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Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

From $171.41 per person

Swim and snorkel with the biggest fish in the ocean. Have a full day of adventure and make a memory for life.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
French, Russian, Spanish, English, Dutch, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Tulum, Playa del Carmen, or Cancun.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim with whale sharks
  • Snorkel in the crystal clear water
  • Enjoy lunch and a beach trip at Isla Mujeres
Full description
Be collected from your accommodation at 5:45 AM in Tulum, 6:45 AM in Playa del Carmen, or 7:45 AM in Cancun. During the drive, your guide will explain the itinerary and teach you about whale sharks and their habitat. Once you arrive at the marina, relax and have breakfast. Depart to the whale shark area and begin your search for these enchanting animals. Once a whale shark has been spotted you will be able to go snorkeling. There is a maximum of one ship per whale shark and two people per guide. During the trip, your guide will teach you about the fauna of this beautiful ecosystem.  Sandwiches, fruit, soft drinks, and water will be served. Then, you will return to Isla Mujeres for lunch of sandwiches and shrimp ceviche or fish with guacamole and fruit. After an hour of relaxing or swimming at the fantastic beach Playa Norte in Islas Mujeres, return to the marina for 3:30 PM.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Tulum, Playa del Carmen, or Cancun
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trip with shaded area, first-aid kit, GPS, and VHF radio
  • Professional PADI guide
  • Snorkel equipment and life jacket
  • Anti-dizziness medicine and natural options
  • Welcome sandwich, fruit, sweet bread, coffee, milk, and natural orange juice
  • Lunch
  • Water and soft drinks all day
  • National Park and harbor fee: $10
  • Wetsuit
  • Photographs
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Collin als Guide zu haben war schon der erste Hauptgewinn an diesem Tag. Der Kerl macht seinen Job mehr als super, immer bemüht und hilfsbereit. Dieses Erlebnis mit dem Walhai zu schnorcheln ist ein mega Gefühl und kann mir zum Glück niemals mehr jemand nehmen. Ich bin glücklich das erlebt zu haben !!!

September 16, 2021

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It was absolutely worth it. Simply a unique experience. The guide is always focused on the welfare of the whale sharks

August 9, 2021

It was a beautiful and impressive day, the experience of swimming with whale sharks was indescribable!

August 6, 2021

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