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Contoy Island Shark diving

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Whale Shark Safari Snorkeling Tour

1. Whale Shark Safari Snorkeling Tour

On this tour, you can either snorkel with white whales or view them from our boat. Measuring up to 46 feet (14 meters) and weighing up to 15 tons, the whale shark is the largest fish in the world. They are very docile creatures, eating only plankton and enjoy the interaction with the people who come to swim with them. Your tour starts in the morning between 06:00 AM to 07:00 AM. You will be picked-up from your hotel and take you to Punta Sam in Cancun. Here you will take a high-speed boat to the whale sharks. En route, you will be shown the abundant sea and bird life found at Isla Contoy. On a typical day, see a School of Wild Dolphins, Flocks of Flamingos, Stingrays, Ibis, Egrets, Pelicans and the rare "Chimay Birds.” In small groups, enter the water to swim among the whale sharks. You will be provided with full snorkel gear, masks, flippers and life vests.

Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks & Playa Norte Beach

2. Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks & Playa Norte Beach

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.

Cancun/Playa del Carmen: 6-Hour Private Whale Shark Tour

3. Cancun/Playa del Carmen: 6-Hour Private Whale Shark Tour

Embark on a once in a lifetime adventure to swim with amazing whale sharks. Benefit from a private small group experience for you and your group of friends or family.  Start your tour with an early morning pickup from your accommodation. Then, navigate for approximately 45 minutes to the whale shark area north of Contoy. Your boat will leave before the public boats to ensure an intimate setting with fewer people. Once you have found the sharks, begin the swimming and snorkeling. Be amazed by the whale sharks, also observing manta rays, dolphins, and turtles.  After the main event, you can choose to either relax at the beautiful beach in Isla Mujeres, where the Captain will prepare his famous fresh fish ceviche or keep snorkeling in a nearby reef exploring its colorful fish and diverse marine life. Return to Cancun where the transportation will take you back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Contoy Island

A unique experience!

The experience of this tour is unforgettable. It was really a great choice to do it and do it with this wonderful team. Valeria, our guide, was amazing with all the participants, explaining in detail what the tour consisted of and everything about whale sharks. She was a 10 as a guide. Depending on where your hotel is, you should get up early (we were picked up at 5.30 am) but still worth it. There are up to 3 opportunities to swim with the sharks, the team takes pictures of you and a person from the team always accompanies you on each dive. You can also have the opportunity, like us, to see dolphins and striped blankets. The subsequent visit to Isla Mujeres, where I eat a delicious ceviche in the water, with music and near the boat is great! 100% RECOMMENDABLE! - ATTENTION: the collection with the agency takes place a couple of days in advance, since we forgot to pick up the agreed day and we had to postpone it for the next day

Great experience!

Always in pairs you can watch the whale sharks with the tour guide or swim next to them. Warning: risk of sunburn! You are at least 6 hours on the open sea and you have to protect yourself well. Only certain environmentally friendly sun creams are allowed (none of the common brands). Allowed sunscreen, hat, long-sleeved t-shirt can be bought for 15-25 USD. Tip: take cash with you! You cannot pay with a card on site!

A great experience, a trip that you will never forget

Everything worked out wonderfully, unfortunately we had booked the tour with a German guide. Unfortunately this did not work. But still a trip that you will never forget 5 *

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

It is incredible to be able to swim so close to one of the largest animals in the world. It is really imposing.