Swim with whale sharks

Quintana Roo, México

Overview

Tour to swim with the Whale Shark in the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean.

This is a unique experience that you can't miss if you're visiting Mexico from early June to mid-September! During the peak season, it's common to see up to 40 whale sharks at once, along with giant manta rays! While they swim on the surface feeding on plankton, you dive in and swim alongside them.

 


ITINERARY

 

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

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.

 

This wonderful and unique tour leaves every day from our all-new private marina located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal, in 36 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, 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. Soft drinks and ceviche will be served on board!

 

Then we go back to our Marina in Cancun around 1:30 to take you back to your hotels.

 

 

This activity does not include Doc Fee USD 20 per person, it must be paid in cash.

 

The price of this excursion varies due to transportation, depending on the area in which you are located:

     Cancún Zone

Costa Mujeres a Moon Palace

Price: $199.00 dlls

 

     Puerto Morelos Zone 

     Moon Palace a Dorado Royal

Price: $218.00 dlls

 

     Riviera Maya

     Zone Dorado Royal a Flamenco Xcaret

Price: $225.00 dlls

 

     Riviera Tulum Zone

     Puerto Aventuras a Dreams Tulum

Price: $225.00dlls

 

If your hotel is located in an area with a price higher than $199, a sales executive will contact you to complete the payment and reservation process.

 

Children: Yes, over 4 years old, children under 4 years old cannot do the activity

Operates: Every day from June 1 to September 17 (Except for the 30th of each month)

 

Duration: approximately 6 hours

 

Diary:

 

07:15 am Check-in at the marina located at the Punta Sam ferry terminal

07:45 am Boarding and navigation to the whale shark area

09:00 am Arrival at the whale shark area

09:15 am Swim with the whale sharks!

11:15 am Navigation to Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres

12:00 pm Time to relax, enjoy the beach

01:30 pm Arrival in Cancun and transportation back to your hotel.

 

Included

Guide and instructions.
Boat to the observation site.
Snorkeling tour with equipment.
Free snorkel tube.
Water and refreshments.
Light breakfast.
Snacks.
Transportation from Cancun/Riviera Maya.
Stop at Isla Mujeres.

Excluded

Participants must be between 7 and 60 years old.
Participants must know how to swim.
This activity is not allowed during pregnancy.
This activity is not allowed under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Observation Guarantee: Between June and August 31st, if you do not see a whale shark, you can reschedule and repeat the tour another day, or we offer you a 50% credit of the tour value to be used for another activity.
Does not include Dock Fee USD 20 per person, it must be paid in cash.
In case of no show, the activity is non-refundable. You can reschedule by paying the transportation cost again

Tour Location

Quintana Roo, México
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