Explora Mexico Riviera Maya

Explora Mexico Riviera Maya

Explora Mexico Riviera Maya
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Scuba & SnorkellingShark DivingSightseeing ToursPrivate ToursArchaeology Tours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Explora with Vikingo the caribbean sea, swimming with whalesharks, seaturtles, sailfish or bullsharks in theyr natural habitat; discover the cenotes or underground caves and much more. Private tours or not i would be your guide and transmit my love for the Mayan Riviera.
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Meets animal welfare guidelines

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Maximiliano C
Hollywood, FL15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Solo
Marco picked me up at the resort very early in the morning. We picked up a couple and headed to the pier. We had a little snack while waiting for the boat to arrive. Then, we headed out to sea. On the way to find the whale sharks, he informed us that someone had already found them and they knew exactly where to go. We were fortunate because it was the day after a full moon and many sharks where together. On the way to the location, he put at ease one of the customers that was afraid of seeing other types of shark (Which help me to feel safer too). He also explained that due to the COVID-19 situation, there were only a few boats and each boat was at half capacity. We were able to swim along several Whale sharks. It was a marvelous experience. Marco filmed and took pictures (all included in the price), while I was enjoying the interaction with these majestic creatures. Seeing them eye to eye, swimming next to them for minutes on end was the best experience I have ever had with a wild animal. In addition, we were able to see a huge beautiful manta ray. I would have been more than satisfied with the experience, but then it was topped by relaxing across from Isla Mujeres and eating a delicious fresh Mexican Ceviche. Marco is a great host and tour guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and at all times made sure everyone was safe. I will definitely contact him again for other tours next time I come back to Cancun.
Written July 29, 2020
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So many thanks for this great review about our whale shark tour. Swim with whale sharks is a great adventure and i am happy you enjoy the day. Hope to see you again for more adventures. Saludos
Written August 3, 2020
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Jordan M
Shawnee, OK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I can't say enough good things about Marco and his crew, Toto and Captain Esteban! They picked me and my son up in Playa at 5:00 am sharp and drove us to Cancun where we had a delicious breakfast on the dock before loading the boat. Marco was incredibly knowledgeable and hilarious the entire time! After about an hour's boat ride we were one of the first boats to arrive upon the sharks so we had them basically surrounding us. My 9-year old son was a bit hesitant, but Marco made him comfortable and assured him that he would be safe the entire time in the water no matter what. Owen and I jumped in and to our surprise there was immediately a big Manta only 10 feet beneath us, followed by half a dozen whale sharks within 100 feet, and some within 15 feet! Once we got comfortable in the water, Marco took my son by the vest and guided him right up to the shark (but not close enough to touch) so that he could get the best experience possible. Then on dive number 2, Marco grabbed my hand (while I held my sons hand) and dragged us both as fast as he could out to the shark so that he could let us go and drift just far enough away to get some great pictures and videos. We could have gone for a third dive, but my son had had enough of the open water, which was fine because we did what we came to do. Once the diving was finished we got back on track toward land and stopped at the most amazing beach for snorkeling and FRESH MADE ceviche. And I mean they made it on the boat while we played in the water. Once all the fun was had we unfortunately had to load up and head back home (all the way back to Playa). If you do this tour with anyone else, you will be missing out. Marco is absolutely the BEST guide for the whale sharks, and apparently lots of other things that I plan on doing next time!
Written August 13, 2020
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I am so happy you enjoy your whale sharks experience and thank you so much to share your opinion. Hope to see you again for more adventures
Written August 21, 2020
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John S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
This will go down in history as one of our best adventures ever!!🤩 We stayed in Tulum and our amazing guide Marco arranged for perfect transportation to Cancun including snacks for the ride. On the way Marco did a great job explaining to us about what to expect for the day and as a bonus he has the best Italian accent and made us laugh alot. We arrived at the pier and were served breakfast and then headed to find the whale sharks. We actually got to see a large tortoise and dolphins along the way. We then got to dive w the whale sharks and oh wow what an experience!! There were so many of them and even mantas too. Marco was fantastic and took video and photos which he actually had to us that evening! The whole crew was fantastic and they really are a true family and care about everyone's well being. We had one young lady get sea sick and the care they offered her was first class. I was not expecting the fresh ceviche lunch we had after in the crystal blue water of la Isla Mujeres, it was amazing!! We can say with such confidence that Marco and his ability to create an experience of a lifetime is beyond a 10!! We had such a great time we booked him 2 days later for an unforgettable cave and Cenote experience. We were completely blown away by what we saw and how there's a whole world to explore below. Don't miss any of the experiences this talented, smart, and funny explorer called Vikingo can offer you. You will remember it for a lifetime. 😊🎉😊
Written August 4, 2020
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Tessica W
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
I cannot say enough about Marco and our amazing experience with the whale sharks! He takes his guests out early which proved to be a total difference maker! We had our fill of swimming with the sharks before most of the boats even got out there which made our experience that much better. We saw sooooo many whale sharks, manta rays, mating sea turtles (not joking lol), fresh and beautiful ceviche lunch and incredible hospitality and humor from the entire crew. We almost cancelled our tour because we were unsure with covid but I am so happy we didn’t. These amazing people need our support during this time and it was well worth the money. We can’t wait to book another tour with him when we come back with our kids next time! At every corner, Marco delighted our entire group.
Written July 10, 2020
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Thank you for sharing your experience and i am glad we had a great whale shark day. Hope to see you again for more adventures. Saludos Marco
Written July 10, 2020
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Ashley C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
I highly recommend this company. They are a family owned business that focuses on eco friendly tours where the animals and the environment are protected.

