Mexico: Swim With Whale Sharks
Snorkel Alongside The World's Largest Fish
The “island of women”, located 10 miles of the coast of Cancun, Mexico, is the perfect place to dive into the water and be surrounded by wildlife and stunning coral sculptures.
The Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve protects 145,988 acres of surface area and below of water swimming with the largest living fish, the gentle whale shark. Snorkel around the island and get up close and personal with these giant spotted fish. Although they share the name, whale sharks do not have rows of sharp teeth like sharks so there is no reason to fear them!
Operator: Reefs to Rockies
Price From: $825 USD per person
Dates: Trips are on demand from June - August
Duration: 5 days
Wildlife: Whale sharks
Conservation Impact: Benefits ECOCEAN whose Whale Shark Photo-identification Library is a visual database of whale shark encounters that is used by marine biologists to collect and analyze whale shark encounter data to learn more about these amazing creatures.
All of the trips we promote:
- Directly support wildlife conservation
- Educate travelers about wildlife
- Support local communities
- Reduce environmental impact
Photo credits: iStockphoto, Reefs to Rockies