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About Mawimbi Whale Sharks Tour
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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Reviewed September 18, 2018

There is no shortage of boats offering trips to swim with the whale sharks. You’ve seen the photos of all the boats swarming around the protected area while their customers swim and snorkel. In my opinion, Mawimbi offers the best trip. Their boat is comfortable,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank axasal
Reviewed August 24, 2018

I went on two whale shark tours with two different companies; Willy's was my first tour and Mawimbi was my second. I preferred Mawimbi, for a few reasons. - We were loaned wetsuits, not given bulky life jackets (however there were life jackets onboard! Obviously!)...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank rowenasimes
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Nathaniel and Louis were on board the day of our excursion. I am from the US and my Spanish is poor. Nathaniel went over everything in English which I found to be very helpful. The boat had comfortable seats and it was every bit of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stacie P
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I were lucky enough to book our whale shark tour thru mawimbi. The captain Naty and guide Liz were top notch! This is the fastest boat on the island! We had a light breakfast, properly fitted for gear and away we raced...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jill C
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Mawimbi whale shark tour really does it right. I've done it before so I have something to compare it to. They have a really fast boat- which is really worth the higher price, and the guide Gabo is a super cool human who takes very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank cultofwander
Reviewed August 22, 2017

The Mawimbi whale shark tour exceeded our expectations. Our captain, Gabo and guide, Liz met us at the Barquito restaurant where they made sure we were fitted with the right gear to include wet suits, snorkel and fins. We were given good instructions ahead of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank TupelohoneyCO
Reviewed August 6, 2017

The Mawimbi Whale Shark tour is a little more expensive than some of the other operators but worth every extra $. The boat is nice, stable and fast and the crew and captain were very professional. The Wawimbi hotel was also a great place to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank paulgammill
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

The Whale Shark Tour organizza by Hotel Mawimbi,it is in my opinion the best one in the Holbox Island. The professional team was composed by "Carmelo", the owner and Captain, "Gabo" the guide, as well as Captain and professional diver. It was a inique esperience,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Piero D
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Mawimbi whale shark tour team is simply the best in Holbox Not just because they have the fastest boat (+ provide wet suits, masks, tubes, beverages, sandwiches, biodegradable sunscreen or seasickness medication) but also they encourage responsable tourism. We were two times on their tour...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Delia P
Reviewed July 24, 2017

We had an amazing experience with this tour. The team of 2 that took out us out in a group of 9 - clearly care for the environment, the sharks and the tour attendees - all of which need to matter. The gave us great...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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