Swim with the Whale Sharks!

Swimming with the whale sharks is seasonal activity. The season runs from mid-May to mid-September.

Whale sharks are huge but gentle and curious creatures that migrate to the waters near Isla Mujeres. They move slowly and gracefully through the warm water scooping up the plankton. Although a form of shark, they are not aggressive and it is completely safe to swim with them. We take care to place you near them in the water (with a guide) so that it requires minimal effort to see them.

Many have described this adventure as a life changing experience.
Swimming with the whale sharks is bound to be a trip that you will never forget!

Itinerary

We serve a premium continental breakfast promptly at 8:00 am (breakfast breads, fruits, yogurt, granola, coffee and orange juice). We leave the dock upon completion of breakfast and information around 8:30-8:45. Please don’t be late we don’t want to leave you behind!

You’ll enjoy the scenic views during the ride to and from the whale sharks. After snorkeling with the whale sharks, we will head back to a spot north of the Island for additional snorkeling, swimming and relaxing while we prepare fresh ceviche for you. When the group is finished, we serve the ceviche for you to eat during our short ride back to the dock. We typically return between 2 and 4 pm.

What to Bring

  • We provide all snorkeling gear and life jackets, but if you prefer your own gear, you may bring it.
  • Wear a swim wear and bring a towel.
  • We highly suggest eco-friendly sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses and a hat

NOTE: You are required by regulation to wear a life jacket during all snorkeling activities. We issue life vests as part of the trip. As an alternative, you can opt to rent a wet suit for $10 USD or 120 pesos.

To ensure a great trip, we suggest taking it easy the night before (no or very little drinking) and if you are prone to motion sickness, take a preventative of some sort (for example, non-drowsy Dramamine) to prevent motion sickness. People who have done this have reported having no troubles at all.