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Depart from your Playa del Carmen, Cancun or Tuum hotel to begin your aquatic adventure with gentle marine giants. Board a comfortable vessel and set sail with your small group to explore the Yucatan Peninsula, one of the only places in the world where you can share the water with whale sharks. 

Observe the calm waters surrounding Isla Contoy, Holbox and Isla Mujeres for whale sharks, then once you’ve spotted one, don your snorkeling gear and plunge into the iridescent water to snorkel alongside the fascinating fish. Glide resplendently beside the incredible creatures, watching them feast upon microscopic plankton while enjoying the tropical temperatures of the Yucatan’s water. 

Return to the boat and relax as you cruise towards the silken sands of Isla Mujeres, to a blissful beach known as Playa Norte. Recline upon the white sands and swim in the glittering turquoise waters before feasting upon a delicious lunch of traditional Mexican dishes. Naturalists will delight in the abundance of bird and marine species on the island.

Back on the boat, listen as your onboard biologist regales with fascinating facts about the local wildlife. Information on how to safely interact with marine life will also be provided to ensure your safety and security at all times. 

The small number limit of 10 participants ensures an intimate and enjoyable experience on the Mexican Whale Shark Snorkel Adventure. 

Note: The tour includes two jumps into the water with a possibility for more, time allowing.
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Snorkel with Mexican whale sharks on a full-day group snorkeling tour off the Yucatan Coast, from Playa del Carmen. Under the direction of an expert guide, swim with the world’s largest fish while looking out for dolphins, manta rates and turtles. Immerse yourself in the marine magnificence of Mexico’s waters on this spectacular small-group adventure.

  • Whale shark snorkeling adventure off the coast of Cancun
  • Look out for dolphins, manta rays and turtles
  • Experience the wildlife encounter of a lifetime
  • Comprehensive narration from a professional guide
  • Lunch on the boat off the coast of Isla Mujeres in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and Tulum hotels
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Brilliant trip out to see these amazing creatures😍

My husband and I went out to this trip and would highly recommend , we went on the 11th September and there were lots of whales and a massive manta ray 😵, a luvly lunch and chill on beautifull beach island mujeres , 10/10 👍

Thank lindajohno
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Unforgettable day ! - Un día inolvidable!

Very good organization since the beginning , once you arrive to the marina a small breakfast with fruits is prepared. then you will jump in a boat with 10 people max and a crew of 3 people ( they were super cool, Lara, Zorro y...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome swim with the whales

One of the best open water experience, the crew was great, Laura,Edwin and the captain show us a great time and made sure we got the full experience, they even went out of route when we encountered dolphins on the way back

Thank fredzgratz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing experience!

Swimming with whale sharks has always been on my ‘bucket list.’ I was disappointed when I didn’t go in Cebu, Philippines and couldn’t miss it again when I found out they offered tours in Mexico. The tour guides and staff are all friendly and professional....More

2  Thank rae06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bucket list must!

it was an amazing experience. Our tour guide Thomas was incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, and attentive. Our family had an amazing time. the entire tour from start to finish will be something we remember forever!

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3 September 2018|
Response from Troy S | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of.
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26 August 2018|
Response from Daniel N | Reviewed this property |
Yeah mate guaranteed, I think they migrate September / October
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