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Whale Shark Tour

Playa Del Carmen-Isla Mujeres -Holbox, Holbox Island 77717, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 17 activities in Holbox Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: The most memorable and exciting part of the trip was the whale shark experience.  The ... of  those magnificent animals in their natural habitat is... more »
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Guelph, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We booked a private boat with RAUL and ELMER, who are by far the best in the buisness! We had a short briefing before we went on the boat, where we were told that we needed a wetsuit or neoprene shirt to go in the water, something that wasn't mentioned in the information they sent us when we booked (so... More

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Even though we had rough seas from a storm coming in.....I would do this again in a heartbeat! The guides were very helpful and professional. They observed the rules of only allowing 2 passengers in the water at a time. It is better to take a smaller boat so you aren't waiting too long for your turn. In case of... More

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NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We were picked up at our resort in Cancun think around 7am. and got back about 3 or 4pm. It took abour 45 min. to get the the boat with other stops on the way. Once there we had a light breakfast and a breafing on the whale sharks. We had a perfect day waters calm, sunny and no wind.... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Amazing day in the best company we could have hope for in order to experience whale shark swims! We were picked up at 7:00 am right outside our hotel by our driver, driven to the Marina where Daniel went through some details about the day and our boat crew and then we were introduced to the BEST crew: ELMER and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

El Brothers was a great company to go out to see the whale sharks. Very respectful of the animals, great boat and guide, who made sure each passenger had a great experience in the water with the whale sharks and I would repeat this trip with this company...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Overall, a wonderful and amazing trip! I have been following the whale shark daddy's website and trip advisor for several years and picked them based on their knowledge and private boat option. -We did the private tour. If you can afford the private tour, I highly suggest it! You get unlimited time in the water and it's just nice to... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This day was everthing that we hoped it would be! We were told to be ready for pick-up at 6:30am, and at 6:30am the van drove up to the hotel. Thank you Daniel for a very informative introduction to our day. To our captain Elmer and knowledgeable guide, Raoul -- you were so wonderful to our group of 10. You... More

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Pompeii, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went with Marco from Ocean tours and had an unforgettable experience. First we swam with the amazing huge creatures, then we went snorkeling , finally we went to Isla Mujeres and had lunch in the water. It was great!!!!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Friendly, efficient, and the best ceviche and fresh guacamole we have ever eaten! The captain and crew were especially kind to our 7y.o. Who stayed on the boat. Wonderful experience ( in spite of all 10 of us on the boat, even those who took motion sickness meds, getting sea sick. Great bucket list experience, good video/ photo and tshirts... More

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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The trip was long (2Hrs) but worth it onceyou get to swim with these big fish! On lucky days, you can see sting rays, dolphins, etc ...

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