Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7.5 hours
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Because of an error on my part, I had accidentally scheduled two trips on one day. The people at Adventuras Mayas were awesome to work with. They allowed my wife and I to take a later tour on the day we thought we had booked. They really came through for us and we could not appreciate it more. Luis was our tour guide and he had a tremendous amount of information about the ecology of each of the three locations were you snorkel. He was very helpful and nice. We started off in the underground cenote where snorkeled for about 30 minutes. We then went to an open cenote to snorkel, zip line, and jump of a small cliff into the water. This was the most enjoyable part for us as we got to see a ton of fish and had a blast with the zip lining and cliff jumping. We then ate lunch which was as very tasty buffet of bbq chicken, salsas, rice, beans, etc. The food was delicious and the cooking staff was very warm and friendly. We then went snorkeling for about two hours in the tide pool and reef.
This was an incredible adventure!! It started raining and made the ATV trails one of a kind experience. Our tour guides Frida, Giovanni, Bohish, Ale and Jessi were amazing, well informed, safety was there main priority and fun!! Journey to the under water caves was breathtaking!! Very spiritual and amazing place. Frida was extremely knowledgeable on the entire cave, species and spiritual aspects of the Mayan traditions. Pictures and videos are great but you have to be there to have the ultimate experience. When you visit Playa Del Carmen you have to book ATV and Cave tour. You will not be disappointed!! I will definitely book again next time I'm back in town!! Salute!!
Would highly recommend this activity to anyone that wants some variety and have a different experience in Playa! Great instructors and well run activity. Keep in mind the transport from hotel, ATV insurance, wetsuits and gratuities are not included. Overall a very fun half day tour
Super nice experience. Would defo recommend. Though we lucked out and there were soo many whale sharks. Apparently that can differ. Tour guide was super nice and explained lots.
We had a wonderful time! Our guide was knowledgeable, kind, and fun. The cenotes were very cool but turtle swim was amazing. Would definitely recommend!