- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
This is your chance of a lifetime to join Roddrigo, The Whale Shark Daddy, a top-rated whale shark tour operator with a 14-year safety record with over 36,000 past participants. Imagine safely snorkeling alongside the ocean's largest fish, the "whale shark" on this private tour for a group of up to 10 people. The tour is operated by professional captains and guides and includes everything. You will get hotel pickup and drop-off, National Geographic Certified professional-grade snorkel gear, light breakfast of gourmet sandwiches, water, soft drinks, ceviche, guacamole, snacks and beer. This is the ultimate whale shark adventure fit for all.
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- Popular choice with kids
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Beverages (Soft drinks)
- Bottled water
- Breakfast (fruit, sweets, juice and coffee)
- Gourmet sandwiches (Vegetarian available on request)
- Ceviche with fresh fish fillet
- Salsas and tortilla chips
- Professional grade snorkel gear and life jacket
- T-shirts, hats, sunglasses, etc at marina
- Entry/Admission - Cancun Whale Shark Tours
Pickup from hotels and resorts in Cancun and Riviera Maya. Tour departs from private, luxury "Marina Punta Sam' in Cancun
Early before all other Public Boats starting at 7:00-7:30am. You will be notified by email IMMEDIATELY AFTER RESERVING your tour with your exact pickup time from your hotel/resort.
Approximate Pickup Times:
Cancun Hotel Zone - 6:30am-7:00am
Riviera Maya North - 6:00am-6:30am
Riviera Maya South - 5:30am-6am
Luxury Marina Punta Sam
Daily June 1 - Sept 17
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Cancun Whale Shark Tours, Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula
Marina Punta Sam
Duration: 6 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible (You can be accommodated to come without chair and choose to watch the action)
- Bring towel, swimsuit, sunglasses, hat, tennis shoes or flip-flops
- If using sunscreen, it must be labeled biodegradable (Mexican Conservation Authority Rules)
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The tour was very interesting and fascinating, seeing those wonderful and gentile creatures observing them eating is great the tour persons was very efficient and knowledgeable of where to go to see the whales.
Amazing day! Never ever forget being so up close and personal with these amazing creatures!!! When I first saw all the boats in the area, I was a little annoyed thinking that it would be another commercialised non event! How wrong I was - it was amazing! Great guides brilliantly organised! Very highly recommended!
First time with Viator but second time swimming with the gentle giants.
Impression? Friendly helpful crew, powerful boat, clear pre-cruise instructions and a co-operative captain who allowed adequate time to snorkel with the whale sharks. Would highly recommend this operator.
A superb tour! I feel very honoured that we were able to catch up with the one whale shark in the area that day. Such an amazing experience to swim alongside such a huge yet majestic creature. The tour was well organised, the guides friendly and helpful, and the lunch provided was great! I would definitely do this tour again and highly recommend it to others.
Had an awesome time, saw so many whale sharks. They are amazing creatures so graceful as they swim along, feeding. Swimming beside them was a dream come true. The tour company was very organized and helped us make the most of our adventure. I highly recommend them!
I did this once before and also on trip advisor. It was Excellent. Thank You... You are The Best !!!
I enjoyed this tour very much...a few things to point out...take the sea sick pill! I have never been sea sick before but I got sick. Also wear a life vest the first time and no snorkel, it's hard to swim and breath through a snorkel when you're trying to catch up to the Whaleshark. I only went once, but my friends said it was so much better that way. Renato and JJ were great! we enjoyed saviche and a Beer while in the water at Isla Mujeres, nice way to end the tour.
Swimming with whale sharks was definitely one of the coolest things our family has ever done. I would definitely recommend it EVEN if you are very scared or unsure--I was nervous about jumping into the open ocean, but you get a life jacket or a wetsuit and snorkel gear, and there is no danger with the animals. The ride out to the feeding areas and then trying to find the whale sharks took a bit longer than expected, but it was well worth it once we got to jump in. The captain and guide, Fernando and Rodrigo, were extremely nice and helpful! The food fresh guacamole and shrimp ceviche was amazing as well. If you're lucky you might stop at Isla Mujeres for a little while too. Would recommend!
An incredible experience. I never thought it would be so interactive so real.
It was quite cool seeing the whale sharks, and the ride out and back in speedboats was quite fun, but it was really crowded at the feeding grounds, and quite rushed - they plop you in the water and you have about 15 seconds to see the whale shark glide by, then you go back to your boat to let the next pair try it. There were over a dozen boats circling around waiting their turn to see now whale shark.
You get a chance to go in more than once, but I didn't even feel like going again after the first time.
Had a very enjoyable experience with Daniel and his staff. They are committed to providing you with the best service and truly want you to have a great time. The captain Sergio and his brother were very helpful while we were with the whale sharks and provided hours of entertainment while we were driving to and back from the area.