Swim with Whale Sharks.
Visit the Yucatan coast near Contoy Island in the north of Isla Mujeres, which is one of the most beautiful coasts in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Enjoy a great day getting to see and snorkel with the biggest fish in the World, the harmless whale shark!
Snorkel on a coral reef to admire the different aquatic species in the Caribbean.
Also, enjoy bird watching as we pass the Contoy reserve.
And as an extra bonus, we usually get to admire Dolphins, Mantas, Marine Turtles, and many other Bird Species along the way.
Remember we are PIONEERS IN WHALE SHARK TOURS.
Cancun – Isla Mujeres Whale Shark tour full day with lunch.
Private boat tour from 1 to 10 people.
En Español: Paseo de Nado y esnorquel con el Tiburón Ballena
Every day from May 15 to September 15 – Whale Shark Tour season
Departure: Punta Sam Cancun
Hours: 8 am the only exit, return 1:30 to 2 pm
Activities: Swimming with Whale Shark Snorkel Arrecife, Brunch
Food: Chicken Sandwich, Shrimp or Fish Ceviche
Drinks: Soft drinks, bottled water, and beer.
Price: U.S. 155 from Cancun hotels per person
Limited to 10 people per boat
Transportation from any hotel.
Prices Whale shark tour cost SAVE!!! Reserve now and pay on a day tour
155 Person from Cancun. pay 55 to reserve and 100 at arrive
165 Person from Playa del Carmen. pay 65 to reserve
185 Person from Tulum. pay 85 to reserve
Children under 8 pay 70 %, Minimum age: 4 years.
Reserve filling the form below – we send you a Paypal link to pay reservation fee with CC or fill secure site form
Optional with extra cost: Private trip with a visit to Isla Mujeres
Reservations required at least one day in advance.
What you did not know is that whale shark is a cartilaginous fish that is so-called because their skeleton is made of cartilage that is not enhanced by the minerals that make bones. These minerals are present only in the teeth and skin. The class includes sharks, sawfish, rays, and chimeras.
Only three species of sharks are fed by filtration, and the whale shark is one of them. When they open their mouths to feed, a too large amount of water is absorbed, so it is passed through a filter located in the gills important storing food. If something were to get caught in their gills, the fish uses a “cough” to remove the blockage (not some sort of Flu)
The whale shark is Colossal:
Vulnerable on the Red List of endangered species by the (International union for conservation of nature) However in some countries exotic animals fishing for the black market.
On the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, we spotted this wonderful species for more than three months and is a protected species.
Some animals suffer from cancer, For the whale shark is one of few animals that are immune to this terrible disease,
The whale shark is a fish with shark silhouette and is the largest in the world,
The eggs of this species, which are also the largest in the world, measuring from 40 to 60cm and are staying in the womb until the calf is born.
The area of encounter with the whale sharks and giant manta rays is the same coming out of Cancun to Isla Mujeres or Holbox Island, choose you the option closest to your hotel.
TOP 10 REASONS why people choose our whale shark tour:
1. Our Guarantee – if you do not see the whales with us you can come again for free until you do – for life, no expiry.
2. Best boats in the region with 2 engines 275 HP
3. 100% success rate. We have only missed 3 times in 6 years of operation.
4. Great probability of manta, marine turtles and dolphin observation.
5. Professional Naturalists discuss marine eco-systems and answer questions.
6. Working with the local community; Our company has trained local guides in the area.
People said about Whale shark tour:
-My husband and I swam with them last summer. As often as I have been diving all across the world; the whale sharks are something that one should not miss! We loved them. They’re so close to the States, too. There’s no excuse.
-We did this tour last week and we cannot wait to go again, the water was rougher when we went, but to be in the ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and Mar Caribe, my husband and I side by side swimming alongside the 30 ft whale shark was spectacular. ….Michael
ABOUT Whale Sharks animals – Published on National Geographic:
You could call it a whale of a “swarm”—the biggest observed gathering of whale sharks was spotted off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula (see map), according to a recent study.
