In Holbox there are different tours and activities you can do to understand and live better the island,  as well as to enjoy more of nature.
We offer tours in kayaks, different types of fishing and the Classic tour, in this tour you will visit the spring water called Yalahau, Bird Island and Passion Island.
We also have  kayaks in the hotel,  you can use them for free.
If you decide to explore on your own, you can walk or you can go by bicycle along the beach.


Whale Shark Tour


Every year, although usually solitary, whale sharks congregate around Holbox Island between June and September, when the ocean becomes very plankton rich.

If you’re visiting Holbox island in the summer, do not miss Mawimbi’s Whale Shark Tour. You can swim with whale sharks and manta ray. Holbox is one of the few places in the world where you don’t need to be a diver to swim with whale sharks. You can see them while snorkeling or from the boat.

Mawimbi has years of experience in managing whale shark tours. The activities, made directly by Mawimbi, are focused on customers’ fun and on the safety.

These fantastic animals give us wonderful emotions, respect them means respect the nature.

We organize a private or shared tour.


Our boat


We conduct the Whale Shark Tour with responsibility, Research & Conservation in Holbox Island, Mexico.

Whale Sharks are 25 to 40 miles far from Holbox, so we use a special boat that is very safe, comfortable and fast.

  • comfortable semi-rigid boat. The safest boat worldwide also used by Greenpeace & WWF.

  • 29 feet x 12 feet wide (9 x 3.5 meters)

  • Quick Navigation: half time than other boats. We have 2 engines 300 HP each

  • Be safe for unsinkable

  • Cabin with bathroom

  • Freshwater shower.

  • Bilingual guide

  • Wetsuit to swim faster and comfortably.

  • Oxygen tank for first aid on board

  • Onboard satellite phone

  • For your safety the trip is monitored with satellite tracking.


Classic Tour


Classic tour is also called Las Tres Islas and icludes:

  • fresh water spring of Yalahau. This is a place where fresh water was gathered by the ancient Mayans as well as by the people of Isla Holbox, not so long ago. It seems to a Cenote, even if it is deep only few meters.

  • passion island: little atoll with observatory to admire the lagoon view (especially during ebb tide)

  • Isla Morena (Birds Island): island with a large variety of birds and flamingos. (It is possible to see the flamingos from June until November)


This tour is about 2 or 3 hours..


Kayak Tour


Paddling through the mangrove at sunrise and then arriving to the open lagoon is an unforgettable experience.

During the tour, you will be able to watch pelicans, many different kinds of herons and egrets, cormorants, eagles and in the summertime, our classical flamingos, of course.

Jumping out of the water, baby tarpons and small barracudas. And on the bottom, stingrays and horseshoe crabs. The deep silence only disturbed by the birds song.


The tour takes around 3 hours. Preferably during the sunrise or the sunset depending on the tide..


Cabo Catoche

After a 45 minutes trip in which you will be able to find dolphins, turtles or stingrays you will arrive to Cabo Catoche, where the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea meet.


The crystal and shallow waters will let you snorkel in the small but lovely reef and watch snappers, barracudas and many different kinds of fishes and corals.


The tour takes about 4 hours.


Be a diver... PADI certification

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe under water?

DSD (Discovery Scuba Diving): With the DSD you will learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. 1 hour in the pool and go to the sea!

Scuba Diver: With this course you become a certified diver in 2 days. This certification allows you to dive around the world, always under the direct supervision of a PADI Dive master. Day 1: Pool session. Day 2: Open Water training dives. Includes: manual, equipment & PADI certification.

Open Water Diver: Review your skills and explore! In 3 days you will get the certification that allows you to dive around the world without a dive-master supervision. Day 1, 2 and 3: Pool and Open Water. Includes: manual, equipment & PADI certification.

If you are interested is better to book in advance.



We arrange angling fishing close to the costs. You can catch groupers, snappers, barracuda, sea trout, king fish, cobia, jack.


Going out price for the boat (about 3 hours): 180 USD.



We organize Fly & Spinning Fishing going outs.


You can fish baby and giant tarpons (the giant in high season), jack, barracuda, king fish, snook, jack crevalle, grouper, snapper and sometimes permit and bonefish.


Price, max 2 people, 450 USD.