Mawimbi Tours


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Sea sailing


Whale Shark Diving


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Our tours put a premium on our customers’ safety. Our equipment is new and of the very highest standard. Meanwhile, as an added service our safety dinghy accompanies guests as they enjoy swimming in the ocean

Between 6 and 8 hours

Hotel Mawimbi 6:30 am

The tour ends at the main whale shark pier

Meeting point Hotel Mawimbi where we will enjoy a light breakfast. Once at whale shark pier, you will get your equipment ready and then set sail to the sighting area that is between 28 and 45 miles. In our search for the largest fish in the world it is also possible to find dolphins, stingrays, turtles and other marine species.
Once we arrive at the  Whale Shark, the swimming activity begins...
The tour then continues with snorkel in Cabo Catoche: explosion of colors of the soft coral reefs where sometimes it is possible to see turtles and other species of Flora and Fauna of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
Finally, we refresh ourselves in the Natural Spa of the “Santa Paula” lagoon.  where you can also occasionally observe flamingos and other birds. In the tranquility of this place you will enjoy our box lunch and refreshing drinks.

You are allowed to wear BIODEGRADABLE sunscreen on the tour We recommend wearing a long-sleeve shirt even if there is shade on the boat
Return to the Holbox pier

Our boat is the fastest, best equiped and most luxurious available!

This tour is not suitable for children under 6 years old or recommended for pregnant women, the elderly, or people with spinal problems, as we cannot control the pressure produced by sea waves. Please consult your doctor ahead of booking should you be susceptible to injury or have an existing condition.

  • Comfortable semi-rigid boat. The safest boat worldwide also used by Greenpeace & WWF.
  • Quick Navigation: half time than other boats. We have 2 engines 300 HP each

-From May 15th to June 10th

Weather conditions: Acceptable
Whale shark watching: Occasional

-From June 11th to June 30th

Weather conditions: Very good
Whale shark watching: Frequent

-From July 1st to August 31st

Weather conditions: Excellent
Whale shark watching: Very Frequent

-From September 1st to September 17th

Weather conditions: Not so good
Whale shark watching: Frequent

We are permitted to get nice and close to the whale sharks due to special permission from the Department of ___ allowing us to interact with them. By approaching them as close as 30m on our boat, you will be able to enter the water with our experienced water guides and enjoy them as they swim close by while keeping a safe distance of 3m. We will do all that we can to maximise your chances of an epic swim with a whale shark.

All of our crew have participated in the Department of ___Whale Shark Training Program so they are very qualified and experienced in how to swim with Whale Sharks. The crew will explain to you how to best swim with your Whale Shark to increase our chances of a perfect experience.

Seasickness is always a risk when spending a day on the water. Ways that you can avoid illness from affecting your day are:

Avoid drinking alcohol the night before your tour

Get a good night's sleep

Eat a small non-greasy breakfast prior to arriving

Purchase yourself some sea sickness medication from a pharmacy and take it as per the instructions

Once onboard, sip water and keep your eyes on the horizon as much as possible

Sit out in the breeze, don’t confine yourself inside

Try not to think about it, sometimes your own mindset is the best preventative

We offer water and assistance on board to anyone who may feel unwell.

We recommend consulting your pharmacist for motion sickness tablets in the event you may get sick as we are unable to refund tours due to seasickness.

-From May 15th to June 10th: 85%

-From June 11th to June 30th: 95%

-From July 1st to August 31st: 95%

-From September 1st to September 17th: 85%

More than 7 days from the date of booking

No penalty. 100% refund.

Less than 7 days from the date of booking

Penalty: deposit $500 mxn per person.
$3000 mxn for private tour 6 people.
$4000 mxn for private tour 8 people.
Refund of the rest.

Day before the booking, before 3 pm

Penalty: 20% of the cost of the tour. Refund of 80% of the value of the tour.

Day before the booking, after 3 pm and no-show

Penalty: 100% of the rate. No refund.

France - Verified booking
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Truly magnificent!! Supervision at the top of the top. Perfectly French speaking guide!! The guides know how to reassure us and help us to make us live the best of times. We were able to see around thirty whale sharks! Swimming with them is truly and extraordinary experience! We recommend it with our eyes closed!!
Switzerland - Verified booking
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Amazing! The whole was great. The whale sharks were beautiful and amazing to swim with. The boat trip was good. Food delicious. Swimming also lovely.
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We understand that diving with whale sharks in Holbox is an experience you may have only once in your lifetime, so our goal is to provide the safest and most comfortable experience that money can buy. The key words of our Whale Shark Tour is responsibility, research and conservation, and we take deep pride in a respectful approach towards the animals and the nature surrounding them.