Dive into Adventure: Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun!

Are you ready for an exhilarating escapade in the waters of Cancun? Look no further! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey where you can swim with whale sharks in Cancun, the ultimate thrill for any ocean enthusiast.

Advanced Whale Shark Tour in Cancun

Book our special Advanced Whale Shark Tour Cancun and swim with the whale shark with no life vest!

from $169
USD per person

Private Whale Shark Tour Cancun

Swim with whale sharks with total privacy and attention during your whole excursion.

USD p/boat

Family Whale Shark Excursion Cancun

A family-friendly whale shark excursion in clear waters with the highest safety standards.

from $199
USD per person

Everything You Need to Know to Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun

Swimming with whale sharks in Cancun is an experience of a lifetime, offering a thrilling encounter with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. However, before embarking on this adventure, it’s essential to be well-prepared and informed. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make the most of your whale shark swimming experience in Cancun.

Best Time to Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun:

The whale shark season in Cancun typically runs from May to September, with peak sightings occurring from June to August. During this time, the waters are warm and rich in plankton, attracting large numbers of whale sharks to the area. Planning your visit during these months maximizes your chances of encountering these magnificent creatures.

Choosing a Responsible Tour Operator:

When selecting a tour operator for your whale shark swimming adventure, it’s crucial to choose one that prioritizes responsible and sustainable practices. Look for operators who adhere to local regulations, limit the number of participants per boat, and provide educational information about whale sharks and marine conservation.

It’s also important to choose an experience that suits your capabilities. In Captain Whale Shark we offer three different tours to swim with whale sharks in Cancun: Our signature Advanced Whale Shark Tour, the Family Whale Shark Excursion and the Private Tour.

More than 3k Swimmers have joined our Whale Shark Tours in Cancun

Captain Whale Shark is one of the most recognized whale shark tour companies in Cancun, with a perfect rating in Trip Advisor. Take a look at some of the last reviews we’ve had.

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.
Captin Whale Shark is the best!!!
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This was the best experience of our lives!!! My girlfriend and I absolutely loved this tour. We got to see so many whale sharks and we swam so close to them!! They captured great footage of my girlfriend and I swimming with the whale sharks. Our guides were so amazing and made the whole experience very enjoyable and so fun! We would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone and everyone! I would totally do this again!!!
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!