This activity in Cancun is truly amazing and not to be missed if you are visiting the area from the beginning of June until mid-September. Private charters available, please contact us for details.

The whale shark excursion departs from Gran Puerto Cancun, transportation is included from Cancun and Riviera Maya (please specify your hotel on the next page and pick up time to be confirmed upon booking)

The whale sharks are commonly located off the coast of Isla Holbox and Isla Contoy. During peak season it’s usual to see 30-50 whale sharks at a time and as they float to the surface to feed on the plankton, you jump to the water and swim alongside.

These formidable creatures are filter feeders so they swim against the current, put your snorkel skills to the test to keep up with a fish that is twice or three times your size.

This incredible whale shark experience in Cancun is a dream come true, you will also come across giant Manta Rays as they swim in groups and surround you with curiosity.

After your swim it’s time to head to our beach club on Isla Mujeres where you can relax and enjoy a buffet lunch and drinks.

Arrival time to Gran Puerto is 2.30pm and from here we will drop you back to your Cancun or Riviera Maya Hotel.



When is the Whale Shark Season on Cancun?
The official opening date for the Whale Shark Tour season as set beginning May 5, 2017 and the closing date of the season is September 17, 2017.

Do you ever not encounter the Whale Sharks?
Unlike most tours in other parts of the world, the density of Whale Sharks in the area nearly guarantees that you’ll experience an encounter. Last year at least 99% of our tours encountered Whale Sharks and we expect this year to be no different.

How many sharks can I expect to see in on a tour?
On average the tours last year encountered between 20 and 50 Whale Sharks during the course of their tours.

What is included in the tour?
For detailed information on the tours please check out our tour page.