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Kayaking Tour Through the Mangroves in Isla Holbox provided by VIP Holbox Experience

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Kayaking Tour Through the Mangroves in Isla Holbox

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • 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
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover parts of Isla Holbox that you might otherwise miss during a kayak tour of the island’s wildlife-rich mangroves. Calm and shallow waters ensure smooth paddling, making this trip ideal for travelers with little to no kayaking experience. With luck, spot exotic birds, crocodiles, and flamingos.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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    Stop: 3 hours
    Upon arrival, you will get your double kayak and receive a briefing to start the tour. Paddle through these amazing mangroves which are home to different types of bird species that live on the coast. You may even be able to spot some crocodiles basking on the banks of the channels and you might also be able to see flamingos, depending on the season. In the mangroves, the water is calm and relaxing and you can hear the songs from the birds. Your professional guide will provide you with information about the flora and fauna you see to enhance your experience. Your kayaking adventure is divided in two parts of 45 minutes each. After the first half, you will stop to rest and have some water before you continue your way back to the departing point. 
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Highlights
  • An ideal choice for nature and wildlife lovers
  • Discover parts of the island that are inaccessible in larger boats
  • Increase your chances of spotting wildlife with a guide
  • Explore the mangroves in an eco-friendly, non-motorized boat
Important Information
Departure Point
VIP Holbox, Av Damero esq, Carito SN, Isla, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico Villas Tiburon by The Beach, Calle Paseo Kuka KM. 1, Zona Hotelera, 77310 Isla Holbox, Q.R., Mexico
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Double kayaks
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, insect repellent, a hat, biodegradable sunscreen and a camera
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 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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Sonia M wrote a review Aug 2020
Boca Raton, Florida1 contribution
What a joyful day we had. Kayak through the mangroves, glassy clear water and saw the pink flamingos. The organized and super friendly staff made our experience even more pleasant! Definitely recommend it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor’s community and your recommendation! We love flamingos!
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Sarah M wrote a review Apr 2020
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Gustavo was a fantastic guide who offered so much detailed local knowledge. It was just 3 of us on his tour and we had the place to ourselves as we left early in the morning. He went at our pace and we saw so much amazing wildlife while also getting a little bit of a workout :)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Thank you for leaving a comment! We are glad you had a great time with Gustavo!
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Kate C wrote a review Mar 2020
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We went with Willy and it was great!!! he is a local and very well educated about the sea and the stars
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Responded 15 Mar 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience!
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Emre D wrote a review Mar 2020
Berlin, Germany9 contributions
We went on the trip with Willy in a little group of 3 cayaks. It was very nice he told us a lot of background information about flora and fauna, we also saw a few crocodiles! 100% recommend
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Responded 15 Mar 2020
Thanks for leaving a review! We are glad you enjoyed it!
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Rottn01 wrote a review Feb 2020
Calgary202 contributions52 helpful votes
Excellent tour provided by our tour guide Lalo. He was an avid birdwatcher and a from a local family. He was able to provide our small group (6) with so much inside information about the island, birds and culture. The tour was an easy paddle mostly through the mangroves and a
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Travfam305
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Great Service
We booked the whale shark tour with VIP Holbox experience as well as transport from the airport to the island throu
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sabritree
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Unforgettable
Swimming with whale sharks was a bucket list item for me and these folks did not disappoint. They balance concern
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Emsnyder2
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Great Crew & Plenty of Whale Sharks!
Amazing experience! Willy (boat captain) and the crew were excellent. The journey out was long (about two hours) bu
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Greg P
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Whale sharks and Cabo Catoche!
Excellent experience, definitely recommended. Thank you for Edier for being a great guide and for the unforgettabl
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2fromMexico
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Bioluminescence in Holbox
Alex was the best tour guide, he took good care of us. He made sure we enjoyed and got the most out of our tour. Th
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Dean K
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Whale Shark Tour and Transfers
Just wanted to say how satisfied we were with Willi and everyone with VIP Holbox Whale Shard Tours and Transfers.
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Banita03
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Whale Shark!!
If you have doubts about this your being too demanding, scary, etc...the VIP staff are just the right agency for yo
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I1409HGrodrigoo
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Amazing Whale Shark Adventure with VIP Holbox
When looking for activities and tours in Holbox, don't look elsewhere! VIP Holbox's service is excellent and the en
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mhsbaseball
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Amazing and Totally Covid Safe
SAFE! Exceptional service. Excellent adventure. Swam with tons of whale sharks and a manta ray! Stopped for a
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kkfido
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Great trip, great guide!
This trip was awesome. Plenty of time to take in the sites. Our guide was fantastic and knew so much about the area
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KimberlyaStephens
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Great tour with a great experience company
This was our second adventure experience using VIP Holbox and it did not disappoint. Last year we did the late nigh
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281callel
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Best tours on Holbox!
We did both the classic three island and the kayaking tour (and this was our first time in a kayake) with VIP. It w
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Pioneer29430442734
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VIP Holbox is wonderful! Three Points tour is a great time!
We recently visited Holbox and booked the Classic Three Points Tour through VIP Holbox. We had a wonderful time dur
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chrisbalazs416
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Nice day trip
We did the 3 Island Tour on our 2nd day in Holbox. We were picked up from our Hotel and brought to the beach, hopp
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rogersscot
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Great experience, wonderful guides
We took both the guided kayaking trip and a private 3 island boat tour. We had two different guides. Both experienc
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