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Holbox Whale Shark Tours

#4 of 23 Tours in Holbox Island Features Animals
Av Damero 310 | Luuma, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 305 396 6987
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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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Av Damero 310 | Luuma, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 305 396 6987
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boat was organised well, safety is taken seriously and we felt ready. The Whale sharks are amazing creatures, somehow they must be used to the tourists by now. We got to swim with other large sea creatures, the ray was the cherry on the...More

Thank emily7duncan
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

We were in a family summer vacation and decided to go to Holbox Island. It is 2 hours from Cancún but it is worthwhile the trip. We stayed at Las Nubes and took the local Whale Shark tour recommended by the hotel. We book it...More

Thank margaritap99
Whale Shark D, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

thanks for joining us on HOLBOX where the Whale Shark Tours began in 2004

Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

It was an amazing experience to swim with whale sharks in the Caribbean Sea and to see some of the other impressive flora and fauna that the sea and the Gulf of Mexico have to offer. But the price is steep (1800 pesos pp) and...More

3  Thank chlofo
Whale Shark D, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2017

YES its a longer boat ride from HOLBOX than from Cancun. It all depends where you are staying. HOLBOX is the origin of the Whale Shark Adventure and still retains the charm of departing from HOLBOX.

Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

"Mosquito" (SORRY if I spelled his/your name wrong) and THE CAPTAIN gave us a GREAT experience. Snorkeling with whale sharks and manta rays is a must in Cancun with these guys! The team found like A DOZEN whale sharks in just over an hour ride....More

Thank Butch M
Reviewed May 6, 2017

I did it, so I am as guilty as anyone else, but, after doing it, and seeing the way tour operators run the business and after talking with some of them and members of the "cooperative", this is what people needs to know about this...More

13  Thank Etienne T
Whale Shark D, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2017

Thak you for your comments. YES its gotten very crowded in the Whale Shark areas. The Mex Govt does set rules for engagement. its an exxageration 350 permits its really only 160 between Cancun, Isla Mujeres & Holbox. Yes some days are abit crowded others...More

Reviewed August 31, 2016

More than just a whale shark tour! Although the whale sharks were incredible just by themselves! We got to swim with several whale sharks. There were a lot of boats in one area, however there was also plenty of sharks to go around! On our...More

5  Thank Charleymack2
Sari P, Guest Relations Manager at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2016

Dear Charley. Thank you for your comment and recommending us. We are happy you had such a great day. Hope to see you back on Holbox some day. Kind regards, Sari Holbox whale shark tours/VIP Holbox

Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We loved our Captain "Trino" and his ceviche was to die for. Also, he took us to see crocodiles 👍😃 I booked in person and the office was air conditioned and comfortable. The staff was helpful and upbeat, but not so eager as to be...More

1  Thank Maria V
Sari P, Director of Sales at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2016

Thank you for your kind comment. We will pass the comment to your captain and chef of the day :) Isn't a ceviche out on the sea after swimming with whale sharks the best possible ceviche. We are happy you liked the experience! Thank you...More

Reviewed August 2, 2016

JJ and Nestor were amazing crew members! helped guide us and find the whale sharks! They really looked out for us, great time on the boat, and isla mejerus activity was great!

2  Thank Sabrina B
Whale Shark D, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

THANKS for the kind review I will copy JJ & Nestor so they know of your pleasure!

Reviewed August 1, 2016

I thought that there was going to be 3 whale sharks and 30 boats chasing it around. However, when we got to the feeding grounds there were many whale sharks and the boats were very respectful of them and each other. We had a lot...More

1  Thank David F
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing adventure today. It is a 90 min boat ride from holbox to dive site. You dive and swim with whale sharks. We saw dolphins and snorkel with stingrays sea turtles nurse sharks. Saw pelicans and flamingos. A must do in Holbox

Thank arnold s
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April 22, 2017|
Response from Whale Shark D | Property representative |
Season really does NOT open until JUne 1 & Highest Concentration of Whale Sharks is JULY & AUGUST. No Surfing here at all its the Gulf of Mexico No Big waves
Ron Y
March 24, 2017|
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Response from amoholbox | Property representative |
Season starts May 15 and ends September 17. I would say best chances to see the whales shark are in between (July/August?). But this changes every year. And it depends on several factors: weather is an important one.
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