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Cancun Whale Shark Tours – The top-rated provider of Whale Shark Snorkeling Tours on TripAdvisor

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Cancun Whale Shark Tours

Meet the Whale Shark Daddy

Started on ISLA HOLBOX in 2004 when Holbox was the only place you could do a Whale Shark Tour. It was a LONG day for people coming from Cancun to do a Day trip. In 2010 the Mexican government began issuing permits to go directly from Cancun making it MUCH easier to do a Day trip. Whale Shark Daddy takes great pride as the Whale Shark tour business has developed and is proud to be the #1 leader in providing high quality Whale Shark tours to Adventure seekers from all over the world. In 2014 Whale Shark Daddy founded the Whale Shark Conservation Society, a  Non-Profit organization dedicated to Whale Shark Conservation & Preservation for Future generations. Cancun Whale Shark tours treats the Whale Sharks as  VERY SPECIAL friends and follows all Conservation principles  to Preserve and Care For these AMAZING Animals. COME JOIN the Best Whale Shark Tour in Cancun with the Whale Shark Daddy !!!

Whale Sharks in Cancun

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We offer the BEST whale shark experience Cancun and Riviera Maya

IN 2015, WE HOSTED MORE THAN 35,000 WHALE SHARK TOUR PARTICIPANTS WHO ENJOYED THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE WITH Roddrigo, the “Whale SHARK DADDY”.  This tour WILL BE the HIGHLIGHT of your Cancun/Riviera Maya Vacation…….GUARANTEED. Come & see this “SOON” to be Endangered Species before its too late!

We are the Only 100%  American OWNED & OPERATED Whale Shark Tour Company in Cancun. There are many “local” Fly-By-Night-Operators running tours who don’t have the Same EXPERTISE, Big Fast Boats w/ Bathrooms, Correct Insurance, & PROFESSIONAL Highly Skilled CREWS!

OUR PRICES ARE THE BEST COMPARED TO THE OTHER TOUR COMPANIES WHO CHARGE MORE & PROVIDE INFERIOR SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE. This is the only Tour we do. We are SPECIALISTS, we are experts. OUR TOP TRIP ADVISOR RATINGS WILL TELL YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW about OUR PERSONAL SERVICE

Why Cancun Whale Shark Tours?

We offer the BEST whale shark experience Cancun and Riviera Maya This tour WILL BE the HIGHLIGHT of your Cancun/Riviera Maya Vacation…….GUARANTEED.

Snorkeling with the ocean’s largest fish, the “whale shark”, is one of the most exciting things you’ll do while in Cancun. Imagine swimming alongside a whale as large as a 18 wheeler or a school bus!!! We’ve had countless clients tell us it is “one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done”.

Why book with Cancun Whale Shark Tours?

We offer the BEST whale shark experience Cancun and Riviera Maya. This tour WILL BE the HIGHLIGHT of your Cancun/Riviera Maya Vacation…….GUARANTEED. Come & see this “SOON” to be Endangered Species before it’s too late!

Over 14 years of experience

A Pioneer in Whale Shark Tours, Roddrigo the “Whale Shark Daddy” started on ISLA HOLBOX in 2004 when Holbox was the only place you could do a Whale Shark Tour. 

#1 leader in quality

The Whale Shark Daddy takes great pride as the Whale Shark tour business has developed and is proud to be the #1 leader in providing high quality Whale Shark tours to Adventure seekers from all over the world. 

Safety is Our Reputation

This “once In A Lifetime” Trip should not be entrusted to Amateur Trip Operators/Packagers. Put your TRUST in us….. We’ve done this since it ALL began in 2004 on Holbox Island.Family-friendly and safe for all ages. Kids from 5 to 88 years young! Last year we had an 88 yr “young” grandmother swim with us and the whale sharks – twice!You can learn more here: https://cancunwhalesharktours.com/about-us/safety-regulations/

American Owned and Operated

We are the Only 100%  American OWNED & OPERATED Whale Shark Tour Company in Cancun.

Hundreds of Thousands of Happy Customers

In 2015, we hosted more than 35,000 whale shark tour participants who enjoyed this amazing experience with Roddrigo, the “Whale Shark Daddy”. 

Reviews:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g150807-d1898165-Reviews-Cancun_Whale_Shark_Tours-Cancun_Yucatan_Peninsula.html

Best Prices

Our prices are the best compared to the other tour companies who charge more & provide inferior service and experience.

Professional Transportation

We offer our “WHALE SHARK EXPRESS” operated by professional transportation Services that are licensed, bonded & insured. Real PROFESSIONAL Transfer services. We’ve used them for 10 years and they have an impeccable Safety Record & ON-TIME Scheduling. 

