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The Yucatan Whale Sharks are a favorite among many whale watchers. This is one of the popular travel adventures in Mexico and the Riviera Maya and definitely makes for a great experience.
If you're an animal and nature lover, and at the same time a traveler, then whale shark watching might be the perfect adventure for you. There are many places around the world to go Whale watching, but one of the perfect places to visit is Yucatan.
The first question most people would ask is: where is Belize? It sounds like a place in South America or somewhere in Africa. Belize is located neither. Actually, Belize is just below Mexico, adjacent to Guatemala.
The Western Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean that surrounds Belize make for great scuba diving destinations. Among other things, you can also try snorkeling or boating in Belize.
You'd think the best description that fits a whale shark is this: A mouthful of teeth and a stomach that is constantly hungry. even though that sounds morbidly appropriate it has nothing to do with the truth. In fact, whale sharks are very different from other shark species in terms of diet.
Whale Sharks are known as filter-feeders. They eat primarily plankton, macro-algae, red crab larvae, krill, small nektonic vertebrates, squids, and small fishes. A whale shark has a very unique oral anatomy which allows it to gulp in water, filter for food, and expulse the water through its gills.
During the summer months from the middle of May until the middle of September in the crystal waters off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, whale sharks are one of the main attractions for many tourists and nature lovers.
These majestic underwater giants can be seen off the coast of Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Isla Contoy and Isla Holbox, where they come in search for food during the migration period of plankton, which is their main source of nutrition. This is a fantastic opportunity for the tourists, who can swim and snorkel alongside these while they are feeding on plankton and algae behemoths.
When it comes to striking wildlife, Mexico is one of the most blessed countries in the world. Home to some of the rarest species of animals, the tropical forests of Mexico provide shelter to many indigenous land and marine animals.
The Mexican wildlife includes bears, wolves, monkeys, snakes, iguanas, and tapirs; all wandering around the forest day and night. Mexico's tourist attractions also includes beautiful aquatic scenery and fascinating coral reeves for divers. Tourists and travelers can enjoy spending time marveling over the most splendid water animals like whales, sharks, turtles, and swordfishes. Giant manta rays with over fifteen foot wing span and friendly dolphins can also be seen outside the surf line of Santiago Bay, this attracting thousands of vacationers from around the world.
The beautiful island of Cozumel, once sacred to the Maya Moon Goddess, Ix Chel, became a place of refuge for 17th century pirates. More recently, Cozumel was a place of agriculture, the fishing hundreds of tropical fish, and hunting crocodiles.
American Crocodiles, Crocodylus acutus, have claimed their home in many of the fresh or brackish waters of river estuaries, coastal lagoons, mangrove swamps and wetlands. They have also been known to inhabit shallow areas such as ponds and creeks. Living throughout Southern Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, some thousand of these carnivores also take up residence in areas of southern Florida.
Long known as the largest fish that exists in the world today, you will easily be able to tell a whale shark when you see one. They have very thick skin that is colored a two-tone shade, with both lines and spots on them. The whale shark may actually swim at depths that are around 400 feet.
Whale sharks are among the gentlest giants in the world. Far more akin to a whale than they are to a shark, the whale shark diving experience tops the list of adventure vacations that many people say they would like to have. Once you dive with a Whale Shark, you'll understand why. The experience is difficult to describe until you've actually participated in it.
Whale Shark Season has officially started since last week when the sharks were first spotted by plane. Whale shark tours are going out every day now from Holbox. Probabilities of finding and swimming with the animals are 95% in good weather conditions.
Duende Tours is now taking bookings for their special with Flight from Cozumel. We have a confirmed our first departure on Friday June 4th. Spaces are still available for this date and you can place your booking for 1 passenger or more! Of course other dates are available as well; the June 4th is a definite go even for 1 passenger bookings.
One of the many highlights found in Mexican travel is the incredible diversity, whether on land, or water. Acknowledging this, Duende Tours has begun an expansion of tours that will soon encompass many of Mexico’s hidden treasures. And now, for the first time, we’re redefining Overseas Adventure Travel.
For us, overseas adventure travel doesn’t mean flying over bodies of water from landmass to landmass: it means exploring the bodies of water. More specifically it means taking an adventure that puts you face to face with one of the oldest mammals on earth, the gray whale. Duende Tours is proud to announce their grand opening of the Overseas Adventure Travel Tour: Whale Watching in Baja California.
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