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Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun

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    What to Expect
    Start your day's eco-adventure with pickup from your Cancún or Playa del Carmen hotel. In a comfortable tour vehicle, head for Punta Sam, approximately 15 minutes away by car. 

    In Punta Sam, enjoy some coffee, fruit and pastries before boarding the boat. During the 50-minute journey to the whale sharks' feeding area, get an orientation on whale shark biology and behavior. Your guide will explain how the activity will work and what you can expect. 

    Once at your destination, spend approximately 3 hours taking turns swimming and snorkeling with the whale sharks. Don the provided snorkeling gear and slip into the water, two people at a time, and swim with these gentle giants under the supervision of your guide. 

    After your snorkeling session is over, climb back onto the boat and munch on some sandwiches and snacks on the way back to the mainland. Make a stop at Isla Mujeres, where you'll take a swim in the warm, shallow water and dig in to a fresh shrimp ceviche.

    Back on the mainland, get convenient drop-off at your hotel.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had the pleasure of joining Luis and Gabriel in the beginning of August 2019 to swim with the whale sharks! What an experience!! Both Luis and Gabriel are clearly very skilled at their job and in addition they are just lovely people! We were...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank sinebh
    Reviewed 17 July 2019

    We had the most amazing experience with DC Explorers swimming with the whale sharks off Isla Mujeres. The owner (Alex) runs a great business and provides excellent, straightforward customer service. Our guide (Luis) and boat captain (Gabriel) were a great team and provided a very...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank KirstenF443
    Reviewed 5 July 2019

    Brilliant tour guides, great boat, amazing service, delicious food and the whale sharks were out of this world incredible!! From the booking process to the day itself, everything was well planned, communicated and executed. Getting an earlier start in a super fast boat meant we...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank fallonr23
    Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

    We have done so many snorkelling tours and dives all over the world and this was the first time I felt that what was going on was so cruel it disgusted me I wish I had never paid the money to participate in this. The...More

    5  Thank Jayjohn89
    Reviewed 30 July 2018

    This is a worthwhile adventure for a family or couple who like to snorkel or dive. Our boys had just learned to snorkel on a reef a few days before but had no problem swimming with these gentle giants. We got to see and swim...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Tabatabahi
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    • DC Explorer Isla Mujeres
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian
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