Have you ever come face to face with one the most beautiful fish in the ocean? If you haven’t, then our deluxe whale shark tour from Playa del Carmen is not to be missed! Reaching sizes of up to 16 meters (50 feet), Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the sea, and on this snorkel tour you can get up close and personal with the mighty beasts. Despite their enormous size, Whale Sharks are one of the most docile shark species and this tour is sure to make you fall in love with them.
From June to mid-September, Whale Sharks arrive in Mexico’s Yucatan Channel looking for the warm plankton-rich waters of the Caribbean. This makes it the perfect time to swim with these incredible fish in their natural environments. Alongside the Whale Sharks, this once-in-a-lifetime tour enables you to swim with dolphins, manta rays and sea turtles; all with the guidance of our bilingual tour guide.
This is the deluxe tour option hosted by the top rated Whale Shark Tour Company in the Riviera Maya. If you want a more luxurious experience choose this tour. If you want to save money you can opt for our Budget Whale Shark Tour from Playa Del Carmen which is a base level tour without all the extras.
- Snorkeling equipment and professional guide are included
- Round trip Ground and Sea transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum (air conditioned) Pickup and drop off at your hotel or lodging is included in the tour’s price.
- Light breakfast in Cancun
- Bottled water, soft drinks and beer
- Lunch with Shrimp ceviche, totopos, guacamole and fruits (If you are vegetarian, please let us know when you make your reservation)
- 3 different methods of seasickness prevention
- Experienced, bilingual guides: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Polish.
- Snorkeling on Isla Mujeres coral reef
- Swim with the whale sharks as much as possible.
- Best boats with whale shark operating permits
- You will receive your tour confirmation within 24 hours of purchase
Any questions you have, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will be happy to assist!
All in all a very good tour. Everyone involved was very professional. The van in the morning was a bit late so I called the office and they let me know they were running 10 minutes behind schedule but they showed up just as I got off the phone. Other then that an experience of a lifetime and was a must do for me while here. Would definetly recommend it.
This was so much fun! My wife and I have been wanting to swim with whale sharks for years. The boat ride to the spot where the whale sharks were sighted was a bit rough but no fault of the boat captain. On board they have life vests for everyone or you can rent an exposure suit to help with comfort and sun. We found whale sharks very quickly and got plenty of time to swim with them and also to get some pictures. Afterwards we had sandwiches and water on our way to snorkel on a reef. Then we went to Isla Mujeres and had time for beer, ceviche and floating in the water. Great trip!
Wow! This really was the experience of a life time. Even for me, and I have a big fear of open water swimming especially around the biggest fish in the ocean. But this tour company handled everything to perfection. We had a 7am pickup and there were snack on the van and sea sickness tablets too (take them! even if you think you don’t need them, there’s A LOT of boat time). Then breakfast of cakes, breads, and hot drinks were at the marina in Cancun before boarding the boat in search of whale sharks. I recommend renting the wetsuit, as there was a bit of waiting on the boats and it got chilly. We were divided into groups so each boats’ groups went into the water in rotation, so everyone got a chance. It was a bit frantic, jumping into the water from the side of the boat but a guide jumps in with you and helps you to swim with the whale shark if the opportunity presents itself. It is AMAZING. After that, we had sandwiches and drinks on the boat before heading to the lovely Isla Mujeres for a small but tasty lunch of cevice served on floating tables near the beach. Beer and soft drinks were available too. Then a leisurely sail back to land were we saw a lot of loggerhead turtles and even some were mating. I cannot recommend this tour enough. The company were A1 and the guides were as excited as we were. They are very experienced. It is definitely worth the money.