Whale Shark Adventure

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Get to see and snorkel with the biggest fish in the world, the enormous but harmless Whale Shark! Spend the day in the sea surrounding Contoy Island to see different aquatic species of dolphins, mantas, sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.


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Get to see and snorkel with the enormous but harmless Whale Sharks! Embark into the surrounding sea of Contoy Island, one of the beautiful coasts in the Yucatan Peninsula, and snorkel in the reef to admire the different aquatic species in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea and encounter dolphins, mantas, sea turtles, birds and many other animals in the Yucatan coast.

We will travel towards Puerto Juarez, Cancun where we take a boat trip to go look for the whale sharks. Bird watch and snorkel with the whale sharks in a pristine coral reef and see species like dolphins, mantas, marine turtles unique to the Caribbean of Mexico.


07:00 - Pick-up at your hotel in Cancun (06:00 in Playa del Carmen and 05:00 in Tulum)

07:30 - Informative briefing at Puerto Juarez (Marina la Amada). Our certified guides will provide you with interesting information about the Whale Sharks and the area's ecosystems. During the briefing there will be coffee, juice, fruit and granola bars present.

08:00 - Departure from Puerto Juarez towards the Whale Shark reserve in the surrounding waters of Isla Contoy. Once we find them, you will have the unique opportunity to snorkel with the biggest fish in the world.

12:30 - Lunch time on the boat just off the coast of Isla Mujeres, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (Conde Nast 2013). You can go down to swim in the turquoise waters.

13:30 - Arrival at the marina's pier and transfer back to your hotel.

14:00 - Estimated arrival time at your hotel in Cancun (15:00 in Playa del Carmen, 16:00 in Tulum)


  • Professional bilingual guide

  • Transportation

  • Snorkel and other specialized equipment needed for activities

  • Non-alcoholic drinks on-board the boat

  • Continental breakfast (coffee, juice, tea, water, pastries, fruit)

  • Lunch (shrimp ceviche and chicken sandwich) or vegetarian option (green salad with vegetables)

  • Entrance fees

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (View list and schedule)


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Alcoholic beverages during the tour

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Pregnant women cannot join the tour due to safety measures.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 10 guests.

  • Tour will take approximately 7 to 11 hours depending on departure area.

  • Our professional, bilingual guides can all speak English or Spanish.

  • Tours for French, German, Dutch or even Italian languages can be arranged. Please inquire.

  • Unused or partially used tour features and components are nonrefundable.

  • We recommend bringing sun block, mosquito repellent, a hat, towel, swimsuit, long sleeve cotton shirt, long cotton pants and impermeable jacket.

  • Comfortable and weather appropriate clothing recommended.

  • There will be no refund for cancellations made 0 to 30 days prior to departure. Unused or partially used tour features and components are nonrefundable.

  • Departure times vary depending on hotel location.

  • Participants must be at least 5 years old.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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