Mexican Whale Shark Snorkel Adventure
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Go for a snorkel with Mexico's gentle giants - whale sharks! Cruising the Gulf of Mexico with an expert guide, you'll snorkel the reef and maybe spot dolphins, manta rays and flamingos on this small group snorkeling adventure off the Yucatan coast.
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is one of the few places in the world where you can share the water with the world's largest fish, the whale shark. Your personalized, small group cruise sets out in search of these gentle creatures for a snorkeling experience you'll never forget.
After having spotted a whale shark, you'll have the chance to jump in the water and snorkel alongside it (conditions permitting) for a wildlife encounter few people ever experience. Found in the world's tropical and warm-temperate oceans, the majestic whale shark glides peacefully through the clear waters along the Yucatan coast during the summer months, feeding on the microscopic plankton which thrives in this environment.
You'll then have time to relax and unwind by Isla Mujeres and enjoy lunch. Be on the lookout for dolphins and manta rays as you enjoy the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. The Yucatan coast is also known for its abundance of bird species, including the brightly colored native flamingos.
A biologist/naturalist will be onboard throughout the day to answer questions you may have about whale sharks or any other wildlife you'll see during your adventure. They will also provide you with information on how to interact with the local marine life to ensure you have a safe and fun experience.
With a maximum of 10 participants, the Mexican Whale Shark Snorkel Adventure is an intimate experience which will leave you with memories lasting a lifetime.
Sightings of whale sharks are guaranteed. In the unlikely event that there are no whale shark sightings on your cruise, you are able to take the cruise again on the following day free of charge!
- Guaranteed whale shark sightings
- Bilingual biologist/naturalist guide
- Use of snorkel equipment
- Water and soft drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop off
What isn't included
- Gratuities (optional)