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Whale Shark Watching Private Half Day Tour

Enjoy the whale shark watching experience of your life on this private luxury tour. Swim with whale sharks and enjoy champagne and ceviche.

USD $227.00USD $2,366.00

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Swim with Sharks on this VIP Whale Shark Watching Experience

This Private Whale Shark Watching tour takes you to the whale shark feeding grounds, where you will be able to swim with these gentle giants. Your VIP tour transports you in the best boats, with the best crews and lets you take off earlier from the marina. Enjoy extended swim time with the whale sharks and other wildlife because of your VIP status!

On this special tour, you also get to go snorkeling in a reef area close to Isla Mujeres. Watch for turtles, dolphin pods, and manta rays. Afterwards, you will enjoy complimentary bottles of champagne, ceviche, guacamole, and cold beer. This tour is perfect for couples, families, and other groups looking for the ultimate whale shark watching experience.


  • Swim right next to gigantic, gentle whale sharks off the coast of Cancun
  • Savor delicious, fresh ceviche and champagne on the boat
  • See a variety of marine life while snorkeling

Tour Information

Duration: Half Day
Start and end location: Cancun
Availability: Year-round (whale shark season May-September)


Bright and early, you will be picked up by a professional driver in an insured van with air conditioning. The night before, you will be notified of the exact pickup time and the transportation service name. At mid-morning, you will enjoy breakfast at our private marina. At the departure station, you will also receive a safety briefing and a whale shark orientation. Here, you will also meet your in-water guide and boat captain.

You will go on a boat ride for about 1 hour to reach the whale shark feeding grounds. There, you will have more than 2 hours to snorkel and enjoy the location, a private tour perk! On the boat, you can relax with sandwiches, cold water, and soft drinks.

Next, the boat will take you to Isla Mujeres. You can snorkel over the nearby reef while the crew prepares fresh shrimp ceviche.

At the end of the tour, the boat will return to the marina. There, you will get a whale shark swimming certificate and have the option to buy souvenirs. In the afternoon, your transfer van will get you back to your hotel or resort between 13:00 pm and 15:00 pm, depending on traffic and location.

What’s Included

  • Private transportation to and from our marina
  • Professional-grade snorkel gear (or you can bring your own)
  • Mandatory Mexican government bracelet fee per person to enter whale shark protected areas

Important Notes

  • All participants must be wearing the special marine park bracelet while on the tour.


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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