Book a seat on one of our daily whale shark tour boats. Start the day with an informative talk about the whale sharks, what to expect and all kinds of useful information. Then board one of our safe comfortable boats to head out for your adventure. Groups of 2 will snorkel with a guide to get up close and personal with these gentle giants. We require all participants to follow rules and behave in a manor that respects the whale sharks and creates a safe and fun experience for all. Once the group tires out you will head back to Isla and enjoy a snorkel/swim just off the island and some fresh prepared ceviche. You can expect a lot of excitement and story sharing on the trip back! You’ll probably want a siesta once you get back and the excitement wears off!
For detailed information please review our Tour Information page.
Jasmine, Philadelphia, PA (verified owner) –
Incredible experience with Isla Whale Sharks! Not only are the owner (Ramon), boat captain, and guide (Lalo) caring, professional, and friendly, they are also deeply committed to the welfare and protection of the whale sharks. We saw many many sharks feeding on fish eggs. It was very special. Lalo took GoPro videos during our swims and shared them with us over WhatsApp for no additional fee.
Ramon was very considerate and accommodating of multiple dietary restrictions in our group. Also, we were a group celebrating 2 birthdays, so in addition to the beautiful experience swimming with whale sharks, our birthday girls were surprised with a cake and song upon returning.
Two important notes for planning your trip:
(1) Sunscreen of any kind was not permitted because it ends up on the ocean surface and in the mouths/gills of the sharks. We purchased long-sleeved swim shirts with SPF 50 protection to wear and were very glad we did — the sun is intense. Wear a hat and put something over your legs on the boat too.
(2) The waves can cause seasickness. Bring wristbands or medication if you think there’s even a small chance you’ll need it. And look at the horizon if you start feeling ill. – From Trip Advisor Aug 2022
Jole, Ghent Belgium (verified owner) –
Amazing day Thanks to Ramon, Lalo and the captain!! A lot of drinks and food are inclusief. First we got to see dolphins, then we got to swim with the whalesharks and after that we got to snorkel for a bit: perfect ending to a perfect day! – From TripAdvisor – Sept 2022
Pat Wilhelm –
What a wonderful experience. Ramon is a true nature lover and full of enthusiasm for the whale sharks and his customers. Capt Lalo and first mate Lalo were so helpful while on their boat. They truly wanted each of us to have a wonderful experience swimming with these phenomenal sharks! We loved every second of our trip! Do not miss this experience of a lifetime! I highly recommend Isla Whale Sharks!!!
Daydream420637 (verified owner) –
Fantastic trip where we had the great chance to swim some minutes with whales sharks. An incredibke experience that wd will remember for ever, also thanks to Gopro films shared 🙏❤
The team, Ramon, the captain and Lalo are really very nice and supportive. I had some issues and they did several efforts to solve
After the whale sharks we had the pleasure to enjoy a delicious ceviche from the famous Playa Norte
I highly recommend! – From TripAdvisor Aug 2022
Robbert L, Amsterdam (verified owner) –
Superday. We were put in a boat with a group from, I think, Mexico Divers (does not matter, all operators fill up their boats up till a maximum of 10). Silvana was our guide and she was very on top of everything and made it a superday. We were able to swim 3 times with the whalesharks. Whalesharks were moving not too fast so we could swim with them for quite a few minutes each time. Nice snorkelling at the end of the day and delicious ceviche. A wonderful day. – From Trip Advisor Aug 2022
Yitzhar G (verified owner) –
Perfect tour pretty much from beginning to end. We stayed on Isla Mujeres so we didn’t have to wake up too early, had breakfast with Ramon at the dock while he taught us about whale sharks, then got on the boat. **If you get seasick, take some pills (you can find them at the local 24-hour pharmacies) because it’s a small boat and you’re going out into the open ocean. We all got to swim with the whale sharks as much as we wanted (2-4 times each, 4-5 minutes at a time), they are magnificent. The captain and guide were both brilliant and we felt very well taken care of. On the way back we saw dolphins, snorkeled at a reef, and then had conch ceviche which the crew prepared for us. What a perfect day! – From Trip Advisor July 2022
Vanessa B (verified owner) –
This day trip to swim with the whale sharks was amazing! I definitely would recommend and will do it again when I come back to Isla Mujeres. It was the highlight of my trip! Our guides were amazing and made me feel safe as well as have a great time! – From Trip Advisor July 2022
Rachel Williams –
Bucket list item – check! What a great experience. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Ramon and Chris were both responsive and flexible with us when needed. The boat captain and guide made sure we had the time of our lives, even pulling away from all of the other boats so we felt like we were on a private tour with the sharks. The ceviche was delicious and everyone we encountered was a delight. Just book it! – From Google Reviews – July 2022
The Jakes (verified owner) –
Awesome excursion! Worth every peso!
