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Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya: Small-Group Eco Friendly

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    What to Expect
    Depart from your Playa del Carmen, Cancun, or Tulum hotel to begin your aquatic adventure with gentle marine giants. Board a comfortable vessel and set sail with your small group to explore the Yucatan Peninsula, one of the only places in the world where you can share the water with whale sharks. 

    Observe the calm waters surrounding Isla Contoy, Holbox, and Isla Mujeres for whale sharks, then once you’ve spotted one, don your snorkeling gear and plunge into the iridescent water to snorkel alongside the fascinating fish. Glide resplendently beside the incredible creatures, watching them feast upon microscopic plankton while enjoying the tropical temperatures of the Yucatan’s water. 

    Return to the boat and relax as you cruise towards the silken sands of Isla Mujeres, to a blissful beach known as Playa Norte. Recline upon the white sands and swim in the glittering turquoise waters before feasting upon a delicious lunch of traditional Mexican dishes. Naturalists will delight in the abundance of bird and marine species on the island.

    Back on the boat, listen as your onboard biologist regales with fascinating facts about the local wildlife. Information on how to safely interact with marine life will also be provided to ensure your safety and security at all times. 

    The small number limit of 10 participants ensures an intimate and enjoyable experience on the Mexican Whale Shark Snorkel Adventure. 

    Note: The tour includes two jumps into the water with a possibility for more, time allowing.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed my whale shark diving experience. We gave the whale sharks plenty of space and when they swam off or we couldn’t keep up we moved onto another whale shark. It was amazing to swim with them.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank bh0y1
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We had Juan Carlos as our tour. He was so entertaining and informative. We had the best time. It was a long day. Even got sea sick, but definitely worth it. We got next to the sharks twice.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank alyssak404
    Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at EcoColors Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Hello Alyssak, Many thanks for your amazing words about us, we really appreciate it and also, we are so happy to know you had a great time with us! Hop to see you very soon, Wishes.

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Overall, this was an amazing experience! My one complaint was being yelled at for using the "biodegradable" sunscreen as requested on the information page on tripadvisor. The information page should really say, put on your sunscreen on at the hotel, and bring a water shirt....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Chelsea D
    Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at EcoColors Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Chelse! Thank you so much for your comments, they are so important for us, we are happy to know you really enjoyed everything with us and sorry if our way to talk about sunscreen was a little yelling, we try to protect to our...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Had amazing once in a life time experience our Guide ( Marie) Was a amazing guide with her crew. It was worth every second!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Aaron L
    Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at EcoColors Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Dear Aaron, We are so happy to know you had an amazing time with us! Thank you so much for your great review! We hope to see you again, Best wishes!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We took the tour with EcoColors and everything went perfect from start to finish. They called our hostel to confirm pick up times the day before, on the morning they called to say they were really sorry but would be 5 minutes late. We knew...More

    Thank serenam952
    Ecocolors, Public Relations Manager at EcoColors Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Serena, Many thanks for the time you took in this review, we are happy for you because you really enjoyed swimming with the whale shark! We wish to see you very soon, Thanks a lot Wishes.

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    20 August 2019|
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    Response from 121Ralph121 | Reviewed this property |
    No ,May-september only.
    26 July 2019|
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    Response from JinS271 | Reviewed this property |
    It's less than ten minutes. Awfully short. Depends on your crew’s ability. If they are not great you will see nothing in the water.
    Quarail H
    20 June 2019|
    Response from garymarilynjames |
    you can rent one there but we took our under water camera
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