Water activity

Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks & Playa Norte Beach

Activity provider: Aquaworld Cancún

Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks & Playa Norte Beach

Activity provider: Aquaworld Cancún

From US$ 199 per person

Swim with the largest fish in the world, then visit the beach at Playa Norte.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Swim with amazing whale sharks off Contoy Island
  • Enjoy a boat trip from Cancun and inclusive equipment hire
  • Relax afterwards at Playa Norte beach
Full description
Hop on a boat and head for Contoy Island, home to the largest congregation of whale sharks in the world. After a close encounter with these creatures, head for the beach to relax or snorkel. Start your adventure at the marina in Cancun with some coffee and bread. Receive a safety briefing from the crew and board your boat. Life vests and full snorkeling gear will be provided to ensure you have the safest and best experience. Enjoy the boat trip out to Contoy Island, then get ready to jump in and swim with the sharks. Savour the experience of swimming with these incredible creatures. There will be 2 to 3 immersions per person, always with 2 people and the guide in the water at any one time. After swimming with the sharks, enjoy a stop at Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres. Either relax on the beach or do some more snorkeling. Enjoy some soft drinks and snacks, before heading back by boat to the marina at Cancun.
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Comfortable 36-foot boats
  • Life vest
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Certified guides
  • Bilingual crew and guides
  • Coffee and bread
  • Water and soft drinks
  • 2 to 3 dives per person with the whale shark
  • Visit to Playa Norte beach, snacks (ceviche)
  • Photos and videos
  • Dock and Marine park federal tax
  • Gratuities (Optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
  • People over 65 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Tour operation is subject to weather conditions
  • This activity requires payment of the Dock and Marine park federal tax of $15 per person in cash upon check-in
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Very satisfied.The very good guide and the captain hawkeye !! He knew the right time to dive and be face to face with the Bravi whale shark

July 8, 2021

Great attraction highly recommended, unforgettable experience

September 4, 2022

Product ID: 400628