We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ocean Tours Whale Shark Tour

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
As featured in Boat trips in Cancun
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 42 North | 5th Av. and 10th Av., Cancun 77520, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 984 147 0065
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Come explore the incredible world of the whale shark and enjoy the...

Come explore the incredible world of the whale shark and enjoy the experience of a lifetime with the Whale Shark Discovery. The Whale Shark conveys peace and tranquillity; swimming alongside this gentle giant of the sea is an experience to remember and share again and again. The Whale Shark migrates each year between May and September, so if you are planning to The Mayan Riviera (Playa del Carmen, Cancun or Tulum) during these months, don't miss the incredible opportunity to swim with the Whale Sharks and take home an experience that you will talk about and share with everyone! Whale shark watching can be done by booking a guided tour. No matter where you are staying, transportation / pick up will be organized for you (from Playa del Carmen, Cancun or Tulum)

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Akumal Turtles Plus Cenote and Caves
More Info
and up
Turtles, Snorkeling, and Cenotes Adventure in Akumal
More Info
and up
Tulum and Turtles Discovery Day Trip from Cancun or Playa del Carmen

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,681 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 783
  • 106
    Very good
  • 26
  • 6
  • 13
Excellent guides!

We made a day long tour that involved the Caracoal cenotaph, tulum, and snorkelling at Yakul with Flávio, Caesar, Juan and Miro. The day was excellent as they were super... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Add Photo Write a Review

1,681 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 934: English reviews
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We made a day long tour that involved the Caracoal cenotaph, tulum, and snorkelling at Yakul with Flávio, Caesar, Juan and Miro. The day was excellent as they were super accommodating of our requests and Flávio was the most informed tour guide I've seen from all of the excursions we've had to date. They designed a great tour for the... More 

Thank Winnipe
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of ten went on this excursion one week ago and it turned out to be the highlight of our vacation time in the Riviera Maya. Our guide was Fernando and our driver was Jorge. The day started right on schedule. We traveled to Tulum first and were joined by a very informative guide who gave us the story... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Prairie Village, KS
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour of Tulum, Snorkeling with Turtles, Cenotes and a traditional Mayan lunch. Our guide, Macarena, was very engaging and a super fun guide for our day! Our family of two adults and four kids had a blast touring Tulum (we met up with a wonderful, informative, and nice guide for this portion who works... More 

1 Thank Angie C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom and I booked the 3-in-1 tour of Tulum, snorkeling with Turtles, and swimming in the Cenotes. Our experience could not have been better. Our guide Cesar was incredible. He gave us great insight on the Mayan ruins of Tulum and was extremely knowledgeable about the environment and it gave us great perspective on swimming with turtles and swimming... More 

1 Thank Tory C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the Paradise Islands tour with our Thompson rep and the tour was operated by Ocean Tours Mexico. We were collected from our hotel prompt at 7am as advised, and picked up other people along the way, our group were English, French and German speaking and all info given in each language by our guide Katrin (French had a... More 

1 Thank mathewcarpenter
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see Tulum, one of the Cenotes, then swimming with the turtles. Our son and daughter-in-law were with us as well. Mariano was our guide and he is excellent! Could not ask for a better guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The Tulum guide however was in a rush and kept showing us pictures she had. Mariano gave us... More 

1 Thank BrantfordEfigenia
Marathon, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

At first I didn't want to book this excursion. I don't like being in the water and the highlights of the day was swimming with the turtles and the Cenotes. But, I went with it because I want to see the Mayan temples and I love histories about the Mayans. The first place to go was Tulum. I was amazed!... More 

1 Thank jessicamorrison
Bear, Delaware
Level Contributor
80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

One of the best snorkeling trips we have ever been on. The guys who work on the boat and some of the most fun and knowledgeable about Isla Mujeres. They pick you up at your hotel in the morning, take you to their dock and then bring you back to your hotel in the evening. You have open bar all... More 

Thank Ron P
Chetek, Wisconsin, United States
Level Contributor
82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

We started out our excursion by touring Tulum. It was very cool to see, but our guide Elsalvador was very long winded and we didn't get to walk around much to explore and take pictures. He felt very strongly about his beliefs as to the past of the Mayans. But once we got done, the lady (blonde skinny short- Bea)... More 

4 Thank Samantha R
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

First of all this would not have been as good had we not had the two best tour guides I have ever experienced, Ceasar & Rulian (spelling?)! These two guys were wonderful. They spoke 3 languages fluently and took time to explain everything we saw. First stop was Tulum, second stop the underground caves and a delicious lunch (included), last... More 

2 Thank Tom M

Travelers who viewed Ocean Tours Whale Shark Tour also viewed

Cancun, Quintana Roo

Been to Ocean Tours Whale Shark Tour? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ocean Tours Whale Shark Tour and other visitors
88 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (88)

Questions? Get answers from Ocean Tours Whale Shark Tour staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?