Swimming With Whale Sharks

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Duration: 5-6 hours
Price: From US$100 per person

Mafia island is famous for the whale sharks that can be spotted between October and February.

The most exciting part of this day tour is that you do not have to be a professional diver, and it is safe to swim with the gentle giants.

We offer ethical tours that believe in the conservation of these threatened species and will make sure this adventurous day gives you an educational perspective about whale sharks. 

Activities Include

  • Early morning pick-up from your hotel and drive to the center
  • Enjoy breakfast with an instructional-educational brief on whale sharks and your excursion
  • Sail in the traditional dhow, spot the whale sharks and dive gently into the water to swim with the admirable creatures
  • Drop-off at the hotel after the excursion


  • Mafia district council fees $12 per adult
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Swimming gears
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Let Us Plan Your Trip

Let us plan the trip of a lifetime for you. We know that not all set itineraries suit your needs and we believe you shouldn't have to settle for less. We offer bespoke itineraries, which we can shape into exactly what you need.

For those of you interested in making your safari extra special there are a number of add-ons that you can enhance your trip with: balloon safaris, horse riding safaris, cultural tours and walking safaris are all available.
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