100% safe and nature encounter
Yes, swim with whale sharks is 100% safe in Cancun Mexico, this activity takes place in the open waters of the Mexican Caribbean close to the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
From Cancun or Holbox, it’s about 1 to 2 hours by boat according to weather conditions, to reach the national park, where these gigantic sharks are in their protected area, thanks to the Mexican Government.
Al tour operator must be registered with a valid certificate for this activity, which is released only to those who meet the federal and ecological requirements, and safety controls in their boats every year, the season is between 15th of May to 15th of September, but we recommend doing this tour on first days of June.
Last year the experience of doing it in early May is not the one you want to experience, with not that many sharks arriving at the start of the season, could make the tour really hard for any tourist.
If you are looking for the best price we recommend you to invest time researching online, for sure you will find the best whale shark tour price instead of booking at your hotel where the agency representatives will give you the regular price of the tour, plus their commission for the same service you can book online.
There are two destinations where you can start this adventure tour in The Yucatan Peninsula, Holbox and Cancun/Riviera Maya. According to where your hotel is located, you must consider the land transportation to the marina plus the boat transportation to the whale shark area, so this tour could take more than half a day.
We recommend you to check the best options in TripAdvisor, and remember many tour operator has hundreds of people every day, generating a lack in quality services for this tour, do it with the whale shark local experts! we guaranteed the best experience in top Canun tours or our highest recommendation for best experience do it in a private tour, where a private driver, certified guide, land and boat transportation will make your experience amazing.
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