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Availability : June 1st - September 15th

Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun
Private Whale Shark Tour + The only swim until you drop experience + Private Boat & Crew + Free GoPro Pics + Isla Mujeres Beach + Reef Snorkeling (optional) + Tasty Fresh Ceviche & Guacamole

The 2024 Whale Shark season in Cancun & Riviera Maya starts on June 1st.

My Private Whale Shark Tour

Looking for the highlight of your Cancun 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 will 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!

Seasonal Tour from early-June, until mid-September

2024 Whale Shark Season in Cancun, Mexico

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.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD  DISCOUNT!
BOOK NOW & SAVE UP TO $150 USD!***

Whale Shark Season starts on 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! The best days to book your Whale Shark tour are 3 days before and after a full moon, due to fish spawning, this means that there will be more food in the water (to spawn refers to the process of freely releasing eggs into a body of water).

2024 Full Moon schedule

  • May 23rd
  • June 21st
  • July 21st
  • August 19th
  • Sept 17th
LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE, RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE ARE REQUIRED

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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Private Whale Shark Tour Rates are per Boat
  • $1,950 USD per boat (1 to 5 guests)
  • SPECIAL DISCOUNT: $1800 USD per boat

YOU SAVE $150 USD!***

  • $2,250 USD per boat (6 to 10 guests)
  • SPECIAL DISCOUNT: $2,100 USD per boat

YOU SAVE $150 USD!***

***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.

My Private Whale Shark Tour Photos
Private Whale Shark Tour Highlights
  • Private Boat, Private Tour Guide, Private A/C Transportation
  • Swimming with Whale Sharks in their natural habitat! High chances of spotting Giant Manta-rays!
  • Go at your own pace with Your Private Boat, Captain and Crew.
  • The ONLY Swim-until-you-drop Experience!
What's Included in My Private Tour?
  • Swim with Whale Sharks until you drop.
  • Comfortable private 30-ft long speed boat (fully licensed).
  • Snorkel gear (includes fins, mask and tube).
  • Life-jackets (floating device enforced by law).
  • Experienced tour guide passionate about marine life.
  • Captain and first mate.
  • Lunch on-board: fruit, sandwiches, fresh Guacamole and Fish Ceviche.
  • Cooler with welcome snacks and ice-cold bottled water.
  • Comfortable A/C ground Transportation and licensed driver.
  • BONUS! Free Photos of your tour in a digital album.
Whale Shark Tour Regulations

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.

Itinerary

6:15 – Pick-up at your hotel or villa

7:30 – Boat tour starts at Marina north of Cancun.

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.

12:30 – Relaxing stop at "North Beach".

Enjoy Lunch on-board and swim in the turquoise waters of this beautiful island known as Isla Mujeres.

2:00 – Boat returns to the marina.

3:30 – Estimated time of arrival at your hotel.

*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.

What to bring?
  • Long-sleeve swimming shirt (SPF Lycra or rash-guard).
  • Swimsuit under comfortable clothing.
  • Adventurous spirit and your best mood.
  • Cash for souvenirs and tips for the crew (at your own discretion).
  • Hats and sunglasses.
  • Towels and sandals.
  • Organic sunscreen only.
  • Travel as light as possible bringing water resistant gear only (cameras, phones, watches).
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