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Cozumel Whale Shark Tours - from $169

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with the world's largest fish, after this experience you'll never look at nature in the same way again!

This incredible tour is available for a short season only, while whale sharks are around the tip of the Yucatan peninsula about 70 miles from Cozumel, from June to September.

 
Cozumel whale shark
Whale shark tour from Cozumel.

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Take the tour from Cozumel by ferry and ground transfer or with a 20 minute scenic flight (see options/prices below).

When you arrive, you board your boat for the 4 hour whale shark tour, which includes experienced multilingual guides, plenty of time to have a close encounter with these amazing creatures, snorkel equipment, drinks and sandwiches.

Isla Mujeres whaleshark tour
These gentle giants are the largest fish in the world.

The tours first started when local fishermen noticed the amazingly friendly behavior of these huge spotted sharks, they are in fact the world's largest living fish species.

Swim with whale sharks
Boat tour includes guide, all equipment, drinks and sandwiches.

Nature is amazing in this area where the Caribbean Sea meets the Gulf of Mexico. The beaches have fluffy white sand and shallow waters, and further out are pretty reefs and amazing marine life, like whale sharks and manta rays.

Cozumel whale shark tour
Fast boat for an unforgettable tour (actual craft may vary).

The expert crew will use their years of experience to find the whale sharks on the surface in the area, then you can enter the water in controlled groups to swim and snorkel with these gentle giants.

The feeling of being in the water so close to such a giant creature is a vacation memory you will never forget!

Whale shark tour from Cozumel Mexico
Swim with these magnificent creatures.

If time allows after the whale shark swim you'll stop at a beach on Isla Mujeres or Holbox to try seafood ceviche and relax before crossing back to the mainland for your flight or ground transfer back to Cozumel.

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Whale Shark Tour by Air from Cozumel - $314 per person

The tour by air has its meeting point at Cozumel Airport at 7am and takes off with a 20 minute scenic flight over the coast of the Yucatan peninsula in a small aircraft, from Cozumel to Cancun airport. You fly low enough to enjoy spectacular views!

Cozumel scenic flight
Scenic flight over Cozumel and the coast.

Then, after landing at Cancun's domestic terminal, you have a 20 minute transfer to Punta Sam where your fast boat from Isla Mujeres is waiting to take you on an unforgettable whale shark tour. The way back is the same in reverse, but you stop at Isla Mujeres if time allows, then cross to Punta Sam and head to Cancun airport for your flight back to Cozumel.

Cozumel air tour
Fly low enough to enjoy spectacular views.

Includes:

  • Round trip flight Cozumel-Cancun-Cozumel in small aircraft, ground transfer to Punta Sam.
  • 4 hour whale shark tour by boat.
  • Snorkel equipment, multilingual guide, drinks and sandwiches.
  • Stop at beach for seafood ceviche if time allows.

Not included:

Transport to/from Cozumel airport. $25 USD per person airport tax.

Duration:

Tour lasts approximately 7.5 hours in total, returning to Cozumel airport around 2.30pm.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes and light clothing.
  • Swimsuit, towel and change of clothes.
  • Sun protection (preferably biodegradable lotion).
  • Cash for optional gratuities and souvenirs.

Notes:

We recommend you pay your tour balance when you arrive in US dollars cash. You can also pay by card online in advance, but then the tour operator has to convert the amount into pesos and add a 7% fee to cover exchange rate loss and processing fees. This means it will cost you more.

Sighting guarantee: This tour finds whale sharks 99% of the time. However, nothing is 100% guaranteed with Mother Nature, so in the very unlikely case of your tour not finding whale sharks we will offer you the chance to go again the following day on the tour by land to Isla Mujeres for free.

Please follow the whale shark tour rules at all times and please advise us or the authorities if you think there has been any violation of the rules. If possible, please take photos and note the number of the boat that you think has violated the rules.

Private tours are also available. Contact us for more details. Private tours may choose a different departure time.

Minimum age 5 years, children pay full price.

Minimum 3 passengers, available for 2 passengers with an extra $62.00 per person supplement.

Cruise Ship Passengers:

This tour is available for cruise ship passengers, we can adjust tour duration and departure time to your docking schedule. Contact us for more details.

Scuba Divers:

The flight from Cozumel to Chichen Itza and back has a height of 1,500 - 2,500 feet, which is a low flight. To be extra sure there are no problems for divers, the local hyperbaric chamber recommends 12 hours between your last recreational, no-decompression dive and the flight to Chichen Itza. Normal dives on Cozumel are no-decompression dives; you can enjoy a normal day of diving before taking the Chichen Itza by Air Tour. You should be out of the water at 7 pm the day before the flight; night dives are not recommended on the night before this tour.

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Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Tour by Land from Cozumel - $169 per person.

