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Cancun Whale Shark Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Cancun Whale Shark Tours a TOP RATED Tour Company as determined by our Past clients via Trip Advisor. We have Provided High Quality Public & Private VIP Whale Shark Excursions since 2003 & have satisfied more than 35,000 past adventure seekers from around the world. We offer Complete services including PickUps from Cancun Hotel Zone & Riviera Maya Hotels. Please read our reviews they Speak for themselves. Our Staff is highly trained & "Experienced".We welcome your participation with us in this "MAGICAL EXPERIENCE" Snorkeling with the oceans largest fish....The WHALE SHARK! Ck this OFF your Personal "BUCKET LIST. Come join the #1 Whale Shark Tour Provider in Cancun!
Reviewed July 23, 2013

On June 19, 2013, my wife and I took our two kids (9 and 13) from Cozumel (via the walk-on ferry at 6am) to Playa del Carmen to meet a driver with this fantastic company. He took us to Cancun, where we embarked on a grand adventure! The captain of our boat was named Elmer and our in-water guide was Raul. They were both excellent at understanding the area and getting us the best views of whale sharks and manta rays. There were dozens of whale sharks and about 15 manta rays. The entire experience was very surreal. Raul was a master with our waterproof camera and got us some amazing photos and videos.

I recommend taking (or renting) wet suits so you can keep up with the whale sharks and maneuver more freely in the water. Also, take a waterproof camera (only about $150) for some pics and videos that will last a lifetime.

Thank Nathan B
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

First, making reservation was simple and very informative with Rodd.
Once there every one was laid back and friendly from Nathanial the Canadian and Ciro to the picture staff. Be sure u bring Bio-degradable sunscreen because its a rule and you don't want to have the whale sharks trying to feed sucking in nasty sunscreen! We had 2 awesome captains Renay and revi! They got us there so quickly and stopped and watched some dolphins:) And right in the middle of over 60 whale sharks! And a huge school of Manta rays swimming amongst the whale sharks. Our captains of the 03-12-61 boat kept us right in the middle of them. No worries about being eaten by the sharks they are very docile and a definite must do! But only with this tour company. We rented the wet suits there and loved being able to swim along side the sharks. The photos they take are wonderful and cheap. Again the best whale shark company around!! So friendly and makes the experience one you will never forget!!

Thank justadriver
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WhaleSharkDaddy, Owner at Cancun Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

WE APPRECIATE your Kind Comments & will SHARE with STAFF! THANKS for Joining us!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This was so awesome. We saw so many whale sharks and jumping manta rays. Loved this experience. Raul and Elmer were awesome. They made a very big difference. They are the better company to go with if you are a true animal lover because they actually care about this creatures. They make sure we do not bother the whale sharks but still enjoy the experience. The boat was very nice and had lots of shade and a bathroom. Lots of cold water on board for drinking. Would make this a yearly tradition to swim with the whale sharks.

Thank Aileen L
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WhaleSharkDaddy, Owner at Cancun Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Guess this "SAYS it ALL" We Appreciate the kind comments & always do our Very Best to Please our Clients from Around The World

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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We checked out a couple of companies and chose The Shark Daddy/ Cancun Whale Shark Tours, primarily because right from the off they were prompt in responding initially to emails and also phone calls and they did all, and a little more than they said they were going to.
We received email confirmation of our scheduled pick up time the night before our tour. Our driver arrived within 10 mins of that guide time and was extremely courteous and friendly. We were given an informational sheet on the bus of what we could expect once we arrived at the Marina and it was spot on. Daniel (manager) was very informative and entertaining in his talk of the rules, and how the tour operates. There was no hard sale on any of the products they had for sale or rent. We purchased the biodegradable sunscreen but didn't bother with the wetsuit rental or any of the other products. Light refreshments were on offer - juice and coffee and bananas and pound cake. Then we were introduced to our crew and we were on our way. Our captain was Elmer, our guide Raul and Mark was our photographer. All were outstanding at what they did and it's very obvious that it's not just a job to them but a passion. Raul was absolutely brilliant with my 9 & 10 year old daughters both on the boat - checking that they were okay and enjoying themselves and more importantly in the water. They both swim competitively and I had no concerns about them swimming alongside this huge fish with Raul holding their hand and guiding them. Elmer had constant visual contact with the swimmers all the time they were in the water and maneuvered the boat to them when they had swam with the sharks. He was also very attentive to those onboard pointing out where the sharks were and also manta rays. Mark showed us some of the pictures he had taken on the screen of his camera and from that we purchased the video and photography package they were that good! We were the last boat to leave the whale sharks as the crew were happy to let us swim repeatedly until we'd all had our fill. They couldn't have been more accommodating. We saw a large school of dolphins en route to Isla Mujeres, whilst we were enjoying fresh sandwiched. Elmer slowed the boat and circled back around so that we could all see them up close and take photos. At the Isla we snorkled and chatted with the crew and Raul made the freshest and tastiest shrimp ceviche and guacamole. We also enjoyed a couple of cold beers. We were headed onto do some more snorkeling at a secluded spot when the weather turned and we headed back to the marina. This company is a little more expensive than others out there but they absolutely exceeded all of my expectations and they deliver what they say they are going to. If you have the choice, request Elmer, Raul, and Mark. You will not be disappointed!!

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WhaleSharkDaddy, Owner at Cancun Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

WOW guess we EXCEEDED their Expectations which is Very Fulfilling for our staff. The Comments will shared with all staff for a job "WELL DONE"!

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

If you are looking for a great company to do this adventure, go with the Whale Shark Daddy. We had the best guides, Alex and Eldrick (sp?), who made the experience so incredible. Alex would take me as close as possible to the whale sharks, and set me up so that I literally was swimming right beside the sharks, only a foot away! It was amazing. We seemed to be one of the later boats to leave the area because they wanted us to enjoy our time with these beautiful creatures as long as possible. They also made delicious ceviche and the best guacamole we've ever had. We will definitely be back next time and go with these guys again. Kudos and Muchos Gracias!! Edwina

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WhaleSharkDaddy, Owner at Cancun Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

The 5 ** Reviews just keep rolling in. After 9 years we've got the RIGHT FORMULA to Please our clients from Around the World. Staff will see these at our Weekly Review Meetings where we work to get even BETTER!

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