Swim With Whale Sharks

Adventure Tour

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    This tour is provided by

    Kay Tours Mexico

    Kay was born and grew up in Berlin, Germany and is now living in Playa del Carmen since 2012. The moment he moved here to live together with his beloved wife and their two sons he fell in love with the Riviera Maya. It is his passion to share it with others. He has worked for some of the biggest tour operators in this area and noticed their concept is not the most satisfying for the guest. That’s why he started Kay Tours Mexico, an independent Personal Tour Company, where our guests tour experience really matters to us.

    • 6-8 Hours
    • Private Tour
    • Playa del Carmen

    Transportation - We are the first!

    • Getting up early is the key to a successful and fun packed whale shark encounter. We leave port at 08:00 AM in order to be first out on the water. That means pick up at your hotel or vacation rental can be early, but it’s worth it!

    • PRIVATE round trip transportation included. There might be a small fuel surcharge for hotel south of Playa del Carmen and north of Cancun


    • You won't be hungry or thirsty on this tour
    • Homemade sandwiches (vegan & vegetarian options)
    • Fresh brewed coffee
    • Fresh fruit, snacks, water, Coca Cola, Sprite & Corona beer in the van
    • Light lunch on board (vegan & vegetarian options available)

    Plastic free

    • Environmental awareness and sustainability matters.
    • All our tours are plastic free. (except for one bag of ice)
    • We have redesigned our operation to produce minimal waste in the form of cardboard, which we recycle.
    • Environmental awareness and sustainability is an important issue for us.
    • Kay Tours Mexico was the first supplier to offer reusable water bottles and thus avoids over 2000 disposable plastic bottles per year.

    Quality and Value

    This is an all inclusive tour
    • Roundtrip transportation from most locations
    • We do pick up everywhere from Isla Blanca to Tulum (fuel surcharge may apply)
    • Dock fee ($10.00 per person)
    • Edited pictures (value up to $60.00 USD, as sold by other companies) of the tour and the whale sharks
    • No Watermark on your pictures

    Tour Details & Highlights

    • Tour start at 06:00 a.m. (+/- 1 hour)
    • Travel duration to port in Cancun approx. 1 hour
    • Swim with the biggest known fish on this planet
    • Enjoy the typical regional food
    • Learn about the animal and its natural habitat
    • Enjoy the North Beach of Isla Mujeres
    • Duration from pick up till drop-off is approx. 6-8 hours

    Price Includes

    • A skilled, experienced guide who picks you up at your hotel
    • Certified driver and fully insured car/van with a/c
    • Exclusive round-trip transportation
    • Coffee, fruit, fresh coffee and sandwiches
    • Professional snorkel gear, life jackets ​
    • Light Lunch on board at the north beach of Isla Mujeres
    • Water, soda, beer, fruit basket and snacks in the van
    • No Watermark on your pictures

    Important Information

    Buy a guarantee

    • We do offer an “Insurance” for the unlikely event that we do not find any whale shark during your tour. We always do our best and go more than that extra mile to search and find what you came for, the whale shark.
    • We have to point out, it is not a petting zoo! It is rather a safari than a predictable tour and we can’t guarantee the sightings of certain animals nor will we refund any money, since the costs are the same, with or without an encounter.
    • For an additional usd 20.00 per person we will take you a second time, a different day, on our tour in the rare event of no sightings of whale sharks during your first tour. You will find that option during the check-out process. Please check the box in case you opt in for the guarantee.

    Additional notes

    • We do not accept credit cards during the tour
    • A single fuel surcharge may be applied, depending on the location (south playa del carmen and isla blanca, north of cancun) of your hotel
    • Should the number of participants change, the price per person also can change
    • To make your reservation you can pay a deposit of $100 usd + booking fee per person and pay the rest in cash at the beginning of your tour
    • You can also pay the total balance + booking fee now

    General rules

    • Do not touch any animal! Respect them!
    • If wild animals (eg. Iguanas, lions, monkeys) are exposed, please do not support that by taking pictures.
    • Keep a minimum distance of 5 m / 15 feet to the animal
    • The ability to swim is required
    • Life-jackets are mandatory
    • Rash guards only
    • Please do not put any sunscreen on before we go into the cenotes or the ocean.
    • If taking pictures, disable the flash / selfie sticks are not allowed
    • Respect the word of your captain and guide
    • Part of the regulations of the ministry of environment and natural resources is: it is prohibited to swim without a life jacket “Immersions in the water”, per group of tourists will be a maximum of two – the last word has always the captain (free)diving with the whalesharks is not allowed.
    • The use of drones, (selfie) sticks, camera with flash are prohibited.
    • The consumption of alcohol, drugs or any psychotropic substance is prohibited.