Whale Shark Tour


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. We provide a profesional swimming with the Whale Shark tour.

Experience the exciting Swimming with the Whale Sharks Tour from Holbox Island Mexico.

Holbox Travel offers a unique and unforgettable chance to coexist with these magnificent creatures,our friends the whale sharks in Holbox Island Mexico. 

The whale shark is the largest fish existing in the ocean today; they can grow to be up to 50 feet (15m) in length. The whale shark prefers waters of warm surface temperature, in areas where there are upwellings of nutrient rich colder water - these conditions favor blooms of plankton on which the sharks feed. These precise conditions are found year and again, every summer in the waters Holbox Island and Isla Mujeres. This protein-rich habitat is equally ideal for schools of Jacks, manta rays and dolphins.

The whale shark is a shark, not a whale. Its name refers to the whale shark's impressive size and unique feeding habits.  It normally feeds on or just below the surface by filtering small planktonic organisms out of the water through its baleen (a built-in hair-like structure replacing teeth).

 Whale sharks are viviparous animals and babies are often seen with their mothers.

Whale sharks are very docile creatures and when approached by snorkelers or divers hardly notice the visit. Our boats leave the beach every morning from June to the end of September and are back after a bit more than 5 hours. During the whale shark tour you will 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, our guest, know that to conduct the whale shark tour,  Holbox Travel uses its own boats, equiptment 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 will have an unforgetable time with Holbox Travel.

This tour is for people staying in a hotel in Holbox island and the price is 135 USD per person.

If you are not staying in Holbox island but wish to swim with the whale sharks we also organize the tour swimming with the whale sharks from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Tulum and Isla Mujeres. The price with pickups from these places is 195 usd per person with transportation round trip from your hotel and food. Please ask us if you need more information.