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Belize Whale Shark Packages

Whale sharks in Belize aggregate off the Placencia coast during the full moons in April and May, and our Belize whale shark packages are valid for both months.

In 2013 the full moons are on the 25th of each of month, so plan on starting your whale shark diving around the 27th, and snorkeling around the 28th. 

(Whale sharks may be around in March, but not as reliably as April and May, so we don't pre-book whale shark trips for March.  Whale sharks are usually still aggregating at Gladden Spit off the Placencia coast in June, but the weather is often too rough for snorkeling and sometimes may be too rough for dive boats to make it to Gladden Spit.  Therefore, we prefer not to prebook whale shark dive or snorkel trips for June. (For basic information on whale sharks, see our Whale Shark page.))

All Belize whale shark packages are based on two adults, include 6 nights lodging in your selected accommodations, double occupancy lodging, 2 days of whale shark diving or snorkeling, snorkel and dive gear, round-trip domestic airfare between the Belize International Airport and Placencia, lunch on days of snorkeling or diving, whale shark conservation fee, Monkey River jungle tour, 12.5% hotel tax, 12.5% sales tax on meals and tours, and hotel service charge, if applicable.

Rates do not include international air, Belize departure tax (US$39.25 per person), ground transfers between the Placencia airstrip and Placencia lodging (unless otherwise noted), meals other than two lunches, alcoholic beverages, gratuities for guides, drivers and hotel staff (unless otherwise specifically noted in a package description),  personal items and incidentals, souvenirs or trip cancellation insurance. All packages may be customized for longer or shorter periods and different numbers of adults and children.  (Note:  we do not recommend whale shark interaction for children under 11 years of age.) 

The difference between the following basic, moderate and luxury whale shark interaction packages is the type of lodging offered with each package.

  • Basic Placencia Belize Whale Shark Interaction Package: 
    • Diving: from US$875 per person
    • Snorkeling: from US$725 per person
  • Moderate Placencia Belize Whale Shark Interaction Package:
    • Diving: from US$1,110 per person
    • Snorkeling:  from US$950 per person
  • Luxury Placencia Belize Whale Shark Interaction Package (includes ground transfers between Placencia airstrip and resort and hotel service charge):
    • Diving: from US$2,200 per person
    • Snorkeling: from US$2,000 per person

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have about whale shark interactions.

Dear Mary,
I wanted to thank you for providing exactly the type of set-up I was looking for in Belize. Robert's Grove was beautiful. Staff were incredible and facilities great. Of course, it helped that we hit the Whale Sharks right on the nose,,they were all over the ocean the first two days of my diving. But the size, atmosphere and ambiance, aesthetics, etc, we all so perfect. Also got lucky with flights and connections from both Continental and Tropic Air. In short, I wish all my vacations were as satisfying as this one.

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