2019 Belize Whale Shark Packages

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All photos taken while diving at the Gladden Spit Marine Reserve

Divers can visit Belize during April, May or June to get an opportunity to see whale sharks up-close. The best time to dive is the days following the full moon of each month. During this time whale sharks migrate to the Gladden Spit off the coast of Placencia in Southern Belize.

Some thirty years ago a local fisherman living on one of the Sapodilla Cayes off the cost of southern Belize was the first person to report sightings of these magnificent creatures. Local fishermen from Placencia out on their annual snapper spawning fishing trips also had sightings, but thought it was only one shark, they named it Sapodilla Tom in honor of the first person that reported sightings.

In the early 90’s, after the introduction of scuba diving to the area it has been discovered that the migration is dozens of sharks. Today this migration is the most popular diving attraction in Placencia with divers visiting from all over the world.

You can choose from a variety of package options below, from budget, economy to luxury and all inclusive. The categories are based on the resort type included with each package. We can make changes to any package if requested.


Budget Whale Shark Packages

A whale shark hovering in a school of spawning cubera snappers at the Gladden Spit off the cost of Placencia. Our budget whale shark packages come with a choice from three different locally owned, rustic but charming resorts located in Placencia Village. Diving is with Seahorse Dive Shop the most experienced and renowned dive shop...

Mid-Range Whale Shark Packages, Placencia

Diving with whale sharks at the Gladden Spit off the cost of Placencia, Belize These whale shark diving packages come with mid range accommodations at Laru Beya Beach Resort located on the peninsula beach about four miles north of Placencia Village. Also featured, is the Belizean Nirvana Beachfront Hotel located in town near local shops...

All Inclusive Whale Shark Packages

Don’t miss the 2019 annual whale shark migration to the Gladden Spit in Belize during the months of March, April, May and June. These all inclusive whale shark packages comes with accommodations and meals at Robert’s Grove one of Placencia’s most exquisite beach resorts. Diving is with the Sea Horse Dive Shop in Placencia Village....

Beize Luxury Whale Shark Packages

Luxurious Balinese style accommodations at Turtle Inn Resort in Placencia Belize luxury  whale shark packages comes with accommodations at the magnificent Turtle Inn Resort owned by Francis Coppola or Chabil Mar Boutique Beach Resort. Both are located close to Placencia Village on the beautiful Placencia Peninsula. At the Turtle Inn you will stay in an exotic,...