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Private and Shared Whale Shark Tour from Tulum

Private and Shared Whale Shark Tour from Tulum

By Trip To Mexico
per adult
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Ages 12-95, max of 15 per group
Duration: 10h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Meeting pont (depending Cancun or Tulum)
  • Air-conditioned transportation if was choose this option
  • Snorkeling with whale sharks
  • Snacks
  • Boat ride
  • Snorkel and equipment
  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • Ecopark tax
  • Gratuities
  • Photos and videos (available for purchase, please request in advance before the tour)

  • Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
    meeting point in Cancun meeting point in Super Aki of Tulum
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9483P49

    • Wear a bathing swimsuit under your clothes and if you have a wetsuit, you can bring it
    • Please wear comfortable clothes (long sleeve t-shirt, pants and shoes) and bring a towel, sandals, Hat and sunglasses and a Photo camera
    • Please bring biodegradable sunscreen
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • For the private tour is a maximum of 10 people per booking
    • The size of boat is 30 feet
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9483P49

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