WHALE SHARK EXPERIENCE
SWIMMING WITH THE BIGGEST SHARK IN THE SEA!
A "Once in a Lifetime" Experience
From June to September, you can swim with whale sharks in their natural habitat.
We leave the earlier than any other tour operator in order to be the first to arrive at the whale shark area. You will be picked up and arrive at the docks where the we will board the boat to take us on our adventure!
We will cruise the Caribbean sea until we find the whale shark area.
When we spot these gentle giants, we will jump off the boat and into the ocean to swim next to one or multiple whale sharks. You will ALWAYS be in the water with a trained guide.
ONE RULE: NO TOUCHING!!
It is against the law to interfere with any animal in their habitat.
Contact us for more information
|Shared Boat (max 10 passengers)||$185. US Dollars/person|
|Private Boat max 10 passengers||$1500. US Dollars total|
- Tips for Captain, photographs and videos are not included in the price -
PRICE INCLUDES TRANSPORTATION FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN*
Early Pick-Up & Drop Off at your hotel/resort
Food/Drinks provided while on-board: Sandwich- Cola - Water - Ceviche (seafood) or Caesar salad
*An additional $10 US dollars if you are South of Playa del Carmen
All about Whale sharks (tiburón ballenas)
The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving, filter feeding shark and the largest known fish species. The largest confirmed whale shark had a length of 12.65 m (41.5 ft.) and a weight of about 21.5 t (47,000 lbs.). Unconfirmed reports of considerably larger whale sharks exist. Claims of individuals over 14 m (46 ft.) long and weighing at least 30 t (66,000 lbs.) are not uncommon.
The whale shark holds records for sheer size in the animal kingdom; most notably, the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate. The species originated approximately 60 million years ago. The whale shark is found in open waters of the tropical oceans. They have very wide, large mouths and are filter feeders. Their diet is primarily plankton, krill, fish eggs, and squids. Therefore, they are completely harmless to humans. The species was distinguished in April 1828. The name "whale shark" is derived from the fish's actual size. It is as large as some species of whales and the fact that it is a filter feeder like baleen whales.