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Holbox Whale Shark Tours

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Holbox Island, Mexico
About Holbox Whale Shark Tours
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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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.
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ksudela wrote a review Sep 2020
Dallas, Texas17 contributions4 helpful votes
Wonderful crew and communications up to the point of departure. Really appreciated the time and attention paid by all, and the cleanliness of the crew and facilities. Also, very accommodating of our requests.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Montserrat P wrote a review Sep 2020
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Increible! Gracias Willi y Christian por la mejor experiencia! Super recomendable :D PS el mejor ceviche lo encontraran en su lancha ;) A dream come true! The team is professional, safety is a priority always and we were lucky to see more whale sharks than usual plus dolphins, huge rays, and many beautiful birds. Thank you for a safe and fun experience despite COVID-19 and for taking the necessary prevention measures.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Yvonne P wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
The boat ride is very long 2 hours each way and it's bumpy (very bumpy) we took Dramamine but our bodies were so sore the next day we could barely walk. We went in August 17th and instead of the usual 200 boats it was about 20. I was so happy to see the whale sharks are protected and there is a police boat watching that the people follow rules. Please do not use regular spf since it hams the animal please use biodegradable spf and if possible put it on after you swim with the whale shark. We got to see this animal in a bottling position and that was amazing and we'll never forget it. I highly recommend this. Joe and Yvonne Chicago
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Date of experience: August 2020
Hélène C. wrote a review Aug 2020
Miami, Florida2 contributions2 helpful votes
My trip with VIP Holbox Experience to go swim with the shark whales was absolutely wonderful. Willy, and his brother who captains the boat are Holbox natives and know everything about the island, its surroundings and amazing ecosystem. We were greated with a delicious breakfast on the beach at Club Mandarina before hopping on the boat.. ps: everybody wore masks, we were required to wear masks and were always greater with hand sanitizer and a big hidden smile:) We had to ride a long way to reach the spot where the shark whale were as they had moved away from the island. They however made everything possible to make the trip comfortable and check on guests. The swim with those colosal creatures was well worth it! What an experience! We then stopped at a spot to go snorkeling with tons of different fishes to follow and enjoy. There we were served delicious fresh ceviche that they prepared while we were swimming. We finally ended our tour in one of the most beautiful spot I had ever been: Santa Paula will remain on my mind forever! Such a beautiful lagoon, a wonder of nature, a magical place! Thank you VIP Holbox Experience!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Dawn B wrote a review Jul 2020
Thornton, Colorado6 contributions4 helpful votes
This tour was so much fun. We had a great time. We saw 30 plus whale sharks. We also went snorkeling at a second location that was amazing too. And then we walked around a deserted area with tons of pelicans and had seriously the best ceviche I've ever had. Christian was our captain and he was a blast. Gustav was our guide and we enjoyed him so much as well. Overall - an absolutely amazing experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020