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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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    LUUMA, Av Damero, Centro, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    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 travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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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    My friend I went with this was her wish list to tick, I was just going along for the fun of it. So with that I had no expectations of this kind of trip. I was honestly happy to splash with a turtle. I felt that the guide we had was knowledgeable, and experienced. I have been a
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    Response from amoholbox, SMM at Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox
    Responded 30 Aug 2019
    Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor’s community! We're glad we helped to create one of your favorite days in your years on this planet!!.
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    My sister and I visited Holbox last week and had already booked this tour weeks in advance. The island is truly a paradise and the tour topped it off. Our guide was Gustavo from VIP Holbox, and we couldn’t have gotten a better guide for this magical experience. He is so
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    Response from amoholbox, SMM at Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox
    Responded 30 Aug 2019
    Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor’s community! We're glad you had such a great time!
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    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 there to make sure we carried out his instructions
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    Response from amoholbox, SMM at Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox
    Responded 5 Aug 2019
    Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor’s community! We're glad you enjoyed it!
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    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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    Response from amoholbox, SMM at Whale Shark and Snorkeling Adventure from Isla Holbox
    Responded 5 Aug 2019
    Thank you! We're glad you had a great time!
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    • Duration: 7h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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