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Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya: Small-Group Eco Friendly

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    What to Expect
    Depart from your Playa del Carmen, Cancun, or Tulum hotel to begin your aquatic adventure with gentle marine giants. Board a comfortable vessel and set sail with your small group to explore the Yucatan Peninsula, one of the only places in the world where you can share the water with whale sharks. 

    Observe the calm waters surrounding Isla Contoy, Holbox, and Isla Mujeres for whale sharks, then once you’ve spotted one, don your snorkeling gear and plunge into the iridescent water to snorkel alongside the fascinating fish. Glide resplendently beside the incredible creatures, watching them feast upon microscopic plankton while enjoying the tropical temperatures of the Yucatan’s water. 

    Return to the boat and relax as you cruise towards the silken sands of Isla Mujeres, to a blissful beach known as Playa Norte. Recline upon the white sands and swim in the glittering turquoise waters before feasting upon a delicious lunch of traditional Mexican dishes. Naturalists will delight in the abundance of bird and marine species on the island.

    Back on the boat, listen as your onboard biologist regales with fascinating facts about the local wildlife. Information on how to safely interact with marine life will also be provided to ensure your safety and security at all times. 

    The small number limit of 10 participants ensures an intimate and enjoyable experience on the Mexican Whale Shark Snorkel Adventure. 

    Note: The tour includes two jumps into the water with a possibility for more, time allowing.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    V&V Marina, Calle Vialidad Paseo Mujeres Manzana 1, Av Isla Mujeres, 77400 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour departs from major hotels around Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and from the Super Aki Supermarket in Tulum.
    Tour returns to original point of departure
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bilingual biologist/naturalist guide
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Lunch
    • Water and soft drinks
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Continental breakfast
    • Entry/Admission - Cancun Transportations
    • Entry/Admission - V&V Marina
    • Entry/Admission - Playa Centro , Isla Mujeres
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Optional wet suit rental ($15USD per person)
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Personal expenses
    • Environmental tax and dock use ($5usd in cash per person payable the day of your tour)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate. There is a possibility that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be provided the option to take the tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full.
    • It is not recommended for pregnant women and people with heart and back problems.
    • We only permit biodegradable sunscreen and it is better if you use it when you are in your Hotel before your trip because we care about your health and marine life.
    • We recommended to ask your doctor if you can take seasickness pills before your tour.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Environmental tax and dock use excludes ($5usd in cash per person payable the day of your tour)
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • You can bring your own bottle of water (glass or recyclable)
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Overall, this was an amazing experience! My one complaint was being yelled at for using the "biodegradable" sunscreen as requested on the information page on tripadvisor. The information page should really say, put on your sunscreen on at the hotel, and bring a water shirt....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Chelsea D
    Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at EcoColors Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Chelse! Thank you so much for your comments, they are so important for us, we are happy to know you really enjoyed everything with us and sorry if our way to talk about sunscreen was a little yelling, we try to protect to our...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Had amazing once in a life time experience our Guide ( Marie) Was a amazing guide with her crew. It was worth every second!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Aaron L
    Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at EcoColors Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Aaron, We are so happy to know you had an amazing time with us! Thank you so much for your great review! We hope to see you again, Best wishes!

    Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

    We took the tour with EcoColors and everything went perfect from start to finish. They called our hostel to confirm pick up times the day before, on the morning they called to say they were really sorry but would be 5 minutes late. We knew...More

    Thank serenam952
    Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at EcoColors Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    Dear Serena, Many thanks for the time you took in this review, we are happy for you because you really enjoyed swimming with the whale shark! We wish to see you very soon, Thanks a lot Wishes.

    Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

    Very nice adventure. Only thing can be better is if each one can do more rounds or stay longer in the water so that one can have more time with the beautiful creature

    Thank YiuPanL
    Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at EcoColors Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    Hello Yiu, Thank you so much for your review, thank for your recommendations, we are so happy to know you had a very nice adventure with us! Hope to see you again Best wishes!

    Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

    Firstly, I have to thank the tour company for being so kind as to rearrange my husbands trip after he fell ill and couldnt make our original booking. Now the trip - mainly told through my experience: Marie picked me up but due to cancellations,...More

    Thank lisaleelee2019
    Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at EcoColors Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

    Hello Lisa! We are soooo happy and proud to see how much you loved your tour with us because you tell everything about that amazing day! We are happy to know everything about your tour. Ecocolors are so proud of our crew, guides, etc.. And...More

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    salvinski95
    21 August 2019|
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    Response from 121Ralph121 | Reviewed this property |
    No ,May-september only.
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    jnewell23
    27 July 2019|
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    Response from JinS271 | Reviewed this property |
    It's less than ten minutes. Awfully short. Depends on your crew’s ability. If they are not great you will see nothing in the water.
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    Quarail H
    20 June 2019|
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    Response from garymarilynjames |
    you can rent one there but we took our under water camera
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