Whale Shark Adventure Tour

Caribbean Connection – Cancun Whale Shark Tours

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 Adventure Tour

Swim & Snorkel with Whale Sharks and Caribbean Connection

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

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Whale Shark Adventure Tour

Whale Shark Adventure Tour

All 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 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.

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