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Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox provided by VIP Holbox Experience

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    LUUMA
    Av Damero, Centro, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico
    See address & details
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    Yum Balam Reserve
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    You will meet with your guide and group at the local restaurant Luuma (one block away from the tour operator's office) in Isla Holbox at 7am. There, you will have a small briefing and get all the necessary equipment. You will also enjoy a light breakfast to have a great start. Then, you will walk to the pier, where the boat is waiting to start the journey to find the whale sharks. The trip will take you between one and two hours and you may find different species on the way (if you see a giant manta and its behavior permits it, you can also swim with this harmless creature). Once in the area, you will swim by the whale shark in groups of two plus the guide, for safety reasons and to ensure you get the best experience. On the way back, you will stop near Cabo Catoche to snorkel the "cuevones" reef and maybe see sea turtles, nurse sharks, lobsters, squids, octopuses, and different reef fish. During the journey, you will get some catch of the day from a fisherman and prepare the freshest ceviche. Finally, you will go to Santa Paula, where you can stretch your legs, have a pleasant swim and enjoy the ceviche. From this point, you have a 45-minute journey back to Holbox.
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  • You'll end at
    Muelle Tiburon Ballena
    Isla Holbox 32, 77508 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
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Important Information
Departure Point
LUUMA, Av Damero, Centro, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico
Duration
7h
Return Details
Muelle Tiburon Ballena, Isla Holbox 32, 77508 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Inclusions
  • Boat with GPS.
  • Cool water and sodas.
  • Snorkeling equipment.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Light breakfast in Luuma: coffee, tea, fruits, yoghurt 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.
  • Entry/Admission - Yum Balam Reserve
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Flask / bottle (we provide cold water in a large recipient)
  • Taxi to / from meeting point
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 10 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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sabritree wrote a review Sep 2020
New York City, New York9 contributions3 helpful votes
Swimming with whale sharks was a bucket list item for me and these folks did not disappoint. They balance concern for the whale sharks and wildlife with ensuring you have a good time. Krisna, our guide, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The ceviche was SO GOOD. I highly
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Emily wrote a review Aug 2020
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Amazing experience! Willy (boat captain) and the crew were excellent. The journey out was long (about two hours) but well worth it, we saw about 15-20 whales. Swimming next to them was incredible! Then we went about another hour back towards Holbox where we snorkeled for 30 min
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Greg P wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York6 contributions8 helpful votes
Excellent experience, definitely recommended. Thank you for Edier for being a great guide and for the unforgettable adventure.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Rodrigo O wrote a review Jul 2020
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When looking for activities and tours in Holbox, don't look elsewhere! VIP Holbox's service is excellent and the entire experience was impeccable. Our family of 5 went on the Whale Shark Tour and had one of the best experiences ever. This is our 2nd Whale Shark tour, last year
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Thank you for sharing your experience! We know that sometimes it looks as if all companies offer the same thing, but we know that is not true. We are glad you had such a great time!
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Geri J wrote a review Sep 2019
Lynnwood, Washington48 contributions9 helpful votes
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I was super worried and had some anxiety about jumping in the ocean with the whale sharks. Our guide Eddie was amazing-he was right there waiting for me when I jumped in and helped me have the most incredible experience-the man is amazing!!! Our entire experience was absolutely
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Date of experience: September 2019
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