Cancun Whaleshark Tour
Whaleshark Season May 15 - Sep. 15
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Swimming with these magnificent creatures is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can ever imagine! Don't miss your opportunity while in Cancun and Isla Mujeres to swim with the whalesharks!
Whalesharks are no threat to humans. They are ginormous, slow moving, filter-feeders that eat Plankton, Krill and small fish. They can live up to 130 years and hold many records for size in the animal kingdom growing up to 50 feet!
Why Book With Us?
This is a family owned and operated business by local residents of Isla Mujeres. All of our customers are treated like family! Captain and guide are highly experienced, professional and bi-lingual. Customer service and happy guests are our top priority!
Swimming with Whale Sharks is a bucket list item for the whole family and will create a lifetime of memories for you and your family to talk about forever!
Pick up Locations
For your convenience, we have 2 pick up points for guests staying in Cancun or Isla Mujeres. The Cancun location is located near Playa/Costa mujeres at the Punta Sam Car Ferry. The Isla location is at Miramar Dock in Isla Mujeres.
Our Whale Shark boat can carry up to 10 passengers! We offer shared and private trips! And don't worry, the boat has a restroom!
All of Capt. Travis' tours include:
Top-notch customer service
Attention to detail
Reminders with pickup times and location
Whaleshark Tour Description
The Mexican Caribbean is one of the few places where the whale sharks are close enough to shore to make boat trips possible to see them. The season begins on May 15th and ends on September 15th.
We start the morning early to prepare for our day’s adventure and return mid-day depending upon the distance we need to travel. The whale shark area is 1 to 1 ½ hours away from Isla Mujeres and approximately 60 square miles, so it may take time to locate them.
Our experienced captain and crew have the required whale shark certifications and marine biology courses and are fully bilingual.
After swimming with the whale sharks we head back to Isla and if there is enough time, we will visit a nice shallow reef for snorkeling while the captain prepares a fresh ceviche.
$125 Dollars Per Person plus $5 Dock Fee per person
Professional Captain and Bi-lingual guide
Ceviche on the beach at Isla Mujeres
Chicken Sandwich and fruit
Waters and Sodas
Snorkeling at reef if time permits
Cancun / Playa Mujeres / Punta Sam meeting time is at 0715. The boat departs at 0800. If you are late and miss the boat there are no refunds due to limited availability.
Isla Mujeres meeting time is at 0730. The boat departs at 0800. If you are late and miss the boat there are no refunds due to limited availability.
Minimum age 6+. No experience needed
We recommend to take Dramamine (motion sickness medication) when you wake up in the morning before the trip. If you are seasick, your trip will be ruined and we want you to get the absolute most out of this experience!
Don't bring a lot of stuff. If you are with a group, please try and consolidate your things into one bag
Use environmentally friendly sunscreen. With so many people swimming in our oceans and reef, regular sunscreen can be toxic to marine life.
Things to remember
It is not 100% guaranteed to find the whalesharks on the day of your trip. This tour is to give you a chance to see and swim with them. Mother nature is un-predictable and we can not guarantee that we will find the whalesharks every time.
Weather and sea conditions play a MAJOR role for the day of your tour. The Port Authority will close the port for tours if sea conditions are unsafe but your trip will remain on schedule as long as the port is open even if conditions are not ideal. There are no refunds for sea sickness or if the waves are rough once your on the tour.
This tour is not recommend for pregnant women or people with bad backs or injuries.
Only swimming and snorkeling are allowed while swimming with the whalesharks and life jackets are required, no diving.
There are 2 pick up locations to accommodate guests staying in Cancun and Isla Mujeres!
Punta Sam Ferry Terminal for Cancun and Playa Mujeres
“Punta Sam” Ultra Mar Car Ferry Terminal (7:45 Departure time) Please be there 30 minutes early. If you are late and miss the boat, there are no refunds due to limited space and availability.
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Restaurant Miramar (8:00 am departure time)Please be there 30 minutes early. If you are late and miss the boat, there are no refunds due to limited space and availability.
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