Frequently Asked Questions about the
Whale Shark Adventure
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GETTING THERE
Where is the departure point?
You will depart from a Marina in Cancun which is the closest point from Cancun to the area where the Whale Sharks are located. We have hotel pickup so you do not need to worry about how to get there.
We have a car and want to drive to departure point. Can we?
Yes, when you reserve please request that we send you a map.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TOUR OR ACTIVITY
What should I bring on the tour?
Light clothing over your bathing suit is recommended. Also bring sunglasses, a towel, sunscreen, and a cap or hat. Snorkeling gear is provided but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
If we snorkel with the whale sharks will we be in danger?
While the whale sharks are gentle animals, they are in the wild. You will not have a problem if you do not make rapid movements toward them or try to grab their fins and ride them. If you do you may be greeted with a tail fin that is as big a door headed your way.
Where are the Whale Sharks?
The Whale Sharks are in the plankton laden waters off Holbox, which is where the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea meet. Depending on the exact location of the sharks you will travel about 1 hour off shore.
Will I get seasick?
Seasickness depends on the individual and the conditions of the sea the day you go. We recommend that if you do not know if you get seasick that you take a commercial motion sickness medication or use the wrist bands or patches that go behind the ear.