Isla Holbox is a small island
of the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
It is famous around the world for it's whale shark
migration, first noted by the famed oceanographer
Jacques Cousteau. Every summer, huge numbers
of whale sharks grace the waters of Holbox to feed
on the plankton blooms the summer brings - the largest
gathering of such sharks in the world. During
this tour you will get to actually swim and snorkel
with the world's biggest fish - a once in a lifetime
experience - one for the ages! Don't worry,
though - the sharks are harmless, they eat only
plankton. They don't even have teeth!
Whale Sharks Expedition Tour
get to actually snorkel in the ocean with
the world's biggest fish! This is a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and an epic
adventure to be remembered!
your picture taken snorkeling with a real
live whale shark! One for the ages!
will likely also see schools of dolphins
and/or manta rays - wow!
the cozy fishing island of Isla Holbox!
When: Daily at 5:00
AM. This tour is seasonal and runs from
June 1 to September 15 only.
Where: Pickup at your
Playa del Carmen hotel, or meet at Senor Frog's
at the ferry terminal downtown.
How Long: 14 Hours Approximately.
Air-conditioned Ground Transportation
Coffee, Tea, Water and Cookies
Safety and Introductory Briefing
Boat Tour to Snorkel with Whale Sharks
Dolphin and Manta Ray School Observation
Ceviche, Sodas and Water for a Snack
Bilingual Tour Guides
Marine Park Permit Fees
Buffet Lunch at Hotel Faro Viejo Restaurant
SHARKS AT ISLA HOLBOX (ADULTS)
Prices are Per Person and Include All Taxes
Kids: Ages 5 and up. Kids
5-10 years old are half price.
Notes: The whale sharks can be seen from
up close, but not touched. All trips are reconfirmed
a day in advance to assure good weather for viewing
the whale sharks. Please travel as light as
possible as there is limited room in the boat.
Only biodegradable sunblock may be used.
Cruise Passengers: Sorry, but this
tour is not compatible with most cruise ship schedules.
"This was a highlight of our trip to
Mexico. The Whale Shark we swam with was
beautiful. We also saw stingrays (or man rays
as the captain called them). My children had
not even snorkeled before and was very excited
and awed by the whole adventure. The trip was
long in getting there (Holbox), but the island
(which was beautiful and seemingly untouched by
developers) and the swimming with the sharks was
well worth it! AND the meal was wonderful. :)
Again - this was a highlight of our trip and
would recommend it to all of my friends!" -
Johanna from Texas