Isla Holbox "In Search of The Spotted Whale Shark" Tour

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Please note prices for 2024 will be available in APRIL 2024 due to ever rising cost of operations. Thank you for your understanding!

Early to Mid June through to the beginning of September Isla Holbox is visited by the spotted Whale Sharks. During these months, Holbox whale shark tours offers snorkeling trips out to view l these wonderful creatures. For the 2023 season we will able to offer communal trips cost of $3,300.00 pesos including all taxes per person age 10 and older. We will also offer private trips to people who have been traveling together. If you have your own snorkel, please consider bringing it to use, otherwise disposable mouth pieces will be provided. The small 27-foot boat will hold up to 6 people max cost will be $22,000.00 pesos; the larger 33-foot boat will hold up to 8 people max will be $28,400.00 pesos. Both rates include all taxes. Children under 10 are not allowed on the communal trips. Families with children between 3 and 10 are encouraged to do a private boat trip. Excursion is not recommended for children under 3 nor any pregnant women. The 30th of each month will be a rest day for the whale sharks, thus no trips will be conducted!! For more questions or information contact us

You begin your Holbox whale shark tour with a hour to two hour boat ride out to the viewing area during which you might be lucky to see various types of marine life such as dolphins, manta rays, different fish, turtle. Of course bird life will fly above you as the area near Isla Holbox s also an area favored by many migratory species of birds.

Once you find the Whale Sharks, then two by two with your guide you will be allowed to enter the water and observe and snorkel with these massive fish. Holbox whale shark trips depart early in the morning generally between 6:30 and 7 am, and last between 4 to 6 hours depending on the location of the great fish. Then we head to Cabo Catoce for some adventure snorkeling and beaching here and finally return to Isla Holbox. Space is limited. Reservations are a must. For the tour we recommend bringing binoculars if you have them to observe the bird life. If you prefer, feel free to bring your own snorkel, mask and fins for your comfort in this post Covid time, we HIGHLY suggest if you have your own snorkel to bring it.

On the boat heading out for the adventure of a lifetime!

Our Holbox Whale Shark tours are operated by Willy's Tours, life long Holbox Island resident with many years of experience in the operation of this wonderful snorkeling adventure.

Maluky is the smallest of our boats.

This is the Don Manolo the leader of the fleet .

Miracle is the other large boat of the fleet.

As you can see from the photos each of our boats has some shade, outboard motors, ladder to access the water and are well cared for. None of our boats nor do we know any other Holbox boats that have a "head" or bathroom. Safety vests are required for the tour for your safety. No scuba diving is offered. We do not have a professional photographer on board, so bring your camera to take photos of this incredible experience. Permits allow us a certain number of participants, captain and crew.

Willy's tour's is located on Ave Tiburone Ballena otherwise known as Main Street just in front of the store Super Besa, near the town square park and the plaza center.

Willy's Tours Booth

Remember the great fish follow their food source, the plankton. Should it be a cloudy day the the plankton is deeper in the water, that is where the sharks will be and not on the surface. The water color or location of the whales is not up to us the staff of the boat or the clients, it is where the whales are found that day! Remember they are migratory animals following their food source, the plankton and can migrate between areas over the night!

This is a whale shark found in the Blue Caribbean waters, about hour half from Isla Holbox.

Here the whale shark is found in the green Golf waters not far from Isla Holbox. Snorkelers enjoying this adventure!

While visiting Isla Holbox don't miss this season's chance to enjoy a Holbox Whale Shark Tour! Contact Us NOW!!!


Ask about a two bedroom one bath kitchenette accommodations with max occupancy of 6. Price is $2800 pesos per night. New for 2023!!