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Cancun Swim with Whale Sharks

Product ID: 4165
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Tick another one off your bucket list, and swim with Whale Sharks off the coast of Cancun. Whale sharks can be up to 12 meters long, but don't worry, they're totally harmless. Come up close to the biggest fish in the world... it's unforgettable!
About this activity
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

We pick up from all hotels
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See whale sharks with a company that's been around almost a decade
  • Enjoy knowing that you're 100% guaranteed to swim with the biggest fish in the world
  • Go with professional naturalist guides who speak your language
  • Enjoy the feeling of being in a small group of no more than 10 people
  • Look out for dolphins playing and sea turtles swimming
Full description
Experience the adventure of swimming and snorkeling with the whale shark - the biggest fish in the world! This exciting adventure leaves from Cancun daily during the whale shark season (from May to September) and is limited to 10 people per boat, ensuring an intimate experience. It is guided by naturalists or marine biologists.

During the tour you will travel to the seas surrounding Contoy Island and Holbox, where you will have the opportunity to observe and snorkel with whale sharks. Look out for dolphins, mantas, sea turtles, birds, and many other species that play around the Yucatan coast.

07:00

Pick-up at your hotel in Cancun (06:00 in Playa del Carmen, 05:00 in Tulum).

07:30

Informative briefing at Puerto Juarez (Marina La Amada). Our certified guides will provide you with all the fascinating information needed to become an expert in whale sharks and the area's ecosystems.

08:00

Depart from Marina La Amada towards the whale shark reserve in the waters surrounding Isla Contoy. Once located, you will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to snorkel with the biggest fish in the world.

12:30

Lunch on the boat just off the coast of Isla Mujeres. Afterwards, cool off with a swim in the clear turquoise waters.

13:30

Arrival at the marina's pier and transfer back to your hotel.

14:00

Arrival at your hotel in Cancun (15:00 in Playa del Carmen, 14:00 in Tulum)
Includes
  • Comfortable transportation (Club Wagon or Suburban with AC)
  • Professional bilingual guide (biologist or naturalist)
  • Snacks and light breakfast
  • Lunch and soft beverages
  • Equipment
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Environmental tax and dock use ($5 USD in cash per person payable on the day of your activity)
  • Wetsuit (available for rent or you can bring your own)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Comfortable clothes and shoes: long sleeve cotton shirt, long cotton pants
• Insect repellent
• Hat and sunglasses
• Impermeable jacket
• Personal goods (own binoculars, camera) and ecological sun blocker
• This tour is prohibited for pregnant women, children under 5 years old and for people with heart or back problems
• The use of sunscreen is prohibited in order to protect the whale shark and the water from pollution
• It is recommended to take some medication in order to avoid seasickness
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 33 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.8/5

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EcoColors Tours

Product ID: 4165