Growing as large as 15m (50ft) in length, the whale shark is the largest known fish in the sea. These gentle giants are migratory filter feeders who follow upwellings of cold water rich in the plankton and nekton they need to sustain themselves. Annually, during our summer months, the waters just north east of Cancun and Isla Mujeres experience an extraordinarily large upwelling which is exceptionally rich in plankton and so it essentially becomes an all you can eat buffet for the sharks. This has resulted in the largest whale shark aggregation in the world, with as many as 400 having being spotted in one single day.
We invite you to join us this next whale shark season beginning in mid-May and ending in mid-September, when we will both entertain and educate you with a trip into their magical world followed by a short stop on the north shore beach of Isla Mujers for a small lunch.
Please be aware that we are unable to guarantee a shark sighting on any of our tours as these are wild animals who are free to roam the ocean as they wish. As such, on the very rare occasion that we are unable to find any shark, please be aware that we are unable to offer any refunds.