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

  • Whale shark snorkeling adventure off the coast of Cancun
  • Look out for dolphins, manta rays and turtles
  • Experience the wildlife encounter of a lifetime
Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun: Small-Group Eco Friendly Snorkeling Tour
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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 2 days ago via mobile
Incredible time!

This was just such a great time for my wife and I visiting from Texas. We saw so many whale sharks and were able to get underwater video too, so we can’t wait to review and upload the footage. Raful was a great tour guide...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fun but expensive!

I took my children on this trip and we had a great time, with a few caveats. I think it is rare for the tour operators to cancel, and as a result we went out in very choppy waters. This did not bother me until...More

Thank murdy3
Reviewed 3 days ago
My Daughter's Dream

My daughter has dreamed of swimming with the whale sharks for years-- for her graduation it came true. After about an hour or so boat ride to the grounds, we came upon GOBS of these wonderful creatures. Swimming w/ them goes so fast & it's...More

Thank MountainRox
Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 days ago
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
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6 August 2018|
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Response from bloomus | Reviewed this property |
I think they start to move on in September so probably not so many we were very lucky the day we were there a choice of about 30 plus mantarays also hope this helps
Cindy W
1 July 2018|
Response from mlpmax1 |
Early August will produce more Whale Sharks in the water than mid June.