Whale Shark Experience Lifetime Memories in Cancun (lunch and water included)

7 hours (Approx.)
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


Welcome to the Whale Shark experience, this is an unique activity in the world and is the most enigmatic activity in Mexico.

Imagine swimming next to an immense fish like the whale shark. This animal is completely harmless since it feeds on plankton and it does not represent a danger for our travelers.

Amaze yourself by feeling a great and incredible sensation of swimming near them and admiring these beautiful animals. This is a life experience that you must live at least once in your life. Imagine the adrenaline of being in front of this gigant of the seas. Finally after the Whale Shark view, we will sail to Isla Mujeres. Here you can visit the beautiful beaches of Isla Mujeres, we will take you to the famous beach called Playa Norte which is known worldwide for its incredible and amazing beauty


  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lifejacket
  • Lunch - Mexican Ceviche
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Search of the Whale Shark

What to expect


The Mexican Yucatan peninsula is one of the few places in the world where you can share the water with the largest fish in the world, the whale shark. After seeing a whale shark, you will have the opportunity to dive into the water and dive with it (weather permitting) to have an encounter with wildlife that few people can experience.

Then we divide the group in couples, every couple will enter to swim in a consecutive order, they will always be guided by the certified guide that will be assigned by boat, the swims can be 1 or a maximum of 3 times per couple, clarifying that depending on how much sharks are in the area is the number of times that the swim will be done.If we find less than 5 shark whale, we will make only the sightseeing.

Once the swim is finished, the captain will mark the course towards the north beach of Isla Mujeres to swim for a while and make a snack with an approximate of 45 minutes, finishing we will go back to marina Punta Sam. Unfortunately we can´t guarantee the whale shark sightseeing but in most of the cases we find them

Stop At:

• Playa Norte, Rueda Medina 130, Isla Mujeres Mexico

Meeting point

Punta Sam ferry terminal, Punta Sam, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not listed please let us know in which hotel are you staying so a representative of our company can contact you to indicate the correct place and time of your pickup. We ask you to indicate the hotel where you are staying in the special requirements box and also with your email. This service has only one schedule, between 6:00 am to 7:00 am. The schedules vary according to the hotel, our representative will indicate the exact schedule via mail or via text message. It is important to mention that this service is only bookable for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. You will receive confirmation at the time of booking, unless you reserve 7 days or less before the trip. In that case you will receive confirmation within 48 hours, provided there is availability

To organize the tour, a minimum number of passengers is necessary. It is possible that the tour is canceled after confirmation if there is not a sufficient number of passengers. In the event that this happens, you will be offered the option to make the excursion on another date or you will be refunded the full amount. Please select round trip from Cancun if your hotel is in hotel zone of Cancun, Playa mujeres, downtown and Riviera Cancun, If you are in Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras and Xpuha please select round trip riviera Maya, and if your hotel is at Akumal or Tulum please select roundtrip from Tulum.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms


  • Federal Port Tax 15 USD
  • Tips

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
August 2021

I paid for my family of 5 through TripAdvisor .... When I got there they charge another $50 US Dollars supposedly because the dock fees was not included .. I knew about the dock fees but after we started sailings I noticed on my wrist band provided by the authorities dock fees price u...

August 2021

OMG amazing experience. Tour guide and boat captain were the best. Wish I brought a water camera so I could of taken photos. Cellphone only takes video underwater. Transportation was a little late for the morning pick up. But he was cool and got us to the marina and back safe. Life changing...

August 2021

Great experience! Pick up/Drop off was prompt. The guides were professional and accommodating. Overall had a fun time. Would recommend to others and children over 5 that are strong swimmers.

August 2021

Fantastic experience. These whale sharks are huge and you get to swim really close to them. In case there is no pick up from your hotel, you can take a taxi from Downtown Cancun to Punta Sam for 100 Pesos. For Isla Mujeres: you don't get on the actual island, you'll be able to swim around the boa...

August 2021

An amazing experience. It fully met our expectations and we had a lovely day out. It was also very nice to find that it was a simple straightforward trip with no up-selling. Be prepared for a rough ride though and definitely consider sea sick tablets in advance if you think you might need them.

July 2021

AWESOME EXPERIENCE....!!!! We had perfect weather, mild ocean conditions. And we were blessed to have over 20 sharks But unfortunately officially you're not allowed to touch the sharks. But I would do it anyway since it's a once in a lifetime experience....!

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from $141.55 / per person