Cabo Catoche & Whale Shark Quest
Enjoy the Gulf and the Caribbean and search for whale sharks!
Two seas that merge and host a large number of water animal. In May the first whale sharks arrive in the area and searching for them could be a wonderful adventure. Snorkelling, a good ceviche and pristine beaches complete this beautiful experience.
May 15 to June 10 – $120 USD
We meet in Luuma at 7. We have a small briefing, give you the necessary equipment, and offer you a light breakfast to have a great start. Then, we walk to the pier, where our boat is waiting to start our journey to find the whale sharks.
The trip searching for whale sharks will take us between one and two hours. We may find different species on our way (if we see a giant manta and its behavior permits it, we can also swim with this harmless creature). Once in the area, if we find whale sharks, we will swim by them in groups of two plus the guide to ensure a safe and unique experience.
On our way back, we will stop near Cabo Catoche to snorkel the cuevones reef and maybe see sea turtles, nurse sharks, lobsters, squids, octopuses, and different reef fish. During our journey, we will get some catch of the day from a fisherman and prepare the freshest ceviche. Finally, we will go to Santa Paula, where we can stretch our legs, have a pleasant swim and enjoy our ceviche. From this point, we have a 45-minute journey back to Holbox.
Please, contact us the day before.
In general, we’ll meet at 7 in Luuma, but we might ask you to come sooner or later, according to the groups we created, weather conditions, etc.
We’ll finish in the beach pier, Tiburón Ballena.
Flask / bottle to refill
– Boat with GPS
– Container with cold purified water
– Polycarbonate glasses
– Snorkeling equipment
– Bilingual guide
– Light breakfast in Luuma: coffee, tea, fruits, yogurt, and sweet buns
– Lunch: ham and cheese sandwiches, our famous ceviche, guacamole, mangoes, and sodas. In case you do not eat the included food, you can take fruits from the breakfast table to the tour.
Not included: Gratuity, taxi to and from departure point
Children under 6 years old are not allowed. This trip is not recommended for pregnant women, the elderly and/or people with back problems, because of the type of movement the boat might have. In such cases, we will ask for a medical certificate to allow participation.