Vip Holbox Experience
MXN / Person
MXN / Person
We create fun, exciting and adventurous tours that allow you to disconnect from the daily routine, come experience and connect with the natural oasis that is Holbox Island.
Whale Shark Tour.
Between 6 and 8 hours
Luuma Restaurant at 6:30 am
The tour ends at the main whale shark pier
Our adventure begins at the Lumma restaurant at 6:30am where you can enjoy a delicious light continental breakfast to start your day, sametime our team will give you an informative talk, and supply all the necessary equipment as you prepare for your trip.
Once ready we will head to the Whale Shark pier, where we will set sail and begin our search.
On the journey, we will encounter other incredible species: manta rays, dolphins and turtles. If the situation allows, we will stop to swim and enjoy these beautiful animals as well.
Once we spot the whale shark the excitement begins, it’s now time to admire, dive in and swim with the Pacific giant, swimming in groups of 2 at all times and always with an expert guide, ensuring you enjoy the experience with confidence and safety.
On our return, we will visit a small reef in the Cuevones, at Cabo Catoche, where you will enjoy some snorkeling in an area renowned for cat sharks, octopus, squid and many more marine life.
Last stop we will dock in Santa Paula, time to stretch your legs, enjoy the beach as we serve the most exquisite and fresh ceviche you will ever tasted.
We will then return to Holbox, a 45 minute trip.
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.
Transportation; Boat with real-time satellite tracker for security.
All our boats have eco-friendly engines that are in line with our commitment to maintaining the purity and sustainability of the island.
-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.
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Enjoy our boat tour and live a unique experience, where you can get up close and swim with a whale shark, admire turtles, dolphins, giant manta rays all as you visit a beautiful reef by Cabo Catoche and relax on the beaches of Santa Paula.