- duration hours
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18+ years old
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- Get the chance to swim with the world’s largest shark
- Enjoy a scenic boat ride in calm turquoise waters
- See other marine species during the boat ride
Are you seeking a new adventure? This day tour takes you off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula to go swimming with the largest shark in the world: the whale shark!
Continued to Bonampak, where we arrived at 4.00 pm. The murals closes at 4.30 pm and the site at 5.00 pm. So not so much time to visit. The guide was in a rush everything had to be quick and the rooms where the murals are, the guard pointed every time at his watch that we needed to look quick. No time to get in a second time or take more time to have a good look at the murals. That was a bit disappointing of the last part of this tour. I would have liked tot stay a bit longer in Bonampak.”
Departure will be around 8:00 am on a boat because you will be taken out in search of these huge surface-skimming creatures and be given the opportunity to swim alongside them! Get into the ocean with one of our experienced guides, who swims with 2 people at a time and keeps you company while you swim with the giant-but-gentle and vegetarian whale sharks. If you are lucky, you might see dolphins, giant manta rays, and other marine species while you enjoy a scenic boat ride in the calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Did you know that this impressive animals can measure up to 18 meters in length? Whale sharks are docile and younger ones are gentle and can play with divers. This species prefers warm surface water, or those areas where there are cooler water springs rich in nutrients, since these conditions favor the growth of the plankton on which it feeds. That is one of the reasons why there are so many individuals in the waters of Isla Mujeres during the summer.
- Boat transfers
- Snack & soft drinks
- High quality snorkel equipment
- English-speaking guides
- Other meals & drinks
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Tips (please keep in mind that tipping is common in Latin America and would be greatly appreciated)
- Optional gratuities
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Whale Shark Adventure (from Isla Mujeres) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 0 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 05 October 2020 full payment is required.Travel Insurance
Whale Shark Adventure (from Isla Mujeres) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Whale Shark Adventure (from Isla Mujeres) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.
Enter the water slowly and quietly from your boat (do not jump or splash loudly). Wear a life jacket at all times while in the water. Swimmers must maintain a minimum 2-meter distance and boats must stay a minimum of 10-meters from all marine life. Use biodegradable sunblock and oils to prevent contaminating the water. Never touch or attempt to feed the whale sharks. Flash photography is not permitted. Do not throw trash into the water. No recreational scuba diving is allowed. Do not touch, mistreat or take any coral with you as a souvenir. Fishing for and feeding marine animals is strictly prohibited.
Please note that this Day Tour is only available from May 15th through September 15th, its departures are weather dependent and the route varies depending on where the whales are that day.
Please note that there is a maximum of 10 people on each boat, so larger groups need to reserve in advance.