Snapped from a small plane, the above picture shows a white boat (bottom right) amid the fishy gathering.
Usually the oceans’ biggest fish—which reach lengths of up to 40 feet (12 meters)—stick to themselves as they cruise the world’s tropical waters looking for plankton and other small prey.
But aerial and surface surveys spotted at least 420 of the sharks rubbing fins as they gorged on eggs freshly spawned by little tunny fish, a relative of the mackerel.
“To see a group of that many all in one place was phenomenal—to the point where you couldn’t navigate a boat through that without having concern for the fish. That’s impressive,” said study co-author Mike Maslanka, head of the Nutrition Science Department at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia.
Other organizations that contributed to the study include the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas in Cancún, Mexico; the Center for Shark Research in Sarasota, Florida; the Mexico-based conservation group Project Domino; and Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium.
“It doesn’t go understated that they’re not small animals,” added Maslanka, whose study was published in April in the journal PLoS ONE. “You don’t realize how big they are until you’re swimming beside them or you pull a boat up next to them.”
There’s no evidence the fish were interacting or working together to catch more food, as dolphins sometimes do by herding schools of fish, Maslanka said. “They’re big animals, but their brains aren’t all that big.”
But the assembly did reveal a new spawning ground for little tunny—as well as a new aspect of whale shark behavior, he said.
Instead of stuffing themselves to the gills and moving on after one spawning event, as scientists had suspected, the sharks hung around for a while to take advantage of successive spawnings.
A photographer snaps a whale shark feeding near Isla Mujeres, Mexico, in an undated picture taken during a separate whale shark aggregation.
Whale sharks predictably congregate along Mexico’s eastern coast each summer, but where they roam the rest of the year remains a puzzle, Maslanka noted.
“How populations are linked, if they’re linked, what mixing takes place in terms of genes, whether there’s any passage between the Atlantic and Pacific populations—it all still remains to be seen.”
The whale shark (like this one pictured off Mexico’s Isla Mujeres in an undated photo) is a filter feeder.
To gather its food, the beast juts out its formidable jaws to take in plankton-filled water. It then closes its mouth and opens its gill flaps, using the tooth-like dermal denticles lining its gills as a sieve to catch any organisms bigger than two to three millimeters wide.
Snorkelers swim with whale sharks off Isla Mujeres in an undated file picture.
Whale shark ecotourism is booming in this region of Mexico, which is close to the major tourism hub of Cancún, Maslanka said.
Overall, tour companies have done well in establishing rules to keep the whale sharks safe—for example by not allowing people to touch the sharks and limiting the number of swimmers in the water at one time.
“It’s a very easy and accessible wildlife experience for people in North America,
In a file picture, snorkelers and whale sharks surround a boat in Isla Mujeres.
Due to fishing, the whale shark is listed as “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The animals continue to be hunted in parts of Asia, primarily for their meat, liver oil, and fins.
Whale Shark tour with transportation from your hotel:
Pick up 6:00 hrs from Playa del Carmen and 7:00 hrs from Cancun at your hotel. Depart towards Puerto Juarez.
Boat trip to look for the whale sharks and snorkel with them.
Enjoy Bird watching, Dolphins, Mantas, and even Marine Turtles.
Snorkel in a pristine coral reef enjoying unique species of the gulf and the Caribbean of Mexico.
At 12:00 hrs lunch on board
Return to Cancun. Arrival at 14:00 hrs. approximately.
The eco-tour includes:
100% Sightings Guarantee.
Professional bilingual guide (Biologist or Naturalist )
Comfortable transportation (Club Wagon or Suburban with AC).
Boat trip: we take you in a 30 ft. boat with powerful engines.
Breakfast (coffee, juice, and cookies) Lunch ( shrimp ceviche, chicken sandwich, Dutch cheese, bread, and fruit ).
The eco-tour size is limited to 10 persons per boat.
Water, sodas, and juice. No alcoholic beverages.