Wetpixel returns to Isla Mujeres in 2017 to observe and document the amazing whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregation. One of nature’s most amazing and unique events, hundreds of whale sharks gather each year to feed on eggs spawned by bonito (Euthynnus alletteratus) off the island.
For 2017, we are running two five day trips:
- From 07/30/2017 to 08/05/2017 (3 Spaces available)
- From 08/04/2017 to 08/10/2017 (4 Spaces available)
Wetpixel’s trips are run in a different manner than whale shark watching tours running in Mexico. We keep the participant numbers very low and maximise the time with the sharks by leaving early and getting back late. This makes them incredibly productive for image makers.
We have also deliberately chosen the time when the sharks are normally at their most abundant. In August 2017, we had over 400 sharks in one day over this period!
The trips are snorkelling only. For full details including fees, please visit the expedition’s page or email Adam.