An unforgettable experience between May & September
Whale Shark Safari

Every year, whale sharks migrate all the way to Isla Contoy in the north of the Yucatan Peninsula to feed on the plankton in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Don’t miss this SUMMER HIGHLIGHT and swim with the largest fish in the ocean!

We were the Pioneers.

Pro Dive Mexico has been organizing this exciting Whale Shark Safari for more than 10 years, and has been awarded the prestigious NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AWARD and GREEN STAR AWARD for their commitment to conservation and the aquatic environment. Considered the premier service provider, Pro Dive Mexico supports The Whale Shark Project  focusing on the protection of these magnificent animals. A portion of their proceeds supports scientific studies.

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What´s included in our Whale Shark Safari?Itineraries and Inclusions

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel, and we will drive you to the harbor in Cancun. From there we take a boat in direction of Contoy Island. This is where the whale sharks migrate every year to eat plankton. We will stay for about 3-4 hours in the open sea, snorkeling in turns of 2 people at once, always accompanied by a specialized guide.

If the weather allows, we will stop at Isla Mujeres, where you can relax at the picturesque lagoon. We serve delicious ceviche (local dish) and (non-alcoholic) drinks to you on-board before taking you back to the harbor and your hotel, respectively.


  • Multilingual guides (English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian)
  • Air conditioned transportation from any hotel along the Riviera Maya.
  • Snacks, coffee, tea and fruit before boarding.
  • Softdrinks on board
  • Light lunch, sandwich, Shrimp / Seafood Cocktail (Ceviche)
  • Snorkel Equipment and Flotation Device.

Please bring:
Sunglasses, towel, hat, biodegradable sun cream, swim suit, tips, wetsuit if available, medicine for sea sickness if needed

Tour dates:
Daily from 15th May – 15th September

Restriction: pregnant women



> must take the ferry to the mainland at 06:00 am
> Safari starts on the Mainland, pick up at ferry in front of Señor Frogs at 06:45

To preserve the habitat of these animals we conduct these safaris according to Mexican Government and National Geographic guidelines.

  • 2 Visitors and a certified guide (biologist or naturalist) snorkel at same time.
  • Life jacket, wet-suite or floating device mandatory
  • Remain at least 6 feet from the Whale Shark, so it’s not disturbed.
  • Please, never touch or cross path with the Whale Sharks.
  • Use Bio-degradable sun protection only (or t-shirt)

With above simple guidelines you will protect the Whale Shark and her habitat.

Pro Dive Mexico guarantees your encounter with a whale shark from June – August, or you can re-schedule this trip for FREE or get a voucher for next trip to Mexico.


  1. The largest fish on our planet
  2. Not related to the whales
  3. Reach up to 14m/ 46ft
  4. Weigh up to 20.6t
  5. Feed by filtering plankton, squids, krill, small fish
  6. Possess about 3,000 tiny teeth, not used for eating
  7. Swims by moving its body from side to side, max. 5km/h

An unforgettable experience between June and September, during which you might even spot Manta Rays and Dolphins.