Bucket-list experience! Our guides Lalo & Lalo were so kind, patient, and showed care for the sharks. They’re amazing! We saw more sharks than we could count. Book with this company! – From TripAdvisor – July 2022
Audrey Marina Barnett (verified owner) –
ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!
I did this back in 2018 and returned again July 2022 with my boyfriend. This is an incredible experience you will never forget! I felt comfortable and safe with Ramon the entire time, he is extremely knowledgeable and friendly! I loved how much respect this place has for the whale sharks and the other sea life. These people care about you and do everything they can to make this experience incredible! – From Google – July 2022
JJJennson (verified owner) –
It was a pretty cool trip organised by locals. We really enjoyed it and would book with Roman again! Communication and everything was good from the first moment on. – From TripAdvisor – June 2022
Julia Champenois –
We had the most fabulous day! Our guide was Arturo and our Captain was Jesus. They made sure we had a safe amazing day. Jesus was great at being able to move the boat into the best position to get us at just the right spot to swim with the sharks. Arturo was great helping us along and keeping us moving with the sharks and meeting everyone at their swimming and energy levels. We ended up seeing a sea turtle and being able to swim with 4 manta rays as well as two sharks. They had the best fruit and sandwiches during the trip and made delicious ceviche and fresh guacamole for us while we floated around North Beach before taking us back to the pier. This was probably the highlight of our trip. Absolutely fantastic!
Peter V (verified owner) –
My experience with Ramon and his guides was exceptional! They are smart, fun, professional, and provided a great time for our group and the other tourists on our boat. Our guides prepared us well for the whale sharks and we all got up close and swam with them as many times as we wanted (I would say 1-3 times was enough for our people). They met every expectation. 5 stars!! – From TripAdvisor – July 2021
Ramona G (verified owner) –
I loved Ramon! His spirit shined with the radiance of 1,000 suns. Beautiful! The tour was perfectly executed and the two young men who took us out had impeccable manners and a genuine warmth. They took great care of us and made it a perfect experience. Also, the ceviche was the best I’ve ever had! Unforgettable! – From TripAdvisor July 2021
Sandy L (verified owner) –
My initial search was to find a whale shark operator that was knowledgeable about whale sharks, the ocean ecosystem, etc.￼ It did not take long to discover Ramon. He is one of the leading authorities on whale sharks, and he cares deeply about their welfare. Ramon is extremely knowledgeable about the entire ocean ecosystem and freely shares this knowledge with his customers. I highly recommend booking with Ramon and his crew. Not only did we encounter numerous whale sharks, there were also sea turtles, wild dolphins, numerous manta rays, etc. Nobody on our boat was disappointed￼!! Ramon’s customers are always treated with first class hospitality. That is evident right from the start. Even before boarding, Ramon meets you with freshly made pastries and coffee.￼￼ This is followed later in the day with￼ fresh fruit, homemade sandwiches, various types of beverages, and freshly prepared ceviche. I highly recommend booking with Ramon and his crew. It’s an unbelievable experience that combines adventure, education, and fantastic service. – From TripAdvisor – June 2021
Biensapeau (verified owner) –
If you spend time researching the whale shark tours operating out of Isla Mujeres, you will come to the obvious conclusion that you should go with Ramon Guerrero. He is the person who made the afuera known to the world. He and his team have a vested interest in following all the laws, and ensuring that the animals are not harassed. You won’t get that from other, cheaper operators. On our boat was a family who hadn’t seen many whale sharks the day before so Ramon, true to his word, took them out again for no charge.
Make sure that you understand the meet-up plans and the legalities (e.g. no sunscreen) before you leave home! – From Trip Advisor – May 2021