Private Swim With the Whale Shark Cancun Tour

Escape crowds and control every aspect of your Private swim with the whale shark tour - Free transportation!

Tour Highlights:

  • Free souvenir picture and frame booking here, in Total Snorkel's Offcial site
  • Roundtrip private air conditioned transportation from your hotel's motor lobby
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Private roomy and stable  32 ft boat. Dry storage on board.
  • Your own english speaking guide.
  • Professional grade full snorkeling gear.
  • Morning coffee break: coffee, fruit, juice and pastries
  • Drinks, snacks and lunch
  • Relaxing stop in Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres
Rating: 5.00 / 50

Price: $ 1620.00 USD

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Private Swim with the whale shark and sea turtles tour. Your own boat, guide and van!
Daily during season (May 21 - Sept 15). Suggested departure 8am. You choose your own times.
Minimum age 6+. No experience needed.
How long:
6 hour aproximately (without considering transportation time).
Private door to door transportation is included.
Swimming with the whale shark is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Get the chance to swim with turtles too. Elevate your experience doing it on private!
Sales deadline:
48 hours before the selected schedule. Tickets subject to availability.

When in Cancun and Riviera Maya, you can’t miss the once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to swim with the whale shark, the biggest fish on Earth.

Relax on a perfect private excursion, available for 1 to 10 people, no crowds, just you and your family or friends. Perfect chance to spend quality time with your favourite people, and create a special bond with your love ones.

Control every aspect of your Cancun private swim with the whale shark tour, as the tour is private, your itinerary is flexible and your guide will adapt the tour to your personal preferences. All aspects of your charter tour is tailored to your needs.

Slip into the water and swim along this impressive and beautiful creature while being taking care and helped by your very own friendly and english speaking local guide, and our experienced captain. Discover sweet, docile and harmless 20-40ft. long whale sharks (around 20,000 pounds (970 kilos)). On peak time we may find up to 40 at a time peacefully eating on the surface!

This tour includes free hotel pick up and drop off, morning coffee break, profesional grade snorkeling gear, towels, drinks, food and the most important thing a personal, warm service from our well trained and experienced english speaking crew! All details below.

About the tour - what to expect

  • Depart your hotel on our private van specially assigned for you at the previously arranged time (set by you) and journey to our marina.
  • Meet your guide, who will be waiting for you with Hot fresh brewed coffee, fresh fruit, juice and pastries in case you missed breakfast.
  • Take part of a short but useful safety briefing where you’ll learn about whale shark’s biology, environment, behavior and all the tour details. Before boarding the boat we’ll provide you full professional grade set of snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, neoprene vest and life jacket), and learn how to wear it properly with help from the staff.
  • Head straight to the whale sharks location (about 1 hour boat trip) led by our experienced captain. As you make your way up you will have a drinks and snacks available during the whole journey so you can make yourself like at home.

Roundtrip air conditioned transportation

Full snorkeling equipment

Fresh brewed coffee, fresh fruit and pastries
  • Once we reach the whale shark area, you will slip into the water 2 people at a time, helped and watched by your own guide. If you have any particular request, let your guide know, he’ll gladly help, remember everything can be tailored to your preference (As long as it does not compromise your safety).
  • Once we have finished swimming with the whale shark, we’ll continue our jouney to Playa Norte, a world famous beach located in Isla Mujeres.
  • Time to head back to the start point, however a final stop is done. Swim with sea turtles in our secret spot! We find 3-5 turtles de 98% of the times.-Time
  • Once back in the marina, you’ll receive a FREE personalized picture of you and your family/ Friends with the date of the activity on it and a souvenir frame!
  • Time to head back to the start point. Once back in the marina, you’ll receive a FREE personalized picture of you and your family/ Friends with the date of the activity on it and a souvenir frame!
  • After about 6 hours of fun and memorable moments, finish your tour with a convenient drop-off at your hotel.

Swim with the whale shark experience

Relaxing stop and lunch in Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

Swim and play with sea turtles

Exclusive benefits

Guaranteed personalized

Small groups of maximum 10 people (in case you’re a larger group we can manage it as a special request).

Free transportation
from any hotel in cancun

For your comfort we offer air conditioned brand new vans (10-14 people capacity).

bathroom garantias

Dry storage
on board

Dry storage on board.

Mask´s cutting
edge tecnology

Masks with prescription (if needed) and the brand-new easybreath snorkeling masks (ideal for kids and non-swimmers).

snorkeling equipment

Snorkeling life vest, mask, snorkel, and fins always in perfect conditions.

your comfort

Bottled water, towels and lockers are included in your tour.


  • Private round trip air conditioned transportation Hotel-Marina-Hotel.
  • Coffee break before boarding (juice, coffee, bread, fruit).
  • Your own friendly english speaking captain and guide.
  • Private roomy boat equipped with 2 motors 140HP each (images above)
  • Dry storage on board.
  • Neoprene jackets.
  • Full Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, life vests).
  • Life jackets.
  • Prescription mask available with no extra cost (available from-1 to -6)
  • Ice cold bottled water, soft drinks.
  • Lunch (fresh ceviche) / Vegetarian option menu.
  • Photo souvenir in courtesy.
  • Relaxing stop in Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

Not included:

  • Dock fee and National Marine Park tax are not included ($10.00 USD per person payable at check in). Part of the collected funds are used in Mexico for whale shark research and conservation.
  • Photo and video service (optional and extra cost).
  • Rash to prevent sunburn on sale during check in.

Remember to bring:

  • Swimsuit.
  • Sunglasses, hat or cap.
  • Biodegradable sunscreen.
  • Long sleeved t-shirt.
  • Take Motion sickness/dizziness relief at least 1 hour before.
  • Dry clothes.
  • Cash for personal expenses and souvenirs.


  • Not recommended for: Pregnant women. People with back and/or neck problems. Kids under five years old.
  • We can NOT guarantee whale sharks sightings and swimming since they're in their natural habitat. In the unfortunate situation that we don't find whale sharks, this will not be cause of refund.
  • Cancellation policies: Refund 100% canceling 48 hours in advance. Refund 50% canceling 48-24 hours in advance. Canceling with less than 24 hours, on the activity day or not taking the tour will be marked as "No Show" and non-refund will be done, no excuse.
  • Reschedule has no cost, as far as the request is made 24 before your actvity, reschedule can not be done the same day of your activity, this would count as a No-Show, and non refund will be done.

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Bad Weather
Warranty-Full Refund

If there’s seaport closure (bad weather), enjoy your tour snorkel activity another day or if you prefer your money back.

Easy Reschedule
Booking flexibility

Plans have changed? Don’t worry, easy changes in day and time of activity.

No bookings
fees and no hidden charges

No hidden charges, ours it’s the official, fairest rate

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    We had an incredible experience. Total Snorkel was very professional and took safety very seriously, It was an incredible experience with lots of sea turtles and fish of all sizes and colors. Great job guys!

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    “Well-organized, you will be taken care of”

    My experience with them was great. They pick you up at your location, drive to their boat launch site, provide equipment, guide, water. There are clean restrooms/change rooms, as well as a fresh water shower

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    “Best Snorkeling Yet!”

    Amazing!!!! Best Snorkeling trip I have taken. I went with my mom dad and brother and they all loved it! The staff was very kind and the equipment was great. We saw 4 turtles a sting ray and a puffer fish.

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