Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Tour

Swim with the largest fish on Earth, dolphins, and giant manta rays in their natural habitat in our superb Isla Mujeres Whale Shark snorkeling tour with pickup and drop-off from your hotel lobby. We take care of everything & you can swim with NO lifevest if you are an advance swimmer!

from: $169.00
May 17th - Sep 15th

08:30 am - 7 hours approx.

Small Groups

Max. 10 passengers

Free Cancellation

24 hours before the tour.

  • Advanced swimmers swim freely with NO lifevest!
  • Professional-grade snorkeling equipment for all swimmer levels.
  • Highly-trained guides that help you in case you are a beginner or have accesibility needs.
  • Specialized, spacious boats with max. 10 passengers for extra room and comfort.
  • Free digital guide about the whale sharks.
  • Coffee & individual breakfast power box.
  • Digital whale shark infography.
  • Friendly English-speaking captain and guide.
  • Full Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, life vests).
  • Life jackets
  • Swim with the Whale Shark with no rush.
  • Relaxing stop in Playa Norte
  • Lunch (fresh ceviche, sandwiches, Vegetarian/veggie option)
  • Ice cold bottled water, soft drinks.
  • Neoprene wetsuit.
  • 10 USD dock fee per person, payable at check-in.
  • Tips (optional)
  • Photos and Souvenirs
  • Pickup from Playa del Carmen or Tulum with extra cost.
  • Not recommended for people with problems in the back, shoulders, neck, or recent surgery.
  • Pregnant women allowed under prior request with a doctor allowance and responsive form.
  • Only children older than 5 years old allowed.
Adults (12+) - $169.00
Child (5-11) - $149.00
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Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Tour Reviews

We are the highest rated whale shark company in Trip Advisor & Google!

Felix B
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!
Awesome experience!
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We were unsure about swimming with whale sharks, looked at a few sites and ended looking at captain whale sharks tours. We contacted them through what’s app and Javi was extremely helpful, he cleared up all of our questions. The trip itself was fun and safe. We got lots of incredible footage. We recommend bringing a GoPro along.
Daniel Orrante
Daniel Orrante
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You know that you will swim with the largest fish in the world but I can't share how does it feel to be there. Marcelo is a great captain! Thank you
V Lavin
V Lavin
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Greet prices, quick shuttle service provided, great communication via WhatsApp to confirm the booking and above all else the staff was wonderful!. Our tour guides were two super sweet gentlemen who accommodated all of the guests wants and eagerness to spend as much time with the whale sharks as possible. Yummy lunch was also provided. I would recommend to anyone to take captain whale sharks for their Cancun whale shark adventure.
Dan Steinhof
Dan Steinhof
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We had a great experience with captain whale sharks! They answer quick in WhatsApp, great price, the crew was very nice and professional! Javi was very patient, and helped us with a vegetarian meal, and with change for the taxi driver. A big plus - they don't start to early, but you see the same sharks as all the other places. The only minus is that the pictures and videos were very expensive so we did not buy them.
Shelby Clemmens
Shelby Clemmens
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We had to reschedule our prior appointment due to bad weather and weren’t sure we were gonna be able to see the whale sharks. Captain Whale Sharks was very honest with us but we decided to go in with the excursion and we were able to find about 4 whales sharks was an amazing experience! Our Captain Martin and guide 1st mate Oscar were awesome as well!!
Tej Kansagra
Tej Kansagra
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It was a wonderful experience in the middle of ocean, we really enjoyed captain whale shark’s services. They take care of you really good. My wife does not know swimming that well but than also she enjoyed a lot. Would recommend this tour to everyone, Its a really lifetime of experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Best Seasons to Swim With Whale Sharks in Mexico


In Captain Whale Shark it’s possible to swim with No lifevest, so you can plunge freely. We provide a wetsuit instead. Only let us know as a comment at the checkout your size, so we have the equipment ready.

Private Whale shark Tour in Cancun


Cancun Whale Shark season is available from May to September.

The best time to swim with the whale shark in Cancun is July and the first weeks of August.

We pickup and drop off from any hotel in Cancun, Costa Mujeres & Playa Mujeres.

The driver will get off the van and call you by your name at the lobby.

Once we are back from the tour he will drop you off at the same place where he picked you up.

If you are in an Airbnb we set up a meeting point.

Yes. But remember that it is a tour on the seas which can be dangerous. We follow all safety measures in order to make the tour as safe as possible. We have received up to 8 months pregnant guests but we do ask for a responsive letter where you make yourself responsible for taking the tour.

We recommend the tour for +5 year old.

With a response letter we let younger children go onboard. Also knowing that we are going abroad, and if the toddler is struggling, we can’t go back to land.

In that case we recommend a private tour so you can manage your own itinerary.

Reschedule 24 hours before the tour with no extra cost (under availability).

Cancel 24 hours before the tour and get 100% refund.

No Show. If you don’t show up for the pickup, the driver will leave a form at your hotels lobby and no refund will be made.

Cancelations under 24 hours will be considered as no show.

Even when we have a 98% success rate, whale shark sightings and swimming cannot be guaranteed due to the unpredictable nature of wildlife. We work diligently to maximize the chances of encountering these magnificent creatures, but their presence is ultimately beyond our control.

We are unable to offer a refund in the unlikely case of not spotting any whale sharks. The costs associated with organizing and operating the tour remain regardless of the outcome, and we have made every effort to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience.

However, as a gesture of goodwill, we offer a 30% discount coupon for your next visit with us to experience the wonders of swimming with whale sharks.