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Holbox Whale Shark Tours

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Av Damero 310 | Luuma, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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This was the most depressing trip I have ever been on.

We traveled out to sea for quite a while, the captain constantly on radio with other tour guides... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
webber101
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Houston, Texas
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Rushed but Excellent Once-In-A-Lifetime

All Whale Shark Tour operators charge the same price: 1,800 pesos or a little over $100 U.S. (no... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
ssuga
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Redondo Beach
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Holbox Whale Shark Tours offers Both Public & Private VIP Tours to swim with Whale Sharks from both our Original Departure Point "Isla Holbox", as well as our latest departure point "Cancun". We've got a solid 9 year "Safety" record having satisfied 1000's of nature lovers enjoy this experience. Safe for the entire Family! We've got the Best, most comfortable boats & highly experienced Captains & In Water Guides. We are the Tour "Operator" not just a "Ticket Seller". Dont trust just anybody selling tickets to a tour, Go with the Best to satisfy your Whale Shark Dream & to check this off your "Bucket List"!
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Av Damero 310 | Luuma, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We traveled out to sea for quite a while, the captain constantly on radio with other tour guides. After a couple of hours another boat contacts our guide and says they have sighted a whale shark. We traveled another 30 minutes to the location, about...More

11  Thank webber101
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

All Whale Shark Tour operators charge the same price: 1,800 pesos or a little over $100 U.S. (no one on the island gives the full exchange rate). All boats hold 2 drivers and up to 8 passengers The price for private boats would have been...More

2  Thank ssuga
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

we left early in the morning and saw a lot of dolphins on the way. the captain stopped so we could all enjoy the dolphins, then we continued to spot the whole sharks. when we saw them we jumped to the water with the guide...More

1  Thank shir1967
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

The tour is excellent. Swimming with the Tiburon is fantastic. The stops during the tour are great. Notto miss when in Holbox

1  Thank mch2409
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Whale Shark D, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

THANKS for joining us for this AMAZING Adventure

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Even though we did not book the Whale Shark Tour with Willy's (which you absolutely should do it is a once in a lifetime experience) - we did however rent our golf cart there and organize our transfer back home with them. Josue was always...More

1  Thank helena t
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Whale Shark D, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

GLAD to know everything worked out for your trip to holbox

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The boat was organised well, safety is taken seriously and we felt ready. The Whale sharks are amazing creatures, somehow they must be used to the tourists by now. We got to swim with other large sea creatures, the ray was the cherry on the...More

1  Thank emily7duncan
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Whale Shark D, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks for joining us we are happy to know of your satisfaction

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We were in a family summer vacation and decided to go to Holbox Island. It is 2 hours from Cancún but it is worthwhile the trip. We stayed at Las Nubes and took the local Whale Shark tour recommended by the hotel. We book it...More

1  Thank margaritap99
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Whale Shark D, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

thanks for joining us on HOLBOX where the Whale Shark Tours began in 2004

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

It was an amazing experience to swim with whale sharks in the Caribbean Sea and to see some of the other impressive flora and fauna that the sea and the Gulf of Mexico have to offer. But the price is steep (1800 pesos pp) and...More

3  Thank chlofo
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Whale Shark D, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

YES its a longer boat ride from HOLBOX than from Cancun. It all depends where you are staying. HOLBOX is the origin of the Whale Shark Adventure and still retains the charm of departing from HOLBOX.

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

I did it, so I am as guilty as anyone else, but, after doing it, and seeing the way tour operators run the business and after talking with some of them and members of the "cooperative", this is what people needs to know about this...More

15  Thank Etienne T
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Whale Shark D, Owner at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thak you for your comments. YES its gotten very crowded in the Whale Shark areas. The Mex Govt does set rules for engagement. its an exxageration 350 permits its really only 160 between Cancun, Isla Mujeres & Holbox. Yes some days are abit crowded others...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

More than just a whale shark tour! Although the whale sharks were incredible just by themselves! We got to swim with several whale sharks. There were a lot of boats in one area, however there was also plenty of sharks to go around! On our...More

5  Thank Charleymack2
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Sari P, Guest Relations Manager at Holbox Whale Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Dear Charley. Thank you for your comment and recommending us. We are happy you had such a great day. Hope to see you back on Holbox some day. Kind regards, Sari Holbox whale shark tours/VIP Holbox

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mali7
2 March 2018|
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Response from Whale Shark D | Property representative |
Best services provided by Holbox Adventure you can find them on the web
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Logan M
17 August 2017|
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Response from Whale Shark D | Property representative |
still good but late in season & sept all depends on the weather. Last day is Sept 17
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dlralph
22 April 2017|
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Response from Whale Shark D | Property representative |
Season really does NOT open until JUne 1 & Highest Concentration of Whale Sharks is JULY & AUGUST. No Surfing here at all its the Gulf of Mexico No Big waves
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