Important info: SEMARNAT, a Mexican government agency, is responsible for tourism in the the whale shark area known as Mogote. They control the number of boats in the area. The captain must call by VHF to request the access before entering the area. SEMARNAT will call back to allow the access, depending on how many boats are in the area and we must wait our turn. At times it can take up to 1 hour waiting in line. Should this happen we will extend the tour to allow guests to have the encounter with the whale sharks. When we are finished the activity, the captain then calls by VHF to advise that we are done, giving the opportunity to other boats waiting. All boats have a tracking device and SEMARNAT is watching who is in and out of the area in real time with a GPS. Certified guides are allowed to take no more than 5 persons at a time in the water with a whale shark and only for a 30 minute period.
It is our intention to fulfill all activities mentioned in the expedition brochure. However, due to circumstances beyond our control (such as weather, scientist/conservationist availability, etc), plans may change and an activity may be cancelled or incur a change of date within the expedition original date. We kindly ask that you embrace the trip and be flexible to any changes that may occur.