Playa Del Carmen Tours, Whale Shark Tours and Snorkeling Excursions
Whale Shark Adventure
From May to September: Get to see and snorkel with the biggest fish in the world, the enormous but harmless Whale Shark!
06:00am pick up at your hotel in Playa del Carmen
07:30 am Informative briefing at Puerto Juarez Our certified guides will provide you with interesting information about the Whale Sharks and the area ecosystems.
08:00 am Departure from Punta Sam towards the Whale Shark reserve in the surrounding waters of Isla Contoy. Once we find them you will have the unique opportunity to snorkel with the biggest fish in the world.
12:30 pm Lunch time on the boat.
01:30 pm Arrival at the marina’s pier and transfer back to your hotel.
Exclusivily facilities for welcome briefing
Lunch (vegetarian opt.), snacks, drinks
Tours does not includes
Alcoholic beverages during tour
We recommend bringing: Towels, biodegradable sunscreen, swimming suit, comfortable shoes, impermeable jacket, hat and sunglasses.
The unique personalized tours offered at The Snorkel Shop are the perfect alternative for the non-divers in your group or for a diver’s off-gassing day. This small, attention-oriented team offers a wide range of snorkeling adventures with limited group sizes and off-the-beaten-track experiences. They can also set up private, personalized tours to complete your Riviera Maya vacation.
Tulum, meaning wall or fence in Maya, is the most picturesque of the local archeological sites as it is located on a ragged cliff overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. This Pre-Columbian Maya walled city was a major port town most active in 1200 – 1500 AD. While it is one of the smallest sites, it is also one of the prettiest and can easily be enjoyed together with a stroll on the adjacent long white-sand beach.
76 miles / 120 km Southwest
Coba meaning ruffled waters in Maya, has one of the most impressive histories of the region with the largest area and tallest structures. Once thought to have held up to 100,000 inhabitants and covering an area of over 80 km2/30 mi2, Coba was an thriving city spanning centuries from its height in 500 – 900 AD to its final collapse in the 12th century. While few of its estimated 6500 structures have been cleared and restored, the site is majestic and peaceful. Rent a bicycle and stroll through the jungle paths. Special note: the Great Pyramid and its 120 steps is one of the last climbable ruins in the area and well worth the breathtaking view from atop.
168 miles / 270 km West
Chichen Itza, meaning at the mouth of the well of Itza, a powerful ethnic lineage of the region, is the second most visited archeological site in Mexico. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and recently voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Its uniqueness lies in that in its heyday from around 550 AD – 800 AD, it acted mainly as a ceremonial center for the Maya civilization, however was subsequently taken over by the Toltec people in 1000 AD. Having been largely cleared and restored over the last century, Chichen Itza is a full-day tour rich with sights and historical information. Of particular interest are the Spring and Fall Equinox celebrations when thousands gather to witness the natural light and shadow effects along the pyramid of Kukulcan. Special Note: visitors are no longer permitted to enter nor climb the pyramids as stricter rules are in place to help preserve the site.