The tour of swimming with whale sharks is available only from june 1 to september 15 of each year, these are the only official dates allowed by SEMARNAT.
Swimming and whale shark watching excursion is unique in the world, only in Australia and in the Mexican Caribbean are fortunate to be able to snorkel with the fish the world's largest in their natural habitat,
Pick up at hotels in Riviera Maya
Light breakfast (coffee, juice, fruit and bread)
Life jackets and snorkel equipment: fins, viewer and new tube,
Sea transportation from Puerto Juarez forward area of the whale shark sighting, Isla Contoy, which will arrive in approximately 45 minutes.
Food and beverage ((the meal consists of: shrimp ceviche and ham and cheese sandwich) (water, soft drinks and beer)
The use of life jacket is compulsory and our guides are certified through a course for the specific performance of this activity.
Suit bathroom, towel, Cap and camera.
Split cash payment for entrance to the Park.
The tour departs daily from the pier of Puerto Juarez at 7:45 am
Swimming with sharks is 2 people at the same time accompanied by a certified guide.
Once in the water with the whale shark must respect the following rules:
• Forbidden to swim with the shark whale without vest life or neoprene
• not to approach the shark more than 2 meters, do not touch it or hold it at all
• Do not interfere with the path of the whale shark, positioning itself facing the
• Not to make sudden movements in the water when we are close to the whale shark
Respecting these simple rules you will have the best opportunity to interact with the whale shark. Whale sharks will be very clear in his body language, if we are bothering them or making them feel uncomfortable. Will do this in the following way:
• by turning away from you.
• Increasing the speed of swimming.
• Plunge into deeper waters
After your swim, let the reef of IxlaChe II, which is close to Isla Contoy for snorkeling, this lasts approximately 45 min. Return to the pier is approximately at 3 in the afternoon and returns customers to their respective hotels in the corresponding vehicle.