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Before you go
Picture The Ultimate Adventure Swimming With Whale Sharks In Mexico
Imagine one of the ocean's biggest creatures moving gracefully around you with 15 tons of elegance and beauty. The majestic whale shark calls the Yucatan Peninsula home each year during their annual migration, and you can join them on this unique aquatic adventure. Holbox whale shark tours are the ultimate swim safari that lets you get to know whale sharks in a safe and fun way. Your adventure begins with a light breakfast, then a fast ride to the snorkel site on a spacious, high-speed motor boat. Your snorkel gear plus tasty snacks, a light lunch and unlimited soda are also included.
Vary by selected tour.
Tours begin at 7:00 AM and lasts the full day.
Holbox Carnaval (Feb)
Whale Shark Day (Aug)
Gastronomy Fest (Oct)
Is food included in my ticket price?
Your all-inclusive whale shark tour package offers everything you'll need for an unforgettable day, including enough food to keep you satisfied all day long. The adventure begins with a light breakfast of coffee, tea, fruits, yogurt and sweet buns served at the meeting-up point. From there, you'll hop on a high-speed boat where unlimited cold water and soda is available. After your swim with the whale sharks, a delicious sandwich of wholegrain bread with ham, cheese, veggies and dressing is waiting, followed by a tasty lunch of fresh fish ceviche served with tortilla chips.
When is the best time to see the whale sharks in Holbox?
The majestic whale sharks travel more than 6,000 km each year to visit the warm, placid waters of the Yucatan Peninsula. These calm waters are the ideal location to give birth and nurture their young. Docile and curious by nature, whale sharks are harmless and pose no threats to humans. In fact, they actually seem curious to interact with those who swim with them. The whale shark season off Isla Holbox is from mid-May to mid-September each year. And while you can swim with whale sharks in many places on the planet, Isla Holbox offers the largest concentration in the world.