The Best Whale Shark Tour in Riviera Maya

Season from May 15 to September 15

Quintana roo is a paradise and one of the most beautiful species visits us, "The Whale shark" (Rhincodon typus). It feeds primarily on phytoplankton, nekton, macro algae, krill, and sometimes on crustaceans (as crab larvae and squid) and small schooling fish (as anchovies, sardines, mackerel and tuna). Here it comes to feed on "Bonito fish". It's when we have the opportunity to swim with this giant.

The whale shark has "baleen" which is like a huge filter for whales, but it's a fish "the largest of the ocean", this fish is ovoviviparous (born from an egg and gestated in the womb of the mother, being born alive). The shark can filter 60,000 liters of wáter per minute, is a phytoplankton-eating machine and swim at a speed of 1.8 to 3.1 MPH, it also can dive up to 765 yards.

The Best with Whale Shark Tour :

We start the tour by collecting you in your hotels early to begin the adventure. We will offer a hot coffee to help wake up. After arriving in Punta Sam we will board the boat, and begin the search for the coveted Whale shark.

Once in the boat we will enjoy a small snack, consisting of a ham or chicken sandwich. Something very light for swimming beside our friend the shark. We will experience the warmth of the Mexican captain and his friendly crew that will make you feel pampered and well taken care of.

Swim with the whale shark

Locating our objective we will get ready to swim in pairs. Always go with a guid, who care as much about us as the beautiful animals. We will abide by the instructions they give us so that we can swim with them as we are adventurers.

Later will snorkel in a reef. It is worth mentioning that the Yucatan peninsula reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world. To end with a touch of gold ,we will eat a delicious fresh ceviche. In fact, they are going to prepare it right before our eyes. Now we will return to the port where we will board our transportation to return to our respective hotels.


- Nature Guide
- Air-conditioned transportation
- Snorkeling with Whale Sharks
- Snack
- Boat ride 4h
- Snorkel Adventure in Isla Mujeres
- Snorkel and equipment
- Natural Pool
- Beverages during the trip

Not included:

- eco-park tax (armband) 6USD
-Additional consumption
- Tips


- Wear a bathing suit under your clothes
- Bring a long sleeve cotton shirt
- Sandals and towel
- Hat and sunglasses
- Biodegradable sunscreen +80ftp
- Bring a camera!
- lightheadedness take Dramamine
- If you have wetsuit bring it

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