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



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Prices for 2018 are here!! Permits will allow legal trips to begin MAY 15 provided the whale sharks have arrived to the region!! 2017 season had some regulations that we anticipate will remain for 2018 season. No children younger than 3 years nor pregnant women will be allowed as per instructions of the authorities. Plus each "30" of the month was a rest day where no boats were permitted to go out, thus allowing the great fish a "human free" day! Adults this season are $135 US per person communal trip while children ages 4 to 11 years are $115 US. Email us for private trip costs! Email for more details. holboxwhalesharktours@gmail.com The green waters are the Golf water body near Isla Holbox which is a closer ride from the island, about 45 min - 1 hour while the blue waters are the Caribbean Sea and are farther from Isla Holbox which is about 1.5-2.5 hour trip by boat. The whales migrate between areas, so it is impossible to reserve a green only trip! Thanks for your understanding!

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Special For every two adult trips booked, receive a Willy's Tours Tee Shirt while supplies last. If you'd like to purchase more, the cost is $10 US per tee shirt.



Willy's Tours Tee Shirt

From 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 which are snorkeling trips out to view these wonderful creatures.

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 7:30 and 8 am, and last between 4 to 6 hours depending on the location of the great fish. Space is limited. Reservations are a must. Max on the boat is 10 clients plus captain and guide. 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.



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 and can hold up to 7 people.

This is the Don Manolo the leader of the fleet and holds up to 10 participants

Miracle is also large enough for 10 participants.

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.


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!!!

ON ISLA HOLBOX SCUBA DIVING IS NOT AVAILABLE..