The whale shark is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest known extant fish species. In 2011, more than 400 whale sharks gathered off the Yucatan Coast. It was one of the largest gatherings of whale sharks recorded. Aggregations in that area are among the most reliable seasonal gatherings known for whale sharks, with large numbers occurring in most years between May and September.
Seasonal feeding aggregations occur at several coastal sites such as Isla Mujeres and Isla Holbox and Contoy island in Yucatan, Mexico. Despite its size, the whale shark does not pose significant danger to humans. Whale sharks are docile fish and sometimes allow swimmers to catch a ride.
- Departure from the pier of Punta Sam (Cancun) – exactly at 8:00 am
- Travel time from the pier to the habitat of sharks – 50 minutes
- The duration of swimming with sharks – 3 hours
- Swimming with scuba mask and flippers at the island of Isla Mujeres
- Lunch in a restaurant on the island of Isla Mujeres
- Arrival to the pier of Punta Sam (Cancun) approximately at 14:30
- Transfer from the hotel and to the hotel (only for groups)
- Breakfast (coffee, fruit, and bread)
- Equipment (goggles, life jacket, and snorkel equipment )
- Bottle wáter and soda all-day
- Beer after 12 p.m.
- Light lunch on the island of Isla Mujeres
- Rest Stop on the Isla Mujeres island