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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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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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Amazing experience / La mejor experiencia

We booked the trip the day before, with the community boats at the hut(green, yellow and red colored) just by the pier. The owner was very nice, the guides were all great as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Mara F
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We booked the trip the day before, with the community boats at the hut(green, yellow and red colored) just by the pier. The owner was very nice, the guides were all great as well, they gave us all the necessary info, the rules, and guided us and answered any questions. We got to the whales, it was an amazing experience.... More 

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Krusty64
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Well actually, got in the water and swam with them three times. was very cool seeing such massive creatures and the close interaction. but after seeing the number of boats out there and how close boats and people get to the whale sharks, I can't help but sense we are interfering, I guess better then fishing them to extinction.

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Just wanted to share that my two kids and I had a wonderful experience with the Whale Shark tour. Roddrigo and the rest of the team helped make the day one of the most memorable times ever. Everyone on the boat was helpful and professional. I appreciated that the guide took care of my younger daughter while in the water... More 

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Lima, Peru
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Why haven't I don't this before?? We booked our trip through Whale Shark Daddy - everything went smoothly, from the time we booked our trip until we were dropped off back at the Cancun Marina. Our boat captain, Sergio, and his brother, our professional guide, Fernando, were excellent. They were professional and conscientious about enforcing the rules related to swimming... More 

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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

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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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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1 Thank stuartlodge
WhaleSharkDaddy, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this review

Happy to know of your Satisfaction More 

Medicine Hat, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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WhaleSharkDaddy, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this review

Yes its a VERY Popular Activity Glad you enjoyed More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

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

HAPPY to know of your Satisfaction More 

New Orleans
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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WhaleSharkDaddy, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this review

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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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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WhaleSharkDaddy, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this review

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

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