This is your chance of a lifetime to join Roddrigo, The Whale Shark Daddy, a top-rated whale shark tour operator with a 14-year safety record with over 36,000 past participants. Imagine safely snorkeling alongside the oceans largest fish, the whale shark on this private tour for a group of up to 10 people. The tour is operated by professional captains and guides and includes everything. You will get hotel pickup and drop-off, National Geographic Certified professional-grade snorkel gear, light breakfast of gourmet sandwiches, water, soft drinks, ceviche, guacamole, snacks and beer. This is the ultimate whale shark adventure fit for all.
Your private tour begins early in the morning with professional pickup by licensed and insured air-conditioned vans. You are notified the night before your swim date with the exact pickup time and name of transfer service. You and your group (of up to 10 people) will be transported to the private marina departure station. Youll enjoy a light breakfast (fruit,sweets,coffee, juice) and then attend an important safety briefing and whale shark orientation meeting.
Youll meet your captain and in-water guide and the adventure begins before many of the other boats show up so youll feel the perks of being there early. Suits are optional and you can bring your own or rent at the marina. Youll enjoy gourmet ham and cheese sandwiches (vegetarian option available), cold water and soft drinks throughout the day
Typically it takes about 1 hour to reach the whale shark feeding grounds. Once there, you will be allowed to swim 2 at a time with our guide. Each group of 2 gets multiple snorkel experiences (approx. 2-hours swim time) with the whale sharks (until your arms fall off!). While in the feeding areas many days we see manta rays, turtles and pods of free running dolphins (not in a tank) and you can see them from a distance with no touching.
After some fun snorkeling, youll go to a nice reef area close to Isla Mujeres where theres more snorkeling and at which time your crew prepares the best ceviche on the planet with more snacks and beer for the adults + an ice cold bottle of bubbly. Then, youll return to the marina, check out, perhaps snag a souvenir or two, and get your certified diplomas (kids love these when going back to school). Then, your transfer van is ready to return you to your hotel/resort, returning there between 1pm - 3pm, depending on location and traffic. This is the maximum whale shark experience.