To help promote this industry, the island is hosting a whale shark extravaganza. Earlier last week there was a parade downtown, complete with a life size whale shark atop a golf cart. There were tents on the beach and much music and drinking and speakers.
Evidently there is going to be some kind of show in the town square this weekend. I happened to be driving by and was able to stop and get some photos for you.
One of the many posters exclaiming the virtues of the tours.
Not sure why there is a galleon on display. Maybe they are trying to say that whale shark watching has been going on since the days of pirates?
Along one side of the square they have booths set up. Not as yet manned. I looked at the titles on them and most of them are tourist industry related. I do like these colorful flags. They are on pivots and swing around with the breeze.
As can see, the square is decorated with all kinds of fishy fiberglass statues.
Let's take a closer look at some of them.
What would any exhibit here be without the obligatory dolphin? Just a week or so ago I stood on my front porch and watched a pod pass by. Always a stunning event.
I loved this guy.
In the same category as the galleon is this. I have never seen one around here and I doubt that I ever will.