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The Whale Shark in Holbox Island


Also known as “domino” due to their coloring gray-bluish with abundant white stripes and dots, the whale shark is the world’s largest fish, since it can measure up to 15 meters in length. The sightings of the Whale Sharks in Mexico are in the area of protection of Flora and Fauna Yum Balam, north of Cancun, very close to Isla Holbox and Isla Mujeres

The whale shark prefers the warm surface water, especially in areas where there are outbreaks of colder water rich in nutrients such as in the waters between Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Holbox island in the summer, since these conditions are conducive to the growth of plankton on which they feed.

The whale shark is very docile and gentle, is not afraid when you are approaching divers or swimmers.

With Mexico Whale Shark you can live the experience of swimming with the whale sharks in Cancun, all our boats both in Isla Mujeres and Holbox island have 2 motors, a bathroom emergency, stairs to climb and go down to the water and a roof to protect yourself from the sun,  our certified guides will provide at all times the information necessary to understand the behavior of the whale shark and the instructions to get off the boat. Swimming with the whale shark in cancun, Holbox and Isla Mujeres is 100% available during the whole season from 15 May to 17 September with departures from any hotel for the tour swim with the whale sharks in Mexico from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Tulum, Holbox Island or Isla Mujeres..

Come and enjoy the best excursion to swim with the whale skarks from Cancun, Holbox, Isla Mujeres