Water activity

Cancun/Playa del Carmen: 6-Hour Private Whale Shark Tour

Activity provider: Contoy Adventures

Cancun/Playa del Carmen: 6-Hour Private Whale Shark Tour

Activity provider: Contoy Adventures
Likely to sell out

From US$ 1,557.69 per group up to 2

Likely to sell out

Experience the exciting opportunity to swim beside the ocean’s gentle giants. Benefit from a VIP tour that allows couples, families, and groups of friends to spend as much time with the amazing creatures as you want.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 6 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Private pickup from your accommodation.
Private group


  • Beat the crowds and leave early for your whale shark adventure
  • Benefit from private roundtrip transportation from your accommodation
  • Swim for as long as you want with these gentle giants
  • Relax at the beautiful beach after the swim or explore the diverse marine life in the crystal-clear waters
Full description
Embark on a once in a lifetime adventure to swim with amazing whale sharks. Benefit from a private small group experience for you and your group of friends or family.  Start your tour with an early morning pickup from your accommodation. Then, navigate for approximately 45 minutes to the whale shark area north of Contoy. Your boat will leave before the public boats to ensure an intimate setting with fewer people. Once you have found the sharks, begin the swimming and snorkeling. Be amazed by the whale sharks, also observing manta rays, dolphins, and turtles.  After the main event, you can choose to either relax at the beautiful beach in Isla Mujeres, where the Captain will prepare his famous fresh fish ceviche or keep snorkeling in a nearby reef exploring its colorful fish and diverse marine life. Return to Cancun where the transportation will take you back to your accommodation.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 10 passengers
  • Captain and certified guide
  • Certified snorkeling gear
  • Unlimited swim time with whale sharks
  • Beach visit or snorkeling tour after the dives
  • Ceviche and sandwiches
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Champagne bottle on return to Cancun
  • Mandatory federal dock and national park fee ($15 USD per person)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This tour is subject to weather conditions

Product ID: 375466