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shark Tour



The tour to swim with the whale shark

Customers must be ready for pick up in the hotel’s lobby at 6:40 AM; There will be collected to bring them to the point of embarkation where snorkeling equipment be provided to them and will be given important information about safety and swimming with the whale shark tour.

After boarding the boat, the route to the point of observation of this amazing animal can last between 45 and 90 minutes with possibility to see different species of marine animals during the trip, such as dolphins, manta diablo, turtles, flying fish, rays, etc., up to Cabo Catoche to see whale sharks and swim next to them; where the waters of the Gulf of Mexico meet the Caribbean Sea.

We will stop in the cuevones in front of Cabo Catoche to do snorkeling and also in the mangroves of Santa Paula, We will enjoy a delicious ceviche and finally, return to Holbox either through the beach or by the River, depending on the conditions of wind and tide.

Give to yourself the opportunity to have a great experience of life and swim with the world's largest fish: the whale shark. They are not cetaceans, such as whales, or mammals such as dolphins, or even sharks…is the world's largest fish! also known as domino-fish by its contrasting colors.

It is a unique and unforgettable experience! Each year they come to swim in the rich waters off Holbox to feed on plankton and prepare for their way back to South Africa.

The tour includes
  • Pick-up at hotel 6:40 am
  • Drop-off at the dock
  • Briefing before the tour
  • Bilingual certified guide
  • Snorkeling equipment: tube and fins
  • Light lunch: Ceviche, fruit, water and soft drinks

  • We recommend
  • Sun protection (hat, cream biodegradable)
  • Swimsuit and towel


    BEFORE US $ 120 per person
    Now US $ 92 per person
    Save $ 28 per person!
    Plus, includes the transportation from your hotel to the embarking point!

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    Cancellation Policies

  • In case that the participants do not see the whale shark during the tour, any refunds apply Although this possibility is almost null during the season when the tour is offered, ATB & Commerce is not responsible if you do not see them, because this is a natural spectacle that does not depend to the company.

  • In the event that the weather conditions require the closure of the port, the departure of the vessels and the cancellation of the tour, the company will refund the 90% of the paid value, so that administrative expenses (including bank ones) arising from this service are covered.

  • If the safety of tourists can be ensured, an alternative date should be offered, during the period of their stay in the island, left to the discretion of the customer performing or not the excursion on the proposed alternative date.

  • In not submitted during the date and time of the appointment, without notice, the service is considered No Show.

  • For any changes in service:
    or Mon to Fri. 9 to 18 pm. telephone:
    (998) 840-3942

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