Private whale shark tour Cancun Isla Mujeres, Mexico is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with the world’s largest fish. Our experienced guides provide an intimate, eco-conscious experience that emphasizes the importance of conservation. With only small group tours, guests have an exclusive chance to observe and interact with these gentle giants in their natural habitat.
Tour available only during Whale shark season from June 1st to September 15th every year, this is a shared tour service, daily pickups from Riviera Maya & Cancun hotels during season.
We recommend July & August when daily we have a 90% sighting probability.
Book your private whale shark tour, and be the first to reach the whale sharks area before other tour companies, don’t waste your time witing for other travelers pickup and your turn to snorkel with them.
- 06:00 AM Start the hotels pickups.
- 08:00 AM Arrival to Punta Sam port( Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/R57WN6UjS3hRPUVp8 ).
- 08:30 AM Jump in the boat to start the search.
- 09:30 AM Search for whale sharks and snorkel in the souroundings of Contoy Island ( Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/YHUC8E5y4W5AF4zE6).
- 01:00 PM Transfer to Playa Norte beach at Isla Mujeres(Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/mbxPXqWMEA1vA9daA).
- 01:30 PM Lunch .
- 02:00 PM Transfer back to Punta Sam.
- 2:30 PM Transfer back to Marina.
- 3:00 PM Transfer back to the hotel.
- Private van transfer( pick-up/drop-off).
- Private boat.
- Private guide.
- Duration 5 to 7 hours.
- Avoid waiting for other travelers.
- More chances to swim with whale sharks.
- Flexibility in the itinerary.
- Hotel to Marina round trip.
- Private van transportation.
- Private boat tour.
- Private bilingual guide service.
- Snorkel gear( mask, life jacket, and fins).
- Wetsuit available for rent.
- Express breakfast at Marina(coffee, breath & fruits).
- Snacks(chicken sandwiches, peanuts & granola bars).
- Lunch(Chicken sandwiches and fresh fish ceviche).
- Beverages( soft drinks, sodas & water).
- Port fee & whale shark tour natural area entrances ( $15 USD per pax ).
- Photo & video.
- Personal expenses.
- No children under 5 years old.
- Pregnant women are not allowed.
- Regular sunscreen.
- Avoid contaminating the whale sharks area
Private whale shark tour Cancun Isla Mujeres recommendations
- Use of biodegradable sunscreen.
- Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before snorkel activity.
- use your waterproof camera.
- For more comfort during snorkel use a wetsuit.
- Wear sunglasses, a hat, and a cotton long sleeve shirt.
Private whale shark tour Cancun Isla Mujeres Price.
Price for private group from 1 to 10 pax according of hotel Pickup & drop-off location.
IMPORTANT before booking, the port fee & whale shark natural area entrance are NOT INCLUDED in the price( $15 USD per pax ), and must be paid in cash arriving at the port.
- From Cancun & Puerto Morelos hotels $ 1,850.00 USD
- From Playa del Carmen Hotels $ 1,950.00 USD
- From Puerto Aventuras, Akumal & Tulum hotels $ 2,150.00 USD
Whale shark tour Cancun & Riviera Maya
The whale shark tour departs daily from any hotel in Cancun down and hotel zone.
Whale shark Tour Cozumel
No direct boat from Cozumel Island to the whale shark area.