The Best Whale Shark Tour in Cancun

Cancun Whale Shark Tour Highlights

  • Swim with whale sharks in Cancun in small groups of 10
  • Eco-friendly Cancun tour in nature
  • Snorkel gear, lunch and refreshments included

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Adults Age 12+


Children Age 4-11


Infants Age 0-3


Whale Shark Tour Cancun: The Biggest Adventure of Your Life

Swim with whale sharks in Cancun in this extraordinary adventure at sea. This is a seasonal tour in Cancun and worth a trip just for the experience of swimming with the biggest fish in the ocean. From June to September the whale sharks swim in Cancun for the warm waters rich in their favorite snacks, which thankfully, are microscopic plankton and not human size.

The locals call them “Dominos” for their beautiful spotted skin and our trusted captains know where to find them. Whale sharks can grow up to 12 meters in length, that's bigger than a lot of boats! The experience is limited to very few people per day in order to preserve and protect the areas around Isla Contoy, Isla Holbox and Isla Mujeres where the whale sharks swim.

Meet your friendly expert guide at the dock and set sail in a small boat with maximum 10 passengers, this is a totally VIP unique experience. Your captain and crew are passionate about bringing you the best whale shark experience in Cancun while conserving the ocean and allowing these majestic creatures to swim in peace. No touching of the whale sharks is the number one rule!

Once you reach the gathering place, you’ll put on your snorkel mask and fins and leap into the water in pairs when the guide says GO. You’ll snorkel with whale sharks and be absolutely AWED and wowed by their beauty and size. A truly once in a lifetime adventure.

After your out of this world whale shark experience, you’ll head to the turquoise waters around Isla Mujeres and enjoy a light lunch and refreshments. This is one of our personal FAVE local experiences in Cancun, something you can’t do anywhere else, a MUST do Cancun tour to swim with whale sharks!

Spaces are extremely limited, reserve your Cancun whale shark tour with Happy Tours Cancun NOW!


Duration: 6.5 hours

Departure Time: 7:00 am in the Hotel early check in

Departure Point: Real Inn Cancun


  • Boat transportation for 10 people
  • Lunch at the boat Water, Snacks food, Cookies and Sandwiches
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Certified and Professional Bilingual guides (naturalists or biologists)
  • Dock fees

Not Included

  • Wetsuit rental $15 USD
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Land transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips


  • Bring swimsuit and towel
  • Sandals
  • Change of clothes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Cash for tips and photos


  • This tour transportation is operated by an affiliate partner of Happy Tours, not Happy Tours itself.

Recient Reviews of Cancun Activities

4.4 /5
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Independent Feedback based on 8 verified reviews.

Had to cancel
Jason - 6 months ago Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

Wouldn’t refund me because we had to cancel because of a sick person.

Trusted Customer - 7 months ago Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

Great experience. Professional! Would definitely recommend.

Beware of the ATVs not kept in good repair
Trusted Customer - 8 months ago Extreme Adventure Tour

Asked the tour guide about putting on pants brought with for ATV rode and was told not necessary. Should wear socks and pants even though tour guide says shorts and water shoes are fine. When told tour guide the ATV was burning leg was not taken seriously. Ended up with what are considered stage 1 level 2 burns (blistered and will leave scarring) the heat shield was not working properly. Had to seek medical attention for burns. Foot rests were also broken on ATV. With the exception of the issues wih ATV and injury had fun ziplining and swimming in cenote. Happy Tours called due to another reason and when told the Happy Tours caller about the burn and havig to seek medical attention got ignored.

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JOSEPH MCKEONE - 8 months ago Xcaret Plus Tour

I use Happy tours for all of my transportation needs .Now that they book excursions, even better. Had no issues booking tours on their website. Very simple and straightforward.

JOSEPH MCKEONE - 8 months ago Chichen Itza Shared Tour

Happy tours was great for booking. No issues. Any questions all you have to do is call and they will help you no problems. Definitely use their service again.

JOSEPH MCKEONE - 8 months ago Catamaran Platinum to Isla Mujeres

First, have correct snorkel vests. Life jacket is not good for snorkeling. Everything was just to rushed. Crew was great. And also platinum is not worth the xtra money. Other tours did exactly what we did. Just a few less people.

Would use the service again
Cesar - 8 months ago Chichen Itza Shared Tour

Overall great experience; they showed up right on time to pick us from and to the airport.

Perfect and way above expectations
IBRAHIM AL QASSAB - 11 months ago Chichen Itza Shared Tour

Everything went perfect as planned. Minod delay at pickup time but overall very enjoyable and much much better thane expected after reading TripAdvisor bad reviews of many other different Tour companies. I would highly recommend HappyTours to anybody who wants to do a tour in Cancún area.

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$195.00 USD

*No hidden fees or taxes.
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