LDS Tour 21. Swim with the Whale Sharks
If you are visiting the Rivera Maya in Summer? Make sure to add this incredible adventure to your trip and come with us to Swim with Whale Sharks! You can only enjoy this unique activity in the months of May through September due the migration of these magnificent specimen to the Carribean Sea. Forget to have to see them behind a glass wall at an aquarium, see them up front and close in their natural environment with our expert and certified guides that will make sure you enjoy this one of a kind experience!
The whale shark is the largest shark and the largest fish. How strange, you say? Not really. Because the whale shark is in fact not a whale. With a mouth that can be as large as four feet wide, the whale shark is a filter feeder and sieves enormous amounts of plankton, krill, small fish and squid to eat through its gills as it swims. It can process over 1500 gallons (6000 liters) of water each hour. Whale sharks are harmless to people and usually indifferent to divers. When it comes to speed, they belong in the slow lane, as their top speed is 3 m/hr (5 k/hr). This shark swims slowly near the surface, consuming crustacean plankton and small fish. Each tour takes only ten people. There is a 30-45 minute boat ride to where the whale sharks are. If you just want to go on the ship (but not snorkel), it is the same price per person. Water, sodas, juice and a sandwich are available during the tour – and an open bar on the way back.
Remember, season begins May 15th / ends by mid-September
• Whale shark swim adventure private/small group
• Round trip transportation from Cancun/Riviera Maya
• Snorkel equipment included
• Bottled water, snacks, and lunch
• Hotel pick-up at 7:00 am - return at 5:00 pm daily
• Each person must know how to swim to go on this tour.
• The minimum age is 10 years old to snorkel.
• This tour is not for women who are more than three months pregnant.
Alma´s LDS Tours in Cancun awaits to see you soon!