SEA HAWK WHALE SHARK TOURS
The Mexican Caribbean is one of the few places where the whale sharks are close enough to shore to make boat trips possible to see them. The season begins on May 15th and ends on September 15th.
SEASON: May 17th - Sept 17th
CAPACITY: 10 Guest *Max Per Boat
DURATION: 6 Hours
SERVICE: Everyday 7:00AM
FOOD & Drink: Ceviche & Sandwiches
BEVERAGES: Water & Soda Included
LOCATION: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
MEET UP: Sea Hawk Offices
$150 PER PERSON
We start the morning early to prepare for our day’s adventure and return mid-day depending upon the distance we need to travel. The whale shark area is 1 to 1 ½ hours away from Isla Mujeres and approximately 60 square miles, so it may take time to locate them.
Only swimming and snorkeling are allowed, no diving. The permits allow a maximum of 10 persons plus the crew on board. Our experienced captain and crew have the required whale shark certifications and marine biology courses and are fully bilingual.
We provide a light breakfast, lunch, refreshments and bottled water, all the snorkel gear, life vests and wetsuits. After swimming with the whale sharks we head back to Isla and visit a nice shallow reef for snorkeling (if time permits) while the captain prepares a fresh ceviche.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TRIP
mask, snorkel, fins, lifejacket
Drinks (Water & Sodas)
Foot (Fruit, Sandwiches, Ceviche)
WHAT TO WEAR & BRING?
Wear (biodegradable) sunscreen and or a rashguard (link to shop).
wear a hat and sunglasses. Bring a towel and your underwater camera if you have, or rent one for the trip!
WHAT IS THE TRIP LIKE
We leave early morning and we will go and search for the whale sharks. On a good day, we see hundreds! In pairs of two, you take several turns with a guide and swim with these Big Fish! Once done, we return to paradise and anchor on the #1 beach from Mexico and enjoy a swim and some fresh ceviche.
- Frequently Asked Questions -
Q. Do We Always See Whale Sharks?
A. Whale Sharks are living at the open sea, so sometimes it is a bit of a search but that is all in the fun! We can not guarantee you will see them but in more than 90% of the tours we take out, you will see them and swim with them.
Q. Do You Feed The Whalesharks?
A. No in comparison with other Whale Shark encounters in the world, we do not feed them. They feed themselves with plankton and fish eggs, they float on the surface and that is why the whale sharks are at the surface as well, scooping up the foot and filtering it in their wide mouth.
Q. How Big Are The Whale Sharks?
A. A small Whale Shark is 18 feet a big one is 40 feet and then all the sizes in between.
Q. Can The Whale Sharks Hurt Me?
A. Nobody gets hurt by the whale shark but we can hurt the whale shark that is why there are rules of no touching the Whale Shark and keep a bit distance so we can enjoy the Whale Shark and the Whale Shark can enjoy his natural space.
Q. Why Is There No Afternoon Trip Possible?
A. Whale Sharks feed themselves in the morning, in the afternoon they go down deep so there will be a low chance of seeing them in the afternoon.
Fun Fact To Know: The spots on the whale sharks are all unique like fingerprints on humans.