Whale Shark Snorkeling


During summer, groups of the biggest of all sharks congregate in Caribbean waters near Cancun. Swim next to these giants in an out-of-this-world thrilling adventure you will never forget.

Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the world measuring up to 40 feet and weighing up to 15 tons. Fortunately they are totally harmless and peaceful as they only eat plankton and small fishes. During your vacation in Cancun you have the once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close to one of these amazing creatures.

While you are swimming with whale sharks there is nothing to fear. In this adventure tour, our certified staff will provide the necessary safety measures and interesting facts about these magnificent animals.

The whale shark, only comes to Cancun seawaters between June and September and because of their size never swims by the beach but in open waters. Our tour guide will lead the boat to the exact location point where you will be able to get off and start this amazing experience close to whale sharks.


06:45 AM: Coffee break and reception in Marina "Solo Buceo" located inside Hotel Real Inn Cancun, Hotel Zone Km 5.5

07:00 AM: Departure, informative briefing: Certified guides will provide you with information about whale shark and rules for the snorkeling trip.

08:00 - 09:00 AM: Arrival to the whale shark area. We gear up and jump in the water; two persons at a time with one guide. You will get as close as you want to the animals as long as you do not interfere with their natural behavior. Pair of guests will take turns in the water as many times as they want. Once they've had enough, we head home. We are going for best experience with the biggest fish in the world!

12:00 AM: Lunch time

02:00 PM: Return and arrival to the marina.

Why book with us

1- We are pioneers in the whale shark tour. We have more than 12 years of experience. We proudly owned the first permit ever issued: number 001 back in 2001.

2- We are the only ones that depart from Cancun hotel zone. Do not waste time and money in transportation. The departure is from our private dock.

3- Comfortable and fast transportation on our double outboard speedboats. Less time for transportation, more time to enjoy the whale sharks.

4- Our crew dominates the area and the activity, offering the best offshore encounters with clear water visibility (sometimes even 100 feet) and abundance of specimens.

5- Our guides are certified professionals.

6- We speak English, Spanish, and French.

7- Personal attention and special set up for VIP groups and professional photographers/videographers.

8- Small groups: Maximum 10 people per group/boat.

9- When participating in our tours, you will contribute to the sustainability of the area!

10- Best safety and security for our customers (zero accident rates), highest insurance cover.


  • Certified guides.
  • Insurance boat.
  • Snorkel equipment- new tube.
  • Lunch, snacks, fruit, soft drinks and bottled water.
  • Double outboard speedboats

Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and off
  • $5.00 usd for National Marine Park Fee

Additional Info

  • This expedition operates daily only from June 1th to September 15th (whale shark season)
  • 10 people max per boat

What to bring

  • A swimsuit under light cotton clothing
  • A hat or cap
  • Ecological sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Tennis shoes
  • Towel
  • Camera