Whale Shark Research Tour (7 days) (departs from Cancun)

Accompany trained biologists in search of the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), a slow-moving filter-feeding shark and the largest known extant fish species. Whale sharks are the largest living non mammalian vertebrate weighing in at up to 60,000 lbs (30 tonnes) and growing up to 46 feet (14 metres).

Found in the open waters of the tropical oceans these magnificent creatures congregate around northern Cancun during the months of June through August. Deep cold currents bring upwellings of nutrients to the surface that result in plankton blooms, a much sought source of nutrition for these huge fish.

Swim, snorkel, photograph and observe whale sharks in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, a truly unforgettable, bucket list experience.

DAY 1:
Arrival at Cancun.
Transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Cancun.

DAY 2:
Whale shark snorkel tour (accompanied by accomplished researcher Rafael de la Parra).
Coral reef snorkel tour.

DAY 3:
Whale shark snorkel tour (accompanied by accomplished researcher Rafael de la Parra).
Coral reef snorkel tour.

DAY 4:
Whale shark snorkel tour (accompanied by accomplished researcher Rafael de la Parra).
Coral reef snorkel tour.

DAY 5:
Whale shark snorkel tour (accompanied by accomplished researcher Rafael de la Parra).
Coral reef snorkel tour.

DAY 6:
Free day.

DAY 7:
Transfer to Cancun International Airport.

Price: $2,995

Features

Your Whale Shark Research Tour (7 days) (departs from Cancun) includes the following:

  • Bilingual staff
  • Land transportation
  • Lodging
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • All equipment required
Details
  • Tour duration: 6 nights, 7 days
  • Tour departure: From Cancun (details will accompany your reservation confirmation)
  • Activity level: easy
  • Clients who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate
Recommendations

Please bring the following to your Whale Shark Research Tour (7 days) (departs from Cancun):

  • Biodegradable sunscreen/repellent
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Suitable and sufficient clothing
  • Camera
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Extra $$ for beverages, lunches, dinners, tips, souvenirs etc…
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