Whale Shark Encounter



Swim with the largest and most gentle fish in the world on this Isla Mujeres tour!

There’s no experience quite like swimming with whale sharks in the Riviera Maya. Get up close to these gentle giants and make lasting memories on this wonderful trip.

After picking you up at your hotel’s lobby, we will take you in our vehicles are comfortable, modern, and air-conditioned, we will be waiting for you at Punta Sam (15 minutes from Cancun) for registration and continental breakfast, or to rent a wetsuit (if you have your own, bring it) at 7:00 am. After breakfast, we will be ready to swim with Whale Sharks before anybody else in the area!

Itinerary Details

We start our boat expedition towards North, for about 50 minutes, once we reach the feeding area we will spend around 2.5 hours snorkeling and swimming with the whale sharks; 2 persons at the time with a certified guide at all times, and if we are lucky enough with Manta Rays as well.

After snorkeling with Whale Sharks, and once everybody is on board, we will provide sandwiches while heading back we will stop at Isla Mujeres’s north beach for a delicious shrimp ceviche, guacamole and chips, plus a very refreshing cold beer.

Trip Details & Highlights:

  • Trip start at 06:00 a.m. (+/- 1 hour).

  • Travel duration to port in Cancun approx. 1 hour.

  • Swim with the biggest known fish on this planet.

  • Enjoy the typical caribbean ceviche.

  • Learn about the animal and its natural habitat.

  • Enjoy the North Beach of Isla Mujeres.

  • Duration from pick up till drop-off is approx. 6-8 hours.

What's included:

  • A skilled, experienced guide.

  • Certified driver and fully insured van with a/c.

  • Round-trip transportation.

  • Fruit and sandwiches.

  • Professional snorkel gear, life jackets. ​

  • Light Lunch on board at the north beach of Isla Mujeres.

  • Water, soda, fruit basket and snacks.



General Rules

  • DO NOT TOUCH ANY ANIMAL! Respect them!

  • Keep a minimum distance of 5 m / 15 feet to the animal.

  • The ability to swim is required.

  • Life-jackets are mandatory.

  • Rash guards only.

  • Please do not put any sunscreen on before we go into the cenotes or the ocean.

  • If taking pictures, disable the flash / selfie sticks are not allowed.

  • Respect the word of your captain and guide.

  • Part of the regulations of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is: It is prohibited to swim without a life jacket "immersions in the water", per group of tourists will be a maximum of two – the last word has always the captain (free)diving with the whalesharks is not allowed.

  • The use of drones, (selfie) sticks, camera with flash are prohibited.

  • The consumption of alcohol, drugs or any psychotropic substance is prohibited.


169 usd Per Person

*Shared boat with a maximum of 10 people plus the crew

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If you agree with the regulations of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and our rules you are more than welcome to book your adventure now!!!