Whale Shark Snorkel Tours

Caribbean Connection – Cancun Whale Shark Tours

Caribbean Connection is, by far, the most experienced tour operator in the Mexican Caribbean for the Contoy Island and Whale Shark tours and the best choice for your Isla Mujeres tour with the most complete all inclusive program, we also have the best boats and the most experienced Captains and crew as well as the best certified guides in the business not to mention you will be wearing National Geographic Snorkeler’s gear, for this and more we are the best choice for this once in a lifetime experience!

Whale Shark Adventure Tour – Public

Whale Shark Snorkel and Swim Caribbean Connection

Come and join us for best whale shark swimming experience in the Mexican Caribbean with the best boats and crew and with thousands of satisfied travelers in 2018. Caribbean Connection has operated this tour since 2004 and have been pioneers in the area which makes us the most experienced tour operator in Cancun. The world famous “Cancun Whale Shark Adventure Tour” is THE best way to experience the majestic Whale Sharks! Tens of thousands of happy customers to date.

Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour Description

This is a unique tour in the world, near Isla Contoy we will find the largest concentration of Whale Sharks in the world, making this area the Whale Shark capital of the world.

Pickup times at your hotel or condo varies depending on where you are staying at, South of Playa del Carmen and Tulum from 5:00 am to 6:00 am, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya from 6:00 am to 6:30 am and Cancun downtown and hotel zone from 6:30 am to 7:10 am.

After having a light breakfast and listening to a security and information briefing we board the boats and head to the whale shark area to find them, when we do we start the swimming, we remain in the area for almost 2 hours where you will be able to swim with this gentle giants and maybe even giant Manta Rays, Dolphins and turtles!

After this it is not over yet! We will take you to beautiful Isla Mujeres and it’s most crystal clear water beach, Playa Norte, where you will only not have a chance to do some more snorkeling or relaxing on the beach but you will also taste our Captain’s delicious “Ceviche” which is a fresh fish salad marinated with lime juice and spices, after an hour in paradise we return to our deck around 1:00 pm to take you back to your hotel or condo.

Pricing and Reservations

Whale Shark Adventure Tour

Shared boats up to 10 per boat

$165 USD per Person

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

Hotel Transfers

Pickup Region Price
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro +$15 USD per Person
Airport South to Playa del Carmen +$30 USD per Person
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum +$40 USD per Person
Roundtrip Transportation Pricing

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

Hotel Transfers

Pickup Region Price
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro +$15 USD per Person
Airport South to Playa del Carmen +$30 USD per Person
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum +$40 USD per Person

Not allowed for children under 2

Transfer Information

Once you make your reservation online: identify your hotel for pickup, and you’ll be entered into the professional transfer system. You’ll be notified the night before the tour of your pickup time. Pickup times will vary depending on where you are staying.

Hotel Transfers

Pickup Region Approximate Pickup Time
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro 6:30 AM – 7:10 AM
Airport South to Playa del Carmen 6:00 AM – 6:30 AM
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Hotel Transfers Pricing
Pickup Region Price
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro +$15 USD per Person
Airport South to Playa del Carmen +$30 USD per Person
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum +$40 USD per Person
Schedule and Duration

Approximate Activity Duration

• 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Once you make your reservation online: identify your hotel for pickup, and you’ll be entered into the professional transfer system. You’ll be notified the night before the tour of your pickup time. Pickup times will vary depending on where you are staying.

Approximate Pickup Times

Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro
• 6:30 AM – 7:10 AM

Airport South to Playa del Carmen
• 6:00 AM – 6:30 AM

South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum
• 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM

Approximate Return Time
• ~1:00 PM

What's Included

• If transfer selected: shared roundtrip ground transportation from your hotel or condo in comfortable A/C vans
• Continental breakfast at our marina
• Safety and regulations briefing
• Snorkeling gear by National Geographic Snorkeler*
• 2 to 3 dives per person with the whale sharks with certified guide
• Visit to Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres after the dives
• Water and soft drinks
• Time to Relax on the Beach
• Fresh ceviche and sandwiches
• Whale Shark swimming diploma

What's NOT Included

Marine Park Bracelet
Price does NOT include $10 Mandatory Mexican government bracelet fee per person to enter whale shark protected areas. (Collected at dock) All participants must have the special marine park bracelet on while on the tour. Thank you for your help & cooperation. These funds will be used here in Mexico for whale shark research & conservation.

