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Whale Shark Group Adventure from Isla Holbox

  • Whale shark snorkeling excursion from Isla Holbox
  • Ride a boat in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Swim alongside the world’s largest fish
Whale Shark Group Adventure from Isla Holbox
From USD 150.00
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Whale Shark Group Adventure from Isla Holbox
From USD 150.00

During your vacation on Isla Holbox, don't miss swimming with whale sharks. This gentle creature measures up to 45 feet long (14 meters) and is considered the largest fish in the world. During your boat trip, search for manta rays, dolphins and sea turtles. Then pop into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico to swim side-by-side with whale sharks in their natural habitat. Snorkel gear and wetsuit are included along with a light breakfast, lunch and fish ceviche.

What to Expect

Meet your guide and group at Restaurante Luuma in Holbox at 7am. Receive a short briefing and all the necessary equipment and enjoy a light breakfast before you head off to the pier and board the boat. Head out into the Gulf of Mexico on a 1- to 2-hour ride to find the whale sharks. On the way, keep your eyes peeled for giant manta rays, dolphins, and sea turtles.

Once you reach the whale shark area, enter the water two at a time with your guide to get to see these extraordinary giants. The whale shark is the biggest fish in the world at 45 feet long (14 meters. Your guide will show you how to observe and even swim with these wonderful creatures while respecting their habitat.

Afterward, pickup the catch of the day from a local fisherman to prepare the freshest ceviche. On the way back, stop near Cabo Catoche, the northernmost point of the Yucatan Peninsula where the Caribbean Sea officially meets the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkel the “cuevones” reef and look for sea turtles, nurse sharks, lobsters, squids, octopi, and other reef fish.

Finally, head back to Boca Santa Paula, where you can stretch our legs, have a pleasant swim, and enjoy the delicious ceviche. 

A 45-minute journey brings you back to Isla Holbox.

Reviews (49)
1 - 5 of 47 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2018
Highly recommend

Our captain was great. The guide was amazing (handsome/knowledgable/kind). In an overwhelming atmosphere of options, Willy's delivered with such a great person at the booth to let us know the option, having good value and providing such diverse activities in one day.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Katrina M
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile
A long boat ride for a small reward

The people with us who were not divers and haven't spent much time in tropics seas, they were lit up and estatic. I'm a seasoned diver and found it hohum. I did it for Sue. The staff was great and I had a good time.

3  Thank Addison B
Reviewed 26 June 2018
Great adventure !

This is a great trip for adults, not neccesaraly children (under 14) because you have to swim with the whale shark. You have to come early in the Season (Late June) or July so that you see several sharks, we found about a dozen and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Adrian1970
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile
Great adventure!

We were in a family summer vacation and decided to go to Holbox Island. It is 2 hours from Cancún but it is worthwhile the trip. We stayed at Las Nubes and took the local Whale Shark tour recommended by the hotel. We book it...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank margaritap99
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This review is for VIP Holbox which recently acquired Holbox Whale Shark tours. The entire experience was excellent. The guide and captain were great, the equipment was good and they made us the guests a priority and made sure we had a good experience, We...More

Date of experience: July 2016
4  Thank Lisa D
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