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Whale Shark Cancun Mexico Snorkel Tour

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Whale shark snorkel tour in Cancun, 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.

Tour Itinerary

Tour details

  • Shared tour service.
  • Duration 4 to 7 hours.
  • Runs daily all year round.
  • Shared transfer pick-up/drop-off.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Minimum 2 pax per booking


  • Shared van transportation.
  • Hotel to Marina round trip.
  • Boat transportation.
  • Bilingual guide and boat staff.
  • Snorkel gear( mask, life jacket, and fins).
  • 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).
  • Languages English and Spanish.

Not includes

  • Port fee & whale shark protected area entrance Total of $15 USD per pax.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Photo & video.
  • Tips.


  • No children under 5 years old.
  • Pregnant women are not allowed.
  • Regular sunscreen.

When the whale shark Cancun Mexico Snorkel Tour is available?

Every year during the summer, from May 15th to September 15th, the first 3 weeks and last 3 weeks of the season the sighting probabilities are 50%, higher than 90% in July and August, and the rest of the season around 70%.

Whale Shark Cancun Mexico Snorkel Tour 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.

Whale Shark Cancun Mexico Snorkel Tour BEST PRICE!

Meeting point locations

From 1 pax minimum per booking, this price doesn’t include pickup & drop-off, time, and port arrival instructions will send once you complete the online booking.

Punta Sam

$159 USD

Isla Mujeres

$159 USD

Extra Fees

IMPORTANT! The port fee & Whale Shark Protected area entrance are NOT INCLUDED in the prices, the cost of both fees per person(pax) is $15 USD, that must be paid in cash arriving at Punta Sam, consider there are no ATM machines in the port.

Price according to the hotel location in Cancun & The Riviera Maya pick-up & drop-off.

The boat tour departs from Punta Sam port at the north o Cancun, where the whale shark Cancun Mexico snorkel tour starts, these prices includes the shared van transfer service.

Prices per pax, according to hotel pickup & dropoff location.


$ 175 USD

Minimun 1 pax per booking

Puerto Morelos.

$ 175 USD

Minimun 1 pax per booking

Playa del Carmen

$ 189 USD

Minimun 1 pax per booking


$250 USD

Minimun 4 pax per booking.

Whale shark Tour Cozumel

No direct boat from Cozumel Island to the whale shark area.

Private Whale Shark Tour

Advantages of private service, faster more time snorkeling.