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Whale Shark Group Adventure from Isla Holbox provided by Holbox Whale Shark Tours

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Whale Shark Group Adventure from Isla Holbox

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Increase your chances of spotting whale sharks twofold on a snorkeling excursion from Isla Holbox. Ideal for nature and wildlife lovers, this underwater adventure reveals manta rays, dolphins, and sea turtles in their natural habitat, and comes with all necessary equipment—such as snorkels and wetsuits. Plus, breakfast and lunch are included for a seamless experience.
  • Swim alongside the world's biggest fish on a whale shark excursion
  • The obvious choice for families and wildlife lovers
  • Follow a guide to snorkel spots that teem with marine life
  • Sample local Mexican dishes for lunch
Important Information
Departure Point
LUUMA, Av Damero, Centro, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Boat with GPS
  • Cool drinking water container (please bring your flask)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Bilingual guide
  • Light breakfast in Luuma: coffee, tea, fruits, yogurt and sweet buns
  • Ham and cheese sandwich
  • Our famous ceviche
  • Guacamole and mango for those who do not eat fish
  • In case you do not eat the included food, you can take fruits from the breakfast table to the tour
  • Soda/Pop
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children under 6 are not allowed
  • Note: Whale shark season is from mid-May to mid-September, but whale sharks might come later to the area
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ksudela wrote a review Sep 2020
Dallas, Texas21 contributions4 helpful votes
Wonderful crew and communications up to the point of departure. Really appreciated the time and attention paid by all, and the cleanliness of the crew and facilities. Also, very accommodating of our requests.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Montserrat P wrote a review Sep 2020
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Increible! Gracias Willi y Christian por la mejor experiencia! Super recomendable :D PS el mejor ceviche lo encontraran en su lancha ;) A dream come true! The team is professional, safety is a priority always and we were lucky to see more whale sharks than usual plus dolphins,
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Date of experience: August 2020
Hélène C. wrote a review Aug 2020
Miami, Florida2 contributions2 helpful votes
My trip with VIP Holbox Experience to go swim with the shark whales was absolutely wonderful. Willy, and his brother who captains the boat are Holbox natives and know everything about the island, its surroundings and amazing ecosystem. We were greated with a delicious breakfast
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Dawn B wrote a review Jul 2020
Thornton, Colorado6 contributions4 helpful votes
This tour was so much fun. We had a great time. We saw 30 plus whale sharks. We also went snorkeling at a second location that was amazing too. And then we walked around a deserted area with tons of pelicans and had seriously the best ceviche I've ever had. Christian was
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Date of experience: July 2020
Léo D wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint-Chaffrey, France2 contributions2 helpful votes
The boat didn’t come back to pick us up. We were basically left alone on a sand beach with the sun coming down and mosquitos waking up. And the boat did not come back to pick us up. We had to squeeze in another company s boat who rescued us. The tour still did not want to give
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By: Holbox Whale Shark Tours
Once in a lifetime experience.
The boat ride is very long 2 hours each way and it's bumpy (very bumpy) we took Dramamine but our bodies were so so
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nina o
Whale shark trip is abusive to animals
This experience was horrible. We were in the boat traveling to the shark site for 2 hours.. when we got there the
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Joseph L
Swimming with whale sharks = Totally worth the price of this tour
Things to know before going on this tour: 1. Buy organic sunscreen. Don't use regular sunscreen as it is not good
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This was the most depressing trip I have ever been on.
We traveled out to sea for quite a while, the captain constantly on radio with other tour guides. After a couple o
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Rushed but Excellent Once-In-A-Lifetime
All Whale Shark Tour operators charge the same price: 1,800 pesos or a little over $100 U.S. (no one on the island
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an amazing experience
we left early in the morning and saw a lot of dolphins on the way. the captain stopped so we could all enjoy the do
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To do
The tour is excellent. Swimming with the Tiburon is fantastic. The stops during the tour are great. Notto miss whe
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helena t
Willy's Tours
Even though we did not book the Whale Shark Tour with Willy's (which you absolutely should do it is a once in a lif
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Something special
The boat was organised well, safety is taken seriously and we felt ready. The Whale sharks are amazing creatures,
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Whale sharks are incredible, but try from Cancun
It was an amazing experience to swim with whale sharks in the Caribbean Sea and to see some of the other impressive
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Etienne T
Should be called "Harassing The Whale Sharks"
I did it, so I am as guilty as anyone else, but, after doing it, and seeing the way tour operators run the business
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Once in a lifetime experience - and wonderful ceviche as a bonus!!
More than just a whale shark tour! Although the whale sharks were incredible just by themselves! We got to swim w
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Maria V
Great Tour!
We loved our Captain "Trino" and his ceviche was to die for. Also, he took us to see crocodiles 👍😃 I booked in pe
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Sabrina B
Amazing trip and staff and experience!
JJ and Nestor were amazing crew members! helped guide us and find the whale sharks! They really looked out for us,
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David F
I thought that there was going to be 3 whale sharks and 30 boats chasing it around. However, when we got to the fe
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