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              Whale Shark Tour Cozumel, Cancun,                          Playa Del Carmen and Tulum

Guaranteed Whale Shark Tour Cozumel, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum

​You've dreamed it, nows the time Scratch this off your bucket list. Snorkeling with giant whale sharks in Mexico off the coast of Cancun is an amazing experience and is the number 1 ranked excursion. If you are planning a trip to Mexico and want to swim and snorkel with giant whale sharks off of Cancun, we will make your dreams a reality.  We are Cozumel based and do daily tours to swim with the giant whale sharks near Cancun for groups or individuals staying on Cozumel, but we can pick you up anywhere from Tulum  area to Cancun if thats where you are staying. We have 100% Guarantee* on sightings of whale sharks or credit for future tour.


Blue H2o Cozumel Ocean Tours Whale Shark  Discovery out of Cancun will  give you a lifetime experience that you will never forget. The Whale Shark is harmless and being able to swim alongside this gentle giant of the sea is an experience to remember and share again and again. Each year between May and September there is an abundance of whale sharks migrating to the Isla Mujares area to feed on the plentiful nutrients in the water. If you are doing a trip to the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Cozumel, Tulum and Playa Del Carmen, then this is a must tour to do.

Blue H2o Cozumel Ocean Tours guarantees you swim with the Whale Shark. If you don't see whale sharks on our tour we reschedule your tour. The Whale Shark Tour is available with Blue H2o Cozumel from June 1 to September 17 of each year, Government permits are issued for May 15 - Sept 17.

Some Facts about the Whale Shark

The whale shark is the largest fish in the world, growing as large as 50ft and listed as endangered.. It is a filter feeder and It feeds on plankton including copepods, krill, and fish eggs. It is completely harmless to humans, it is actually a very docile  creature. Whale sharks swim on the surface and are very easy to snorkel with.

Rules of Swimming with The Whale Sharks

The tour is conducted with 2 people plus a certified guide in the water and we rotate all customers on the boat so that everyone has this lifetime experience. Once in the water with the whale sharks, we must respect the following rules:

   * It is forbidden to swim with the Whale Sharks without a life jacket or wetsuit.
  *Swimmers must remain at least 6 feet from the Whale Shark and you are not allowed to touch or hold it at all.
  *Do Not Interfere with the movements of the Whale Shark by putting yourself in front of him.
  *Do not make sudden moves in the water when we are close to the whale shark.

Respecting these simple rules you'll have the best opportunity to interact with the whale shark and a most memorable experience. Please remember that the Whale Shark is an endangered species and is protected by Mexican Federal Laws.


Sunscreens and swimming with Whale Sharks

Whale sharks feed constantly on the surface during the day, filtering thousands and thousands of gallons of water while they eat. We ask people to lightly use sunscreen and to use a bio degradeable one only. The preferred and best option is to use uv protective clothing including hat and long sleeve shirt. We do have great long sleeve shirts available for purchase if you want and they are $20.

Whale Shark Discovery Tour  Pickups and Itinerary

Your Whale Shark Tour starts when we pick you up at your hotel, or for customers arriving from Cozumel, at the Ferry Terminal in Playa Del Carmen.. Depending on where you are staying will determine your pickup time. We will confirm the exact time of pick up via email and provide complete itinerary and answer any questions when you have completed your reservation.


Pickup available for Tulum, Playa Del Carmen and Cancun.

Pickup Times

    *Cozumel:  7 am Ferry    ( Cozumel customers will need to depart on the 7am ferry.                                          Our guide meets you at 730 am once you arrive to Playa Del Carmen.                                                          Arrival back to Cozumel on the 5 or 6pm ferry)

     **Cozumel Current Ferry Time is 7AM due to limited sailings.

    *South of Playa Del Carmen: 5:50 am
    *Playa del Carmen: 6:10 am
    *Cancún: 7:30 am


​* Customers staying in Cozumel will need to be on the 7am ferry. Our shuttle is waiting for you at the Ferry terminal in Playa Del Carmen and will transport you to the port in Cancun. 

​Once we arrive to the port in Cancun, you will have time for an included breakfast, get changed etc. At around 8:00am we leave in the boat to search for the Whale Sharks. The ride normally takes about 1 hr and 2o minutes but could be shorter and sometimes longer. These are wild animals so we never know, but we guarantee you will see them. Once we reach the area we will spend several hours and everyone will have ample opportunity to swim with the whale sharks and sometimes giant mantas too.


After we have left the whale shark area, we return to Isla Mujares for a snorkel at a reef there and for the boat crew to prepare a luncheon for you comprised of fresh fruits, ceviche, guacamole. We also have vegetarian and vegan options if one requests prior during reservation. We will be at Isla Mujares for approximately 1 hr 15 min. We normally return to port in Cancun around 2 pm.





Whale Shark Tour :    $150.00 USD 
    *Price does not include ferry costs if customer is from Cozumel.

   * Air conditioned transport.

   * Motion sickness medicine or alternatives
   *Welcome coffee, milk, natural juice, sweet bread, sandwich and fruit.
   *Comfortable boat fully equipped , shaded area, gps, marine radios, first aid kits
   *Light lunch. Vegetarian and vegan options available. We need prior notice.

   *Sandwiches available on the boat when ever you want.    
   *High quality snorkel equipment and life jacket. Wetsuits are available for rent
   *Guides: English, Spanish, German, Dutch, French, and Italian 


****Government regulations prohibit  WHALE SHARK TOURS  ON JUNE 30, JULY 30 OR AUG 30 .

****Whale Shark Guarantee valid for July and August.

*For cancellation, Full refunds available day before tour. No show on tour, no refund.

What to bring on the tour

Sunglasses, towel, bio degradable sun tan lotion, sunshirt, hat, sandals, wetsuit if you would like to bring your own, cash for tips or souvenirs if you like ( shirts, photos of your tour),light rain jacket (never know when you need it)

A $50 deposit is required for each customer. Once deposit is made, we will contact you same day via email to arrange your whale shark tour date and answer any questions. If you would like to pay in full for the tour we can invoice you separately. Deposits are 100% refundable for cancellation.

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