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Swimming with whale sharks is a unique seasonal tour from Cancun and Riviera Maya. During this sea excursion, you will snorkel alongside the whale sharks in their natural environment, and also spend some time splashing in the turquoise waters of ‘Playa Norte’, the north beach of Isla Mujeres.

Our tour starts from your hotel. A tour guide will accompany you to the port in Cancun and inform you of all the details of your trip. All boats accommodate a maximum of 10 visitors. All safety equipment, including life vests (mandatory) and other equipment, is provided on board.

As we encounter wild animals in their natural environment, the boat trip to the snorkeling area takes roughly one to two hours to reach the location where whale sharks swim. During the snorkeling, you will be accompanied by a mariner who will help you navigate towards the whale sharks. Depending on the weather conditions, you will make two jumps into the ocean, but in some rare cases, jumps may be canceled at the discretion of the boat captain.

After the snorkeling experience, the boat will head to the water area of Playa Norte, the "north beach" of Isla Mujeres. Here, your boat will remain anchored a short distance from the coast, allowing you time to swim, while your tour team prepares a lunch that includes a ceviche salad. Afterwards, the boat will return to the port. Your minibus will be waiting to return you to your hotel.

To join the tour, you do not need special skills.


Tour Itinerary:

(All timings are approximate)

05:30-07:30 Pick-up from your hotel

07:30-08:00 Arrive at port in Cancun

08:00-08:10 Board the boat

09:15-10:00 Arrive at the Marine protected area where the Whale Sharks congregate

10:00-12:00 Time to snorkel with whale sharks

12:00-13:00 Boat trip to Isla Mujeres

13:00-14:00 Free time at Playa Norte for swimming and snack

14:30: Arrive back at port in Cancun

15:00-17:00 Drop-off back at your hotel


What to bring?

✔ Swimsuit and Towel

✔ Set of dry clothes

✔ Biodegradable sunscreen

✔ Money for tips and souvenirs


What's Included?

❃ Transportation and guide (En,Es- available languages)

❃ Fresh Drinking Water

❃ All tickets and taxes

❃ Snorkeling equipment 

❃ Snack at North beach (ceviche, sandwich and soda – vegetarian options are available on request)


What's Not Included?

✘ Tips and souvenirs

✘ Photo and video services


Please Note:

  • Children under 5 years old will not be able to snorkel.

  • Participation in this tour under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other substances is strictly forbidden.

  • Pregnant women are not permitted to attend this tour.

  • Other languages upon request.


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