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Swim with Whale Sharks

Between May and September every year the worlds' largest fish, the enormous whale sharks arrive in the Mexican Caribbean! The massive fish grow up to 45 feet in length. Every year they migrate from the Honduras area up the coast to an area just between Cuba and the Yucatan. This area is close to Punta Sam, just north of Cancun. Each year we invite guests to join us as we leave the Playa del Carmen area and go north to Punta Sam to seek out and snorkel with the whale sharks.

The name alone tends to send shivers up some peoples spine. But this fear is put aside once you learn the facts about the whale shark. The slow moving creatures, unlike their fellow sharks, have no teeth! Their diet consists of microscopic plankton and creel ... certainly NOT people!

As the warm water of the Caribbean Sea meets with the temperate waters of the Gulf of Mexico, there begins a huge blanket of plankton that draws in an abundance of wildlife. Not only do we see whale sharks, but also dolphins, manta rays, and birds.

Just driving out to the area is an adventure. We generally have dolphins follow us out. Sometimes they get bored with surfing around the boat then take off leaping out of the water doing aerial acrobatics. Manta rays up to 12 feet across too can be seen breaching the water!!!

This is truly a "Once in a Lifetime" trip. To be able to swim beside these gentle giants is an amazing experience that should be had by all coming to the Yucatan this summer. Sign up now for your space on the boat to go "Swim with the whale sharks!!!"

We leave Playa Del Carmen at 6:30am, drive up to Punta Sam where we will receive a briefing about the day before heading out on the boat.  After spending time with the whale sharks we head to Isla Mujeres where we can relax and swim before enjoying lunch on the boat, then heading back to Playa returning about 4pm.

  Only $195 USD from Playa- ALL Inlcusive!!!

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Whale Shark Video
See what it's like to snorkel with these massive but gentle creatures

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Photo Gallery
More of these magnificent animals

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Learn More About Whale Sharks
You can even adpot a shark thorugh WhaleShark.org

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