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Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox

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You'll start at
LUUMA
Av Damero, Centro, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico
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    Yum Balam Reserve
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    You will meet with your guide and group at the local restaurant Luuma (one block away from the tour operator's office) in Isla Holbox at 7am. There, you will have a small briefing and get all the necessary equipment. You will also enjoy a light breakfast to have a great start. Then, you will walk to the pier, where the boat is waiting to start the journey to find the whale sharks. The trip will take you between one and two hours and you may find different species on the way (if you see a giant manta and its behavior permits it, you can also swim with this harmless creature). Once in the area, you will swim by the whale shark in groups of two plus the guide, for safety reasons and to ensure you get the best experience. On the way back, you will stop near Cabo Catoche to snorkel the "cuevones" reef and maybe see sea turtles, nurse sharks, lobsters, squids, octopuses, and different reef fish. During the journey, you will get some catch of the day from a fisherman and prepare the freshest ceviche. Finally, you will go to Santa Paula, where you can stretch your legs, have a pleasant swim and enjoy the ceviche. From this point, you have a 45-minute journey back to Holbox.
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You'll end at
Muelle Tiburon Ballena
Isla Holbox 32, 77508 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
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Important Information
Departure Point
LUUMA, Av Damero, Centro, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico
Duration
7h
Return Details
Muelle Tiburon Ballena, Isla Holbox 32, 77508 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Inclusions
  • Boat with GPS.
  • Cool water and sodas.
  • Snorkeling equipment.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Light breakfast in Luuma: coffee, tea, fruits, yoghurt 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.
  • Entry/Admission - Yum Balam Reserve
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Flask / bottle (we provide cold water in a large recipient)
  • Taxi to / from meeting point
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 6 years old are not allowed.
  • Season starts officialy May 15, but the arrival of whale sharks to the area vary each year.
  • 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
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
57Reviews
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Geri J wrote a review Sep 2019
37 contributions7 helpful votes
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I was super worried and had some anxiety about jumping in the ocean with the whale sharks. Our guide Eddie was amazing-he was right there waiting for me when I jumped in and helped me have the most incredible experience-the man is amazing!!! Our entire experience was absolutely
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from amoholbox, SMM at Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox
Responded 16 Nov 2019
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Kim J wrote a review Aug 2019
30 contributions10 helpful votes
My friend I went with this was her wish list to tick, I was just going along for the fun of it. So with that I had no expectations of this kind of trip. I was honestly happy to splash with a turtle. I felt that the guide we had was knowledgeable, and experienced. I have been a
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from amoholbox, SMM at Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox
Responded 30 Aug 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor’s community! We're glad we helped to create one of your favorite days in your years on this planet!!.
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Natalia G wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions
My sister and I visited Holbox last week and had already booked this tour weeks in advance. The island is truly a paradise and the tour topped it off. Our guide was Gustavo from VIP Holbox, and we couldn’t have gotten a better guide for this magical experience. He is so
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from amoholbox, SMM at Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox
Responded 30 Aug 2019
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chellef_1405 wrote a review Aug 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The whale shark tour was the highlight of our trip to Holbox. Eddy was very informative and his passion for the whale shark shone through. We were lucky to swim with a whale shark, two at a time with Eddy as our guide. He was there to make sure we carried out his instructions
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from amoholbox, SMM at Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox
Responded 5 Aug 2019
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Lythia T wrote a review Jul 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
We went on the whale shark tour and had a great experience. Alex was a great guide and we saw many whale sharks. The lunch and ceviche were delicious. Would really recommend!
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Response from amoholbox, SMM at Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox
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About the operator
By: VIP Holbox Experience
Kathleen S
Winston Salem, North Carolina
37
Amazing day with Edy
Edy took us places that were beautiful and not crowded. We saw several other tours and it was clear that we had
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sir_muc
Munich, Germany
31
Just excellent
We took a tour with Alex and he was paddling through the mangroves with us. He was super friendly, knows the place
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RaeJ-07
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
62
A VIP Experience in Every Way
This is the 4th trip with Willy and his staff. Our fishing experience with Edy was absolutely outstanding! Edy
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Karin E
10
Kayak in the mangrove
Such a nice tour! We saw flamingos, mantas, stingrays, crocodile and a lot of birds! Our guide Alexander was the
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Trey M
10
Amazing trip through the mangroves
VIP Holbox was a wonderful guide service for our trip through the mangroves. Our guide Lalo, was the perfect guide
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doveydovey
2111
Kayak to the mangroves! Pink Flamingos!
The trip out with Alex two weeks ago was fabulous! Knowledgeable, dedicated guide who truly appreciates the
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Arne N
10
Excellent boattrip!
A lot of information about every bird, fish, island, ... Very friendly and gentile guide! We asked to Go nearby
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JmalickNYC
Brooklyn, New York
114
Cabo Catoche with VIP Holbox
Fantastic day aboard our private boat trip with VIP Holbox. The fishing was a ton of fun for the whole family and
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Danielle W
10
Great experience
We wanted to go on a three island tour that was suitable for our toddler. The guide in the agency was very helpful
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Steven A.
Chicago, Illinois
11716
Truly VIP!
VIP Holbox is GREAT! They were very professional, super friendly, accommodating, and extremely knowledgeable.
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