This tour starts from the ferry dock at Playa del Carmen, you should take the 6am ferry (not included) from Cozumel so you are at the meeting point on the Playa del Carmen ferry pier at 6:40 am.

A private A/C van will transfer you in about 1 hour to Punta Sam where your fast boat from Isla Mujeres is waiting to take you on an unforgettable whale shark tour. The way back is the same in reverse, but you stop at Isla Mujeres if time allows, then cross to Punta Sam before the transfer back to Playa del Carmen for your ferry.

Includes:

  • Round trip ground transfer from Playa del Carmen to Punta Sam where the boat departs.
  • 4 hour whale shark tour by boat.
  • Snorkel equipment, multilingual guide, drinks and sandwiches.
  • Stop at beach for seafood ceviche if time allows.

Not included:

Round trip ferry crossing to Playa del Carmen (approx. $23 per person).

Duration:

Tour lasts approximately 9 hours in total, returning to Playa del Carmen around 4pm so you can be back in Cozumel by about 5pm (subject to ferry times).

What to bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes and light clothing.
  • Swimsuit, towel and change of clothes.
  • Sun protection (preferably biodegradable lotion).
  • Cash for the ferry, optional gratuities and souvenirs.

Notes:

We recommend you pay your tour balance when you arrive in US dollars cash. You can also pay by Visa or Mastercard when you arrive, but then the tour operator has to convert the amount into pesos and add a 5% fee to cover processing fees. This means it will cost you more.

Purchase one way ferry tickets as you may want to return on a different company depending on your return time.

Sighting guarantee: This tour finds whale sharks 99% of the time. However, nothing is 100% guaranteed with Mother Nature, so in the very unlikely case of your tour not finding whale sharks we will offer you the chance to go again the following day for free.

Please follow the whale shark tour rules at all times and please advise us or the authorities if you think there has been any violation of the rules. If possible, please take photos and note the number of the boat that you think has violated the rules.

Private tours are also available. Contact us for more details. Private tours may choose a different departure time.

Minimum age 5 years, children 12 years or under pay $132 USD.

E-Ticket and Booking Confirmation Voucher:

For every confirmed booking you will be required to print a voucher which is presented at the destination. You will receive your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.

Local Operator Information:

Complete operator information, including directions and local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your voucher.

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Holbox Whale Shark Tour by Land from Cozumel - $249 per person.

This tour starts from the ferry dock at Playa del Carmen, you should take the 6am ferry (not included) from Cozumel so you are at the meeting point on the Playa del Carmen ferry pier at 6:40 am.

A private A/C van will transfer you in about 2.5 hours to Chiquila where your fast boat from Holbox is waiting to take you on an unforgettable whale shark tour. The way back is the same in reverse, but you stop at Holbox if time allows, then cross to Chiquila before the transfer back to Playa del Carmen for your ferry.

Includes:

  • Round trip ground transfer from Playa del Carmen to Chiquila where the boat departs.
  • 4 hour whale shark tour by boat.
  • Snorkel equipment, multilingual guide, drinks and sandwiches.
  • Stop at beach for seafood ceviche if time allows.

Not included:

Round trip ferry crossing to Playa del Carmen (approx. $23 per person).

Duration:

Tour lasts approximately 12 hours in total, returning to Playa del Carmen around 7pm so you can be back in Cozumel by about 5pm (subject to ferry times).

What to bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes and light clothing.
  • Swimsuit, towel and change of clothes.
  • Sun protection (preferably biodegradable lotion).
  • Cash for the ferry, optional gratuities and souvenirs.

Notes:

We recommend you pay your tour balance when you arrive in US dollars cash. You can also pay by Visa or Mastercard when you arrive, but then the tour operator has to convert the amount into pesos and add a 5% fee to cover processing fees. This means it will cost you more.

Purchase one way ferry tickets as you may want to return on a different company depending on your return time.

Sighting guarantee: This tour finds whale sharks 99% of the time in July and August. However, nothing is 100% guaranteed with Mother Nature, so in the very unlikely case of your tour in July or August not finding whale sharks we will offer you the chance to go again the following day for free. This guarantee does not apply in June or September and if you visit in these months we recommend you take the tours via Isla Mujeres instead (see above).

Please follow the whale shark tour rules at all times and please advise us or the authorities if you think there has been any violation of the rules. If possible, please take photos and note the number of the boat that you think has violated the rules.

Private tours are also available. Contact us for more details. Private tours may choose a different departure time.

Minimum age 5 years, children pay full price.

E-Ticket and Booking Confirmation Voucher:

For every confirmed booking you will be required to print a voucher which is presented at the destination. You will receive your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.

Local Operator Information:

Complete operator information, including directions and local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your voucher.

Book now!

 







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