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Kayaking Tour Through the Mangroves in Isla Holbox provided by VIP Holbox Experience

Kayaking Tour Through the Mangroves in Isla Holbox

Kayaking Tour Through the Mangroves in Isla Holbox
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Discover parts of Isla Holbox that you might otherwise miss during a kayak tour of the island’s wildlife-rich mangroves. Calm and shallow waters ensure smooth paddling, making this trip ideal for travelers with little to no kayaking experience. With luck, spot exotic birds, crocodiles, and flamingos.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
An ideal choice for nature and wildlife lovers
Discover parts of the island that are inaccessible in larger boats
Increase your chances of spotting wildlife with a guide
Explore the mangroves in an eco-friendly, non-motorized boat
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17342P6
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Double kayaks • Bottled water
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
VIP Holbox, Av Damero esq, Carito SN, Isla, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico This is our office. We can meet here and we will take you to our kayaks. You'll have to be there 15 minutes before departure time. Let us know if you chose this option.
Villas Tiburon by The Beach, Calle Paseo Kuka KM. 1, Zona Hotelera, 77310 Isla Holbox, Q.R., Mexico Our kayaks are between Villas Tiburón and Villas Flamingo. The system forces us to choose a hotel, but it is some meters ahead Villas Tiburón, some meters before Villas Flamingo. You'll see our colorful kayaks. Let us know if you choose this option
Inclusions
Professional guide • Double kayaks • Bottled water
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Departure details
VIP Holbox, Av Damero esq, Carito SN, Isla, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico This is our office. We can meet here and we will take you to our kayaks. You'll have to be there 15 minutes before departure time. Let us know if you chose this option.
Villas Tiburon by The Beach, Calle Paseo Kuka KM. 1, Zona Hotelera, 77310 Isla Holbox, Q.R., Mexico Our kayaks are between Villas Tiburón and Villas Flamingo. The system forces us to choose a hotel, but it is some meters ahead Villas Tiburón, some meters before Villas Flamingo. You'll see our colorful kayaks. Let us know if you choose this option
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age is 6 years
It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit, insect repellent, a hat, biodegradable sunscreen and a camera
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
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    VIP Holbox Experience
    Stop: 3 hours
    Upon arrival, you will get your double kayak and receive a briefing to start the tour. Paddle through these amazing mangroves which are home to different types of bird species that live on the coast. You may even be able to spot some crocodiles basking on the banks of the channels and you might also be able to see flamingos, depending on the season. In the mangroves, the water is calm and relaxing and you can hear the songs from the birds. Your professional guide will provide you with information about the flora and fauna you see to enhance your experience. Your kayaking adventure is divided in two parts of 45 minutes each. After the first half, you will stop to rest and have some water before you continue your way back to the departing point. 
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jmorgan2608
Westland, MI20 contributions
We had a nice time
My husband and I took the 8 a.m kayaking tour through the Mangroves with Daniel. VIP Holbox picked us up from our hotel which was nice and convenient. Daniel provided good instructions on how to navigate the kayak and was incredibly passionate about the Mangroves which we really appreciated. We learned so much about the Mangroves that day that we wouldn't have gained had we kayaked alone. I would definitely suggest going with an experience guide that knows the area, it could be easy to get lost especially if your focus is on the scenery. You don't have to be an experienced kayaker to enjoy this tour, just have to have an interest and love for nature, peaceful mornings and ecology
Written 4 March 2021
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Written 28 May 2021
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Sonia M
Boca Raton, FL1 contribution
A must to do! Great experience
Aug 2020 • Couples
What a joyful day we had. Kayak through the mangroves, glassy clear water and saw the pink flamingos. The organized and super friendly staff made our experience even more pleasant! Definitely recommend it.
Written 29 August 2020
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Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor’s community and your recommendation! We love flamingos!
Written 18 October 2020
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Sarah M
2 contributions
Amazing tour! Would 100% recommend!
Mar 2020
Gustavo was a fantastic guide who offered so much detailed local knowledge. It was just 3 of us on his tour and we had the place to ourselves as we left early in the morning. He went at our pace and we saw so much amazing wildlife while also getting a little bit of a workout :)
Written 18 April 2020
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Thank you for leaving a comment! We are glad you had a great time with Gustavo!
Written 19 October 2020
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Kate C
1 contribution
bio luminescence tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
We went with Willy and it was great!!! he is a local and very well educated about the sea and the stars
Written 15 March 2020
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Written 16 March 2020
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Emre D
Berlin, Germany14 contributions
Awesome trip
We went on the trip with Willy in a little group of 3 cayaks. It was very nice he told us a lot of background information about flora and fauna, we also saw a few crocodiles! 100% recommend
Written 14 March 2020
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Written 16 March 2020
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Rottn01
Calgary202 contributions
Highly recommend!!
Jan 2020
Excellent tour provided by our tour guide Lalo. He was an avid birdwatcher and a from a local family. He was able to provide our small group (6) with so much inside information about the island, birds and culture. The tour was an easy paddle mostly through the mangroves and a little on the open sea. It was very calm and serene. We saw so many different birds (Blue/White Herons, flamingos, Ospreys, Roseate Spoonbill, Hawks, Cormorants, Pelicans) and a crocodile! I would highly recommend!
Written 27 February 2020
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Written 16 March 2020
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Dsuchoski
Holbox Island, Mexico1 contribution
Tranquil kayaking upriver inland
Feb 2020
I went with my wife, our 11-year-old daughter, and a family friend. We shared two double kayaks. Alex was our guide. He led us paddling along the beachside to the river entry. From there we went inland among the Mangrove trees. It was quite peaceful and fairly easy paddling. Alex told us about the many types of birds, including some flamingoes (which are not there in large numbers until the summertime). We also saw a young crocodile - approx. 1.5 meters in length. It was a pleasant and informative excursion!
Written 25 February 2020
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Thanks for sharing your experience. We are glad you had a good time!
Written 16 March 2020
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Trey M
1 contribution
Amazing trip through the mangroves
Jan 2020
VIP Holbox was a wonderful guide service for our trip through the mangroves. Our guide Lalo, was the perfect guide for my wife and I who are avid bird watchers. We will request his services on our next trip which are already planning.
Thank you VIP Holbox.
Written 30 January 2020
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Thank you for sharing your experience! See you soon!!
Written 16 March 2020
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Banana-Traveller37
London, UK19 contributions
Kayaking in Mangroves & 3 Island Tour
Aug 2019 • Family
We (2 adults & 13 yr old) did both these tours.
Kayaking was with guide Alex & we loved it. Very knowledgeable. We saw different birds & the flamingos. We went early morning & it was the tranquility of the Mangroves that was so nice. We went in twos. Our daughter with the guide. Moderate amount of work. It woke the arm muscles up! Really enjoyed the tour & seeing more of the beautiful island that we couldn't see any other way.

