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

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Independent Feedback based on 38 verified reviews.

J. Grant - 5 days ago Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

Description said possible sailing. Well, when we got there no sails even on the boat. So motor only. On the ride back, transportation was 20 mins late and made us cross the road to the van that was parked in a travel lane. Was pretty sketchy. Tour and crew were pretty good though.

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Trusted Customer - 5 days ago Xplor Tour

Pick up and drop offs were on time and coordinated well. The drivers were pleasant and the guides were clear with instructions. We had the most wonderful time!

GILBERT ACOSTA - 27 days ago Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

I was happy with the pick up and return

A pleasant day out but more attention to detail is required.
CHARLES CLARK - 1 month ago Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

I enjoyed the trip and the crew were very attentive. The documentation told us to wear a mask on the transport to the dock and to bring flip flops for the boat. Both these things are wrong. Masks are no longer required and we were not permitted to wear ANY shoes on the boat (Something I did not like. A bit unsanitary that!). We were to meet our boat a 4 PM after the lunch on the beach but the boat didn't turn up until 4:25 ...but no one was there to tell us it was delayed (apparently because the golf cart trip was running late). Better organization is required when plans change.

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They have your back!
PATRICIA COLLIER - 1 month ago Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

Staff was very helpful, polite and puts you at ease immediately. I was very happy the the service. They have your back and that made me feel safe.

Lacks a bit of coordination but an enjoyable excursion.
MICHAEL DYS - 1 month ago Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

Happy Tours sells a third party product and provides transportation to and from the excursion starting point. They lacked a bit of organization in the drop off/ pick up before and after the actual excursion, but remedied quickly. Don't waste your money on the extra fee for the golf cart tour. Its only 45 minutes and you don't get any appreciable time at punta sur.

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Great Experience
AMANDA - 1 month ago Xcaret Plus Tour

Getting set up with Happy Tours to visit Xcaret in Mexico was easy and affordable. Great customer service! Would highly recommend.

JUHUA ZHU - 2 months ago Xcaret Plus Tour

It was a fun excursion for us 4 adults and 3 kids. The pick up and drop off were done on time and professionally. Communication via whatsapp was answered promptly. Highly recommend.


$195.00 USD

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