Riviera Maya
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  • Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks

    1. Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks

    Experience the adventure of swimming and snorkeling with the whale shark - the biggest fish in the world! This exciting adventure leaves from Cancun daily during the whale shark season (from May to September) and is limited to 10 people per boat, ensuring an intimate experience. It is guided by naturalists or marine biologists. During the tour, you will travel to the seas surrounding Contoy Island and Holbox, where you will have the opportunity to observe and snorkel with whale sharks. Look out for dolphins, mantas, sea turtles, birds, and many other species that play around the Yucatan coast. 7 AM - Pick-up at your hotel in Cancun (06:00 in Playa del Carmen, 05:00 in Tulum). 7:30 AM - Informative briefing at Puerto Juarez (Marina La Amada). Our certified guides will provide you with all the fascinating information needed to become an expert in whale sharks and the area's ecosystems. ...

    We loved our guide Ricardo. My daughter Brittney was able to have a great experience for her 18th birthday with the whale shark

  • Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

    2. Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

    Be collected from your accommodation at 5:45 AM in Tulum, 6:45 AM in Playa del Carmen, or 7:45 AM in Cancun. During the drive, your guide will explain the itinerary and teach you about whale sharks and their habitat. Once you arrive at the marina, relax and have breakfast. Depart to the whale shark area and begin your search for these enchanting animals. Once a whale shark has been spotted you will be able to go snorkeling. There is a maximum of one ship per whale shark and two people per guide. During the trip, your guide will teach you about the fauna of this beautiful ecosystem.  Sandwiches, fruit, soft drinks, and water will be served. Then, you will return to Isla Mujeres for lunch of sandwiches and shrimp ceviche or fish with guacamole and fruit. After an hour of relaxing or swimming at the fantastic beach Playa Norte in Islas Mujeres, return to the marina for 3:30 PM.

    Super nice experience. Would defo recommend. Though we lucked out and there were soo many whale sharks. Apparently that can differ. Tour guide was super nice and explained lots.

  • From Cancún: Half-Day Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

    3. From Cancún: Half-Day Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

    Get the ultimate adrenaline thrill in the Mexican Caribbean on a 6-hour whale shark snorkel tour from Cancun and swim and snorkel with the gentle giants in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Cancun or the Riviera Maya, transfer to the marina to board a boat. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages on the way to the snorkel site, where you will put on your snorkeling gear and get a safety briefing on what to expect in the sea. Jump into the ocean to snorkel with the world’s biggest fish as you come face-to-face with the whale sharks. Some adult specimens can measure up to 13 meters in length, though accounts of individuals of up to 18 meters have been recorded. Swim with the whale sharks for about 2 hours for a truly unique experience. Then, go to Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres to enjoy a delicious lunch. Board your boat for the return tra...

    You really CANT miss this tour!! The staff was great, it was really safe, we saw A LOTS of whale sharks!! Best day ever!!!!

  • From Playa del Carmen & Tulum: Whale Shark Tour

    4. From Playa del Carmen & Tulum: Whale Shark Tour

    Get picked up from any hotel in Tulum, Akumal or Playa del Carmen. Get the ultimate adrenaline thrill in the Mexican Caribbean on a 6-hour whale shark snorkel tour. Swim and snorkel with the gentle giants in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Following pick-up, you'll be transferred to the marina to board a boat. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages on the way to the snorkel site, where you will put on your snorkeling gear and get a safety briefing on what to expect in the sea. Jump into the ocean to snorkel with the world’s biggest fish as you come face-to-face with the whale sharks. Some adult specimens can measure up to 13 meters in length, though accounts of individuals of up to 18 meters have been recorded. Swim with the whale sharks for about 2 hours for a truly unique experience. Then, go to Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres to enjoy a delicious lunch. Board your boat fo...

  • Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks & Playa Norte Beach

    5. Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks & Playa Norte Beach

    Hop on a boat and head for Contoy Island, home to the largest congregation of whale sharks in the world. After a close encounter with these creatures, head for the beach to relax or snorkel. Start your adventure at the marina in Cancun with some coffee and bread. Receive a safety briefing from the crew and board your boat. Life vests and full snorkeling gear will be provided to ensure you have the safest and best experience. Enjoy the boat trip out to Contoy Island, then get ready to jump in and swim with the sharks. Savour the experience of swimming with these incredible creatures. There will be 2 to 3 immersions per person, always with 2 people and the guide in the water at any one time. After swimming with the sharks, enjoy a stop at Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres. Either relax on the beach or do some more snorkeling. Enjoy some soft drinks and snacks, before heading back by boa...

  • Cancun & Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour + Playa Norte Beach

    6. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour + Playa Norte Beach

    Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with the largest concentration of Whale Sharks in the world, just north of Isla Contoy.  Start your tour with early morning pickup from any hotel or Airbnb in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, and Tulum. Head towards the all-new private marina located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal in Cancun for a quick check-in. Before boarding, enjoy pastries with coffee while listening to the instructions and safety briefing.  Once in the boat, get kitted out with mandatory life vests and full snorkeling gear. All boats depart at 8 AM and navigate for approximately 45 minutes to the whale shark area north of Contoy. Once you have found the sharks, begin the swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy 2 to 3 immersions per person always with 2 people and 1 guide in the water. Spend a full 2.5 hours in total with the Whale Sharks, also observing Manta Rays...

    this is the most beautiful experience i have ever done in my like swiming in the blue water with a whale shark its unbelievable you should definitely go for it because there is no other experience is as exiting and unique as this the staff is really really friendly and they did a geat job to take you thru the journey

  • From Cancun and Riviera Maya: Bull Shark Dive Experience

    7. From Cancun and Riviera Maya: Bull Shark Dive Experience

    Feel an adrenaline rush while observing one of the most imposing and important creatures of the Yucatan Peninsula: bull sharks. Dive with a professional instructor who will guide you through every moment of the experience. Start your adventure by being picked up at your hotel, then get taken to Playa del Carmen where you will take a boat to start the dive. Once at sea, enjoy beautiful views of the Mexican Caribbean and then get ready to jump into the water and observe the bull sharks. Before diving, get instructions from a professional instructor. You’ll be prepared for the moment when the sharks see your group and when they get curious and approach. After diving, get taken back to land to be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Riviera Maya

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 11 reviews

The experience was something amazing. Worth every cent. The animals are majestic and to see them in their natural habitat was epic. I went about a week ago and still talk about it to anyone that will listen. Will definitely go again. Tour guides were great. TAKE THE SEA SICKNESS PILL. We had some guests get sea sick and messed up their experience. Thank you Jose for the info. Very knowledgeable guides.

Having Collin as a guide was already the first main prize that day. The guy does his job more than great, always trying and helpful. This experience to snorkel with the whale shark is a great feeling and luckily nobody can ever take it away from me. I am happy to have seen it !!!

We loved our guide Ricardo. My daughter Brittney was able to have a great experience for her 18th birthday with the whale shark

Very good from the timely pick up in front of your hotel, the kind and helpful guide, swimming with whale sharks is magical.

Great experience. We were even able to swim with a manta ray and dolphins!