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The whale shark is the largest fish that exists in the world today, it can grow up to 15 meters in length. The whale shark prefers the warm surface water in areas where there are upwellings of cold water rich in nutrients, like the ones between isla Mujeres and Holbox island in summer time, since these conditions favor the growth of plankton on which they feed. The whale shark has nothing in common with whales except for its size and the fact that only eats tiny plankton that gathers with his mouth open. Normally it feeds on the surface or slightly below this. Whale sharks are viviparous animals and sometimes see young calves swimming with the elderly.
Whale sharks are very docile and gentle, do not get scared when they are approaching divers or swimmers.
You have the possibility with us do the snorkeling tour swimming with the whale sharks in Mexico from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Tulum, Holbox island or isla Mujeres.
It is important to mention that there is no sighting guarantee or money back guarantee in this tour as it is impossible to control mother nature, this happens very seldom but sometimes it is just impossible in spite of all our efforts to see them and we therefore cannot give any kind of guarantee.
New federal rules from the 2017 season.
There will be no tours running on each day 30th, May 30th, June 30th, July 30th and August 30th will be days off.
No guarantee to see or swim with the whale sharks at all nor refund of any kind by any company in case we do not see any of them which usually happens only once or twice at the most per season.
We will be allowed to go in the water with the whale sharks only twice per person and only if there is more than 5 whale sharks in the same spot, between 1 and 5 whale sharks people will have to stay onboard and will not be allowed to enter the water to swim with them.
Between 1 and 5 whale sharks in the same spot we will have to stay and watch them from the boat.
No alcoholic beverages allowed onboard.
All these rules are meant to protect the whale sharks.
Snorkeling with whale sharks in Mexico is a unique and unforgettable experience!
Enjoy our snorkeling tour swimming with the whale sharks in Mexico in one of our fast, safe and confortable boats.
We have a private marina where you will be taken to start this adventure. We have pickups for the snorkeling tour swimming with the whale sharks in Mexico whether you are staying in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Tulum, Holbox island or Isla Mujeres.
We invite you to see the itinerary of any of our tours: Whale Shark Tour Cancun, Whale Shark Tour Playa del Carmen, Whale Shark Tour Riviera Maya, Whale Shark Tour Cozumel, Whale Shark Tour Tulum, Whale Shark Tour Isla Mujeres
Swimming with the whale shark the world's largest fish can be done in very few places in the world. The area between Holbox Island and Isla Mujeres in Mexico is one of the most privileged places in the planet and this the exact spot where comes the biggest whale shark number during the season between may 17th and september 18th every year.