VIP Whale Shark Tour

Cancun Whale Shark Tours - Caribbean Connection
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 Snorkel VIP Tour

Swim & Snorkel with Whale Sharks

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

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

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

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

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
VIP Private Whale Shark Tour

Not allowed for children under 2

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
  • 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

Marine Park Bracelet

Price does NOT include $12 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.

  • $12 USD Deck and Preservation Federal Tax per Person
  • Marine Park fee is paid in cash at the dock
  • Souvenirs and tips
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable shoes/sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Biodegradable Sunblock
  • Insect Spray
  • Camera
  • $12 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 $12 P/P Deck and Nat’l Park Bracelet fees (Cash Please) PAID AT DOCK

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Swim & Snorkel with Whale Sharks

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