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Swim With The Whale Sharks

The Adventure

Come and enjoy a wonderful adventure of swimming with the Whale Sharks.

The whale shark is a mammal that can measure between 12 and 18 meters long and they can weigh up to 25 tons. Whale Sharks feed on plankton and migrate to the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea from May to September. They are peaceful and gentle creatures and it is safe to swim with them. Don't miss out on a great opportunity to experience this unique adventure!

 

The Itinerary

Departing from Centro Isla Mujeres Muelle 7 (Pier 7).

Board the boat at 8:30 and enjoy a continental breakfast. The trip to the Whale Shark feeding area usually takes around 45 minutes. After giving everyone turns at swimming with the Whale Sharks (2 persons at a time with our certified guide), we will head back to a reef near Isla Mujeres for additional snorkeling, swimming and relaxing while we prepare fresh ceviche for you.

 

What is Included

Continental Breakfast (coffee, juice, bread, fruit)
Water and Soda
Fresh Ceviche and Sandwiches
Snorkeling Gear and Life Vests
Certified Whale Shark Guide

 

What you should Bring

Sunglasses
Bathing Suit
Hat or Cap
Towel
Biodegradable Sunscreen

 
Price Per Person from Isla Mujeres $125 usd plus tax
Whale Shark season runs from mid-may until mid-September
Please click here to view our Terms, Conditions and Cancellation Policies
 
Staying in Cancun or Playa del Carmen?

We’ll arrange a shuttle to pick you up at your hotel to transport you to where our boat will be waiting with a continental breakfast. Details and time of pick-up to be confirmed when you make your reservation. The price per person from Cancun is $150 usd plus tax and the price from Playa del Carmen is $180 usd plus tax.

 
Private Tours Available
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Swim with the Whale Sharks

 

The Dominó Project

Proyecto del Tiburón Ballena

The Whale Shark Study project in the Mexican Atlantic Ocean or “Domino Project” is a multidisciplinary and inter nation, with participation of environmental authorities, scientists, researchers, and tourist service operators in the local communities of Isla Mujeres, Holbox, and Chiquila.

The main objective is to develop a management plan to ensure human interaction with the whale shark is positive while preserving the species and its habitat. This project includes marketing, sightings and re-sightings, acoustic and satellite telemetary genetic variability, food and nutrition, behavior, growth, distribution, population, dynamics, ecology and hydrobiology. A marine protected area of 146,000 hectares on the northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula was established in 2009 to contribute to the protection of the habitat of this Marine giant.

 

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