Whale sharks are gentle giants of the ocean that feed on small fish and plankton, while these amazing creatures can reach lengths of up to forty feet or more therefore are a real sight to behold. Whether it’s a trip aboard a boat simply to view the whale shark or a diving expedition enabling you to swim alongside them, there are many companies that offer superb all in packages for enthusiasts to choose from. Here we cover some great whale shark trips in terms of where and what's on offer.
Eco Colors Tours
Eco Colors has been running whale shark tours for over thirteen years now and whether tourists simply want to view the sharks from on board or actually swim with them this great company will facilitate both. The tours set off from Cancun in Mexico from the months of May through to September, while all are conducted by professional guides and biologists offering great peace of mind for customers.
Eco Colors offer the opportunity for customers to swim or snorkel with the sharks, while those who wish to view these magnificent creatures from on board the boat can do so. The tour includes breakfast and lunch plus families are also catered for. This company boasts no accidents in its thirteen years of providing whale shark adventure tours which is awesome! Tour discounts can be found at the website, while a tour from Cancun is priced around the $165 mark which is approximately £101.00.
- Eco Colors
- SMZ 27 Calle Camaron No 32
- CP 77509
- Tele +52 998 884 3367
Whale Shark Dive
Why not book yourself the experience of a lifetime through this great whale shark diving company based off the Coral Coast of Western Australia. The reef here is bursting with marine life including whale sharks that can be seen here between March and July. This eco-friendly trip ensures that divers can get up close and personal to the whale sharks without disturbing their habitat.
Whale Shark Dive will also record your experience so that when you get home you can relive the moment again and again while watching your CD. Families and seniors are also catered for here offering flotation devices for young ones, while the shaded deck area is ideal for simply viewing what's going on in the water.
The whole experience from start to finish is planned by this great company who pick up customers in an air conditioned bus from their hotel, provide a short cruise through the lagoon, qualified guides, morning tea, buffet lunch, safety boat in attendance and safety briefings. More information on how to get to the Exmouth area, which is near Perth, can be found at the website.
- Whale Shark Dive
- PO Box 830
- WA 6707
- Tele 1800 138 501
Ultimate Shark Diving
Donsol Bay Luzon in the north of the Philippines is a fabulous place to dive with whale sharks. The whale sharks in the Donsol area are protected with most of the diving done within the bay area. Here the sharks swim close to the surface of the water therefore can be seen clearly by those on board the boat too.
Ultimate Shark Diving offers some great packages and with whale sharks being in abundance it would be extremely rare for customers not to see a whale shark. In fact it is more likely they will see plenty! The best time of year to visit Donsol is between February and April which is the whale shark season. Packages here are very competitively priced and include a two night bed and breakfast stay in a great hotel, two days snorkelling with whale sharks plus all fees and airport transfers included. Anyone considering booking a trip here can follow the website link in order to do so.
The Seychelles is a beautiful group of islands that offers excellent diving opportunities for enthusiasts to enjoy including diving with whale sharks. Mahe Island has over twenty five dive sites and is also a national marine park. The conservation of the whale shark is important to this company and divers are invited to join in with their conservation diving project.
Seychelles Travel offer viewing and tagging tours in September and October with up to fourteen participants accommodated per trip. These tours are organised in conjunction with MCSS, Marine Conservation Society Seychelles. Guests can either view the whale sharks from the boat or dive along with experts to watch the tagging process with seven divers allowed in the water together at any one time.
The Seychelles boasts up to seven hundred whale shark encounters per year which is phenomenal! Seychelles Travel also offers accommodation packages plus sea cruises, honeymoon packages, while quotations, brochures and bookings are available via their website.
- Seychelles Travel
- 169 Station Road
- West Moors
- BH22 0HT
- Tele 01202 877 330
Utila Lodge Honduras
Utila Lodge is located in Utila Bay Honduras and is surrounded by amazing coral reefs making it the ideal place to spend a diving holiday. Spectacular whale shark dives are offered here along with exceptional accommodation plus many more adventure pursuits. Utila Lodge is a family run business that was established back in 1993 and offers the whole package when it comes to a relaxing stay with adventure thrown in.
Utila Lodge is the place to see whale sharks all year round and guests can either watch the whale sharks from the boat or get into the water in order to snorkel close to them. Utila is also involved with shark tagging and monitoring and is affiliated to the Shark Research Institute. Utila also run whale shark weeks too. Please visit the website for more information.
- Utila Lodge
- PO Box 10
- The Forks
- Maine 04985
- Tele 1-885-846-3483
Scuba Travel offer worldwide holidays including diving trips to Djibouti off the Red Sea Coast where whale sharks can be seen in abundance. Djibouti may not immediately spring to mind when thinking of booking a whale shark diving trip but Djibouti can guarantee viewing these amazing creatures between November and January, no problem!
Scuba Travel offer superb Liveaboard trips where customers will see and swim with dozens of whale sharks every day without fail. The Bay of Tadjourah is where you will be bound in order to see the whale sharks feeding plus a night dive is facilitated if required. Just look at the beautiful craft divers will stay aboard during their trip. It looks so romantic making it the type of trip that dreams are made of! Cabins are en-suite, have air conditioning and showers plus can accommodate parties of eighteen.
Further information regarding booking and prices can be found at the Scuba Travel website, while there is also a free phone number to call if you prefer to speak to an advisor.
- Scuba Travel
- The Loft
- The Old Mill
- Mill Lane
- GU7 1EY
- Tele 0800 072 8221