The Best Place To Swim with Whale Sharks

August 16, 2015

From May to September, the Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve becomes a feeding ground for large congregations of whale sharks. The reserve is about an hour by boat from Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The large number of sharks found here during the peak of the season makes Isla Mujeres our favorite place to embark on a whale […]

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Swimming with Whale Sharks – La Paz, Mexico

June 3, 2015

Jumping in the water to swim with a whale shark, the world’s largest fish does take some nerve. For those willing to try, it’s sure to go down in your list of lifelong memories. Few words can really describe how extraordinary it is to experience this wildlife encounter first-hand. From early winter to late spring, […]

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Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico by guest blogger Rachel Ankney

December 27, 2013

There are two words that are synonymous with Reefs to Rockies: Travel and Trust. On my second trip with the eco-tourism company, this became abundantly apparent. Granted, it was the same destination: Isla Mujeres. But by no means did that make this venture routine. Instead, it redefined these everyday terms for me, an admitted adventure […]

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Swimming with Whale Sharks – 2013 Edition

August 20, 2013

Between the months of May and September, whale sharks (Tiburon ballena) congregate off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The biggest fish on the planet, a whale shark can weigh several tons and can grow to more than 45 feet in length. Seeing masses of dorsal fins in the water can invoke an adrenaline rush […]

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