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Address: Calle Igualdad, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 875 2003
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Conducting Responsible Whale Shark Tours, Research & Conservation in...

Conducting Responsible Whale Shark Tours, Research & Conservation in Holbox Island, Mexico. Every year, although usually solitary, whale sharks congregate around Holbox Island between June and September, when the ocean becomes especially plankton rich. They are at 25 to 40 miles of distance. For this reason we use a very SAVE AND FAST SPECIAL BOAT with 2 motors 300HP each (600HP). You’ll be traveling in small groups from 6 to 10 people maximum a day. We provide all snorkeling equipment including WET SUIT (way better than the life jacket) to make your in-water experience safe and confortable. Reserve Your Tour Now Available also Exclusive Private Charters This is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE, enjoy it!

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bucket list swimming with whale sharks

we stayed at Mawimbi Hotel on Holbox. we booked their onsite whaleshark tour. They have a very fast boat and got us out to the site under two hours. We left the hotel after an in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we stayed at Mawimbi Hotel on Holbox. we booked their onsite whaleshark tour. They have a very fast boat and got us out to the site under two hours. We left the hotel after an in depth briefing. The whalesharks were everywhere with a few mantas thrown in for fun. Our guide "Gaba" Gabriel was wonderful he made sure we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want the best quality Whale Shark Tour this is it. They cost a little more but they are worth every penny. We were with them a couple of days ago and I cannot imagine how the experience could have been any better. We met them at the Hotel Mawimbi at 7:15 am. On our walk to the Hotel... More 

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3 Thank Chris A
Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our whale shark swimming experience with Mawimbi. The weather was a bit rough, but we felt safe due to the skill of our captain and the sturdy, powerful boat. Christian was a kind and knowledgeable guide throughout the day, but he really shone during the time with the whale sharks - very clear in his directions,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I highly recommend booking the Whale Shark Excursion through Hotel Mawimbi. The staff recommended changing the day of our reservation to increase the chances and amount of whale sharks we would see, and they were right! The boat was fast and had a toilet if needed on board. The boat was also comfortable and had 7 spots for guests in... More 

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1 Thank Tina W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The extra in the price is totally worth it. Excellent service, speed boat, small groups and a whole new awesome experience. Gabo is the name of the instructor to look for.

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Rocky River, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came to Holbox to swim with the whale sharks and stayed a week going out to swim with them six times. This trip costs a bit more than the other tours but is worth it since the boat is faster than the other tour boats and gets you out to the whales and back much quicker. Andres and Leo... More 

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2 Thank rivertrader46
Sunapee, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I really really wanted to be able to rate this trip with 5 circles. The booking was easy, the boat clean, fast and comfy. The guides knowledgable, well spoken. We started the day getting onto the boat at the nearby pier, headed out for a long trip to the blue water where we encountered at least 50 whalesharks!! What an... More 

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Oakton, Va.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Amazing experience! Great guides. Andres was the best! Can't wait to do it again! Will do it again next year!

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2 Thank cleanbeachlovers
Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Safe, outstanding equipment, excellent crew, constant communications with the Hotel, excellent food, great ride and speed, since you are going to open waters, this boat and the speed will get you there faster, safer and with a much better ride that what the others have. Expensive? I would pay the difference, just for the time it takes to get there... More 

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Prague, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I have been on several Whale shark excursions, I have used most everyone. I will never go with anyone other than Leo and Andreas again. They give you very good guidance and as much time as you want with the whales. Most important they have the most comfortable boat and since it only hold 8 people it is less crowded... More 

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