Whale Shark Tour Cozumel, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum
Guaranteed Whale Shark Tour Cozumel, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum
Scratch this off your bucket list. While in Cancun, Snorkeling and swimming with whale sharks in Mexico is an amazing experience. If you are planning a trip to Mexico and want to swim with whale sharks out of Cancun, we will make it happen. We are based in Cozumel and do daily tours to swim with the whale sharks near Cancun for groups or individuals in Cozumel, but can pick you up anywhere from Tulum to Cancun if thats where you are staying. 100% Guarantee* on sightings of whale sharks or your money refunded or tour rescheduled whichever you choose.
Blue H2o Cozumel Ocean Tours Whale Shark Adventure in Cancun will surely give you an experience of a lifetime. The Whale Shark is peaceful 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 June and September whale sharks migrate to the Isla Mujares area, so if you are planning a trip to Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, or Tulum during these months, don't miss the incredible opportunity to swim with the Whale Sharks and take home an experience that you will talk about and share with everyone.
Blue H2o Cozumel Ocean Tours guarantees you swim with the Whale Shark. If you don't see whale sharks on our tour we return your money 100%* or reschedule your tour. The swim with whale sharks 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.
What you need to know about the Whale Shark
The whale shark is completely harmless to humans. Whale sharks swim on the surface and are easy for you to get close to. It is the largest fish in the world and listed as endangered.
Swimming with the Whale Shark
Swimming with the Whale Sharks will be done by groups of 2 people accompanied by a certified guide at all times. 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.
*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. Have in mind that, unfortunately, the Whale Shark is an endangered species.
The use of Sunscreens and swimming with Whale Sharks
Whale sharks feed upwards of 8 hours per day, filtering thousands and thousands of gallons of water. We are advocates of protecting animals in the ocean. The only sunscreen we recommend for people to use is a bio degradeable one and to apply it sparingly for the whale shark swim. The use of sun protection clothing is still the best option, hat, long sleeve shirt.
Whale Shark Discovery Tour Itinerary
The Tour begins with a pick up at your hotel. The hour of your pick up depends on the location of your hotel. 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.
*Cozumel: 5:45 am Ferry ( Cozumel customers depart on the 5:45am ferry and arrive back on the 4 or 5pm ferry)
*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 5:45am ferry. We have a shuttle reserved in Playa Del Carmen which transports us to Cancun. We depart from the port in Cancun around 8 am to go see the whale sharks. It takes around 1 hr for the boat to arrive where the whale sharks are. We will be on the 4 or 5pm ferry for the return back to Cozumel. This is a day trip only as opposed to going to Holbox. The whale sharks are also usually in clear blue water unlike the green murky water out of Holbox.
At 8:00 we set off in the boat to search for the Whale Shark and mantas (about 1hr and 20 min), once we reach the feeding area we will spend approximately 3 hours snorkeling with the whale sharks and Manta Rays.
Dolphins and turtles: 80% chances to see them along the way.
Afterwards we will stop off to snorkeling on a Caribbean reef close to Isla Mujeres. When you get back on the boat there will be a lunch waiting for you which you can enjoy in the warm beach of Isla Mujares. After eating we will head back to the port in Cancun.
Whale Shark Tour Includes: $155.00 USD
*$155.00 USD if booked online from USA / Canada
* Price does not include $10 port fee or ferry costs if from Cozumel.
* Air conditioned transport.
*Water and soft drinks throughout the day.
*Light lunch. Vegetarian and vegan options available
*Sandwiches available on the boat when ever you want.
*Complete snorkeling equipment and life jacket.
*Guides: German, Dutch, French, Italian, English and Spanish.
* Professional photo services available at additional cost by Pelagic Visions Imaging.
* PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE
****NO WHALE SHARK TOURS ALLOWED ON JUNE 30, JULY 30 OR AUG 30 AS PER GOVT REGULATION.
****Whale Shark Guarantee valid for June, July and August.
What to bring on the tour
Towel, sunglasses, bio degradable sun tan lotion, hat, sandals, wetsuit if you have one, cash for tips or souvenirs if you like ( shirts, photos of your tour)
A $55 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.
Cash, All Major Credit Cards and Paypal accepted.