Whale Shark Snorkeling Overview

Whale sharks are considered as the biggest fish in the ocean growing on an average size of 20-30 feet and as much as 50 feet. But despite their massive size and enormous mouths that can open up to 4 feet wide, these filter feeders eat only plankton which makes them harmless to humans.

Each year, from May to September, hundreds of whale sharks migrate to Cancun to feed and breed in the warm waters. Come with us on this trip as we travel to 35 miles to Punta Sam to see these magnificent creatures. We guarantee that swimming with these gentle giants is an unforgettable experience, and quite simply one of Cancun's must-do activity.

Operation: Daily

Departure: 7:00 AM

Duration: 7 hours

Book a Snorkel Trip with Us

Our crew here at Always Diving we'll arrange your interaction. All you have to do is make a reservation and everything will be taken care of for you. Everything from boat charter, snorkeling equipment, to snacks are provided; all you have to do is show up!

Snorkeling with whale sharks is an incredible experience but we should not neglect safety, yours and these gentle creatures. We recommend maintaining a minimum distance of 5m from the whale shark. It is not advisable to wear sunblock (both chemical and biodegradable), tanning lotion and other oils that might be harmful to them.

Although whale sharks are the main attraction in this tour, you will also see a variety of marine creatures such as dolphins, rays, and sea turtles.

So book this tour today and come close and personal with whale sharks!

Price: US $175/person

Good physical condition


Snorkeling equipment and lifevests
Boat charter
English speaking guides
Bottled water and softdrinks
Round trip transportation to Punta Sam from our dive center

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