Watch the full video with explanations on Youtube


Transportation - We are the first!

  • Getting up early is the key to a successful and fun packed whale shark encounter. We leave port at 08:00 AM in order to be first out on the water. That means pick up at your hotel or vacation rental can be early, but it's worth it! 



  • You won't be hungry or thirsty on this tour 

  • Light breakfast & fresh brewed coffee

  • Fresh fruit, snacks, water, Coca Cola, Sprite & Corona beer in the van

  • Light lunch on board (vegan & vegetarian options available)

Less plastic


Environmental awareness and sustainability matters

  • All our tours are almost plastic-free 

  • As a sustainable tour operator we have redesigned our operation to produce minimal waste

  • Environmental awareness and sustainability is an important issue for us

  • Kay Tours Mexico was the first tour company to offer reusable water bottles - help us by bringing your own or buying one from our shop.

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  • Our boats have enough space, click here for pictures

Quality and value


  • PRIVATE Roundtrip transportation included (no additional pickups or drop-offs at other hotels)

  • We do pick up everywhere from Isla Blanca to Tulum (fuel surcharge may apply)

  • Dock fee ($10.00 per person) is INCLUDED

Free Cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Secure your spot while staying flexible

Travel safe during COVID-19

We have protocols in response to COVID-19




Tour Details & Highlights:

  • Tour start at 06:00 a.m. (+/- 1 hour)

  • Travel duration to port in Cancun approx. 1 hour

  • Swim with the biggest known fish on this planet

  • Enjoy the typical regional food

  • Learn about the animal and its natural habitat 

  • Enjoy the North Beach of Isla Mujeres

  • Duration from pick up till drop-off is approx. 6-8 hours

What's included:

  • A skilled, experienced guide who picks you up at your hotel

  • Certified driver and fully insured van with a/c

  • EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE Round-trip transportation

  • Coffee, fruit, fresh coffee  

  • Professional snorkel gear, life jackets 

  • Light Lunch on board at the north beach of Isla Mujeres

  • Water, soda, beer, fruit basket and snacks in the van


  • No Watermark on your pictures


  • Please read the following blog post about the whale shark tour and feel free to listen to our podcast about the biggest fish in the world, it contains useful information.

  • We do offer an "insurance" for the unlikely event that we do not find any whale shark during your tour. We always do our best and go more than that extra mile to search and find what you came for, the whale shark.

  • We have to point out, it is not a petting zoo! it is rather a safari than a predictable tour and we can't guarantee the sightings of certain animals nor will we refund any money, since the costs are the same, with or without an encounter.

  • For an additional USD 20.00 per person we will take you a second time, a different day, on our tour in the rare event of no sightings of whale sharks during your first tour. You will find that option during the check-out process. Please check the box in case you opt in for the guarantee.

  • Should the number of participants change, the price per person also can change

  • To make your reservation you can pay a deposit of $50 USD + booking fee per person and pay the rest in cash at the beginning of your tour

  • You can also pay the total balance + booking fee

  • DO NOT TOUCH ANY ANIMAL! Respect them!

    • If wild animals (e. g. iguanas, lions, monkeys) are exposed, please DO NOT support that by taking pictures.

  • Keep a minimum distance of 5 m / 15 feet to the animal

  • The ability to swim is required

  • Life-jackets are mandatory

  • Rash guards only / NO sunscreen

  • Please do not put any sunscreen on before we go into the cenotes or the ocean.

  • If taking pictures, disable the flash / selfie sticks are not allowed

  • Respect the word of your captain and guide

  • Part of the regulations of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is: It is prohibited to swim without a life jacket "immersions in the water", per group of tourists will be a maximum of two – the last word has always the captain (free)diving with the whalesharks is not allowed.

  • The use of drones, (selfie) sticks, camera with flash are prohibited.

  • The consumption of alcohol, drugs or any psychotropic substance is prohibited


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