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Holbox Whale Shark Tours

Calle Bravo frente La Playa, Holbox Island, Mexico
305-396-6987
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Ranked #2 of 19 Activities in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Holbox Whale Shark Tours offers Both Public & Private VIP Tours to swim with Whale Sharks from both our Original Departure Point "Isla Holbox", as... more » Owner description: 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"! « less
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Foley, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I highly recommend a trip through this company. They are professional, safety-minded and fun! Gustavo, our guide, was the best.. They only do small groups which makes the experience much nicer and you can go in the water many times. They limit the number in with the sharks to two at a time. We saw many sharks and manta rays.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We booked with Holbox Whale SharkTours on the strength of their Tripadvisor reviews and we're not disappointed. The booking process over the phone with Rick was easy and friendly. Once we got to the island we had a message at our hotel that our appointed trip day may be at risk due to the weather and lack of whale sharks... More

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I don't know which tour company I used, so this site will have to suffice. It was pretty expensive BUT, I'd do it again tomorrow. We were out about 5 hours. There were two pods of Dolphins on the way, both were performing for us. Leaping, running along under the bows etc. So, that was a good start. We found... More

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Great trip , we'll organized . We saw lots of whole sharks and manta rays , had loads of opportunities to swim with both, all the tour companies seemed respectful of each other's space and the animals , there was about 10 boats out and lots of room ,. This was not a side show , Gustavo and our captain... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

If you go to holbox - which is a must do if you are in cancun area - it's easy to get to and such a welcome contrast, the you hAve to do the whale shark trip. It is an amazing experience to swim alongside such a magnificent creature. Plus the visit to the islands for lunch, snorkelling etc is... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was our favorite experience on the island (besides relaxing on the beach)! Glad I talked my hubby into it (he thanked me later). Gustavo and Enselmio were wonderful and made the best ceviche (pescado fresh from the fishing boat) we've ever tasted! Don't even think about it, book this trip now!

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

So glad our guys gave you a memorable experience with our beloved WHALE SHARKS!!!! More

Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There are others but nothing like Holbox. Their waiting area is so much nicer than the others, serve breakfast of fresh danish, juice, and coffee. Very good!!!!! Clean restrooms too. Lunch was a sandwich, and plenty of soda, water, beer. After our first dive we had a fresh slice of pineapple. Great to cut the salty water. The captain went... More

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

THANKS for noticing the "DIFFERENCE" in the Total services we offer! Thanks for joining us & taking the WHALE SHARK ADVENTURE with us! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I chose the standard tour and was impressed by how extensive this tour was. Not only did we snorkel with whale sharks but we also saw manta rays, dolphins, flamingo, pelicans. We also snorkeled in a reef area while the guides prepared ceviche, which included lobster we bought directly from the boat/diver. Marvin was fun and Vincenteheldmy hand while swimming... More

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

So glad you got to see lots in Mother Natures AQUARIUM & our crew took good care of you! More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Raul is an excellent captain and knew where Sharks Were.... We saw 30 - 40 Sharks on my trip, at first a little intimidating but the guides Imar and Marvin made us feel comfortable in the water. To see these incredible creature up close and personal is an amazing feeling. Its definitely worth the trip.... and the shrimp Ceviche wasn't... More

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

So Glad you enjoyed the experience with us! THANKS for joining us! More

Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I did not use the services of Holbox Whale Shark Tours. I had submitted a reservation on line and got a call from their representative. They told me there were no whale sharks in Holbox but told me I could book a tour from Cancun. I explained to him that I already had hotel reservations in Holbox and could not... More

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

Yes we did advise client that there were NO more Whale Sharks in the Holbox Sector in 2013. They had all moved into Cancun waters where the Food Supply was. Tours were conducted from Holbox but resulted in a "45"MILE Ride 1 way in the boat 2 1/2 hrs each way. When seas are Rough its a VERY UNCOMFORETABLE ride.... More

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