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Welcome to Mexico Whale Shark!
We first started operating the snorkeling tour swimming with the whale sharks in Holbox island in 2001. We were the first ones to take a visitor out on this wonderful adventure, without knowing it was going to become such a big event every year! Now, we are well known as being the best whale shark tour company in Cancún, Mexico. We offer whale shark swimming and snorkeling tours in Cancún, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Tulum, Riviera Maya, and Holbox Island! Learn More >>>
The whale shark is the largest fish that exists in the world today, it can grow up to 15 meters in length. The whale shark prefers the warm surface water in areas where there are upwellings of cold water rich in nutrients, like the ones between Isla Mujeres and Holbox island in the summertime, since these conditions favor the growth of plankton on which they feed. The whale shark has nothing in common with whales except for its size and the fact that only eats tiny plankton that gathers with his mouth open. Normally it feeds on the surface or slightly below this. Whale sharks are viviparous animals and sometimes see young calves swimming with the elderly.
Whale sharks are very docile and gentle, do not get scared when they are approaching divers or swimmers. You have the possibility with us do the best snorkeling tour swimming with the whale sharks in Mexico from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Tulum, Akumal, Holbox island or Isla Mujeres. Please do not forget to bring some towels with you and some biodegradable sunscreen as it is the only one allowed, we sell some at the marina if you cannot find any.
It is important to mention that there is no sighting guarantee or money-back guarantee at all in this tour as it is impossible to control mother nature: We fail very seldom as most of the time we see 20 or 50 or even more than 150 of them but sometimes only 5 or 2 or none at all. It happens that in spite of all our efforts to find them we do not get it and we, therefore, cannot give any kind of guarantee or refund. This is the same for all companies as it has been a federal rule since 2016. It happens sometimes that the sea conditions are not good and it is not easy at all to find them, please be aware that if the conditions are not at their best that might, unfortunately, happen to you. This tour is not recommended for children under 5.
There will be no tours running on each day 30th, May 30th, June 30th, July 30th, and August 30th will be days off. No guarantee to see or swim with the whale sharks at all nor refund of any kind by any company in case we do not see any of them which usually happens only once or twice at the most per season. No alcoholic beverages allowed on board. Snorkeling with whale sharks in Mexico is a unique and unforgettable experience! If you have further questions about our tours, please take a look at our FAQ, it has all the answers!