In honor of Earth Day, we thought travelers across the globe would love to know that whale sharks are making their return! The annual summer migration of the ocean’s largest fish begins May 15, 2014 near Cancun, Mexico.
They will be in the Gulf of Mexico’s waters near Cancun, one of the world’s hottest and most desirable vacation spots enjoying the Summer “Buffet” of plankton, krill, and other microscopic delicacies in Mother Nature’s Aquarium through mid September.
Tens of thousands of travelers have taken snorkel trips to swim alongside these gentle giants the past 5 years, and the numbers continue to grow. In addition to the Whale Sharks, snorkelers can see/swim with huge Manta Rays, pods of Free-Running dolphins (not in a caged tank), turtles and much, much more.
Numerous tour operators have set up shop to conduct these tours out to the Whale Shark feeding area from Cancun. If you’re heading down to Cancun and would like to get up close and personal with whale sharks, check out Cancun Whale Shark Tours, a tour operator that is established by Mexican conservation regulators. It’s also the only tour company to equip their boats with “Prop Guards” to protect Whale Sharks and swimmers alike. It also asks participants to only use Reef Safe 100% Biodegradable Sunscreens while swimming to protect the Whale Sharks and the ocean environment. Worth checking out if you’re planning a spring or summer vacay down in Me-hi-co!