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Whale Shark Snorkel Discovery

Whale Sharks Mexico, swim with whale sharks from Cozumel, Playa Del Carmen to Cancun. Guaranteed whale shark tours

​Scratch this off your bucket list. Snorkeling and swimming with whale sharks in Mexico off the coast of Cancun is a magical experience. This is the excursion you must do!  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. 100% Guarantee* on sightings of whale sharks or tour rescheduled.


Blue H2o Cozumel Ocean Tours Whale Shark  Adventure 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. The swimming activity at times can be strenuous depending on the sharks feeding activity.  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.

Blue H2o Cozumel Ocean Tours guarantees you swim with the Whale Shark. If you don't see whale sharks on our tour we will credit you for another day. 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, it is actually a very docile and curious creature. 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. Here is some interesting FACTS about whale sharks

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.


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 and would like to see everyone wearing protective clothing rather than sunscreens. If absolutely necessary, 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 when being out in the sun, 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 when you have completed your reservation. Pickup available for Tulum, Playa Del Carmen and Cancun.

    Cozumel:   7:00 am Ferry    ( We depart on the 7:00am ferry and arrive back 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 **. 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 5 or 6pm 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 and 20 min), when we reach the feeding area we will spend approximately 2 hours snorkeling with the whale sharks and sometimes 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, after eating we will head back to the port in Cancun. 





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

    Air conditioned transport.
  Continental breakfast.

    Seasickness medication or natural alternatives.
  Water and soft drinks throughout the day. 
    Light lunch. Vegetarian options available

    Sandwiches available on the boat when ever you want.    
  Complete snorkeling equipment and life jacket. Prescription masks available free.
  Guides: German, Dutch, French, Italian, English and Spanish.

Professional photo services available at additional cost  by Pelagic Visions Imaging.


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


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

*For cancellation, Full refunds available day before tour. No show on tour, no refund. For group tours, you are responsible for the number of confirmed reservations. Full payment required unless 24 hrs notice of cancellations.

What to bring on the tour

Towel, sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, bio degradable sun tan lotion, hat, sandals, light rain jacket, wetsuit if you have one.

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Cost :    $150 USD

* does not include ferry fee to/from Cozumel if customer

from Cozumel


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