Swim With The Whale Sharks in Quintana Roo

It’s Whale Shark Season again in the Riviera Maya and whether you are living in Tulum, Puerto Aventuras or Playa Del Carmen Whale Shark Tours are just getting started. The season begins June 1st and continues till around September 14th so the time is now to jump in the warm Caribbean Sea and Snorkel with Whale Sharks.

The tour begins with a van ride to the north of the Yucatan Peninsula where you will get on your boat and head out from destinations near Isla Mujeres, Isla County and Isla Holbox. The tour guides know where to go exactly to find the whale sharks so you can relax and enjoy the boat ride. The Whale Shark is actually not a shark or a whale and is considered the worlds largest fish. The Whale Sharks of the Riviera Maya are usually 20 to 40 feet long and are quite impressive, gentle giants. You don’t need to worry because although these massive sea creatures have a scary name they are very peaceful and only eat plankton. They are usually curious of humans and are not intimidated or afraid when snorkelers enter the water. The best and only way to snorkel with whale sharks is with an experienced tour guide. The tours are very fun and exciting and it will be an incredible adventure you will never forget.

Although snorkeling with the whale sharks is not dangerous or difficult It is important not to touch the whale sharks and disturb or irritate them. They will just calmly glide along the surface of the water to eat plankton and can be observed up close. You will definitely want to bring your cameras and Gopro to take photos and videos of these gigantic but harmless fish. Snorkeling with Whale Sharks in 2017 is just another great natural excursion you can enjoy if you are living the dream in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera.

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Laura

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