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    WHALE SHARK TOUR CANCUN
    100% Nature Encounter

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    Whale Shark Cancun Tour


     

    WHALE SHARK CANCUN TOUR: COME SEE AND SWIM WITH THE WHALE SHARK, THE ENORMOUS BUT HARMLESS BIGGEST FISH IN THE WORLD!

    Information


    Duration:  7 hours approximately
    Category: Adventure and Nature
    Departs: Daily (May 15 to September 15)
    Language: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.
    Restrictions: Pregnant women
    *If you wish to include children please let us know when making your reservation.
     

    EcoColors Tours already has more than 18 years of experience running whale shark adventure tours! This great adventure departs daily from Cancun during the whale shark season (May to September.)**

     

    The whale sharks come to the waters surrounding Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Holbox to feed on plankton where the Caribbean Sea meets the Gulf of Mexico. You will have the remarkable opportunity to swim and snorkel with the gentle giant, in an area teaming with sea life.

     

    All our boats have a limit of 10 people and are all led by certificated and professional guides, who are naturalists and biologists and know everything about the area and the whale sharks!

     

    For a preview of this great tour take a look at our whale shark video now! WHALE SHARK VIDEO NOW!

     

    ** Note: It is important to know that we cannot controle nature, therefore we do NOT guarantee the snorkeling with the whale sharks nor the sightings. The whale sharks come to the waters near Cancun to feed on plankton, however when there is no/few food (plankton) there simply are no/not many whale sharks. We offer the Whale Shark Tour from mid-May to Mid-September, but we strongly recommend to make your reservation between mid-June to August since there is a higher possibility to see whale sharks.

    Itinerary

    07:00 AM
    Pick-up at your hotel in Cancun (6:00 am Playa del Carmen and 5:00 am Tulum).
     

    07:30 AM

    We will have an informative briefing at Marina la Amada now named V & V. Our certified guides will provide you with interesting information about the whale sharks and the area’s ecosystems. During the briefing there will be coffee, juice, fruit and granola bars present.

     

    08:00 AM

    We depart from Marina V & V, to the whale shark reserve in the waters of Isla Contoy. Once we find them, you will have the unique opportunity to snorkel with the biggest fish in the world.

     
    12:30 PM

    Lunch time on the boat just off the coast of Isla Mujeres, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (Condé Nast 2013) where you can go down to swim in the turquoise waters.

     
    01:30 PM

    We arrive at the marina’s pier, where our comfortable vans will be waiting for you to return you to your hotel.

     
    02:00 PM

    Expected arrival back at your hotel in Cancun. (3:00 pm Playa del Carmen and 4:00 pm Tulum)

    We Recommend Bringing

    • Swimsuit and towel
    • Long sleeve cotton shirt
    • Comfortable, fresh clothes and shoes
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Wetsuit if you have
    • Impermeable jacket
    • Hygienic personal stuff
    • Camera

    Tour Includes

    • Comfortable transportation
    • Professional guides
    • Snorkel equipment (May bring your own)
    • Light breakfast
    • Lunch: Shrimp ceviche and chicken sandwich (If you are vegetarian or allergic to something please let us know when making your reservation).
    • Beverages (Water and sodas)

    Tour Excludes

    • Wetsuit (May bring your own)
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Personal expenses (Souvenirs)
    • Tips

    FAQs

    Frequently asked question (FAQs)

     
    1. How big is the whale shark?
    The most common whale sharks seen in the Mexican Caribbean are usually from 20-40 feet, it is the biggest fish in the sea!
     
    2. Are whale sharks harmful?

    Whale sharks are very passive fish, and are not at all harmful to humans, on the contrary they seem to become curious when humans are swimming with them, as they come and visit the Mexican Caribbean once a year.

     
    3. Is it dangerous to swim with whale sharks?

    No, it is absolutely safe to swim with whale sharks. They are very calm fish; they swim slowly through the sea. They only eat plankton, which can found in the surface of the ocean.

     
    4. Am I harming the environment by swimming with whale sharks?

    No, you are not. Swimming with whale sharks with EcoColors Tours is done in a very eco-friendly manner. We follow strict regulations when swimming with them, with a no touching and diving policy. To them, humans in the water will appear as other creatures of the sea and as long as you give them their space, we can all enjoy each other’s company!

     
    5. Can I touch the whale sharks?

    Although whale sharks are not harmful to humans, we do not want to irritate the creatures as they peacefully swim in the oceans. Therefore nobody is allowed to harm, touch or get in the way of the fish as they make their way around us.

     
    6. Can I dive with whale sharks?
    Diving with whale sharks in the area where EcoColors does the tour is not permitted. Only snorkeling is allowed.
     
    7. Do I need to wear a life jacket?

    Yes, unless you have a wetsuit which keeps you afloat, everybody will be asked to wear a life jacket for safety and precautions.

