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Whale Shark Group Adventure from Isla Holbox

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    Meet your guide and group at Luuma (Holbox) at 7am. Receive a short briefing and all the necessary equipment and enjoy a light breakfast before you head off to the pier and board the boat. Head out into the Gulf of Mexico on a 1 to 2-hour ride to find the whale sharks. On the way, might watch giant manta rays, dolphins, and sea turtles.

    Once you reach the whale shark area, enter the water two at a time with your guide to get to see these extraordinary giants. The whale shark is the biggest fish in the world at 45 feet long (14 meters). Your guide will show you how to observe and even swim with these wonderful creatures while respecting their habitat.

    Then, pick up the catch of the day from a local fisherman to prepare the freshest ceviche. On the way back, stop near Cabo Catoche, the northernmost point of the Yucatan Peninsula where the Caribbean Sea meets the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkel the “cuevones” reef and look for sea turtles, nurse sharks, lobsters, squids, octopi, and other reef fish.

    Finally, head back to Boca Santa Paula, where you can stretch our legs, have a pleasant swim, and enjoy the delicious ceviche. 

    A 45-minute journey brings you back to Isla Holbox.

    Stop At:

    • Yum Balam Reserve, Holbox Island Mexico
    • Punta Mosquito, Holbox Island Mexico
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    LUUMA, Av Damero, Centro, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Boat with GPS
    • Cool drinking water container (please bring your flask)
    • Snorkeling equipment
    • Bilingual guide
    • Light breakfast in Luuma: coffee, tea, fruits, yogurt 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
    • Soda/Pop
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Children under 6 are not allowed
    • Note: Whale shark season is from mid-May to mid-September, but whale sharks might come later to the area
    • 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
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Season starts officialy May 15, but the arrival of whale sharks to the area vary each year.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled 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.
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    Fantastic tour, great guides! Had a wonderful time, great value for the money. Don’t forget to pack lots of Bio sunscreen and take your Dramamine (for real though)
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    To the trip was actually everything we could have hoped for except the pricing. we were concerned that trips to see the whale sharks would be sold out and if we didn't plan ahead we wouldn't get to go. Total misconception. In reality we paid an exorbitant cost online, when
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    Its all about the whale sharks! The boat trip getting there and also back, 2hours+ is a pain in the a...but the few minutes you are able to be with those fish in the water pay for everything. Its a once in a life experience, you are so close to this majestic fish. All the rest
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    This is a once in a lifetime experience, HOWEVER, we were scammed when initially booking this trip and lost around £150. Please be careful of anyone who goes by the name Victor Dorantes, he will most likely never visit Holbox again as he has upset a lot of the local's by pulling
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    We booked the trip with Carlos (guy with dreadlocks) who was justva lovely person that took care uf us. He was actually really excited for us that we had such a great time and never mentioned anything about money. If anyone wants to go swimming with whale sharks, I recommend you
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    By: Holbox Whale Shark Tours
    Elizabeth C
    10
    Willy‘s tours is 100
    Fantastic tour, great guides! Had a wonderful time, great value for the money. Don’t forget to pack lots of Bio
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    Carrie K
    Chicago, Illinois
    12
    Amazing adventure
    To the trip was actually everything we could have hoped for except the pricing. we were concerned that trips to
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    JoefromAustria
    Bregenz, Austria
    3038
    Unforgettable experience
    Its all about the whale sharks! The boat trip getting there and also back, 2hours+ is a pain in the a...but the
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    Kirsty-Amelia
    Skipton, United Kingdom
    820
    Great tour.. BUT - be aware of scammers!!
    This is a once in a lifetime experience, HOWEVER, we were scammed when initially booking this trip and lost around
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    miguelito
    Province of Alicante, Spain
    317
    Awesome experience!
    We booked the trip with Carlos (guy with dreadlocks) who was justva lovely person that took care uf us. He was
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    Sarz
    11
    Amazing!!
    We had Alex as our guide who spoke English so well, was funny and full of knowledge. Pablo our captain was a
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    Rikke R
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    20
    Most amazing day!
    AMAZING EXPERIENCE! We had Julian as our guide who was very good at english and super friendly! We were 10 people
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    Bettewarn
    Morrison, Colorado
    56
    Wonderful snorkel adventure
    We did two snorkel trips with this operation and they were first class. Starting with a light breakfast prior to
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    Said Cherifi
    Ghardaia, Algeria
    11
    The best experience I've ever had!!!
    VIP Holbox, I'm sure they are the best company in organizing Whale Shark tour, starting with a delicious breakfast
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    angelcitygirl
    1123
    Nightmare
    We booked the whale shark / snorkeling/ Punta mosquito trip while staying on Isla Holbox. They took us out in
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