Wetpixel Whale Sharks 2020

Wetpixel Whale Sharks 2020

Wetpixel has run trips to Isla Mujeres, Mexico for the past 10 years, to document the amazing whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregation that occurs here between May and September.

It is true to say that witnessing and photographing or filming the incredible numbers of whale sharks that aggregate here should represent an aim on every underwater image maker’s “bucket list”. During our 2019 trips, we had days where there were hundreds of sharks, at times so densely packed that it was hard to avoid them!

There is a report from the 2019 trip showing how amazing this event is.

Like all Wetpixel trips, it is designed to be underwater imaging friendly, with boat timings specifically tweaked so that we can maximize the quietest times on the water when the sharks tend to be in a dense conglomeration. We are currently the only operator that specifically caters for the super-productive times before and after the majority of the boats arrive and depart from the area.

We have also selected dates which our experience suggests are the times for the densest groupings of sharks.

Please note that these are snorkeling trips, and are hence open to divers and non-divers.

We stay in the Hotel Playa La Media Luna, a comfortable and quiet hotel situated close to town and the jetties where we embark each day.

The hotel can supply a variety of accommodation options including suites, bungalows and a self-catering cottage.

For 2019, we plan to run two trips to Isla Mujeres for the whale sharks. The trips will run concurrently, with two boats going out each day. Each boat will have a trip leader and 6 participants, giving a total of 12 places available.

The dates for 2020 are:

21 to 27 July

Arrival will be on 21 July, with 5 days on the water (22,23,24,25.26) before departure on 27 July.


Each trip will be $3,150.00 per person, which includes:

To book:

For all the above trips, a deposit of $1500 is due now.
Balances will be due on 06/14/2019

To book your places or for more information, please email Adam as soon as possible.