• $10 USD Deck and Preservation Federal Tax per Person
Marine Park fee is paid in cash at the dock
• Souvenirs and tips

What to Bring

• Towel
• Swimsuit
• Comfortable shoes/sandals
• Sunglasses
• Cap
• Biodegradable Sunblock
• Insect Spray
• Camera
• $10 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: Hat, Tennis or Deck Shoes, Long Sleeve Shirt, Other shorts to change into, wetsuit or shorties (available to rent), snorkeling gear (we provide if you do not have)

Not Included $10 P/P Deck and Nat’l Park Bracelet fees (Cash Please) PAID AT DOCK

Whale Shark Tour Video

Whale Shark Adventure Tour Photo Gallery

Public Whale Shark Adventure TourVIP Private Whale Shark Adventure Tour

Public Whale Shark Adventure Tours

Whale Shark Swim and 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.

Private VIP Whale Shark Adventure Tour

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.


VIP Private Whale Shark Adventure Tour

Caribbean Connection – Cancun Whale Shark Tours

This is the ultimate Whale Shark experience! Be the Captain of your own boat, leave early in the morning before all the other regular tours and be the first to arrive in the whale shark area, you will be able to stay in the area and swim with this beautiful creatures all the time you want, and after this choose if you wish to go and relax in a beautiful beach or go snorkeling at a nearby reef, from 1 to 10 people this is the perfect choice for couples or big families!

Whale Shark Adventure VIP Tour

Swim & Snorkel with Whale Sharks and Caribbean Connection

Whale Shark Snorkeling VIP Tour Description

This is a unique tour in the world, near Isla Contoy we will find the largest concentration of Whale Sharks in the world, making this area the Whale Shark capital of the world.

Pickup times at your hotel or condo varies depending on where you are staying at, South of Playa del Carmen and Tulum from 5:00 am to 6:00 am, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya from 6:00 am to 6:30 am and Cancun downtown and hotel zone from 6:30 am to 7:10 am.

After having a light breakfast and listening to a security and information briefing we board the boats and head to the whale shark area to find them, when we do we start the swimming, we remain in the area for almost 2 hours where you will be able to swim with this gentle giants and maybe even giant Manta Rays, Dolphins and turtles!

After this it is not over yet! We will take you to beautiful Isla Mujeres and it’s most crystal clear water beach, Playa Norte, where you will only not have a chance to do some more snorkeling or relaxing on the beach but you will also taste our Captain’s delicious “Ceviche” which is a fresh fish salad marinated with lime juice and spices, after an hour in paradise we return to our deck around 1:00 pm to take you back to your hotel or condo.

Pricing and Reservations

VIP Private Whale Shark Adventure Tour

$1,200 USD for 1-2 People

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

Private Hotel Transfers

Pickup Region Price
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro +$100 USD per Group
Airport South to Playa del Carmen +$200 USD per Group
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum +$350 USD per Group
$1,350 USD for 3-6 People

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

Private Hotel Transfers

Pickup Region Price
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro +$100 USD per Group
Airport South to Playa del Carmen +$200 USD per Group
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum +$350 USD per Group
$1,500 USD for 7-10 People

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

Private Hotel Transfers

Pickup Region Price
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro +$150 USD per Group
Airport South to Playa del Carmen +$200 USD per Group
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum +$450 USD per Group

Not allowed for children under 2

Transfer Information

Once you make your reservation online: identify your hotel for pickup, and you’ll be entered into the professional transfer system. You’ll be notified the night before the tour of your pickup time. Pickup times will vary depending on where you are staying.

Hotel Transfers

Pickup Region Approximate Pickup Time
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro 6:00 AM – 6:15 AM
Airport South to Playa del Carmen 5:00 AM – 5:30 AM
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum 5:00 AM – 5:15 AM
Schedule and Duration

Approximate Activity Duration

• Approximately 6 to 7 Hours

Once you make your reservation online: identify your hotel for pickup, and you’ll be entered into the professional transfer system. You’ll be notified the night before the tour of your pickup time. Pickup times will vary depending on where you are staying.

Approximate Pickup Times

Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro
• 6:30 AM – 7:10 AM

Airport South to Playa del Carmen
• 6:00 AM – 6:30 AM

South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum
• 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM

Approximate Return Time
• ~1:00 PM

What's Included

• If transfer selected: shared roundtrip ground transportation from your hotel or condo in comfortable A/C vans
• Continental breakfast at our marina
• Safety and regulations briefing
• Snorkeling gear by National Geographic Snorkeler*
• 2 to 3 dives per person with the whale sharks with certified guide
• Visit to Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres after the dives
• Water and soft drinks
• Time to Relax on the Beach
• Fresh ceviche and sandwiches
• Whale Shark swimming diploma

What's NOT Included

Marine Park Bracelet
Price does NOT include $10 Mandatory Mexican government bracelet fee per person to enter whale shark protected areas. (Collected at dock) All participants must have the special marine park bracelet on while on the tour. Thank you for your help & cooperation. These funds will be used here in Mexico for whale shark research & conservation.

