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Mawimbi Whale Sharks Tour

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Calle Igualdad Lote 1, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
+52 984 875 2003
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Mawimbi whale shark tour really does it right. I've done it before so I have something to compare... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Los Angeles, California
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The Most Amazing Whale Shark Tour

The Mawimbi whale shark tour exceeded our expectations. Our captain, Gabo and guide, Liz met us at... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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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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Calle Igualdad Lote 1, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 September 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

Thank AuntOswald
Reviewed 23 August 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

1  Thank TupelohoneyCO
Reviewed 7 August 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

Thank paulgammill
Reviewed 5 August 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

Thank Piero D
Reviewed 28 July 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

Thank Delia P
Reviewed 25 July 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

1  Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Gabo was an outstanding captain and spotted dolphins, manta rays, turtles and other sea life on the way to and from whale sharks. He made sure everyone felt safe and had a great experience! Truly the fastest boat on the island and mawimbi cares about...More

1  Thank Mary G
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We just did this tour and it was amazing! When we were booking a tour we looked at a number of different options, but ultimately went with this one because we could book through our hotel, mawimbi. Our original hesitation was just that this tour...More

Thank Chelsea M
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I went on this tour last week, I booked Mawimbi specifically after reading other reviews here that said its the fastest boat on the island, and at the beach I learned that it is quite the local conversation piece with its twin 300HP engines. Its...More

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

As we planned our vacation, the mawimbi whale shark tour became our top highlight and we were really looking forward to experience this adventure. At the hotel, many other guest also recommended this trip so we decided to spend the 150 US Dollars. And it...More

4  Thank Valérie M
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