Cancun Whale Shark Tours

Cancun Whale Shark Tours a must in Cancun and Riviera Maya during the season.  This harmless beast of the ocean comes down to the Riviera Maya, giving us the opportunity to experience their natural state.  Also, enjoy the tour with a professional tour guide to protect their natural habitat, advising of what you should and should not do during your tour.  But also keeping all of the guests safe and together during the tour in case someone gets tired or any incident. 

Nonprivate  Whale Shark Tour

There are nonprivate tours going daily when is season except on the 30th of each month with Cancun boats leaving with 6-11 passengers each.   

Inclusions:

  • Light breakfast 
  • Snorkeling gear
  • life jacket
  • food and beverages 
  • 6-9 hour tour
  • nonprivate transportation from the lobby of hotels

Exclusions:

  • 5 USD marine taxes per person
  • Gratuity
  • Towels
  • Sun Screen 

 

Private Boat Rental Cancun Whale Shark Tour

Enjoy this magical experience privately in your own boat that fits up to 10 people max.  For larger groups contact us to get you different yacht options from Cancun.

Inclusions

  • Light breakfast
  • Snorkeling gear
  • life jacket
  • food and beverages
  • Private transportation

Exclusions:

  • 5 USD marine taxes per person
  • Gratuity
  • Towels
  • Sun Screen

 

Some Fun Facts About The Whale Sharks in Holbox

  • How big can a whale shark get to be?  The largest Whale Sharked measured was 40 foot long, the size of one of our luxury boats in Playa del Carmen or Cancun
  • This beautiful and harmless creature has a hard skin
  • How much do Whale Sharks weight?  According to a study done in Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium measured a 30-foot creature that weighs a bit over 7 tons.  
  •  Whale Sharks have two stories and are ovoviviparous, meaning they have eggs inside which hatch inside the female
  • They grow really fast and when they reach 30 feet and bigger, they usually have few predators. 
  • This type of fish has a lot of teeth about 300 rows of teeth and about 3000 individual teeth.
  • Whale Sharks swallow their food, so they don’t use their teeth but small fish, fish eggs and krill that they eat get swallow and then digested. 
  • They are migratory fish, been a tropical and subtropical fish, they can travel about 8000 km, migrating.  
  • The main reason why whale sharks migrate to Cancun, Holbox and the area is for food and reproduction.

Now that you know these little fun facts, you are ready to go out there and snorkel with this wonderful creature.  During their season in Holbox and Cancun where they come for food and reproduction, then they move into deeper waters, at least the females to give birth.   Giving us the chance to swim with this species here in the small paradise of the Riviera Maya. 

 

Transportation for your Cancun Whale Shark Tour

With transportation from any Riviera Maya hotel lobby to access the marine easier and bring you in on time.  Also with life jackets for everyone on board since we understand that swimming with the whale sharks is exhausting and not everyone is in shape for it.     We can arrange your tour where ever you are in the Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Playa del Carmen Tulum, and even Cozumel.  Therefore do not hesitate to inquire about your private or nonprivate tour.  With different tours available in the Cancun; Isla Mujeres, Dancer Cruise Party Boat, and Whale Shark Tour to fully enjoy your vacation on the Mexican Caribbean Sea.