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VIP Holbox Experience

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VIP Holbox Experience offers the best tours and activities on Holbox island. We count with professional and highly trained team and the best boats of the island to guarantee a safe and extraordinary experience, in full respect of nature.
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Calle Igualdad s/n, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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+52 984 875 2107
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Even if everything was perfectly organised, the trip to see whale sharks is very long (two hours full speed each way) and when you get there you are surrounded by tenths of boats trying to send clients swiming with a small number of sharks. All...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for leaving a review. We are sorry you feel disappointed. This season whale sharks stayed further than other years and the trip to see them is longer. For some people, it is worth it. But we understand that's not for everybody. Regarding the...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

I want to start off by saying that the Whale Shark tour superseded all my expectations and that VIP Holbox was very prefessional. Since we got to LUUMA Cafe we were given a warm welcome; breakfast (apples, granola which was the best I have ever...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience in such a detail! And we would love to have that pic! Share it in TripAdvisor or Facebook, please!!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went on that tour on august 21 2018. It took 2h30 hours to get to the whale shark location. There was at least a 100 other boats there and only a few whales to see. We were there for at least a hour and...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry you got sick. We offer Dramamine during breakfast because many suffer from seasickness (I do). In general, that helps a lot.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Been on a couple of Whale Shark tours now, this was the best: excellent breakfast (some don't offer any), dramamine for motion sickness (recommended!) and biodegradable suncream. Stopped to pick up freshly caught fish for the ceviche lunch (which was very good) YMMV on how...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience! I'm sure the community of TripAdvisor will appreciate your tips.

Reviewed 26 August 2018

My whale shark/snorkeling tour was an inspiring experience! Vicente and Christiano were terrific guides: they were knowledgeable, helpful, and fun. Most importantly they were attentive to the safety and needs of both the passengers and whale sharks. They knew many of us tourists had only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you very much for your comment! We are glad you had such a nice experience.

Reviewed 25 August 2018

The Whaleshark tour at VIP Holbox was a very organized tour, people are very friendly our whale shark guide Eddie and boat Capitan Fernando were very good at their jobs. The safety presentation prior to leaving to ensure we did not endanger the whale sharks...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with the community. This year the whale sharks are further than other years and that makes the trip longer. The conditions of the sea also affect the time that it takes to get there. We know it could be...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We booked two trips through VIP Holbox (Kayaking in the Mangroves and the Three Island Boat Tour) and on both occasions Willie was our guide. He was incredibly informative and knowledgable about everything we saw, from the cenotes, to the bird on Bird Island and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor’s community! We're glad you had such a great time! See you next time for whale sharks!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Very professional and friendly staff made our tour the star of our vacation to Hollbox, they have knowledge and work to protect the environment and make you enjoy the swim with shark whale, even though if you don't know how to swim.

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Date of experience: August 2018
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amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor’s community! We're glad you had such a great time!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

If you've ever heard David Attenborough talk about the mangrove being the nursery for fish and a refuge for birds, you'll really "hear" his voice in your head while paddling through the mangrove. We saw tens of juvenile stingrays passing under the kayaks, more varieties...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for your comment! Lalo really loves birds!!! And he knows more about them than anybody on the island, I promise!

Reviewed 18 August 2018

August, 15th : very bad experience this day with our 'guide' Gustavo.Iit all started very well and promising with pick up on time at the hotel, nice breakfast in a nice place, briefing by Gustavo about our journey. He seemed very caring and passioned by...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for leaving a comment. We are sorry you did not enjoy the trip. The activity of swimming with whale sharks are regulated by the Government. That is to say, it is not exclusive, but the number of boats is limited. The goverment carried...More

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