Whale Shark Tour with our own boat (Shared or Private)


The key words of our Whale Shark Tour is responsibility, research and conservation, and we take deep pride in a respectful approach towards the animals and the nature surrounding them.


  1. -7:15 am - Meeting point and welcome at Hotel Mawimbi’s BAR, where you will be served a light breakfast, delivery of the equipment and bracelet entrance to the Yum Balam reserve and Whale Shark Biosphere (all inclusive)

  2. - 8:00 am - We walk out to the dock for control by the authorities, accompanied by the guide.

  3. - 8:10 a.m. - We go to the sighting area that is between 28 and 45 miles

  4. - In our search for the world's largest fish is also possible to meet dolphins, manta ray and turtles

  5. - Once we find the whale shark, we will start the swimming activity. Only 2 people will be allowed to swim at a time accompanied by the guide. When the swim activity is finished, we will go to Cabo Catoche

  6. - SNORKEL IN CABO CATOCHE: explosion of colors of the soft coral reefs where sometimes it is possible to see turtles and other species of Flora and Fauna of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.

  7. - Finally we will refresh ourselves in the natural SPA of the LAGOON “SANTA PAULA” where we occasionally see flamingos and other birds. In the peace of this place, you will enjoy the box lunch and drinks

  8. - You are allowed to wear BIODEGRADABLE sunscreen on the tour We recommend wearing a long-sleeve shirt even if there is shade on the boat


Duration: Approximately 6 to 7 hours.

Shared tour


To confirm the tour, we need a minimum of 6 people

Private tour *****


Maximum 8 people

This is the best way to enjoy the Tour: you can decide the departure time and you don’t have to adjust to other passengers’ needs. 

If you have to be in Cancun or Isla Mujeres after the PRIVATE tour, we can take you with an additional cost of $ 300.U.S. dollars

On Holbox you can find tour operators offering the excursion for a lower cost, but we assure you that the high quality of the Mawimbi tour will justify the difference in price. Considering that swimming with whale sharks is normally a once in a lifetime experience, we believe that an excellent service and a high level of security can make all the difference in your memories.

Please fill in the form below to book the Whale Shark Tour. 

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Posada Mawimbi - Isla Holbox - Quintana Roo - Mexico

Phone:   0052 984 8752003.   or.   0052 984 8752348

WhatsApp  0052 1 984 3162830