Up-to-date Marina Facilities

New greatly expanded facility at Punta Sam marine terminal on the north shore of Cancun close to all major resorts this brand new 10,000 sq. ft. facility features vastly expanded reception & check-in, much larger modern bathrooms for guys & gals, 6 great shower stalls for those wishing to “rinse off” after a whale shark experience, “air conditioned” salas plus a new greatly expanded private pier of our fleet of boats.

Our Tourism Philosophy

a. Whenever you decide to visit Cancun Mexico, learn as much as possible about our country, it would  be good to have a general knowledge about the religion and culture, the local rules and values.
b. Learn some Spanish, and don’t be afraid to use it – some sentences or even some words will help to break the ice and build a good atmosphere around you.
c. Support locally owned Cancun businesses, hotels, restaurants and other services. Eat local food and drink local brands and brews. Shop from local traditional artisans and for locally made products, helping keep traditional crafts alive and favour local products over imported items.
d. Choose the activities that will allow you to meet local people and get to know the culture.
e. Make the right choice: Do not to eat in restaurants, shop in stores or visit local shows, markets that promote cruelty or exploitation of endangered species.
f. Always ask first before photographing or videoing people. Will be very much appreciated if you send them back copies of photos to help make it a two-way exchange.
g. Leave only good footprints, take care of the environment as you would in your own home.
h. Request to be served with alternatives to plastic and when shopping say ‘No’ to plastic bags.
i. After returning home would be of great help if you think how you can support programs and organizations that are working to protect the welfare, culture and environment of where you’ve been lucky to visit.
j. PLEASE only use “Biodegradable SUN BLOCK. It’s for the Whale Sharks protection. Most commercial Sunscreens  are Synthetic Chemicals, NOT Natural to the Whale Sharks eating habits.

Additional Information

WE ALSO ALLOW DIVERS TO GO IN THE WATER WITH YOUR WETSUIT OR SHORTIE IN LIEU OF THE UNSIGHTLY PFD (SKI VEST). we rent wetsuit “shorties” by the day @ the departure marina

JOIN THE 35,000+ PAST PARTICIPANTS WHO’VE DONE THIS AMAZING ADVENTURE WITH US SINCE 2004!

SNORKELING WITH THE OCEAN’S LARGEST FISH, THE “WHALE SHARK”, IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING THINGS YOU’LL DO WHILE IN CANCUN. IMAGINE SWIMMING ALONGSIDE A WHALE AS LARGE AS A 18 WHEELER OR A SCHOOL BUS!!!  WE’VE HAD COUNTLESS CLIENTS TELL US IT IS “ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING THINGS I’VE EVER DONE”.

Where are the Whale Sharks?

The Whale Sharks are normally feeding in the Plankton Rich waters between Cabo Catoche & Isla Contoy. We mark their Positions Daily with our GPS Mapping Devices + we use “Spotter” planes. Generally it’s between 30 minutes to 1 hour transit time. When we encounter them you’ll see their GIGANTIC Mouths in the water “WIDE-OPEN” Gulping Plankton etc as they glide through the water.

Our Tourism Philosophy

The 10 TENETS Of Our Tourism Philosophy

  1. Whenever you decide to visit Cancun Mexico, learn as much as possible about our country, it would  be good to have a general knowledge about the religion and culture, the local rules and values.
  2. Learn some Spanish, and don’t be afraid to use it – some sentences or even some words will help to break the ice and build a good atmosphere around you.
  3. Support locally owned Cancun businesses, hotels, restaurants and other services. Eat local food and drink local brands and brews. Shop from local traditional artisans and for locally made products, helping keep traditional crafts alive and favour local products over imported items.
  4. Choose the activities that will allow you to meet local people and get to know the culture.
  5. Make the right choice: Do not to eat in restaurants, shop in stores or visit local shows, markets that promote cruelty or exploitation of endangered species.
  6. Always ask first before photographing or videoing people. Will be very much appreciated if you send them back copies of photos to help make it a two-way exchange.
  7. Leave only good footprints, take care of the environment as you would in your own home.
  8. Request to be served with alternatives to plastic and when shopping say ‘No’ to plastic bags.
  9. After returning home would be of great help if you think how you can support programs and organisations that are working to protect the welfare, culture and environment of where you’ve been lucky to visit.
  10. PLEASE only use “Biodegradable SUN BLOCK. It’s for the Whale Sharks protection. Most commercial Sunscreens  are Synthetic Chemicals, NOT Natural to the Whale Sharks eating habits.