Let us take you on the excursion of a lifetime to snorkel with these gentle giants in their natural habitat!
Pick up around 6:30 am at your hotel or designated pick up point. Drive 1hr 15min to the dock.
Light breakfast at dock before departure- travel time to whale shark site varies and cannot be predicted. Expect 1 hour minimum of travel time onboard the boat
When whale sharks are located we swim 2 at a time with the guide
We will have a drink and a sandwich before heading back for a break at Isla Mujeres (weather permitting) for a swim at the beach and a fresh lunch prepared by the crew
Return to pier to board vans for return transportation to Playa Del Carmen
(return time varies- approx 3pm)
Minimum age: 8 years
Travel time by land:
1hr 15 min to Cancun
Travel time by sea:
varies depending on location of whale sharks
Max people per boat:
There must be a minimum of 5 whale sharks in the area in order for snorkelling to be permitted.
In the rare case of 4 or less whale shark viewing will be from onboard the boat only
This rule is in place out of respect to the whale sharks as well as to keep their stress levels down. This helps ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to see them at least from the boat.
When the whale sharks get stressed they often dive deep and may not reappear
Keep your eyes peeled on the boat ride... if you are lucky, you may spot turtles, dolphins or manta rays!
A day for your bucket list!!
The whale sharks are in their natural habitat! No cages, no feeding!
They are not dangerous to us, they don't even have teeth!!!
Round trip transportation from downtown Playa del Carmen
Mask, fins, snorkel & lifevest
Stop at Isla Mujeres for a break (weather permitting)
Fresh lunch prepared by the crew!
What to Bring:
Hat & Sunglasses
Rashguard or long sleeve shirt
Waterproof bag for phones etc
Biodegradable or Reefsafe sunblock
There is a "dry area" onboard the boat although there are no guarantees that your stuff will stay dry
Use a drybag or ziplock bag to protect items
Leave behind things you do not need
Take preventative medication 1 hour before departure
Do not spend your day feeding the fish!!!
Eat a light breakfast
Don't come hung over
Face the front of the boat
Keep your eyes on the horizon
Take preventative medcation
Help us help the Sea
Protect our reefs and wildlife!!!
Sunscreen is only permitted if its
Rash guard/long sleeve shirt