Whale Shark Snorkel

Want to see the biggest fish in the world?  Book your space now!


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Duration: 5 - 7 Hours - June 15th - September 15th

Experience Level: None - Minimun age 6 years old

Dive Type: Ocean/Snorkeling

What's included? The adventure includes transportation from Playa del Carmen, equipment, snacks, water, boat fees, ceviche in Isla Mujeres and tons of smiles.

From June 1st to September 15th!

Gather up the family and join us for a once-in-lifetime snorkel with the amazing Whale Shark, the world’s largest fish! If you are ready to explore the underwater world with this gigantic and awesome creature, then you’re in the right place.  You don’t have to be a certified diver to participate in this experience.

Very little is known about the migratory patterns of the majestic Whale Shark, but every summer, large numbers of them congregate in the nutrient-rich waters off the coast of the Cancun, Mexico to feed on microscopic plankton. Though great in size, they pose no threat to humans, giving us the unique opportunity to peacefully swim alongside these incredible sharks and view them in their natural habitat.

The Whale Sharks are in the waters between and around Isla Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Isla Contoy and Cancun from early June to mid-September, so be sure to make this trip a part of your summer vacation! The boat leaves from Cancun which is about 45 minutes from Playa del Carmen or 90 minutes from Tulum.

You can pay the marine park bracelet direct by clicking the checkbox or you can pay it directly upon boarding the boat. Due to new Mexican regulations, as of June 15, 2019, all participants must wear a life vest at all times while in the water with the sharks.  This is to maximize your safety due to high boat traffic.


  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steven M.

    I had a great experience with the entire team at BlueLife. I did 4 reef dives (2 at Playa and 2 at Cozumel) with Valentina, 2 cenote dives with Hugo, and also did the whale shark snorkeling up in Isla Mujeres. Everyone was very professional, prepared, thorough, and communicated very clearly about all aspects of the activities. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for a great experience from beginning to end!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great Scuba & Snorkel Crew! I had a great experience with the entire team at BlueLife. I did 4 reef dives (2 at Playa and 2 at Cozumel) with Valentina, 2 cenote dives with Hugo, and also did the whale shark snorkeling up in Isla Mujeres. Everyone was very professional, prepared, thorough, and communicated very clearly about all aspects of the activities. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for a great experience from beginning to end!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Imi I

    AMAZING WHALE SHARK EXPERIENCE Our day was absolutely off the scale. An amazing lifetime experience to swim with sharks and manta rays. Our host estimated that there were over 200 whale sharks that day so we were lucky to dive numerous times! Hosts were terrific and loved the floating lunch.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard M

    Diving and snorkelling Me and my wife came here in September for 4 dives and snorkelling with the whale sharks. We were not disappointed! The diving was spectacular as of course was the whale shark experience. Blue Life were superb, the boats used were plenty spacious and group sizes were small, either 4 or just the 2 of us with a guide. Our guides Andrea and Rodrigo C were lovely and patient, just what you need 20 meters under the sea. If we go back to Mexico we will definitely come back here for more diving.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Silvia C

    Friendly and professional Dive Operator in Playa Del Carmen I booked a couple of days diving in the cenotes around Playa del Carmen and Tulum and I was not disappointed! The staff is very professional and the dive guides fully trained, they speak perfect english and always made us feel at ease in the water as well as outside. The whole experience was a real pleasure, diving underground can be stressful but our guide (Valentina) knew exactly where to take us and where to stop for a nice snack too. I also booked a whale shark snorkelling trip via BlueLife and was again very very happy, even if the day was not managed directly by BlueLife.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    David J

    Scuba and Snorkeling w/Whale Sharks Andrea made every aspect of booking our tours as easy as it gets. She coordinated pick up times and communicated any changes in \"real time\" via email....super comforting. Hugo was our dive guide and was amazing. Super nice and made our dives as comfortable and relaxed as it gets. He did not rush us like many dive guides would. We were in the water for over 1 hour on one dive in Cozumel. We had air, we stayed down. Also, if you\'re traveling in the summer, go on the whale shark snorkeling whale shark tour as it was terrific as well.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anthony L.

    Phenomenal Dive Shop This dive shop was by far the best shop I have dived with. I spent a week with this shop snorkeling with whale sharks, getting sidemount certified, and cavern/cave diving various cenotes. This was an an awesome experience. I highly recommend this shop and their fun/safe/attentive staff.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    Blue Life has set the bar for dive shops. The quality of service is amazing! Our trip started with Andrea, who seems to be able to answer any question at any time of day, being extremely responsive and helpful. Arriving at the shop, we were greeted by Leo. I considered Leo the MVP of this all-star team. He helped with equipment, answered questions, and even went out of his way to escort others in my group to see a doctor. Some of our gear was temporarily lost by the airline, but he offered to deal with the airline to ensure that everything was delivered directly to the shop. Our first 2 days in the water was with Hugo for TDI Sidemount certification. You can tell this guy loves his job. Hugo is laid back and patient, but also very encouraging at the same time. Even though I was only able to do the Sidemount course, he was preparing me for more in-depth Cavern/ Cave courses that I would eventually take. I was never really interested in tech diving before, but Hugo has inspired me to go further. After completing the Sidemount course, we did the Taste of Riviera Maya with Steve for sites in Playa Del Carmen on the first day and Cozumel on the second day. Steve was great in explaining all the details of the dives up front, and knew just about every fish we would encounter. He executed his dive plan flawlessly. In Cozumel, we drifted for about 1.5 miles for our first dive and 2.5 miles for our second. The last day of TRM was cenotes El Pit and Dos Ojos with Daniel. Daniel was also very careful to explain the history and details of his sites. His excitement for diving the cenotes was infectious. He even spent a little time at the end to help me with my back fin technique, which I still can\'t do, but not from lack of effort on Daniel\'s part. Finally, our last day with Blue Life was to snorkel with Whale Sharks, and even though this excursion was outsourced to another group, they still exhibited the same level of quality, hospitality, and passion that Blue Life did. My time with Blue Life was a life changing experience, being able to do/ see things that I never thought I could. Everything is top notch. The guides did not just ask us to follow them and then point out things to look at, which is perfectly acceptable experience. But went above and beyond in that they are sincere about educating not just about the area and history, but always offering guidance on how to improve as a diver. They will not hesitate to spend a few extra days with you to get stuff right. Our Sidemount course with Hugo was scheduled for 2 days, but he was prepared to go an extra day if needed. The same was offered to my older brother during his Open Water course. Hospitality was 5 star at Blue Life. I hardly had to lift a finger, and all the food options they provided were great. I would not be exaggerating when I said that they all treated us like family. This is a very special shop and I can\'t wait to go back. Thank you again Blue Life!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    A TripAdvisor Member

