1 Day 1 Day Djibouti Whale Shark Tour

Overview

Always dreamed about swimming with Whale Sharks? If you’re in Djibouti during the Whale Shark season (October – February) than use this opportunity to swim with the biggest fish in the world. These huge animals feed almost exclusively on plankton and small fishes, and pose no threat to humans.  During this 1 Day Tour you will have the opportunity to swim or snorkle with these giants. Note that these sea tours are performed by certified diving schools. This tour can also be combined with our Djibouti land tours.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Djibouti City Fishing Point – Ras Korali – Djibouti City

Departure is from the Fishing Point in Djibouti where you’ll head to Ras Korali to encounter with Whale Sharks. You can swim and snorkel for 45-60 minutes with these huge creatures. On the boat there is lunch and snorkel/diving equipment. At the end of the day we head back to Djibouti City fishing point.

Note:
– Please note that Whale Sharks are wild animals and the diving schools cannot guarantee seeing them even during the peak season.
– The Regular Trips are with the big boats and are only guaranteed if the min number of passengers is met.

Whale Shark Season is from November- February
Regular Trips on Friday and Saturday:
07:30 – 17:00
Private Trips on Sunday – Thursday:
08:00 – 17:00

Inclusions

Included in the tour:
– Boat fees
– Water and Lunch (sandwich)
– Snorkelling equipment
– English speaking Guide

Not included in the tour:
– Transfer to and from the Fishing Point
– Diving equipment. One reef dive for additional $50 incl. equipment rental (for certified divers only)
– Accommodation
– Other personal expenses

Country Information

Land Republic of Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the North, Federal Republic of Ethiopia in the West and South, and Somaliland in the East. It has an area of 23.200 square kilometers.
Country code +253
Climate The country’s climate is mainly hot and dry conditions. The average temperature is between 25 and 35 Degrees Celsius. It can be over 40 Degrees Celsius in certain periods.
People Djibouti has a population of just under 1 million people. The population consists of various principal groups of clans or clan families. The two largest ethnic groups are the Somali (60%) and the Afar (35%).
Language Djibouti is a multilingual nation. It has 3 official languages: Somali, Arabic and French.
Capital Djibouti City
Economy The country has an economy mainly focused on the service sector. Commercial activities revolve around the country’s free trade policies and strategic location as a Red Sea transit point. With the huge investments in the big port it wants to be the main hub in North-East Africa.
Currency The national currency is the Djibouti Franc (DFr). 1 USD is around 178.000 DFr. There are enough ATM machines in the country. It is also very easy and fast to send money through the many remittance/money transfer companies. Exchanging your money can in every corner of street. The US Dollar is widely accepted for purchasing goods. Credit card is however not widely accepted.
Time Djibouti is in the GMT +3 hour zone.
Status Recognized
Religion Mainly Islamic. However, Alcohol is available everywhere.
Electric voltage 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Public Holidays 1 January New Year’s Day
1 May Labor Day
27 June Independence Day