Whale Shark Adventure
    Snorkeling with the Whale Sharks

  • Description
  • Itinerary
    Days of Operation
    Times of Operation
    Pick-up or Check-In
    Duration of Tour
  • Inclusions
    Exclusions
    Required
    Suggestions
  • Prices
  • Faqs

Whale Shark Adventure


Reserve toll free: 1-855-229-TOUR (8687)
(DAILY - ONLY From May 15 until September 17)

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Swim and snorkel with the world's biggest fish - the whale shark. This adventure is offered daily from the first sightings until they are finished migrating for the season. They are in the area in the summer months to take advantage of the plankton-laden, nutrient-rich waters. You'll experience these gentle creatures on a tour with naturalists or marine biologist guides. There is a chance to see other marine wildlife like dolphins, manta rays, and sea turtles

Two people are allowed in the water at a time with a guide. Everyone must wear a life jacket. Everyone on board gets a chance to snorkel with the whale sharks. Once everyone has gone you'll be allowed to go again and again.

We guarantee whale shark sighting during the months of June, July and August. If you don't see them in these months you can reschedule without cost or receive a 100% refund.

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Itinerary

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  • 07:00am - Pick-up at your hotel in Cancun (06:00am - Playa del Carmen, 05:00am - Tulum). Cozumel clients take 6:00am ferry and depart from Senor Frogs in Playa at 6:45am.
  • 07:30am - Briefing at V & V Marina in Playa Mujeres from the guides who will inform you about the whale sharks and the area's ecosystem. Coffee, juice, water, fruit and bread/sweet rolls provided.
  • 08:00am - Departure from Puerto Juarez towards the Whale Shark reserve in the waters off Isla Contoy - about 45 minutes. Once they've been spotted you will get to snorkel with them.
  • 12:30pm - Ceviche and sandwich lunch on the boat near Isla Mujeres. You can swim off the boat.
  • 01:30 pm - Arrival at the marina´s pier and transfer back to your hotel.
  • 02:00pm - Arrival at your hotel in Cancun (03:00pm - Playa del Carmen, 04:00pm - Tulum) These times are approximate depending on where your hotel is located.


  • DAYS OF OPERATION: Daily from May 15 until September 17

    TIMES OF OPERATION: 7:30am to 2:00pm.

    TIME OF PICK-UP OR CHECK-IN: Time of pick-up will be indicated on your voucher when you reserve. If you are driving yourself please arrive at 7:15am. Instructions and a map will be included with your voucher.

    DURATION OF TOUR: 7 hours.

    Inclusions, Exclusions, Required, Suggestions

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  • INCLUSIONS:
    Hotel pick up and return, continental breakfast, high speed boat to whale sharks, snorkel gear, refreshments, light lunch, bathroom on board.

    We guarantee whale shark sighting during the months of June, July and August. If you don't see them in these months you can reschedule without cost or receive a 100% refund.


  • EXCLUSIONS:
    Tips.


  • REQUIRED:
    The whale shark adventure has a maximum of 10 people. Minimum 2 people for a departure of this adventure tour unless you book privately. The use of bio-degradable sunscreen is allowed, but we recommend you to put it in the hotel before the pick-up because it’s not allowed at the pier, on the boat or during the tour.


  • SUGGESTIONS:
    A Swimsuit under light cotton clothing, hat or cap, ecological sun block, sunglasses, tennis shoes, towel, and camera. Ginger pills or seasickness medication are suggested if you think you get motion sickness.



  • Prices

    Available mid-May to mid-September only

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    Adults

    Child
    (5 to 7)
    minimum age of 5 years

    Adult

    On Sale
    Child
    (5 to 7)

    On Sale
    Cancun hotels $195usd $136.50usd
    $165usd
    $116.50usd
    Riviera Maya hotels $205usd $143.50usd
    $175usd
    $123.50usd

    Minimum age is 5. Pick-up for those staying on Cozumel is in Playa del Carmen at Senor Frogs. Instructions and a map will be included with your voucher.

    Faqs

    Advantages:

    The guides are all professionals (biologists, marine biologists or naturalists).

    Although we maintain GPS coordinates of the whale sharks during the months of June, July and August, they move with the plankton ( which changes with the currents ). Since these giant fish are in the open water, and not penned up, the actual time to get to them varies daily.