- Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen
- Snorkeling gear
- Life jacket
- Bilingual guide
- Light breakfast
- Bottle water and soda
- Beer (after swimming activities)
- Minimum age: 8 years old
- Maximum weight: 113 kg / 250 lbs
- Activity not recommended for expecting mothers, guests with limited mobility or people with respiratory problems, injuries, back/neck issues or heart conditions
- Guests must be fit and know how to swim
- Wear your swimsuit to the tour
- A change of clothes
- Beach towel
- Biodegradable sunscreen
- Extra money
08:00 – Check in and welcome briefing at the Marina V&V
08:30 – Boarding and departure for whale shark encounter. Swim with whale sharks (up to two snorkeling opportunities)
12:45 – Lunch at the beach restaurant (Isla Mujeres).
14:00 – Depart from Isla Mujeres
14:30 – Arrive at Marina V&V and a transport will take you to your hotel
Q. Do I need to be able to swim?
A. Yes, you must have basic swimming skills. It is important to be able to swim or float without a lifejacket.
Q. What if I have never snorkeled before?
A. No problem, our snorkel guides will show you how to use the equipment and take you to the best locations.
Q. Do you have prescription masks?
A. Yes, please notify your Adventure Advisor at the time of booking your tour.
Q. Do you provide snorkeling gear?
A. Yes. We provide clean lifejackets, snorkels, masks and fins.
Q. Can I use sunscreen?
A. We do not recommend using sunscreen because it contains chemicals that can damage the reef. If you need sunscreen, please purchase only sunscreen labeled “biodegradable” and apply at least 20 minutes before entering the water.
Q. Is the life jacket mandatory?
A. Yes – life jackets are mandatory at all times you are in the water.
Q. Is there any extra cost as a tax reef, dock or transportation?
A. There is no extra cost. It is included in the list price.
Q. Is there a special price for observers if I do not wish to swim with the Whale Sharks?
A. No. Due to availability, everyone boarding the boat, including spectators, must pay full price.
Q. Are there showers available?
A. Yes, in the restaurant (lunch).
Q. How many passengers per boat?
A. 10 passengers
Q. Is it dangerous to swim with Whale Sharks?
A. No! Whale sharks are known as the “gentle giants” of the ocean and they are filter feeders – meaning they feed on small plankton and tiny micro-organisms. Despite their enormous mouths and thousands of teeth, whale sharks pose no risk to humans. Plus, with an average swimming speed of about 3 mph combined with the fact that they are already accustomed to swimming alongside humans, these animals are very docile creatures.
WHALE SHARK SNORKELING EXPERIENCE
Join us for a once of a lifetime experience as you snorkel with the biggest fish in the world “the Whale Shark”. These 30 feet long creatures will leave you breathless!
Our comfortable launches will take you just north of Cancun to the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea where the Whale Sharks have been congregating in the largest numbers anywhere on the planet.
These docile giants, who migrate to the area between June – September, can reach up to 40 feet in length and feature huge “box like” mouths with which to trap plankton and tiny plants and marine life.
You’ll swim alongside these incredible animals while being accompanied by your expert guide and become one of the privileged few to witness one of the most unique dwellers of the ocean in its natural habitat.
To wrap up this wonderful day, enjoy a delicious lunch in a beachfront restaurant overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
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