Private Tour Swimming With Whale Shark From Tulum

Observe the beautiful whale sharks during their annual visit to Quintana Roo. Whale sharks are the largest fish species in the world and can grow up to 65 feet long. On this tour from Tulum you’ll ride to Cancun and then be taken out to sea where you’ll have the privilege to see and swim nearby these giants. Beverages, snacks and a meal of freshly prepared ceviche will be provided.

Duration 6 to 10 hours
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What's included :
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off or meeting pont (depending on the hotel)
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Snorkeling with whale sharks
  • Snacks
  • Boat ride
  • Snorkel and equipment
  • Beverages during the trip
  • Entry/Admission - Isla Mujeres
What's excluded :
  • Ecopark tax
  • Gratuities
  • Photos and videos (available for purchase, please request in advance before the tour)
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cancun, Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula

Harbour of departure to swim with whale shark

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres, Yucatan Peninsula

The trip ends with a light meal of delicious, fresh ceviche prepared right before your eyes. Then you will return to the port to board the transportation back to the hotels.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Isla Blanca 17, Salinas, 77400 Isla Mujeres, Q.R., Mexico

The adventure begins with an early morning pickup from your Tulum hotel (private option). Your driver will transport you to Cancun. From there, you will take a boat ride to the waters surrounding Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Holbox. This is the area where whale sharks come to feed on plankton and where the Caribbean Sea meets the Gulf of Mexico. 

Once you spot the whale sharks, you will get ready to swim in pairs, accompanied by a guide. Your guide will instruct you on the best way to swim nearby the whale sharks.


Duration: 10 hours

Departure Point :
1: Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
2: Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
3: Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Traveler pickup is offered
All hotels from Tulum
Departure Time :
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 9/16/2021 - 9/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 07:00 AM
6/1/2022 - 9/15/2022
Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear a bathing swimsuit under your clothes and if you have a wetsuit, you can bring it
  • Please wear comfortable clothes (long sleeve t-shirt, pants and shoes) and bring a towel, sandals, Hat and sunglasses and a Photo camera
  • Please bring biodegradable sunscreen
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • For the private tour is a maximum of 10 people per booking
  • The size of boat is 30 feet
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Vans will only occupied 30% cappacity at all times. Food and drink stations won´t be available to prevent infection points. If temperature is not between acceptable rank, travelers could reschedule or request refund with a doctor´s note mandatory in both cases.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


English - Guide

Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by Trip To Mexico

Activity ID: V-9483P139

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