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Cancun Whale Shark encounter tours

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Stop At: Playa Norte, north end of Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres Mexico

After the dives, we will head to this beautiful beach in Isla Mujeres where you can do some more snorkeling, and taste the famous Captain Ceviche!

Duration: 50 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Punta Sam ferry terminal, Punta Sam, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from any hotel or condo in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya, if staying in Tulum there will be an extra charge of $15 usd per person payable at the check in
  • Continental breakfast (bread, fruit, cereal, coffee and juice)
  • Snorkeling equipment included, all gear by National Geographic Snorkeler
  • Professional and certified bilingual guide
  • Bottled water and soft drinks
  • Visit to Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres
  • Fish ceviche & snacks
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Playa Norte
  • Marine park and dock fee $12 usd per person cash at the check-in.
  • Gratuities (optional) for van drivers and boat crew
  • Roundtrip transfers hotel-marina-hotel from South of Playa del Carmen $15 usd per person at check-in
  • Roundtrip transfers hotel-marina-hotel for hotels in Tulum $25 usd per person at check-in
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code casual, don't forget your swimsuit!
  • Operated by a bilingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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 1 week ago

I had an amazing time with Contoy Adventures on the Hurricane boat with captains Lobo & Luis. We were able to get out and swim at multiple locations and swim with multiple whale sharks. It was absolutely incredible, but it goes fast. You should be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank alp2215
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour was whale shark+Isla Mujeres with Willi and the captain, they were both full of knowledge about the whale sharks and explained us everything about the activity before we get there. Once we got to the open ocean we were surprised by, around 30...More

Thank joanambm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Omar and Herbert put us on whale sharks and then an extra special treat we were able to see dolphins.

Thank TAP_Travel
Reviewed 12 September 2019

We spend a day swimming with the whale sharks near Cancun. The sharks were so calm and gentle. Our guide, Raúl, and the captain were the best guides ever. Especially Raúl made sure that we all had a good experience with the sharks. Also the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lone Nukaaraq M
Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

we were hesitant with it being one of the spendier excursions, but was sooo worth it. Captain Armando and tour guide Eduardo were fantastic could not have asked for better! The Captain made us FRESH ceviche on our breaks and provided lunch and refreshments. trip...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jesseb12011
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5 August 2019|
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Response from awomanonthemove | Reviewed this property |
You can see the sharks from the boat because they surface to feed on the plankton. It's still really impressive. It's hard for me to say how much you'll get out of the trip without going in with them. I think you should... More
16 July 2019|
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Response from awomanonthemove | Reviewed this property |
Yes. As I recall it’s about $50.
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