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Mextreme Travel Whale Shark Tour

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Address: Calle Plutarco Elias Calles s/n, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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whale shark snorkeling adventure

Captain Kenny and first mate Jimmy took our party of 10 out to witness the whale sharks and we had a fantastic day. All 10 in our party were able to swim with a whale shark... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2015
Townville, South Carolina

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Townville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Captain Kenny and first mate Jimmy took our party of 10 out to witness the whale sharks and we had a fantastic day. All 10 in our party were able to swim with a whale shark. Captain Kenny has done this many times and Captains from other boats call him on the radio to find the whale sharks. He is... More 

Thank tomburriss
Fair Oaks, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013

July 14, we experienced a stormy day (not Holbox's fault) that resulted in not seeing the whale sharks. It was a downpour but the tour operator insisted it would be fine. Even the boat mate admitted it was a very bad idea to even go out that day. Once the rain started the whales went below the surface and they... More 

12 Thank SheilaHolley
Philadelphia, PA
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2010

My wife and i are frequent travelers to the caribbean. I know that when you read reviews online you need to read between the lines sometimes so i will stick to a couple of reasons to AVOID Mextreme travel. When we booked the trip with David there was a sign at his storefront in town that said "WE SPEAK ENGLISH!"... More 

16 Thank Snorkeler123
thebackpackers, Owner at Mextreme Travel Whale Shark Tour, responded to this review

Hi Snorkeler, that was your story. Now, let me tell you mine. First of all I believe that if in front of my Office there is written "WE SPEAK ENGLISH" this does not mean that the fishermen with whom we work do as well. However, I am happy that you survived to this nightmer but let me tell you that... More 

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2010

The whale shark tour was well organized, started from 7:30 am, finished at 2:30 p.m. It took 1h of boat ride to reach the whale shark area, then it took us probably one hour more to spot the whale sharks (their fins are hardly visible from distance). After we found them each of us could swam 2 times with the... More 

1 Thank Tomaz81
Eugene, OR.
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2010

Davide Rimoldi helped me plan my 50th b-day trip for myself and 6 friends, and it was fantastic. 2 whale shark excursions...unbelievable...including many close encounters with these beautiful animals, plus manta rays and dolphins. Another day we netted baitfish, then caught bigger fish which the captain and helper made into the freshest most delicious ceviche lunch ever. We snorkled, swam... More 

Thank alisonian50
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2009

Having just returned after a week on Holbox Island and read the only other review on Mextreme, my wife and I had a totally different experience during wildlife/ nature day trips organised by the company. This included three whale-shark watching trips and a number of other excursions. We have been taking wildlife tours longer than we care to remember and... More 

4 Thank ADP38
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2008

On a recent fishing trip to Holbox with my brother-in-law, we worked with a tour company called Mextreme. In talking with them we lined up both a fishing trip and a trip to swim with the Whale Sharks. While the Whale Shark experience was okay, they completely screwed us on the fishing trip. David (or Daveed as he said it)... More 

7 Thank Chaacpol
thebackpackers, owner at Mextreme Travel Whale Shark Tour, responded to this review

Hi, I am David. Well guys I really don't know who you are but according to my records I don't remember to have had such a bad planning. In any case if I am wrong accept my apologize in advance. Nevertheless, next time please step by to tell us personally your feelings (or what went wrong) so that at least... More 

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