HOLBOX WHALE SHARKS
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Isla Holbox is a small island of the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It is famous around the world for it's whale shark migration, first noted by the famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. Every summer, huge numbers of whale sharks grace the waters of Holbox to feed on the plankton blooms the summer brings - the largest gathering of such sharks in the world. During this tour you will get to actually swim and snorkel with the world's biggest fish - a once in a lifetime experience - one for the ages! Don't worry, though - the sharks are harmless, they eat only plankton. They don't even have teeth!
Whale Sharks Expedition Tour Highlights
You get to actually snorkel in the ocean with the world's biggest fish! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and an epic adventure to be remembered!
Have your picture taken snorkeling with a real live whale shark! One for the ages!
You will likely also see schools of dolphins and/or manta rays - wow!
Visit the cozy fishing island of Isla Holbox!
When: Daily at 5:00 AM. This tour is seasonal and runs from June 1 to September 15 only.
Where: Pickup at your Playa del Carmen hotel, or meet at Senor Frog's at the ferry terminal downtown.
How Long: 14 Hours Approximately.
TOUR IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Kids: Ages 5 and up. Kids 5-10 years old are half price.
Notes: The whale sharks can be seen from
up close, but not touched. All trips are reconfirmed
a day in advance to assure good weather for viewing
the whale sharks. Please travel as light as
possible as there is limited room in the boat.
Only biodegradable sunblock may be used.
Cruise Passengers: Sorry, but this tour is not compatible with most cruise ship schedules.
"This was a highlight of our trip to
Mexico. The Whale Shark we swam with was
beautiful. We also saw stingrays (or man rays
as the captain called them). My children had
not even snorkeled before and was very excited
and awed by the whole adventure. The trip was
long in getting there (Holbox), but the island
(which was beautiful and seemingly untouched by
developers) and the swimming with the sharks was
well worth it! AND the meal was wonderful. :)
Again - this was a highlight of our trip and
would recommend it to all of my friends!" -
Johanna from Texas