Snorkel with the largest fish in the world on this Whale Sharks Cancun Tour. Then, relax on the beach of beautiful Isla Mujeres.
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Swim with Giant, Majestic Fish on this Whale Sharks Cancun Tour
On this Whale Sharks Cancun Ecotour, you’ll get to snorkel with the largest fish in the world: whale sharks. These gentle giants can grow to be 20-40 feet long (6-12 meters)! Between May and September, they migrate to the waters around Isla Contoy, Mujeres, and Holbox to feast on plankton. In addition to enjoying a beautiful natural environment with bustling sea life, you will also learn about the area’s ecosystem from your professional, certified naturalist guide. Join us for an incredible, unforgettable experience in the sea!
Snorkel with huge whale sharks
Relax on the stunning beaches of Isla Mujeres
Enjoy a delicious lunch
Duration: Full Day (7 hours) Start and end location: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, or Tulum
Availability:Daily, May 26 to September 15 (mid-June to August is the best time to see whale sharks)
7:00 am – Your Whale Sharks Cancun Tour starts as you are picked up at your Cancun hotel (6:00 am Playa del Carmen and 5:00 am Tulum)
7:30 am – Arrive to Marina la Amada, also known as V&V. Enjoy a light breakfast at the marina (juice, coffee, fruit, and granola bars) and listen to a briefing by your certified guide about the environment, whale sharks, and ecosystem.
8:00 am – Embark on an hour-long boat trip to the ocean around Isla Contoy. Once we see whale sharks, you will get to snorkel with these gentle giants, the largest fish in the world.
12:30 pm – On the way back to Cancun, you will stop at Isla Mujeres to enjoy the most beautiful beaches in the world and clear blue water. After a refreshing swim, you will have lunch on the boat and start the trip back to the marina.
13:30 pm – After arriving to the Marina la Amada, you will take a comfortable ride in a van back to your hotel.
14:00 pm – Your Whale Sharks Cancun Tour comes to an end as you arrive to Cancun (15:00 pm Playa del Carmen, 16:00 pm Tulum).
Professional guides (speaking Spanish, English, French, German, Italian or Portuguese)
Snorkel equipment (fins, mask, breathing tube, and life jacket, or you can bring your own)
Lunch: ceviche and ham and cheese sandwich (vegetarian option available with advance notice)
Beverages (water and soda)
What’s Not Included
Wetsuit (available for rent for an extra cost of $15 USD)
Personal expenses, souvenirs, and tips
What to Bring
Swimsuit and towel
Comfortable clothes and shoes, including a long-sleeve cotton shirt and rain jacket
Hat and sunglasses
Wetsuit (if you have one: 3 mm thick)
This tour has a maximum of 10 travelers. If you have more than 10, contact us at email@example.com and we will try to find a group for you.
The tour is not recommended for pregnant women or people with heart/back problems. It is also not recommended to bring children under 5 years old. If you are bringing children on this tour, please let us know in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is prohibited to use sunscreen. This is to protect the animals and sea from pollution.
It is recommended to bring medication that counters seasickness.
If you are a vegetarian or have any food allergies, please let us know in advance at email@example.com.
If you stay in or around Tulum, the pick-up meeting point is the San Francisco de Asis Supermarket. We suggest you reserve a taxi the night before (at your own expense) so you can arrive on time to the designated supermarket.
We cannot guarantee that we can see or snorkel with whale sharks. The whale sharks come to Cancun to feed on plankton. When there is not much plankton, it is more difficult to see whale sharks. We recommend booking a reservation between mid-June and August for the highest possibility of seeing whale sharks.
You may not touch the whale sharks and diving with the whale sharks is not allowed (only snorkeling). You must wear a life jacket while snorkeling.
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