Whale Shark swim adventure at caribbean sea mexican coast
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WHALE SHARK ADVENTURE at caribbean, Mexican Coast, from Holbox, Isla Mujeres or Cancun Riviera Maya
Get to see and snorkel with the biggest fish in the world, the enourmous but harmless Whale Shark!
- Adventure yourself into the surrounding sea of Contoy Island National, which is one of the beautiful coasts in the Yucatan Peninsula
- Snorkel in the reef to admire the different aquatic species in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea
- Encounter dolphins, mantas, sea turtles, birds and many other animals in the Yucatan coast.
TOP 10 REASONS WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE US
- Our Guarantee - if you do not see the whales with us you can come again for free until you do - for life, no expiry.
- Best boats in the region with 2 engines 275 HP
- 100% success rate. We have only missed 3 times in 6 years of operation.
- Great probability of manta, marine turtles and dolphin observation.
- Professional Naturalists discuss the marine eco-systems and answer questions.
- Working with local community; Our company has trained local guides in the area.
- Comfortable vans with DVD screens with an Ecology presentation on whale sharks
- Participation in AWARE conservation project of whale sharks.
- 6 years of experience
- Best departure.
- Pick up 06:00 from Playa del Carmen, 7:00 from Cancun.
- Pick up at your hotel and depart towards Puerto Juarez, Cancun.
- Boat trip to go look for the whale sharks to see them and snorkel with them.
- Enjoy Bird watching, Dolphins, Mantas and even Marine Turtles.
- Snorkel in a pristine coral reef enjoying unique species of Caribbean of Mexico.
- At 12:00 hrs lunch at the boat.
- Back to Cancun.
- 14:00 approximately arrival to Cancun.
The eco tour includes:
- 100% Sightings Guarantee.
- Professional bilingual guide (Biologist or Naturalist).
- Comfortable transportation (Club Wagon or Suburban with AC).
- Boat trip: we take you in a 30 ft. boat with powerful engines.
- Snorkel equipment.
- Breakfast (coffee, juice and cookies) Lunch (shrimp ceviche, chicken sandwich, Dutch -cheese, bread and fruit )-
- Water, sodas and juice. No alcoholic beverages.
- Children under 8 pay 70 %, Minimum age: 4 years.
- The eco - tour size is limited to 10 persons per boat.
- No alcoholic beverages.
As Season tour (April-November) you can reserve at 190 by pax
Out of season we recommend rent a boat to take a day trip between islands and enjoy the trip and many times you find dolphins. turtles, whales and spend time snorkeling and fishing, you can do it all year every day.
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Nature in the Mexican Caribbean
Getting Back to Nature in the Mexican Caribbean
The practice of ecotourism and adventure tourism is a return to the original state of man in the natural world, getting re-acquainted with nature. All human activities have an impact on the environment, and for this reason hosts and gust in the Mexican Caribbean make and effort to find a balance between the enjoyment of nature and its conservation, so that future generations can enjoy the natural beauty of the Mexican Caribbean, both in and out of the water.
From Cancun, the gateway to the Mexican Caribbean, you can explore the largest system of subterranean rivers, caves and cenotes (natural wells) in the world, or the enigmatic jungle full of Mayan communities and barely explores archeological remains. You can also swim with dolphins, observe the beautiful flora and fauna both on land an underwater, watch birds such as the pajaro pendulo, or flamingoes which paint the sky pink at sunset, be awed in the presence of a whale shark, kayak by starlight looking for crocodiles in the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka'an, walk down trails lined with bromelias and orchids, snorkel in the second largest barrier reef on the planet, scuba dive or snorkel in the islands of Holbox, Contoy, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Banco Chinchorro. But this is only the beginning of the adventure. Further south, you can take boat trips to see manatees, crocodiles, iguanas and beautiful water lilies, or glide suspended over the turquoise water of the Caribbean.
Don't miss the opportunity to open the door to the natural beauty and the wonderful experiences of ecotourism and adventure travel offered in the Mexican Caribbean. You will quickly realize that we offer a new and unexplored world. At the end of the day you will discover that you too have evolved along with Mother Nature and all her marvels.
We recommend rent a boat to take a day trip between islands and enjoy the trip and many times you find dolphins. turtles, whales and spend time snorkeling and fishing, you can do it all year every day.
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The Island of Holbox
There is no no written history about this beautiful bare-foot island. It is in the voice of the elders that we find the legend of the island's first inhabitants. Long time ago, around 1800, the ships of the Spanish Armada came to recharge fresh water from Yalahau, a beautiful crystalline water-eye also known as the fountain of youth, that today offers its beauty as a tourist destination. Far from large cities, several European emigrants settled on the island, where forgotten by history, founded the town that we know today as Holbox. The meaning of Holbox is lost in the legend of the infamous pirate Francisco Molas and the navigational charts of Spain army as well as fantastic stories of the ancient Mayas, from whom the word Holbox meant "Black Hole".