    Bucket list experience Thank you for an incredible experience! The adventure was perfect from a timely pickup at 640 am from playa del Carmen to a safe drop off that evening. We took our 11 yr old son and all had the experience of a lifetime swimming with these majestic creatures. Do yourself a favor on make this a priority! Blue life made it an easy process and took the upmost care of all the details including an amazing ceviche lunch off the coast of Isla Mujeres where we dined in the blue waters and enjoyed the scenery. Highly recommend blue life to cater your family adventures!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    *Fantastic* Where do I start?? After having some problems with our original holiday to create and changing at the last minute I was a bit fed up as I had planned all our trips...I think it changed for the best as I took last minute deal to Mexico... Now I had no time to do any research of the place nor dive centres around where we were staying...so I used the valuable wifi around the pool when we arrived, in search for dive centres... I narrowed it down to two... Next day we were off in search for the dive centres, first port of call was Blue life, We were greeted by a lovely young lady called Fernanda. After speaking for a short time I was thinking, this is the place for me. We spoke about trips I would like to do with my family (2boys and wife), and asked for a package to be put together. I also found out it was whale shark season. :) Pen to paper, Fernanda was great, able to plan things around other trips we had going on...she put the icing on the cake for our holiday.... Blue life were not able to do the visit to the whale sharks themselves but after a few phone calls she had things sorted..fantastic.. First trip was the whale sharks...out on a speed boat to the feeding ground and had an amazing time, not for the faint hearted, it\'s all go and would recommend being strong healthy swimmers, don\'t get me wrong you could stay on the boat like my wife (non swimmer) and get some action...FAR BETTER IN THE WATER ;) Received an evening phone call from Blue life to see how the trip went...nice touch. Next was Dad and lads only day... We were picked up by the diving instructor Hugo...(top class man..what he does not know is not worth knowing..very knowledgeable)...off to the pool for a try dive, test kit and knowledge review. Kids were in safe hands, Hugo took it easy and spoke well to give my boys the much valuable information needed for there dives ahead. Perfect morning then had a spot of lunch. To the beach in the afternoon to meet the boat...headed out and all in the water. Hugo took his time all the way through the dive and helped out any little issues the boys had... Perfect first dive.. Dive two same again..Hugo showed the boys a million and one things in the water even showing them a few tricks as they were more comfortable this time in the water...dives were complete and headed home... Two boys said it was the best day they had by far and loved every minute of it, both asking when they could go out again..that\'s all they talked about, the boy\'s fell asleep early, nice easy night for me and the wife :) Day after was me to head out on my own with Hugo and a few other divers to Cozumel reef....well what can I say... Fantastic dives, lot to see, sharks, coral and some of the largest fish I\'ve seen another perfect day :) Fernanda also recommend me to dive the cenote\'s in the package which I took on advice....Hugo was to be my dive master and promised me something special and exciting.... By did he not...WOW, he took me to dreamgate\' cenote. This place was fantastic, great formations, it\'s a must \"give it ago\". Experience is needed for buoyancy control....I think I may of found my next adventure...HUGO YOUR THE MAN ;) (Google this place!!) Had a wonderful time, I was ready to stay a extra week... I would fully recommend Fernanda, Hugo and all the team at Blue Life, I\'ve dived in many parts of the world and these guys run a tight well organised ship! Everything was catered for, for all my family needs...I\'m returning back to Mexico next year and my diving will all be booked through Blue Life. Thanks for such a fantastic time, you guys helped make some fabulous memories. 5 STAR PLUS.....

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    Dive and Whale Shark Experienc We had a great experience with Blue Life. They weren\'t the recommended dive shop from our resort but I\'m sometime leary of who they recommend. I found Blue Life as part of searching for a SDI dive shop in Playa Del Carmen with good reviews. I think they are the only one. The staff was very helpful in accommodating our schedule which was in a constant state of flux. We were looking for a referral dive as well as some good beginner dives for some newly certified divers. They also encouraged us to dive a cenote which was a great recommendation and a must see. We brought most of our equipment, but utilized their regulators which were new and in good shape. The dive master was very professional, courteous and was very helpful with equipment and information about the dive sites. He also connected well with my teenage sons who were new to diving. They also coordinated our snorkeling trip with whale sharks. Our transportation and guide at the dock made what could be a chaotic situation very smooth and streamlined. It was an incredible experience to swim with these giants. I can\'t emphasize enough that the best part of the experience was Fernanda who was always quick to respond to requests, questions and changes in our schedule. She exhibited great concierge service for us at all times which exceeded my expectations.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Phoenix C.

    Whale Shark! Small groups and the guides are excellent. Would love to come back for whaleshark season and dive with these guys again!

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