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Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya: Small-Group Eco Friendly

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    What to Expect
    Depart from your Playa del Carmen, Cancun, or Tulum 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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    V&V Marina, Calle Vialidad Paseo Mujeres Manzana 1, Av Isla Mujeres, 77400 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour departs from major hotels around Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and from the Super Aki Supermarket in Tulum.
    Tour returns to original point of departure
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bilingual biologist/naturalist guide
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Lunch
    • Water and soft drinks
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Continental breakfast
    • Entry/Admission - Cancun Transportations
    • Entry/Admission - V&V Marina
    • Entry/Admission - Playa Centro , Isla Mujeres
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Optional wet suit rental ($15USD per person)
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Personal expenses
    • Environmental tax and dock use ($5usd in cash per person payable the day of your tour)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate. There is a possibility that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be provided the option to take the tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full.
    • It is not recommended for pregnant women and people with heart and back problems.
    • We only permit biodegradable sunscreen and it is better if you use it when you are in your Hotel before your trip because we care about your health and marine life.
    • We recommended to ask your doctor if you can take seasickness pills before your tour.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Environmental tax and dock use excludes ($5usd in cash per person payable the day of your tour)
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • You can bring your own bottle of water (glass or recyclable)
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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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    What an amazing day! The only thing I'd change would be to have more time with the Whale Sharks. I could have spent hours with them! Marie was so attentive, knowledgeable and just the sweetest person. She was all over it, ensuring everyone was fed, watered and looked after.
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    Response from Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya: Small-Group Eco Friendly
    Responded 21 Sep 2019
    Dear Skinny, Many thanks for choosing us, we are so glad to know how much you enjoyed your whale shark tour with us! We are waiting for you next season! Regards.
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    My partner’s favourite species of animal is the shark, so this was a must when visiting Mexico! We took our trip on 12th September 2019 with Lara Martínez as our guide. The whole day was absolutely fantastic, Lara is so knowledgeable and patient; she took the time to make sure
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    Response from Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya: Small-Group Eco Friendly
    Responded 21 Sep 2019
    Hello crazy, First of all, thank you very very much for these amazing words about us, we are really happy to know how much you enjoyed and spent and excellent time with us. Thank you so much for choosing us, we will waiting for you Season 2020! Best wishes!
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    This is the third time I have swam with whale sharks and was my worst experience. We paid online before leaving Australia - it cost $620AU. We started this tour from Tulum at 5am. The driver was picking us up from somewhere in town - not from out hotel. We then had to pick up
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    Response from Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya: Small-Group Eco Friendly
    Responded 16 Sep 2019
    Hello ksm18, We really understand all you say, and we appreciate that you say to us, because now we know that and in the future, we can change something things to improve our amazing whale shark tour. Some days are difficult during the Whale Shark Season and that day it was one. Sorry for all the things you lived. And now we will analyze everything to be better for everyone. Thank you! Regards.
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    Wow, I took the whale shark tour on the 8th of September and we had soooo many of them around, the tour was amazing. Everyone could enjoy well! Omar, our guide was awesome and they made a fresh ceviche for us that was sensational. Great little break in Isla das mujeres also.
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    Response from Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya: Small-Group Eco Friendly
    Responded 8 Sep 2019
    Hello Brucarod, Many thank you for choosing us, we are so happy to know you spend a great time with us. We hope to see you again in other our great tours! Thank you so much! Wishes.
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    My daughter and I loved the entire experience from our short stop in Isla Mujeres, to the whale sharks, to our lunch at Isla Contoy!
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    Response from Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya: Small-Group Eco Friendly
    Responded 6 Sep 2019
    Hello Marlo! Thank you so much for tell us how it was your and your daughter's experience. We hope to see you very soon! Best wishes!
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