Whale Shark Adventure Trip Description

Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun, also from Playa del Carmen

After picking you up at your hotel’s lobby at 7am in Playa del Carmen and 8 am in Cancun (all our vehicles are comfortable, modern, and air-conditioned), we will be waiting for you at Punta Sam (15 minutes from Cancun) for registration and continental breakfast, or to rent a wetsuit (if you have your own, bring it) at 9:00 am. After breakfast, we will be ready to swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun.

Itinerary Details

We start our boat expedition towards North, for about 50 minutes, once we reach the feeding area we will spend around 3 hours snorkeling and swimming with the whale sharks; 2 persons at the time with a certified guide at all times, and if we are lucky enough with Manta Rays as well.

After snorkeling with Whale Sharks, and once everybody is on board, we will provide sandwiches while heading back we will stop at Isla Mujeres´s north beach for a delicious shrimp ceviche, guacamole and chips, plus a very refreshing cold beer.

We will be back at Punta Sam around 3:00 pm.

Already in Isla Mujeres Itinerary

At 8:00 am we will be waiting for you at DC Explorer’s office on Matamoros #11 in downtown. For registration and continental breakfast, or rent a wet uit (if you have your own, bring it) at 8:30 am (we don´t go to Cancun, we swim with Whale Sharks from Isla Mujeres).

We start our boat expedition towards North, for about 50 minutes, once we reach the feeding area we will spend around 3 hours snorkeling and swimming with the whale sharks; 2 persons at the time with a certified guide at all time, and if we are lucky enough with Manta Rays as well.

After snorkeling with the Whale Sharks, and once everybody is on board we will provide sandwiches, while heading back we will stop at Isla Mujeres´s north beach for a delicious shrimp ceviche, guacamole and chips, plus a very refreshing cold beer.

We will be back to isla around 1:00 pm.

Pricing

Cost:

$140 USD per Person

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Pricing and Reservations
Pricing Includes

Bottled water, soft drinks, beer (after snorkel).
Continental breakfast, sandwich, ceviche, guacamole and chips.
Life vest and snorkeling gear.
Guide in your language.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund will apply in the following cases:

  • If the service is cancelled by the supplier. For example in case of bad weather and reschedule is not possible. Due to illness, presenting a doctor’s report.
  • If the cancellation is made at least 48 hours prior to the day of the tour.
  • If a date change is requested at least 48 hours prior to the date of the tour and a new date cannot be agreed upon.

50% refund will apply:

  • If the cancellation is made before 5pm (local time) the day before the tour.
  • If a date change is requested before 5pm (local time) on the day before the tour, and a new date cannot be agreed upon.

No refunds will apply:

  • If the client does not show on the date and time of the tour.
Pricing Includes

Bottled water, soft drinks, beer (after snorkel).
Continental breakfast, sandwich, ceviche, guacamole and chips.
Life vest and snorkeling gear.
Guide in your language.

What to Bring

Bring with you long sleeves tshirt instead of any sun lotion if you most than bring a biodegradable sun lotion, towels, wet suit if you got one, sunglasses and or a hat, sandals and money.

Additional Information

This tour is NOT private
Ground transfer only for Cancun and Mayan Riviera.
Children under 8 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
Not recommended for pregnant women.

VIP Whale Shark Adventure Trip

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VIP 1-6 people:

$1,100.00 USD per Group

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VIP 7-10 people:

$1,400.00 per Group

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2018 Whale Shark Tour Booking Promotion

Month of Booking
Discount when booking in advance

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$80 per Person
$125 p/p Standard Rate

 

Prices increase December 1st. Reserve your whale shark adventure tour in November 2017 and save $45 per person when you book in advance!

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$90 per Person
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$105 per Person
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$115 per Person
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Pricing

$120 per Person
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Prices increase May 1st. Reserve your whale shark adventure tour in April and save $5 per person when you book in advance!

Pricing

$140 per Person

 

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100% refund will apply in the following cases:

  • If the service is cancelled by the supplier. For example in case of bad weather and reschedule is not possible. Due to illness, presenting a doctor’s report.
  • If the cancellation is made at least 48 hours prior to the day of the tour.
  • If a date change is requested at least 48 hours prior to the date of the tour and a new date cannot be agreed upon.

50% refund will apply:

  • If the cancellation is made before 5pm (local time) the day before the tour.
  • If a date change is requested before 5pm (local time) on the day before the tour, and a new date cannot be agreed upon.

No refunds will apply:

  • If the client does not show on the date and time of the tour.
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Seasonal Availability

May 22nd – Sept 17th

*Due to any imminent changes in the legislation that coordinates the activity of Whale Shark Tour Operators, prices are subject to change without previous notice.

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Whale Shark Additional Information

The whale shark Latin term , Rhincodon Typus, is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest extant fish species. They are big! The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 meters (41.50 ft) and a weight of more than 21.5 metric tons (47,000 lb), and Claims of individuals over 14 meters (46 ft) long and weighing at least 30 metric tons (66,000 lb) are not uncommon.

The whale shark holds many records for sheer size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far the largest living non-mammalian vertebrate, rivaling many of the largest dinosaurs in weight.

It is the sole member of the genus Rhincodon and the family, Rhinco dontidae (called Rhiniodon and Rhinodontidae before 1984), which belongs to the subclass Elasmobranchii in the class Chondrichthyes. The species originated approximately 60 million years ago.

The whale shark is found in tropical and warm oceans and lives in the open sea with a lifespan of about 70 years. Although whale sharks have very large mouths, as filter feeders they feed mainly, though not exclusively, on plankton, which are microscopic plants and animals. However, the BBC program Planet Earth filmed a whale shark feeding on a school of small fish. The same documentary showed footage of a whale shark timing its arrival to coincide with the mass spawning of fish shoals and feeding on the resultant clouds of eggs and sperm.

The species was distinguished in April 1828 after the harpooning of a 4.6 metres (15.1 ft) specimen in Table Bay, South Africa. Andrew Smith, a military doctor associated with British troops stationed in Cape Town, described it the following year.The name “whale shark” comes from the fish’s physiology, being as large as some species of whales and also a filter feeder like many whale species.