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When is whale shark season in Cancun

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When is whale shark season in Cancun

When is whale shark season in Cancun & The Riviera Maya? the season starts from May 15th to September 15th, every year.

A great experience swimming alongside the biggest fish in the ocean, a must-do during Cancun or Riviera Maya vacations in summer.

Cancun Mexico is one of the worldwide top destinations where snorkeling with whale sharks is possible.

Here you will find the recommendations of the best time where there are more probabilities of whale sharks sighting, and snorkeling with them.

When are the best months of the whale shark season?

July and August, in general, are the warmest months of the year, and probably when more plankton is in the area, more plankton more whale sharks.

In these months, the probability of finding whale sharks is greater than 80%, as a result of more chances to jump and swim with these giant sharks.

If is possible for you to book a whale shark tour in these months, the last week of June to the second week of August is when bigger concentrations of sharks have been sightseen in past years.

The exact days for the better experience are impossible to say, the weather conditions and whale shark behaviors are different every day.

This is a nature tour of the open sea, we don’t have control over the whale sharks and weather conditions, and for this reason, is impossible to guarantee the sighting even in these months.

When is whale shark season not the best days?

Consider booking whale shark tours early in the season, between May 15th and May 31, also, in the last weeks, between August 25 to September 15, the number of whale sharks decreases and the probabilities drop to 50%.

Any whale shark tour questions?

If you are not ready to book a whale shark tour from Cancun or the Riviera Maya yet, please contact us.

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.

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