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SWIM WITH

WHALE SHARKS

May 17th - Sept 17th

 

WHALE SHARK TOUR

an experience you will never forget

Do you want to know more about Whale Sharks?

Do you want to know more about Isla Mujeres Scuba Diving?

Please make sure to reserve your space since the numbers available are limited!

 

 

 

The Whale Shark tour leaves daily in the mornings and is, of course, reliant upon the weather.

Scuba diving with whale sharks is prohibited by the Mexican government. All tours are snorkeling only!

 

Here some general information about the tour and the booking procedures:

 

Included are

  • Snorkel equipment and life jacket

  • 2 immersions with the whale sharks if the number of sighted whale sharks is enough, otherwise is just sightseeing (see “Rules for whale shark tours”)

  • Water and soft drinks

  • a final stop to relax at Playa Norte with some freshly prepared ceviche as lunch

 

Extras:

  • wetsuits, these can be rented extra if you wish / price: 15 USD. Please be aware that you will still need to use a life jacket to swim with the whale sharks.

  • In case you do not have your own camera, you have the possibility to purchase a USB with unedited pictures of your experience with the sharks for an extra 45 USD

 

 

Rules for swimming with Whale Sharks

Rules for whale shark tours

 

 Please be aware that we are going to visit a Natural Protected area.

 This area has rules that we need to follow.

  1. Touching the whale sharks is absolutely forbidden.

  2. Jumps are made by couples (2 people) + 1 guide. 

  3. There is a maximum of 2 jumps per couple.

  4. Please keep the distance from the whale shark. 2 meters from the front area, \5 meters from the tail. They swim moving the tail from one side to the other and if they accidentally hit us it is really hard.

  5. No sunscreen its allowed on the area. They are filter feeders and these products are made of oils. When we go in the water they get washed away, staying on the surface where they come to feed themselves. If you would like to apply some (only Biodegradable one) on your face and hands which are usually the most unprotected areas you can do it before entering the boat. The rest of your body please cover it with t shirts, towels, pareos, huts, etc.

  6. You are only allowed in the water when the number of whale sharks sighted is more than 5.

  7. If you see at least 1 sharks, this is considered as a successful sighting. This rule is from the Mexican government for all tour operators and for the protection of the animals.

  8. You are not allowed to bring any alcohol on the boat.

  9. You will have to be using a life vest with or without wetsuit while in the water. There are no exceptions. 

Please try to avoid using any sunscreen! We recommend wearing a long-sleeved shirt as protection against the sun or, if necessary,

then only biodegradable sunscreen and this only before entering the boat. 

Once you have entered the boat the use of sunscreen is prohibited.

This is a rule of the government for the protection and health of the animals.

 

There are no tours on the 30th of every month. 

 

Pricing

 

The tour costs per person 145 USD.

 

All bookings must be paid in advance since the spaces are limited. 

 

You have the choice to

 

  • Transfer the full amount via PayPal (+6% fee) or

  • Transfer a deposit of 50% via PayPal (+6% fee) and visit us at the latest the day prior to the tour in our office (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)  to pay the outstanding amount in cash USD or MEX pesos. Further details on request.

 

 

Please note also our cancellation policies:

 

In case of a refund or cancellation, the transaction fees are not refundable.

You are able to cancel until 1 day before the tour. You will receive a full refund (minus eventual transaction fees)

Cancellation on the same day is NOT possible anymore. You will not receive a refund.

If we do not receive the full payment or cancellation at the latest the day before the tour

your reservation will be canceled without a refund of the deposit.

 

If you have any further questions or wish to reserve your space on the boat, please contact us.

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$ 130 USD

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