3 Island Tour was with guide Willie.
Again very knowledgeable about the birds & the islands we visited.
The tour was organised so we arrived at each place before they got too busy. For a while we had the cenote to ourselves which was fantastic.
We were provided with binoculars for Bird Island which was a nice extra touch.
Being out on the boat was nice too.
Really enjoyed this tour.

As a company, very accommodating with dates, meeting points/pick ups. We felt safe all the time & it is clear they care about maintaining the beauty & nature in the island.

You may find slightly cheaper options elsewhere but I wouldn't compromise the above for a few extra pounds.

We had two great tours with this company & highly recommend them. (& If you pass the office, check out the two cute resident dogs!)

(Photos too large so attaching just screen shots of my pics - hopefully gives you a flavour of the tour)
Written 30 August 2019
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Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor’s community! We're glad you had such a great time! Thank you for the pictures!
Written 31 August 2019
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Dannycoleshill
Birmingham, UK110 contributions
Great company for tours
We found the booking process easy, the guide was waiting for us when we arrived. His knowledge and enthusiasm were a joy !
You see true nature at its best in stunning surroundings. We floated right into a flock of flamingos !! .
Please note that your under the hot sun with no protection so beware and also when going against the tide it can be hard work ! That said I highly recommend it 👍🏻
Written 17 May 2019
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Written 7 July 2019
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