Whale Shark Private Tour

During the whale shark season every year from May 15th to September 17th, we, Mexico Whale Shark, run a very special Private VIP Cancun Whale Shark Tour from our private marina in Puerto Juarez near Cancun, so you will be able to do the private vip whale shark tour whether you stay in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Tulum or any place in Riviera Maya.

The whale sharks come around here where the Caribbean Sea meets the Gulf of Mexico in the waters surrounding Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Isla Holbox to feed on plankton and creel.

You will have the wonderful opportunity to swim and snorkel with these gentle giants in the clear blue water.

All our boats can fit up to 18 people but only carry a maximum of 10 people for this very special tour with one professional certified guide and one captain, our crew are extremely knowledgeable about the whale sharks and their natural habitat, and have years of experience.

The private tour has the option to leave earlier or later than the regular tours from your hotel, you will decide the time but we would recommend to leave earlier in order to reach the spot where the whale sharks are before most of all the other boats. Once we find the whale sharks, the guide gives instructions on how to enter the water, on this private tour you will get the opportunity to swim with the whale sharks as many times as you wish, as long as you follow the rules from our guide and captain. Our captain and guide will be very flexible to your requests.

We may say that if you hire a private service you will practically own the boat for the duration of the tour until it is time to go back to the marina. Once you are 100% satisfied with swimming the whale sharks we will go to the reef area, during this adventure we should be lucky enough to see as most of the time sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins and a wide variety of fish and birds.

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You will swim with the whale sharks until you want to, the boat does not have other people in it, just the people of your party with our guide and captain. The round trip transportation from your hotel will also be private and you can choose to spend less or more time with the whale sharks or less or more time at the reef. If you have any special request for food or drinks onboard please feel free to ask and we will do our best to fulfill your needs. The high quality service for the Private Vip Cancun Whale Shark Tour includes light breakfast, coffee, juices, sandwiches, sweet rolls, fruits at the marina before boarding the boat, sandwiches, fruits, guacamole, lobster ceviche, cold beers and one bottle of cold French Champagne onboard. Alcoholic drinks are served after the swim with the whale sharks and while at the reef.

The Private VIP Cancun Whale Shark Tour includes:

  • Pick up at your hotel in Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum and Riviera Maya, for people staying in Cozumel the pick-up is in Playa del carmen main dock getting off the ferry at 6.40 am.
  • Snorkel equipment and lifejackets (the use of this gear is mandatory unless you have your own).
  • Bird watching.
  • Light breakfast at the marina.
  • Box lunch
  • Sodas
  • Water
  • Cold Beers
  • 1 bottle of cold French Champagne. Alcoholic drinks are served after the swim and while at the reef.
  • Lobster ceviche
  • Snorkel at the reef in isla Mujeres or Isla Contoy depending on which one is nearer the place we find the Whale Sharks on that day.
  • 1 free whale shark t-shirt per person at the end of the tour.
  • Round Trip Private Transport for your party from Your Hotel/Condo.
  • Our best boat and crew.
  • Extended swim time and reef time.

VIP boats go out before public boats if you want to or later if you prefer but earlier is always recommended as the whale sharks tend to go under the surface as the sun goes higher in the sky.

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for the Private VIP Cancun Whaleshark Tour

1-5 Persons from Cancun Hotel Zone

USD $1,600

*Recommended pick-up time 6:45 a.m.

1-5 Persons from Playa Del Carmen-Riviera Maya

USD $1,700

*Recommended pick-up time 5:45 a.m.

1-5 Persons from Akumal-Tulum

USD $1,800

*Recommended pick-up time 5:00 a.m.

6-10 Persons from Cancun Hotel Zone

USD $1,800


6-10 Persons from Playa Del Carmen-Riviera Maya

USD $1,900


6-10 Persons from Akumal-Tulum

USD $1,950


Marine Park bracelet and tax included.


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