In front of the hotel la Diosa Cali there is a pier where the whale shark tour departs from Holbox. This tour give you the chance to swim and esnorquel with the whale sharks without touch them. This is a fantastic tour that you can´t miss, operates from 01 June to 15 September every year, although it is better to go to tour in the months of June, July and August because there are more whales in the area.
Whales do not have a fixed location, they move each year, in the last years have been swiming north of Contoy in the area of Cabo catoche. It is a swimming and snorkeling tour and you swim in couples of 2 persons with the guide around 10 minutes repeating the activity several times with the group. The boats are for 10 people maximum.
Before leaving this tour, guests receive a small introduction of approximately 15 minutes, and the guide will explain the recommendations and regulations of this activity. Each boat has a maximum capacity of 10 people, and takes around 2 hours to reach the observation point, there the boat will remain static for two hours so that you can admire these animals.
The boats depart at 8am and return to the island after 3 in the afternoon.
We offer also private vip tours for whale sharks. Includes box lunch, beverages, ceviche captain and guide, snorkel gear, passenger insurance.
Departure: 8: 00 am - Return : 3:00 pm
Price per person: $ 95 USD departing of holbox
Price per person: $ 120 USD departing of Cancún
From 1 to 10 passengers $950 USD
Leaving from Punta Sam $1,100 USD