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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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Awesome trip of a lifetime

We had an AMAZING time during our whale shark tour in Cancun and loved every minute of it! The tour began with a light breakfast and orientation with lots of great information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Easton, Maryland
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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had an AMAZING time during our whale shark tour in Cancun and loved every minute of it! The tour began with a light breakfast and orientation with lots of great information. We loved "Willy Wonka", our guide, and our captain, who both made sure we had a blast! Our ride to the area of the whale sharks was exhilarating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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

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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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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shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We did the private tour and where very happy. We spent near three hours with around 10 sharks in crystal clear water, an awesome experience. It did take near 90 minutes in a very fast boat from Holbox Island to get to the sharks, they are closer to Cancun than Holbox, but Cancun is currently seaweed ridden and not looking... More 

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

Conditions vary DAY to DAY in Mother Natures Aquarium. The Holbox Island trip is best done by staying a night or two on Holbox. Its too difficult as a DAY TRIP from Cancun & Riviera Maya due to logistics 100-150 miles away. WE can accomodate you from either location depending on your Circumstances THANKS for sharing your experience with us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We enjoyed our tour, but only saw one small whale shark after 5 hours of searching. I guess it the luck of the draw, but I did realize what I would do different next time. First, Its not pertinent that you book online. I would suggest waiting till you arrive on the island and shop around. Not necessarily for the... More 

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

YES some days are like that in MOTHER NATURES AQUARIUM....Yes it is Possible to do a "Day Trip" from cancun SEE www.cancunwhalesharktours.com no need to go to Isla Mujeres Holbox is a Great place to do many things we call it the "UN-CANCUN" it depends on your needs & wishes for your vacation. WE take great pride in our Holbox... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

An amazing experience and one of the best tours in Mexico. The Whale Sharks are really big but harmless if you treat them with respect and follow the guides instructions. Swimming along side these creatures is something I will never forget and the rest of the tour wasn't bad either. Better than 5 out of 5.

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

Yes we do charge LESS than the Hotels...Avoid the Middleman More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a "Once In A Lifetime". Bucket List Experience. It's that time of the year again and I'm heading back but taking friends and family this time. These School Bus sized Whale Sharks are absolutely amazing. As an added bonus they were joined by many giant Mantas. I'm taking my 6 year old grandson I can't wait to see... More 

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

WE SpecializeIN hecking OFF Bucket Lists! thanks for sharing yout thoughts More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

You should not buy the tour from here. The guy is a middle man who will resell your purchase to one of several operators on Holbox. It is significantly cheaper to buy the EXACT SAME TOUR from a huge selection of companies on the island, and there is always availability. If conditions are poor (like they were when we went)... More 

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

Unfortunately some peoples expectations exceed reality. We do operate the BEST Tour on Holbox as evidenced by our #1 rating & 5 Star reviews. YES you might be able to buy a Tour for a Few $$$ Less friom a fisherman on the island with LESSER Quality Boat & services + NON ENGLISH Speaking guides/Captains. The Guarantee is SEE or... More 

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Address: Calle Bravo frente La Playa, Holbox Island, Mexico
Phone Number: 305-396-6987
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island

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