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Whale Shark Snorkeling Half Day Tour Cancun

On this Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour, swim with whale sharks off the coast of Cancún, Mexico and look for turtles, manta rays, and dolphins.

USD $208.00USD $298.00

Per Person

Swim with Gentle Giants on this Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour

On this Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour, you will get to share the water with gigantic whale sharks! While snorkeling with the whale sharks, you can often see turtles, manta rays, and pods of dolphins. Two people will swim at a time, accompanied by a guide, and each group of two will get up to three whale shark snorkeling experiences, totaling up to 2 hours of swim time.

After the main event, you will snorkel at the reef beside Isla Mujeres, then enjoy fresh ceviche, guacamole, and a cold beer for the adults. Before the end of the tour, each participant will receive their own certificate stating that they swam with a whale shark–a great souvenir for the kids!


  • Swim with graceful and majestic whale sharks
  • Snorkel near Isla Mujeres and see exotic marine life
  • Enjoy fresh ceviche and a relaxing boat ride

Tour Information

Duration: Half Day
Start and end location: Marina Hacienda del Mar, Cancun (transportation available)
Availability: Year-round (whale shark season May-September)


In the early morning, you will be picked up by licensed drivers in our insured, air-conditioned vans. You will be notified the night before with the exact pickup time and name of the transfer service.

By mid-morning, you will enjoy breakfast at our private marina departure station. You will meet your captain and in-water guide. After your safety briefing and a whale shark orientation, you will set out on the water. It will take around 1 hour to reach the whale shark feeding grounds and you will have up to 2 hours there. Enjoy sandwiches, soft drinks, and cold water on board the boat.

After your exciting experience with the whale sharks, you will go to Isla Mujeres to snorkel. As you enjoy the exotic marine life, the crew will prepare fresh ceviche for you (a fish salad with shrimp, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro eaten with fresh tortilla chips). Once back on the boat, you will enjoy the ceviche as well as guacamole and a cold beer for the adults.

Finally, you will return to the marina, receive your “I swam with a whale shark” certificate, and buy a souvenir if you want. Depending on location and traffic, the transfer van will return you to your hotel/resort between 13:00 pm and 15:00 pm.

What’s Included

  • Light breakfast, morning coffee, water, soft drinks, gourmet sandwiches
  • Safety briefing and orientation
  • Complete professional-grade snorkel equipment (or you can bring your own)
  • Mandatory Mexican government bracelet fee per person to enter whale shark protected areas

Important Notes

  • There is a maximum of 10 people per boat.
  • The kids price is for passengers 5-11 years old.
  • All participants must be wearing the special marine park bracelet while on the tour.
  • You can order round-trip transfers from your hotel or resort. The price varies according to the pick-up zone:
    • Zone 1 – Cancun Hotel Zone or Centro
    • Zone 2 – Riviera Maya North Airport, South to Playa del Carmen
    • Zone 3 – Riviera Maya, South of Playa del Carmen, South to Tulum
  • For those with their own transportation, we offer detailed driving instructions to our departure location: Marina Hacienda del Mar.


Cancún, Mexico

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Cancún, Mexico 21.161908, -86.851528

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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