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From Riviera Maya: Holbox Full-Day Tour with Lunch

From Riviera Maya: Holbox Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Wander the picturesque streets, take a swim in the clear water, and visit the YalahauCenote (lagoon) in this full-day excursion to the Island of Holbox.   The day begins with pickup from select hotels in the Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen, where guests will travel in an air-conditioned van to this secluded island on the north coast. Board a small boat that will take you to the island and spend the day exploring the small streets and pristine beaches.    

From Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Holbox Island Tour

From Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Holbox Island Tour

Discover the natural scenery of a remote island paradise. You’ll be wowed by the untouched beauty with a boat tour of the main Holbox attractions. Enjoy free time to stroll the sandy streets and one of the best beaches in the Mexican Caribbean. Begin with an early morning pickup in comfortable air-conditioned transportation. You’ll be welcomed by your friendly bilingual guide and driver as you make the journey to the port of Chiquila on the mainland of the Yucatan Peninsula. Next, board a boat and take in beautiful views of Holbox Island and its colorful houses. At the port of Holbox, enjoy your lunch before taking a tour of Holbox Island. Your guide will share tales of history, culture and folklore of the island. Look for wildlife in the protected area. Visit Punta Mosquito and Isla Pasion (Passion Island) to enjoy its shallow waters and marvel at its white sand beach before concluding your tour.

Holbox: Yalahau, Passion Island and Punta Mosquito Boat Tour

Holbox: Yalahau, Passion Island and Punta Mosquito Boat Tour

Explore the surroundings of Holbox Island on a boat tour to three incredible destinations – Punta Mosquito, Yalahau Lagoon, and Passion Island. Witness the multi-colored landscapes of Passion Island, swim in the refreshing cenote at Yalahau, and observe birds at Punta Mosquito Beach. Discover the local bird population congregating at Punta Mosquito, a huge sandbank right off the coast of Holbox Island. Enjoy the pristine white sandbar with panoramic views and flamingo flocks. Learn about the local wildlife from your guide. Swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Yalahau Lagoon, which was historically used by pirates and fishermen as a freshwater source. Take a dip in the large natural pool with natural spring water, surrounded by plants, trees, and shrubs. Next, head to Passion Island, a true tropical paradise, far from civilization and noise. Spot a variety of birdlife and pink flamingos in their natural habitat and enjoy the colorful waters surrounding the island.

From Cancun or Puerto Morelos: Holbox Boat Tour with Lunch

From Cancun or Puerto Morelos: Holbox Boat Tour with Lunch

Wander the picturesque streets, take a swim in the clear water, and visit the YalahauCenote (lagoon) in this full-day excursion to the Island of Holbox.   The day begins with pickup from select hotels in Cancun and Puerto Morelos, where guests will travel in an air-conditioned van to this secluded island on the north coast. Board a small boat that will take you to the island and spend the day exploring the small streets and pristine beaches. Discover through a boat tour its paradisiacal and quiet beaches, surrounded by amazing natural views and extensive sandbanks. Free time to walk the picturesque streets of the island, its murals or enjoy its beaches. Choose and enjoy a select menu accompanied by a delicious water of the day. Refresh yourself in the crystal clear waters of Laguna Yalahau. Visit Passion Island, enjoy free time on the sand bars at Secret Beach. Reach Holbox Island for more free time and lunch in a restaurant, then stop by Yalahau Lagoon.

Holbox: Stars and Bioluminescent Marine Life Kayaking Tour

Holbox: Stars and Bioluminescent Marine Life Kayaking Tour

Cruise along the coast of Holbox by kayak while observing constellations and shooting stars. Swim in the water and enjoy the unique experience of seeing neon-blue bioluminescent plankton up close. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in downtown Holbox and relax on the drive to the launching point for your tour. Get set up with your high-quality kayaking gear before embarking on your nighttime adventure. Glide over the water and listen to the sound of the water lapping the shore. Look up to see the stars in this area where the light pollution is low and see the stars reflecting off the water. Learn about the constellations you see, spot your own zodiac constellation depending on the month, and see 3-5 planets. Listen as your guide tells you about the local ecosystem before reaching the sandbanks and going for a dip in the sea. Particularly in the spring and summer, witness the bioluminescent plankton glow as it senses your movement in the water. Marvel as this outlines your body with a magic light. Return to your accommodation in downtown Holbox at the end of your tour.

