From May to September, one of the most exciting activities throughout the area, is swimming with whale sharks.
Measuring up to 40 ft. and weighing up to 15 tons, they are drawn to these waters to feed on plankton, providing an opportunity for visitors to get "up close and personal" with them.
There's nothing to worry about. Really! They're more interested in feeding than they are in you. You'll be taken out to sea, given a life vest and will be assisted by a capable guide who will literally hold your hand and lead you around these gentle giants once you're in the water.
Tour operators offer excursions, which can be booked through your hotel, or directly with tour operators.
Some recommended whale shark tour operators include:
Cancun Whale Shark Tours
Whale Shark Discovery
Mexico Whale Shark