Tulum Whale Shark Tours

Snorkeling with the largest fish on Earth might be the most memorable activity a person can make in the oceans surface. That is possible to do in Mexico. They can be found in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and north Pacific. Unfortunately, there are no whale sharks in Tulum. However, Captain Whale Shark have managed a way to make a Tulum Whale Shark Tour available! Join us in our Cancun Whale Shark Tour and add extra transportation from your hotel or Bnb in Tulum or Akumal.
  • We pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or Bnb on an A/C van, with no stops neither sharing the vehicle with other guests.
  • Swim with the largest fish on Earth at their natural habitat. Probably dolphins, giant manta rays and turtles might be around.
  • Maximum 10 persons per boat! Our boats have capacity for 15 people but we leave the extra room for your comfort. We also offer Private Tours.
  • Extra stable boats with emergency bathroom that ladies and families really appreciate for a long journey.
  • We take care of everything! Gear, refreshments, food and highly-trained staff.
  • If you are driving from Tulum, we offer Free private parking at the marina.

Tulum Whale Shark Tours Prices

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  • Adults (12+) $169 $149
  • Kids (-11) $149 $129

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Tulum Whale Shark Tours by Captain Whale Shark

We are committed to make the Tulum Whale Shark Tours encounter an unforgettable experience, in every step, starting from your booking.

We are committed to be an unforgettable experience.
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Full Flexible Bookings

We understand the present, so all our bookings are fully flexible. No fees in reschedules and cancellations up to 24 hours before the tour.

Weather Insurance

We track weather close to your booking date in order to let you know a good option. We can reschedule for the best date or refund your money.

98% Happy Customers

Comfortable boats, highly-trained staff and constant Whale Shark tracking make our service out stand from others.

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Whale Shark Tour in Tulum Itinerary

This is the program we follow in our magnificent snorkeling tour.

Once you booked, if you hired transportation, we will confirm you the exact pick up time. Times are between 6:00-6:30 depending on your hotel’s location.

The driver will step off the van and call your name so you are sure it is him. And we are ready to go.

Start your Captain Whale Shark experience straight at our marina. We have private parking in case you bring your car. We will immediately introduce you to your captain while you enjoy pastries, coffee, juice and fruits. If you book transportation, we will pick you up on a comfy, A/C van at your hotel’s lobby, or Bnb.  The driver will get off the van and call you by your name.

We’ll have a short safety briefing where we will explain you the nature of the Whale Sharks, their behavior and interesting facts. Do’s and dont’s.

Time to try your equipment, vests, fins, so they fit perfectly at the time of the snorkeling.

We’ll make this trip on a roomy, clean, stable and safe 32 ft. boat equipped with 2 motors 140HP each, and dry storage.

Located exactly between Contoy and Isla Blanca.

Expect to see from 20 to 50 whale sharks. There are times when we find over 150, but it really depends on the season and weather conditions.

During the prime of the season, June and July, we can find turtles, dolphins and Manta Rays.

After everyone is satisfied with the time spent with the whale shark, it’s time to go back. We’ll have a courtesy stop at Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Top 5 most beautiful beaches in the world.

Enjoy authentic Mexican made-at-the-moment fresh fish ceviche, corn chips, and sandwiches as lunch at the island.

During the whole tour we offer bottled water, soft drinks, fruit and power bars.

We have showers at the marina so you can change before going back to your hotel.

If hired, the van will be waiting for you to drive you back to the exact place where we picked you up.

Whale Shark Tour in Tulum Reviews

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The most frequently asked questions from our guests.

In a matter of fact, Tulum has no whale shark season. However, Tulum Whale Shark tour is available from May to September.

There are no diving tours with the Whale Shark. It is actually illegal for conservation reasons. Snorkeling tours are amazing anyway, as the whale sharks, manta rays and turtles swim on the surface.

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.

Captain Whale Shark Guarantee

We can't offer a refund if we see no whale sharks. Nature is unpredictable and tours costs are high. However, we pretty much guarantee the encounter with the following actions:

  • We track the Whale Shark activity everyday with over 10 boats with fish finders.
  • In case we haven’t had whale shark activity, we’ll let you know one day prior your tour to let you choose between taking the risk or cancelling with a refund.

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