The Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) is one of the three species of Sharks that feed through a water filtration mechanism, along with the Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) and the Boquiancho shark (Mega Mouth Shark), which holds a wide variety of plankton and nekton, including small crustaceans like krill, crab and algae, small fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel and occasionally larger prey like small tuna and squid.

Whale Sharks are endangered species protected by the Mexican bill NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2001 which is based on global Wildlife preservation regulations. Mexican Government is highly concerned with preservation efforts and has created the National Comission for for the Protection of Nature Reserves (CONAMP) which enforces the regulation of Whale Shark encounters


Snorkeling With Whale Sharks In Cancun Is An Experience Like No Other

The greater Cancun region is home to several breathtaking natural wonders and genuinely astounding tropical wildlife. Few are more spectacular than the region’s largest wildlife resident: the whale shark. Here at Island Adventures Mexico with our expert team, from the beginning of June to mid-September, you get the chance to snorkel with whale sharks in Cancun and experience these marine giants like never before.

Swim alongside 10-meter (35-foot) whale sharks with the safety of our trained expert snorkeling guides. Journey with us away from your resort and out into the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean to the largest whale shark gathering in the world. Experience the awe and adrenaline as whale sharks swim right beside you!