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Whale Shark


A magical experience swimming with the largest fish in the world!

If you are looking for a once in a lifetime opportunity and love nature, look no further, this is an up close and personal look at one of the world's largest animals that allow us get very close to them, with no danger involved.

Although a shark, this giant fish does not have any teeth and feeds like a whale, filtering tiny krill through its mouth. It is a very gentle creature that lives in constant migration, following its food around the oceans and only present in the waters of the Yuactan from June to September.

The tour involves navigating by boat out to their feeding grounds, searching for the whale sharks and then jumping into the waters with your guide to swim alongside these magnificent creatures, observing them with mask & snorkel.

The view of them underwater is breathtaking and the feeling swimming with them is inspirational, not really well described in words, you have to see for yourself.

After swimming with the gentle giant you will have lunch on the boat just in front of the fabulous beach of Playa Norte of Isla Mujeres, where you can also swim in the clearest of shallow waters.



  • Foto Session

  • Souvenirs at the Dock & Tips


Inspiring nature

Close up view of Whale sharks

Chilling in the crystalline waters of Isla Mujeres


  • From June to August



  • Transportation in air-conditioned Van - roundtrip from your Hotel/Airbnb in Tulum

  • Boattrip fully equipped with First-Aid-Kit, GPS, Radio VHF

  • Bilingual certified Guide (English or Spanish)

  • Watching the Whale Sharks

  • Complete Snorkel gear (fins, mask, tube and life jacket)

  • Leisure time at Playa Norte

  • Ceviche and refreshing drinks

"The whale shark holds many records for size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate..."

  • 5 - 6 AM : Pickup in your Hotel / Airbnb in Tulum

  • 7 AM : Arriving at Punta Sam

  • Breakfast before boarding boat & bathroom stop

  • Swim & Snorkel with the Whale Shark

  • Swim in front of Isla Mujeres

  • Snack Ceviche, Guacamole and refreshing Drinks

  • 5 - 6 PM : Drop off in your Hotel / Airbnb in Tulum


  • For everybody who want to swim with the Whale Sharks

  • Not for pregnant women 

  • The minimum age is 6 years old

  • Great for a family day out or simply to get away from the busier Riviera Maya for something more off the beaten track.

  • Please note there is a travel time of 2.5 hours from Tulum to Punta Sam

  • This tour involves a lot of time spent on a boat and the time spent looking for the whale shark can extend to 1h30. The experience is spectacular but is not recommended for people who are sensitive to sea sickness. Please bring Dramamine with you as we are not allowed to provide medication to our clients.

  • The area is protected and the captains might not let you put sunscreen on. We hope you can understand and bring clothes to protect you from the sun.

whale shark tulum



We recommend that clients bring:


- Comfortable clothes and shoes (sport sandals ok)

- Bathing suit, sun glasses, hat, towel

- Camera & binoculars

- Sun protection (you can put bio degradable sunscreen in your hotel, but the captains are very strict and will ask you not to put sunscreen on the boat. Please bring clothes to aid with sun protection)

- Some cash


Please note that there are no ATM machines in the area, nor do any of the vendors accept credit cards.


The guides, drivers and waitress appreciate tips for their excellent service. It's also thanks to them that you will leave with many great memories!


Minimum participants :

Most of our group tours require a minimum of 4 people to run the tour. If we do not hit this minimum, we reserve the right to cancel the tour, in which case we will contact you to offer an alternative tour or send a refund.


Pick Up Time :

Please be aware that we will communicate your pick up time via a personalized email and it will vary from the automatic pick up time sent by the booking platform as we have to calculate it manually depending on your hotel/airbnb location.

Drop Off Time :

Please be aware that drop off time vary depending on hotel/villas locations and the rythm of each group.


Cancellation policy :

Each tour should be booked by paying a deposit.

  • In case of cancellation more than 24 hrs before the pickup, we do not charge you any cost and will give you back your deposit.

  • In case of cancellation between 24 and 12 hrs before the pickup México Kan Tours will take your deposit in order to pay for the costs already made.

  • In case of cancellation less than 12 hrs before the pick up or in case of no show we will charge you 100% of the total amount of your tour.


Credit card payments have a fee up to 7% depending on Credit Cards. We recommend bringing cash. 
Our prices are in USD. Please be aware that we work with a monthly based exchange rate for Payments in Pesos or Euros.
When you book your tour, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details.

Whale Shark




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