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Private whale shark tour Cancun 2021

Escape Crowds with your Private Swim With The Whale Shark Cancun Tour

Private whale shark tour Cancun Highlights

  • Control every aspect of your whale shark adventure
  • Avoid crowds
  • Get your own private van, boat
  • Exclusive English speaking guide.
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Reinforce social distancing

Purchase your tour in advance,
we have very limited capacity!

  • Seasonal tour:
    May,15th - Sep, 15th
  • Choose your own departure
    time 7 hrs duration aprox.
  • Private Cancun whale
    shark tours available
  • Transportation included.
  • Once in a lifetime
  • Total snorkel Cancun.
  • English speaking guide.
  • No experience needed.

$1376.00 usd

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pay at check-in!

Free Cancellation

Up to 12 hours in advance

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Get your Cancun whale shark tour to the next level!

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 favorite 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 season, 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, professional-grade snorkeling gear, drinks, food and the most important thing a personal, warm service from our well trained and experienced English speaking crew! All details below.

Private whale shark tour Cancun itinerary

Depart your hotel on our private van specially assigned for you at the previously arranged time (set by you).

Meet your guide, who will be waiting for you with hot fresh brewed coffee, 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.

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 journey to Playa Norte, a world-famous beach located in Isla Mujeres.

Time to head back to the starting point.After about 7 hours of fun and memorable moments, finish your tour with a convenient drop-off at your hotel.


  • Private round trip air conditioned transportation
  • 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)
  • Full Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, life vests).
  • Prescription mask available with no extra cost (available from-1 to -6)
  • Ice cold bottled water, soft drinks.
  • Lunch (fresh ceviche) / Vegetarian option menu.
  • 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).
  • $ 5 usd deposit for locker key (refunded when returning the key)

Activity duration:

  • 8:00 am (7 hrs duration aprox).

Remember to bring:

  • Swimsuit.
  • Sunglasses, hat or cap.
  • Biodegradable sunscreen.
  • Long sleeved t-shirt.
  • If taking motion sickness/dizziness relief, do it around 30 minutes before boarding.
  • Towel and 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.

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Cancun whale shark tour FAQS

How are the Cancun whale sharks found? The whale sharks feed on the surface since early hours of the morning. The first boats out spread out over the known range and broadcast location marine band. Are we guaranteed to see the sharks? The short answer is NO, but your chances on missing out completeley are slim (2% on the last 14 seasons). During peak season (July-August) your chances are then close to 100%. Q - Is there a chance to run into a dangerous marine life while in the water? A - Slim if at all, we have not had any incidents. The tour is on its 15 th year, and the worst we've had, are minor jellyfish stings. We are well equipped to prevent and/or treat such. Do I absolutely have to jump in the water to enjoy my Cancun whale shark tour? Well, no. We whole heardtedly recomend it, but if you are not in any way confortable in snorkel gear, you can stay on board. The view from the boat is excellent, with super opportunities for photo and video. How long is the boat ride to the Cancun whale shark area? We’ll get to the the Cancun whale shark area in around 50 to 80 minutes.Our boats are fast, stable and fairly dry. Keep you eyes peeled, there are many sightings of sea life (turtles, dolphins, rays) on the way! What do whale sharks eat? Plankton, krill, tiny creatures and fish eggs that drift freely on the water. Are there whale sharks in Cozumel? No, there are no whale sharks in Cozumel. Whale sharks are found between Cancun and Isla Contoy, and also near Isla Holbox. If you are looking for a Cozumel whale shark tour, you will necessarily come to Cancun.

Marina Punta Norte. Carretera Puerto Juarez - Punta Sam Km 2,+ 050 sm 86, Cancún,Quinana Roo, Mexico Total Snorkel Cancun © 2021

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