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Availability : June 1st - September 10th
Whale Shark Encounter + The only swim until you drop experience + Private Boat & Crew + Free GoPro Pics + Isla Mujeres Beach + Tasty Fresh Ceviche & Guacamole

2021 Whale Shark season



Swim with impressive Whale Sharks and giant Mantas in their natural habitat, near Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox. Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Mayan Riviera Lovers: we can make your dreams come true!

Save money and time! With more than 12 years successfully organizing these expeditions, we offer you: early starts (more chances to find the whale sharks) and the one and only “swim until you drop” experience! Let us welcome you on-board on one of the most comfortable speed-boats available, accompanied by an experienced captain and a knowledgeable tour guide (customer service oriented boat crew for your special day). Look no further!

Seasonal Tour from early June until September 10th. Limited spaces available. Up to 10 guests per boat.

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!

These gentle giants are harmless to humans. They are slow swimmers in relation to their massive size, moving along at approximately 5 k/h (3 m/h). Whale sharks are considered the largest fish of the oceans. This giant fish is primarily pelagic, living in the open seas.

It only takes a 45 minute boat ride from Isla Mujeres to get to the feeding area or 55 minutes departing from the marina north of Cancun. This seasonal tour starts the 1st of June and ends around the second week of September. So don’t miss this unique opportunity if you are visiting Cancun or the Riviera Maya!

My Private Whale Shark Safari will definitely become the highlight of your trip if you love outdoor activities and wet & wild adventures!

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Rates - 2021 SPECIAL SALE!
  • $1695 USD per boat (1 to 5 guests)
  • SPECIAL DISCOUNT: $1495 USD per boat
  • (1 to 5 guests). YOU SAVE $200 USD!***
  • $1895 USD per boat (6 to 10 guests)
  • SPECIAL DISCOUNT: $1695 USD per boat
  • (6 to 10 guests) YOU SAVE $200 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 between Pt. Aventuras and Akumal. Hotels in Tulum are charged $80 USD. No Swimming with Whale Sharks = No Refunds. 95% chances of spotting marine life from the boat.

Tour Highlights
  • 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?
  • 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.
Rules and Regulations

All swimming with Whale Shark activities are regulated by federal law, please read the information below:

These endangered species are protected. Touching the Whale Sharks is strictly prohibited. No touching, or riding, nor feeding marine life. We must remain 5 yards away from them to avoid any type of contact (even by accident).

Please bring alternative sun protection like long-sleeved rash-guards or shirts, hats and sunglasses. Organic or mineral based sunscreen only after swimming activities.

Everyone is required to wear a life jacket. No free diving allowed.

Boat maximum capacity is up to 9 guests. Up to 2 people in the water at the same time + 1 guide (official rules).

Activities may get canceled due to windy weather (big waves). Harbor master has the last word.

Restrictions: Tour not recommended for pregnant women, babies, seniors or weak swimmers. Excellent health condition required. Guests must be at least 6 years old and able to swim on their own. Youngsters under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.


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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