A group of us chartered a private boat on Isla Mujeres with Capt. Tony Garcia, to see and swim with whale sharks. These animals are so large, but graceful and gentle! They glide right at you with huge mouth agape, but are totally non-threatening. Once you get used to their behavior it is quire fun. A plus was the presence of large manta rays at the same location. Again, gentle and non-threatening.
Be advised the trip to the sight is long, ~1.5 hrs, and if you are prone to seasickness, take medication before hand. The tours leave early, so plan to arrive the night before. The site can be quite crowed with tour boats. Only 2-3 swimmers from each boat are allowed in the water at one time, but you have several opportunities of 15-20 min each to swim with them.
On the way back we stopped at Isla Contoy for a great picnic lunch and a little beach time. Finally back at Isla Mujeres we ended the day with a bit of snorkeling. Great Day!
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