whale shark tours with rosewood mayakobá

June 10th, 2009

This summer, guests of Rosewood Mayakobá can be within kissing distance of the largest fish in the world.  Weighing in at an average of ten tons and measuring up to forty feet, whale sharks ‘summer’ in the Yucatán, where they feed and mate and lounge around (an enviable way to spend summer vacation, we must say).  These beasts are gentle: they feed only on plankton and glide along at a speed of 3 MPH.

From June 1 through September 30, Rosewood Mayakobá will host “Whale Shark Tours,” in which guests will be taken out into the ocean by private yacht to search for the fish.  Once a whale-shark is spotted, a personal guide will take pairs of guests into the water to swim and snorkel alongside the fish.  Somehow this seems more exhilarating than swimming with dolphins, no?

Nightly rates for “Whale Shark Tours” (rates include tax and service charge, as well as full breakfast):

Lagoon Suite                                                                                       $960.00

Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suite                                                 $1,150.00

Island Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suite                                     $1,530.00

Beachfront suite                                                                             $1,720.00

To book, write mayakoba.reservations@rosewoodhotels.com or call 984. 875.8000

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