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Whale Shark Encounter

from £0 per person

Explore the beautiful Caribbean sea for a once in a lifetime chance to interact with an exotic, enormous whale shark. Despite being one of the largest creatures in the world, this gentle giant is completely harmless, inviting you to swim alongside to pet its massive body.

According to scientists working in the area, Holbox and Contoy have the highest concentration of whale sharks in the world. This tour was designed by local fishermen who have undergone professional biological training to operate this unique adventure. Learn all about these graceful giants and feel free to ask any questions you might have as you experience their presence first hand.

Travel along the Yucatan coast near Contoy Island, one of the most beautiful regions in the Peninsula. Snorkel the reef and admire the many colorful aquatic species living in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean sea. Your guide will help point out all the little nooks and crannies, so you don’t miss a thing.

The Contoy Island Nature Reserve is home to many marine creatures including dolphins, mysterious manta rays and brilliant pink flamingos.

Please note: The itinerary and inclusions of any ticket which features animals is subject to change without notice. We cannot offer any refunds when any such changes are made as these are beyond our control.

Any participants must be able to swim on their own.

Special Information

  • Roundtrip Transfers From All Major Mayan Riviera Hotels
  • Dates of Operation: 20th May - 17th September
  • Tour Duration: 7 hours.
  • Hotel Pick-Up:Between approx.6am and 6:30am.
  • Arrival at the Marina: Between approx. 7:30am and 7:45am.
  • Sailing time to Whale Shark area is approx. 1 hour.
  • Whale Shark Swim: Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • Time at Coral Reef: Approx. 45 minutes.
  • Return to the Marina: Between approx. 2pm and 3pm.
  • Hotel Drop Off: Between approx. 4pm and 5pm (depending on arrival back to the Marina)
  • Lunch and Non-Alcoholic Drinks On the Boat included

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