Captain Whale Shark

Welcome to Captain Whale Shark

Captain Whale Shark welcomes you to find the best options to swim with the largest fish on Earth. We are operating from different destinations in Mexico, being Cancun where everything started.

Cancun Whale Shark Tours

Swim with whale sharks in their natural habitat. We have family, advanced and private whale shark tours from Cancun.

Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Tours

Join our amazing whale shark excursion starting right from Isla Mujeres.

Playa del Carmen Whale Shark Tours

Now it’s possible to swim with whale sharks starting from your hotel or Bnb in Playa del Carmen.

Why choose Captain Whale Shark?

Captain Whale Shark prioritizes responsible and sustainable practices. We adhere to local and international regulations, we limit the number of participants per boat to ensure more intimate and safer experiences.

We first started operating whale shark tours from Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Destination that we believe is the best place to swim with whale sharks in Mexico and probably the world. There’s still a debate about whether Cancun or Holbox is the best place, but Cancun’s turquoise shouldn’t be compared to Gulf of Mexico water (Holbox). 

After some years, we realized more people visit Riviera Maya and its surroundings, so we opened, Playa del Carmen and Tulum tours. This way people could join our tour from the comfort of their resorts or Bnb.

To broad the experience, we will be swimming with the  Whale Shark in La Paz. This way, Captain Whale Shark will be available in Mexico and almost all year long.

In Captain Whale Shark, we are experts turning our guest’s dreams into reality. No filters, and no fake promises.

The Highest Rated Whale Shark Tours!

Following all safety measures, and environmental regulations, we are proudly the highest-rated whale shark tour in Trip Advisor.

Swimming with Whale Sharks - Amazing
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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
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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
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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!!!
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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
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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
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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
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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!