The whale shark is the world’s largest fish, it has traveled the oceans of this world also the whale shark has a massive body that can reach up to 15 to 20 meters (45-60 feet). Its coloration is gray dark on its back, with circular spots. and a white belly.
The whale shark is a solitary fish that occasionally forms groups to feed in areas with large food concentrations (plankton).
Its the head is broad and flattened; its eyes are small and are located on the sides. Behind the eyes are the spiracles; respiratory openings that allow contact between the air or water and the internal respiratory system. The position of its eyes makes the vision of much less importance than smell.
The mouth can measure up to 1.5 meters wide. Whale sharks have about 3000 teeth in each jaw, but these are very small (less than 6mm in length) and are not used for feeding. Whale sharks are believed to live an average of 60 years, maybe more.
The Mexican Atlantic Whale Shark Project was created in Mexico in 2003. The project was established for whale shark conservation and allows whale shark tour operations to run Whale Shark excursions for visitors that would like to swim with the animals.
The whale shark is present in several international protection lists; the sharks are listed as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Redlist. In Mexico, the whale shark is protected by the Mexican Secretary for Natural Resources.
Mexico Caribbean coast is one of the only destinations in the world where participants can snorkel alongside the largest the most docile creature in the sea. The Whale Shark. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime that puts you within just a few feet of these thirty- forty foot long natural wonders.
Our Tour by land.- We Depart from the marina at Puerto Juarez, next to the ferry terminal that offers service to Isla Mujeres. Since our vessels are so conveniently located, you spend less time traveling to and from the expedition site and will arrive back at your resort by mid-afternoon.
Pickups along the Riviera Maya Hotel´s (Tulum, Playa del Carmen & Cancun)
As an extra-added bonus, and if time allows, you will snorkel on one of the most beautiful coral reefs in The Caribbean. Guests often encounter various sea life which includes pods of dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays and schools of colorful tropical fish. And enjoy a ceviche lunch break near the beach.
**Additional fees must be charge before boat departure (pier & marine fee)
Please do double check about pickup time.