Holbox: Guided Sunrise Kayak Tour through Mangrove Reserve

Holbox: Guided Sunrise Kayak Tour through Mangrove Reserve

Search for local flora and fauna as you kayak through the Holbox mangrove reserve on a guided tour. Glide over the water with high-quality kayaking gear on this tour that is suitable for all levels. Take in the wildlife in the morning atmosphere on this sunrise tour.  Be picked up and (also dropped off after the activity) from the comfort of your accommodation in Holbox by a golf cart. Transfer to your kayaking departure point. Listen to a brief introduction to the area you will be kayaking in and get some safety tips that will help you to feel confident in the water.  Hop aboard and set off on an adventure thorugh the mangroves. Feel the warmth of the sunrise and admire its crisp glow. Look for wildlife while they are most active like flamingos, osprey, pelicans, cormorants, and even crocodiles.

Riviera Maya: Holbox Island Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Riviera Maya: Holbox Island Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Cruise to Holbox Island on this day trip with hotel pickup from select Riviera Maya locations. Uncover the rich biodiversity of the Yum Balam Nature Reserve on a boat tour with a local fisherman. Visit Isla Pasion and search for local wildlife, and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation or meeting point in Riviera Maya. Take in the views on the transfer in an air-conditioned van. Arrive at the port of Chiquila and board a private boat with a local fisherman.  Navigate through the Yum Balam Nature Reserve where over 300 different species of birds live freely. Look for whitehead eagles, cormorants, flamingos, and ducks as you cross a lagoon to Isla Pasion. Head to the main harbor on Holbox island and enjoy a mini tour. Fill up with some mouth-watering local fare at a restaurant. Sip on a soft drink or water with your meal. Have some free time to explore the fishing village or chill out at the beach before returning to your accommodation. 

Holbox: Swimming with Wild Whale Sharks Boat Trip

Holbox: Swimming with Wild Whale Sharks Boat Trip

Hop aboard a speedboat to embark on an extraordinary marine adventure. Have a light breakfast then head to a special spot to see the gentle giant whale sharks and jump into the water to swim among them. Enjoy encounters with other marine species such as manta rays, dolphins, and turtles as you explore the pristine waters near Cabo Catoche. Discover the natural wonders of the sea and relax on the beautiful beaches of Santa Paula. Taste delicious fresh ceviche, guacamole, and mango on board before navigating back to the starting point.

Holbox: Guided Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour

Holbox: Guided Bioluminescence Kayaking Tour

We will meet on the beach, from there, we will head out on the kayaks and we begin to move away from the noise and lights of the town centre. It’s a short and easy paddle (no experience needed). As we quickly begin to feel the immensity of the sky and the sea around us. We will star gaze, looking for constellations, clusters and galaxies. If we are lucky, we may spot a shooting star! As we continue on into the sea, we begin to see a different brightness, caused by an algae bloom of plankton the sea now glows as we begin to experience the Bioluminescence phenomenon up close. At the sand bank we can get out of the kayak and take a moment to enjoy the grandeur that surrounds us as we stand before the universe in its wonder.

CANCUN AIPORT TO HOLBOX FERRY SHARED SHUTTLE

CANCUN AIPORT TO HOLBOX FERRY SHARED SHUTTLE

Shared Shuttle From Cancun Airport to Chiquila Ferry dock Everyday Departures four departure times from terminal 2 Domestic to Chiquila Ferry Dock to Take the Ferry to Isla Holbox. Let us take care of the transportation to Holbox Our meeting point in Cancun airport is terminal 2 domestic in front of the welcome bar this is our only pickup place for shared services. we have four departure time everyday 10:15, 13:00, 15:45 and 18:00 the price of the transportation is only to the ferry, ferry tickets are not included the price you can get your ferry tickets once you get in Chiquila. On Shared Service we are not able to take Pets since there are some people who is allergic to animals if you are traveling with pets we suggest you to book a private service.

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4.4
(264 reviews)

Great activity, really eye-popping images! An incredible starry sky! Full of plankton it looks like glitter! Willy is super nice and interesting! Truly an incredible unique activity and one that I will never forget, a big thank you

Jose was great! Best price I found for private transfer and will continue to go with them in the future!

Good except for not stopping at the flamingos, saw few fish. Only had one drink the whole tour

The driver was punctual and friendly. The ride was pleasant.

Eddie was a great tour guide. We had a lovely few hours.