Looking for the highlight of your Mexican vacation?
Swimming with Whale Sharks in their natural habitat (near Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox). Pick ups are available from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum or The Mayan Riviera: we make your dreams come true!
With more than 15 years successfully organizing these expeditions, we offer you: early starts (more chances to find Whale Sharks) and the one and only “swim until you drop” experience! Let us welcome you on board in one of the most comfortable boats available, accompanied by an experienced captain and a knowledgeable tour guide (customer service oriented crew). Your private Whale Shark tour will save you money and research time! Look no further!
Amazing Whale Sharks and manta-rays visit the Mexican Caribbean during the summertime in order to feed on massive concentrations of plankton that float near the water’s surface. This event presents a unique opportunity to observe and swim up close with these beautiful creatures like nowhere else in the world!
Most importantly, the “gentle giants” are totally harmless to humans, they are slow swimmers in relation to their massive size.
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Whale Shark Season starts around the 1st of June and ends around the second week of September. Don’t miss this opportunity if you are in Cancun during the summer months!
My Private Whale Shark Safari will definitely become the highlight of your trip if you love wild encounters! Please read our article: Everything You Need To Know About Whale Sharks in Cancun.
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***DISCOUNTED RATES ONLY APPLY FOR CASH PAYMENTS. RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE ARE REQUIRED. Rates are per boat in US Dollars. Tax included. Hotel pick-ups in Playa del Carmen, Pt. Morelos and Cancun are included. Additional transportation charge of $50 USD applies for hotels located around Puerto Aventuras & Kantenah. Hotels located in Akumal: $75 USD. Hotels located in Tulum: $120 USD. No Swimming with Whale Sharks = No Refunds. 95% chances of spotting marine life from the boat.
Please read the information below:
These endangered species are protected. Touching the Whale Sharks is strictly prohibited. We must remain 5 yards away from them to avoid any type of contact (even by accident).
Please use alternative sun protection like long-sleeved rash-guards or shirts, hats and sunglasses. Organic or mineral based sunscreen only after the swimming activities.
Everyone is required to wear a life jacket.
The maximum capacity of the boat is 10 guests. Up to 2 people in the water at the same time + 1 guide (official rules).
Activities may get canceled due to heavy winds (big waves). The Harbor Master has the last word.
Restrictions: Tour not recommended for pregnant women, babies, seniors or weak swimmers. Guests must be able to swim on their own.
No swimming with Whale Sharks = No Refund. 95% chances of spotting marine life from the boat.
You must love open sea boat rides and respect nature.
Boat trip: 45 minutes approximately to reach the Whale Shark area.
We will swim with Whale Sharks only if the conditions allow us to go in the water, the length of each swim depends on each person’s swimming skills. Sessions are conducted one couple (plus a guide) at a time to ensure everyone has a great experience while respecting the Whale Sharks. Touching the marine life is strictly prohibited.
Enjoy Lunch on-board and swim in the turquoise waters of this beautiful island known as Isla Mujeres.
*The tour schedule is an example and will be customized according to the location of your hotel and group size. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed by email during the booking process.