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6 hrs 30 mins
Transfers included
Hotel pickup
Meals included

Book a unique adventure tour in Cancun and go swimming with whale sharks in the crystalline waters of the Caribbean sea.


  • Enjoy an underwater adventure unlike any other as you go swimming with whale sharks

  • Have no fear with professional divers by your side, who will instruct and guide you

  • Be in awe as you get up close with these giant but gentle and friendly creatures

  • Through the course of the activity, you will learn more about these marine creatures

  • Afterward, enjoy a delicious meal freshly prepared for you in the exclusive beach club

  • Choose between English, French, or Spanish guided tours and suit your needs

  • Ensure a hassle-free experience with round-trip hotel transfers from Cancun & Riviera Maya


  • Swimming with whale sharks

  • Professional guide

  • Snorkel gear & life jacket

  • Lunch at the beach restaurant

  • Bottled water

  • Round-trip hotel transfers


  • Souvenirs

  • Tips

  • Photos/videos

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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From June to September, the tranquil Caribbean sea surrounding the islands north of Cancun become an ideal draw for whale sharks. This is due to the warm waters and surplus amounts of plankton and small nekton found in the area. Travelers cross oceans to come here for a meaningful encounter. But, on this whale shark tour, you’ll be getting much more than a significant glimpse of this marvelous creature. You’ll get to go swimming with them!

A group of adventure experts will escort you to the spot where these whales rendezvous. Get briefed and suited up with your snorkeling gear before you take the plunge. Some describe sharing the water with creatures as magnificent as whale sharks as a spiritual experience. There is no scope for fear for the wonder alone will keep you suspended. Plus under the aid and guidance of professionals, you can be sure of safety. These creatures, despite their intimidating size are docile and gentle. Quite peaceful and often friendly with humans, these creatures are not particularly interested in snacking on anything larger than microscopic marine life. The guides will be at your disposal to answer any questions you may have. After the activity, a succulent lunch will be provided at the exclusive beach club.

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Ticket Information

The ticket includes the following language options that you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour

  • Spanish Guided Tour

  • French Guided Tour

Discounted Tickets

Children aged 8 - 18 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets

Date and Timings

Daily at 8 AM

Duration: 6.5hrs

Whale Shark Season: Jun 1 - Sept 17


8:00 AM – Check-in and welcome briefing at the Marina

8:30 AM – Boarding and departure for whale shark encounter. Swim with whale sharks (up to two snorkeling opportunities)

12:45 PM – Lunch at the beach restaurant (Isla Mujeres)

2:00 PM – Depart from Isla Mujeres

2:30 PM - Arrive at Marina and transfer back to your hotel


  • Minimum age: 8 years

  • Maximum weight: 113 kg / 250 lbs

  • Not recommended for people with respiratory problems, back or neck injuries or heart problems

  • Participants need to be fit and should know how to swim

  • For your safety and that of the baby, access to pregnant women is not allowed

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit on

  • A change of clothes

  • Towel

  • Sunglasses

  • Biodegradable sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Camera

  • Money for photos and souvenirs

Important Information

  • Jumps into the water are organized in pairs by turns. Each jump lasts a few minutes. This is at the discretion of the captain depending on the path of the shark, sea conditions, etc

  • We recommend not using sunscreen as it contains chemicals that affect the reef. Otherwise, use only biodegradable products and apply them at least 20 minutes before carrying out the activity

  • Each boat can carry 10 passengers

  • You must wear a life jacket or a wetsuit at all times

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  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly after the purchase

  • Please carry a print out of the voucher and display the same along with a valid photo ID at the time of pick-up

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs

  • Please ensure you arrive at the hotel lobby 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time in order to avoid any delays

Hotel Pick-Up

  • The tour offers traveler pick-up and drop-off to all hotels in the Cancun & Riviera Maya Area

  • The Headout Host will be looking for you at your hotel lobby, at the pick-up time scheduled


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