Swim With Whale Shark

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Swim With Whale Shark

  • 6 and a Half Hours

  • Everyone

  • Min 8 years old

  • Active

  • Small Groups

The Whale Shark season in Cancun & Riviera Maya starts Now! Book it today and make sure you don't miss this extraordinary experience!

Snorkeling With Whale Sharks In Cancun Is An Experience Like No Other

The greater Cancun region is home to several breathtaking natural wonders and genuinely astounding tropical wildlife. Few are more spectacular than the region’s largest wildlife resident: the whale shark.

Here at Cancun Adventures with our expert team, from the beginning of June to mid-September, you get the chance to snorkel with whale sharks in Cancun and experience these marine giants like never before.

Swim alongside 10-meter (35-foot) whale sharks with the safety of our trained expert snorkeling guides. Journey with us away from your resort and out into the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean to the largest whale shark gathering in the world.

Experience the awe and adrenaline as whale sharks swim right beside you!

Swim And Snorkel With Whale Sharks

If you are searching for a place to see whale sharks in Cancun, this is the spot for you. Cancun’s warm waters and surplus amounts of plankton and small nekton (whale shark food) make it the ideal whale shark habitat from June to September each year.

Travelers from across the globe come to this region of the world to see whale sharks in their natural habitat. But, here on our Whale Shark Snorkeling Experience, you’ll get to do so much more than simply see these amazing creatures.

Want to go swimming with Whale Sharks?

Cancun Adventures has you covered. On this once-in-a-lifetime tour, our team of experts gets you up close and personal with whale sharks. We suit you up with snorkeling gear and give you instructions on just how to swim alongside these gentle giants.

Whale sharks may be the largest fish in the sea, but they’re quite peaceful and not interested in snacking on anything larger than microscopic marine life. Swimming with sharks has never been more serene and safe.

The Best of the Best Cancun Whale Shark Tours

Here at Cancun Adventures, we’ve designed this whale shark tour with the goal of helping travelers like you experience the peaceful beauty of whale sharks.

Our snorkeling tour is led by expert guides who know all about the water and whale sharks in Cancun. We’ll help keep you safe, comfortable, and informed as you swim alongside these gentle giants.

As whale sharks only grace the Cancun waters during the summer, we have a small window of opportunity to see these docile creatures up close before they continue their migration.

Thankfully, our regional experts know just where to go to find these amazing creatures swimming in our waters. If you’re in search of Cancun whale shark tours, this is the one to book.


What's included in this experience

  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Life jacket
  • Bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Bottle water and soda

What do you need to know before you book

  • Maximum weight: 113 kg / 250 lbs
  • For your safety, this tour is subject to age (8 to 60) and physical condition guidelines set by the Harbor Master's Office.
  • Activity not recommended for expecting mothers, guests with limited mobility, or people with respiratory problems, injuries, back/neck issues, or heart conditions.
  • Guests must be fit and know how to swim.
  • Round-trip transportation is included from select hotels exclusively for our guests who book their tours at least 24 hours in advance.
  • IMPORTANT: $30 USD dock tax to be paid at the pier
  • Please consider additional traveling time from your hotel to the pier, depending on your hotel’s location.

What to bring

  • Wear your swimsuit to the tour
  • A change of clothes
  • Beach towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protective clothing
  • Hat/cap
  • Camera
  • Extra money


Do I need to be able to swim for this tour?
Yes you must have basic swimming skills. It is important to be able to swim or float without a lifejacket.
What if I have never snorkeled before?
No problem our snorkel guides will show you how to use the equipment and take you to the best locations.
Do you have prescription masks?
Yes please notify your Adventure Advisor at the time of booking your tour.
Do you provide snorkeling gear?
Yes. We provide clean lifejackets snorkels masks and fins.
Can I use sunscreen in the water?
We recommend wearing sun protective clothing. Sunscreen (even biodegradable) contains chemicals and/or oils that can damage the reef sea life and fragile ecosystem.
Is the life jacket mandatory?
Yes - life jackets are mandatory at all times you are in the water.
Is there a special price for observers if I do not wish to swim with the Whale Sharks?
No. Due to availability everyone boarding the boat including spectators must pay full price.
Are there showers available?
Yes in the restaurant (lunch).
How many passengers per boat?
10 passengers
Is it dangerous to swim with Whale Sharks?
No! Whale sharks are known as the "gentle giants" of the ocean and they are filter feeders - meaning they feed on small plankton and tiny micro-organisms. Despite their enormous mouths and thousands of teeth whale sharks pose no risk to humans. Plus with an average swimming speed of about 3 mph combined with the fact that they are already accustomed to swimming alongside humans these animals are very docile creatures.
Can I use sunscreen?
Sunscreen contains harsh chemicals that can contaminate and harm the fragile ecosystem. To help keep wildlife thriving please use sun-protective clothing.
How long does my jump with the whale shark last?
Guests enter the water in pairs of two at a time. Each jump lasts a few minutes. This depends on the judgement of captains and the trajectory of the whale shark condition of the ocean etc.