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  1. Mexico
  2. Riviera Maya
  3. Cancún
  4. Playa del Carmen

From Cancun/Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour

Product ID: 70765
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Get picked up from your hotel or Punta Sam port and snorkel with whale sharks. Get the ultimate adrenaline thrill in the Mexican Caribbean, and see the gentle giants and marine life of the region from a different perspective.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup optional

The lobby of your hotel in Cancun downtown and hotel zone.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Swim and snorkel with whale sharks in the Caribbean Sea
  • See the gentle giants of the Mexican Riviera
  • Enjoy lunch at Isla Mujeres Playa Norte beach
  • Cross the Caribbean as you enjoy light snacks and drinks
  • Come face-to-face with the world's biggest fish and shark
Full description
Get picked up from any hotel in Riviera Maya (Tulum, Akumal or Playa del Carmen), Cancun, or depart from the meeting point at Punta Sam. Get the ultimate adrenaline thrill in the Mexican Caribbean on a 6-hour whale shark snorkel tour. Swim and snorkel with the gentle giants in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Following pick-up, you'll be transferred to the marina to board a boat. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages on the way to the snorkel site, where you will put on your snorkeling gear and get a safety briefing on what to expect in the sea. Jump into the ocean to snorkel with the world’s biggest fish as you come face-to-face with the whale sharks. Some adult specimens can measure up to 13 meters in length, though accounts of individuals of up to 18 meters have been recorded. Swim with the whale sharks for about 2 hours for a truly unique experience.

Then, go to Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres to enjoy a delicious lunch. Board your boat for the return transfer to the marina, where a vehicle will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. Note, that the whale shark encounter is a safe activity, and available from May to September.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Bilingual guide
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Snorkeling gear (mask, lifejacket, and fins)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off at any hotel in Riviera Maya or Cancun (if option chosen)
  • Meeting point at Punta Sam Port (if option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Wetsuit (available to rent at the at marina)
  • Photos and video (only on prior request)
  • Tips and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

7:45 AM at Punta Sam ferry terminal, Punta Sam, Q.R., Mexico. Once there look for the staff from ContoyExcursions, they will assist you.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
Unfortunately, pregnant women and children under 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 2 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
5.0/5
Safety
5.0/5

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contoyexcursions

Product ID: 70765