Snorkeling With Whale Sharks in Isla Mujeres

Carey Dive Center – Whale Shark Tours

Whale Sharks, the gentle giants of the deep, known to reach up to 40ft in length, can be found in the waters around Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Holbox. Book now to schedule a trip to snorkel and swim with the largest fish in the ocean.

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Isla Mujeres

By far the biggest underwater attraction in the Mexican Caribbean has to be the much-anticipated annual whale shark migration from June 1st until September 15th. These gentle giants of the deep, known to reach up to 40ft in length, can be found in the waters around Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Holbox. Each whale shark has its own unique set of spots and stripes and has a lifespan of up to 70 years.

Whale Shark Tour Info

Take a boat ride out to see them and you will be able to safely swim and snorkel alongside these magnificent creatures.

The whale sharks are an unforgettable sight, as they glide along the surface, their mouths opening up to 5ft wide to feed on plankton.

The tour includes boat ride, equipment and refreshments. Boats accommodate a maximum of 10 people and depart daily at 8:00 AM and return by 2:00 PM

Pricing and Reservations
Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Tour


• $125 USD per Person

June 1st until September 15th

Daily Boat Schedule

Daily Trips depart Carey Dive Center

• 8:00 AM (arrive 10 minutes before)
• 2:00 PM Return
• Seasonal Availability
• June 1st until September 15th

Whale Shark Tour Includes

All snorkeling adventures include:

  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, lifejacket)
  • Purified bottled water, soft drinks
  • Professional dive master as your guide
  • Friendly and experienced boat staff
Cancellation Policy

Whale Shark Tour Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made the day before by 7pm will receive a full 100% refund. Either
    visit the shop or telephone us to cancel, and please make sure to note the member
    of the staff who confirms the cancellation, for your refund
  • Cancellations because the harbormaster closes the port due to bad weather conditions
    and we can’t take out the boats may be re-scheduled, and if guests’ itinerary doesn’t
    allow will receive a 100% refund
  • Cancellations made the same day of the services, at any time or last minute, receive
    a 50% refund. Last minute re-scheduling fee of 20% applies, for changes within 60
    minutes of departure
  • For no-shows there is no refund, no exceptions

Whale Shark Tour Photo Gallery

Carey Dive Center on Isla Mujeres

COVID-19 Updates

Carey Dive Center is open for business. Due to the gradual reopening of Isla Mujeres to tourism, we are currently offering private trips for couples, families and groups. To book your snorkel, scuba or whale shark tour, please book directly online or contact us.