A reminder that if you are here this summer and are looking for nature adventures, you have the chance to face to face with the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, in an unforgettable encounter with true gentle giants.
These beautiful creatures gather to feast on plankton and fish roe in the Mexican Caribbean during the summer months. See them on eco trips to the zona de afuera or blue waters to the east of Isla Mujeres and Contoy or off the coast of Holbox and Cabo Catoche.
Pelicans and frigate birds fly overhead as you sail past Contoy. Pods of playful dolphins often swim alongside boats and you may also spot turtles and giant manta rays feeding.
Sun products are not permitted in the whale shark feeding areas so wear a t-shirt when in the water. Follow the orders of your eco guide at all times. Swim alongside the whale sharks at a distance and do not touch them.
Ask your Concierge
Swimming with whale sharks is an unforgettable experience and if you are interested in the natural world, you won’t want to miss it. Ask your Concierge for information on whale shark trips, they are available until mid-September.