In 2009, we added Isla Mujeres whale shark trips to our Mexico portfolio. Whale shark season runs from late May to September, but we recommend traveling between mid-July to mid-August if you have flexible travel dates. Those weeks tend to be the best with respect to whale shark aggregations in the Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve.
Every year offers different experiences. In summer 2015, whale shark season was slow to start with peak numbers not arriving until early August. This year, whale shark numbers started peaking in early July with days of over 200 whale sharks commonly recorded. In addition, manta rays have been frequent visitors to the same feeding areas for whale sharks.
Reefs to Rockies’ 2016 annual whale shark trip to Isla Mujeres ran from August 6-10. Below are some photo and video highlights from our days in the water. Summer 2017 dates will be announced soon.
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