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Holbox Whale Shark Tours with Willy's Tours

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Tiburon Ballena x Aguilar & Diaz, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 999 743 0827
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Swimming with Whale Shark Tour

Had an excellent experience, our guides were awesome and patient, even with one annoying tourist... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Tim J
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Wonderful experience!

This experience was a major bucket list item for me and Willy's made sure it did not disappoint... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
ilac318
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Snorkeling trips from Isla Holbox out to see the great fish, the Spotted Whale Sharks, run by Willy's Tours, reservations operated by Kathy . this is the .net site not the .com site of holboxwhalesharktours)
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tiburon Ballena x Aguilar & Diaz, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent experience, our guides were awesome and patient, even with one annoying tourist. Well worth the time and money; humbling, saw jumping Manta Ray, Flamingos, Dolphins and yes the Whale sharks. Served up awesome ceviche, sandwiches and cold drinks. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Tim J
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czmkathy, reservations at Holbox Whale Shark Tours with Willy's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others. Thanks too for choosing Willy's tours for your Isla Holbox whale shark adventure!! Was our pleasure to take you out to have this experience! Wishing you and yours the best of 2018!!

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This experience was a major bucket list item for me and Willy's made sure it did not disappoint. Each group snorkeled with the sharks at least twice and the captain was careful and respectful of the sharks space. The ceviche was so good - it...More

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czmkathy, reservations at Holbox Whale Shark Tours with Willy's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you for choosing Willy's tours for your Isla Holbox whale shark adventure. Was our pleasure to take you out to experience the big fish! Wish you and yours all the best for 2018!!

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We booked with Willy's having compared reviews here. We were curious about how bumpy the ride is and the comfort on board, as well as what happens in the event of a storm, as this tour was the main reason for our visit to Mexico....More

Thank Martin G
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czmkathy, reservations at Holbox Whale Shark Tours with Willy's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your adventure and your concerns. The number of boats is not up to the local level, it is done on a permit bases and these are issued on the federal level. Each boat that has a permit...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Absolutely amazing day! We splurged on a private trip because it gives you more time in the water with the whales - only two people plus the guide at a time. It was sooo worth it. But even without the private tour, its amazing. If...More

Thank Melissa C
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czmkathy, reservations at Holbox Whale Shark Tours with Willy's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind words and for choosing Willy's Tours for your Isla Holbox whale shark adventure. It was our pleasure to taking on this fun trip. Good tip the go pro or some sort of underwater camera to capture the...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This tour was almost perfect apart from 2 things: the rushed atmosphere and the crowds. At times it felt slightly unfair to the sharks that there were so many people and so many boats. Also, we were rushed and only given 15 minutes to snorkel...More

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czmkathy, reservations at Holbox Whale Shark Tours with Willy's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks for choosing Willy's tours for your Holbox Whale shark adventure. Sorry you were rushed; thanks too for taking a few moments to add your thoughts and we wish you and yours all the best in 2018!!

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a bit overdue since our tour was on July 20th and I'm just now posting here on Aug 9th. I agree with all the positive mentions by other reviewers here on trip advisor. Excellent group and service. A noteworthy addition is that while...More

Thank dstucker
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czmkathy, reservations at Holbox Whale Shark Tours with Willy's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

It is our response that is very delayed... But most importantly thank you for sharing your experiences and for choosing Willy's tours for your Holbox whale shark adventure. Wishing you and yours all the best for 2018!!

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Whale Shark tour was great! This company is very concerned with protecting the Whale Sharks and their environment. The Captain and Guide were both very nice, friendly, and experienced. Our guide spoke English which was nice since my Spanish is very limited. We went...More

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czmkathy, reservations at Holbox Whale Shark Tours with Willy's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thanks for taking a moment to share your experiences. It was our pleasure to have you aboard for this adventure. Wishing you and yours only the best for 2018!!

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Willy is simply the best whale shark trip in the island, new and fast boats, profesional captain and guide, thank you guys, Teo was very attentive at all times, they also prepared great ceviche for lunch, congratulations guys!!!

Thank luisoliveh
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czmkathy, reservations at Holbox Whale Shark Tours with Willy's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thanks for your kind words and mostly for choosing Willy's tours for your Isla Holbox Whale Shark experience!! It was our pleasure to have you aboard! Wishing you and yours the best for the New Year 2018!!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Our family of four had a great time with Willy's tours. Guides were professional and courteous. First day was a choppy 90 minute ride each way....a bit hard on the neck but worth it. Local guides have it to a science on how to position...More

Thank Terry A
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czmkathy, reservations at Holbox Whale Shark Tours with Willy's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thanks for sharing your experiences and for choosing Willy's tours for your trip. Was our pleasure to share the adventure with you. Wishing you and yours the best for 2018!!

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Visiting the shark whale and the coral reef is a must thing to do on this precious virgin island. Teo makes the best ceviche in Holbox! Enjoy!

Thank Leninacihen
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czmkathy, reservations at Holbox Whale Shark Tours with Willy's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your kind response and for choosing Willy's tours for your trip. Wish you and yours the best for 2018!

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Henry C
18 October 2016|
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Response from willystours | Property representative |
Hi, the best time it's from july 15th to august 20th. regards!!
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27 August 2016|
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Response from KathyHolbox |
Try calling the phone number listed on the trip advisor announcement as we cannot post web site or email information here. We are willy's tours if you search for us.
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