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Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox

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    Stop At: Yum Balam Reserve, Holbox Island Mexico

    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.

    Duration: 7 hours
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The whale shark tour was the highlight of our trip to Holbox. Eddy was very informative and his passion for the whale shark shone through. We were lucky to swim with a whale shark, two at a time with Eddy as our guide. He was...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor’s community! We're glad you enjoyed it!

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    We went on the whale shark tour and had a great experience. Alex was a great guide and we saw many whale sharks. The lunch and ceviche were delicious. Would really recommend!

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    amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you! We're glad you had a great time!

    Reviewed July 16, 2019

    I went with 5 friends (One celebrating her birthday and swimming with the whale sharks was her dream). We met at Luuma (Restaurant) just before 7 AM for check-in, orientation, equipment distribution ( I brought a mask and snorkel. They provided fins and flotation device...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

    Reviewed July 11, 2019

    We had a great day with this group. Eddie was our guide and Christian was the driver. They did everything to make our trip as enjoyable as possible. They could not have been more accommodating. There were 4 of us. If you can afford to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

    Reviewed July 10, 2019

    Had a great time on this nearly all-day trip, starting at 7am and not getting back until 3. Alex was our charming and knowledgeable guide, fluent in both Spanish and English. Each of my family members had an up-close and personal moment with the whale...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    amoholbox, SMM at VIP Holbox Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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    DramaLlama72
    May 10, 2019|
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    Response from Flo1887 |
    We have been 10 people on the boat plus 2 staffmember
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    August 3, 2018|
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    Response from Giuliana C | Reviewed this property |
    I suggest you book in advance. I think they take credit card. they are the best company in the area.
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    vleka2018
    May 20, 2018|
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    Response from amoholbox | Property representative |
    By regulations you swim two times. The trip will depend on how far whale shark are at the moment. The trip is 6 to 8 hours aprox. Boats will take up to 10 people, unless you hire a private boat.
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