Cancun swim with the whale sharks and sea turtles

Whale shark and sea turtle swimming experience in Cancun and Riviera Maya

Tour Highlights:

  • Get 15% off booking.Use promo code: SWS15.
  • Roundtrip A/C transportation from your hotel's motor lobby in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya
  • Swim with the whale shark, the earth's biggest fish.
  • Swim with turtles after your whale shark experience.
  • Enjoy a relaxing moment in "Playa Norte", Isla Mujeres.
  • Small groups of max. 10 people to guarantee personal service.
  • Roomy and stable boat for a gentle ride. Dry storage on board.
  • 100% safe eco-adventure and requires no previous experience.
  • We may also find giant stingrays, turtles and dolphins.
  • Friendly certified english speaking guide.
  • Free souvenir picture and frame booking here, in Total Snorkel's Offcial site.
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Price: $ 180.00 USD

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Swim with the whale shark and sea turtles in the same tour!
Daily during season ( May 21 - Sept 15). Departure 8am.
Minimum age 6+. No experience needed
How long:
6 hour aproximately (without considering transportation time).
Door to door transportation is included.
Swimming with the whale shark is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Elevate your experience swimminig with turtles!
Sales deadline:
24 hours before the selected schedule. Tickets subject to availability.

The best swim with whale sharks experience- Free Transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya!

Been thinking about swimming with the whale shark while vacationing in Cancun or Playa del Carmen but it seems too risky or adventurous for you? Worried about how to get to the meeting point, concerned about the boat specifications, afraid about not getting the attention you deserve, stressed about your family safety? We´ve been there before, looks like nobody pays attention to this details. We've heard you and this is why we've created our own Cancun Swim With the Whale Shark Guided Tour!

Our tour has been created to fit anyone that values personal and warm service from our english speaking and well trained staff, small groups to guarantee personalized attention, fair trade (we work with local and experienced people, treated with respect and paid fair), complete professional grade snorkeling gear and comfortable, roomy, clean and safe boats. Our compromise is simple as this, no fillers or fake promisses!

Our captain in chief is a pioneer of this activity, he has been doing the swimming with the whale shark tour for 14 years,so you can be sure that you are in good hands!!

About the tour - what to expect

Swimming with whale sharks is one of the best Cancun things to do, a once in a lifetime experience and we'll make it as pleasant and easy going as it can be!

Before going forward, it's worth to mention that we offer private whale shark tours too, click here for details and bookings.

Start your eco-adventure boarding a comfortable, air-conditioned van on your hotel’s motor lobby, which will drive you to the marina for your check-in and briefing

During the briefing, you’ll get outfitted with a complete and profesional grade set of snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, life vest, fins), and learn how to wear it properly with help from the staff. You’re allowed to bring your own gear if you want to.

Our guides will give you interesting information and facts about the whale sharks biology, enviroment and behavior. We’ll also talk about what to expect and do’s & don’ts, to guarantee an enjoyable and safe tour.

Fresh brewed coffee, fresh fruit and pastries are offered before boarding the boat. Group size is limited to 10 people per boat for a personal experience.

Roundtrip air conditioned transportation

Full snorkeling equipment

Fresh brewed coffee, fresh fruit and pastries

The whale sharks are commonly located close to Isla Contoy, 1 hour scenic boat trip from our Cancun marina. We’ll make this trip on a roomy, clean, stable and safe 32 ft. boat equipped with 2 motors 140HP each, dry storage.

Stay aware, we may find giant stingrays, giant turtles and wild free dolphins! Stay refreshed with bottled water, soft drinks and fresh fruit on board during the whole tour.

Once at the whale shark reserve, we willl slip into the water two people at a time,to snorkel with the 20-40 ft long beautiful whale sharks, the biggest fish on Earth! Of course you'll be always supervised and helped by your guide.

Once everyone is satisfied with the time spent with the whale shark, it’s time to go back.

We'll have a courtesy stop at Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, where the water is so crystal clear and the sand so white and fine that you won’t believe it.

We’ll enjoy authentic mexican made-at-the-moment fresh fish ceviche and corn chips as lunch here. You're also provided with fruit and power bars.

Before returning to Cancun, last but not least, we'll do our final stop to enjoy a sea turtle swimming. Even when the turtles are free in the wild, we swim among 1-5 turtles the 98% of the times!

Swim with the whale shark experience

Relaxing stop and lunch in Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

Swim and play with sea turtles
Interesting facts
  • On peak season we might find up to 40 docile whale shark at a time floating on the surface.
  • Swimming with the whale shark may seems intimidating, so it’s important to mention that whale sharks are not harmful or dangerous to humans.
  • Whale sharks are very calm and docile fish, they only eat plankton (this is the reason they visit us every year).
More details
  • Vegetarian option is also offered, under previous request. You're allowed to bring food and drinks of your taste for personal consumption with no extra cost, and will be allowed to put it in the cooler in case it needs refrigeration (no extra cost).
  • Learn more about this tour on our Cancun Swim With the Whale Shark Guided Tour FAQS..

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.


  • Round trip air conditioned transportation Hotel-Marina-Hotel.
  • Coffee break before boarding(juice, coffee, bread, fruit).
  • Friendly english speaking captain and guide.
  • Swim with the whale sharks.
  • Swim with sea turtles.
  • 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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If there’s seaport closure (bad weather), enjoy your tour snorkel activity another day or if you prefer your money back.

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