Sunsail has teamed up with wind- and water-sports company Mauri Pro and the international shark and ray research initiative Global FinPrint to host a whale shark migration flotilla in Belize from April 21 to 30, 2016.
Diving and snorkeling along Belize’s barrier reef, the secondlargest coral reef system on Earth, are key activities of the flotilla, which will be conducted aboard a maximum of eight Sunsail catamarans that set out from the company’s base in Placencia. A lead boat including a divemaster and marine scientist Demian Chapman, from Stony Brook University, is part of the adventure; families and groups are welcome to bareboat or hire a skipper.
The trip is set during the full moon, the ideal window for observing whale sharks. One of the largest fish species, whale sharks can grow to the size of whales and feed primarily on plankton, making them harmless to humans.
Sunsail and Mauri Pro will run a contest for two people to be guests on board the lead boat, with flights for two provided by Mauri Pro and accommodations provided by Sunsail. Contest deadline is January 31, 2016. For details, log on to the company website www.sunsail.com/belize-whale-shark-flotilla.