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Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox

Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox

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Holbox, Mexico
Safety measures
icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Safety measures
icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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Safety measures
icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Snorkel alongside docile whale sharks during this eco-adventure on Isla Holbox. With your local guides, board a boat and set off in search of these gentle giants, keeping a lookout for other species like giant manta rays and sea turtles as you cruise. Slip into the water in pairs with a knowledgeable guide and swim with the world's largest fish, which can grow up to 45 feet (14 meters) long. On the way back to shore, stop near Cabo Catoche to snorkel the 'cuevones' reef. Continue to Santa Paula to go swimming and enjoy freshly caught ceviche before returning to Holbox. Use of all equipment, breakfast and snacks are included.
  • Snorkel with whale sharks off Isla Holbox
  • Overseen by a guide who is an expert in whale shark behavior
  • See other animals like sea turtles, manta rays and octopi
  • Light breakfast and fresh ceviche are included
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Boat with GPS.
Cool water and sodas.
Snorkeling equipment.
Bilingual guide.
Light breakfast in Luuma: coffee, tea, fruits, yoghurt and sweet buns.
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.
Gratuities
Flask / bottle (we provide cold water in a large recipient)
Taxi to / from meeting point

Departure Point

Av. Damero, Centro, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Isla Holbox 32, 77508 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VIP Holbox Experience

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox.

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  • "Excellent staff, boats are as comfortable as a small boat can be." See review

Reviews

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star-5
George was an excellent guide and the trip was wonderful
Sandro_G
, Sep 2021
George was an excellent guide and the trip was wonderful. We were snorkeling with a whale shark, have had a delicious lunch (the beach there was not the nicest) and all were happy
star-5
WOW just WOW
Victoria_P
, Jun 2021
Amazing trip, once in a lifetime experience. The crew, Willy and Christian were exceptional and I would highly recommend this tour operator. We loved every second, thank you.
star-4
Excellent day....
LATraveler88
, Aug 2018
Overall this was an A experience. The only suggestion is that they cut out the ‘lagoon’ break at the end of the trip and add a 3rd encounter with the whale sharks or just get back to the dock earlier. Excellent staff, boats are as comfortable as a small boat can be. Food is adequate. Note- ticket says meet them at 630..... it’s actually 7am so don’t rush to get there earlier.
star-5
Memorable
Amelie_P
, Aug 2021
Super tour avec VIP Holbox, notre guide Gustavo est clairement passionné par son emploi et vous fait passer une journée inoubliable!!! Nous avons pu voir les requins baleines et en apprendre plus sur ces espèces.
star-5
Ravie
Flavie_C
, Aug 2021
Gustavio et sont capitaine de bateaux étaient juste incroyable… nous avons passé un magnifique moment . Il nous a raconté une histoire et pas juste mis dans l’eau avec es requins baleine . Juste waouh !!!!

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