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Home Mexico & Central America Swimming with Mexico's Whale Sharks Dates, Prices & Inclusions

Swimming with Mexico's Whale Sharks

Swim and Snorkel with These Gentle Giants, Which Are Actually the World's Largest Fish!
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Departure Return Notes
07/03/2016 07/03/2016 07/08/2016
07/10/2016 07/10/2016 07/15/2016
07/17/2016 07/17/2016 07/22/2016
07/24/2016 07/24/2016 07/29/2016
07/31/2016 07/31/2016 08/05/2016
07/02/2017 07/02/2017 07/07/2017
07/09/2017 07/09/2017 07/14/2017
07/16/2017 07/16/2017 07/21/2017
07/23/2017 07/23/2017 07/30/2017
07/30/2017 07/30/2017 08/04/2017
Custom Departures: Customized private departures can be arranged for this destination. Please contact us for more information and we'd be happy to assist you.
2016 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$3995 - $4095
Single Supp.: $895
Deposit: $500

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Dates for 2017 are tentative and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. 2017 fees may change slightly. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.

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Location of Adventure
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Group Size Limit
Approximately 15 Travelers
A very important feature of our trips is the limited group size, as nature expeditions are best experienced with small groups of travelers.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Airport transfers on Day 1 to and from Azul Beach Hotel, van and boat transportation between Puerto Morelos and Isla Holbox, accommodations, meals from dinner Day 1 to dinner Day 5, purified drinking water during activities and purified drinking water and soft drinks at meals, services of NHA Expedition Leaders, most gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Not Included
Travel to and from start and end points of trip, early arrival or late departure airport transfers to hotels other than Azul Beach Hotel, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, internet, etc.), passport fees, optional travel insurance.
Physical Requirements
This adventure does not require a high degree of physical fitness. However, in order to be in the water with the whale sharks you must be able to swim a minimum of 150 feet, and you must be able to climb a 4-rung vertical ladder to re-enter the boat, which hangs over the side. Less capable swimmers and travelers who are unable to climb the ladder can view the whale sharks from the boat, which is also an exciting nature experience. In order to join this trip, you must be able to climb stairs, as our bi-level accommodations on Holbox Island do not have elevators. Additionally, in order to participate in all activities, you should be able to walk unassisted for a minimum of one half mile, as our itinerary includes several short walks. Snorkeling is also an option. It is easy to learn, instruction is provided, and we expect that most guests will have little or no experience. Travelers should be aware that the heat and humidity may be very high, and roads may be bumpy.
Important Information About This Trip
This exceptional wildlife adventure offers an unique chance to swim with one of the world's largest marine creatures. The little-known area we visit is one of the best places in the world to encounter these huge, gentle creatures, donning snorkels and fins to enjoy time in the water with them at close range.
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Getting There & Getting Home
You should arrive in Cancun in time for dinner at 6 pm on Day 1 and can depart Cancun anytime on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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