Whale Sharks Cancun Best Time
Many tour operator will say that you can book a whale shark tour starting the 15th of May 2016, but the truth is that none of the tour operators from Cancun, Isla Mujeres, and Holbox can’t confirm that the Mexican government will release the permissions that exact day.
In past years, the permissions were release between May 15th and May 28th, so imagine all tourists that book the tour from the 15th of May 2015, they must reschedule if is possible or ask for a refund.
Because this tour activity is getting more popular every year, the government is getting more strict with the tour operators.
The tours must be run according to the whale shark rules established by the CONAM and SEMARNAT, federal authorities for nature protected areas, like the one, developed past years for the arrival of the whale sharks.
All boats must pass the verifications of safety, and the staff must be certified by the federal institutions to get access during the season to the national park of the whale sharks.
The whale sharks Cancun tour is a must do, on your vacations at this top beach destination.
We recommend you to take the tour first weeks of June and for more probabilities to sighting more than 5 whale sharks, try to book in the months of July and August.
The months of July and August, in general, are the warmest months of the year, and probably is when more plankton is at the area, so more plankton more whale sharks for sure.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to add this tour to your Mexico vacational plan, also, we provide the private whale shark tour option, for more comfort(private, land and boat transportation) for more chances to swim with the whale sharks.Any other questions? Whale Shark FAQ