• These animals make up an important part of the natural balance in this part of the world. Bull sharks are beautiful creatures that prefer warm, shallow water, just like we have here in Playa del Carmen! They’re called “bull sharks” because of their broad and flat snout, similar to that of a bull. They usually grow to 7 or 8 feet long, and have a gray color on top and a white underside. Bull sharks are solitary hunters, and they usually eat bony fish and smaller sharks.
  • Seasson: from November 20th to February 15th.
  • Make reservation ahead of time.
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Frequently asked question (FAQs)

1. Is there a season for this wonderful tour?

Yes, from May 15th till September 17th.

2. How big is the whale shark?

The most common whale sharks seen in the Mexican Caribbean are usually from 20-40 feet (8 - 12 mts.), the biggest fish in the sea!

3. Are whale sharks harmful?

Whale sharks are very passive fish, and are not at all harmful to humans, on the contrary they seem to become curious to humans swimming with them, as they come and visit the Mexican Caribbean once a year.

4. Is it dangerous to swim with whale sharks?

No, it is absolutely safe to swim with whale sharks. They are very calm fish; they swim slowly through the sea. They only eat plankton, which can be found in the surface of the ocean. They do not eat human beings.

5. Can I Scuba dive with whale sharks?

No, it is not allowed to scuba dive with whale sharks for not to disturb their habits.

6. Itinerary:

Cozumel clients take 6.00AM ferry and depart from Senor Frogs in Playa at 6.45AM.
07:30 am Informative briefing at Marina V&V (formerly “La Amada”). Our certified guides will provide the client with information about the Whale Sharks and the area’s ecosystems. During the briefing there will be coffee, juice, water, fruit and bread/sweet rolls.

08:00 am Departure from Marina V&V (formerly “La Amada”) towards the Whale Shark reserve in the surrounding waters of Isla Mujeres. Once we find them the client will have the unique opportunity to snorkel with the biggest fish in the world.
12:30 pm Lunch time on the boat just off the coast of Isla Mujeres, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (Condé Nast 2013) where you can go down to swim in the turquoise waters.

01:30 pm Approximately the time of arrival at the port of Marina V&V (formerly “La Amada”) to begin transfer back to client’s hotel. 03:30 pm Playa del Carmen, 05:00 pm Cozumel Island).

7. What the tour includes? :

* Tour includes: Comfortable transportation with air-conditioning · Continental breakfast · Lunch (ceviche and sandwich), drinks · Snorkel equipment and lifejackets · Government fees

8. What the tour does not includes? :

Tour does not include: · Alcoholic beverages · Personal expenses · Tips · Wetsuit

Please bring the following:

We recommend bringing: T-shirt with long sleeves, towels, swimming suit, comfortable shoes, impermeable jacket, hat and sunglasses, own wetsuit.

How do I make a reservation?