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There are only a few months each year when whale sharks are around the north-east tip of the Yucatan peninsula.

So it's worth seeing them now, while you can.

From June to September, this inspiring tour takes you to swim with the world's biggest fish, by small aircraft, from Cozumel to Holbox.

Enjoy the most incredible experience, between one island and another.

Cozumel whale shark
Whale shark tour from Cozumel.

The tour takes off with a 25-40 minute scenic flight over the coasts of Yucatan peninsula in a small aircraft. You will fly low enough to enjoy spectacular views!

Cozumel aerial tour
Scenic flight over the coast of the Mexican Caribbean.

Then, after landing at Isla Mujeres or Holbox's small airstrip, you are transferred to a fast boat for an unforgettable whale shark tour.

Cozumel whale shark tour
Fast boat for an unforgettable tour (actual craft may vary).

The tours first started when local fishermen noticed the amazingly friendly behavior of huge spotted sharks, they are in fact the world's largest living fish species.

Holbox whaleshark tour
Swim with these magnificent creatures.

Nature is amazing here, the beaches have fluffy white sand and shallow waters, and further out are pretty reefs and amazing marine life, like whale sharks and manta rays.

Whale sharks in Holbox
World's largest living fish species.

Holbox and Isla Mujeres remain welcoming islands of fishermen and sandy roads; well kept secrets!

Cozumel air tour
Amazing Yucatan geology seen from the air.

The 4 hour whale shark tour includes experienced multilingual guides, plenty of time to have a close encounter with these amazing creatures, snorkel equipment, drinking water and lunch.

Cozumel plane tour
Fluffy white sand beaches and shallow waters.

After the boat tour, you will return to Holbox or Isla Mujeres where you have about 1 hour of free time to explore the island before your flight back to Cozumel airport.

Price: $289 per person.

Departure point: Cozumel airport.

Departure time: 7am.

Dates: every day, upon request.

Total duration: approx. 8 hours (inc. 35 minute flight each way).

Return time: approx. 3pm.

Minimum group size of 3 people. If there are less than 3 people on the day the tour will still go ahead but an extra $30 supplement per person will be payable at the airport.

Includes: Round trip flight Cozumel-Isla Mujeres-Cozumel or Cozumel–Holbox–Cozumel in small aircraft, 4 hour whale shark tour, snorkel equipment, multilingual guide, drinking water and lunch.

Excludes: $30 per person airport tax to be paid at the airport, optional gratuities.

Information for divers:

It is possible to take this tour while on a diving vacation in Cozumel as the flight from Cozumel to Holbox/Isla Mujeres and back has a height of 1,500-2,500 feet (450-760m) which is a low flight. The local hyperbaric chamber recommends 12 hours between your last recreational, no-decompression dive and the flight. Contact us if you need more information.

E-Ticket and Booking Confirmation Voucher:

For every confirmed booking you will be required to print a voucher which is presented at the destination. You will receive your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.

Local Operator Information:

Complete operator information, including directions and local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your voucher.