swim with whale shark tour

Swim with Whale Sharks

Whale Shark tour: swim next to the biggest fish in the world!

Very few people get to experience the sight of this majestic creature. Picture yourself on a boat with friends and family enjoying the weather, and then you’re in the water. No, nothing happened that was wrong. You’re now snorkeling with the biggest fish in the world. A comforting fact about the whale shark is that they only eat plankton. The biggest creature in the sea feeds on the smallest, crazy. Let’s book a whale shark tour!

whale shark tour

Our whale shark tour will begin early in the morning. We will snag you from Cancun or in Riviera Maya and then we’re off to Cancun to board the boat. A maximum of 10 people can be on board at one time, so we welcome groups of friends or family. Once we’re settled in, we’re off. We’ll spend approximately 2 hours in search of the giant beast.


Once we spot the perfect location to jump in, you’ll dive in with a partner and our certified guides for the experience of a lifetime. We’ll let you swim alongside of the sharks as they move in search of food until you get tired…then the next group can go. We don’t limit how many times you can jump in the water, so don’t be discouraged if your first time is short. Take as many turns as you like.

snorkeling with whale shark tour

After everyone has had enough, we’ll jet back to Isla Mujeres, so you can take a dip in crystal blue water or go for a romantic walk on the beach. While this is occurring, the captain will be busy preparing your lunch. It will consist of fresh guacamole and ceviche, partners with fresh local fruit and sandwiches. Once lunch has been completed, we’ll ride back to Cancun and drop you off at the hotel.


Our private tours are different. We adapt everything to you; however, we do have to consider the location of the whale shark to a certain degree. On our private tours, we will provide you with all the necessary equipment needed. Whale sharks have a knack for zipping through the water at a great pace, so we are happy to provide you with a wetsuit at no additional cost. Wetsuits, or lifejackets, are required by law and assist with buoyancy to ensure you stay afloat when swimming with the whale shark.We also provide professional grade snorkels, masks, and fins for your pleasure. Since the use of sunscreen is prohibited in protected reefs, the wetsuit (at no additional cost) is usually the best way to go for the added benefit of UV protection. Add in our professional snorkel guides and we would challenge you to find a reason not to book your tour with us.

whale shark tour Cancun

While we offer many tours for individuals whom before have never snorkeled, this private tour generally is not their choice. If you would still like to try to snorkel with the whale shark, we recommend allowing us to take you swimming with sea turtles first or snorkeling in a cenote. Both of those occurrences take place in calm water with little to no wave action. Snorkeling against waves can be very tiring if you have never snorkeled and we want to ensure you have the best time possible. In the open sea, the waves are stronger and the water is deeper making it challenging to learn on the fly. Unfortunately for your own protection, we do not allow expecting mothers or individuals with back problems on this tour because the ocean waves make the boat ride extremely bumpy.


We are Absolute Adventure. Our motto is in our name. We are here to offer you experiences like no other, including snorkeling with a whale shark. Come on…where are you going to get this chance again? Our certified guides have the local knowledge to ensure you get up close and personal with the biggest beast of the ocean. So buckle up and come on down. We can’t wait to see you!


The whale shark tour can only be provided from mid-June until mid-September!

About our Whale Shark Tour:

  • We adapt the tour accordingly to your needs thanks to the various options we offer.
  • All tours are scheduled at the best hours to avoid high traffic on the sites.
  • We have guided excursions to suit everyone from novices to experts.
  • Ideal for couples, families with children, group of friends.
  • We adapt our program and diving / snorkeling for people with disability.

See Itineraries

  • Swimming with Whale Sharks

06:40am: Transportation from your hotel to the pier

07:00am - 12:00pm: Boat transportation and swimmimg with Whale Sharks

12:00pm - 02:00pm: Lunch on the boat and swim at Isla Mujeres

02:00pm - 03:00pm: Transportation to your hotel

ltinerary is based on a departure from Cancun. Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.
Schedule is indicative, we can stay more or less time at each place depending on your preferences.


  • 100 % guarantee of seeing whale sharks!
  • Snorkel with whale sharks
  • Enjoy a boat trip in the Caribbean sea
  • Taste the fresh made ceviche from our captain


  • Private and flexible service
  • Experienced certified snorkeling guide
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Air conditioned transportation
  • Cleaned equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuits)
  • Cool drinks (water, soda, beer)
  • Ceviche, sandwiches and fruits

What to bring:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunblock
  • Money for souvenirs
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