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Swim with Whale Sharks & Manta Rays in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

I just returned from a magical two weeks in Isla Mujeres, Mexico swimming with whale sharks and our special guests, the giant manta rays.

Our groups of 6 guests each had abundant whale shark encounters and we had no problem finding them each day: usually we were the first boat to get to the aggregation and the one of the last to leave in the afternoons.

whale shark aggregation


The water was clear and warm so our pictures were really sharp. photograph whale sharks

The many whale sharks swim at a constant rate feeding on the krill at the surface while we swim alongside. They don’t dive down or even seem to know we are there.  snorkel with giant manta rays

On a few days we found giant mantas and swam with them as they do loops up and down from from the surface. swim with giant manta rays

When not in the water we had fun and great conversation on the boat. Our crew provided lunch and a special ceviche treat in the afternoon.

Each evening after relaxing by the pool, showering, and downloading our photos, we headed out for a fun and delicious meal at the local restaurants.   We enjoyed great music and some soccer action.


Ceviche served on the boat daily
Each day on the boat our crew prepared fresh ceviche for us to enjoy after our day of swimming with whale sharks


marine wildlife of Isla Mujeres
our search for the whale shark aggregation brought us close to an island known for turtle nesting


fun family trips
Sunny days, flat water, and a relaxed day of snorkeling with whale sharks

We chartered from the Keen M group who have the best captains & crew and multiple comfortable boats perfect for this trip (ps I use them for the sailfish and sardine trip with is a bit more hardcore)

Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Isla Mujeres is a fun and safe town full of great cantinas and restaurants


whale sharks of isla mujeres
we rode our golf cart to the end of end of the island to see the park at the point


Hope you will consider joining me next year for all of the fun and magical whale sharks

July 30 – August 4 2018

Swim with Whale Sharks in Isla Mujeres, Mexico