The Gentle Giants Arrive To Riviera Maya-Whale Shark Season

Whale shark

Unique Experience

Whale shark experience

After swimming with whale sharks, you never remain the same person. This activity has no equal and cannot be compared to any other activity you have tried before. Swimming with these gentle giants is similar to get hypnotized. The minute you see one face to face and watch them turn, slowly, peacefully, you fall in love with them. It is a magical thing to share space with these fantastic creatures. If you come to Riviera Maya looking for something different this is by far the best choice. If you are one of the very few people who still have not tried swimming with Whale sharks, this can be your opportunity. Stay tuned for details, rates, and more about this one in a lifetime experience.

Safety Tips

Swim with whale sharks

The Pick-up in Riviera Maya for this activity is usually around 6:00 am. Then it takes about an hour to get to Cancun Port, where the boats depart. Whale sharks gather in a specific place, between Isla Mujeres and Holbox Island, far from the shore. And you spend around 45 more minutes to get there by boat. This is why we recommend our travelers some safety tips to enjoy this experience at most:

  • Minimum recommended age for this activity is 5 years old.
  • No alcohol consumption the night previous to the experience.
  • Preferably well rested.
  • Bring a change of clothes and sunglasses or caps for the sun.
  • Eco-friendly sunblock (and if necessary) eco-friendly bug spray.
  • We recommend the use of pills if you are susceptible to motion sickness.
  • Waterproof camera or waterproof bag for your cell phone.

Secure Your Spot

Eco colors whale shark tour

One of the most important things when trying this activity is to choose a reliable company. A Tour operator with tons of experience, amazing service, and respectful of the environment and the area. We book our travelers with environmentally responsible Tour operators, that have great reviews and have proven to offer a personalized service. Another important thing is to secure your spot in advance. Whale shark experience is seasonal; therefore, the best Tour operators are booked rapidly, and ensuring your tours with enough time in advance is recommended. Sending your inquiries and requesting your quotes with at least a couple of weeks before, would be better than booking last minute. This also reflects in more affordable tours and ensuring the staff is prepared to accommodate any special needs in your group.

Rates for Whale shark experience usually include round ground transportation and boat transportation, as well as lunch and light breakfast. Keep in mind that this is a full day activity. You can expect to pay around $180.00 usd per person, depending on the distance of your Vacation property. For any question regarding this fantastic adventure or any other crazy activity in Riviera Maya, do not forget to e-mail us at [email protected] we will be happy to arrange any personalized itinerary for your family.

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