The great whale shark, is known to be one of the largest and most majestic mammals that inhabit our planet, can reach up to 20 meters in length and is totally harmless.
In summer season, this giant of the sea, decides to visit the island of Holbox, in search of its main food, the plankton, so that the tours and respectful swimming with this mammal, become a perfect option to vacation in summer.
Tours with the whale shark regularly consist of sea transportation, a professional guide, food and light drinks, snorkeling equipment and reef visits.
Speaking of prices, the tours are around 100 USD depending on the departure point, which can be from Holbox, Isla Mujeres and even Cancun. There are also private tours with an approximate cost of 1,000 USD for 10 people. All tours donate 5% of the total cost for preservation activities of the species.
The use of sensitive blockers and oils is recommended, since by having direct contact with the whale shark, they can have affections on their skin and being an endangered species, the conservation and care of this majestic mammal is sought.