Swimming with whale shark

whale shark tour cancun

Swimming with a whale shark from Cancun

The whale shark is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest known extant fish species. In 2011, more than 400 whale sharks gathered off the Yucatan Coast. It was one of the largest gatherings of whale sharks recorded. Aggregations in that area are among the most reliable seasonal gatherings known for whale sharks, with large numbers occurring in most years between May and September.

Seasonal feeding aggregations occur at several coastal sites such as Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox and Contoy island in Yucatan, Mexico. Despite its size, the whale shark does not pose significant danger to humans. Whale sharks are docile fish and sometimes allow swimmers to catch a ride.


Swim with the Whale Sharks in the beautiful waters of Mexican Caribean, meet this majestic animal face to face and top off your day with snorkeling. This activity in Cancun is truly amazing and not to be missed.


  • Departure from the pier of Punta Sam (Cancun) – exactly at 8:00 am
  • Travel time from the pier to the habitat of sharks – 50 minutes
  • The duration of swimming with sharks – 3 hours
  • Swimming with scuba mask and flippers at the island of Isla Mujeres
  • Lunch in a restaurant on the island of Isla Mujeres
  • Arrival to the pier of Punta Sam (Cancun) approximately at 14:30


  • Transfer from hotel and to hotel (only for groups)
  • Breakfast (coffee, fruit and bread)
  • Equipment (goggles, life jacket and snorkel equipment )
  • Bottle wáter and soda during all day
  • Beer after 12 p.m.
  • Light lunch on the island of Isla Mujeres
  • Snacks
  • Rest Stop on the Isla Mujeres island


Age 4 – 60 years old.

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