     
    8. Can I bring my own wetsuit?

    Of course! Any personal gear for the water can be brought, as long as it does not take up other people’s space on the boats and also as long as it is not diving gear. Is important for customers to know that the thickness of the wetsuit should be a minimum of 3mm.

     
    9. Is there any way that I can prevent getting sea sick? And do you provide medication for it?

    We do not sell any preventative or medicinal treatment before or during the tour. We do advise though that if you fear that you may be seasick or would simply like to prevent it, then consult your doctor and bring some prescribed medicine along with you. Take one pill (advised by your doctor) 30 minutes before boarding the boats. We would also like to state that EcoColors Tours offers Ginger tea, which are known to reduce the nausea of sea motion.

     
    10. What happens if we do not see whale sharks?

    As mentioned in the information, we cannot control nature and therefore EcoColors Tours does NOT guarantee the snorkeling with the whale sharks nor the sightings. The whale sharks come to the waters near Cancun to feed on plankton, however when there is no/few food (plankton) there simply are no/not many whale sharks. We offer the Whale Shark Tour from mid-May to Mid-September, but we strongly recommend to make your reservation between mid-June to August since there is a higher possibility to see whale sharks.

     
    11. How can I help with the researching and preservation of the whale shark?

    If you would like to contribute to the research and protection of this incredible animal, there are various local NGOs in Cancun. For more information please contact EcoColors Tours at info@ecotravelmexico.com

     
    12. Why booking with Ecocolors tours?

    • We are the pioneers of the whale shark tour and have 14 years of experience operating this tour;
    • Our professional guides (marine biologists or naturalists);
    • Our small groups (Maximum of 10 people per boat) for personalized attention;
    • Our comfortable and fast transportation (vans and boats)
    • The best safety for our customers (no accidents in 14 years and the highest insurance coverage).

     
    If you have any further question or doubt, don’t hesitate to contact us at (998) 884 36 67 and we will gladly answer your question.

    13 Comments

    • David Barlow says:

      tengo una agencia en Tulum y tengo clientes Que quiero hacer el tour de los whale sharks. me puede Mandame un numero telefonica para que yo puedo hablar con un representante..
      Gracias,
      David Barlow
      Caribe Cruiser Snorkeling

      • ecocolors ecocolors says:

        Buenos dias si con mucho gusto puedes comunicarte a nuestras oficinas al 9988843667, dirigete con el Sr. Kenneth jonson o con la gerente de ventas Hilda de igual forma nos puedes enviar un correo a info@ecotravelmexico.com

        saludos!

    • Kenneth says:

      Hello! Do you have an opening for tomorrow 5/15 or Sunday 5/17? Please reply back as soon as possible. Thanks in advance!

      • ecocolors ecocolors says:

        For the whale shark season the season starts on May 20, thats the last news we have from the local authorities for this tour activity 2015

    • Anastasia says:

      Good afternoon,
      When is the closest date for whale shark? Is there any chance to do the tour before 24 May?
      Waiting for your response, thanks in advance.

    • Brenda Lopez says:

      Estamos en Cancún hasta el martes 26 de mayo, nos gustaría salir al tour del tiburón ballena lo antes posible, favor de mandarme la información para reservar.

      • ecocolors ecocolors says:

        Buenos dias las ultimas noticias es que los premisos se liberan hasta el 25 de Mayo, desafortunadamente esto esta fuera de nuestras manos ya que los permisos los libera la SECTUR y es la fecha que hos han notificado para operar tiburón ballena, porfavor contactanos al los numeros

        Toll Free USA / Canada 1-866-351-3797 Mexico Local +52 (998)8849580

        correo electronico info@ecotravelmexico.com o por este medio el dia 24 para que podamos confirmate si es posible el operr el tour la fecha del 25 de Mayo.

        Saludos!

    • Brenda Lopez says:

      hola se podrá ir mañana o el martes? ya vieron los tiburones?

    • Luana says:

      Hello,

      Is the season of whale sharks already open?

      Thanks

      • ecocolors ecocolors says:

        Hey Luana! Yes we are happy to tell you that the whale shark season has started! If you need any information about the tour or anything else please let us know and we will be happy to help you! Have a great day:)

    • Bobby says:

      Do you have any openings for tomorrow? 3 people

      • ecocolors ecocolors says:

        Hello, sorry didn’t answer earlier, now we have tour every day until september 15th and this week the weather condicions looks very good for this activity.

        Regards!

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    1st company to operate the Whale Shark Tour. We have 14 years of experience

    Professional guides, marine biologists or naturalists

    Small groups, maximum of 10 people per group/boat for personalized attention

    Comfortable and fast transportation, with two powerful engines per boat

    Private Marina V & V, only the best facilities for our customers

    The best safety for our customers. No accidents in 14 years and the highest insurance coverage

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