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Snorkel & Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun, Mexico

Book a Private Tour or VIP Private Tour


During the whale shark season every year from May 17 to September 17, Mexico Whale Shark runs a very special private VIP whale shark tour from our private marina in Puerto Juarez near Cancun. You can take the Private and VIP whale shark tour from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Tulum, or any place along the Riviera Maya.

The whale sharks congregate 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. Come enjoy the wonderful opportunity to swim with these gentle giants in the clear blue water!

Enjoy any of these fantastic experiences with us, whether you choose the regular private tour or the Vip tour we guarantee you’ll have a wonderful time with our team!


It is important to be aware that in order to find and see the whale sharks we go out to open waters and sometimes it is rough. Most of the time the conditions are very good or perfect and everything goes well but as we all know the sea changes every minute and the conditions are sometimes not that good including rough sea and rain.

When it is too rough or dangerous the port is closed by the Port Master and we never go out in this case but sometimes even when it does not look very good if we are allowed to run the tour we do go out as all the other companies do.

The whale sharks are animals that live in the sea they are not dangerous at all but their behavior is unpredictable, we very often see 60 or more of them along with manta rays, dolphins or sea turtles and sometimes only one of them or none.

We do mention this in order to make sure that you understand that this is not a tour like going to an archaeological Mayan site where the weather conditions do not matter very much and to avoid bad surprises in case the weather is not very good on the day you choose. It is also important to mention that there is no sighting guarantee or money-back guarantee at all for this tour as it is impossible to control mother nature: We fail very seldom as most of the time we see 20 or 50 or even more than 150 of them but sometimes only 5 or 2 or none at all. It happens that in spite of all our efforts to find them we do not get it and we, therefore, cannot give any kind of guarantee or refund. This is the same for all companies as it has been a federal rule since 2016.

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You can swim with the whale sharks for however long you want to, and the boat does not have other people in it, just your party with our guide and captain. The round-trip transportation from your hotel is also private, and you can choose how much time you want to spend with the whale sharks or at the reef. We always try to leave earlier tan other companies in order to avoid the crowds.

If you have any special requests for food or drinks on board, please feel free to ask and we will do our best to fulfill your needs. Our high-quality service for the VIP Private Whale Shark Tour includes light breakfast, coffee, juices, sweet rolls, fruits at the marina before boarding the boat, sandwiches, fruits, guacamole, lobster ceviche, cold beers, and one bottle of cold French Champagne on board. Alcoholic drinks are served after the swim with the whale sharks and while at the reef.

 If you wish to book a more affordable public tour please visit our other website


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We had a great, personalized tour. Our crew went above and beyond to be sure everyone got plenty of time in the water with the whale sharks. Our leader Brandon even dove down to retrieve a lost camera! I can't recommend them highly enough. They were very respectful of the sharks and very eco-friendly.

– Sandy G. | Facebook
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Awesome experience with Raul as our guide and Ernesto as captain! Thank you guys for your patience and determination. Raul helped us keep up with the whales in the choppy waters. Ernesto placed the boat perfectly for best viewing experience. Would definitely recommend this company!

– Lindsay A. | Facebook
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The tour was incredible and the staff was so nice, professional and respectful towards the animals. Our instructor even volunteered to take our gopros so we didn't have to take pictures ourselves but could concentrate solely about the experience. My best recommendations for Raul and the captain om board

– Mette F. | Facebook

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