There are a lot of companies that do tours with whale sharks but this one is the best. They do early morning small group tours so they beat the crowds and we get to spend quality time with the whale sharks.

They explain the whole process very well so everyone feels comfortable swimming next to the whale sharks.

Since they do small groups, we all got into the water 3 times, each time swimming with the whale sharks.

I highly recommend this group. They are friendly, professional and they genuinely care about the whale sharks.
Written August 20, 2020
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Thank you for sharing your experience of the whale shark tour. I am very glad to know you enjoy the day. Hope to see you again for more adventures
Written August 21, 2020
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Bree J
League City, TX3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
It was amazing! Me and my family have traveled all around the world and this is by far my favorite thing we have done. Marcos was incredible, even when the weather didn’t cooperate, he kept a great mood and enlightened the rest of us. Not only was Marcos great but so was his staff. They made sure we were fed, warm, and happy. They even gave us their jackets to keep us warm. Don’t even get me started on how amazing swimming with the whale sharks was!! Marcos held my hand the whole way, this a must do!!
Written August 8, 2020
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Thank you for this great review i am happy you enjoy the day....i will be waiting for you for more adventures or more whale sharks.... Why not? Saludos
Written August 8, 2020
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Justin V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
My wife and I had the luxury of going on a whale shark tour wife Marco this week and it was life changing. Swimming with the whale sharks was a bucket list item for me and it did not disappoint in anyway. Swimming with the whale sharks is a huge adrenaline experience but magical at the same time. It is truly humbling swimming so close to such a massive, peaceful, beautiful creature. I found Marco online and liked that he had so many positive reviews but questioned if they filtered out the bad ones. Well I can tell you that Marco is amazing and all of his reviews are truly five stars. From start to finish he was easy to communicate with, he explained every detail about the trip and the whale sharks. Marco and his crew are so friendly and they genuinely care about you having a good time while staying safe. They treat you like family and do everything in there power to make sure you are having an amazing experience. We booked a private tour with Marco and traveled with two other couples and we all raved about it. Everyone in our group agreed it was by far the best excursion we did in Mexico and it wasn't even close. If you are on the fence about this trip do not hesitate just book it you will love it. Marco will always hold a special place in our hearts and the next time we are in Mexico we will definitely book every excursion we do through him.
Written July 13, 2023
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Emilia
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Marco picked us up at our Hotel in Playa del Carmen early in the morning and drove us to the marina. He provided a light breakfast and transported us as well as 3 other couples (in total 8 people) to the ocean to search for whalesharks. He and his crew were very kind, and knowledgeable about the whalesharks as well as other ocean related subjects. They were able to find the whalesharks after about an hour of searching (+ 45 min going to the site so 1h and 45 min in total). We were able to swim with over 100 whalesharks and even some manta rays, which was an incredible experience. Marco goes out of his way to make sure you get an up-close, safe and respectful experience with the whalesharks. (Sidenote, you will be sitting in the open sea for about 4-5 hours, so seasickness could occurr). After, Marco brought us to Isla de Mujeres, where we were able to swim in the water and enjoyed amazing home-made ceviche. The transportation to the hotel went smoothly as well. A couple hours after arriving, we received amazing photos and videos that Marco took during the 3 dives.

In overall, our experience exceeded our expectations. The day went very smoothly since the crew showed their experience in the field.

Thank you Marco and your crew for an amazing day. We will not forget this amazing tour.

Muchas Gracias

Dennis & Emily
Written August 13, 2020
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Melynda A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Marco is a stand up guy and a great guide. He is very organized and takes the time to answer all the questions you have before and during the tour. He is also very caring about the animals' welfare and that was something very important to us. The whale shark excursion was so much fun and Marco and his crew did everything they could to find the whale sharks and make this a memorable experience. I would highly recommend this tour and this company to anyone who wants to experience something special while still respecting nature.
Written July 1, 2022
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tkbearclaw
Santorini, Greece4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Had a wonderful day with Marco. He took excellent care of us throughout. He was easy to communicate with and very punctual throughout the booking process and for the trip itself. The trip itself was excellent. He and the boat captain got us right up next to the whale sharks. He also got some great pictures of my wife and I. Highly recommend!
Written June 12, 2023
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