Whale sharks

If you love the underwater world but you are quite not ready for scuba diving, you can participate to our snorkelling tours to enjoy the warm and beautiful water of Riviera Maya and discover the rich marine life of Caribbean reefs.

SNORKELING

Swim with the Whale sharks and stop by Isla Mujeres

Spend an incredible and unforgettable day swimming with the whale sharks, amazing harmless gentle giants. It is a unique experience you will remember all your life!

Each year, from May to September, hundreds of whale sharks gather offshore to Cancun and Isla Contoy to feed on plankton and tuna eggs abundant at that time of the year.

It is the perfect occasion to observe them in their natural habitat. If you are lucky, you might even see dolphins and manta rays on the way.

The whale shark is the biggest fish of the world, its average adult size is 14m and it can weight up to 30 tons. It belongs to the shark order but by its size and alimentation, it is close to whales; it does not use its tiny little teeth which make it totally harmless for humans.

If you are interested in discovering more interesting facts about the whale sharks: where they live, how they reproduce, the different world aggregations, … I invite you to assist the Whale shark presentation given by a passionate marine biologist and shark lover who will be able to tell you all you want to know about this incredible animal.

Do not wait, book your trip, (on a private boat for minimum 6 persons) with an early departure to avoid the crowd and fully enjoy the experience.

After the snorkelling with the sharks, we will stop at Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean.

You will be able to enjoy the turquoise crystal water while eating a Ceviche with guacamole, a local dish made of marinated fish with lemon. A pleasant stop to recover from your emotions!

What is included

  • Snorkeling equipment (fins, snorkel, mask)
  • Wetsuit shorty or life jacket
  • Lunch
  • Water, snacks
  • Return transport from your accommodation (Playa or Cancun)

What is not included

  • Photos and videos (ask us more information about it)

 

Organisation:

Pick up ideally around 5.30am to avoid the crowd, transport to Punta Sam, Cancun, boat trip and snorkelling with the whale sharks, stop and lunch at Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, back to Playa del Carmen around 3pm and transport to your accommodation.