Fantastic experience! My partner drover the Ferrari 458 and absolutely loved it. I had hot laps in the Audi with a NASCAR driver. Loved every minute. Not the cheapest experience you'll have but you'll certainly have some wonderful memories!
This was a once in a lifetime experience. We were lucky that the weather was fantastic. The boat ride to the whale sharks can be a little rough but we knew in advance and took motion sickness pills and we were both fine. I would highly recommend bringing them. A couple of people on the boat were ill.
A light breakfast is provided on the dock before you leave and you also get a chance to use the restrooms.
The whale shark experience was magic. Ecocolors seems to arrive before most of the other tourist boats arrive (booked through Viator with hotel pick up and our pick up was 6.30am) so you get in the water before the crowds arrive. You could see the sharks from the boat as soon as we arrived and as soon as we got in the water we were right there with them. They are amazing creatures. Snorkel and fins provided. My partner rented the wetsuit for $12USD and didn't have to wear the life vest, otherwise you do. I didn't find the vest to be that much of an issue.
We were in the water for over half an hour with these incredible creatures. We were lucky enough to have a GoPro and get some amazing shots. The tour guide does take video with the GoPro and you can buy a copy when you get back for $80USD. Yes, lunch is on the boat (not the island) near Isla Mujeres and you can take a swim in the calm waters before heading back. Our transfer had us back at the hotel by 12.30pm.
What I really liked about Ecocolors that they gave you a bit of information about the sharks first and if you deliberately try to touch them, you'll be removed. They seemed to respect these majestic creatures. We travelled from Australia just to do this tour and my expectations were exceeded. It's up there with the best $170AUD I've ever spent. Highly recommended!!
The Zoo Night Safari was great. We didn't do the buffet dinner but there are other options if you decide to eat there. We got to see the fire show which was also very good. The tour guide was new, and although she tried hard she struggled to keep the group together due to lack of communication. The hotel pick up was great, the wait for the main bus at the terminal was a bit long and disorganised but to be expected. Very good value and recommended experience.
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