Whale Shark Encounter + Playa Norte Beach

Caribbean Connection - Cancun Whale Shark Tours

Come and join us in this incredible adventure swimming beside these ocean’s gentle giants, your encounters will be supervised by our very experienced guides, not to mention you will be wearing our sterilized snorkeling gear certified by National Geographic Snorkeler.

This is a unique tour in the world, from June 1st to September 17th and north of Isla Mujeres, we can find the largest aggregation of whale sharks in the world, making this area the Whale Shark Capital of the world.

After the main event we will take you to Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres, considered one of the 10 nicest beaches in the world, where you will have time to relax after the swims and enjoy some snacks along with your favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

Whale Shark Adventure Tour

Shared boats up to 10 per boat

  • Per Adult $155 USD
  • Per Child (5-11) $145 USD

Hotel Transfers

  • Transportation to/from Cancun Downtown, Hotel Zone and Costa Mujeres
    • Pick-ups from 6:20 to 7:15 AM
    • +$15 USD per Person
  • Transportation to/from Xcaret up to Grand Bahia Principe Hotel
    • Pick-ups from 5:15 to 5:50 AM
    • +$30 USD per Person

It is recommended to add round-trip transportation to your reservation

Light breakfast, sterilized snorkeling gear, 2 to 3 dives per person with the whale sharks with certified guides, visit to Playa Norte beach, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

$13 USD per person Deck and National Park Bracelet fee due in cash at check-in.

Tour duration is approximately 7:45 AM to 1:00 PM.

At your hotel, condo or Airbnb, Tulum at meeting point 5:00 AM, South of Playa del Carmen from 5:15 to 6:00 AM, Playa del Carmen from 6:00 to 6:30 AM and Cancun downtown, Hotel Zone and Costa Mujeres from 6:30 to 7:15 AM

At Contoy Adventures we care about our customers and we keep you safe, this is what you can expect during your visit-Face masks required for travelers and guides and employees in confined areas (Vans, Marina, and Restaurant)-Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff at all times-Social distancing throughout the experience and regularly sanitized areas (Vans, Marina, Boats, and Beach club)-Temperature check with thermal cameras for visitors and staff

  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable shoes/sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Biodegradable Sunblock
  • Insect Spray
  • Camera
  • $13 USD in cash per person for Deck and National Marine Park Entrance Fee Bracelets
  • Cash/Credit card for Tips, souvenirs, etc.
  • Dramamine, Patches, Ear Buttons, and Ginger etc to PREVENT seasickness.
  • Other items: Long sleeve shirt, shorts to change into, wetsuit or shorties (available to rent).

Whale Shark Adventure Tour Photo Gallery

Whale Shark Adventure Tour Video Gallery

Additional Information

Public Whale Shark Adventure Tours

Whale Shark Snorkel Trips with Caribbean Connection

All Whale Shark Tours include Light Breakfast, Morning Coffee, Safety Briefing, Orientation, Complete Professional Grade Snorkel Equipment (or you can bring your own), Water, Soft Drinks, Gourmet Sandwiches (No white bread like everybody else!) A Full 2 – 2/12 hrs total time with the Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Dolphins & Turtles

AFTER, the main event there is another snorkeling stop to Isla Mujeres where our crews Prepare the BEST Fish Ceviche you’ve ever had (For those of you who’ve never tried CEVICHE it’s a FRESH FISH salad where Fresh Filets are MARINATED in Fresh LIME juice & Spices. It’s then mixed with freshly chopped Tomatoes, Onions, & Cilantro and Eaten will fresh Tortilla chips!)

On a public whale shark tour you’ll be grouped with other tourists from around the world to a maximum of 10 per boat.

VIP Private Whale Shark Tours

Upgrade to our luxury VIP Whale Shark Trip

Get the VIP Whale Shark Experience with your own private charter and the best boats and crews! Less people and more time to swim with Whale Sharks.

There are many advantages to the VIP Whale Shark Trip. A private boat for your group and guide – with no strangers! Also, there will be less people swimming with the whale sharks, because your boat will leave earlier than the public boats. VIP BOATS go out around 6:30 – 7:00 AM.