History of and Tours from Isla Holbox
Our Whale Shark Business started on Holbox Island (Approx 100 miles from Cancun) in 2004. At that time if you wanted to do a Whale Shark Tour you HAD to come to Holbox Island.
As a “Day Trip” it was a VERY LONG DAY! You’d be picked up in Cancun or Riviera Maya at about 400AM for tthe long 2 1/2-3 hour trip just to get to Holbox!!
Then a long day in the Hot sun swimming with the Whale Sharks…………..and then another Long ride thru the jungle back to Cancun.
Our Cancun based operation which began in 2009 has been the answer for those wanting to do a FAST “DAY TRIP”
HOWEVER, many people seek the “HOLBOX EXPERIENCE”. Holbox is a small island 7 mi out in the Gulf Of Mexico. Prior to the discovery of the Whale Sharks in 2004 it was & still is, a “Sleepy Fishing Village”. There are NO CARS on Holbox, NO High-Rise Hotels. NO asphalt, sand streets, Golf Carts, Scooters, Bikes etc.
IT is the UN-CANCUN.
Many Tourists who’ve enjoyed Cancun in the Past were looking for “Something Different” ……………………….THATS HOLBOX !!!
We offer Excellent Whale Shark Trips from Holbox but you gotta come spend a “Coupla nights” here on Holbox to Kick Back, Watch a Gorgeous Sunset sipping your Favorite beverage etc.
We can create a Custom Package including Private Transportation from Cancun or Riviera Maya Areas as well as Great Hotels on the beach we’ve sucessfully partnered with the past 8 years. Let us take the “Worry” out of the “DETAILS”.
We also offer a Luxury House Rental on Isla Holbox “CASA CARACOL” House of Shells. Its a 2 Story Palapa Mansion right on the Gulf Of Mexico adjacent to the Whale Shark Reception Center & Pier. Its a Wonderful option “vs” cramped Hotel Rooms. Sleeps up to 8. Great for a Family, 2 couples, or group etc. Minumum during Whale Shark Season is 4 nights and dates are filling fast. Summer Whale Shark Season rates just $250 Per night & the House has ALL the amenities you want & need, + its only a block from Town Square , shoping etc. TRULY a “GREAT Buy” in Lodging!
We provide a taxi pick-up from your hotel if it is out of walking distance.
(Transfers to Holbox from Cancun available ONLY by calling)