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Holbox Whale Shark Tours

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Address: Calle Bravo frente La Playa, Holbox Island, Mexico
Phone Number: 305-396-6987
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Description: Holbox Whale Shark Tours offers Both Public & Private VIP Tours to swim...
Holbox Whale Shark Tours offers Both Public & Private VIP Tours to swim with Whale Sharks from both our Original Departure Point "Isla Holbox", as well as our latest departure point "Cancun". We've got a solid 9 year "Safety" record having satisfied 1000's of nature lovers enjoy this experience. Safe for the entire Family! We've got the Best, most comfortable boats & highly experienced Captains & In Water Guides. We are the Tour "Operator" not just a "Ticket Seller". Dont trust just anybody selling tickets to a tour, Go with the Best to satisfy your Whale Shark Dream & to check this off your "Bucket List"!
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Brilliant experience!!

My boyfriend and I booked a tour the night before with the 'rainbow boats'. They stand at the hut but can't remember the tour name. They leave the earliest which is a massive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My boyfriend and I booked a tour the night before with the 'rainbow boats'. They stand at the hut but can't remember the tour name. They leave the earliest which is a massive bonus. We had to take our bags from our hotel room as we would have been out on the water for check out time and the hotel... More 

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WhaleSharkDaddy, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this review

Glad you ejoyed the Whale Shark Experience! More 

Teddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We booked with the "community" boats - organised directly at the hut just by the pier. These boats are generally the colorful (almost rainbow) boats - similar in style to all the others (suncover, ladder, lifevests, 2 engines, etc) Both times we booked the day before. These local boats seem to be among the first to leave in the morning... More 

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Happy to know of your Satisfaction More 

Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

THIS WAS A GREAT TRIP. There were a couple of things to comment on.First of all,all arrangements went as planned. Excellent marks for that. Secondly-- there were way too many boats allowed to shark site at one time. I would guess at least 40 in the area, with an average of even 8 people per boat, that is a lot... More 

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Yes its a VERY Popular Activity Glad you enjoyed More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We booked via turistica moguel in the town of holbox and went on the tour with guide Jesus and captain david in a group of 8. The guide was very knowledgeable with excellent English and the day ran very smoothly. It took about 45 minutes to get out to the area where we found the whale sharks. We went in... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

went out with captain pablo and guide gustavo - both great guys - very informative, kind, considerate, experienced and thoughtful. they set you up perfectly to swim with the shark - i had 2 turns right above one, respectively ... truly an amazing experience. boat time was lovely, also saw a golden ray, some turtles, fly fish ... also snorkeled,... More 

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went out with Gustavo (certified guide) and Pablo (captain) and could not have asked for a better team. Pablo was the best captain by far compared to how other operators handled their respective boats. Gustavo has a real passion for this work and a sensitivity about the environment and respecting the whale sharks which we appreciated. In addition, unlike... More 

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Happy to know your Satisfaction with our services Will be sure to Share with ALL STAFF Roddrigo THE Whale Shark DADDY More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Really cool experience. The whale sharks were awesome but also fishing our own ceviche lunch, swimming with sea turtles and swimming with manta rays made the day really memorable.

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THANKS For joining us We're HAPPY to know of your satisfaction. PLEASE come back again! More 

London
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183 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We did the tour on 28th June and we had the privilege of being in the water with 2 whaleshark. There were reports that none had been seen the day before and we had been worried that we had come all this way to not see them but we were thrilled to have been able to swim with two. It... More 

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THANKS For joining us Glad you enjoyed the Experience with the Whale Sharks More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very disappointed,, we search for 4 hours and came up empty handed. Then went to another disappointing place to snorkel... water was cold and fish were scarce. We missed our bus back to Cancun and had to spend the night. When I asked for a refund, according to their MONEY BACK GUARANTEE i came up with some opposition. Beware,,, the... More 

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WhaleSharkDaddy, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this review

Well unfortunately we cannot control Mother Nature. Some days the Whale Sharks are feeding below the surface and cannot be easily seen. On these days our crews spend additional Time "TRYING"to please our clients. Most days are sucessful but as in any WILD Nature Adventure Its Impossible to make an absolute Guarantee. Its not like swimming in a tank with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We travelled to Holbox for three days last week (1 July) and were planning to do some kitesurfing. The wind dropped so signed up for a whale shark tour at the hotel. The whale shark bit was good, but overall we enjoyed the rest of the trip better. We swam with giant stingrays, snorkeled in Cabo Catoche, Saw pink flamingos,... More 

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WhaleSharkDaddy, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this review

THANKS For joining ue are Happy to know of your pleasure with our services! Really enjoy your comments on our great little Island HOLBOX is, a VERY VERY SPECIAL place. All of us who call it home are BLESSED! Thanks for joining us & please come visit again! More 

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