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  • Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Outstanding experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was an unbelievable experience, better than I could ever express in words! I highly recommend purchasing a good, underwater camera. This is the only thing I regret about this experience - not having photos and video of our own to look back with. The tour guide did record the entire trip, but I did not want to spend $80 on a video with seven other people in it. Also - The lunch was great, wading in beautiful clear water while eating. We even came across wild dolphins and sea turtles!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Diving with these creatures is truly amazing. Our guide was terrific, very informative. Plus it's always a joy to go with someone who really loves what he does and he loves the animal. Take your Dramamine, wear a wet suit... have fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Barna was an excellent guide! Very knowledgeable!

Nicole S
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

This was a once in a lifetime experience. We were lucky that the weather was fantastic. The boat ride to the whale sharks can be a little rough but we knew in advance and took motion sickness pills and we were both fine. I would highly recommend bringing them. A couple of people on the boat were ill.

A light breakfast is provided on the dock before you leave and you also get a chance to use the restrooms.

The whale shark experience was magic. Ecocolors seems to arrive before most of the other tourist boats arrive (booked through Viator with hotel pick up and our pick up was 6.30am) so you get in the water before the crowds arrive. You could see the sharks from the boat as soon as we arrived and as soon as we got in the water we were right there with them. They are amazing creatures. Snorkel and fins provided. My partner rented the wetsuit for $12USD and didn't have to wear the life vest, otherwise you do. I didn't find the vest to be that much of an issue.

We were in the water for over half an hour with these incredible creatures. We were lucky enough to have a GoPro and get some amazing shots. The tour guide does take video with the GoPro and you can buy a copy when you get back for $80USD. Yes, lunch is on the boat (not the island) near Isla Mujeres and you can take a swim in the calm waters before heading back. Our transfer had us back at the hotel by 12.30pm.

What I really liked about Ecocolors that they gave you a bit of information about the sharks first and if you deliberately try to touch them, you'll be removed. They seemed to respect these majestic creatures. We travelled from Australia just to do this tour and my expectations were exceeded. It's up there with the best $170AUD I've ever spent. Highly recommended!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Loved it!
the guides were amazing, and the Whale Sharks are massive!
we saw so many on the day and were very lucky !
would def recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Fantastic day and good value. Will remember this for a long time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

Very exciting! Everything went smoothly, from pickup at hotel, to organization into various boats. My 14 year old son loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2011

Amazing! Not to be missed

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

Great trip, great staff especially Juan Carlos. Saw heaps of whale sharks. All in all a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

Amazing.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

This tour far exceeded our expectations. From the hotel pickup to the hotel drop off. Once in a lifetime experience. We saw about 40 whale sharks and were able to snorkle with them as many times as we wanted.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2009

This was an amazing experience. You get to do as many snorkel trips as you would like. You have to do more than one, the first one you really don't know what you are doing and end up with a view of the tail. It was amazing to swim alongside and above these huge fish!

Rhonda N
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2009

There is no way of describing an experience like this except to say everyone should do it at least once in their lifetimes.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

Excellent trip

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