Every year, whale sharks migrate all the way to Isla Contoy in the north of the Yucatan Peninsula to feed on the plankton in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Don’t miss this SUMMER HIGHLIGHT and swim with the largest fish in the ocean!
Pro Dive International has been organizing this exciting Whale Shark Safari for more than 10 years, and has been awarded the prestigious NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AWARD and GREEN STAR AWARD for their commitment to conservation and the aquatic environment. Considered the premier service provider, Pro Dive International supports The Whale Shark Project focusing on the protection of these magnificent animals. A portion of their proceeds supports scientific studies.Learn more
Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel, and we will drive you to the harbor in Cancun. From there we take a boat in direction of Contoy Island. This is where the whale sharks migrate every year to eat plankton. We will stay for about 3-4 hours in the open sea, snorkeling in turns of 2 people at once, always accompanied by a specialized guide.
If the weather allows, we will stop at Isla Mujeres, where you can relax at the picturesque lagoon. We serve delicious ceviche (local dish) and (non-alcoholic) drinks to you on-board before taking you back to the harbor and your hotel, respectively.
Sunglasses, towel, hat, biodegradable sun cream, swim suit, tips, wetsuit if available, medicine for sea sickness if needed
Daily from June 1st – September 15th
Restriction: pregnant women, children under 6
FOR GUESTS STAYING IN COZUMEL
> Safari starts on the mainland, pick up from the ferry in front of Señor Frogs in Playa del Carmen at 07:55 am. Participants can take the ferry from Cozumel to the mainland at 07:00 am. (to be reconfirmed with our team)
To preserve the habitat of whale sharks we conduct these safaris according to the guidelines of the Mexican Government and National Geographic.
With above simple guidelines you will protect the whale sharks and her habitat.
* Please note, schedule is weather-depending and can change.
Pro Dive International – Mexico guarantees your encounter with a whale shark from June throughout mid September. If you don’t get to see any, you can re-schedule this trip for FREE during your trip.
An unforgettable experience between June and September, during which you might even spot Manta Rays and Dolphins.