Whale Shark Group Adventure from Isla Holbox

Whale Shark Group Adventure from Isla Holbox

Swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish, and see other amazing sea creatures such as sea turtles, manta rays, and dolphins in the waters where the Caribbean meets the Gulf of Mexico. Despite its name, the 45-foot-long (14-meter-long) whale shark is an animal that allows for an up-close experience with your expert bilingual guide. After a light breakfast, head out from Isla Holbox to swim with the whale sharks, then back to the mainland to snorkel and enjoy fresh ceviche made with the day's catch. Snorkel gear is included along with a light breakfast, lunch, beverages, and ceviche.


Meet your guide and group at Luuma (Holbox) at 7am. Receive a short briefing and all the necessary equipment and enjoy a light breakfast before you head off to the pier and board the boat. Head out into the Gulf of Mexico on a 1 to 2-hour ride to find the whale sharks. On the way, might watch giant manta rays, dolphins, and sea turtles.

Once you reach the whale shark area, enter the water two at a time with your guide to get to see these extraordinary giants. The whale shark is the biggest fish in the world at 45 feet long (14 meters). Your guide will show you how to observe and even swim with these wonderful creatures while respecting their habitat.

Then, pick up the catch of the day from a local fisherman to prepare the freshest ceviche. On the way back, stop near Cabo Catoche, the northernmost point of the Yucatan Peninsula where the Caribbean Sea meets the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkel the “cuevones” reef and look for sea turtles, nurse sharks, lobsters, squids, octopi, and other reef fish.

Finally, head back to Boca Santa Paula, where you can stretch our legs, have a pleasant swim, and enjoy the delicious ceviche. 

A 45-minute journey brings you back to Isla Holbox.

Stop At:

• Yum Balam Reserve, Holbox Island Mexico
• Punta Mosquito, Holbox Island Mexico

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Children under 6 are not allowed"
"Note: Whale shark season is from mid-May to mid-September, but whale sharks might come later to the area"
"Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Season starts officialy May 15, but the arrival of whale sharks to the area vary each year."
"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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"

Hora de Inicio: 7:00 AM
Duración: 7 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: LUUMA, Av Damero, Centro, 77310 Holbox, Q.R., Mexico

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Boat with GPS
  • Cool drinking water container (please bring your flask)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Bilingual guide
  • Light breakfast in Luuma: coffee, tea, fruits, yogurt and sweet buns
  • Ham and cheese sandwich
  • Our famous ceviche
  • Guacamole and mango for those who do not eat fish
  • In case you do not eat the included food, you can take fruits from the breakfast table to the tour
  • Soda/Pop

No Incluye

  • Gratuities


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