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Exciting Swim with Whale Sharks Tour

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    What to Expect
    From Cancun/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 wet suit (if you have your own, bring it) at 9:00 am. After breakfast, we will be ready to swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun.

    From Isla Mujeres: 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 suit (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 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.

    This tour is NOT a private Isla Mujeres tour - that is booked as a Private VIP Whale Shark Tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    At your hotel in Cancun
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Includes:
    • Certified guide in your language
    • All fees, all taxes
    • Breakfast - Continental breakfast
    • Full snorkel gear, life jacket, fins, mask and snorkel
    • Bottled water and soft drinks
    • Fruit, Sandwiches and Shrimp or fish ceviche and chips
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Tips are not included
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Important recommendations and bring with you:
    • Towel, change of clothes
    • Wear a swimming suit
    • Long sleeves t-shirts, hat, Sunglasses and sandals
    • Biodegradable sunblock (should be applied at your hotel before your pick-up)
    • Money for souvenirs, pictures and tips (cash only)
    • Notes:
    • It is not permitted to touch the whale sharks, the coral or any other marine life
    • Children under 8 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 September 2019

    It was our first time doing something like this. Both my sister and I have never swam in the ocean before, so we were both very nervous. We had the best guide, Luis Alejandro Figueroa. He was patient, kind and he took such good care...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Suvarna M
    Reviewed 28 August 2019

    The whale sharks are beautiful. Crew and captain were awesome. Very informative and made sure we got plenty of swim time with the sharks. Did some snorkeling in front of Mia reef on way back then finished with ceviche on beach! Thanks a lot!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank mrgisriel
    Reviewed 15 August 2019

    Wow!!! What a great trip! Roberto was our capitan y Gustavo our mate on Fantasea. We got out there early when there was only about 20 boats but there were at least a hundred whale sharks so tons more boats came but everyone was nice...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JanetPoptart88
    Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

    These folks are respectful of the client, nature and the whales. They leave early to be first in the area, they know where to go and they know how to make you feel appreciated. This is a “feel good” tour. To feel even better we...More

    Thank horacioc897
    Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

    I’m still in shock about today’s adventure. This company is friendly, knowledgeable, and truly excited about ensuring you have a great time. I highly recommend booking your tour with DCExplorer. Not only do they get you out there early enough to swim with the most...More

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    15 November 2018|
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    Response from SKYnTonic | Reviewed this property |
    Jan, we took my one friends son and another friends grandson who were both 11 and they did great. We had really calm waters so the visiblity was amazing. I see you said April so this will probably be a bit disappointing... More
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    • DC Explorer Isla Mujeres
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Italian, Spanish
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