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Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun: Small-Group Eco Friendly Snorkeling Tour

Highlights
  • Whale shark snorkeling adventure off the coast of Cancun
  • Look out for dolphins, manta rays and turtles
  • Experience the wildlife encounter of a lifetime
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Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun: Small-Group Eco Friendly Snorkeling Tour
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US$175.00
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Overview

Snorkel with Mexican whale sharks on a full-day group snorkeling tour off the Yucatan Coast, from Playa del Carmen. Under the direction of an expert guide, swim with the world’s largest fish while looking out for dolphins, manta rates and turtles. Immerse yourself in the marine magnificence of Mexico’s waters on this spectacular small-group adventure.

What to Expect
Depart from your Playa del Carmen, Cancun or Tuum hotel to begin your aquatic adventure with gentle marine giants. Board a comfortable vessel and set sail with your small group to explore the Yucatan Peninsula, one of the only places in the world where you can share the water with whale sharks. 

Observe the calm waters surrounding Isla Contoy, Holbox and Isla Mujeres for whale sharks, then once you’ve spotted one, don your snorkeling gear and plunge into the iridescent water to snorkel alongside the fascinating fish. Glide resplendently beside the incredible creatures, watching them feast upon microscopic plankton while enjoying the tropical temperatures of the Yucatan’s water. 

Return to the boat and relax as you cruise towards the silken sands of Isla Mujeres, to a blissful beach known as Playa Norte. Recline upon the white sands and swim in the glittering turquoise waters before feasting upon a delicious lunch of traditional Mexican dishes. Naturalists will delight in the abundance of bird and marine species on the island.

Back on the boat, listen as your onboard biologist regales with fascinating facts about the local wildlife. Information on how to safely interact with marine life will also be provided to ensure your safety and security at all times. 

The small number limit of 10 participants ensures an intimate and enjoyable experience on the Mexican Whale Shark Snorkel Adventure. 

Note: The tour includes two jumps into the water with a possibility for more, time allowing.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Absolutely amazing!

Literally just got back from one of the best tours I've ever done. From start to finish it was well organised. Easy to book, good communication (could just do with slightly more info if arriving by car, ie. you need to go through security gate...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed yesterday
A breathtaking experience!

On arrival the eco tours guys created us with smiles and breakfast, answering all our questions very helpfully. We were out on the boat within half an hour and bouncing across the waves (perhaps not the activity for anyone who gets easily seasick). An hour’s...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Whale shark tour

The tour was absolutely amazing! All the staff was very thoughtful and careful during the entire tour. We saw several whale sharks, manta rays, sea turtles and flying fishes. They are very careful with the animals. The breakfast and lunch were delicious and fresh. Water...More

Thank Giovanna F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
This was awesome!

Laura was an amazing guide. She and her crew took us out in their boat(take Dramamine!). We saw dozens of wale sharks and Manta Rays! What an enchanting tour! The ceviche was delicious as well!

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Amazing!

What an amazing day! We saw a lot of whalesharks in the three times got into the water, we even saw some beautiful giant manta rays. After that we ate a very good, freshly made ceviche with guacamole and chips. Recommended!

Thank Tim v
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lindajohno
6 August 2018|
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Thanks 👍
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Cindy W
1 July 2018|
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Early August will produce more Whale Sharks in the water than mid June.
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