• $10 USD Deck and Preservation Federal Tax per Person
Marine Park fee is paid in cash at the dock
• Souvenirs and tips

What to Bring

• Towel
• Swimsuit
• Comfortable shoes/sandals
• Sunglasses
• Cap
• Biodegradable Sunblock
• Insect Spray
• Camera
• $10 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: Hat, Tennis or Deck Shoes, Long Sleeve Shirt, Other shorts to change into, wetsuit or shorties (available to rent), snorkeling gear (we provide if you do not have)

Not Included $10 P/P Deck and Nat’l Park Bracelet fees (Cash Please) PAID AT DOCK

Whale Shark Tour Video

Whale Shark Adventure Tour Photo Gallery

VIP Whale Shark Adventure TourCancunPlaya del CarmenTulum

VIP Private Whale Shark Adventure Tour

Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum

Whale Shark Snorkeling VIP Tour Description

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.

Specific pickup and departure time will be coordinated the day before your trip. This ensures “much higher” quality swim time before other tour operators public boats show-up & it turns into Disneyland @ sea!!!!!! You get the chance to spend more time with the whale sharks and swim with them as many time as you want (as long as you follow the rules of guide and captain.) VIP BOATS go out before Public boats

Pricing and Reservations

VIP Private Whale Shark Adventure Tour

$1,200 USD for 1-2 People

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

Private Hotel Transfers

Pickup Region Price
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro +$100 USD per Group
Airport South to Playa del Carmen +$200 USD per Group
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum +$350 USD per Group
$1,350 USD for 3-6 People

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

Private Hotel Transfers

Pickup Region Price
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro +$100 USD per Group
Airport South to Playa del Carmen +$200 USD per Group
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum +$350 USD per Group
$1,500 USD for 7-10 People

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

Private Hotel Transfers

Pickup Region Price
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro +$150 USD per Group
Airport South to Playa del Carmen +$200 USD per Group
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum +$450 USD per Group

Not allowed for children under 2

Transfer Information

Once you make your reservation online: identify your hotel for pickup, and you’ll be entered into the professional transfer system. You’ll be notified the night before the tour of your pickup time. Pickup times will vary depending on where you are staying.

Hotel Transfers

Pickup Region Approximate Pickup Time
Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro 6:00 AM – 6:15 AM
Airport South to Playa del Carmen 5:00 AM – 5:30 AM
South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum 5:00 AM – 5:15 AM
Schedule and Duration

Approximate Activity Duration

• Approximately 6 to 7 Hours

Once you make your reservation online: identify your hotel for pickup, and you’ll be entered into the professional transfer system. You’ll be notified the night before the tour of your pickup time. Pickup times will vary depending on where you are staying.

Approximate Pickup Times

Cancún Hotel Zone/Centro
• 6:00 AM – 6:15 AM

Airport South to Playa del Carmen
• 5:00 AM – 5:30 AM

South of Playa del Carmen to Tulum
• 5:00 AM – 5:15 AM

Approximate Return Time
• ~1:00 PM

What's Included

• If transfer selected: shared roundtrip ground transportation from your hotel or condo in comfortable A/C vans
• Continental breakfast at our marina
• Safety and regulations briefing
• Snorkeling gear by National Geographic Snorkeler*
• 2 to 3 dives per person with the whale sharks with certified guide
• Visit to Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres after the dives
• Water and soft drinks
• Time to Relax on the Beach
• Fresh ceviche and sandwiches
• Whale Shark swimming diploma

What's NOT Included

Marine Park Bracelet
Price does NOT include $10 Mandatory Mexican government bracelet fee per person to enter whale shark protected areas. (Collected at dock) All participants must have the special marine park bracelet on while on the tour. Thank you for your help & cooperation. These funds will be used here in Mexico for whale shark research & conservation.

• $10 USD Deck and Preservation Federal Tax per Person
Marine Park fee is paid in cash at the dock
• Souvenirs and tips

What to Bring

• Towel
• Swimsuit
• Comfortable shoes/sandals
• Sunglasses
• Cap
• Biodegradable Sunblock
• Insect Spray
• Camera
• $10 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: Hat, Tennis or Deck Shoes, Long Sleeve Shirt, Other shorts to change into, wetsuit or shorties (available to rent), snorkeling gear (we provide if you do not have)

Not Included $10 P/P Deck and Nat’l Park Bracelet fees (Cash Please)
PAID AT DOCK

Pricing Including Round Trip Transfers
From Cancún or Downtown Hotel Zone

Passengers Price
1-2 People $1,300 USD per Group
3-6 People $1,450 USD per Group
6-10 People $1,650 USD per Group
VIP Whale Shark Tours with Transportation

VIP Private Whale Shark Adventure Tour

What's Included

Private roundtrip ground transportation with pick up time as you wish, special VIP check-in, continental breakfast, snorkeling gear by National Geographic Snorkeler, swim as long as you want with the whale sharks, beer on the way back and fresh shrimp ceviche and of course our premier boats like the Hurricane or the Caribbean Adventure along with our best Captains and certified guides!

