Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

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Snorkel with the gentle giants of the Sea

Come and swim with the largest living fish on the planet! Scratch it off your bucket list and make memories for a lifetime. It’s hard to imagine what it feels to be swimming close to these gentle giants of the oceans.

These humongous fish can grow up to 12 meters long and weigh more than 20 tonnes while feeding on only the tiniest ocean organisms – plankton. Their mouth is massive and can reach 1.5 m width, containing 300 to 350 rows of tiny teeth, which it uses to filter feed.

Whale sharks are beautiful creatures with distinctive appearance. They are grey with a white belly, their body is covered by unique pattern of pale yellow spots and bars. The pattern of spots around the gill area is unique to each individual.

Fascinating fact is that as a fish, whale shark’s skeleton is entirely built of cartilage, not bones.


Little is known about how these elusive giants mate. Much of the sharks’ lives occur in open sea, where it’s hard to be observed. Female sharks produce eggs, which hatch inside of the mother unlike most fish. Then, the female gives birth to about 300 baby sharks. Scientists estimate that they live from 70 to 100 years, but don’t become sexually mature until their early 30’s.

Whale sharks are intelligent animals and doesn’t present any danger to humans. What is more, they sometimes allow swimmers to interact with them.

During the whale shark season (May to September) there´s a daily opportunity to participate in this great adventure !

The tour start at 6:30am with a pick up at your hotel. From there you will be transported to Puerto Juarez, in Cancún (approximately one hour by car), upon arrival you will have a breakfast.

Before boarding on the boat, we will give you a briefing about the activity, you will be in a natural reserve for the protection of this species, the most important thing is not to bother you, to avoid touching it, for security and protection reasons. Only a maximum of two people plus the guide in the water is allowed. The boats are fast and go between the Island of Holbox and Contoy to find the area of the whale shark, sometimes you can see Dolphins and Manta Rays.

They are equipped with a lifejacket or neoprene suit, as well as a pair of high, their mask and the tube, once reached the meeting point, it is possible to admire the spectacle of these species from the boat, our guide will form groups two by two who will jump into water in turns. During the activity, refreshing drinks and sandwiches are offered on board.

Then you will have the experience of going to the restaurant in Isla Mujeres and visiting the island with a little golf car.


Isla Mujeres

  • Need to be in good physical condition 
  • For your safety, it will not possible to participate snorkeling trip if you are pregnant.
  • Life Jacket
  • Fins Mask and Snorkel
  • Water

What you have to bring:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunblock
  • Sunglasses



Hotel “The Reef 28”Calle 28 Nte y Calle Cozumel,77710, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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