A TOUR OVERVIEW
Safety and professionalism:
Our professional guides, diving instructors, and dive masters will make sure you enjoy every bit of your day. Even if you are not an experienced snorkeler or if you are not so comfortable in the water they’ll find a perfect way, just for you. You’ll love your swim with the whale sharks. We’ll make sure you feel safe, secure and happy.
Full snorkeling gear:
Mask, fins, safety jackets and a hand you can hold. If you are a comfortable swimmer you can decide to rent a wetsuit/shorty for $20 USD.
Trip includes breakfast/lunch and snorkeling on the local reef of Isla Mujeres. When you arrive at the pier, light breakfast will be ready for you. Cold water, soft drinks, and sandwiches are available on the boat. When we finish with the snorkeling we have some beers and a Caribbean lunch in the beautiful waters of Isla Mujeres to round up this amazing experience.
A boat ride can be bumpy. Waves, ocean and speed boat can cause a bit of a seasickness. We’ll do everything we can to prevent this from happening to you. Before we start the ride, seasickness pills will be offered.
Pick up – drop off:
Transportation from and to any hotel is included. Depending on your location the tour will start 5:30 AM (Tulum) – 06:30 AM (Playa del Carmen) – 07:30 AM (Cancun).
What to bring:
Hat or cap, sunglasses, shirt, swimsuit, towel, sandals, biodegradable ecologic sunblock, money for souvenirs, extra and tips. Smile and good spirit are a must! $5 USD pp National Park Fee not included, must be paid directly on the day of the tour.
Available for purchase:
- Pictures from your advenure, 100-120 awesome photos, short video and a bonus “the best of Riviera Maya” $35 USD per couple and add $10 USD for every extra person in your booking.
- Biodegradable sunscreen $10USD
- Wetsuit / shorty rent $20USD
- Amazing longsleeve Ecotours shirt $20USD
WHALESHARK ENCOUNTER IN MORE DETAILS
We’ll pick you up at the scheduled time in your hotel and head directly to Cancun. During the ride, our guide will brief you about the day plan, whaleshark biology and its habitat. Once we arrive to the marine, you’ll have time to relax, enjoy the tasty breakfast and get ready for the adventure to come. After the breakfast, we’ll depart towards the whaleshark area and start our search. If we on the way to the whaleshark zone we spot manta rays, captain will stop the boat and we’ll snorkel with these magnificent animals.
Once whalesharks are spotted, we will start with the snorkeling. We’ll do something called – Snorkeling rounds: 2 guests and one guide. We swim slowly, smoothly, calmly. We are guests at home of the whale shark. Respect, watch and enjoy these amazing creatures. Remember that we are just observants in their world.
After the swimming and all the excitement, we’ll serve sandwiches, fruits, water, soft drinks, and beers and we’re heading back to Isla Mujeres for a lunch. We’ll have an hour to relax and enjoy the fantastic beach Playa Norte in Islas Mujeres. After the wonderful day we will return to the marina at about 03:30 PM.
During the tour, our guides will give you all the information about the fauna of this beautiful ecosystem; they will also explain security protocols and make sure that you are having a great time.