Water activity

From Playa del Carmen or Cancun: Swim with Whale Sharks

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Yalku Tours

From Playa del Carmen or Cancun: Swim with Whale Sharks

Activity provider: Yalku Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 200 per person

Enjoy a swim with whale sharks when they visit the Mexican coast from mid-May to mid-September. Choose a departure from Playa del Carmen or Cancun.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Polish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Get picked up from your hotel lobby.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim with whale sharks in warm Caribbean waters
  • Enjoy a day trip that includes swimming and snorkeling
  • Be on the lookout for dolphins, turtles and manta rays
Full description
From early June to mid-September whale shark sighting is guaranteed or you’ll get a refund! Hundreds of whale sharks visit the coastal area near Cancun to feed on plankton. Travel by powerboat from Cancun to a sighting area between Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox. Swim with the whale sharks as many times as you wish during a 3-hour stay in the area. Professional guides will make sure you feel safe and you have the best possible views of the whale sharks – even if you are not an experienced snorkeler. Be on the lookout for dolphins, turtles and manta rays on the way. You can stop to snorkel with manta rays as well.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Boat cruise
  • Swim with whale sharks
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Environmental Management Charge 10 USD per person (Reef Tax)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Truly magnificent !!! Supervision at the top of the top. Perfectly French speaking guide !! The guides know how to reassure us and help us to make us live the best of times. We were able to see around thirty whale sharks! Swimming with them is truly an extraordinary experience! We recommend it with your eyes closed !!!

September 15, 2019

Amazing! The whole was great. The whale sharks were beautiful and amazing to swim with. The boat trip was good. Food delicious. Swimming also lovely.

July 31, 2021

Awesome!

September 7, 2019

Product ID: 74153