: 85%

-From June 11th to June 30th: 95%

-From July 1st to August 31st: 95%

-From September 1st to September 17th: 85%

• A 100% refund will be given for cancellations made 5 days prior to the tour date.

• For cancellations made less than 5 days before the tour no refund will be issued.

*No show are considered 100% penalty charge (100%)

Special Situations:

• In case of natural phenomena such as weather changes, the regulations set by the Harbor Master and the state civil protection system will be taken into account.

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Truly magnificent!! Supervision at the top of the top. Perfectly French speaking guide!! The guides know how to reassure us and help us to make us live the best of times. We were able to see around thirty whale sharks! Swimming with them is truly and extraordinary experience! We recommend it with our eyes closed!!
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Amazing! The whole was great. The whale sharks were beautiful and amazing to swim with. The boat trip was good. Food delicious. Swimming also lovely.
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