8.Whale shark encounter


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There are few experiences in the world that match swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea – especially when that fish is a shark! But don’t worry: these Whale Sharks are known as “gentle giants.”

The waters around Cancun are known for their whale population during late winter and early spring. From June till mid September, you may be lucky enough to find these huge and majestic creatures of the sea.

Despite the resemblance in its name the whale shark isn’t a whale. It’s also not part of the the marine mammal family. The whale shark is actually the worlds largest fish, or shark for that matter. The name whale shark comes from the fact that this species of shark can grow to be as large as some whale species. It also happens to be a filter feeder, just like baleen whales. When fully grown the whale shark can grow to lengths of 40 ft., although some researchers speculate that 40 ft. may be a conservative number.

After the whale shark encounter we will relax at North Beach in Isla Mujeres with free time to swim and have lunch on the boat.

Tax per person not included. Will be charged directly at the dive center. Extra $10 for transportation.

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Pick up time for following areas:

South Riviera Maya 5:30 a 5;45 am
Playacar 6:00 am
Playa del Carmen Town 6:10 am
North Riviera Maya 6:10 a 6:30 am
Tour will finish aprox at 2pm. We will arrive to Playa del Carmen at 5 pm.

Comfortable boat
Certified guides
Light breakfast
Snack: shrimp ceviche
Box lunch
Drinks: water – soft drinks
Whale watching and swimming with whale shark
Snorkel tour
Snorkel equipment

Additional Information


Club Hotel Riu Tequila, Hotel Riu Lupita, Hotel Riu Palace Mexico, Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya, Hotel Riu Playacar, Hotel Riu Yucatan

    * Notice, if you need this activity in another hotel, please contact here to give more personal attention