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“Whale Sharking with Capitan Tony Garcia”

Captain Tony Garcia's Guadalupana Tour Boat
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Had an amazing time swimming with the whale sharks with Capitan Tony Garcia! Weather was gorgeous and the ocean was so calm. We found a huge pod of whale sharks (at least 30) and we had so much time in the water swimming with them. There was a large school of manta rays. After the swimming with the whale sharks, we were swimming on the Avalon reef while Capitan Tony and his crew prepared fresh guacamole and shrimp ceviche, delish!

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We went out to see the whale sharks with Captain Tony. The day we planned, we showed up hungover and the weather wasn't great for seeing the sharks so he told us just to come back tomorrow and we did. He took us out....and yes it was a long bumpy way out, but totally worth it. My husband and I took some prophylactic motion sickness medication (meclizine- buy it OTC at walgreens or any drug store) and we were two of the only three who didn't get sick (I think it was an overly rough day). He was very respectful of the sharks and had no problem telling us and others what the rules were. He also took us snorkeling and made us lunch while we were swimming. Overall a wonderful day and would do it again!

2  Thank Kate H
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We went to Isla Contoy on last march 20th, with capt Tony Garcia, and it has been great! Beautiful snorkeling, fregate colonie, Bernard L'Hermitte, and a very good lunch made by Tony and his team.
Thanks a lot, and I hope that many people will do this trip!

1  Thank Chechou
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Took a chance on calling to see if Tony was available to go to Contoy & it was our lucky day! No one had shown up to leave earlier in the morning so 4 of us were able to go with Captain Tony over to Contoy. We stopped on the way there to see if the fish were biting & sadly they weren't. Captain Tony & his nephew prepared an amazing feast for us while we were there and it was just an all around great adventure. I highly recommend Captain Tony as he is such a great guide. He's a local so he's able to answer any question you may have about Isla!

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We have traveled out with Tony on 3-4 different occasions. We have gone to Isla Contoy a few times, snorkeling around Isla Mujeres and have gone to see the Whale Sharks. He is centrally located in downtown Isla Mujeres and easy to find. You just show up at his house the morning you want to go and away you go! We always stop by when we arrive and see what his schedule looks like so we can try to figure out what we want to do. His prices are very reasonable and you are dealing directly with the person taking you rather than through the hotel or one of the salespeople who are getting a cut. He has been boating on the waters his whole life and his Father did the same. He knows the sea in the area very well and always manages to steer us around weather or find the best spots. He knows when to arrive to beat the crowds and is very accommodating with any request. The boat is smaller but that gives you a much more personal experience that the huge Cancun based boats. When you see dolphins jumping or a sea turtle, Tony will slow down, stop or even turn around so you can see and get pictures! Of all the times we have been out, we only had one trip where it was even a little bumpy. The bigger boats will, of course, be smoother but you lose so much in the experience! I highly recommend Tony and his crew!

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