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From Cancún: Half-Day Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

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40 reviews

Activity provider: contoyexcursions

From Cancún: Half-Day Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

Activity provider: contoyexcursions

From US$ 185 per person

Snorkel with whale sharks in the Mexican Riviera on an adventure tour from Cancun. Get the ultimate adrenaline thrill in the Mexican Caribbean.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Be picked up from your hotel lobby in Cancun.
Small group available


  • Swim and snorkel with whale sharks in the Caribbean Sea
  • See the gentle giants of the Mexican Riviera
  • Enjoy lunch on Isla Mujeres
  • Cross the Caribbean as you enjoy light snacks and drinks
  • Come face-to-face with the world's biggest fish
Full description

Expereince the ultimate adrenaline rush in the Mexican Caribbean on this whale shark snorkeling tour from Cancun. Swim and snorkel with these gentle giants in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Be picked up from hotel in Cancun or the Riviera Maya and transfer to the marina to board a boat. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages on the way to the snorkeling site.

Put on your snorkeling gear and get a safety briefing on what to expect in the sea before jumping into the ocean to snorkel with the world’s biggest fish. Come face-to-face with adult specimens that can measure up to 13 meters in length.

Swim with the whale sharks for about 2 hours before heading to Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres to enjoy a delicious lunch. Return to the marina where a vehicle will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

  • Entrance fees
  • Boat tour
  • Bilingual guide
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Snorkeling gear (mask, lifejacket and fins)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Wetsuit (available to rent at the at marina)
  • Photos and video (only on prior request)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal on Cancun Marina near Puerto Juarez. Map and details route will be sent once booking completed.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The whale shark encounter is a safe activity and available from May to September
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 40 reviews

Review summary

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Point +++: great activity!!! We dived twice as a couple and swam alongside three whale sharks! Then we finished on a beautiful beach. Super friendly staff. Point -: the boat time from Cancun to the site is a bit far. It shakes a lot for a while so watch out for seasickness. The time on the beach was also relatively short. But all that is not serious since the diving with the whale sharks was just extraordinary.

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August 23, 2022

The day could not have been better! A truly exhilarating experience. The guides knew exactly what they were doing and worked hard to make sure you got as close to the whale sharks as possible (bring your Zofran!). Carlos made the day just perfect. We felt comfortable and safe all day. They made the best guacamole I've ever had! Thanks for a wonderful day!

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August 21, 2022

You get so close to the whslesharks - what an experience! The guide is super good and makes sure that you are placed in the best way to see them and helped me in the beginning because I was a bit scared. Lunch was great and it was super to have a quick stop at Isla Mujeres!

July 17, 2022

Product ID: 57140