Every day from May 15 to September 15
Departure: Punta Sam Cancun
Hours: 8 am only exit, return 1:30 to 2 pm
Activities: Swimming with Whale Shark Snorkel Arricife, Brunch
Food: Chicken Sandwich, Shrimp or Fish Ceviche
Drinks: Soft drinks, bottled water and beer.
Price: U.S. 155 from Cancun hotels per person
Limited to 10 people per boat
Optional with extra cost: Private trip with a visit to Isla Mujeres
Reservations required at least one day in advance.
What you did not know is that whale shark is a cartilaginous fish is so
called because their skeleton is made of cartilage that is not enhanced
by the minerals that make bones. These minerals are present only in the
teeth and skin. The class includes sharks, sawfish, rays and chimaeras.
Only three species of sharks are fed by filtration, and the whale shark
is one of them. When they open their mouths to feed, too large amount of
water is absorbed, so it is passed through a filter located in the gills
important storing food. If something were to get caught in their gills,
the fish uses a "cough" to remove the blockage (not some sort of Flu)
The whale shark is Colossal:
Vulnerable on the Red List of endangered species by the (International
union for conservation of nature) However in some countries exotic
animals fishing for black market.
On the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula we spotted this wonderful species
for more than three months and is a protected species.
Some animals suffer from cancer, For the whale shark is one of few
animals that are immune to this terrible disease,
The whale shark is a fish with shark silhouette and is the largest in
The eggs of this species, which are also the largest in the world,
measuring from 40 to 60cm and are staying in the womb until the calf is
The area of encounter with the whale sharks and giant manta rays is
the same coming out of Cancun to Isla Mujeres or Holbox Island, choose
you the option closest to your hotel.