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 25 verified reviews.

Trusted Customer - 12 days ago Cancun Taco Tour

Happy Tours was fine. The Taco Tour. which we have been on before skipped one restaurant. They said they closed. Also, limited time at the park. At the park we only had Charro's. There were many better desert options. Overall, it was fun and a good tour.

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Best Excursion Ever!!!
LAKESHA NATHANIEL - 13 days ago Xplor Fuego Tour

This was the best part of my trip honestly!!! Everything was as described! The food was amazing! The guides from our bus route were awesome and very informative! I will definitely be booking with you all again!!!

MICHELLE JOSHUA - 13 days ago Glass Bottom Boat Cancun

They canceled the day of.

Great staff!
Trusted Customer - 13 days ago Xplor Tour

Easy to book, easy to find your driver, and easy to change your booking with many flight changes! The drivers were great too .. gave their favourite Cenotes and let us stop to get some stuff at the convenience store.

Trusted Customer - 13 days ago Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

We purchased the round trip airport to hotel transfer and the catamaran experience to Isla Mujeres. The pick up in front of our hotel for the excursion was fine. When we got to the catamaran, there was constant upselling by trying to sell us on a “nicer boat” and then selling a cash only add on for golf carts for a 45 minute ride. The boat crew was great but we stopped and towed another broken down boat while on our excursion that added over an hour to our time and we missed our scheduled dinner. Overall, we enjoyed the excursion but I have to only give a 2 due to our airport transfer we purchased from Happy Cancun. We purchased a round trip private transfer from the airport to our hotel and back. Initially, at the airport went ok, but it took almost an hour to get our shuttle. The driver was nice and took us straight to the hotel but dropped us off at the wrong hotel within our complex at Iberostar, even after we told him the correct one so we had to rent a shuttle to get to the right one with all of our bags. The worst experience though was we received email confirmation on our return trip to the airport but the morning of our return, they never showed. After they were 15-20 minutes late and we’re waiting out front to hurry to the airport, we called and they told us that they made a mistake and they didn’t have a driver to come and get us. We had to scramble and found a taxi but spent over $100 to get to the airport just in time so we didn’t miss our flight. They refused to refund the entire amount we paid but only the half that they didn’t provide any service for anyways. We had a very poor experience and they seem like a small company that is just really disorganized so do not trust them to get you where you need on time. I would strongly suggest using a more reputable company and we will not be using Happy Cancun for any future trips to Cancun.

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JAMES KOSINSKI - 13 days ago Catamaran Platinum to Isla Mujeres

We had a great time on the boat snorkeling, and the staff was amazing. We do think the north island and golf cart tour was a waste of time. The private beach was fantastic.

Buen servicio
JOSÉ EDUARDO - 13 days ago Tulum - Cenote Shared Tour

El servicio y los conductores son muy amables, todo muy bien.

Trusted Customer - 24 days ago Xcaret Plus Tour

Booked a Xcaret Plus Tour over the phone and the whole process was really smooth, and slightly cheaper than booking at the hotel. Definitely would use again.


$195.00 USD

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