The islanders descendants of pirates, mestizos of several races. Fishermen by trade have kept their simple lifestyle unaffected by technology or the ambitions of a greedy modern world, which is why the island has retained its special simple atmosphere that invite visitors to stroll bare-foot along the white sand roads and relax in the bohemian ambiance.
Holbox is a paradise amongst mangroves and white sandy beaches; it is a perfect refuge for temptations of the soul, far from the contamination of the main land. Thanks to this continual purity and isolation, a large variety of birds and other species had chosen the island as a refuge and breeding ground. All of this enriches the natural wonder and beauty of the environment offering us a completely different experience full of life.
Holbox is about 27 miles long island, with tourist attractions based on its natural surroundings its beaches, birds, deep sea and fly fishing, and the famous whale shark, who in summer comes to feed in the nearby waters. This unique experience is highlighted by kayak rides through he mangroves, diving ancient shipwrecks, not to mention a pleasant stay in the island's quaint inns and small hotels.
Unforgettable, Holbox will leave a mark that will make you want to come back again and again. We will always be waiting fro you.
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Whale Shark in the Riviera Maya
Dive with the whale shark at the Riviera Maya
To think of a fish that can be 18 meters long sounds a little prehistorical, even more when we are told that it is herbivorous and it lives in these days distributed among the warm waters of the world. It's fascinating to think that the same water where swimmers enjoy summer, this gigantic animal lives.
This creature is really a fish but people include the name whale because his enormous size.
Whale sharks are essential animals in the ocean. According to experts, to catch these animals could produce terrible disasters in the ocean's balance. This is why every place this creature visits, ecotourism program that protect it and inform to the people about the characteristics and situation that this huge animal is facing are developed.
Whale shark turn out to be great tourist attraction that let divers get close enough to touch them, and is an awesome unique experience the takes them even to cross the word only to touch their rough skin.
The local community of Holbox Island developed conduct codes that let you enjoy this fascinating experience at the same time you preserve this natural wonder.
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Swim with whale sharks at north of Cancun
Whale shark swiming at Isla Holbox 2hrs north of Cancun
Whale-Shark Expedition (May to September) - a boat trip along the virgin cost of Holbox Island to meet the majestic and friendly Whale-Sharks (more than 10 meters long). A worldwide unique experience. Reserve a whaleshark tour here
He found that the Whale Sharks tend to aggregate every year around Holbox and the Campeche bank. They are still not sure why, but they do know that the main reason is the nutrient rich water that comes into the basin at this time of year. This is now a protected park but the problem is that now they know that the Whale Sharks go way out of this range and they need more protection. The Mexican government has been very strict thus far but will need to do more soon. Holbox has changed from a sleepy fishy village, (island), to an Ecotourism
Island. The fisherman have turned into guides and have done a great job of
setting rules and guidelines that the tourist that come to see the Whales sharks must follow
The team has made many observations with two types of tagging, photographs, sightings, etc. With the satellite tags, they get information once the tag pops off the Whale Shark which is usually in about one month
Holbox will need to make sure that they only allow a certain amount of tourists and boats out in the park waters at one time. They are worried that too many boats will affect the Whale Sharks in general. Hurricane Wilma did put quite a damper on this island but the tourism and people have brought it back. The Mexican government and the Whale Shark team are very concerned that boats may come from as far away as Cancun. Once the Whale Sharks leave Holbox, some go towards Texas, some towards the western gulf, some down past Cozumel, some towards Cuba, but they don't know where all of them go. They don't know at what age exactly they are mature enough for mating. They don't know where the pupping grounds are or when and where they mate. There are a few fisherman stories about the Whale Sharks thrashing around, like fighting and then the water turns white. Hopefully this will be documented and then they will know that the Whale Sharks come to Holbox for something beside food. It's usually also timed around the snapper spawn
Each year many Whale Sharks visit isla de Holbox, from 500 - 1500, May - Sept.
Whale Sharks come when the water is nutrient rich.
Whale Sharks can eat up to 9 pounds per hour in the right conditions
Whale Sharks tend to aggregate every year at and around Holbox, both Mature males and female and Immature males and females.
Whale Sharks feed in 3 different ways, Active Ram filter feeding, Vertical feeding when the waters are nutrient rich, and Passive feeding, when they just have their mouths open and maybe get something.
Whale Sharks are very fast growing animals
Whale Sharks closest relative, the Nurse shark
Whale Shark numbers in the Caribbean are increasing.
Whale Sharks can travel up to 35 miles in one day
Whale Sharks can go as deep as 3000' which they don't know why but right now they think it has something to do with cooling off. After a full day of feeding at the surface in the hot sun, they rest and glide down and then come up in a short time. So this shows that Whale Sharks can go into very cold water, 38, but they don't stay long.
The brain of a Whale Shark can fit into the palm of your hand so they think this shows that the Whale Shark does not think as much as other sharks.
Whale Shark migration may start in Holbox, but they do not know where they all go. Somehow they find their way back to Holbox. Do they stay in and around the Caribbean or do they go all the way over to Africa and back. No one knows this information yet.
Whale Sharks can have up to 300 pups, but they don't know where, or when.
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