Whale Shark

Tour Description

WHALE SHARK SEASON 2017: mid-May to mid-Sep!

Can you imagine swimming with a 14-meter-long animal? Whale sharks, the biggest fish in the world, come every year to visit Holbox. It’s totally harmless, so you will be able to swim by its side in an amazing experience. During the boat trip, we may see turtles, giant manta rays, dolphins and/or many other species.

Please, contact us the day before.

In general, we’ll meet at 7 in Luuma (if you’re staying far, we’ll arrange a taxi to pick you up), but we might ask you to come sooner or later, according to the groups we created, weather conditions, etc.

We meet in Luuma (one block away from our office) at 7. We have a small briefing, give you the necessary equipment, and offer you a light breakfast to have a great start. Then, we walk to the pier, where our boat is waiting to start our journey to find the whale sharks. The trip will take us between one and two hours and we may find different species on our way (if we see a giant manta and its behavior permits it, we can also swim with this harmless creature). Once in the area, we will swim by the whale shark in groups of two plus the guide, for safety reasons and to ensure you get the best experience.

On our way back, we will stop near Cabo Catoche to snorkel the “cuevones” reef and maybe see sea turtles, nurse sharks, lobsters, squids, octopuses, and different reef fish. During our journey, we will get some catch of the day from a fisherman and prepare the freshest ceviche. Finally, we will go to Santa Paula, where we can stretch our legs, have a pleasant swim and enjoy our ceviche. From this point, we have a 45-minute journey back to Holbox.

Please, contact us the day before.

In general, we’ll meet at 7 in Luuma (if you’re staying far, we’ll arrange a taxi to pick you up), but we might ask you to come sooner or later, according to the groups we created, weather conditions, etc.

  • Swimming suit.
  • Hat/Cup.
  • Towel.
  • Biodegradable sunprotection
  • Boat with GPS. Cooler with water and sodas. Snorkeling equipment. Wet-suit for experienced swimmers. Bilingual guide.
  • Light breakfast in Luuma: coffee, tea, fruits, yoghurt and sweet buns.
  • The freshest ceviche.
  • We lend a water-proof camera per boat and share the pictures taken later.

Gratuities

Children under 3 years old are not allowed. This trip is not recommended for pregnant women, the elderly and/or people with back problems, because of the type of movement the boat might have. In such cases, we will ask for a medical certificate to allow participation.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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