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Holbox Whale Sharks Full Day Tour

Enjoy a full day of snorkeling with the Holbox whale sharks and at the “cuevones” reef. After this magical experience, relax at Santa Paula.

USD $163.00

Per Person

Swim with the Holbox Whale Sharks on this Full Day Adventure

This Isla Holbox Whale Sharks Tour offers you a unique VIP experience swimming with gigantic whale sharks. Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world and migrate to the warm waters of Mexico to feast on plankton.

On this thrilling day, you also get to snorkel near Cabo Catoche, enjoy fresh ceviche, and relax at Santa Paula. You’ll also get to see the jungle as you ride back to Cancún at the end of the day.


  • Swim with the Holbox whale sharks
  • Snorkel the “cuevones” reef
  • Relax while eating freshly made ceviche at Santa Paula

Tour Information

Duration: Full Day
Start and end location: Cancun
Availability: Year-round (whale shark season May-September)


The day will begin with a safety briefing and breakfast. You will then begin your trip to the whale sharks, which will take between 1 and 2 hours. Along the way, you may come across different aquatic species such as manta rays, turtles, and dolphins. If their behavior permits, you can swim with the different marine animals. 

Once you reach the whale sharks, two people will be able to swim at the same time, accompanied by a guide.

After that exciting experience, the journey will continue with a snorkel stop to the “cuevones” reef near Cabo Catoche, where you can see sea turtles, nurse sharks, lobsters, squid, octopuses, and reef fish, depending on the day.

Your last stop will be at Santa Paula, where you can relax, swim, and enjoy fresh ceviche made with fish picked up along your adventure.

A long ride through the lush jungle of Mexico back to Cancún will end the day.

What’s Included

  • Comfortable boat in perfect condition with GPS
  • Snorkeling equipment and wetsuit for experienced swimmers
  • Bilingual guide
  • Light breakfast at the office: coffee, tea, fruits, yogurt, and sweet buns
  • Cooler on board with water, sodas, and delicious sandwiches
  • Fresh fish ceviche served with tortillas chips
  • Water-proof camera to remember this magical day

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit, hat, and towel
  • Biodegradable sun protection
  • Your own snorkeling gear (if you do not want to use ours)

Important Notes

  • Children under 5 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.


Isla Holbox, Mexico

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Isla Holbox, Mexico 21.530511, -87.266811

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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