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Whale Shark Discovery

​Scratch this off your bucket list. If you are planning a trip down 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.


Blue H2o Cozumel Ocean Tours   whale shark tour in Cancun will surely give you an experience of a lifetime. The Whale Shark is peaceful swimming 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 Cozumel, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, The Mayan Riviera 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.

​The swim with whale sharks tour is available only from June 1 to September 17 of each year.

What you need to know about the Whale Shark

The whale shark is completely harmless to humans, it is actually a very docile and curious creature. Whale sharks swim on the surface and are easy for you to get close to.


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 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. Have in mind that, unfortunately, the Whale Shark is an endangered species.


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 when you have completed your reservation).

    Cozumel:   7:00 am Ferry    ( We depart on the 7am ferry and arrive back on the 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 6am 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 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.

Once we arrive to the marina we set off in the boat to search for the Whale Shark and mantas (about 1hr), when 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 of shrimp ceviche and guacamole waiting for you, after eating we will head back to Punta Sam. We will be Back at Punta Sam at 14:30 approximately.





Whale Shark Tour Includes:    $150.00 USD 
 *$150.00 USD if booked online from USA / Canada

    Air conditioned transport.
  Continental breakfast.
  Water and soft drinks throughout the day.
  Beer after 12:30.
  Fish and shrimp ceviche.
  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.

What to bring on the tour

Towel, sunglasses, bio degradable sun tan lotion, hat, sandals, wetsuit if you have one

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*** Reserve Now. $55 Deposit per person to book and guarantee your whale shark tour. We will email you same day to confirm a date with you.

Cost :    $155 USD

* does not include ferry fee to/from Cozumel


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