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Price USD
Person Ages 15+
Private Tour Up to 10 people


Each year, the whale sharks come to the Yum Balam ecological reserve near Holbox Island and Isla Mujeres to feed and mate in the months of May through October. Holbox Travel offers you a unique and unforgettable chance to coexist and swim with these magnificent creatures, our friends the whale sharks!

Whale sharks are very docile creatures, and when approached by snorkelers or divers, they hardly notice the visit. Our boats leave the beach every morning from June to the end of September and are back after a little over 5 hours. During the whale shark tour, you see dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles, and an assorted variety of fish and bird species that live in the surroundings of Holbox Island and Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

It is important that you know that, to conduct the whale shark tour, Holbox Travel uses its own boats, equipment, and thoroughly trained guides. We guarantee the best service in Holbox Island at the best price. Many years of experience and the many people who have enjoyed our whale shark tour speak for themselves. Rest assured that you’re about to have an unforgettable time with Holbox Travel.

*Exact return time might vary depending on weather conditions.

*This tour is for people staying in a hotel on Holbox island. If you are not staying in Holbox Island but wish to swim with the whale sharks, we also organize the tour from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Isla Mujeres. The price with pick-ups from these places is $195 USD per person with round-trip transportation from your hotel and food. Please contact us if you need more information.