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Cancun Whale Shark Tour & Isla Mujeres

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Ocean Snorkeling Adventure
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Swim with whale sharks & snorkel around Isla Mujeres
Kid and Family Friendly
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Fun for the entire family!
Relaxing Beachside Lunch
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Enjoy lunch in Isla Mujeres!
Guaranteed Wildlife Encounter
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Guaranteed whale shark encounter


Seasonal: Availability from May 24th to September 24th

Plunge into the azure waters of the Caribbean and experience the adventure of a lifetime by snorkeling with whale sharks in Cancun.

The Cancun Whale Shark Tour Cancun & Riviera Maya is an adventure-packed day tour that will let you meet the world's largest fish, as well as snorkel in the warm waters near Isla Mujeres.

This amazing nature adventure starts in your hotel, where you'll be picked up and taken to the pier, where a light Mexican breakfast will await you. Then, hop aboard a boat where your bilingual guide will give you instructions to better prepare you for the experience to come.

Once you encounter a whale shark pod, you'll be able to snorkel next to this gentle giant following the expertise of your dive-certified guide, who will keep you safe every step of the way.

Once you're done, you'll be able to enjoy fresh drinks and a snack on your way to Isla Mujeres, where you'll snorkel around the coast before enjoying a delicious Caribbean lunch on the famous Playa Norte. We offer Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free options available upon request.

Enjoy a cold Mexican beer on Isla Mujeres before boating back to the mainland in the early afternoon with this cherished new experience of snorkeling with whale sharks in Cancun.


  • 7 AM Hotel Pickup (6 AM for Playa Del Carmen)
  • Light breakfast at the marina
  • Hop in the boat and head out to find whale sharks!
  • Snorkel with whale sharks
  • Snacks and drinks as you head to Isla Mujeres
  • Snorkel on the coastline of the island of Isla Mujeres
  • 11:30 AM Caribbean Lunch at Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres
  • Relax and enjoy a beer and the beach
  • 1:30 PM afternoon return to Cancun and your hotel

What's Included

  • High-end transportation with AC
  • Professional bi-lingual guides
  • Snorkel equipment: fins, mask, breathing tube, and life jacket (may bring your own)
  • Snacks
  • Lunch (if you are vegetarian or allergic to something please let us know when making your reservation)
  • Refreshments and beer

Not Included * $15 per person dock fee and environmental tax * Tips for your guides * $10 per person additional charge for transportation if coming from Tulum or Riviera Maya

What's Included

Education about Whale Sharks
Snorkel Equipment
Bilingual guide
Round-trip Transportation From Your Hotel in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Or Riviera Maya
Light breakfast, Snacks and Beverages, & Caribbean Lunch
$15 USD Per Person National Park Fee (Reef Tax)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is swimming with whale sharks safe?
Despite their intimidating size and name, whale sharks are gentle creatures who feed off plankton and other microscopic creatures. This makes them one of the safest wildlife encounters out there, and explains the popularity of whale sharks in Cancun! In any case, your bilingual guide will make sure to give you instructions to follow to guarantee you, and the whale shark's, safety.
Do I need to know how to swim?
Yes. You need to swim to better enjoy the Whale Shark Tour Cancun & Riviera Maya experience. While this is a family-friendly tour fit for people of all ages, it's important to be able to swim to participate in the adventure. You'll be given safety gear and your guides are all first aid and dive-certified, but you'll still be in open waters so it's important to know how to swim.
Is this tour fit for all ages?
This tour is perfect for people of all ages provided they know how to swim and can follow safety instructions. The fitness level required for the activity is minimal. You don't need to be a great swimmer or be strong enough to swim great distances, you just need to be able to stay afloat and be comfortable with the idea of snorkeling. Even then, your dive-certified guides will be there to help you every step of the way, and the swimming with whale sharks part of the experience is done in pairs to maximize your safety.
What should I bring to this tour?
For this sea-based tour, you should bring: Swimsuit, sandals, change of clothes, towels, spending money & sun protection, such as biodegradable sunscreen, a shirt you can swim in, sunglasses, and a hat. Keep in mind you will also have to pay a $10 USD fee per person for entrance to the national park

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 5 years old • Maximum Age: 7 years old
Your tour costs are refundable if canceled 24 hours before the tour departure. If booking using the Book Now, Pay Later option, the 5% deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.

Quick Facts


7h 00min

Child Rate

Itinerary • 7h 00min • 5 activities

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AC van that will take you to the Cancun marina for check-in. Depending on where you're staying, this might take an hour or just a 15 minutes.

45 minutes
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Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the marina as you learn more about Whale Sharks

30 minutes
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Search for whale sharks and snorkel with them when you find them. You might also find rays to snorkel with.

3 hours 30 minutes
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Enjoy a light lunch just off the coast of Isla Mujeres. Get a chance to snorkel around beautiful coral formations.

1 hour
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Boat back to Cancun before returning to your hotel mid afternoon.

2 hours