Welcome to Captain Whale Shark - #1 Whale Shark Tours in Mexico

Proudly the highest rated Whale Shark Tours

Swim with the whale sharks in their natural habitat with the highest safety standards for families and no lifevest for advanced swimmers only with Captain Whale Shark.

Cancun Whale Shark Tour

from $199
USD per person

Private Whale Shark Expedition

USD p/boat

Playa del Carmen Whale Shark Tour

from $229
USD per person

Why Book with Captain Whale Shark

Over 10 years of experience in the industry. We are commited to make the whale shark encounter and unforgettable experience, in every step, starting from your booking.

Certified crew, boats and equipment

We are committed to make this experience unique and stress-free.

Easy Flexible Bookings

Reschedule or cancel for free up to 24 hours before the tour.

Weather Insurance

If the tour gets cancelled you can reschedule or get a full refund.

5.0/5.0 rating on Trip advisor

We are proudly the highest rated whale shark tour.

Swimming with Whale Sharks - Amazing
Read More
This was the highlight of an overall amazing trip. We got closer than I thought we would to the whale sharks and loved seeing the manta rays as well. There were 10 passengers total on the boat and it never felt crowded or chaotic. Both my kids (11 and 14) enjoyed their three swims as well and always felt safe. It was over an hour to get out to the location so if you are prone to seasickness, take dramamine first. Also apply lots of sunscreen before leaving. We opted to not use the life preservers but just the wet suits and it was great. We purchased the photos and videos of our swims which were a great momento but others on the boat had a go-pro which also worked great. Stopping at the beach for lunch was a great way to cool off and relax at the end of the day.
Christelle F
Chance of a lifetime
Read More
Incredible experience for me, my husband, and sixteen year old. We were fortunate to only have seven people on the boat so were able to have four turns each with the whale sharks. Captain Noe and his son were friendly, professional, and kept us safe. The stop at Isla Mujeres is a nice lunch break with a swim in crystal clear water while the captain prepares ceviche for lunch. Only hiccup was a last minute pick up change which turned into a 40 minute delay, but we were able to contact the company through the WhatsApp to get an update of when to expect the boat at the pier. They have a 4k video purchase option which captures every moment in the water, and completely worth it. They air dropped the videos to our iPhones while on the boat so we left with our high quality videos. Highly recommend.
Great Trip
Read More
This was a great trip and an amazing experience. Captain Whale Shark had great communication, a nice boat, and a fantastic crew!
Debbie M
Best Adventurous swim + snorkel activity!!!
Read More
Amazing captain, so friendly and fun and knowledgeable. Excellent videography offer so beautiful 🤩 and great lunch was served of fresh ceviche… such a bucket list thing to do!!!! We absolutely loved it all.
Tia R
Great Experience
Read More
We had such and amazing adventure with Captain Pablo and Fernando! They got us to the whale sharks before most of the other boats and Pablo did a great job with dropping us in the perfect spot. Fernando and Pinoche took amazing video for us. After a wonderful experience with the whale sharks they made us delicious ceviche right on the boat and we spent an hour playing in the water at Isla Mujeres. I highly recommend Captain Whale Shark. Ask for Captain Pablo!
Justin Rieger
Can't go wrong
Read More
I’m a seasoned traveler and was impressed with this operation from start to finish. Professional, responsive, and educated guides.
Felix B
Just do it
Read More
Incredible experience & worth the money 100% we did 3 dives with the whale sharks and enjoyed all of them a lot. The Guides did their best to make it happen to everyones satisfaction. Factors like the amount of sharks you can find on a certain day surely influence the experience, but from May to August it is basically guaranteed to see some. Beyond that the crew was really nice and also had a more pleasurable behaviour on and in the water compared to other groups we met, where people got rushed in and out of the water and there was a lot of clamoring&pushing going on. We had such a great time and are thankful for the experience!

Looking for the Best swim with the Whale Sharks in Mexico?

Captain Whale Shark is just the best option due to our experience in different destinations in Mexico.

Delight yourself in what we believe is the best whale shark tour in Cancun. Due to the clear water and the color, you can see these creatures from far away and get very close to them. Cancun has the record of the most registered whale shark school in history! And also, with good luck, turtles dolphins, and giant mantas. The water is pretty warm, and sargassum is never a problem.

We added to this experience an alternative for the Tulum Whale Shark Tour and Playa del Carmen Whale Shark Tour to join us in Cancun.

Our Whale Shark tour from Isla Mujeres is the same one. Actually the island is on the way to the natural reserve, so we just make a stop to pick you up.

From the Atlantic/Caribbean, we go to Mexico’s Pacific coast, where you can also interact with the Whale Shark in La Paz. Water is colder but the experience is just unique. Whale Sharks are pretty close to the coast. 

In Captain Whale Shark, we are experts turning our guest’s dreams into reality. No filters, and no fake promises. Follow us on Instagram to learn more about Whale Sharks in Mexico.