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Whale Shark Group Adventure from Isla Holbox provided by Holbox Whale Shark Tours

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Whale Shark Group Adventure from Isla Holbox

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Increase your chances of spotting whale sharks twofold on a snorkeling excursion from Isla Holbox. Ideal for nature and wildlife lovers, this underwater adventure reveals manta rays, dolphins, and sea turtles in their natural habitat, and comes with all necessary equipment—such as snorkels and wetsuits. Plus, breakfast and lunch are included for a seamless experience.
  • Swim alongside the world's biggest fish on a whale shark excursion
  • The obvious choice for families and wildlife lovers
  • Follow a guide to snorkel spots that teem with marine life
  • Sample local Mexican dishes for lunch
Important Information
Departure Point
LUUMA, Av Damero, Centro, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Boat with GPS
  • Cool drinking water container (please bring your flask)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Bilingual guide
  • Light breakfast in Luuma: coffee, tea, fruits, yogurt and sweet buns
  • Ham and cheese sandwich
  • Our famous ceviche
  • Guacamole and mango for those who do not eat fish
  • In case you do not eat the included food, you can take fruits from the breakfast table to the tour
  • Soda/Pop
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children under 6 are not allowed
  • Note: Whale shark season is from mid-May to mid-September, but whale sharks might come later to the area
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Season starts officialy May 15, but the arrival of whale sharks to the area vary each year.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Léo D wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint-Chaffrey, France2 contributions
The boat didn’t come back to pick us up. We were basically left alone on a sand beach with the sun coming down and mosquitos waking up. And the boat did not come back to pick us up. We had to squeeze in another company s boat who rescued us. The tour still did not want to give
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Elizabeth C wrote a review Sep 2019
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Fantastic tour, great guides! Had a wonderful time, great value for the money. Don’t forget to pack lots of Bio sunscreen and take your Dramamine (for real though)
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Date of experience: September 2019
Carrie K wrote a review Aug 2019
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions2 helpful votes
To the trip was actually everything we could have hoped for except the pricing. we were concerned that trips to see the whale sharks would be sold out and if we didn't plan ahead we wouldn't get to go. Total misconception. In reality we paid an exorbitant cost online, when
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Date of experience: August 2019
JoefromAustria wrote a review Aug 2019
Bregenz, Austria32 contributions38 helpful votes
Its all about the whale sharks! The boat trip getting there and also back, 2hours+ is a pain in the a...but the few minutes you are able to be with those fish in the water pay for everything. Its a once in a life experience, you are so close to this majestic fish. All the rest
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Kirsty-Amelia wrote a review Aug 2019
Skipton, United Kingdom8 contributions22 helpful votes
This is a once in a lifetime experience, HOWEVER, we were scammed when initially booking this trip and lost around £150. Please be careful of anyone who goes by the name Victor Dorantes, he will most likely never visit Holbox again as he has upset a lot of the local's by pulling
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Date of experience: July 2019
3 Helpful votes
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By: Holbox Whale Shark Tours
nina o
Whale shark trip is abusive to animals
This experience was horrible. We were in the boat traveling to the shark site for 2 hours.. when we got there the
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Joseph L
Swimming with whale sharks = Totally worth the price of this tour
Things to know before going on this tour: 1. Buy organic sunscreen. Don't use regular sunscreen as it is not good
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This was the most depressing trip I have ever been on.
We traveled out to sea for quite a while, the captain constantly on radio with other tour guides. After a couple o
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Rushed but Excellent Once-In-A-Lifetime
All Whale Shark Tour operators charge the same price: 1,800 pesos or a little over $100 U.S. (no one on the island
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an amazing experience
we left early in the morning and saw a lot of dolphins on the way. the captain stopped so we could all enjoy the do
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To do
The tour is excellent. Swimming with the Tiburon is fantastic. The stops during the tour are great. Notto miss whe
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helena t
Willy's Tours
Even though we did not book the Whale Shark Tour with Willy's (which you absolutely should do it is a once in a lif
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Something special
The boat was organised well, safety is taken seriously and we felt ready. The Whale sharks are amazing creatures,
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Whale sharks are incredible, but try from Cancun
It was an amazing experience to swim with whale sharks in the Caribbean Sea and to see some of the other impressive
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Etienne T
Should be called "Harassing The Whale Sharks"
I did it, so I am as guilty as anyone else, but, after doing it, and seeing the way tour operators run the business
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Once in a lifetime experience - and wonderful ceviche as a bonus!!
More than just a whale shark tour! Although the whale sharks were incredible just by themselves! We got to swim w
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Maria V
Great Tour!
We loved our Captain "Trino" and his ceviche was to die for. Also, he took us to see crocodiles 👍😃 I booked in pe
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Sabrina B
Amazing trip and staff and experience!
JJ and Nestor were amazing crew members! helped guide us and find the whale sharks! They really looked out for us,
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David F
I thought that there was going to be 3 whale sharks and 30 boats chasing it around. However, when we got to the fe
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arnold s
Diving with whale sharks
What an amazing adventure today. It is a 90 min boat ride from holbox to dive site. You dive and swim with whale sh
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