Jump in the ocean and watch the beautiful, fast sailfish hunt sardines in packs. Expect to be surprised as the aquatic life often includes more than just sailfish!
- Public Tour
- Private Tour
- Small Group (1-5 people)
- Large Group (6-10 people)
Swim with the largest and most gentle fish in the world on this Isla Mujeres tour!
There’s no experience quite like swimming with whale sharks in Cancun, also from Playa del Carmen and Isla Mujeres. Get up close to these gentle giants and make lasting memories on this wonderful trip.
After picking you up at your hotel’s lobby at 5:30am in Playa del Carmen and 6:00 am in Cancun (if you want transportation with us) our vehicles are comfortable, modern, and air-conditioned, we will be waiting for you at Punta Sam (15 minutes from Cancun) for registration and continental breakfast, or to rent a wetsuit (if you have your own, bring it) at 7:00 am. After breakfast, we will be ready to swim with Whale Sharks before anybody else in the area!
We start our boat expedition towards North, for about 50 minutes, once we reach the feeding area we will spend around 2.5 hours snorkeling and swimming with the whale sharks; 2 persons at the time with a certified guide at all times, and if we are lucky enough with Manta Rays as well.
After snorkeling with Whale Sharks, and once everybody is on board, we will provide sandwiches while heading back we will stop at Isla Mujeres’s north beach for a delicious shrimp ceviche, guacamole and chips, plus a very refreshing cold beer.
We will be back at Punta Sam around 1:00 pm.
Itinerary Details (if you are already in Isla Mujeres)
At 6:30am we will be waiting for you at DC Explorer’s office on Matamoros #11 in downtown. For registration and continental breakfast, or rent a wet suit (if you have your own, bring it) at 7:00 am (we don’t go to Cancun, we swim with Whale Sharks from Isla Mujeres).
We start our boat expedition towards North, for about 50 minutes, once we reach the feeding area we will spend around 3 hours snorkeling and swimming with the whale sharks; 2 persons at the time with a certified guide at all time, and if we are lucky enough with Manta Rays as well.
After snorkeling with the Whale Sharks, and once everybody is on board we will provide sandwiches, while heading back we will stop at Isla Mujeres’s north beach for a delicious shrimp ceviche and chips
We will be back to isla around 12:00 noon.
- Continental breakfast
- Certified guide in your language
- Full complement of electronics as well as all Coast Guard approved safety equipment boat
- Life vest
- Full snorkel gear
- 2.5 hours in whale sharks feeding area
- Bottled water
- Soft drinks
- Shrimp ceviche and chips
- Ground transportation ( do you want transportation? – must click yes at check out)
- Gratuity for Crew
It is extremely rare that we don’t see a whale shark (perhaps once a season) but we cannot guarantee it, so we do not refund the tour payment. We always will ensure that you enjoy the rest of the experience. We do offer an optional $20 charge that will guarantee your spot on the whale shark tour on a different date in the rare event that we don’t see a whale shark. You can select the box at check-out.