VIP Whale Shark Tours Include:

• Round Trip Private Transport From Your Hotel/Condo in the hotel zone
• Our Best Crews of the day
• Our VIP private tours using our newest & fastest boats with twin high HP Yamaha motors twin 500-600HP Yamaha motors
• Extended SWIM TIME with the Whale Sharks & Manta Rays
• Free bottle of champagne
• Fresh filet of fish ceviche professional grade
• National Geographic Certified Snorkel Gear Provided or Bring your own
• New For the Ladies……..Bathrooms onboard!

Price does NOT include $10 Mandatory Mexican government bracelet fee per person to enter whale shark protected areas. (Collected at dock) All participants must have the special marine park bracelet on while on the tour. Thank you for your help & cooperation. These funds will be used here in Mexico for whale shark research & conservation

Schedule and Duration

Tours and Transfer Times

VIP Tour Departure
• 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM

Return Time:
• Early to Mid Afternoon

Transportation Pickup Time
• Approximately 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM

Depending on pickup location, specific pickup and departure time will be coordinated the day before your trip

Pricing Including Round Trip Transfers
From Riviera Maya to Playa del Carmen

Passengers Price
1-2 People $1,400 USD per Group
3-6 People $1,550 USD per Group
6-10 People $1,700 USD per Group
VIP Whale Shark Tours with Transportation

VIP Private Whale Shark Adventure Tour

What's Included

Private roundtrip ground transportation with pick up time as you wish, special VIP check-in, continental breakfast, snorkeling gear by National Geographic Snorkeler, swim as long as you want with the whale sharks, beer on the way back and fresh shrimp ceviche and of course our premier boats like the Hurricane or the Caribbean Adventure along with our best Captains and certified guides!

VIP Whale Shark Tours Include:

• Round Trip Private Transport From Your Hotel/Condo in the hotel zone
• Our Best Crews of the day
• Our VIP private tours using our newest & fastest boats with twin high HP Yamaha motors twin 500-600HP Yamaha motors
• Extended SWIM TIME with the Whale Sharks & Manta Rays
• Free bottle of champagne
• Fresh filet of fish ceviche professional grade
• National Geographic Certified Snorkel Gear Provided or Bring your own
• New For the Ladies……..Bathrooms onboard!

Price does NOT include $10 Mandatory Mexican government bracelet fee per person to enter whale shark protected areas. (Collected at dock) All participants must have the special marine park bracelet on while on the tour. Thank you for your help & cooperation. These funds will be used here in Mexico for whale shark research & conservation

Schedule and Duration

Tours and Transfer Times

VIP Tour Departure
• 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM

Return Time:
• Early to Mid Afternoon

Transportation Pickup Time
• Approximately 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM

Depending on pickup location, specific pickup and departure time will be coordinated the day before your trip

Pricing Including Round Trip Transfers
From Akumal, Pt Aventuras, Tulum

Passengers Price
1-2 People $1,550 USD per Group
3-6 People $1,700 USD per Group
6-10 People $1,950 USD per Group
VIP Whale Shark Tours with Transportation

VIP Private Whale Shark Adventure Tour

What's Included

Private roundtrip ground transportation with pick up time as you wish, special VIP check-in, continental breakfast, snorkeling gear by National Geographic Snorkeler, swim as long as you want with the whale sharks, beer on the way back and fresh shrimp ceviche and of course our premier boats like the Hurricane or the Caribbean Adventure along with our best Captains and certified guides!

VIP Whale Shark Tours Include:

• Round Trip Private Transport From Your Hotel/Condo in the hotel zone
• Our Best Crews of the day
• Our VIP private tours using our newest & fastest boats with twin high HP Yamaha motors twin 500-600HP Yamaha motors
• Extended SWIM TIME with the Whale Sharks & Manta Rays
• Free bottle of champagne
• Fresh filet of fish ceviche professional grade
• National Geographic Certified Snorkel Gear Provided or Bring your own
• New For the Ladies……..Bathrooms onboard!

Price does NOT include $10 Mandatory Mexican government bracelet fee per person to enter whale shark protected areas. (Collected at dock) All participants must have the special marine park bracelet on while on the tour. Thank you for your help & cooperation. These funds will be used here in Mexico for whale shark research & conservation

Schedule and Duration

Tours and Transfer Times

VIP Tour Departure
• 6:30 AM – 7:00 AM

Return Time:
• Early to Mid Afternoon

Transportation Pickup Time
• Approximately 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM

Depending on pickup location, specific pickup and departure time will be coordinated the day before your trip

Whale Shark Adventure Tour Video

Whale Shark Adventure Tour Photo Gallery