When is whale shark season in Cancun this 2018? The tentative start of the season is May 15th, 2018 to September 15th, every year.
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, 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 to follow the whale shark tour rules.
When is whale shark season in Cancun best days?
If is possible for you to book a whale shark tour between the last weeks of June to the last weeks of August when bigger concentrations of sharks have been sightseen past years.
The exact days for the better experience are impossible to say, every year the weather conditions and whale shark behaviors are different we recommend having very close contact with your whale shark tour provider.
The months of July and August, in general, are the warmest months of the year, and probably is when more plankton is in the area, so more plankton more whale sharks for sure.
If you are not ready to book a whale shark tour from Cancun yet, please find more answers in our whale shark tour Cancun faq and take the best desition.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to add this tour to your Mexico vacation 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