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Address: Calle Igualdad, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 875 2003

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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Fantastic tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tina W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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.

1 Thank Gustavo L
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 

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 

5 Thank bjdmsh
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!

1 Thank cleanbeachlovers
Monterrey, Mexico
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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 

1 Thank FDG44
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 

4 Thank Kim B
Palos Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We chose Mawimbi Whale Shark Tours for several reasons during a mid-July visit to Holbox. I’ll try to provide as comprehensive an assessment of the tour as possible. As of July 2013, the Mawimbi whale shark tour is priced at US $140/pp. Mawimbi Whale Shark Tours cost more than the other local Holbox whale shark tours (they were priced at... More 

11 Thank Whalegeek
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I did one tour with another highly rated outfit on Saturday which was amazing but the boat was old and many of the boats in his fleet had older outboard motors. We had no problems. We did the Mawimbi tour with Andreas as our guide on Tuesday and with their more comfortable boat with two 300 hp... More 

2 Thank jdotchin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

As a hesitant participant, I ended up having a great experience. The seas being rough, I was glad to have had a GRAVOL before the trip, but the captain was good and the guide (Andres) was very conscientious and calming. The day started out with a light breakfast provided by Mawimbi, a debreifing, and we were off. I cant imagine... More 

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