Whale shark

The big friendly giant

Brace yourself for the sensation of your life! Come face to face with the largest fish in the world: the whale shark! At dawn, we leave with the bus to Cancun. On the quay you can still have breakfast, and then we prepare for the adventure.

We board a fast boat and navigate to the area where the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico meet. In the summer months it is teeming with fish eggs, sardines, bantam and plankton … the microscopic but favorite snacks of our gentle giant.

Once arrived in its habitat, we see the streamlined bodies of these impressive animals from the boat, but let the adrenaline peak even higher by swimming at his (or her) side … An unforgettable experience that will make your heart beat faster!

To recover from the emotion, we look for quieter waters afterwards. In the vicinity of Isla Mujeres the captain prepares his famous ceviche, while we relax in the pristine waters. We catch our breath and the return to Cancun has started.



Half day tour! (depending on how quickly we find the sharks).

PRICE private tour from Playa del carmen:

2000USD/ boat (max. 10 people)

PRICE collective tour from Playa del carmen:

200USD pp

Availability: from the 1st of June till middle of September

This tour depends on the weather.

For who: adrenaline junkies, animal lovers, those who seek something unique

Active day: Swimming in the open sea (not recommended for people with back or heart problems and children under 5 / not allowed for pregnant ladies)


  • Small groups (personalized service)
  • Transport from and to hotel in van with AC
  • Transport on speed boats
  • Eco tax reserve whale shark
  • Port tax
  • Local guide and guide in your language
  • Snorkel gear (life jacket, fins, mask and snorkel)
  • Breakfast (muffins, coffee, fruit, juice)
  • Light lunch
  • Water and soda