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Holbox Whale Shark Tours

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About Holbox Whale Shark Tours
Holbox Whale Shark Tours offers Both Public & Private VIP Tours to swim with Whale Sharks from both our Original Departure Point "Isla Holbox", as well as our latest departure point "Cancun". We've got a solid 9 year "Safety" record having satisfied 1000's of nature lovers enjoy this experience. Safe for the entire Family! We've got the Best, most comfortable boats & highly experienced Captains & In Water Guides. We are the Tour "Operator" not just a "Ticket Seller". Dont trust just anybody selling tickets to a tour, Go with the Best to satisfy your Whale Shark Dream & to check this off your "Bucket List"!
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

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 30 August 2018 via mobile

This experience was horrible. We were in the boat traveling to the shark site for 2 hours.. when we got there there were dozens of boats. Our “guide” yelled at us to “jump in the water” for a five minute swim up to the shark...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank nina o
amoholbox, SMM at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Are you sure you did the tour with our company? We strongly recommend you check the company you took the tour with and leave this comment with them. The activity is legal but following certain rules. Corraling the shark is not permitted. But not all...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Things to know before going on this tour: 1. Buy organic sunscreen. Don't use regular sunscreen as it is not good for the whale sharks. They filter tons of water through their mouths as they feed on plankton and drinking sunblock juice is not good...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

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

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 20 October 2017 via mobile

We traveled out to sea for quite a while, the captain constantly on radio with other tour guides. After a couple of hours another boat contacts our guide and says they have sighted a whale shark. We traveled another 30 minutes to the location, about...More

Date of experience: June 2017
32  Thank webber101
Reviewed 11 September 2017

All Whale Shark Tour operators charge the same price: 1,800 pesos or a little over $100 U.S. (no one on the island gives the full exchange rate). All boats hold 2 drivers and up to 8 passengers The price for private boats would have been...More

Date of experience: August 2017
7  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

we left early in the morning and saw a lot of dolphins on the way. the captain stopped so we could all enjoy the dolphins, then we continued to spot the whole sharks. when we saw them we jumped to the water with the guide...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank shir1967
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The tour is excellent. Swimming with the Tiburon is fantastic. The stops during the tour are great. Notto miss when in Holbox

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank mch2409
Whale Shark D, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

THANKS for joining us for this AMAZING Adventure

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Even though we did not book the Whale Shark Tour with Willy's (which you absolutely should do it is a once in a lifetime experience) - we did however rent our golf cart there and organize our transfer back home with them. Josue was always...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank helenat974
Whale Shark D, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

GLAD to know everything worked out for your trip to holbox

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