2014 Whale Shark Season Update ADVISORY
Here is the latest update regarding our Whale Shark Adventures conducted from ISLA HOLBOX we’ve operated since 2004. The past 2 years the Whale Sharks have not split their aggregation, 1 group near Cancun Eating Tuni Spawn (Fish Eggs) & the other moving into Holbox Sector eating Plankton.
The Normal “Plankton Bloom”has been diminished near Holbox. Recently Marine Biologists have determined the “Diminished Plankton Bloom”is a DIRECT Result of Chemical Contamination from the BP Oil Spill several years ago in the Gulf. It’s NOT Oil, it’s the Chemicals that were used to “Dispurse” the Oil that has degraded the Normal Plankton Bloom.
What it means is this: The past 2 years Whale Shark Tours departing from Holbox had to travel 45 MILES each way (2 – 2 1/2hrs) This was a “Grueling” boat ride especially on Rougher Sea Days, resulting in many participants getting SEASICK. Unless you are coming to Visit Isla Holbox for other ECO Activities and wish to take the tour from Holbox we are still able to accommodate you.
HOWEVER, IF, you are only contemplating coming to Isla Holbox to do a Whale Shark swim, our STRONGEST ADVICE is to do the tour from Cancun where we operate 80% of Seasonal Whale Shark tours MAY 20 to SEPT 17.
PLEASE Visit our Cancun based website where we offer ÄLL-INCLUSIVE” services including Round Trip transfers from All Cancun & Riviera Maya resorts.
THANKS! Roddrigo The Whale Shark Daddy