Day trip

Cancún & Tulum: Private Swim with Whale Sharks Excursion

Cancún & Tulum: Private Swim with Whale Sharks Excursion

From US$ 2,133.45 per group up to 10

Dive into an unforgettable adventure and experience the thrill of a private swim alongside the biggest fish in the world. Spot dolphins, sea turtles, and manta rays as you snorkel around the coral reef.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 day
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Pickup included
You will receive the pickup time and place after your booking. The guide and driver will be wearing the Ocean Tours uniform with your name on the form. The guide and drive can wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time
Private group


  • Search for whale sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays on a boat ride
  • Jump from the boat to get close to the biggest fish in the word, the whale shark
  • Snorkel at the barrier reef to see a variety of fish and colorful coral
  • Enjoy a Caribbean-style lunch at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
Full description
Enjoy a light breakfast before you prepare for a private boat safari. On your way to the protected whale shark area, look out for dolphins, sea turtles and enormous manta rays. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world, and you can easily spot them this time of year because they are hungry. Their primary meal, plankton, can be found near the surface. After an hour or two, be rewarded with the first views of the whale sharks. Observe them from the boat and jump into the water to swim with them up close, if you are feeling brave. With your fins and mask, snorkel alongside the whale shark for a real rush of adrenaline. After the whale shark activity, get your gear and snorkel at the coral reef to see some tropical fish. Enjoy a delicious Caribbean-style lunch while lounging in the water at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
  • Private service
  • Transportation with AC
  • Comfortable boat for whale shark observation, maximum capacity of 10 people
  • Reef snorkel tour
  • Breakfast: Fruit, bread, water, ice tea, juice and coffee
  • Lunch: Sandwiches, ceviche, guacamole, nachos and fruits (Vegetarian and gluten-free only available with prior notice)
  • Drinks: Bottled water and sodas
  • Snorkel equipment and life jacket (required for swimming with whale sharks)
  • 13 USD bracelet for marine wildlife conservancy per person
  • Optional gratuities or souvenirs
  • HD photo and video footage of the day
  • Wetsuit rental
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • Pregnant women
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Credit card
  • Change of clothes
  • Hat
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Sunscreen
  • Selfie sticks
  • Touching marine life
  • Drones

Know before you go

  •  If the local partner must cancel this tour due to weather conditions, you can reschedule for free or get a full refund
  •  Whale shark sighting is guaranteed: in the rare case there are no whale sharks, the local partner can reschedule for free or provide a refund
  •  The maximum capacity of the boat is 10 people
  •  The $13 USD for federal marina and national park fees is not included, please bring cash
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