Budget Whale Shark Tour from Playa Del Carmen

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Retail: $168 You Save $40


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Have you ever come face to face with one the largest, most beautiful fish in the ocean? If you haven’t, then our whale shark tour from Playa del Carmen is not to be missed! Reaching sizes of up to 16 meters (50 feet), Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the sea, and on this snorkel tour you can get up close and personal with the friendly giants. Despite their enormous size, Whale Sharks are one of the most docile shark species and this tour is sure to make you fall in love with them.

From June to mid-September, Whale Sharks arrive in Mexico’s Yucatan Channel looking for the warm plankton-rich waters of the Caribbean. This makes it the perfect time to swim with these incredible fish in their natural environments. Alongside the Whale Sharks, this once-in-a-lifetime tour enables you to swim with dolphins, manta rays and sea turtles; all with the guidance of our bilingual tour guide.

If your on a budget then this is the right whale shark tour for you! We have taken the time to add additional budget friendly option tours for our customers looking to stretch every dollar, but still want to experience as much as possible. This whale shark tour will provide great savings just by accepting a more basic itinerary instead of the luxury. The only things included would be transportation, and a basic lunch. If you want to have a more luxurious experience you may want to consider our Deluxe Whale Shark Tour from Playa Del Carmen which has more included with the tour and additional extras hosted by one of the top rated whale shark tour providers in Riviera Maya.


  • Playa del Carmen pick up approximately 6:30 a.m., Tour returns between 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Dependent on time to locate sharks

Important Information

  • Snorkeling equipment and professional guide are included
  • Round trip Ground and Sea transportation from Playa del Carmen (air conditioned) Pickup and drop off at your hotel or lodging is included in the tour’s price.
  • Bottled water, soft drinks and snacks provided on the boat
  • Experienced, bilingual guides: English, Spanish
  • Snorkeling on Isla Mujeres coral reef
  • Swim with the whale sharks as much as possible.
  • You will receive your tour confirmation within 24 hours of purchase

Any questions you have, please send to and one of our team will be happy to assist!

4 reviews for Budget Whale Shark Tour from Playa Del Carmen

  1. 5 out of 5

    What an amazing day.

    The transport was fantastic.
    Our guide Joshua was perfect excellent and very efficient.
    Our captain Uriel placed us perfectly and spotted whale sharks for our group constantly. He navigated the open waves and rough spots beautifully.
    The whale sharks!! So many so sweet! So so special.
    The fruit was juicy fresh and cold!
    The ceviche divine and prepared with love.
    Our boat was perfect for us- we had a roof and a soft place to sit 🙂

    Love love love!
    Without this budget offer our family would not have been able to attend. Eternally grateful.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Great day and great price. So much more cheaper than everywhere else. Guides where great and took the go pro and got great video shoots which I was really grateful for. Sea sickness was problem for us. Being with the whales was amazing, you have to swim fast to keep up but so exciting. Such placid animals. One to cross of the bucket list. Communication between the office was great also, very helpful.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Well worth the money. Not sure what all is included in the deluxe tour, but this one for the money was great! All I was concerned with was seeing some whale sharks and getting to swim with them for a bit and it provided that plus some. Such a cool experience! I dont know why people pay to go swim with dolphines and other animals in these small parks when they can go do it in their natural environment and have a way cooler experience. Would definitely recommend

  4. 5 out of 5

    This was right up there with one of the better moments of my life! You don’t realize how small you are until swim next to the biggest fish in the sea. This tour was my favorite part of the trip to Mexico. Highly recommend.

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