Kayaking through the mangroves

An unforgettable journey among the majestic mangroves where you can intimately appreciate the beautiful landscapes, birds and even crocodiles. Enjoy the bird concert as you drift peacefully along the serene river.

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Mangroves

An ecosystem of vital importance for the environment, which is home to a large number of species and contributes to mitigating the effects of climate change by being able to absorb and store CO2 in its roots.

  • 100% recomendable el tour de tiburón ballena y kayak por los manglares con VIP. Muy buenos profesionales, y buen cuidado de la naturaleza. Las excursiones las realizan siempre respetando la isla.

    Jara García Jara García
  • Tanto el tour de kayak como el tour de la bioluminiscencia fueron excepcionales. Aprendimos mucho de nuestro guía y su profesionalismo fue vital para sentirnos seguros en todo momento ya que el manejo del protocolo COVID-19 fue seguido en todo momento. Sin duda es una empresa ampliamente recomendable.

    Moncancun Moncancun
  • Bioluminicencia, pesca ligera, kayak manglares y tiburon ballena. Los tours increíbles y la atención de los guías fue fantástica, nos divertimos mucho y recomendaríamos ampliamente a la agencia con nuestros amigos

    Inha Inha

A journey of calm discovery

that will leave your mind at peace and your body rejuvenated.

The tour

Our adventure begins on the beaches northwest of Holbox, between the Villas Tiburón and Villas Flamingos hotels, where our kayaks are waiting.

There you will get in the kayak and follow the guide as you paddle out towards the sea until we reach the entrance of the Kuká River. On the river, you instantly feel the atmosphere completely change, the mangrove water and air take over. Rowing here is usually pretty easy.

Our guides

Throughout the tour, they will give you tips and tell you about the wonders that surround you.

As we reach the middle of the tour we make a brief stop to hydrate, take in our surroundings and recharge ahead of continuing on with the journey. On this trip, you will see different seasonal birds including flamingos, a variety of fish and possibly even crocodiles that live in the area.

We will return to the starting point.

Tips

Cover from the sun, wear a cap, long-sleeved clothing and/or sunscreen.

Have insect repellant.

Follow the guide’s instructions.

Itinerary

Duration

Approximately 3 hours

Departure

We can meet at the starting point on the beach, between the hotelsVillas Tiburón and Villas Flamingo or at the office of VIP Holbox.

Return

The tour ends at the starting point

What to bring

• Swimwear
• Mosquito repellent
• Cap
• Biodegradable sunscreen
• Camara

Includes

• Bilingual guide (Spanish / English).
• Double kayaks.

Not included

• Food
• Tips

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 days before the scheduled departure, no cancellation fee will be applied. If you cancel 3-6 days prior to scheduled departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel 2 days prior to scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

Questions and Answers

What animals can I see? It is dangerous?

You can see many local birds such as the brown heron, the pink spoonbill, the green heron, the tiger heron, the osprey, the mangrove warbler, among others.

In season there are flamingos. Sometimes we can encounter crocodiles, but it is not a dangerous activity. Just follow the guidelines of the guides to not disturb the fauna.

How long does it last? Schedules?

The tour lasts approximately 3 hours. We start at 8:00 a.m. and we return around 11:00 a.m.

Where is the meeting point for the whale shark tour? Do you offer hotel pick up?

We do not provide pick up service. We meet at our starting point, near the Villas Flamingo hotel, or at our office.

Can I bring a camera?

Yes, although we recommend taking some precautions if they are not waterproof.

Do I need experience? Do I need to be in good physical condition?

No experience is needed. If this is your first time kayaking, the guide will teach you the basics and the rest is practice. It is usually a trip suitable for everyone If for any reason you cannot keep rowing, the guide knows how to help you

What is a mangrove?

The mangrove is a biome formed by trees that can tolerate the salts that exist in the waters near the sea. It is a very valuable ecosystem that houses a large number of species and is the natural barrier that protects us from hurricanes.

Reviews

  • Bioluminicencia, pesca ligera, kayak manglares y tiburon ballena. Los tours increíbles y la atención de los guías fue fantástica, nos divertimos mucho y recomendaríamos ampliamente a la agencia con nuestros amigos

    Inha Inha
  • Tanto el tour de kayak como el tour de la bioluminiscencia fueron excepcionales. Aprendimos mucho de nuestro guía y su profesionalismo fue vital para sentirnos seguros en todo momento ya que el manejo del protocolo COVID-19 fue seguido en todo momento. Sin duda es una empresa ampliamente recomendable.

    Moncancun Moncancun
  • 100% recomendable el tour de tiburón ballena y kayak por los manglares con VIP. Muy buenos profesionales, y buen cuidado de la naturaleza. Las excursiones las realizan siempre respetando la isla.

    Jara García Jara García

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