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Whale Shark Swimming in Cancun

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You'll start at
Punta Sam ferry terminal
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    Caribbean Connection
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Our Whale Shark Encounter begins early in the morning where, depending on the hotel or condominium you're staying at, our experienced van drivers will pick you up right at the lobby or entrance to take you to our new marina located in the ferry terminal in Punta Sam in Cancun. All of our vans are comfortable A/C units in perfect conditions and all of our drivers are licensed and certified to operate tourism in the highway. Once you arrive to our marina you will be welcome by our ground staff and, after a quick check in, where you will be assigned to your boat, you will have the chance for a light breakfast before boarding. We leave at 7:50 am and head straight into the whale shark protected area, life vests are mandatory from the minute you board, this always for your safety which is a mayor concern to us. After an hour we arrive and find the whale sharks, our captain will choose one and do the proper manouvers with the boat to start the swims, always in couples and with our certified guide, 2 by 2 you will go in the water to swim beside this beautiful creatures, there are 10 people on each boat, after 2 to 3 dives per person, making sure everybody gets their chance,you will all board and start the return but, before we reach Cancun we have one final stop, Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres. Playa Norte is the nicest beach in Isla Mujeres and, it's considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, here you will have an hour to relax or, if you want, do some more snorkeling. Our captain will prepare his famous ceviche while you enjoy your favorite non alcoholic drink, sandwiches will also be available. Then we head back to our marina in Cancun where our vans will be expecting you ready to go back to your hotels after this wonderful adventure. Pickups in hotels start at 5:30 am depending on the hotel and area you're staying at and the boats are usually back at our marina between 1:00 and 2:00 pm.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Punta Sam ferry terminal, Punta Sam, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up at any hotel or condo in Cancun hotel zone or downtown, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya or Tulum
Departure Time
Every day during the whale shark season from May 10 to September 17 starting at 7:50 am
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast - Continental breakfast
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Caribbean Connection
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include a $10 usd per person departure and deck federal tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure and deck federal tax is required to preserve the whale shark area and to pay for the deck fee.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Absolute highlight of the holiday. Seeing these amazing creatures so close. Had the added bonus of having family’s of manta rays swimming with us as well and putting on a show by doing multiple jumps out of the water . Whole excursions was great. Both Gabriel and Gilberto made
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Response from Caribbean A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Whale Shark Swimming in Cancun
Responded 13 Sep 2019
Dear Visitor, We are so glad to know you enjoyed your WHALE SHARK EXPERIENCE with us! We will share your comments with all our staff, especially with GABRIEL & GILBERTO. Tell your friends to join us for the BEST Whale Shark Experience from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya only with CONTOY ADVENTURES! Best regards Roberto del Castillo Web Marketing Manager
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Joseph and Raul were terrific crew for our whale shark adventure. They were very knowledgeable and helpful and respectful of the sharks. I was very impressed and would definitely request them again when I go back next year. The only change I would recommend is stop using single
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Response from Caribbean A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Whale Shark Swimming in Cancun
Responded 28 Aug 2019
Dear Visitor, We are so glad to know you enjoyed your WHALE SHARK EXPERIENCE with us! We will share your comments with all our staff, especially with Joseph & Raul. Tell your friends to join us for the BEST Whale Shark Experience from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya only with CONTOY ADVENTURES! Best regards Roberto del Castillo Web Marketing Manager
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Family of 3 (2 adults & 11yr old). Swam 3 times with the stunning & huge whale sharks. Difficult to express how amazing it is to see these huge creatures so close. Great knowledge about the sharks from Angel our guide who also made sure my son got some great close up views!
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Response from Caribbean A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Whale Shark Swimming in Cancun
Responded 28 Aug 2019
Dear Visitor, We are so happy you could join us for this AMAZING EXPERIENCE. You have just joined our family of over 200,000 adventure seekers we've helped since 2003 in the thrill of swimming with these GENTLE GIANTS! I will pass your kind comments to Angel & Armando which are one of our best crews. Tell your friends to join us for the BEST WHALE SHARK EXPERIENCE from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya only with CONTOY ADVENTURES! Best regards Roberto del Castillo Web Marketing Manager
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Gilberto and Gabriel- where our tour guides and we can’t recommend it enough, really made the experience fun and memorable!
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Response from Caribbean A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Whale Shark Swimming in Cancun
Responded 28 Aug 2019
Dear Visitor, We are so glad to know you enjoyed your WHALE SHARK EXPERIENCE with us! We will share your comments with all our staff, especially with Gilberto & Gabriel. Tell your friends to join us for the BEST Whale Shark Experience from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya only with CONTOY ADVENTURES! Best regards Roberto del Castillo Web Marketing Manager
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These guys are incredible! Very professional and give a personalized tour of the area and swimming with whale sharks. They underpromise and overperform! Highly recommended!
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Response from Caribbean A, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Whale Shark Swimming in Cancun
Responded 7 Aug 2019
Dear Visitor We are so glad to know you enjoyed your WHALE SHARK EXPERIENCE with us! We will share your comments with all our staff, especially with Lobo & Luis. Tell your friends to join us for the BEST Whale Shark Experience from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya only with CONTOY ADVENTURES! Best regards Roberto del Castillo Web Marketing Manager
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By: Caribbean Connection
1,148 reviews
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xangelamakx
San Francisco, California
30
Horrible Experience
We booked our tour with the Expedia agent stationed at our hotel. It was advertised as a snorkeling trip at Isla
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TheTraveler037
10
A must!!
This trip was amazing. The crew was really fun and engaging. They spoke multiple languages,so nobody was left out.
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elcin13
Istanbul, Turkey
20
A wonderful trip to Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres
The tour was very well organized and timely. Our boat had about 18 people and it didn’t feel crowded. The guides
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siddo69
London, England
2011
Great day
Surely the 'rude review' has been put on for the wrong company? We have just done it and it was really good. The
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alexandraancaa
Timisoara, Romania
61
A day in Paradise
A wonderful experience from start to finish. There really isn't anything negative I can say about this trip. We
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Ian C
London, United Kingdom
31
Dreadful
Rude staff, inadequate food and drink, and all but one guide unable to speak English despite being marketed as a
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jesallay
61
Great team!
I had a great experience with the Caribbean Connectio Team. They are extemely professional and well prepared. Had
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moknutz
Oakland, California
112
Isle de Mujeres
Snorkeling off a catamaran. Lunch really yummy at a beach club . Then they dropped downtown to tour island and
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alp2215
10
Contoy Adventures - "Hurricane" Boat Review
I had an amazing time with Contoy Adventures on the Hurricane boat with captains Lobo & Luis. We were able to get
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joanambm
34
Unforgettable experience!!
Our tour was whale shark+Isla Mujeres with Willi and the captain, they were both full of knowledge about the whale
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Andy H
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
66
Fun, laughter and excellent service
My wife and I did the cruise to Isla Contoy, included snorkelling on the way - aside from having our minds blown
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TAP_Travel
Baltimore, Maryland
70
Great snorkel trip, best ever
Omar and Herbert put us on whale sharks and then an extra special treat we were able to see dolphins.
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T8266XFmiker
40
Great Day out
My wife and I took this trip on the recommendation of our rep. We were not disappointed, the staff were amazing
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Lone Nukaaraq M
Nuuk, Greenland
42
The best experience
We spend a day swimming with the whale sharks near Cancun. The sharks were so calm and gentle. Our guide, Raúl,
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Anna G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
20
Highly Recommend
We loved every second of this tour. We got picked up from our hotel around 8:30am and dropped back off around
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