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Cancun & Riviera Maya: Swim with Whale Sharks Tour w/ Lunch

Cancun & Riviera Maya: Swim with Whale Sharks Tour w/ Lunch

From $216.36 per person

Dive into an unforgettable adventure and experience the thrill of swimming alongside the biggest fish in the world. Spot dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays and snorkel around the coral reef.

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
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 day
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Dutch, Portuguese, Polish, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German
Pickup included
You will receive the pick up time and place after your booking. The guide and driver will present her- or himself in a Ocean Tours uniform with your name on the form. We will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pick up time


  • Search for whale sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays on a boat ride
  • Jump from the boat to get close to the biggest fish in the world, the whale shark
  • Snorkel at the barrier reef to see fishes and colorful coral
  • Eat a Caribbean-style lunch at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
Full description
Enjoy a light breakfast before you prepare yourself for the boat safari. On your way to the whale shark protected area, look out for dolphins, sea turtles and enormous manta rays. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world, and you can easily spot them this time of year because they are hungry. Their primary meal, plankton, can be found near the surface. After an hour or two you will be rewarded with the first views of the whale sharks. Observe them from the boat and jump off the boat to swim up close, if you dare. With your fins and mask, you can snorkel alongside a whale shark. Do you feel the adrenaline?  After the whale shark activity, get your gear and snorkel at the coral reef to see some tropical fish and corals. Enjoy a delicious Caribbean style lunch while lounging in the water at one of the most beautiful beaches of the world.
  • Bilingual guide
  • Transportation with AC
  • Comfortable boat for whale shark observation
  • Reef snorkel tour
  • Breakfast: Fruit, bread, water, ice tea, juice and coffee
  • Lunch: Sandwiches, ceviche, guacamole, nachos and fruits (Vegetarian and gluten free only available with prior notice)
  • Drinks: Bottled water and sodas
  • Snorkel equipment and life jacket (required for swimming with whale sharks)
  • 13 USD bracelet for marine wildlife conservancy
  • 13 USD for federal marina and national park fees (cash only)
  • Optional gratuities or souvenirs
  • HD photo and video footage of the day (starting at $40 USD)
  • Wetsuit rental
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Credit card
  • Change of clothes
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hat
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Selfie sticks
  • Touching marine life
  • Sunscreen
  • Drones

Know before you go

  •  In case local provider must cancel this tour due to weather conditions, you can reschedule for free or get a full refund
  •  Whale shark sighting is guaranteed: in the rare case there are no whale sharks, local provider can reschedule for free or get you a refund
  •  The maximum capacity of the boat is 10 people
  • Please protect the marine life by only using biodegradable sunscreen before the pickup and after the water activity
  • Please protect yourself with long sleeves and cap
Customer reviews

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The weather was perfect, so there was about 200 whale sharks swimming around the boats! This is a can’t miss experience here in Cancún!

July 3, 2020

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