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Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks

1. Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks

Snorkel with whale sharks on this day trip from Cancun (from May to September). Take a boat out whale shark reserve in the waters surrounding Isla Contoy follow your naturalist or marine biologist guide for once-in-a-lifetime experience. Savor a delicious lunch and drinks on the boat. Be picked up early in the morning from your hotel in Cancun and hop aboard a comfortable van for the drive to Puerto Juarez (Marina Hacienda del Mar). Listen to an informative briefing to help you understand whale sharks and the area's ecosystems. Depart from Marina Hacienda del Mar on a boat and head towards the whale shark reserve in the waters surrounding Isla Contoy. Use high-quality snorkel gear to see whale sharks. Feel confident snorkeling with the help of your guide. Sit down to a filling lunch on the boat with stunning views of the coast of Isla Mujeres. Afterwards, cool off with a swim in the clear turquoise waters. Travel back to Marina Hacienda del Mar and transfer by van back to your accommodation.

Cancun & Riviera Maya: Swim with Whale Sharks Tour w/ Lunch

2. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Swim with Whale Sharks Tour w/ Lunch

Enjoy a light breakfast before you prepare yourself for the boat safari. On your way to the whale shark protected area, look out for dolphins, sea turtles and enormous manta rays. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world, and you can easily spot them this time of year because they are hungry. Their primary meal, plankton, can be found near the surface. After an hour or two you will be rewarded with the first views of the whale sharks. Observe them from the boat and jump off the boat to swim up close, if you dare. With your fins and mask, you can snorkel alongside a whale shark. Do you feel the adrenaline?  After the whale shark activity, get your gear and snorkel at the coral reef to see some tropical fish and corals. Enjoy a delicious Caribbean style lunch while lounging in the water at one of the most beautiful beaches of the world.

Isla Blanca: 4-Hour Private Expedition Bike & Boat Tour

3. Isla Blanca: 4-Hour Private Expedition Bike & Boat Tour

After an early-morning pickup at your hotel in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, or Puerto Juarez, head to the starting point of your bike trip. Hop aboard and begin your leisurely 25-minute biking tour alongside the lagoon, taking in the beautiful natural views. After getting off your bike, unwind on the white sand beaches of Isla Blanca before moving to the pier to begin the boat tour. The 1-hour boat tour takes you around the wonderful lagoon, allowing you to take in sprawling views of crystal clear, bright blue water. Return to the pier and transfer to a local restaurant for a tasty lunch. A wonderful start to your day in Mexico, relax on the ride back to your hotel.

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4.6 / 5

based on 59 reviews

Magnifique quelle chance d’avoir pu voir ces merveilles c’était magique , le trajet bateau est très long mais ça valait le coup. Je suis juste restée un peu sur ma faim car nous avons eu le droit de sauter que deux fois j’aurais aimé un saut supplémentaire car ça va tellement vite … Je recommande vivement cette activité, très bien organisé le bateau se rapproche, un plongeur saute en premier puis nous sautons par binôme à tour de rôle… afin d nez pas se retrouver tel dans l’eau et effrayer les requins baleines, le plongeur veille à ce que nous les voyons sous l’eau en nous dirigeant et veille à ce que personne ne touche les baleines et ne s’approche trop …. Bref au top du top

At the very end of the whale shark season we were lucky enough to see whale sharks. The pick-up at the hotel was uncomplicated, after about 1.5 hours we were at the marina in Cancun. From there we took the boat to the whale shark area. There were a few other other boats with us, but that didn't bother us too much. In two jumps we saw a whale shark - an impressive animal. After that we went to the reef for snorkeling and had cheviche, guacamole and nachos on the boat. Kudos to guide Veronica and the whole team on board (including caption Frank) for the great trip.

Tour starts very early, while others are just on their way to see the whale sharks, you are already driving back. Seasickness is not to be underestimated, but you will be well taken care of. Pick up on time, guide was great. Can only be recommended, even if you are only in the water with the whale sharks for a short time. Stopover at Isla Mujeres is relaxing, with some free time to swim in the turquoise waters. We skipped lunch because of nausea, so I can't rate it.

Great activity, very impressive to see. We had the chance to see a lot of whale sharks, it was incredible. They film with a GoPro, and you can buy the video at the end of the half day for a rather expensive price but which is sincerely worth it because unforgettable. Short break at the Playa Norte of Isla Mujeres on the way back, magnificent!

super fun experience. Juan Carlos, our guide was exceptional. his team was great. found the whales super quickly. water was very clear, so we could see perfectly the whales super close fron us.