Willy's Tours Isla Holbox
MXN / Person
Between 6 and 8 hours
Whale shark pier
The tour ends at the main whale shark pier
Our adventure starts with an hour to two-hour boat ride out to the Whale Shark Sanctuary. On our way to the area we might get lucky and will be able to see several types of marine life species such as dolphins, manta rays, and turtles. Once we spot the whale shark you will enjoy a snorkeling experiences with these peaceful beautiful creatures our team of highly trained, qualified tour guides is dedicated to providing the safest, most educational experience possible.
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
-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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