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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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    At your hotel in Cancun or Playa Del Carmen
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
    • Beverages
    • Snacks
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Breakfast
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multilingual guide
    • Not recommended for participants with back problems or for pregnant women
    • It is not permitted to touch the whale sharks, the coral or any other marine life
    • Important recommendations and bring with you: towel, change of clothes, swimming suit, sun shirt, sunglasses, sandals, and biodegradable sunblock.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    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 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
    Reviewed 10 July 2018

    I traveled back to Mexico a few weeks ago now and it was a MUST to do a whale shark tour as I am a avid snorkeler. I picked DC Explorer and they are absolutely amazing. A very well organized tour company that has not...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank Vaughn C
    Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

    On June 23, 2018, I went snorkeling for the first time in Cancun. The kicker is that I went snorkeling with WHALE SHARKS!!! As one of the Marine Biologists on our excursion said to me, “there is nothing you will ever experience that will top...More

    1  Thank Zachary E
    Reviewed 13 June 2018

    I have to agree with the people that said that they know when to get you in the water for the best view of the whale sharks, they did a great job on that. My issue came as I was getting back onto the boat,...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    1  Thank MandD_Travelers
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    • DC Explorer Isla Mujeres
    • Duration: 6h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian
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